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Media alert: Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting

WHAT: Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting: Nearly 5,300 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals improving patient care through image-guided therapy

Hot-topic sessions

  • Prostatic artery embolization for the treatment of enlarged prostatesafety and technique
  • The use of new devices and treatments for acute ischemic stroke
  • The increased use ofand demand forcosmetic interventional radiology treatments
  • Examining the evidence in the use of renal denervation to treat resistant hypertension
  • Nearly 400 scientific presentations and posters covering the latest trends in interventional radiology research and about 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations
  • Breaking news from two scientific press conferences; opportunity to interview experts in interventional radiology

WHEN: Meeting dates: Saturday, April 13Thursday, April 18

Scientific press conferences: 9:30 a.m. (Central) on Sunday, April 14, and Monday, April 15 in Room 283, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans: press conference room: 283; news room: 284

TOPICS: Some of the exciting topics that will be featured at this year's news conferences are listed below.

  • Treating enlarged prostates: Results of first U.S. study
  • Melting fat and sculpting a beautiful body: With interventional radiology and lasers
  • Using stents that dispense medicine: Can save limbs
  • Freezing cancer treatment technologies: New, safe and effective
  • Helping dialysis patients: Weak veins, strong treatment

REGISTER FOR MEETING: Reporters, please visit to register online (free), view scientific abstracts and download a meeting schedule. For more information, contact Ellen Acconcia,, (703) 460-5582, or Maryann Verrillo,, (703) 460-5572.


Contact: Ellen Acconcia
Society of Interventional Radiology

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