CIRSE 2014

CIRSE 2014

Since its first meeting in 1985, the CIRSE Annual Congress has become the leading European platform for interventionalists. Today it features more than 250 hours of sessions, workshops and symposia. CIRSE offers its over 6,500 participants the ideal opportunity to increase their knowledge on image-guided minimally invasive procedures and to present their latest research findings.






CIRSE 2014 Preliminary Programme (PDF download 2.48 MB)

CIRSE 2014 Timetable at a Glance (PDF download 86 KB)

As usual, the programme will be streamed into six major tracks, allowing delegates to more easily select the sessions that are relevant to their practice:

  • Vascular Interventions
  • Transcatheter Embolisation
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Neurointerventions
  • Non-Vascular Interventions
  • IR Management

Should you have any questions concerning the Scientific Programme, please contact us at: [email protected].

Cirse meets...

The CIRSE meets… programme has proved to be an important platform for establishing and strengthening the relations between CIRSE and its distinguished Group Members – the national societies in the field of Interventional Radiology, as well as other international medical associations. Experts from various regions around the world have provided interesting insights into the current status of Interventional Radiology as well as the state of specific procedures and conditions in their home countries.

CIRSE meets Israel

Interventional radiology has a long history in Israel, and has been in use since the very early days of the specialty, developing in step with the discipline’s blossoming in the USA and Europe.

This academic kinship is long-standing: the late Prof. Alex Rosenberger, one of Israel’s most respected IR pioneers, was one of the founding fathers of CIRSE, as well as being President of the 1986 CIRSE Annual Meeting in Jerusalem.

Established 10 years ago, the Israeli Society of Interventional Radiology (ILSIR) consists of over 55 active members who practice in all fields of IR. These members are spread amongst 21 recognised IR units throughout Israel. About a third of ILSIR members are fellowship trained in the USA, Canada or the UK, and in 2013, a dedicated fellowship in IR was founded.

Several years ago, ILSIR joined the CIRSE family of national societies, and was formally invited by the CIRSE Executive Committee to participate in a CIRSE meets Israel session at CIRSE 2014. This session will showcase some of the most interesting IR research currently being conducted in Israel – as a country that is known for its start-up companies and technical prestige, it comes as no surprise that this session will be devoted to innovations in IR.

Tuesday, September 16


CM 2605

CIRSE meets Israel

Innovations in IR

Moderators: G. Bartal (Kfar-Saba/IL), A.-M. Belli (London/UK)


Advances and innovations in tumour ablation: from Israel with love

N. Goldberg (Jerusalem/IL)


Novel endovascular solutions to arch, peri-renal and abdominal aortic


E. Atar (Petah Tikva/IL)


Advances in endovascular simulation

G. Bartal (Kfar-Saba/IL)

Hot Topic Symposia

The Hot Topic Symposia aim to address important IR topics that are current and controversial in the setting of a plenary session.

Invited speakers will give brief lectures on important aspects of the subject under discussion. A major feature of these sessions will be a round table discussion involving the speakers and the audience. At the conclusion of the sessions, the moderator will summarise the discussion and provide take home points.

Sunday, September 14


HTS 1302

Treatment of DVT and PE: paradigm shift?

Session Coordinator and Moderator: G.J. O’Sullivan (Galway/IE)

Introduction by the moderator


Emerging therapies for pulmonary embolism

N. Kucher (Berne/CH)


Aggressive treatment of deep vein thrombosis: what the trials have taught us

S. Kee (Los Angeles, CA/US)


Catheter-directed thrombolysis for DVT: tips, tricks and pitfalls

K.R. Thomson (Melbourne/AU)


Single session therapy for DVT: devices and patient selection

G.J. O’Sullivan (Galway/IE)

Discussion and closing remarks by the moderator

Tuesday, September 16


HTS 2902

HIFU: Just another IR modality?

Session Coordinator and Moderator: C.A. Binkert (Winterthur/CH)

Introduction by the moderator


Principles of MR-HIFU: what an IR should know

A. Melzer (Dundee/UK)


MR-HIFU for uterine fibroids: which patients should be treated?

M. Matzko (Dachau/DE)


MR-HIFU for painful bone lesions: palliation or more?

A. Napoli (Rome/IT)


MR-HIFU for prostate: is the transurethral approach the right one?

R. Chopra (Dallas, TX/US)

Discussion and closing remarks by the moderator

General Information, Travel & Accommodation, Application

CIRSE Secretariat

Neutorgasse 9/6 | AT - 1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 904 2003 | Fax: +43 1 904 2003-30

Email: [email protected]

Congress Venue

SECC – Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

Exhibition Way

Glasgow G3 8YW | United Kingdom

Phone: +44 141 248 3000 | Fax: +44 141 226 3423

Email: [email protected]

Exhibition Management


Bettina Kreiner, Christine Mahatsek, Dominik Udolf

Phone: +43 1 536 63-35, -34, -64 | Fax: +43 1 535 6016

Email: [email protected]


Kuoni Destination Management UK

Contact: John Cardie

Skypark, 14 Elliot Place

Glasgow G3 8EP | United Kingdom

Phone: +44 7718 403 010

Email: [email protected]

Other queries

To obtain general information about the CIRSE 2014 meeting, please send an email to:

[email protected]

If you have questions concerning registration, please send an email to:

[email protected]

For information about the scientific programme of CIRSE 2014, please send an email to:

[email protected]

Save on your flight!

oneworld: the official airline alliance of CIRSE 2014

Click here to book your flights and enjoy the benefits

oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, brings together 13 leading airlines from around the world - airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines. Together with around 30 affiliate members, oneworld’s expanding network currently serves almost 900 destinations in 150 countries.

Attendee benefits
• Attractive flight discounts for attendees and one travel companion.
• Flights available from all oneworld member airlines and affiliates.
• User-friendly booking tool that will display the most convenient flights and multiple fare options.
• 24-hour support desk – reach us by email or phone.
• Earn miles and tier status points on oneworld eligible flights and redeem rewards across the entire alliance network.
• Frequent flyer privileges, including, for top tier cardholders, access to some 550 premium airport lounges worldwide, fasttrack at security lanes in selected airports and extra baggage allowance.
• Seamless connections and quality service on oneworld member airlines.

Visit and enter event code OW83A14 to log in as an attendee and access our convenient online booking tool, customised with your event information. You can then book discounted flights for travel seven days before and seven days after the event. Fares will be available up to twelve months prior to the event.

For more information please visit

R.W. Günther Foundation Travel Grants

For the third time, the Rolf W. Günther Foundation for Radiological Sciences is sponsoring the attendance of young European radiologists at the CIRSE annual meeting and postgraduate course. Applications are invited from European residents or fellows in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology for 5 Travel Grants, each worth €500, to attend the CIRSE Congress in Glasgow, UK, Sept 13-17, 2014.

Application period:

April 18 - May 16, 2014

Conditions for application:

1. The applicant should be a radiology resident/fellow from Europe,

2. under the age of 35 and

3. presenting author of a paper or poster accepted for presentation at the CIRSE Congress 2014 (notifications of acceptance/rejection sent out in mid-April, 2014).

4. The grant of €500 is to be used to cover travel expenses and housing.

Applications should include:

1. The completed application form: PDF download (381 KB)

2. A supporting letter of recommendation from the head of the department.

Applications should be submitted to the CIRSE office by May 16, 2014, either by email or fax.

CIRSE Central Office
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 0043 1 904 2003 30

All grant applications will be reviewed by a jury and winners will be notified by May 30, 2014.

This initiative is kindly sponsored by the Rolf W. Günther Foundation for Radiological Sciences,

(one individual registration - not for third parties)

Please click here if you would like to start a new registration
or if you are already registered and would like to:

  • Print out congress related documents
  • Edit your personal data
  • Proceed with your registration

(for groups of at least 2 participants)

Please click here if you would like to:

  • Start a new group registration
  • Log into your group in order to add new people to your
  • group
  • Print invoices
  • Start a new group registration
  • Log into your group in order to add new people to your
  • group
  • Print invoices

(for companies who would like to register scientific participants)

Please click here if you would like to:

Registration Fees (Euro)

Early -
June 5, 2014
(23:59 CET)

Middle -
July 10, 2014
(23:59 CET)

Late -
July 10, 2014

CIRSE Member

€ 300

€ 580

€ 675

Non Member

€ 720

€ 895

€ 970

Resident* (CIRSE Member)

€ 270

€ 455

€ 475

Resident* (Non Member)

€ 320

€ 520

€ 550

Nurse/Radiographer* (CIRSE Member)

€ 190

€ 290

€ 440

Nurse/Radiographer* (Non Member)

€ 300

€ 400

€ 550

Undergraduate Medical Student**

€ 0

€ 0

€ 0

*to be accompanied by a certificate, signed by the head of department.

**For undergraduate medical students. Registration needs to be accompanied by;

  • official, stamped, signed and letter headed confirmation of undergraduate medical student status for September 2014* (you must be an undergraduate medical student during the congress)
  • copy of valid photo identification (passport, student ID, driving license...)
  • one-page Curriculum Vitae (CV)

*Not accepted documents for Student Status Confirmation are; Transcripts, Inscriptions, Matriculations or Student ID's

Reduced CIRSE Member Registration:

is only available for members of CIRSE (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) who were members in good standing during the years 2013 and 2014 (individuals who become CIRSE members in 2014 will be able to benefit from reduced congress fees for the meeting in 2015).

Hands-on Workshops:

There will be several types of Hands-on Workshops on offer at CIRSE 2014. Details on Hands-on Workshops may be found here

Participants in these Hands-on Workshops will be able to follow live demonstrations of interventional techniques and practice certain procedures under the guidance of an instructor and/or technician.

Please note that participants need to register in advance at an extra cost of € 75. By pre-registering, you will reserve your place in your selected Hands-on Workshop.

In order to register, please click the appropriate boxes during your registration process for CIRSE 2014. If you are already registered for CIRSE 2014, you can log in to your account and sign up for a Hands-on Workshop.

Subscription to ESIRonline

Starting with a special offer for CIRSE 2014 attendees, we are extending year-round ESIRonline access to non-members: purchase your one-year subscription for ESIRonline (, the Educational Platform for Interventional Radiology for only € 30 together with your registration to CIRSE 2014.*

*All CIRSE Members in good standing already benefit from full access to ESIRonline year-round.
Without a Congress Registration, ESIRonline Subscriptions are available for EUR 90,-.

Method of Payment:

Registration fees are to be paid in Euros (€) by:

- Bank Transfer

- Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard)

Our accepted onsite payment methods are Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) and Cash (payment can be settled in Euros only)

Cancellation of Congress Registration:

CIRSE GmbH will not refund any registration fees in case of cancellation of the registration or change of registration category by the participant.

CIRSE GmbH however offers all pre-registered participants the possibility to take out cancellation insurance with its partner "Europäische Reiseversicherung". The insurance can only be booked during and until finalisation of the online registration process. The refund of the participant's registration fee due to cancellation of the registration or the change of registration category is only possible with a valid insurance. CIRSE GmbH itself will not refund any registration fees. All requests must be made to "Europäische Reiseversicherung" directly. Refunds will be given according to the terms and conditions of the "Europäische Reiseversicherung". CIRSE GmbH shall not be responsible for any refunds of registration fees.

Name Changes:

Will be handled as a cancellation and new registration.

General Terms and Conditions

Additional Information:

All CIRSE 2014 registrants will be able to print out an invoice of the registration using their personal log-in details at

Invoices will be issued by the CIRSE Congress Research Education GmbH, Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

More events


Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - Fri, 1 Oct 2021

44th ESNR Annual Meeting 2021

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - Sun, 3 Oct 2021

Canton of Geneva,
EUSOBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

Mon, 4 Oct 2021 - Thu, 28 Oct 2021


Wed, 6 Oct 2021 - Sat, 9 Oct 2021

SABI Annual Meeting 2021

Sat, 9 Oct 2021 - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Annual Radiology Meeting (ARM) 2021 in UAE

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Za'abeel Road 2
United Arab Emirates
29th Annual Update: Neurology 2021

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Musculoskeletal MRI, Ultrasound and Neuroradiology 2021

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - Sat, 16 Oct 2021

South Las Vegas Boulevard 3131
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
United States
Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) PaRADigm Annual Meeting 2021

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - Wed, 20 Oct 2021

South Las Vegas Boulevard 3799
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
United States

Sat, 23 Oct 2021 - Sat, 23 Oct 2021

ASTRO Annual Meeting 2021

Sun, 24 Oct 2021 - Wed, 27 Oct 2021

Related articles