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The Stroke Series

For interventional radiologists interested or experienced in endovascular therapy and cerebral angiography, The Stroke Series combines education typically presented at The Stroke Course, traditionally held at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, and the Stroke Imaging Bootcamp, to provide comprehensive stroke education, emphasizing imaging and case selection, neurology, COVID impact, and technical techniques. Registrants will receive immediate access to the online, self-paced activity and registration to all four live webinars below, for a one-of-a-kind educational experience that fulfills the yearly 8-hour stroke education requirement. 


Webinar Schedule

  • Oct. 28 7-8:30 p.m. ET: AI in Stroke Neuroimaging
  • Nov. 4 7-8:30 p.m. ET: Pediatric Stroke & COVID and Stroke
  • Nov. 11 7-8:30 p.m. ET: Stroke Thrombectomy: Optimizing First Pass Effect
  • Nov. 18 7-8:30 p.m. ET: Stroke Case Conference

Registration rates:

 SIR member


SIR student, resident or fellow in-training member

Nonmember $350

Program Obejctives

Upon completion of this course, an attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of acute ischemic stroke (AIS)
  • Perform a basic clinical neurological examination, including the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
  • Describe the neuroimaging evaluation of patients presenting with AIS
  • Describe recent developments and summarize the findings of major clinical trials of thrombectomy for AIS
  • Discuss patient selection, techniques and complications of thrombectomy of AIS
  • Recognize the necessity of tracking clinical and procedural outcomes of stroke treatment

SIR Stroke Training Guidelines

In September 2019, SIR published updated training guidelines for IRs performing endovascular thrombectomy to treat patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. The training guidelines were published on the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) website. 

The training guidelines detail the cognitive and procedural skills interventional radiologists must obtain and maintain to effectively treat patients using endovascular thrombectomies (EVTs), including patient diagnosis and selection; brain imaging competencies; clinical patient care before, during and after the procedure; and the ability to identify and manage complications. The new guidelines will ensure IRs stay current in the performance of this life-changing and function-saving treatment.

Read the full guidelines.

In addition to the guidelines, JVIR also published a commentary from SIR President Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, reflecting the important role IRs have played in caring for acute ischemic stroke patients and outlining SIR’s current quality and advocacy efforts. SIR leaders are engaged in ongoing discussions with the Joint Commission and other stakeholder organizations to ensure experienced and appropriately trained IRs continue to be included on stroke teams. This collaboration with other specialty societies and oversight bodies is focused on working towards a common understanding of quality standards in this area of interventional practice.

Read her commentary.

SIR Guidelines

Accreditation and Credits

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 other activity(live activity and enduring material) for a maximum of 9.75 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 3.75 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.

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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 October 12, 2020, will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after October 12, 2020. 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