Please see below for a list of external meetings and courses, promoted by the BSIR.

If you or your orgainstaion wish to promote your meeting/course via the BSIR, please complete an online booking form. Your booking form will then be passed to our marketing committee for approval. We aim to process all requests within 24 hours. Please note: commercial listings may incur an admin fee.


Upcoming Events

BSET Endovascular Training Course 2024

De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel at Wotton under Edge

7th March 2024 - 8th March 2024

This innovative two-day course will provide extensive hands-on practical training in the principles and practicalities of endovascular management of vascular diseases. Attendees will be mentored in small groups by world class trainers who are senior members of BSET.

The course is aimed at senior vascular trainees and new consultants.

Delegates will be split into groups of 6 who will rotate round the following sessions:
IR-AAA including REVAR including team working, planning, deployment and closure devices and managing complications

Aorto-occlusive disease including CT imaging and interpretation iliac intervention, kissing stents/balloons and managing complications

Infra-inguinal intervention including basic interventional kit introduction, fem-pop intervention and treatment algorithms, and managing complications

Endovenous intervention including superficial truncal reflux techniques – RFA, EVLA, Venaseal and Deep Venous Stenting, and managing complications

In addition, there will be 3 separate expert presentations on:
Endovascular management of ALI
Recovery from disaster: Case discussions

The course is limited to 24 places to allow faculty, along with industry, to provide in depth teaching looking at the finer points of treatment. The format is small group sessions (4 sessions in total over a two day period), with each session lasting approximately 2 hours.

Registration for the meeting includes overnight accommodation at Tortworth Court Hotel on Thursday 7th March, and dinner.

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ELEC, European Liquid Embolic Course

Dijon Exhibition & Convention Centre - Centre Clemenceau

21st March 2024 - 23rd March 2024

An annual educational course to support all IR willing to learn and develop the innovative technique of liquid embolization into their daily practice.

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SurgTech 2024: Innovating Across the Surgical Pathway

Leeds Marriott Hotel

21st March 2024 - 22nd March 2024

The programme has been designed to follow the MedTech innovation pipeline from unmet clinical need to clinical adoption in the NHS, including keynote talks and interactive sessions on health technology prioritisation, the HealthTech research funding landscape, regulations, standards, and intellectual property, and commercialisation and adoption. The programme includes a Welcome Reception for informal networking and industry showcase events.

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ESIR - Spine interventions: Established indications

Attikon University General Hospital Rimini 1 Chaidari 124 62 Greece

11th April 2024 - 12th April 2024

Percutaneous interventions in the spine constitute a field which continues to evolve rapidly. These techniques include a wide variety of procedures (infiltrations and neurolysis, biopsy, discography and disc decompression, ablation and vertebral augmentation) which provide therapies for different spine pathologies including back pain and neuralgias, pathologic confirmation of infections and lesions of unknown origin; as well as intervertebral disc herniation, metastatic disease and vertebral fractures. During the last decade, numerous changes and developments have been added to the therapeutic armamentarium and are available for providing these procedures to appropriate patients. Proper patient selection is a prerequisite for a patient-tailored therapeutic approach whilst technical knowledge and skills along with high-quality imaging guidance ensure safety and efficacy.

This course will discuss indications and technical performance of basic spine procedures such as injections, biopsy, decompression techniques for intervertebral disc herniation, percutaneous vertebroplasty, and balloon augmentation for vertebral fractures. Extensive hands-on workshops on spine models will provide delegates with the opportunity of performing these procedures in a safe environment, master the necessary technical skills, and learn tips and tricks for a safe and efficacious approach.

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Charing Cross International Symposium 2024

ExCeL London + hybrid lone

23rd April 2024 - 25th April 2024

Charing Cross (CX) stands at the forefront of vascular and endovascular education, as the leading symposium in the field. The CX 2024 program marks the beginning of a new three-year cycle, dedicated to raising vascular and endovascular controversies so that our esteemed faculty, comprised of world-class experts, can engage in rigorous discussions and challenge the existing evidence in pursuit of reaching a consensus.

Controversies will serve as the central theme for CX 2024. We will be welcoming leading professionals, educators and enthusiasts from the world of vascular medicine. Together, we will delve in to the controversies in the fields of vascular and endovascular medicine which affect patient care and the daily practice of healthcare providers in this area.

In 2024, the Charing Cross Symposium will relocate to a new venue – ExCeL London, UK. This move opens up exciting possibilities for hands-on education, including a more robust workshop offering with open access to all in-person delegates. As always, CX 2024 will prioritize education, innovation and evidence, featuring the hottest topics in the space, presented by world-renowned expert speakers.

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ECIO - European Conference on Interventional Oncology

Convention Centre of Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

28th April 2024 - 1st May 2024

ECIO is the world’s most comprehensive platform for IO education and knowledge exchange. The ECIO 2024 programme features over 190 presentations with highlights covering immuno-oncology, paediatric IO, combination strategies for HCC treatment, and much more. With the many hands-on training sessions, in-person participants will have the opportunity to advance their technical skills with the latest tools and materials.

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Multi Level CTO Endovascular Course

The Hotel, Brussels

2nd May 2024 - 4th May 2024

These two and a half days will focus on the latest advances and techniques in endovascular revascularization of chronic total occlusions. Our program, thought and realized in collaboration with our European Expert Committee, is made up of recorded case-based discussions, numerous live case transmissions, plenty of “tips & tricks” sharing and practical talks about CTO recanalization, all guided by the highest caliber global experts-in-the-field.


ESIR - Radioembolization of liver tumours

University Medical Center Utrecht Heidelberglaan 100 3584 CX Utrecht The Netherlands

23rd May 2024 - 24th May 2024

Radioembolization is increasingly performed throughout Europe. The way radioembolization is performed is continuously evolving, pushed by technical innovations, the current availability of three different types of microspheres and increasing insight into the need for patient-specific dosimetry.

In this ESIR course, “Radioembolization of liver tumours”, organised by Dr. Maarten Smits, Dr. Arthur Braat and Prof. Marnix Lam, attendees will learn about the fundamentals, latest evidence and techniques for performing radioembolization. Participants will be able to get hands-on experience with a wide range of products used for radioembolization, and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and time to explore the city of Utrecht with its historic canals.

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ET 2024 – European Conference on Embolotherapy

Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Center, Vienna, Austria

1st June 2024 - 4th June 2024

The European Conference on Embolotherapy is a highly innovative and interactive meeting, pushing embolotherapy education into high gear and exploring both established as well as novel therapies. The brand-new format of deep dive sessions following the plenary lectures will enable attendees to ask questions directly of the experts in an informal setting, allowing the delegates to engage in lively knowledge exchange face to face.

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BSET Annual Meeting 2024

Tortworth Court Hotel, South Gloucestershire

26th June 2024 - 28th June 2024

The BSET meeting is the only dedicated UK meeting for the presentation of endovascular research. Its unique format encourages high level discussion and participation and the meeting faculty attracts the world’s leading endovascular specialists.

The two day conference includes guest lectures from international guest speakers, debates, case discussions and abstract and poster presentations, with delegate attendance from vascular surgery and interventional radiology.

The registration fee includes overnight accommodation. A dinner is held at the venue allowing delegates to mix informally with colleagues and industry.

A National Vascular Training Day is held the day prior to the meeting for vascular and IR trainees. The day offers small case based discussion groups from experts in the field, and practical training on endovascular equipment provided by industry. The registration fee for the Training Day includes entry to the BSET Annual Meeting and two nights accommodation and dinner.


ESIR - Prostatic artery embolization

The Princess Alexandra Hospital Hamstel Road Harlow CM20 1QX UK

4th July 2024 - 5th July 2024

Since the introduction of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) 13 years ago, many observational studies and randomized controlled trials have proved the safety and efficacy of PAE to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), with outcomes similar to surgery. Although functional measures such as flow rate and reduction of prostate volume may be superior with surgery in comparison with PAE, clinical improvement is similar between the two techniques. Furthermore, the higher safety profile and shorter recovery favour PAE over surgery. All these factors make PAE an appealing treatment option for patients who are unable to tolerate or are refractory to medical therapy for bothersome LUTS or patients who want to preserve sexual function.

Attendees taking part in this ESIR course on PAE organised by Dr. Zaid Aldin at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in the UK will learn about the fundamentals and techniques for prostatic artery embolization. This will be followed by covering the current status of PAE treatment including patient selection, pre-procedural care and planning, equipment selection, types of embolic agents used and post-procedure care. The theoretical part of the course will be complemented by interactive video cases moderated by expert panelists. These video cases will be used to show teaching points including complex anatomy, embolization techniques and how to avoid complications.

A large part of the course will be dedicated to hands-on experience with catheters, wires and embolic agents currently available on the market. Attendees will have an excellent opportunity to practice and learn how to use glue, the new embolic agent, in PAE . As an additional feature of the course, participants will be able to test their skills on the latest prostatic embolization simulation technology during training sessions taking place throughout the two days. These training sessions will run parallel to several sessions in the scientific programme. Ample time for questions will be given and participants are encouraged to bring cases for discussion.

This is a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of prostatic artery embolization. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today to enhance your experience, improve patient outcomes, and interact with a network of forward-thinking medical professionals.

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CIRSE 2024 – Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe Annual Congress

Lisbon Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

14th September 2024 - 18th September 2024

For more than 35 years, the CIRSE annual congress has provided the world’s premier platform for specialists in minimally invasive image-guided procedures to meet, share and connect. The CIRSE 2024 programme will feature over 700 lectures on various session types and topics covering the entire spectrum of IR, as well as the most extensive programme of hands-on training sessions globally.

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ESIR - Pulmonary artery interventions

Charité Campus Virchow Clinic Augustenburger Platz 1 13353 Berlin Germany

26th September 2024 - 27th September 2024

Treatment of acute pulmonary embolism requires an interdisciplinary approach, with interventional radiology becoming more and more important with the increasing availability of suitable catheter systems for local therapy. The mechanical thrombectomy systems in particular have developed significantly in the recent past and represent a valuable alternative to lysis-based procedures. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension develops in 2% to 5% of cases undergoing conservative treatment of pulmonary embolism. Interventional radiology has sharpened its profile for this clinical picture. Pulmonary balloon angioplasty (BPA) represents a supplementary method for surgical desobliteration of the pulmonary arteries. However, a controlled recanalization of the vessels is mandatory in order to avoid major complications for the patient.

In this course, the pathophysiological basics of acute and chronic pulmonary embolism, the diagnosis, and the selection of the appropriate treatment technique are discussed. In addition to practice-oriented case studies, the participants will learn important techniques guided by experienced tutors on suitable simulators.

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ESIR - Thyroid thermal ablation

Europe Institute of Oncology (IEO) Via Ripamonti 435 20141 Milan Italy

17th October 2024 - 18th October 2024

Thyroid nodules are very common in the general population. Usually, they are asymptomatic, benign at cytology, and can be followed by observation alone in the majority of cases. Infrequently, nodules can grow and cause symptoms, thus requiring treatment. Nowadays, minimally invasive image-guided treatments such as thermal ablation with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), percutaneous laser ablation (LA) or percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) have been prove to be an effective and safe treatment method, and represent a valid alternative to surgery.

This course will discuss thyroid general anatomy, pathophysiology of benign thyroid nodule formation, and review the most widely adopted minimally invasive treatments, including indications and techniques. Extensive hands-on workshops on various modalities, including laser, radiofrequency, and microwave, will provide delegates with the opportunity to handle current devices and learn about the most advanced technologies in thyroid ablation.

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ESIR - Ablation from A to Z: Lung and MSK

IHU – Institute of Image-Guided Surgery 1 place de l’Hôpital Strasbourg 67091 France

7th November 2024 - 8th November 2024

The ESIR 2024 course on Ablation from A to Z: Lung and MSK offers a comprehensive overview and in-depth learning experience on ablation techniques, and monitoring.

Limited to 21 attendees, the course will give the opportunity for hands-on ex-vivo and in-vivo animal lab training under the guidance of expert faculty.

Organised by Prof. Afshin Gangi and Dr. Roberto Luigi Cazzato, lectures and video case presentations will add to the course’s learning experience.

This course is designed for interventional radiologists who would like to fine-tune their practical skills and learn more about current treatment options using ablation techniques and advanced image-guidance.

Check out the programme below to find out what you could learn and which experts will be leading the sessions. Don’t wait and apply, places for this ESIR course are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join us at the IHU – Institute of Image-Guided Surgery Strasbourg for this exciting course!

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ESIR - Essentials of embolization: Liquid embolization from A to Z

IHU – Institute of Image-Guided Surgery 1 place de l’Hôpital Strasbourg 67091 France

21st November 2024 - 22nd November 2024

In recent years, liquid embolics have increased in popularity among interventional radiologists, as these agents boast both high embolic efficiency and good clinical results. However, the learning curve is steep, as liquid management and the technical aspects are different and more complex than using conventional coils or particles, and training with these agents should take place in a controlled environment.

Liquid embolics can generally be classified into three main groups: cyanoacrylate (glue), non-adhesive DMSO-based embolics and sclerosants foams. The indications for use, chemical properties, clinical advantages and risks of these can be vastly different from those for sclerosants and cyanoacrylates, and knowing the variances is essential for a well-trained IR.

Training with liquid embolics in real models allows IRs to gain the expertise needed for the management of these products. Due to the similarity between pig and human anatomy, pigs will be used in the in-vivo workshops in order to learn how to deal with the injection of glue and EVOH into livers and kidneys. In the ex-vivo workshops, participants will practice on models to learn about the right way to use sclerosants, cyanoacrylate glue, and EVOH. Additional parallel stations will provide opportunities for participants to learn about the preparation and mixing of glue and EVOH. Organised by Christoph Binkert and lead by a team of expert faculty members, this course will ensure that experienced IRs are up to date on this important and expanding facet of embolization.

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ESIR - Reliability in percutaneous tumour ablation

Landeskrankenhaus – Universitätskliniken Innsbruck Haus 8 – Chirurgie Anichstraße 35 6020 Innsbruck Austria

12th December 2024 - 13th December 2024

In recent years, minimally invasive cancer treatments have experienced a strong surge, and in some cases, have already replaced open resection as the first-choice treatment. Most notably, thermal ablation has been proven to be an effective method for the treatment of numerous tumour entities in various anatomical locations. In order to achieve maximal reliability, however, interventional oncologists must be properly trained in the application of the various available tools, imaging techniques and image fusion tools.

This ESIR course organised by Prof. Reto Bale will give attendees an overview of the currently available devices and techniques in the field of percutaneous tumour ablation, enabling them to plan and perform procedures and conduct the corresponding follow-up. After a theoretical introduction, trainees will have the chance to test all available devices under the guidance of experienced experts in the hands-on workshops. Participants will also get an impression of the capability of modern 3D guidance devices and image fusion tools. In addition, a recorded case of a stereotactic radiofrequency ablation will be presented and discussed. Afterward, the experts will present their most interesting cases and discuss them with the participants.

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