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The 50th Annual WAIS CME Conference

will be held September 19-24, 2020!

The 50th Annual WAIS CME Conference

will be held September 19-24, 2020!

The 50th Annual WAIS CME Conference

will be held September 19-24, 2020!

The 50th Annual WAIS CME Conference

will be held September 19-24, 2020!

WAIS 2021 in on!

Our decision was based on a number of criteria that prioritized WAIS member and industry feedback and the ability to offer a safe, quality WAIS program. While we are proceeding with conference planning and registration, we are also mindful that steps to improve the current conditions of the pandemic may be slower than anticipated, requiring us to pivot to a virtual program.  


The first Western Angiography Society Meeting in 1970

Did you Know?  The first Western Angio Conference (1970) was held in Monterey, CA.

Perhaps we’re feeling a bit nostalgic about this location where our founding officers as well as Dr. Charles Dotter, Dr. Josef Rosch and 37 other  attendees held the first Society meeting. So, we think it is a perfect place to celebrate 50 (or 51) years of WAIS. After more than a year of Zoom meetings and and not so social distancing, we look forward to bringing WAIS members and industry together to reunite and re-engage on cutting-edge topics in Interventional Radiology. We’re going for quality not quantity, so this year’s registration (attendees and exhibitors) will be closed as soon as  we reach capacity for our planned general session and exhibit hall layouts.

Conference Registration 

Conference registration is open for WAIS Members and Program Faculty.

*Please note modifications for the 2021 conference: the meeting will be limited to program faculty and active members only. Registration will close upon reaching our planned general session and venue capacity.  If we do not meet capacity, we will open registration to a limited number of non-members.  

Conference Registration Includes     

  • CME certification for 12 General Sessions
  • 1 SAM for MOC
  • Welcome reception 
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Break refreshments
  • Banquet dinner discount
  • Activities discounts
  • Early bird registration room credit

Hotel Reservations

The Inn at Spanish Bay is full booked for the dates of our conference.  If you are planning to attend the conference, there are many hotel, Inns and B&Bs in Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. 

About The Inn at Spanish Bay

Nestled among majestic Monterey pines—and fronted by a Scottish-style links golf course that touches some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world, the Inn at Spanish Bay is an idyllic location for the WAIS 50th. To learn more about WAIS at the Inn at Spanish Bay, click the READ MORE button.


The Society of Interventional Radiology is the ACCME provider for the annual WAIS conference.

WAIS is a major supporter of the Interventional Initiative and the documentary series, Without a Scalpel.

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