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This course will provide those currently practicing endovascular stroke therapy, as well as interventionalists interested in learning more about stroke therapy, to develop a better understanding with regards to current concepts in stroke imaging as well as endovascular treatment. Topics include

  • Clinical diagnosis and acute management of stroke
  • Non-contrast head CT
  • CT angiography
  • CT perfusion imaging
  • Update on stroke thrombectomy trials
  • Stroke thombectomy patient selection
  • Stroke thombectomy complications
  • Stroke treatment by body IR.  

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

  • Describe the acute neuroimaging evaluation of patients presenting with acute stroke
  • Restate the most recent updates in stroke patient selection for stroke thombectomy and treatment strategies for stroke patients with large vessel occlusion.
  • Review pathophysiology and physical examination findings in stroke patients

This course is intended for interventional radiologists with cerebral angiography experience and either currently performing, or interested in providing, acute stroke therapy who seek to incorporate stroke care into their practice as a member of an endovascular team and/or upgrade their knowledge and skill base.

Program Coordinators 
  • Martin Geza Radvany, MD, FSIR, University of Arkansas for Medical Science
  • Venu Vadlamudi, MD, Inova Alexandria Hospital

Speakers:

  • John W. Cole, MD, MS, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Joan C. Wojak, MD, FSIR, FACR, FAHA, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
  • Sudhakar R. Satti, MD, Christiana Care Health System
  • Joseph Gemmete, MD, FSIR, FACR, FAHA, University of Michigan Hospitals
  • David Sacks, MD, FSIR, Reading Hospital
  • Sameer A. Ansari, MD, PhD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Martin Geza Radvany, MD, FSIR, University of Arkansas for Medical Science
  • Venu Vadlamudi, MD, Inova Alexandria Hosptial

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 enduring material for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program will be approved for a maximum of 4.00 self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME offered within this enduring material meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

This course aims to provide a comprehensive review of essential topics in interventional radiology. Using a case-based approach, a panel of expert faculty will review interventional oncology - catheter directed therapies and ablative therapies, and portal hypertension. Each section will highlight patient evaluation, diagnosis, procedural techniques, outcomes, and complications. Cases will range from basic to complex and include current relevant topics. This educational activity is an excellent opportunity to learn, review, and update one's IR knowledge. 

Originally presented at SIR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles, CA

Upon completion of this on-demand activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess indications and pre-procedure patient evaluations including imaging for IO (ablative and catheter directed therapies) and portal hypertension.
  • Describe various techniques in IO and portal hypertension management
  • Review post patient care (immediate and longitudinal) in IO and portal hypertension management
  • Predict potential complications and their management in IO and portal hypertension management

This enduring activity is designed to meet the educational needs of early career and training interventional radiologists, however practicing interventional radiologists may find this course a worthwhile review.

Coordinator
Sun-Ho Ahn, MD, FSIR; Albert Medical School of Brown University
Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR; Medical College of Wisconsin

Speakers
Sarah B. White, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin
Justin P. McWilliams, MD, UCLA
Wael E. Saad, MD, FSIR, University of Michigan Medical Center
Maureen Pearl Kohi, MD, University of California, San Fransisco
Edward Kim, MD, FSIR, Mount Sinai Health System
Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR, Stanford University Medical Center
Rahul A. Sheth, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kari J. Nelson, MD, University of California, Irvine
George Behrens, MD, VIR Chicago

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Clinical predictors of pot infections in adult patients with hematological malignancies".

Patients with immunosuppressive disorders, such as hematological malignancies, are at risk of life-threatening complications from venous access interventions. In this study, the authors determine the incidence of port infections and further identify clinical predictors associated with increased risk of complications in this cohort of patients. 

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.

After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to

  • List the incidence of early port infections (<30 days) following port placement in patients with hematological malignancies
  • Enlist clinical predictors for early and late ort infections
  • Describe the clinical presentation typical of a port related infection in patients with hematological malignancies

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, oncologic surgeons, vascular surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interests in vascular access and port placement.

JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

Authors
Shunqing Zhang, MS
Katsuhiro Kobayashi, MD
Masoud Faridnia, MD
Philip Skummer, MPH
Dianbo Zhang, MD
Mitchel I. Karmel, MD

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Syracuse, NY

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 continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved July 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Analysis of preoperative portal vein embolization outcomes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a single-center experience".

The authors of this article analyze the outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing preoperative portal vein embolization (PVE).

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.

After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to

  • Name the incidence of major adverse events following PVE in patients with HCC.
  • Describe the clinical outcome and the median growth of the future liver remnant (FLR) following PVE in patients with HCC and underlying liver disease.
  • List expected overall and disease-free survival for patients with HCC who undergo pre-operative PVE, irrespective of their future surgical candidacy.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, oncologic surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interests in PVE and HCC.

JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

Authors
Josep Marti, MD, PhD
Massimo Giacca, MD
Kutaiba Alshebeeb, MD
Sumeet Bahl, MD
Charles Hua, MD
Jeremy C Horn, MD
Jad BouAyache, MD
Rahul Patel, MD
Marceo Facciuto, MD
Myron Schwartz, MD
Sander Florman, MD
Edward Kim, MD
Ganesh Gunasekaran, MD

Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

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 continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved June 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Long-term Toxicity after Transarterial Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 using Resin Microspheres for Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Matastases".

This clinical study evaluates long-term effects of yttrium-90 (Y-90) transarterial radioembolization (TARE) for unresectable hepatic metastases of neuroendocrine tumors (NET).

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.

FREE for SIR members
$20.00 nonmembers

After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to

  • State prognostic factors that affect survival in patients with NET.
  • List survival rates after TARE in patients with and without extrahepatic disease.
  • Describe the long-term impact of TARE on hepatic function and associated liver function tests.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, oncologic surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interests in NET.

JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

Authors
Yuki Tomozawa, MD
Younes Jahangirl, MD
Priya Pathak, MD
Kenneth J Kolbeck, MD, PhD
Ryan Schenning, MD
John A. Kaufman, MD, FSIR
Khashayar Farsad, MD, PhD

Charles T. Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology, Oregon Health and Science University

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 continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved May 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

Managing acute arterial occlusion remains a challenge and in the correct setting, thrombolysis, PTA and stenting are excellent treatment options. Despite these advances, the morbidity, mortality, and limb loss rates from acute lower extremity ischemia remain high, and therefore, early diagnosis and rapid treatment are essential to salvage the extremity. The nuts and bolts of patient evaluation, understanding etiologies of and determining appropriate management will be reviewed here.

SIR members $25
Standard $100

Upon completion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss pre-procedure patient evaluation and minimize potential complications.
  • Identify appropriate candidates and best treatment options based on presentation and anatomy.
  • Review technical pearls that can lead to improved clinical outcomes.

This enduring activity is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists and other physicians at all levels with special interest in acute arterial thrombosis. 

Coordinator
Mark J. Garcia, MD, FSIR, EnvoVascular Consultants 

Speakers
Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin 
Derek Mittleider, MD, Vascular & Interventional Physicians, Spectrum Medical Group 
Daniel A. Leung, MD, FSIR, Christiana Care Healthy System
James F. Benenati, MD, FSIR, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This on-demand activity will use hepatic embolization as the basis for discussion; speakers will provide their approaches – bland embolization, TACE, DEB-TACE, and/or radioembolization in patients with a variety of primary and secondary malignancies. Patients will be followed from consult through procedure to follow up. 

SIR members $25
Standard $100

Upon completion of this enduring activity, the participant will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the factors that must be considered in choosing the most appropriate embolic
  • Describe procedural techniques specific to bland-, chemo-, and radio-embolics
  • Explain potential advantages and disadvantages of available embolics vis-a-vis the treatment of patients with hepatic malignancies

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, and other physicians at all levels with special interest in embolization treatments.

Coordinators
Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR, University of Minnesota
Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR

Speakers
Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR
Gregory J. Nadolski, MD
Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR
Ron C. Gaba, MD, FSIR

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In many practices, there are no interventional radiologists who are specifically certified in pediatric interventional radiology yet many of these interventionalists perform procedures on children. The first part of this activity addresses general considerations in pediatric intervention that differ from adults. Other components of the activity focus on specific procedures and what aspects may be different in a pediatric population, specifically clinical management, venous and enteral access as well as biopsy and drainage.

Originally presented at SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC

Upon completion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize similarities and differences between pediatric and adult patients
  • Explain how interventional oncology may benefit pediatric patients
  • Describe aspects of specific procedures in pediatric patients

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologist, IRs in training, nurses, techs and other physicians at all levels with special interest in treating children.

Coordinators:
Gail L. Peters, MD; Emory University
Karun Sharma, MD, PhD; Children's National Medical Center

Speakers:
Anne Gill, MD; Emory University Hospital
Lisa Kang, MD; UT Southwestern/Children's Health
Ranjith Vellody, MD; Children's National Medical Center

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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program will be approved for a maximum of 1.50 self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME offered within this enduring material meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

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