In light of the rapid growth in the field of interventional oncology, CIRSE are delighted to announce that the annual congress dedicated to this important field, European Congress on Interventional Oncology (ECIO), is to become an annual event as of 2012. This upgraded role reflects the need to explore not only technological developments but also issues relating to training and practice. The ECIO makes an important contribution in this regard, as it offers comprehensive coverage of new developments and offers opportunities for interventional radiologists to keep up to date with this subject, which has great strategic impor tance for the specialty. Featuring an enhanced scientific programme, world-renowned faculty and expanded technical exhibition, ECIO remains at the forefront of education and innovation.
CIRSE 2012 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 15-19 September, and covers a broad array of topics, including training in interventional oncology, renal denervation for therapyresistant hypertension, and the future of simulation, amid many others.
Among other awards presented at the opening ceremony, a gold medal will be handed to Prof. Peter Mueller. Prof. Mueller has been intimately involved with the development of novel techniques such as the Brown-Mueller T-Tack for use in percutaneous gastrostomy and percutaneous gastro-jejunostomy, and the Dawson-Mueller drainage catheter for fluid drainages. A wide range of product launches, seminars, learning centers and networking opportunities were provided throughout the congress, with details available on the organisation's website.
The next CIRSE congress will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 14–18 September, 2013.
The organisation welcome you to join them at the Annual European Conference on Interventional Oncology to enhance your clinical practice in interventional oncology, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, strengthen your knowledge and further your expertise of current therapies and the latest research, stay up to date with the advancements in medical technology and meet with over 1,000 peers from all over the world.
Further updates are available on the association’s website: www.cirse.org