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Press registration open for Society of Interventional Radiology’s 35th Annual Scientific Meeting
Date:1/26/2010

FAIRFAX, Va.Nearly 5,300 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals are expected to attend the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting March 13󈝾 at the Tampa Convention Center. Scientific press conferences are scheduled for 9󈝶:30 a.m. on both Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16.

The Annual Scientific Meeting offers

  • Hot topic main sessions: interventional radiology in extremis (Iraq, Lebanon, Kenya, Katrina); IR frontiers (molecular medicine, nanotechnology); vertebral augmentation (past, present, future); future interventional oncology advances
  • Breaking news from two scientific press conferences; opportunities to interview experts in interventional radiology
  • Nearly 400 scientific presentations and posters covering the latest trends in interventional radiology research; approximately 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations

Some of the exciting topics that will be featured at this year's news conferences include:

  • Cancer advances: minimally invasive treatments coming for liver, breast, soft tissue, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers
  • Spine fracture treatment (vertebroplasty)parts 1 and 2: effective pain relief for patients with osteoporosis and non-osteoporotic patients too
  • Women's health: uterine fibroid embolization and pregnancy; sound wave-zapping treatment for uterine fibroids
  • Getting to the heart of stroke: carotid stenting and more
  • Examining heart attack risk: another surprising look at Framingham risk scores
  • Treating peripheral arterial disease: stem cell therapy and stenting advances
  • IRs as innovators: minimally invasive specialists responsible for thousands of patents, applications

Reporters: visit www.SIRmeeting.org to register online (free), view scientific abstracts and download a meeting schedule. Please contact SIR's communications department to register for press conferences via e-mail at mverrillo@SIRweb.org or by phone at (703) 460-5572.


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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@sirweb.org
703-460-5572
Society of Interventional Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

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