Call for abstracts: Be the picture of image-guided discovery

FAIRFAX, Va., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Society of Interventional Radiology invites practicing experts, early career professionals, research scientists, clinical associates, trainees and medical students to submit original scientific research for possible presentation at SIR's 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, March 17–22, 2018, in Los Angeles. Online abstract submission is open until Sept. 28, 2017.

Accepted researchers will have the opportunity to advance the field of image-guided interventions by sharing their scientific results, device and procedure innovations, and clinical outcomes research at SIR 2018 through an oral or poster presentation. SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting is the world's most comprehensive interventional radiology meeting and attracts more than 5,000 attendees from around the globe. Interventional radiology addresses many of today's medical problems, including cancer, obesity, venous disease and stroke.

Abstracts for oral presentations 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.

Research awards and travel scholarships are available through SIR Foundation for medical students, residents and fellows whose abstracts are accepted for oral presentation at SIR 2018. Online applications are open for the Resident/Fellow Research Award, the Dr. Constantin Cope Medical Student Research Award and the Dr. Gary J. Becker Young Investigator Award. Additional scholarships for North America-based trainees are available through the SIR Medical Student Scholarship and SIR Resident-in-Training Scholarship programs.

SIR also welcomes physicians from around the world, and the SIR International Scholarship Program supports travel and study at SIR 2018 for physicians within 10 years of training practicing outside of North America. International physicians may apply online.

About the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 7,000 practicing interventional radiology physicians, trainees, students, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. SIR's members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians. Visit

The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting March 17–22, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Visit