SIR 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting Newsroom

SIR's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting

When: Saturday, April 13-Thursday, 18, 2013
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

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General Information

  • Newsroom: 284
  • Press Conference Room: 283
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 13-Tuesday, April 16; 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17
  • Access to computers, wifi, phone, work tables and food
  • Guidelines for Reporters
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Access to interventional radiology experts who can talk about the latest trends and research

SIR Press Conferences

  • Sunday, April 14, 9-10:30 a.m. (Central)
  • Monday, April 15, 9-10:30 a.m. (Central)
  • Room 283, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

SIR's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting

  • More than 5,000 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals in attendance
  • Nearly 400 scientific presentations and posters covering the latest trends in interventional radiology research
  • Approximately 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations showcased
  • Opportunity to interview experts in interventional radiology/minimally invasive treatments
  • Meeting theme:"IR Reaching Out"

SIR's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting Press Releases

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How Prostate, Pain, Fat, Tumors and Legs Benefit From Minimally Invasive Treatments (April 10, 2013)

Media Alert: Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting (March 22)

Society of Interventional Radiology: Pioneering Specialty Reaches Out (Feb. 28)

2013 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Press Releases: Tuesday, April 16

Society of Interventional Radiology Announces 2013–14 Executive Council Members;
Scott C. Goodwin, M.D., FSIR, Begins Term as SIR President; New Executive Council Members Named During SIR's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans


Scott C. Goodwin, M.D., FSIR, assumes Society of Interventional Radiology presidency;
Hasso Brothers Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, begins 2013-14 Term During Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans


Society of Interventional Radiology Honors Gold Medalists For Advancing Specialty; Honorees Ensure Future of Interventional Radiology by Advancing Quality of Medicine, Patient Care

2013 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Press Releases: Monday, April 15

Laser Liposuction Melts Fat, Results in New Collagen, Tighter Skin;
Interventional Radiology Research: Body Sculpting With Lasers (SLIDES)

Nonsurgical Treatment Turns Back The Clock, Shrinks Enlarged Prostate;
Giving Men "Prostate of Their Youth"; Prostatic Artery Embolization Provides Relief From Frustrating Urinary Symptoms, Helps Men Avoid Surgery, Say Researchers
Stenting Dramatically Improves Treatment Access For Dialysis Patients; Abstract of the Year: RENOVA Trial Results Show Stent Grafts Keep Access Sites Open Significantly Longer Than Angioplasty Alone
IR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Present Awards; JVIR Editor's Award For Outstanding Clinical Research Paper Notes Medicare Savings When Treatments Performed By Interventional Radiologists; Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Article Highlights Emerging Therapy For Liver Cancer

2013 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Press Releases: Sunday, April 14

Electrical Pulse Treatment Pokes Holes In Hard-To-Treat Tumors; New Minimally Invasive Therapy Safely Treats Complex Cancers, Leaves Healthy Tissues Intact

Icy Therapy Spot Treats Cancer In The Lung; Cryoablation: Interventional Radiologists Present Results of Research on a New Minimally Invasive Treatment Option For Advanced Cancers That Have Spread To Lung Tissue
Stenting Blocked Bowel Arteries Saves Lives; Interventional Radiology Treatment Reopens Totally Blocked Arteries to the Intestines, Prevents Severe Weight Loss, Pain, Death
Freezing Nerves Knocks Pain Out Cold; Minimally Invasive Cryoneurolysis Alleviates Chronic Pain
Drug-coated Stents Prevent Leg Amputation; Minimally Invasive Procedure Proves Better Than Surgery When Angioplasty Fails in Patients With Severely Blocked Leg Arteries
Daniel Picus Delivers Dotter Lecture; Highlights Interventional Radiology Progress

Past Annual Scientific Meetings

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