FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interested in initiating, developing or strengthening a clinical care practice in intra-arterial Y-90 for the treatment of liver cancer? The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) offers Y-90: The Complete Course, the most comprehensive radioembolization learning program for interventional radiologists, Jan. 11–14, 2015, in San Francisco.
"Y-90: The Complete Course provides the necessary tools for interventional radiologists, serving as members of patients' collaborative cancer care teams," said Robert J. Lewandowski, M.D., FSIR, course co-coordinator and chair of SIR's Interventional Oncology Service Line. "If you're interested in interventional oncology, one of the fastest-growing areas in interventional radiology, you'll leave with practical insights and essentials to start or grow your clinical cancer practice," said Lewandowski, associate professor of radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
The course combines two separate educational opportunities—Y-90/Authorized User (AU) and Y-90/Advanced—into three-and-a-half days of lectures, panel discussions, cases and hands-on workshops. Sessions will include device comparison, discussions of health policy and economics considerations in starting and running a Y-90 practice and literature reviews. Case studies include hepatocellular carcinoma, colangiocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors and a SAM session on metastatic colorectal cancer.
Visit the course website to view the program and brochure and to register. Visit the SIR website (sirweb.org) and learn how interventional radiologists employ breakthrough treatments that harness the power of image-guided therapies to benefit patient care.
About the Society of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 5,600 practicing interventional radiology physicians, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. For more information about SIR, visit sirweb.org.
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