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

Interdisciplinary Aortic Dissection Symposium

Bush House, KCL, London

6th September 2024

This innovative one-day symposium is designed as a platform for internationally recognised experts to discuss contemporary topics related to the management of aortic dissection. It will aim to foster scientific and educational exchange amongst health care professionals interested in managing patients with aortic dissection. The event stands out for its multidisciplinary approach, welcoming vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists, allied healthcare professionals, and trainee colleagues. Featuring not only talks by world-renowned experts, the symposium also includes information on upcoming trials, encourages debate and highlights real-life difficult to manage cases.


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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Lower Limb Endovascular Symposium


10th October 2024 - 11th October 2024

The aim of the meeting is to bring together experts and clinicians from a varied background with an interest in developing and enhancing their lower limb endovascular practice. The emphasis is on current evidence, common practical approaches, as well as bail out strategies. The meeting aims to stimulate debate and guide the future direction of lower limb endovascular therapies.

The Lower Limb Endovascular Symposium - LLES 2024, now incorporating LLES Deep Venous Therapies, is being held over 2 days on 10th to 11th October 2024 in Manchester.

We are pleased to offer 5 free places to BSIR members on a first come basis. Please email [email protected] if interested.

Miss Kaji Sritharan
LLES Meeting Director

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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BRAIN Conference 2024

etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London

2nd December 2024 - 4th December 2024

Registration for the fifth annual BRAIN Conference will open soon! The proposed dates and venue for 2024 are Monday 2 December - Wednesday 4 December at etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London.

We look forward to welcoming neuroradiologists, endovascular neurosurgeons and allied professionals from all over the world to attend the exciting and innovative meeting.

International experts and key opinion leaders from across the world will once again be a part of the faculty and will provide education on a range of different topics, including stroke, aneurysms, new technology and much more!

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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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NHS and RCR Global AI Conference 2025: Shaping the future of AI in healthcare 

QEII Centre, London and Online

3rd February 2025 - 4th February 2025

The NHS and RCR are delighted to announce our inaugural Global AI Conference covering all clinical specialties. This conference is essential for hospital leaders, clinicians, policymakers, allied healthcare professionals, NHS managers, trainees, educators and innovators. Join attendees from around the world in London and online and engage in a cutting-edge programme with four dynamic streams showcasing the future of AI in healthcare.

You'll have access to all educational sessions and hear from global AI leaders and take inspiration from our keynote speakers. We’ll present real-life case studies of successful AI implementation, and you’ll learn more about the latest industry developments and advancements. We'll showcase a range of AI abstracts in our poster displays, allow time to collaborate with peers plus network and engage with organisations in our dynamic exhibition.

Book early and guarantee your place with our super early bird and early bird booking rates. Standard rates will apply from 26 November 2024.

Submit an abstract
We’re inviting clinicians to get involved in the AI conference through exhibiting your innovative AI projects and research in one of our five abstract competitions. This is a prime opportunity to showcase your ideas, strategies and achievements to a global audience and elevate your organisations work. Deadline for submissions is Monday 15 July 2024.

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