Plan Your Education Experience at SIR 2014
SIR 2014 offers a comprehensive IR education experience with even more interactivity and hands-on learning than last year and unparalleled access to experts across the spectrum. With more than 400 scientific presentations and 250-plus hours of programming -- including an array of new workshop formats -- you can customize an experience based on the topics and session types that interest you most.
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NEW! Expanded Workshops
SIR 2014 brings you an expanded workshop itinerary with multiple new workshop formats. Workshops are intense, specialized learning opportunities that leverage audience interaction for a maximum educational experience.
- Hands-on workshops - A new and improved approach featuring hands-on experience for every aspect of IR. *Fee and pre-registration required.
- Q&A workshops - The most interactive sessions in the meeting. Workshop coordinators tee-up one to two case studies followed by in-depth discussion with an expert panel and participants.
- Classic workshops - Traditional workshops that feature an informative slide presentation that focuses on "how to" from the experts.
- Case-based workshops - Case-based workshops focus wholly on case presentation with some audience discussion and Q&A on the cases. The goal of these workshops is to review as many cases as possible.
- Current affairs workshops - Current affairs workshops focus on the newest demands regarding IR. Topics include MOC, the IR/DR certificate, social media and much more.
In these exciting feature sessions, conference attendees hear from the specialty's top thought leaders on major often controversial issues in interventional radiology. This year's plenary sessions will examine:
- Repositioning IR Through Collaboration and Courage
- The Next Big Thing in IR
- IR "Gold Medal" Film Panel
- IR Debates: Controversies or Opportunities?
Scientific sessions are the heart of SIR's annual scientific meeting. Each session features moderated, peer-reviewed abstract presentations grouped into related categories.
Symposia are half-day learning experiences that focus on the timely clinical topics that constitute interventional radiology today. Symposia will bookend the Saturday-Thursday meeting: the Saturday symposium will cover morbidity and mortality with sequential-focused reviews of PAD, oncology and embolization; similarly, Thursday's symposium will feature three sequential "How I Do It" sessions highlighting venous disease, embolization, and oncology.
Categorical courses offer deep exploration of timely topics with "lessons learned" and case-based approaches.