Logon, Learn: Society of Interventional Radiology Offers Webinars
New Topics, Developed by Interventional Radiology Service Line Experts Include Minimally Invasive Treatments for Cancer, Renal Artery Stenosis and Venous Disease
Enhance your knowledge by attending a Society of Interventional Radiology webinar this fall. The first, "Current Status of Locoregional Liver Therapy: an Evidence-based Review", on Oct. 3 brings together authorities in interventional oncology for a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art liver therapies. In November, "Renal Artery Stenosis: What's New?" covers advances in the treatment of both renal artery stenosis and fibromuscular dysplasia and the use of renal sympathectomy for treatment of non-lesional renal hypertension. In December, "Complex Issues in the Management of Venous Insufficiency Patients," explores the treatment of incompetent perforating veins, venous insufficiency prior to DVT and the challenges faced with pelvic venous insufficiency in patients with lower-extremity venous insufficiency.
SIR webinars allow attendees to interact with faculty experts through question and answer discussions and after the event receive free online access to the recorded program. Programs are accessible via PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android mobile device. Registration includes one site license; have as many people attend that can fit in your conference room or log in from the comfort of your home or office. All you need to participate is a computer with high-speed Internet access to view the program and computer speakers or a phone to hear the audio presentation.
Current Status of Locoregional Liver Therapy: An Evidence-based Review
Wednesday, Oct. 3
8–9:30 p.m. (Eastern)
This live, online educational program will review state of the art locoregional liver therapies. The most up to date data and treatment options will be discussed. The information presented will be helpful when discussing medical necessity with medical directors of insurance companies.
- Daniel B. Brown, M.D., FSIR, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Penn.
- Robert J. Lewandowski, M.D., FSIR, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
- Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D., University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla.Steven C. Rose, M.D., FSIR, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.
- Moderator Charles W. Nutting, D.O., FSIR, Radiology Imaging Associates, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Renal Artery Stenosis: What's New?
Wednesday, Nov. 14
8–9:30 p.m. (Easterm)
Beyond essential hypertension, renal artery stenosis (RAS) can cause hypertension. This can present as fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) in the young patient and in the elderly, which can be caused by atherosclerotic disease. Treatment for FMD has been typically angioplasty while for ostial atherosclerotic disease it has been stent placement. This webinar will discuss the new advances of treatment for both of these diseases. In addition, a discussion will focus on the use of renal sympathectomy for treatment of non-lesional renal hypertension.
- Robert A. Lookstein, M.D., FSIR, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y.
- Sanjay Misra, M.D., FSIR, Mayo Clinic & Foundation, Rochester, Minn.
- Dheeraj K. Rajan, M.D., FRCPC, FSIR, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont., Canada
- Moderator Bret N. Wiechmann, M.D., FSIR, Vascular & Interventional Physicians, Gainesville, Fla.
Complex Issues in the Management of Venous Insufficiency Patients
Tuesday, Dec. 18
8–9:30 p.m. (Eastern)
This live, online educational program will provide an overview of issues in the management of venous insufficiency patients. Attendees can interact live with faculty through Q&A discussions and after the event will receive free online access to the recorded program. Live attendees can access the program via a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android mobile device. The discussion will consist of how incompetent perforating veins should be treated, treating venous insufficiency prior to DVT and how pelvic venous insufficiency must be dealt with in patients with lower-extremity venous insufficiency.
- Neil M. Khilnani, M.D., Cornell Vascular, New York, N.Y.
- Chieh-Min Fan, M.D., FSIR, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
- Melvin Rosenblatt, M.D., Connecticut Image Guided Therapy, New Rochelle, N.Y.
- Moderator Keith M. Sterling, M.D., FSIR, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va.
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About the Society of Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease 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. Today, interventional oncology is a growing specialty area of interventional radiology. Interventional radiologists can deliver treatments for cancer directly to the tumor without significant side effects or damage to nearby normal tissue. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Visit www.SIRweb.org.