Society of Interventional Radiology issues global call for research

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The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) has issued a global call for scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology for its 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held 28 February–5 March at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, USA.

International practicing experts, early career professionals, research scientists, clinical associates and medical students in the interventional radiology field and related areas are asked to submit scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentation by 3 October, 5pm. (Eastern time, USA). Abstract categories include arterial interventions (aneurysm/dissection, angioplasty/stent placement and embolization); interventional oncology (ablation, biopsies, chemoembolization and radioembolization); venous interventions (angioplasty/stent placement, embolization, inferior vena cava filters and thrombolysis/thrombectomy); nonvascular interventions (abscess and fluid drainage, biliary, chest, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology, musculoskeletal and spine); dialysis interventions; education and training; practice management; health care policy; and quality improvement.

All selected scientific abstracts will be published in SIR’s flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and on its website.

Selected abstracts may be designated as Distinguished, Featured or Abstract of the Year. Additionally, US and international consumer and trade media report on SIR medical news; accepted research may also be discussed on SIR’s social media sites. SIR will notify authors about the status of abstracts in November.

SIR’s International Scholarship programme provides physicians who are within 10 years of completion of training and who are practicing outside North America with the opportunity to attend and learn at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The scholarship also fosters professional networking through meeting participation, focused programming, and optional visiting observerships before or after the meeting. Accepted abstract presenters are not eligible for the International Scholarship. Research awards to support travel are also available through SIR Foundation for those medical students, residents and fellows whose abstract has been accepted for oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

SIR also offers two Annual Scientific Meeting scholarships for interventional radiologists-in-training: the SIR Medical Student Scholarship and SIR Resident-in- Training Scholarship. Information about both is on SIR’s website.