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About the Meeting

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rapidly emerging as a major focal point in interventional radiology (IR) practice; ACTiVE is specifically designed to address the IR’s need for a state-of-the-art, data-driven approach to VTE. Over the course of two days, the management of pulmonary embolism (PE), deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and IVC filters will be covered through a combination of didactic lectures, expert case-based panel discussions, and workshops. Participants will benefit from interactive “How-I-Do-It” sessions and hands-on opportunities with technologies critical to successfully managing patients with PE, DVT, and difficult to retrieve IVC filters. Furthermore, all didactic lectures will be offered with SA-CME credit. 

                                    Registration Rates                     



August 31st


August 31st

SIR Member  $895  $1,095
SIR Student, Resident or Fellow-in-Training   $395  $595
Non-Member  $1,795  $1,995

Program Committee

Kush R. Desai, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Ill.

Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Ill.

Robert K.W. Ryu, MD, FSIR
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colo.


Additional Course Information

Accreditation and CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.

The Society of Interventional Radiology designates this live activity for a maxium of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program will be approved for a maximum of 7.5 self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The live SA-CME sessions offered at this live meeting, meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

SIR Education

Objectives & Target Audience

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the natural history of DVT/PE, and the outcomes of medical management
  • Discuss existing literature on endovascular PE management and identify current “best practice” approaches
  • Develop strategies for building a successful pulmonary embolism response team (PERT)
  • Identify new technical approaches to acute and chronic venous occlusions
  • Describe current approaches and trends in IVC filter utilization
  • Review approaches to maximizing filter retrieval rates and successfully retrieve embedded IVC filters with advanced filter retrieval techniques
Target audience: 
Interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, hematologists, internal medicine physicians, and physician extenders interested in venous thromboembolic disease and IVC filter management

Cancellation policy

Due to high demand and the limited number of possible attendees for this course, SIR must adhere to a strict registration cancellation policy. Cancellations received in writing by September 13, 2018, will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after September 13, 2018. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure. Hotel reservations, cancellations and/or changes must be made directly with the hotel. All refunds must be submitted in writing to:

Society of Interventional Radiology
Attention: Education Department
3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 400 North
Fairfax, VA 22033