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2020 Annual Scientific Meeting archive

The Society of Interventional Radiology announces Keith M. Hume as its new executive director (Nov. 6, 2020)

Society of Interventional Radiology publishes IVC filter guidelinesMultidisciplinary panel provides evidence-based recommendations on the use of inferior vena cava filters to treat venous thromboembolism (Sept. 9, 2020)

PAD Task Force welcomes Society of Interventional RadiologyPAD Task Force urges lawmakers to join Congressional PAD Caucus to advance policies to improve access to screening for at-risk populations and reduce preventable amputations (July 7, 2020)

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Impact Factor passes key milestone of 3Society of Interventional Radiology’s flagship publication ranks highest among interventional radiology journals, according to Journal Citation Reports (July 6, 2020)

SIR Statement: “We believe in diversity and inclusion,” The Society of Interventional Radiology issues statement of commitment in support of diversity (June 3, 2020)

­­JVIR, SIR Foundation honor best research published in 2019Awards to study investigators announced in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology’s May issue (April 28, 2020)

The Society of Interventional Radiology announces departure of executive directorSusan E. Sedory, MA, CAE, to leave SIR after 9 years at the helm (April 24, 2020)

Society of Interventional Radiology names Michael D. Dake, MD, FSIR, president for 2020–2021New Executive Council and Board of Directors members announced (March 31, 2020)

Society of Interventional Radiology inducts 35 FellowsPhysicians recognized for achievements in research, teaching, published works and leadership (March 31, 2020)

SIR issues position statement to guide use of life-saving endovascular interventions in trauma care; New position statement outlines parameters for trauma centers to meet when using endovascular interventions to treat cases of traumatic injury (March 2, 2020)

Interventional radiologists can be “game changers” in the treatment of kidney cancer; New SIR position statement and quality documents highlight effective use of nonsurgical ablation to treat kidney cancer in selected patients (Feb. 4, 2020)

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2020 news releases archive

Novel treatment for mesothelioma shows promise for patientsTargeted chemo is feasible, safe, and may improve quality of life (June 14, 2020)

Study demonstrates feasibility of hologram technology in liver tumor ablationAugmented reality shows potential for faster, safer procedure (June 14, 2020) 

House-call model tapping interventional radiology improves outcomes and access to care IR practitioners bring vital expertise to cut hospital usage for rural patients with chronic diseases (June 13, 2020)

Minimally-invasive treatment for “frozen shoulder” improves patients’ pain and function; Pinhole incision enables blocking of blood supply to inflamed joint, providing long-term relief (June 13, 2020)

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The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 8,000 practicing interventional radiology physicians, 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.

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