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SIR 41st Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

Vancouver Convention Centre * | Vancouver , CANADA
From 500 to 750 USD
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Title: SIR 41st Annual Scientific Meeting 2016
Specialty: Radiology, Other Specialties, Radiation Oncology
Dates: From Apr, 2, 2016 to Apr, 7, 2016
Location: Vancouver , CANADA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 500 to 750 USD
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Vancouver Convention Centre *

With our harbourfront location and breathtaking views, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The addition of our new West Building has tripled our capacity, for a combined total of 466,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and plenary theatre space. Both the East and West Buildings are designed as a series of modules to offer the highest degree of flexibility. This new combination also allows us to hold simultaneous events, each with their own separate access and function space. Add first class cuisine, the most advanced technology and an exceptional sustainability mandate and your event is sure to be nothing less than remarkable.
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SAM Keypad Rental Information

In order to better accommodate the expanded SAM program, SIR offers the opportunity to reserve your SAM audience response system (ARS) keypad during the registration process for $25 pre-meeting and $50 on-site. All keypads will be available for pick up at registration and provide you the opportunity to attend as many SAM sessions as you would like throughout the meeting, avoid long check-in lines prior to the SAM sessions, and allow for one convenient pick-up and drop-off location.

SAM keypads will not be available outside of the session room before each session, so please make sure to reserve yours during registration. 


SAM Accreditation

This program will be approved for up to 25.5 SAM credits by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) – pending approval. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). This educational activity meets the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.


SA-CME Credit

The SIR 2016 Digital Video Library provides nearly 250 hours of SA-CME credit toward fulfilling MOC requirements. Watch feature-rich, streaming videos from SIR 2016 and complete post-session tests to earn credit. USB drives are available for offline viewing. Purchase the Digital Video Library during online registration—your one chance to save up to $400. 

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments, the unparalleled access to expert faculty and leading thinkers in the specialty. Set your sights on Vancouver—April 2-7, 2016.


Who should attend?

SIR 2016 is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing interventional radiologists, IRs in-training, diagnostic radiologists, and other physicians with a special interest in IR—and is the only venue offering IR education designed specifically for clinical associates. The meeting also offers a supportive and highly interactive introduction to IR for medical students who may be considering the specialty as their focus.  


What can I expect?

•    Expert discussion on current treatments, needs and future trends of minimally invasive vein treatments

•    Abstracts from across the global on the diagnosis, pathology and management of venous disease

•    The latest technologies for diagnosis, triage and intervention in massive and sub-massive pulmonary embolism

•    Networking with peers from around the world, offering unique perspectives on this rapidly changing specialty

•    Seminars on acute and chronic DVT

•    Skills workshops on management of occlusive disease and venous insufficiency

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2016-02-19 To: 0--
On site Registration
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SIR member

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

Vancouver Convention Centre

Requirements for non US visitors entering Canada:

Persons visiting from countries other than the United States must have a valid passport and may require other documentation such as visas. Check with the nearest Canadian Consulate well in advance of travel.  To receive a letter to assist you in obtaining a visa, please email You may also request a letter of invitation during online registration.

Are you traveling with a child under 18 years of age to Canada?

Foreign officials and transportation companies are vigilant concerning documentation for children crossing international borders. Generally, any individual younger than 18 years of age could be considered a child. Unless a child is accompanied by both legal parents, the following documentation should be carried by the child or the accompanying adult:

•   A valid passport or proof of citizenship for the child.

•   A legal document proving that the child has the permission of the lawful parent (s) or guardian(s) to travel and includes contact phone information for the parent(s) or guardian(s). Such a document must be specific for each trip.

A sample document is provided on the website listed here:

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Submission Info

Welcome to the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Submission Site

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) invites authors to submit abstracts for the upcoming SIR 2016 Meeting, April 2- 7, 2016, in Vancouver, BC.

Abstract Submission begins Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT

Abstract Submission closes Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT

Presenting authors of accepted submissions must register for and present their work at the meeting. This stipulation applies to both oral and poster presentations.

If your abstract is accepted, it will be published in SIR’s flagship Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) and will be a citable reference.  The Annual Scientific Committee and JVIR’s editorial office strongly encourages you to submit your full manuscript for publication in JVIR.  Article submission information will be provided in your abstract acceptance notification.

Click here for more information regarding abstract submission. 

Abstract submission questions? Contact Us at

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Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

The 2016 SIR Expo provides interventional and allied health professionals with an opportunity to see the best and latest industry innovations and product technology related to the IR specialty. ​Be among 140 exhibiting companies stretching across 45,000 square feet of exhibit floor space. 


Engagement & Networking 

Build relationships with over 5,000 attendees

10 hours of unopposed break times strategically placed during the highest trafffic peaks in the Expo


Increase your exposure 

Demonstrate your products during a Hands-on Learning Lab

Host an in-booth Eat and Be Educated session

Provide a training area in your booth for a Hands-on Exhibitor Designation


Bringing traffic to the Expo with 

Events like Compelling Conversations at SIR Central

Convenient food options during 10 hours of breaks and lunches

Rest stops for attendees to relax and re-charge 


Why Vancouver

Location, location

A convention centre on the beautiful Vancouver harbor

Iconic waterfront hotels in the heart of  the city

Scenic attractions, walkways, parks and gardens

Nostalgic restaurants in trendy neighborhoods 

Organising Agency

Maryann Verrillo, director of communications and public relations, (703) 460-5572, @marverrillo

Ellen Acconcia, manager, website and communications, (703) 460-5582, @esacconcia 

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