This activity has been 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.  The program accreditation will be posted upon final review and approval.

Note: SACME courses require registration and completion of the test following session to claim credits.


*These presentations are provided as a component of the WAIS Continuing Education Program.  Use of any intellectual material contained in these presentations without the author's written consent is strictly prohibited.

Monday, September 11th

Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall (7:00-8:00 am)
SESSION 1: Vascular Oncology (SA-CME)  
(Moderator: John Louie, MD -Stanford Health, Palo Alto, CA)

7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m. - Size Matters:  Portal Vein Embolization vs. Radiation Lobectomy - Khashayar Farsad, MD, PhD

7:50 a.m.-8:10 a.m. - Pitfalls and Pearls for Liver Directed Therapy - Evan Lehrman, MD

8:10 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - Perioperative Management of Vascular Oncology - Hamed Aryafar, MD

8:30 a.m.-8:50 a.m. - Radioembolization and Chemoembolization for Colorectal Cancer Liver Mets - David Wang, MD

8:50 a.m.-9:10 a.m. - Tumors Outside the Liver: Extrahepatic Chemoembolization and Radioembolization - John Louie, MD

9:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - SACME TEST 

AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall (9:30-10:00 am)

SESSION 2: Non-vascular Oncology 

(Moderator: Fred Lee, MD -Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

10:00 a.m. -10:20 a.m. - Liver Ablation: Optimizing Results and Limiting Complications - Louis Hinshaw, MD

10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m. - Neuroanatomic Considerations for Ablation - Nick Kurup, MD

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Ablation and Stabilization of Bone Tumors - Steven Yevich, MD

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. - Ablation of Lung Malignancies - Robert Suh, MD

11:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m. - Lightning Round Case Review - Fred Lee, MD

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Learn From My Mistakes - Session 2 Panel

WAIS Luncheon, Exhibit Hall (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

ESSION 3: Arterial Interventions

(Moderator: Ripal Gandhi, MD -Miami Vascular, Miami, FL)

1:00 p.m. -1:20 p.m. - Update on Aortoiliac Disease and Case Based Approach to Management - Ripal Gandhi, MD

1:20 p.m. -1:40 p.m. - Update on SFA Disease and Case Based Approach to Management - Richard Saxon, MD, FSIR

1:40 p.m. -2:00 p.m. - Tibial Arterial Disease and Case Based Approach to Management - Sabeen Dhand, MD

2:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. - Update on Aortic Disease and Case Based Approach to Management - Geogy Vatakencherry, MD

2:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m. - Mesenteric and Renal Arterial Disease and Case Based Approach to Mgmt - Brian Schiro, MD

2:40 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Update on Carotid Disease and Case Based Approach to Management - Christopher Loh, MD

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - PM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall
SESSION 4: Pediatric IR 
(Moderator: Chad Zeinati, MD -UCLA, Los Angeles, CA)

3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. - DVT and Post Thrombotic Syndrome in Children: Are They Just Little Adults?- Shellie Josephs, MD

3:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m. - MIIPs for Pediatric Hepatobiliary Disease - Paul J. Rochon, MD, RPVI

4:10 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - What's New in Pediatric Intervention - Richard Towbin, MD

4:30 p.m.-4:50 p.m. - Treatment of Vascular Malformations: Role of Emerging Therapies - Douglas C. Rivard, DO

4:50 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Q&A Panel & Audience - Chad Zeinati, MD

Dinner on your own

Tuesday, September 12th

Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall (7:00-8:00 am)

SESSION 5: PE and Venous Interventions 
(Moderator:  John Moriarty, MD -UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA)
7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. - Fereheme MRV to Guide Venous Interventions - Adam Plotnik, MD
7:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m. - DVT: Who to Intervene On In The Post ATTRACT World - Khashayar Farsad, MD, PhD
8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. - Intervention for PE in 2017: Facts and Alternative Facts - Akhilesh Sista, MD
8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - PERT Teams: Challenges and Success in Setting up a PE Practice in The Real World - Tyler Harris, MD
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. - BPA for CTEPH: The new Frontier for PE Intervention - John Moriarty, MD
8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Q&A Panel & Audience - John Moriarty, MD

ESSION 6: Rapid Fire Run Down  

(Moderator: Justin McWilliams, MD -UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA)
9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m. - Arterial Run Down - Ripal Gandhi, MD
9:10 a.m.-9:20 a.m. - Venous Run Down - E. Brooke Spencer, MD
9:20 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - Interventional Oncology Run Down - Alda Tam, MD, MBA
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall 
SESSION 7:  Neuro Interventions 
(Moderator: Christopher Loh, MD -VISOC, Orange, CA)

10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. - Vertebral Augmentation Revisited - Christopher Loh, MD

10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m. - IR Stroke Practice Development - KC Tan, MD

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Neuroimaging Selection Criteria for Endovascular Therapies in Acute Stroke- Bryan Yoo, MD

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. - Tips and Techniques in IA Stroke Therapy - Rodger Hughes, MD

11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Questions & Answers Panel - Christopher Loh, MD

Wednesday, September 13th

Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall (7:00-8:00 am)


(Moderator: Sue Hanks, MD -USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA)

7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. - Disaster - Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute - Ripal Gandhi, MD

7:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m. - Save - Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - Stuart Braverman, MD / Brianna Abedie, MD

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - Save & Disaster - Stanford Healthcare Pediatric IR - Matthew Lungren, MD 

8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. - Save - MD Anderson - Steve McRae, MD

8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Disaster - USC Medical Center - Michael Katz, MD

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. - Save - Kaiser Sunset - Tina Hardley, MD

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - Disaster - USC Medical Center - Sue Hanks, MD

AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall (9:30-10:00 am)

SESSION 9a: Annual Charles Dotter Lecture

10:00 a.m.-10:05 a.m. - Dotter Lecture Introduction

10:05 a.m.-10:35 a.m. - Annual Charles Dotter Lecture - PAE From The Other Side: A Patient¹s Perspective - Charles Nutting, DO- RIA Endovascular, Denver, CO

SESSION 9: MACRA, Quality & IR Reporting 

(Moderator: Jeremy Collins, MD -Northwestern University, Chicago, IL)

10:40 a.m.-10:55 a.m. - Legislative Update: MACRA, Health Care Reform, and Beyond - Stephen Ferrara, MD, FSIR

10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m. - Standardized Reporting & the IR Quality Registry - Rajesh Shah, MD

11:10 a.m.-11:25 a.m. - A Look Ahead to MIPS Reporting in 2018 - Jeremy Collins, MD

11:25 a.m.-11:40 a.m. - What IRs Should Know About CMS’ Perspective on Costs in MIPs - Ammar Sarwar, MD

11:40 a.m.-11:55 a.m. - Quality in IR: Where are We Going? - Joseph R. Steele, MD, MMM, FSIR

11:55 a.m.-12:10 p.m. - Whats and Whys of PROs in IR - Sharon Kwan, MD, MSHS, FSIR

12:10 p.m.-12:20 p.m. - Questions & Answers Panel - Jeremy Collins, MD

Thursday, September 14th

Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall (7:00-8:00 am)

(Moderator:  Robert Kerlan, MD -UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA)
7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m. - GI Interventions - If You Have the Guts - Evan Lehrman, MD
7:50 a.m.-8:10 a.m. - Transesophageal Gastric Tubes - Really! - Eric Huettl, MD
8:10 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - Metallic Biliary Stents in 2017 - Ray Thornton, MD
8:30 a.m.-8:50 a.m. - Urine and IR - K. Pallav Kolli, MD
8:50 a.m.-9:10 a.m. - Pancreatic Interventions - Our Turf? - M. Victoria Marx, MD
9:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - SACME Test - WAIS Staff

AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall (9:30-10:00 am)
SESSION 11: Dialysis & AVMs 
(Moderator: Shellie Josephs, MD -UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX)

10:00 a.m. -10:20 a.m. - Uterine / Pelvic AVMs - Maureen Kohi, MD

10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m. - Post Partum Hemorrhage - Kari Nelson, MD

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula Creation for Hemodialysis Access - Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. - Mgmt of Central Venous Occlusion in Dialysis Patients - Steve Reis, MD

11:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m. - Vascular Malformations - Manraj K.S. Heran, MD, FRCPC

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Congenital Hepatic Shunts - Shellie Josephs, MD

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