After purchasing access to this educational activity, you will be directed to the SIR Learning Center to participate in the activity and obtain your certificate. To receive CME credit for this enduring activity, participants must watch the video and score 70% or better on the post-activity exam. Participants will have three opportunities to score 70% or better.
These presentations showcase some of the most popular, best-rated sessions and presentations from SIR 2014. The presentations have been repackaged into new sessions according to topic, and will cover the areas of practice development, interventional oncology, and financial challenges.
Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:
Repositioning IR Learning Objectives:
- Describe the FDA’s specific goals/efforts to support the vision: “Patients in the U.S. have access to high-quality, safe, and effective medical devices of public health importance first in the world."
- Explain one new funding mechanism that interventional radiologists can potentially target for patient-centered research
- List the various past, present, and future activities of the SIR Foundation as related to advancing Interventional Radiology research
Interventional Oncology Learning Objectives:
Identify the essentials in the evaluation of patients and performance of transcatheter Interventional Oncology therapies, including bland and Y-90 embolization
Review the essentials in the evaluation of patients and performance of tumor ablation for soft tissue tumors
Describe the essentials in the evaluation of patients and performance of bone ablation
Financial Challenges Learning Objectives:
- Analyze the economic incentives and disincentives that affect delivery of IR services in the private and academic practice settings
- Recognize some of the perspectives of managed care payers including Medicare and commercial payers in approving and paying for IR procedures.
- Describe the need and value of registry participation in proving value for IR services
- Consider the behind the scene and less-reported aspects of politics and bureaucracy in healthcare change in the US
This program is for interventional radiologists and other physicians who have experience with or interest in treating critical limb ischemia, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and venous interventions.
Allied health professionals, IR fellows, radiology residents and medical students will also benefit from this program.
Repositioning IR Faculty
Joseph R. Steele, MD, MMM, FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
John Kaufman, MD, FSIR, Dotter Interventional Institute, Portland, OR
Reed Omary, MD, MS, FSIR, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Donna Buckley, MD, FDA, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Bibb Allen, MD, Birmingham Radiological Group, Birmingham, AL
Debra Gervais, MD, FSIR, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Damian Dupuy, MD, Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Matthew Callstrom, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Sanjeeva Kalva, MD, FSIR, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Riad Salem, MD, MBA, FSIR, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Financial Challenges Faculty
Jeremy Durack, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Stephen Ferrara, MD, FSIR, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Falls Church, VA
Doug Tardio, CareCoreNational, Bluffton, SC
Arthur Lurvey, MD, Noridian, Los Angeles, CA
Timothy Swan, MD, FACR, FSIR, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI
Katharine Krol, MD, FSIR, Indiana University Health Arnett, Lafayette, IN (ret)
The Society of Interventional Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.
SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.