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2017 Annual Scientific Meeting archive

Abstract of the year: Nonsurgical treatment for enlarged prostate remains effective for Years; Prostate artery embolization relieves urinary symptoms of BPH without causing major side effects

Future is now: Artificial intelligence virtual consultant helps deliver better patient care; “Deep learning” artificial intelligence provides accurate, timely interventional radiology advice to health care providers

Society of Interventional Radiology names Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR presidentNew Executive Council and SIR Foundation Board of Directors members announced

JVIR, SIR Foundation spotlight studies advancing vascular treatmentAwards given during Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington

Society of Interventional Radiology selects 32 FellowsPhysicians recognized for achievements in research, scientific literature, teaching and leadership at SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

Pivotal study of minimally invasive therapy improves the care of patients with deep vein thrombosisNIH-sponsored ATTRACT Trial finds opportunities to reduce disability and enhance patient safety

Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilizedNational study suggests many women are not aware of benefits of uterine fibroid embolization

Michael D. Darcy, M.D., FSIR, delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2017Professor and chief of vascular and interventional radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis discusses IR training and excellence

Innovative treatment offers relief to children with frequent migraine headachesInterventional radiology method is safe and effective within minutes, with no complications

Society of Interventional Radiology bestows highest honors: Trailblazers recognized for innovation, collaboration and improved patient care with SIR Gold Medals during Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington

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2017 news releases archive

Image-guided, minimally invasive medicine revolutionizes emergency care: SIR and Rep. Mia Love observe the International Day of Radiology with Capitol Hill briefing on interventional radiology’s role on trauma teams

You’re invited: Revolutionizing emergency care with minimally invasive medicineWednesday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m. ET, Cannon 340, presented by SIR, in coordination with Rep. Mia Love of Utah

Coming soon: Spotlight on image-guided patient care at SIR 2018Registration open for Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting, March 17-22, 2018, in L.A. 

Women largely unaware of minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroidsSurvey findings suggest limited knowledge may result in unnecessary surgery

Call for abstractsShow interventional radiology’s ability to improve patients’ lives at Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting; online scientific abstract submission open until Sept. 28 

SIR issues position statement encouraging paid parental leaveNew parental leave statement sets standard for a healthy, family-friendly work environment

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology has growing impact on medicineSIR’s flagship publication showcases power of image-guided therapies, ranks highest of interventional radiology journals, according to Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports

Society of Interventional Radiology backs GME reallocations billSIR members visit Capitol Hill to support reallocation of unused federally funded GME to new specialties, new medical programs, and rural hospitals

Medical groups unite in support of scienceSIR, American Society of Hematology and 24 other medical societies announce support for the April 22 March for Science

Interventional radiology registry launches, benefits patient careEffort led by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) to compare practice performance to regional and national benchmarks

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation to bestow annual awardsInterventional radiology pioneer to receive Leaders in Innovation Award; young investigator, research and philanthropy awards also to be presented during SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting

Society of Interventional Radiology statement on U.S. President Donald J. Trump's executive order on foreign entry into the United States

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