Nearly 5,300 physicians and other health professionals are expected to attend the Society of Interventional Radiology's annual meeting March 22-24 at the San Diego Convention Center.
The conference will include 500 scientific presentations, 250 hours of educational programming and approximately 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations.
Dedicated to minimally invasive medicine, the conference will cover topics ranging from cancer therapies to artery treatments and renal medicine to robotics.
The conference will also include sections on the Affordable Care Act and other financial challenges in daily practice and will look at how interventional radiologists at home and abroad are working to improve quality measures.
In addition, the conference will address the impact of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Medicare and other regulatory bodies have on the character of interventional radiology training.
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a group whose goal is to offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties.
Using X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, interventional radiologists treat disease at the source internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.
Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists, offering less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
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