Interventional Radiology will take centre stage tomorrow as experts from across the UK gather to hear a range of scientific presentations and discuss the latest news in the field at the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Annual Meeting. The three day conference (Wednesday 12th – Friday 15th November 2014) will take place in the BT Convention Centre, Liverpool.
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At this year’s meeting a snapshot audit – 7 days, 7 sites 24/7 Interventional Radiology – will be presented on data recorded over the course of a week from seven UK hospital sites providing acute IR care. This new data aims to demonstrate the diversity and importance of IR as central to the provision of acute hospital care and how, if used more effectively, patient outcomes could be vastly improved.
Additional key scientific sessions will cover evidence-based interventional radiology, multi-disciplinary team (MDT) for malignant liver lesions, aortic, peripheral, hepatobiliary, embolisation and interventional oncology. The BSIR Scientific Programme Committee has also selected 40 abstracts which will be presented by IR specialists from across the UK over the three day event.
In addition, the BSIR is also delighted to be hosting a session entitled “BSIR Meets Parliament” chaired by Neil Carmichael MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular Disease, with Dr Fiona Miller giving an update on the National Vascular Registry and Dr Simon McPherson presenting the results of the NCEPOD (National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death) review of lower limb amputation.
President of the BSIR, Dr Duncan Ettles, says; “We’re excited to have such a diverse programme for the 27th Annual Meeting of the society and look forward to welcoming delegates to share their experiences of IR in practice from across the UK and internationally. As a Society, we are keen to promote increased interest in research and evidence based radiology to improve patient outcomes – and we envisage that the opening plenary session will stimulate interesting debate that will resonate with current IR practitioners as well as future generations of practitioners. ”
( Below,President of the BSIR, Dr Duncan Ettles)