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Meet the Annual Meeting Committee

Chair, 2014 Annual Meeting Program

Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR

 

As program chair, Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR, a nationally recognized leader in the field of interventional oncology, is responsible for the overall planning of SIR 2014 with a focus on the plenary sessions, featured symposia, categorical courses and other special programs at the meeting. Dr. Brown, who—as Annual Scientific Meeting Division councilor—is a member of SIR’s Executive Council, is chief of interventional oncology and professor of radiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. An SIR Fellow since 2011, Dr. Brown has been an active participant in SIR for more than 15 years, including serving as chair of the Professional Education Committee and the Interventional Oncology Task Force subcommittee on education, councilor of the Postgraduate Education Division and member of the Annual Scientific Meeting Committee.

 

Dr. Brown answers a few questions about SIR 2014:

 If there was one thing you could tell people who are deciding whether to attend SIR 2014, what would it be?

This meeting represents the greatest assembly of talent in the IR community and is the annual centerpiece of all meetings related to image-guided procedures due to its comprehensive nature. In addition, with the tremendous upsurge in the number and quality of abstract submissions, there is no question that this is the premier scientific meeting of our specialty.

 

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Chair, 2014 Workshop Program

Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR

 

As SIR 2014’s Workshop Program chair, Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR, is responsible for more than 90 different workshop sessions covering more than 50 distinct topics from clinical IR to practice building. For 2014, to maximize the educational experience through intense, specialized learning opportunities that leverage audience interaction, he has expanded the workshop itinerary with multiple new workshop formats. A member of SIR since 2002 and an SIR Fellow since 2013, Dr. Golzarian has served on several committees, including as chair of the Professional Education Committee. Dr. Golzarian is the division head of interventional radiology and vascular imaging at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

 

Dr. Golzarian answers a few questions about SIR 2014:

If there was one thing you could tell people who are deciding whether to attend SIR 2014, what would it be?

For attendees interested in the practicalities of the specialty – SIR 2014 is the place to be. The new workshop formats are an integral part of SIR 2014 and will provide ample opportunity for attendees to gain hands-on experience using a variety of tools and techniques, to interact with experts and to see and hear case-specific presentations.

 

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Chair, 2014 Scientifc Program

John 'Fritz' Angle MD, FSIR

 

SIR 2014’s Scientific Program Chair J. Fritz Angle, MD, FSIR, is responsible for guiding the blinded peer-review process for abstract submission and selection and for arranging the abstracts selected annually into an organized oral and poster presentation program. Dr. Angle also oversees the selection of the featured and distinguished abstracts as well as the meeting’s poster awards program. Angle is an SIR Fellow and has served on several committees within all divisions of the Society. He is a professor of radiology and division director at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville.
 

Dr. Angle answers a few questions about SIR 2014:
 

If there was one thing you could tell people who are deciding whether to attend SIR 2014, what would it be?
The Scientific sessions are very exciting this year. We have the cutting edge of IR on display through great researchers from around the globe.

 

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Chair, 2013 Annual Meeting Program

Gary P. Siskin, MD, FSIR

Gary P. Siskin, MD, FSIR, chaired SIR 2013, “IR Reaching Out”, in New Orleans, La. In this, his final year on the Annual Scientific Meeting Committee, he’s focused his attention on following up his “In the Trenches” series, which proved popular with last year’s attendees. Dr. Siskin will also serve as editor of SIR Today, SIR 2014’s on-site daily newspaper. Dr. Siskin, professor and chair of the department of radiology at Albany Medical College, New York, has been an SIR member since 1994 and a Fellow since 2002. He’s served on committees within all divisions of the Society, including as chair of Health Policy and Economics committees and workgroups. A former editor of IR News (SIR’s monthly magazine, published from 1998-2012), Dr. Siskin was instrumental in the establishment of the publication’s editorial hierarchy.

 

Dr. Siskin answers a few questions about SIR 2014:

 

If there was one thing you could tell people who are deciding whether to attend SIR 2014, what would it be?

With so many meetings now taking place throughout the year, it is comforting to know that there is at least one meeting where everything done by the practicing IR is discussed, and that is at our society’s annual meeting. 

 

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Clinical Associate Committee Liaison

Gail Egan, NP

As the Annual Scientific Meeting’s Clinical Associate Committee liaison, Gail Egan, NP, works with both the Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Associate committees to develop the clinical associates’ educational pathway and works to develop dedicated educational programming for all nurse practitioner, physician assistant, radiology practitioner assistant and radiology assistant attendees. An SIR member since 2000, she works with Dr. Siskin.

 

Gail Egan answers a few questions about SIR 2014:

 

If there was one thing you could tell people who are deciding whether to attend SIR 2014, what would it be?

Being in one wonderful place—where you can learn while networking with your colleagues in topics as far ranging as practice development, technology and device innovation and outcome measurement—what could be better than that? And in a city as wonderful as San Diego, how could you miss it?

 

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