Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe’s Congress
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The vibrant city of Glasgow provided the perfect backdrop for CIRSE 2014, which featured first-rate scientific content, impressive technological breakthroughs and thought-provoking exchanges. Over 6,400 delegates attended the highly successful meeting, further solidifying the event’s reputation as Europe’s premier congress dedicated to interventional radiology.
CIRSE places great emphasis on investing in high-quality educational and scientific programmes that offer true value to participants. The outstanding reviews of CIRSE 2014 underscore the wisdom and success of that approach. The numbers speak volumes. Over 91% of delegates indicated that the sessions on offer fully met their specified learning objectives – the highest rate ever achieved.
Introducing young practitioners to interventional radiology and encouraging them to hone their skills in the subspecialty is another major priority. The Fundamental Courses, which are targeted primarily at radiologists-in-training and new consultants, are clearly achieving that goal. Over 97% of delegates indicated that they learned from these sessions, and 95% deemed the information presented relevant to their practice needs.
The best-attended session scrutinised treatment methods for deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: increasingly prevalent conditions that continue to present serious challenges for healthcare providers. Entitled “Treatment of DVT and PE: paradigm shift?”, it featured expert presentations exploring whether newly available interventional techniques have truly led to a rethinking of best clinical practice. The Main Auditorium was packed for the event.
Other specialised sessions also garnered impressive praise, with over 98% of participants characterising the two Evidence Fora as valuable learning experiences. The Abdominal Aorta Evidence Forum addressed the most up-to-date research on endovascular aneurysm sealing and iliac sidebranch grafts for aorto-liliac aneurysms, different techniques for pararenal aortic aneurysms, and provided an update on relevant trials. The Thoracic Aorta Evidence Forum focused on the rapidly evolving use of endovascular stent grafts to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms.
Focus on aortic interventions
The evident interest in EVAR and TEVAR inspired the introduction of a new feature that will make its debut at CIRSE 2015: the Interdisciplinary Endovascular Aortic Symposium (IDEAS). A two-and-a-half-day stand-alone programme featuring 14 hours of targeted education, IDEAS will run in the same building as, and parallel to, the Annual Meeting. Delegates who have registered for either event will be able to attend these specialised sessions and the CIRSE 2015 industry exhibition.
Interdisciplinary collaboration is an essential part of modern day medical practice, and we are committed to welcoming practitioners from other specialties to our Annual Meetings. The Multidisciplinary Expert Boards, which draw on the collaborative tradition of tumour boards, feature stimulating interdisciplinary exchanges on commonly encountered challenges in the oncological and vascular fields.
Other programme highlights for CIRSE 2015 include four Venous Forums, tackling diverse aspects of venous interventions. The turnout for this year’s session on DVT and PE suggests these will be particularly attractive to our delegates.
Celebrate 30 years of CIRSE!
CIRSE 2015 marks the organisation’s 30th anniversary, and our celebrations will include special emphasis on the awards issued and on new members welcomed to our rapidly growing IR community. Our “CIRSE Meets…” session will host a delegation from China, and we look forward to learning how the discipline is developing in the Far East.
Lisbon has repeatedly proven to be an ideal fit for our Annual Meetings. Alongside first-rate facilities, it also offers excellent hotel and transportation options. We are certain that our third visit to this beautiful city will be the most memorable yet.
Come celebrate 30 years of excellence in IR with us in Lisbon!
Christoph A. Binkert
SPC Deputy Chairperson
LHC SPC Representative
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The offered hotels and rates can be used for individual bookings (up to and including 9 rooms) only. CIRSE supports compliance with ethical standards, and therefore emphasises that the participants shall bear any and all costs in this context themselves.
Group Bookings (10 rooms and more)
Please contact Buzz Portugal DMC via Email or phone:
Buzz Portugal DMC
Claudia Rothe, Project Manager
Av.Elias Garcia, 147-5º Esq :: 1050-099 Lisboa
Phone: +351 211 147 160
Special booking conditions may apply.
Please note that CIRSE does no longer offer a Late Breaking Abstract submission.
The following Abstract Types can be submitted:
Purpose - Materials and Methods - Results - Conclusion
Oral Free Paper Presentation*
Learning Objectives - Background -
Electronic Poster only
No specific structure required
Electronic Poster only
*Due to the limited number of oral communication slots, the Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to change the presentation format originally proposed by the authors.
You may also submit abstracts on ongoing clinical trials. These are of utmost interest to our community, making CIRSE’s Annual Meeting the perfect opportunity to present and discuss them.
You are welcome to submit an abstract about an ongoing clinical trial even if it will not have reached a protocol-specific endpoint for analysis by the time of presentation.
To submit an abstract on an ongoing clinical trial, please choose “Scientific Abstract” as the abstract type, and provide a clear description of the background and study design in the sections entitled “Purpose” and “Materials and Methods”. In the “Results” section, please state by when first trial results are expected or, where available, specify any early/preliminary results.
In order to submit your abstract, you will need to complete the "Conclusion" section. For ongoing clinical trials, please simply enter "Not applicable".
CIRSE would like to thank its industry partners for their valuable contribution to the annual congress, and looks forward to further co-operation at CIRSE 2015 from September 26-30 in Lisbon, Portugal. If you want to relive CIRSE 2014, watch our video here.
More than 6,432 international delegates travelled to Glasgow from 78 countries. 101 exhibitors showcased their latest products in a 5,800 sqm exhibition and launched 14 new products, solidifying the event’s reputation as Europe’s premier congress dedicated to interventional radiology. The vibrant city of Glasgow provided the perfect backdrop for CIRSE 2014, which featured first-rate scientific content, impressive technological breakthroughs and thought-provoking exchanges.
What to expect at CIRSE 2015?
- Implemented industry feedback & new promotion opportunities
- Exhibition opened from Saturday-Tuesday and closed on Wednesday
- Exhibition space centrally located to ensure a high delegate flow
- New option of ordering a built-in Learning Centre
- Increased e-communication measures: livestream, app, ESIRonline, newsletter
- Enhanced new product promotion (Product Launch) section in the Congress Newspaper
- Improved time slots for the industry symposia
- Improved Badge-Lead System
- Continuation of successful initiatives such as the Radiation Protection Pavillion
- IDEAS: Interdisciplinary Endovascular Aortic Symposium (IDEAS) a multi-disciplinary programme which will run parallel to CIRSE
Additionally, as an exhibitor, you will be able to visit select scientific sessions, which will be published here before the congress.