SIR 2019

DATE 23-27 March 2019
TIME 09:30 - 17:00
LOCATION Austin, Texas, USA
VENUE Austin Convention Center

Join us for another year at SIR 2019, where we are both attending and supporting multiple hands-on workshops!  

This International Meeting from The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing interventional radiologists, IRs in-training, diagnostic radiologists, and other physicians with a special interest in IR—and is the only venue offering IR education designed specifically for clinical associates. The meeting also offers a supportive and highly interactive introduction to IR for medical students who may be considering the specialty as their focus.  

Every year we bring you cutting edge technology that can help optimize IR procedure performance. Plan your visit to include us to find out how you can acquire and retain procedure skills and enhance proficiency across a wide range of IR disciplines utilizing our high-fidelity endovascular performance platform solutions.


Learn, practice, plan and assess

Step into the Mentice booth where we can demonstrate how you can acquire and retain procedure skills to enhance your proficiency across a wide range of IR disciplines utilizing our high-fidelity endovascular performance solutions. 

 Try out our simulated IR procedures:

  • Prostatic artery embolization
  • Transarterial chemoembolization
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Below the knee intervention
  • Iliac and SFA intervention
  • Peripheral angiography
  • Renal denervation
  • Renal intervention
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Medical Student Program

Title: Dear Future of IR - Where We Are Headed 

Saturday, March 3rd 
Room: Ballroom G
CME Credits: 4

This course provides hands-on experience and guidance on the history and current status in landmark innovations and research in IR. The focus of the talk will be on where IR is heading as a speciality. With emphasis on the clinical training in IR, this session will include a short didactic on the work up, procedure, and follow up of prostate artery embolization equipped with angio-simulators for each small groups. The session is designed for students with clinical exposure and understanding of various arterial diseases and interventions. This session will include simulators for: PAE, TIPS, GI Bleeding   


PAE Hands-on workshop

Title: Simulation of PAE: Open to all SIR attendees

Room: Expo Simulation Suite
Education pathway: Embolization

Date  Start Time End Time
Sunday, March 24th 15:00 16:30
Monday, March 25th 15:00 16:30
Tuesday, March 26th 15:00 16:30
Wednesday, March 27th 08:30 10:00



Stroke Course

For IR experienced in endovascular therapy and cerebral angiography

The Stroke Course will provide cutting-edge, comprehensive education, with emphasis ranging from imaging and patient selection to endovascular treatment, patient management and hands-on device training. This course is comprised of various learning formats to create a truly one-of-a-kind educational experience. Registrants of this course will receive access to both an online prerequisite activity and the online Hemisphere’s stroke scale certification activity, as well as entry into the live course and hands-on workshops. 

Date  Start Time End Time
Wednesday, March 27th 13:00 18:00
Hands-on Stroke Imaging 15:00 16:30
Tuesday, March 28th 08:00 15:00
Stroke Technologies and Techniques 10:25 11:55


CME Credit: 2
Level 4, Room 18-19, Austin Convention Center
Educational Objectives: 

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of acute ischemic stroke (AIS)
  • Perform a basic clinical neurological examination, including the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
  • Describe the neuroimaging evaluation of patients presenting with AIS
  • Describe recent developments and summarize the findings of major clinical trials of thrombectomy for AIS
  • Discuss patient selection, techniques and complications of thrombectomy of AIS
  • Recognize the necessity of tracking clinical and procedural outcomes of stroke treatment