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This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Microwave ablation for lung neoplasms: a retrospective analysis of long term results".

This retrospective study examines the efficacy and safety of Microwave ablation (MWA) for the treatment of both primary and secondary lung malignancies using a larger data set and longer term follow up

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 60% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 60% or better.

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

  • List the primary technical success rate and long-term recurrence rate for MWA of lung tumor
  • Describe the impact of original maximal diameter (OMD) of the tumor on reported success rates and on associated complications
  • Describe the reported median time to cancer-related death for patients undergoing MWA for lung tumors

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, pulmonologists, oncologists thoracic surgeons and nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in lung cancer.  

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

Authors
Terrance T. Healey, M.D.
Bradford T. March, M.D.
Grayson L. Baird, Ph.D.
Damian E. Dupuy, M.D.

Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903

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). 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 "Intra-arterial lidocaine for pain control in uterine fibroid embolization: a prospective randomized study".

This prospective randomized study evaluates efficacy of two techniques of lidocaine injection in the uterine arteries to reduce pain following uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 70% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 70% or better.

FREE for SIR members
$20.00 nonmembers

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

  • Describe common challenges in post-operative management of patients undergoing UFE
  • Describe different techniques to control the pain including intra-operative use of lidocaine
  • Describe the benefits of intra-arterial lidocaine injection with regard to post-operative pain control and narcotic use 
  • Describe the impact of the above techniques on post-UFE fibroid shrinkage

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, ObGyns, other physicians, and nurses, techs, etc. at all levels with special interest in UFE.

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

Authors
Maxime Noel-Lamy, MD, FRCPC
Kong T Tan, MD, FRCS, FRCR, FRCPC, FSIR
Martin Simons, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FSIR
Kenneth W Sniderman, BSc, MD, DABR, FRCPC
Oleg Mironov, MD; Dheeraj K Rajan, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FSIR

Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Joint Department of Medical Imaging, University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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). 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 "Percutaneous Image-guided Cryoablation of Musculoskeletal Metastases: Pain palliation and local tumor control".

To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of cryoablation of musculoskeletal metastases in terms of achieving pain palliation and local tumor control.

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 70% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 70% or better. 

Free for SIR members
$20.00 nonmembers

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

  • Describe the limitations of radiation therapy in reducing pain from bone metastasis.
  • Describe the benefit of cryoablation on reducing pain from bone metastasis.
  • Describe the predictors indicative of an at least 2-point reduction in the pain score at 1 month after treatment.
  • List major and minor complications after cryoablation of musculoskeletal metastases.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologist, orthopedics, radiation oncologists, oncologists., other physicians, and nurses, techs,  at all levels with special interest in pain palliation from bone metastases. 

Adam Nathan Wallace, M.D.; Sebastian R McWilliams, M.B.; Sarah E Connolly, M.D.; John S Symanski, M.D.; Devin Vaswani, M.D.; Anderanik Tomasian, M.D.; Ross Vyhmeister, B.S.; Ashley M Lee, M.D.; Thomas P Madaelil, M.D.; Travis J Hillen, M.D.; Jack W Jennings, M.D., PhD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO

CME Editor: Nishita Kothary, M.D.
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

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). 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 "Bleeding Risk and Management in Interventional Procedures in Chronic Liver Disease".

This review article provides evidence-based recommendations to manage bleeding risk in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) which differs considerably from therapeutically anti-coagulated patients. 

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 70% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 70% or better.

FREE for SIR members
$20.00 nonmembers

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

  • Describe changes in primary and secondary hemostasis in patients with CLD
  • Describe the limitations of clot based assays in CLD
  • Describe management of procedural bleeding risk in CLD

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional and diagnostic radiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, vascular surgeons, general medicine practitioners, hepatologists and hepatobiliary surgeons, all trainees, nurses, physicians assistants, and nurse practitioners.

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

Authors

Gia A DeAngelis, M.D.; Rachita Khot, M.D.; Ziv J Haskal, M.D.; Hillary S Maitland, M.D.; Patrick G Northup, M.D.; Neeral L Shah, M.D.; Stephen H Caldwell, M.D.

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). 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 enduring activity will discuss the current aspects of endovascular stroke treatment. Imaging essentials will be reviewed. The latest updates on indications and techniques in endovascular stroke care will be provided. This activity is designed for physicians currently involved in or with an interest in endovascular stroke therapy.

This activity contains three previously recorded sessions from the SIR 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. 

Pricing
SIR Members $300.00
Standard $500.00

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

  • Review imaging techniques for acute stroke
  • Identify current concepts in endovascular stroke treatment
  • Describe the current recommendations and indications for endovascular stroke treatment
  • Explain the clinical presentation and pathophysiology of ischemic stroke
  • Review the most recent literature and guidelines

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

Stroke treatment: The essentials
Coordinators:
Jeffrey S. Carpenter, MD, West Virginia University
Martin Geza Radvany, MD, FSIR. Wellspan Radiology

Speakers:
Jeffrey S. Carpenter, MD, West Virginia University
Sudhakar R. Satti, MD, Christiana Care Health System 
Christopher B. Baker, MD, Spectrum Medical Group/Maine Medical Center

Cerebral intervention: Stroke
Coordinators:
Guilherme Dabus, MD, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute 
William P. Sanders, MD, Henry Ford Hospital

Speakers:
Martin Geza Radvany, MD, FSIR, Wellspan Radiology
Sudhakar R. Satti, MD, Christiana Care Health System

SIR: The Stroke Course
Coordinators:
Jeffrey S. Carpenter, MD, West Virginia University
Martin Geza Radvany, MD, FSIR. Wellspan Radiology

Speakers:
Sudhakar R. Satti, MD, Christiana Care Health System
Kieran J. Murphy, MD, FSIR, University of Toronto
Christopher B. Baker, MD, Spectrum Medical Group/Maine Medical Center
Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR, Montefiore Medical Center 
Guilherme Dabus, MD, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute 
Kenneth Snyder, MD, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

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 online, enduring material for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program has been approved for a total of 8.00 SA-CME credits by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR has been awared Deemded Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) to provide SA-CME credits. This educational activity meetings the criteria for SA-CME toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. 

Non-physician participants will receive a Certificate of Participation for this activity. 

Originally presented at the 2016 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, this on-demand activity will concentrate on the basics of liver ablation, beginning with patient selection and indication. The current devices available to the operator will discussed and the advantages/disadvantages of each discussed. In addition to, a focus on difficult hepatic tumor ablation cases with technical tips on approach, complication avoidance, ablation modality, and adjunct methods.

SIR members $100
Standard $250

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

  • Identify lesions that can be treated with a single modality and those that require combination therapies.
  • Implement appropriate adjunct methods to safely approach difficult lesions.
  • Plan the therapy adequately minimizing the risk of residual tumor post treatment.

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

Presentation 1: Basic liver ablation (patient and device selection)
Developers & Speakers:
J. Louis Hinshaw, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Darren Klass, MD, University of British Columbia

Presentation 2: Advanced liver ablation
Developers:
Fred T. Lee, MD, University of Wisconsin 
Govindarajan Narayanan, MD

Speakers:
Stephen G. Ho, MD, Vancouver General Hospital 
Riccardo A. Lencioni, MD, FSIR, University of Miami
Constantinos T. Sofocleous, MD, PhD, FSIR, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

This session will discuss treatment strategies and clinical indications for the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries. This distribution of peripheral vascular disease offers a number of treatment alternatives which have impact on cost, reimbursement and both long and short term patency. The rapidly evolving technology being developed and currently in use will be discussed.

SIR members $25
Standard $100

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

  • Discuss treatment strategies and clinical indications for the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries
  • Explain the treatment alternatives and how they may have impact on cost, reimbursement and both long and short term patency
  • Describe the rapidly evolving technology that is currently in use and those being developed

This enduring activity is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists and other physicians at all levels with special interest in infra-inguinal disease.

Coordinator
Michael J. Miller, Jr., MD, Duke University Medical Center

Speakers
Bjorn I. Engstrom, MD
Charles Gilliland, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
Mark L. Lessne, MD, Vascular & Interventional Specialists of Charlotte Radiology 
Shawn Sarin, MD, FSIR, George Washington University 
Robert A. Lookstein, MD, FSIR, Mount Sinai Hospital

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.

Originally presented at the 2016 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, this comprehensive case-based review on-demand activity will include expert faculty presented cases covering the key overlapping domains of interventional radiology: imaging, interventions (arterial, venous, nonvascular) and clinical care. In this activity, participants will complete a post test of a series of case-related questions and earn self-assessment module (SAM) credits toward American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC). 

SIR members $150.00
Standard $300.00

Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the role that imaging plays in procedural planning for a broad range of percutaneous interventions.
  • Explain the periprocedural care and decision-making for patients referred for possible percutaneous interventions.
  • Discuss the current evidence to support the decision making for percutaneous interventions.
  • Discuss technical aspects of the involved image guided interventions.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, diagnostic radiologists and other physicians with special interest in IR; nurses at all levels; radiology technologists at all levels; and physician assistants.

Clinical Care in IR

  • Gregory J. Dubel, MD, FSIR, Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University 
  • Van T. Nguyen, MD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

Arterial Intervention

  • Derek Mittleider, MD, Vascular & Interventional Physicians, Spectrum Medical Group
  • Sarah B. White, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Venous Intervention

  • Seung Kwon Kim, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in St Louis
  • Akhilesh K. Sista, MD
  • Naganathan B. Mani, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 

Non-Vascular Intervention

  • Lynn Brody, MD, FSIR, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Stephen L. Ferrara, 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.Credit Information 

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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