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Register now for the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting
Date:2/20/2009

FAIRFAX, Va.Nearly 5,300 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals are expected to attend the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting March 7-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. Scientific press conferences are scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m. on both Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10 in Room 15A.

The Annual Scientific Meeting offers

  • almost 400 scientific presentations and posters covering the newest trends in interventional radiology research
  • nearly 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations
  • opportunity to interview experts in interventional radiology

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

  • Killing kidney cancer with cold: remarkable results
  • Using focal therapy/mapping for prostate cancer: look, no surgery
  • Treating herniated discs: pain relief from unexpected source
  • Seeing "Lazarus effect": relieving bone tumor pain
  • Examining heart attack risk: surprising look at Framingham Risk Scores
  • Treating peripheral arterial disease: stem cell therapy advances
  • Studying women's health: making childbirth safer
  • Finding that age doesn't matter: AV fistulas and dialysis
  • Seeing the promise of drug-eluting stents: critical limb ischemia
  • Recommending treatment for "Silent Killer": abdominal aortic aneurysm

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.

Interview opportunities, medical illustrations and broadcast-quality video footage for several topics are available.


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

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