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.
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
REGISTER FOR BRIEFING:
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SIR Senior Manager, Communications and Public Relations
Phone: (703) 460-5572
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.