The 2012 conference, which will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre will be supported by a specialist media team who will be working closely with the organisation to help raise its profile, as well as increasing interest in Interventional Radiology (IR).
“The 2012 conference, with a wealth of clinical research and expert medical opinion, provides an ideal venue from which to release a series of news stories to the media. By taking a much more proactive approach this year, we are aiming for journalists to develop a better understanding of the key issues and clinical development within our discipline,” said Iain Robertson, president, BSIR.
Across the 3 day event, core themes and issues on the programme will include:
- Interventional oncology / tumour intervention
- Patient Safety: (including the launch of a new visual teaching model)
- Advances on aortic stent technology
- Drug Elution
- Renal Denervation
“We believe it is vital for us to engage and communicate with our clinical peers, alongside the general public, many of whom are potential patients. As a profession, we are all aware that there is still some way to go in terms of gaining wide spread support for IR as a procedure. As a result, we also have to overcome the general lack of understanding of the role and benefit of IR,” said Robertson.