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2018 Annual Scientific Meeting news releases

Freezing hunger-signaling nerve may help ignite weight lossPilot study demonstrates safety of new weight-loss treatment for mild-to-moderate obesity (March 21, 2018)

Targeted Immunotherapy Treatment Found Safe for Treating Advanced Stage Liver Cancers;  Phase one safety data shows promise for minimally invasive therapy (March 21, 2018)

3-D-printed models improve medical student trainingLess expensive and more realistic 3-D models of blood vessels may offer alternative to the commercial standard (March 20, 2018)

Society of Interventional Radiology names M. Victoria Marx, M.D., FSIR, president for 2018–2019; New Executive Council and SIR Foundation Board of Directors members announced (March 20, 2018)

JVIR, SIR Foundation spotlight studies investigating tumor treatmentsAwards given during Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles (March 20, 2018)

Minimally invasive treatment reduces knee pain and disability from osteoarthritis; Pinhole incision blocks blood supply to inflamed joint to provide long-term relief (March 19, 2018)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation to bestow annual awards honoring innovation and researchLeaders in Innovation, young investigator and research awards presented during SIR Annual Scientific Meeting (March 19, 2018)

Society of Interventional Radiology selects 34 FellowsPhysicians recognized for achievements in research, scientific literature, teaching and leadership at SIR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (March 19, 2018)

Interactive virtual reality enhances physicians’ treatment planning of complex conditions; Technology provides interventional radiologists with 360-degree view of internal anatomy (March 18, 2018)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation to bestow annual philanthropy awardSIR Foundation will honor one of the original interventional radiology pioneers at its annual Gala on March 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (March 18, 2018)

Timothy P. Murphy, M.D., FSIR delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2018Medical director of the Vascular Disease Research Center and interventional radiologist at Rhode Island Hospital discusses innovation, what sparks scientific discovery and why IR should strive to be “still crazy after all these years” (March 18, 2018)

Society of Interventional Radiology bestows highest honorsSIR’s 2018 Gold Medals embody the limitless potential of interventional radiology (March 18, 2018)

First virtual reality interventional radiology training video unveiled at SIR 2018Video showcases interventional radiology procedure and environment to educacte practioners (March 17, 2018)

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<p>Elise Castelli<br />Director, Communications and Public Relations<br />Phone: (703) 460-5572 <br />Email: <a title="email elise castelli" href="mailto:ecastelli@sirweb.org">ecastelli@sirweb.org</a></p>

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Elise Castelli
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Phone: (703) 460-5572 
Email: ecastelli@sirweb.org

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The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,500 practicing interventional radiology physicians, 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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