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Delegates at SIR 2019

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) invites practising physicians, early career professionals, research scientists, clinical associates, trainees and medical students to submit original research for possible presentation during the society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, 28 March–2 April, 2020, in Seattle, USA. Online abstract submission is open at sirmeeting.org until 5pm ET on 26 September, 2019.

“Interventional radiology is constantly redefining the landscape of minimally invasive, image-guided treatments. You can play a role in this evolution by sharing your ideas, innovations and state-of-the-art technology at the SIR 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2020 is the place to see what is at the forefront of the specialty that will enable us to continue to provide the best patient care,” says SIR 2020 scientific chair Baljendra S Kapoor, an interventional radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA. “The SIR Annual Scientific Meeting highlights collaboration in interventional radiology and addresses bold strides in clinical practice. I invite you to join us in Seattle and share your research and expertise with attendees from around the world.”

SIR details how to get involved: “Submissions may be accepted for oral or poster presentation for scientific abstracts and traditional paper posters for educational exhibits. Please note, single-case reports will not be accepted. Original scientific research abstracts accepted for oral presentation, ePoster or traditional poster presentation will be published in the supplement to SIR’s flagship Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), and on jvir.org, and will be a citable reference.

“Selected abstracts will be designated as ‘Distinguished’, ‘Featured’ or ‘Abstract of the Year’. Additionally, national and international consumer and trade media will report on ground-breaking research presented at SIR 2020.”

SIRSIR 2020 is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees from around the globe to Seattle, a city known for germinating new technologies and bold scientific thinking. Researchers who are accepted will have the opportunity to grow the field of image-guided interventions by sharing their discoveries, device and procedure innovations, clinical outcomes, and breaking research in areas that address many of today’s most challenging medical problems, including cancer, vascular disease, and men’s and women’s health.

According to SIR, in 2020 the meeting will include lecture-based didactic sessions; centrepiece plenaries that will inspire and educate; Angio Clubs, a series of case-based workshops; SIRConnectLive, a unique town-halltype session that promotes interactive learning; self-assessment CME (SACME) sessions, which help fulfil maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements; hands-on workshops and much, much more.

High-level scientific abstract presentations are featured during the meeting’s scientific sessions, where attendees will learn about current clinical trials, technical innovations, and the basic science shaping the foundation of the specialty.

Abstracts presented during the scientific sessions span a wide breadth of categories, including arterial interventions; venous interventions; nonvascular interventions; dialysis interventions; education and training; practice management; health care policy; and quality improvement.

SIR Expo

The SIR 2020 exhibit hall at the Washington State Convention Center is open to all registered attendees and guests with a badge. Attendees should watch for special events and hands-on sessions at select booths. Throughout the meeting, attendees will be encouraged to attend “Compelling Conversations,” a series of informal, popular question and answer sessions on timely topics, held at SIR Central in SIR Expo.

About Seattle

Seattle is a world-class metropolis set within beautiful, natural surroundings, offering the best of an urban lifestyle while embracing the outdoors. Many of Seattle’s top visitor attractions are within a few blocks of the Washington State Convention Center, including the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, ferries, world-class restaurants, and a historic theatre district. Three national parks lie within a two-hour drive of Seattle and the city is a gateway to the San Juan Islands, Washington Wine Country, and British Columbia.

SIRAbout the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a non-profit, professional medical society representing more than 8,000 practising interventional radiology physicians, trainees, students, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. SIR’s members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians.


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