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Share research outcomes at the Society of Interventional Radiology 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting and transform health care; scientific abstract online submission open until Oct. 3

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology is accepting scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology for its 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held Feb. 28–March 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Practicing experts, early career professionals, research scientists, clinical associates and medical students are asked to submit scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentation by 5 p.m. (EDT) Oct. 3. Researchers will have the opportunity to advance the field of image-guided interventions and share innovations and outcomes at SIR 2015- the world's most comprehensive interventional radiology meeting, which attracts more than 5,000  attendees from around the globe. Abstract categories include arterial interventions (aneurysm/dissection, angioplasty/stent placement and embolization); interventional oncology (ablation, biopsies, chemoembolization and radioembolization); venous interventions (angioplasty/stent placement, embolization, IVC filters and thrombolysis/thrombectomy); nonvascular interventions (abscess and fluid drainage, biliary, chest, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology, musculoskeletal and spine); dialysis interventions; education and training; practice management; health care policy; and quality improvement.

SIR 2015 will provide an opening for researchers to influence the field: All selected scientific abstracts will be published in SIR's flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and on its website. Selected abstracts may be designated as Distinguished, Featured or Abstract of the Year. Additionally, national and international consumer and trade media report on SIR medical news; accepted research may also be discussed on SIR's social media sites. SIR will notify authors about the status of abstracts in November.

Research awards to support travel are available through SIR Foundation for those medical students, residents and fellows whose abstract has been accepted for oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR's International Scholarship program enables physicians (who are within 10 years of completion of training and who are practicing outside North America) an opportunity to train and learn at the Annual Scientific Meeting and fosters professional networking through meeting participation, focused programming, and optional visiting observerships before or after the meeting. Accepted abstract presenters are not eligible for the International Scholarship. SIR also offers two Annual Scientific Meeting scholarships for IRs-in-training: the SIR Medical Student Scholarship and SIR Resident-in-Training Scholarship. Information about both is on SIR's website.

For more information, please visit www.SIRmeeting.org.

About the Society of Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Today, interventional oncology is a growing specialty area of interventional radiology. Interventional radiologists can deliver treatments for cancer directly to the tumor without significant side effects or damage to nearby normal tissue. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Visit www.SIRweb.org. SIR is holding its 40th Annual Scientific Meeting Feb. 28–March 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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