Snapshot audit of interventional radiology providing acute care to be presented at BSIR


The upcoming British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Annual Meeting (12– 14 November 2014 BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK) will present a snapshot audit titled “7 days, 7 sites, 24/7 Interventional Radiology” with data recorded over the course of a week from seven UK hospital sites providing acute interventional radiology care.  

This new data aims to demonstrate the diversity and importance of interventional radiology as central to the provision of acute hospital care and how, if used more effectively, patient outcomes could be vastly improved. 

Additional key scientific sessions will cover evidence-based interventional radiology, mult-disciplinary team discussions for malignant liver lesions, aortic, peripheral, hepatobiliary, embolization and interventional oncology. 

The BSIR will also host a session titled “BSIR Meets Parliament” chaired by Neil Carmichael MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular Disease, with Fiona Miller, Peterborough, UK, giving an update on the National Vascular Registry and Simon McPherson, Leeds, UK, presenting the results of the NCEPOD (National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death) review of lower limb amputation.

Duncan Ettles, Hull, UK, and president of the BSIR, says; “We are excited to have such a diverse programme for the 27th Annual Meeting of the society and look forward to welcoming delegates to share their experiences of interventional radiology in practice from across the UK and internationally.  As a Society, we are keen to promote increased interest in research and evidence-based radiology to improve patient outcomes – and we envisage that the opening plenary session will stimulate interesting debate that will resonate with current interventional radiology practitioners as well as future generations of practitioners. ” 

Anthony Watkinson, Exeter, UK, will deliver this year’s key note speech—the Wattie Fletcher lecture and Jon Moss, Glasgow, UK, will receive the BSIR Gold Medal.  The conference will close with a prize-giving session including winners of the 2014 Terumo Scholarships and the BSIR 2014 Oral and Poster Presentation Prizes.