Society of Interventional Radiology issues global call for scientific abstracts

image courtesy SIR © 2013
image courtesy SIR © 2013

It is now possible for members and non-members to submit abstracts online for the Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR’s) annual scientific meeting, to be held 22–27 March 2014 in San Diego, USA.

Scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology are being accepted for SIR’s 39th meeting. The deadline for abstract submission is 8 October and abstracts may be submitted here.

Researchers may submit abstracts under numerous categories, including 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.

SIR will notify authors about the status of abstracts in November. All accepted abstracts are published in a special supplement of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) and on its website. Online meeting registration opens 1 October. For more information, contact SIR by phone at +1 (703) 691 1805 or email[email protected].

Late-breaking abstracts

Late-breaking abstract submission begins at 9am (North American Eastern Standard Time) 10 December and closes at 5pm (North American Eastern Standard Time) 8 January 2014.

Research awards to support travel are available through the SIR Foundation for medical students, residents and fellows. SIR’s international scholarship grant programme enables physicians within 10 years of completion of training who are practicing outside North America an opportunity to train and learn at the annual scientific meeting and fosters professional networking through meeting participation, focused programming, and optional visiting observerships before or after the meeting.

SIR’s meeting offers an array of learning options for a rich and diverse educational experience and will feature more than 400 scientific presentations and 250 hours in educational programming—including new symposia and workshop styles designed to encourage audience/faculty interaction.

SIR 2014’s theme, “Convergence”, confirms the multidimensional nature of interventional radiology in daily practice and as a global medical specialty. The sessions will include a range of learning options—covering topics chosen to reflect the scope and breadth of the specialty—and provide attendees with unparalleled access to experts.