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SIR Stroke Course

Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
Salt Palace Convention Center

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For interventional radiologists interested or experienced in cerebral angiography, carotid revascularization, and/or endovascular stroke thrombectomy, the 2024 SIR Stroke Course will provide participants with the latest in stroke education offering more than 8 hours of CME credit. Topics from the multidisciplinary faculty include stroke pathophysiology, the latest updates on stroke trials, emerging areas for endovascular thrombectomy, challenging interventions in refractory and tandem occlusion cases, and case presentations.

Program objectives

Upon completion of this course, an attendee should be able to:

Program directors

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Joseph J Gemmete, MD, FSIR Martin G. Radvany, MD, FSIR Venu Vadlamudi, MD, FSIR

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Schedule-at-a-glance

Time (all times local) Session
7:30 - 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome
8:05 - 8:35 a.m. Pathophysiology of Stroke
8:35 - 9:05 a.m. IV Thrombolytics in Stroke
9:05 - 9:35 a.m. Neuroimaging Triage in Stroke
9:35 - 10:05 a.m. EVT: Access and Tools
10:05 - 10:45 a.m. Case Presentations #1
  • Case 1: Femoral Access
  • Case 2: Upper Extremity
  • Case 3: Carotid Stent
  • Case 4: Tandem Occlusion
10:45 - 11 a.m. Coffee Break
11 - 11:30 a.m. Current EVT Guidelines
11:30 - 12 p.m. EVT in Large Core Infarct
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch and Case Presentations #2
  • Case 5: MEVO/DVO
  • Case 6: Basilar Artery LVO
  • Case 7: ICAD  
  • Case 8: Refractory Emboli
1 - 1:30 p.m. EVT Techniques
1:30 - 2:30 p.m Tandem Occlusions
2:30 - 3 p.m. EVT in iCAD and Refractory Occlusions
3 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 - 4 p.m. Pushing the Bounds of EVT: MeVO/DVO
4 - 4:30 p.m. EVT Complications and Management
4:30 - 5:18 p.m. Case Presentations #3
  • Case 9: Potpourri
  • Case 10: Potpourri
  • Case 11: Potpourri
  • Case 12: Potpourri
5:18 - 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Group Picture

Register for SIR 2024 & Stroke Course Register for Stroke Course ONLY

Registration rates

  Early
Oct. 3 - Feb 1
Advanced/Onsite
Feb. 2 - onsite
SIR member $395 $450
SIR member resident $195 $250
Nonmember $595 $650

Course guidelines

In September 2019, SIR published updated training guidelines for IRs performing endovascular thrombectomy to treat patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. The training guidelines were published on the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) website. 

The training guidelines detail the cognitive and procedural skills interventional radiologists must obtain and maintain to effectively treat patients using endovascular thrombectomies (EVTs), including patient diagnosis and selection; brain imaging competencies; clinical patient care before, during and after the procedure; and the ability to identify and manage complications. The new guidelines will ensure IRs stay current in the performance of this life-changing and function-saving treatment. Read the full guidelines.
In addition to the guidelines, JVIR also published a commentary from SIR President Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, reflecting the important role IRs have played in caring for acute ischemic stroke patients and outlining SIR’s current quality and advocacy efforts. SIR leaders are engaged in ongoing discussions with the Joint Commission and other stakeholder organizations to ensure experienced and appropriately trained IRs continue to be included on stroke teams. This collaboration with other specialty societies and oversight bodies is focused on working towards a common understanding of quality standards in this area of interventional practice. Read her commentary.

SIR Guidelines
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*For further questions, please contact SIR Education.