Mission

The Western Angiographic & Interventional Society is incorporated to maintain the highest standard of patient care, providing quality, timely continuing education programs for member physicians and allied health care professionals.

Membership Region

More than 250 physicians from 15 western states and Canada are WAIS members.  Our members practice in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and British Columbia Canada. 

Members who joined WAIS while practicing in the member region but now reside outside the region may remain members as long as member status is maintained as active and in good standing.

For questions about membership criteria visit Member Info.


Conference Objectives

The professional goal of WAIS is achieved through an annual seminar combining scientific presentations (by Society members and invited non-member experts), practical interactive discussion sessions, hands-on workshops and professional networking between members and guests. Annual lectures include The Charles Dotter Memorial Lecture.  Each year, the Dotter lecture is given by an invited international expert in the field of Interventional Radiology with special emphasis on visionary topics such as newer modalities, long-term results of various therapies, professional development and quality control and monitoring.  Click here to see a list of our past Charles Dotter Lecturers from 1982-2016.

           Right:  Dr. Charles Dotter (Photo Credit: Dotter Interventional Institute, Portland, OR)



CME Accreditation

The annual WAIS conference is planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the Western Angiographic & Interventional Society (WAIS).  SIR is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

WAIS 2017 Leadership

PRESIDENT:
Alda Tam, MD, MBA
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
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VICE PRESIDENT:
David Liu, MD
Vancouver Coastal Imaging
Vancouver BC, Canada
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PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Justin McWilliams, MD
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
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 IMMEDIATE Past PRESIDENT:
E. Brooke Spencer, MD
RIA Endovascular
Greenwood Village, CO
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 CORPORATE CHAIR
Harold Coons, MD
WAIS
Escondido, CA
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Susan Jackson, MBA, R.T.(R)(CV)
WAIS
Oakland, CA
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Contact WAIS

Mailing Address:

4100 Redwood Rd., Suite 10, #195

Oakland, CA 94619

Phone:  510-542-WAIS (9247)

Email & Social Media

E:  Membership@westernangio.org

Twitter: @wais4100

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