October 17-19
Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel, Denver

Plenary Speakers


Nicolas Cary | Thursday, Oct. 17 | Future of Entrepreneurship, a Technologist’s Lens


Denver native and Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of, the Decacorn, Nic is responsible for bringing new adopters into the crypto ecosystem. A fascination with tech, money and politics led Nic to become deeply passionate about helping people reinvent their relationship with money.

After an international upbringing, Nic worked as a teacher in India before becoming a founding team member at SaaS company, where he focused on product development and management. A trilingual communicator, Nic is the founding commissioner of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and co-author of The Future is Decentralized

Deeply passionate about entrepreneurship, Nic is also co-founder and chairman of, the leading non-profit digital business accelerator. Regularly cited in the global press as one of the earliest crypto industry experts, Nic was named the European Digital Leader of the year and honored with a Professional Achievement Award in 2017 by his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound. A proven leader, investor, public speaker, and brand ambassador, Nic focuses on designing performant cultures that persevere in adverse markets.



Akilesh K. Sista, MD, FSIR | Friday, Oct. 18 | The PE-TRACT trial: origins, rationale, conduct, and reflections

Akilesh K. Sista
Dr. Akhilesh Sista is a radiologist specializing in Interventional Radiology. He serves as Faculty in the Department of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sista joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine in June 2022. His clinical and research expertise lies in the medical and endovascular treatment of venous thromboembolic disease (VTE). He has specific expertise in catheter-based interventions for acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Dr. Sista is the national Principal Investigator of the landmark PE-TRACT trial of catheter-directed therapy for submassive PE, funded by the National Institutes of Health. He chaired the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation’s Research Consensus Panel with experts from 6 disciplines on Submassive Pulmonary Embolism in December 2015 which developed specific research questions to be answered by future research. He was the National Principal Investigator for Penumbra, Inc.’s multicenter (22 sites) prospectivetrial (N=119) of the Indigo CAT-8 thromboaspiration device for submassive PE (EXTRACT-PE), and was the co-National PI for the multicenter RESCUE study (N=120) of the Bashir Endovascular Catheter for submassive PE. He co-chaired the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Statement on Interventional Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism and is on the Steering Committee and co-chair the InterventionaI Committee of the NHLBI-sponsored C-TRACT trial. He won the 2018 Mark A. Creager prize for outstanding research, awarded by the Society of Vascular Medicine.



1 meeting. 3 days. 4 tracks. Infinite possibilities. This deep dive in-person event offers education and resources designed to support interventional radiologists in providing longitudinal clinical care. The meeting features the most compelling and sought-after clinical topics on:

  • Y-90 / TARE
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • MSK Embolization/Pain management  
  • Portal Hypertension

    The meeting offers an optimal setting with minimal time away and maximum benefit to your practice and professional development. A dynamic and interactive agenda allows attendees to complete over 15 CME and return to their practice with the most recent techniques, and an opportunity to try out devices in an intimate setting.

    Target Audience 

    This course is designed for the busy practicing IR looking for pragmatic skills, networking, and the opportunity to try new devices and techniques with minimal time away from their practice.  

    Learning Objectives 

    • Engage in interactive learning experiences led by respected experts who share your professional journey. 
    • Collaborate with peers to brainstorm ideas, participate in skill labs to apply, and refine your expertise, and earn CME credits. 
    • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to efficiently manage your practice and stay up to date with the latest advancements in techniques and medical device innovations. 

    Meeting Chairs


    Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR

    Brian Funaki, MD

    Brian Funaki, MD, FSIR


    Daniel Sze, MD, PhD, FSIR



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