2021 SIR Stroke Symposium

For interventional radiologists interested or experienced in cerebral angiography, carotid revascularization, and/or endovascular stroke thrombectomy, the 2021 SIR Stroke Symposium provides participants with the latest in stroke education. Topics include updates on stroke trials, emerging areas including low ASPECTS, low NIHSS, and medium vessel occlusion stroke, and challenging stroke interventions in refractory and tandem occlusion cases.


Program Objectives

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

• Describe recent developments and summarize the findings of clinical trials of thrombectomy for AIS

• Describe clinical trials and techniques for low ASPECTS, low NIHSS, and medium vessel occlusion AIS

• Describe data and technical challenges for stroke interventions in refractory and tandem occlusion AIS

• Describe patient selection, techniques, and complications of thrombectomy for AIS

Registration rates:

 SIR member


SIR student, resident or fellow in-training member

Nonmember $350

Course Directors

Martin G. Radvany, MD, FSIR, FACR 


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 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Center

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 November 20, 2021, will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after November 20, 2021. 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 education@SIRweb.org.