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Society of Interventional Radiology highlights medical advances, new discoveries
Date:2/24/2010

oids); getting to the heart of stroke with carotid stenting; another surprising look at Framingham risk scores; and stem cell therapy and stenting advances for peripheral arterial disease.

Plenary sessions include

  • On March 14, Matthew S. Johnson, M.D., FSIR, professor of radiology and surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, leads the discussion on "Frontiers of IR," highlighting current cutting-edge news from animal research to clinical studies to innovative practice initiatives (including molecular medicine, nanotechnology, stenting jugular veins for multiple sclerosis). Kieran J. Murphy, M.D., FSIR, vice chair and deputy chief of medical imaging at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, coordinates "IR in Extremis," a look at how IRs struggle through war, poverty, pandemic and natural disaster to treat patients.

  • On March 15, Michael C. Soulen, M.D., FSIR, professor of radiology and surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, addresses "IR Generations" as the 2010 Dr. Charles T. Dotter lecturer. This lecture honor, supported by SIR Foundation, acknowledges an interventional radiologist's extraordinary contributions to the field, dedicated service to SIR and distinguished career achievements in interventional radiology. Jeff H. Geschwind, M.D., FSIR, director of vascular and interventional radiology, director of the Interventional Radiology Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., and professor of radiology, surgery and oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, leads the discussion on "Interventional Oncology in the 2010s: Where Are We Headed?"

  • On March 16, Julio Palmaz, M.D., FSIR, Ashbel Smith Tenured Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio who holds 40 issued patents and conceived and developed the first clinically successful balloon expandab
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