Learning Zone

Tuesday 15th November

Welcome Address

Plenary 1: Interventional Radiology In Limb Salvage (DM)

  • Diabetic foot care; current satus and future directions in England.
  • Open surgery in limb salvage and the role of multidisciplinary approach.
  • Interventiontional Radiology: recent advances and cutting edge technology.

State of the Art 1: Aortic Dissection

  • Keynote Lecture: Endovascular management of aortic dissection: what we know, think we know, and need to know.
  • Imaging of aortic dissection
  • Neurological complications in aortic intervention: how can we mittigate the stroke and paraplegia risk in TEVAR.

Presentation of BSIR Honorary Fellowship to Prof. Mike Dake

Scientific Session 1: Aortic Intervention

Scientific Session 2: Oncology Intervention (Charter 4)

Dr Graham Plant Lecture - Is There A Third Way for Interventional Radiology?

BSIR: Current Status of IR (Charter 4)

  • Provision of IR Services
  • BSIR Cummunication Strategy - Enhancing the profile of IR

BSIR: Registries Audits Trials - Summaries & Updates (Charter 4)

  • Balloons, Bypass & Stents for Treatment of severe ischaemia of the leg.
  • BSIR Audits & Registries
  • NVR Update

State of the Art 2: Oncology Intervention; Update

  • Keynote Lecture: Recent Advances and trials in IO.
  • MR guided drug delivery.
  • The next frontier in image guided IR

Plenary 2: Interventional Urology (Charter 4)

  • Renal access; from simple to difficult cases; top pearls for safe practice
  • Ureteric stenting; How can we make it better?
  • Management of iatrogenic and traumactic renal injuries.
  • Maintenance of AVF; How can we make intervention more durable?

Plenary 3: Interventions for visceral ischemia and aneurysms

  • Non-invasive Imaging of visceral and renal arteries; where do we stand?
  • Percutaneuos intervention for mesenteric ischemia; patient selection, technique and outcome.
  • Visceral aneurysms; who, when and how to treat.
  • Short and long term outcome of viseral stenting in fenestration and branched stent graft.

Oncology Interventions 2: HCC (Charter 4)

  • The hepatology perspective in treatment selection for HCC.
  • The current imaging perspective in the diagnosis of HCC.
  • Treatment of early stage HCC; ablative techniques and outcomes.
  • Treatment of intermediate and advanced stage HCC (TACE, TAE, SIRT and combination treatment with biological agents)

Mortality & Morbitity & Amazing Solutions

Wednesday 16th November

State of the Art 3: Interventional Robotics.

  • Robotic intervention; shaping the future.
  • Robotics from benchtop to bed side; the role of translation research.
  • Do we need a robot in IR?

Oncology Intervention 3: Controversies in management of colo-rectal liver metastasis (Charter 4)

  • Where is the place of DEB-IRI in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases?
  • Reducing local recurrence using image guided ablation.
  • Y-90 Radioembolisation: 1st, 2nd or 3rd line management?
  • Portal vein embolistion; timing & technique to get better volume response.

Scientific Session 3: Peripheral Vascular Intervention.

Scientific Session 4: GI, GU & Hepatobiliary. (Charter 4)

Plenary 4: BSIR Hot Debate - IR at critical crossroad: A roadmap for evolution or sleepwalking to extinction.

  • IR Curriculum and sub specialty status: the story so far
  • IR In DGHs
  • RCR View
  • Discussion

Oncology Intervention 4: Ablation outside the liver; lung Primary and metastatic lung neoplasms; treatment options and tumor board discussion. (Charter 4)

  • Primary lung ca; surgical perspective.
  • Stereotactic rediotherapy; patient selection and outcome.
  • Lung ablation for primary and secondary lung ca; patient selection, technique and outcome.
  • Case discussion

Wattie Fletcher Lecture & Presentations

Wattie Fletch Lecturer: The past, present and future of endovascular aortic aneurysm treatment

Gold Medal:  Recipient: Professor Anthony Watkinson

BSIR Honorary Fellowship: Recipient: Dr Giles Maskell

Changes to Industry Rules on Sponsorship (Main Auditorium)

BSIR Snap shot survey of the year (Charter 4)

Thursday 17th November

State of the Art 4: Pulmonary artery embolism; Time for action!

  • Advances in medical AND Interventional management of PEs; Rapid Response Team and current treatement algorithm.
  • Interventional options for treatment of PE; current technology and future directions.
  • Case presentation and lessons learned.

Plenary 5: Stroke interevention (Charter 4)

  • IAT service configuration & delivery: current status & future vision.
  • Manpower and training credentials for IAT.
  • Techniques and technology in IAT / can peripheral interventionists benefit from advanced neurointerventions?

State of the Art 5: Emerging embolisation procedures.

  • PAE; current status and future direction.
  • ROPE registry; Update.
  • Bariatric embolisation; where do we stand?
  • Emborrhoid; a new horizon in modern IR.

Scientific Session 5: Farrago

Scientific Session 6: Embolisation (Charter 4)

Plenary session 6: GI-stents: Going off-piste

  • Oesophageal stents: when to talk to the endoscopist?
  • In the surgeon's tracks.
  • Off-label use of biodegradable stents.

Oncology Interventions 5: Kidney; Renel tumors; treatment options & tumor board discussion. (Charter 4)

  • Nephron sparing surgery.
  • Thermal ablation with RFA/MWA.
  • Cryotherapy.
  • Non Thermal ablation with IRE.
  • Case discussion.

Plenary Session 7: Safety issues & occupational hazards in IR.

  • Radiation protection in modern IR; update.
  • How not to fail as an interventional rediologist: the importance of human factors.
  • Patient Safety - a barrier to progress?