48th Annual WAIS Conference 

October 6-11th, 2018

Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii 

2018 Program-at-a-glance

Saturday, October 6th

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Arrival Day, Exhibitor Set-up, Registration Desk Check In

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.         WAIS Officers Annual Meeting

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception

Sunday, October 7th

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.         Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.         Session 1:  Putting IR into Practice (Moderator: Isabel Newton, MD, PhD - VA San Diego)

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.         AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 2: GU Interventions (Moderator: Kari Nelson, MD - UC Irvine)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. WAIS Luncheon

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.       Session 3:  GI Interventions (Moderator: Khashayar Farsad, MD - OHSU / Dotter Institute)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Session 4:  Rapid Fire Rundown (Moderator: Justin McWilliams, MD - UCLA)

Monday, October 8th

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.         Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.         Session 5: Vascular Interventional Oncology (Moderator:  David Liu, MD - Vancouver Imaging)

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Session 6: Spine / MSK Interventions (Moderator: David LoPresti, MD - Spinal Stabilization)

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.         WAIS Annual Golf Tournament 

Tuesday, October 9th

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.         Session 7: Non-Vascular Oncology (Moderator: Alda Tam, MD, MBA - MD Anderson Cancer Center)

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall 

10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.  Dotter Lecture Introduction (Moderator:  Maureen Kohi, MD - UCSF)

10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.  Session 8a: The Annual Charles Dotter Lecture (Sue Hanks, MD - USC, Los Angeles, CA)

10:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 8: Neuro Interventions (Moderator: Chris Loh, MD - VISOC)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     TIPS & TRICKS Workshops and Luncheon

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. WAIS Tennis Tournament

Wednesday, October 10th

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.         Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.         Session 9:  M&M (Moderator: Sue Hanks, MD - USC)

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Session 10: Dialysis / AVM / Peds (Moderator: Paul Rochon, MD - University of Colorado)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     MEET THE EXPERTS Breakouts & Luncheon

 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Annual Banquet Dinner

Thursday, October 11th

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.         Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.         Session 11: Arterial Interventions (Moderator: Mahmood Razavi, MD - St. Josephs Orange County)

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Session 12: Venous Interventions (Moderator: E. Brooke Spencer, MD - Min. Invasive Specialists)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.     Meeting Adjourned, Exhibitor Move-Out

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