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You’re invited: Revolutionizing emergency care with minimally invasive medicine

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m. ET, Cannon 340, presented by SIR, in coordination with Rep. Mia Love of Utah

FAIRFAX, VA (Oct. 30, 2017)—On June 14, just after shots rang out during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., trauma teams around the capital region prepared to accept the wounded. Among the physicians were interventional radiologists who have very important expertise—they can stop bleeding in a matter of moments, without a single stitch—allowing surgeons and other specialists to begin repairing the damage.

Join the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and Rep. Mia Love on Nov. 8, the International Day of Radiology, for a discussion on the important role of interventional radiologists on trauma teams. This year, the International Day of Radiology is focused on the role of radiology in emergency care, which includes image guidance and minimally invasive procedures pioneered by interventional radiologists.  

The panel will also explore issues that limit access to adequate and timely trauma care, including training gaps in rural and underserved areas. Rep. Love has sponsored a bill, H.R.1167, the Enhancing Opportunities for Medical Doctors Act, to help fill that gap by expanding access to residency slots among rural programs, new medical schools and new primary medical specialties.

This event will also be streamed via Facebook Live on the SIR Facebook page.

Read more about “IR in the ER.”

Read more about the Enhancing Opportunities for Medical Doctors Act.


  • Rep. Mia Love, Utah
  • Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana
  • Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois
  • Matthew Mika, trauma patient and director of government relations, Tysons Food
  • Arshad A. Khan, MD, FSIR, senior interventional radiology staff physician, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Saher S. Sabri, MD, FSIR, director of interventional radiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and associate professor of radiology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Libby Schroeder, MD, FACS, trauma surgeon and assistant professor of surgery, George Washington University Hospital
  • Susan E. Sedory, SIR executive director

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Cannon House Office Building, Room 340, Washington, D.C. and SIR’s Facebook page


  • For Hill staff, medical professionals and interested members of the public, contact Doug Huynh,
  • For press registration only, contact Elise Castelli,

Media contact information

Elise Castelli
SIR Senior Manager, Communications and Public Relations
Phone: (703) 460-5572 

Arshad Khan, MD, FSIR, describes his experience as an IR on a trauma team

Read "IR in the ER"

About SIR

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,000 practicing interventional radiology physicians, trainees, students, 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.