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WAIS 2021 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Session Time

Session Title


Arrival Day, Registration Check in, Exhibitor Set-up - and OFFICER'S MEETING

5:00-7:00 pm

Welcome Sunset Reception 


Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Session Time

Session Title

Session Moderator

7:30-9:00 am

Session 1: Big Little Lies (Rapid Fire Rundown) - debunking best practices myths, evidence-based IR

Justin McWilliams, MD - UCLA 

9:30-11:00 am

Session 2: All in Your Head (Neuro) - stroke, subdural embol, etc.

Chris Loh, MD - Private Practice

11:30-1:00 pm

Session 3: The Sourdough Phase (GI) - portal hypertension, gallbladder treatments and biliary interventions

Rusty Hofmann, MD - Stanford University

PM (TBD)

Thought Leader Breakout Sessions

Platinum Exhibitors

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Session Time

Session Title

Session Moderator

7:30-9:00 am

Session 4: The Fourth Pillar (Interventional Oncology) - TACE, TARE, Ablation and more.

Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD - UCI

9:30-11:30 am

Session 5: Deep Dive (AI in IR, Immunology, New wave energies, Robotics and Ethics) 

Isabel Newton, MD, PhD - UCSD & VA

1:30-6:30 pm

WAIS Annual Golf Tournament - The Links at Spanish Bay


PM (TBD)

Thought Leader Breakout Sessions

Platinum Exhibitors

Sunday, September 5th, 2021 

Session Time

Session Title

Session Moderator

7:30-9:00 am

Session 6: Corona Meets Catheter (Venous Interventions)

E. Brooke Spencer, MD - MIPS Center

9:30-11:30 am

Session 7: IR in a Pandemic (Business, Quality, Safety & Clinician Wellness)

TBD

11:30-1:00 pm

Session 7a: The Annual Charles Dotter Lecture 

Impact of COVID on Provider Burnout & Depression

Christine Moutier, MD

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  

PM (TBD)

Thought Leader Breakout Sessions

Platinum Exhibitors

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Session Time

Session Title

Session Moderator

7:30-9:00 am

Session 8: Tiger King (IR for Trauma)

TBD

9:30-11:00 am

Session 9: Take the 5 ... French (Peripheral Arterial Disease)

TBD

11:30-1:00 pm

Session 10: Gender (Men & Women's Health in IR)

Maureen Kohi, MD - UNC

Anne Roberts, MD - UCSD

PM (TBD)

Thought Leader Breakout Sessions

Platinum Exhibitors


6:30-9:30 pm

Final Night Banquet 

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