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Society of Interventional Radiology showcases high-quality, efficient medical treatments
Date:3/3/2011

FAIRFAX, Va.The Society of Interventional Radiology will feature minimally invasive scientific advances and new discoveries in treating a host of diseases at its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting March 26󈞋 at McCormick Place (West) in Chicago, Ill. The theme of the meeting is "IR Rising: Leading Image-guided Medicine," chosen to reflect interventional radiology's continued revolutionizing of modern medicine.

More than 5,000 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals are expected to attend this premier interventional radiology event. Central to the meeting's theme of "IR Rising" will be the presentation of researched data on the impact of high-quality, more efficient medical treatments in advancing patient care. Nearly 400 scientific presentations and posters covering the latest trends in interventional radiology research and approximately 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations will be showcased during the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Several hot topic sessions are detailed below.

March 27: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Liver Metastases will focus on various treatment options of colorectal and other liver metastases, examining embolic and ablative therapies.

March 28: A categorical course will explore chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in individuals with multiple sclerosis. This session includes presenters Paolo Zamboni, M.D., an Italian doctor who published the study suggesting that a blockage in the veins that drain blood from the brain and spinal cord and return it to the heart (CCSVI) might contribute to MS and its symptoms; Sandy McDonald, M.D., a cardiovascular surgeon from Barrie, Ontario, Canada; Gary P. Siskin, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and chair of the radiology department at Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.; E. Mark Haacke, Ph.D., director of the MRI Institute for Biomedical Research and director of Harper University Hospital Magnetic Resonance Im
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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
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Society of Interventional Radiology
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