Plan Your Education Experience at SIR 2016

We listened. Attendees like hands-on learning that they can take back to their practices and institutions to improve patient care. This year, SIR 2016 offers a comprehensive IR education experience with even more interactivity and hands-on learning than ever and unparalleled access to experts across the spectrum. You’ll be able to fully customize your involvement by choosing from the meeting’s 250-plus hours of programming. 

View our full program here by all 16 pathways!


General Session

These are the must-attend sessions that attendees rave about. The linchpins of the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, they feature the specialty's top thought leaders on major, often controversial, issues in interventional radiology.








Cateogrical Courses

SIR’s traditional categorical courses have been revamped to 90 minute sessions that are intended to bring the attendees up-to date on the state of the knowledge and research.  If deep exploration of timely topics with lessons learned and case-based approaches is what you crave, then these sessions are for you.


Meet the Experts

Meet the Expert sessions are back! Featuring 37 town hall sessions providing opportunities for attendees to interact directly with experts.



Case-based & Hands-on workshops

This year’s workshop program has been completely re-envisioned to address the needs of all learners. SIR will offer two distinct types of workshops: topic-driven and procedure- and outcome-focused.

  • Case-based: Will focus on consults, procedure techniques (pearls and pitfalls), and patient follow-up
  • Hands-on: Get busy as experienced faculty proctor attendees during a full session of hands-on device use. 
    • Fee and pre-registration required
    • Hands-on workshops will take place within SIR Expo in newly-designed learning labs.


Scientific Sessions

The popular scientific sessions—the heart of SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting—feature moderated, peer-reviewed abstract presentations grouped into related categories.


SIR’s Scientific Poster displays will be located adjacent to the technical exhibits in SIR EXPO. Experiencing exponential growth is the last 5 years, Scientific Posters feature premier blind peer reviewed abstracts from around the globe.









SIR symposia traditionally focus on timely interventional radiology clinical topics.  This year’s half-day learning experience, exploring morbidity and mortality adn Extreme IR, kicks off the meeting on Saturday. Along with two new sessions, From Idea to Intervention and Young Faculty Developement sessions.