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.

Sunday, September 10th

Registration Check In, Exhibitor Set-up (12:00-5:00 pm)

Annual WAIS Welcome Reception (6:00-7:30 pm)

Without a Scalpel E2: The Cancer Snipers (7:30-8:15 pm)  Bacara Theater

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

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

4:10 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - Potpourri of Pathology - Richard Towbin, MD

4:30 p.m.-4:50 p.m. - Treatment of Vascular Malformations: Role of Emerging Therapies - Doug Rivard, MD

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

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
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - AM Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall 
SESSION 7:  Neuro Interventions 
(Moderator: Christopher Loh, MD -VISOC, Orange, CA)

10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. - Vertebral Augmentation Revisited - Christopher Loh, MD

10:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m. - IR Stroke Practice Development - KC Tan, MD

11:10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Before and After 6 Hour Stroke Imaging for Treatment - Bryan Yoo, MD

11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m. - Tips and Techniques in IA Stroke Therapy - Rodger Hughes, MD

11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Questions & Answers Panel - Christopher Loh, MD


WAIS Annual Golf Tournament - (1:00-6:00 pm)  Sandpiper Golf Course

Without a Scalpel Episode 2: The Cancer Snipers (1:30 - 2:15 pm)  Bacara Theater

Dinner on your own

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.-8:15 a.m. - Save - Colorado Imaging Associates - Michael O’Brien, MD

8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - Save - MD Anderson - Steve McCrae, MD

8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. - Disaster - USC Medical Center - Michael Katz, MD

8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Save - Stanford Healthcare Pediatric IR - Matthew Lungren, 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 - Interventional Radiology from the Other Side - Dr. Charles Nutting - 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. - Structured Reporting & the IR Registry - Raj 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, FSIR

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


Platinum Level Exhibitors Thought Leader Sessions & Luncheon (12:30-1:30 pm)

WAIS Annual Tennis Tournament - (2:00 pm-4:00 pm) Bacara Resort

WAIS Banquet Dinner & Speaker - (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Bacara Resort

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. - Ready for Percutaneous Dialysis AV Fistula Creation? - Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. - TBD - Steve Reis, MD

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

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

Meeting Adjourns & Exhibitor Move-Out (12:00 pm-1:00 pm)

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