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Stroke Imaging Boot Camp

November 1-2, 2019
Reston, Virginia

About the Meeting

Attend SIR’s Stroke Imaging Boot Camp and expand options for patients, based on demonstrated, positive patient outcomes. This is exclusive content, not available elsewhere!


Exclusive content, unparalleled access

This comprehensive neurovascular imaging boot camp will be taught in an intimate environment that will allow unparalleled access to multidisciplinary experts. Attendees at state-of-the-art workstations will review cases and explore all aspects of acute neuroimaging for stroke patients from arrival to post-procedural care and follow-up.


Training and Credentialing

Attendance at this course will help satisfy case interpretation requirements for stroke training and credentialing.

Registration rates

SIR member registration rate: $2,000
Nonmember registration rate: $2,900


Register now for intensive, proctored case review - space is limited!

This course is for you if you:

  • Currently treat stroke
  • Perform diagnostic reading of stroke imaging studies
  • Want additional stroke imaging training
  • Seek training and experience in interpreting cerebral angiograms
  • Want education in how advanced CT perfusion imaging helps with diagnosis, patient selection and treatment

Meeting Location and Hotel Information

The Stroke Imaging Boot Camp will be held at the ACR Education Center in Reston, Virginia. Shuttles will be provided from the Westin to the Education Center. 



The Westin Reston Heights 
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston VA, 20191

For hotel reservations, please call (800) 937-8461 and reference the "SIR November 2019" to get the meeting rate. The room rate is $142 plus taxes (single/double) per night. To make your reservation online, click the blue "hotel reservations" box on the right.

Program Objectives

  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of stroke in the context of relevant neuroimaging findings.
  • Identify neuroimaging algorithms for patients presenting with acute stroke symptoms.
  • Review the multimodality workup of stroke patients.
  • Improve interpretation of cerebral angiograms.
  • Meet CME requirements for continuing education for stroke therapy.

SIR Stroke Training Guidelines

In early September, 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 live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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 25, 2019, will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after October 25, 2019. 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