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WAIS 2022 Program & Schedule of Events


  Saturday, September 24, 2022  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Arrival Day, Registration Check In, Exhibit Hall Set-up
 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception at Sunset  
     
  Sunday, September 25, 2022  
6:00 am - 6:30 amSunrise Yoga for AllCosette Stahl, MD (Denver, CO)
6:30 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast Exhibit Halls
7:30 am - 7:45 am 2020 Vision: Looking Back, Looking Ahead Isabel Newton, MD, PhD - 2022 WAIS Scientific Program Director
7:45 am - 9:30 am Session 1: Pipe Dreams Moderators: Michael Dake, MD and E. Brooke Spencer, MD (WAIS Past President, 2016)
7:45 am - 8:00 am Looking back: History of angioplasty, stunting, and stent-grafting Michael Dake, MD
8:00 am - 8:15 am Advanced Access for PAD Richard Saxon, MD 
8:15 am - 8:30 am Venous Reconstruction for the Masses E. Brooke Spencer, MD (WAIS Past President, 2016)
8:30 am - 8:45 am EVAR for the Bold Andy Barleben, MD
8:45 am - 9:00 am Carotids: When to Watch, Stent, and Operate James Benenati, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am Looking Ahead: Future of Arterial and Venous Interventions E. Brooke Spencer, MD (WAIS Past President, 2016)
9:15 am - 9:30 am Audience Q&A Speakers plus Gregg Alzate, MD & Luke Sewall, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 amCoffee Break Exhibit Halls
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 2: IR-ts & Crafts: Beads, Bling and Glue Moderator: Charles Nutting, DO (WAIS Past President, 2007) and Martin Radvany, MD
10:00 am - 10:15 am Looking Back: History of Embolics Kieran Murphy, MD
10:15 am - 10:30 am Balloon-directed Locoregional Therapies Steve Rose, MD (WAIS Past President, 2012)
10:30 am - 10:45 am Portal Vein Embolization: is there an ideal embolic agent? David Madoff, MD
10:45 am - 11:00 am Advanced Imaging Technologies to Facilitate Embolotherapies Aravind Arepally, MD
11:00 am - 11:15 am Secrets Learned from Treating Dural AVFs, CC Fistula and the Transorbital Technique Scott Olson, MD
11:15 am - 11:30 am When to Treat AVMs and How Hamed Aryafar, MD
11:30 am - 11:45 am Looking Ahead: What's Next in Embolics Martin Radvany, MD
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion Moderators & Speakers
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm WAIS Attendee Luncheon
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Thought Leader Sessions Assigned Boardrooms
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm Session 3: Frontiers (Pack your Tools) - SAM Session Moderator: Sean Tutton, MD and Chris Friend, MD
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Looking Back: MSK, Pain, Palliation Sean Tutton, MD
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Fixation in the Pelvis: Looking Back at my Struggles, Looking Ahead to your Successes Steve Yevich MD
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Genicular Artery Embolization and the Future of Joint Embolization Siddharth Padia, MD
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Building a Palliative IR Practice (nerve ablation and pain management) Sean Tutton, MD
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Neuro IR Materials and Techniques Useful in Peripheral Embolization David Kumpe, MD (WAIS Past President, 2005)
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Botox Beyond Aesthetics Jonas Redmond, MD
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Looking Ahead: Devices on the Horizon Chris Friend, MD
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Audience Q&A
Speakers
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
SAM TEST
WAIS Staff
The remainder of the day is open for your own Wellness & Connection Activities

Monday, September 26, 2022
6:00 am - 6:30 amSunrise Yoga for All
Margaret Facchini (Chicago, IL) & Cosette Stahl, MD (Denver, CO)
6:45 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast Exhibit Halls
7:30 am - 9:30 am Session 4: Growing Pains Moderator: John Abele and Eric Keller, MD
7:30 am - 7:45 am Looking Back: a Field in Evolution John Abele  (Founder BSCI)
7:45 am - 8:00 am Defining the IR Value Proposition Frank Facchini, MD
8:00 am - 8:15 am IR Revolution -> Evolution -> Evidence Jeremy Durack, MD
8:15 am - 8:30 am Leadership and Moral Mazes Robert Ryu, MD 
8:30 am - 8:45 am Physician Wellness For The Practicing Interventionalist Stephen Johnson, MD (WAIS Past President, 2008)
8:45 am - 9:00 am Ethics in IR: What would you do next? Eric Keller, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am Looking ahead: Applied Ethics in IR Eric Keller, MD
9:15 am - 9:30 am Audience Q&A Speakers plus Sean Tutton, MD & Chris Friend, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break Exhibit Halls
10:00 am - 11:45 am Session 5: gIRls (and guys) Moderator: Anne Roberts, MD (WAIS Past President, 1996) and Gloria Salazar, MD
10:00 am - 10:10 am Looking Back: How UAE Became a Thing Anne Roberts, MD (WAIS Past President, 1996)
10:10 am - 10:20 am The "Theory" of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Yilun Koethe, MD
10:20 am - 10:30 am Obstetrical Emergencies Rahul Patel, MD
10:30 am - 10:40 am Breast Cryoablation Primer Yolanda Bryce, MD 
10:40 am - 10:50 am How to Start a PAE Practice Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD
10:50 am - 11:00 am Uterine AVFs & Liquid Embolics Evan Lehrman, MD 
11:00 am - 11:10 am Management of Symptomatic Varicoceles Sailendra Naidu, MD
11:10 am - 11:20 am Machine Learning and Women's Health Andrew Taylor, MD 
11:20 am - 11:30 am Looking Ahead: Emerging Roles for IR in Women's Health Gloria Salazar, MD
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Audience Q&A
Speakers 
1:00 pm - 6:00 pmWAIS Golf TournamentMauna Lani South Golf Course
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmWAIS Tennis TournamentFairmont Orchid Tennis Pavilion
 The remainder of the day is open for your own Wellness & Connection Activities 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
6:00 am - 6:30 amSunrise Yoga for AllStephen Johnson, MD (Golden, CO) & Cosette Stahl, MD (Denver, CO)
6:45 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast Exhibit Halls
7:30 am - 9:15 am Session 6: What Is IR? Moderator: Tom Sos, MD and Elizabeth Hosselkus, MD
7:30 am - 7:45 am "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Tom Sos, MD
7:45 am - 8:00 am IR's Identity Crisis & the History of Specialization
Eric Keller, MD
8:00 am - 8:15 am IR and DR - Happy Marriage or headed for Divorce?
Rob Suh, MD
8:15 am - 8:30 am Who are the IRs of Tomorrow?
Helena Rockwell, Dane Alzate, Abhi Jairam 
8:30 am - 8:45 am Innovation and Research are the Foundations of IR
Kieran Murphy, MD
8:45 am - 9:00 am Looking Ahead at the Evolution of IR
Elizabeth Hosselkus, MD 
9:00 am - 9:15 am Panel Discussion
Speakers 
9:15 am - 9:45 am Coffee Break Exhibit Halls
9:45 am - 10:25 am Annual Charles T. Dotter Lecture: "My Life in IR" Barry Katzen, MD (Founder Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute)
10:30 am - 12:30 pmSession 7: Data Schmata: Separating Fact from Fiction -  SAM Session Ziv Haskal, MD and Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD 
10:30 am -10:45 am Looking Back: Data in IR Ziv Haskal, MD 
10:45 am - 11:00 am Ablation vs. Resection for a 2.5 cm HCC Alda Tam, MD, MBA (WAIS Past President, 2017)
11:00 am - 11:15 am TACE vs. TARE for a patient within Milan Nicholas Fidelman, MD 
11:15 am - 11:30 am Minimally Invasive Therapy for PE Akhilesh Sista, MD
11:30 am - 11:45 am Drug-eluting balloons and stents, Atherectomy devices James Benenati, MD
11:45 am - 12:00 pmLooking ahead: Better IR DataNadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD
12:00 pm - 12:15 pmAudience Q&A
Speakers 
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm SAM TEST WAIS Staff
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm WAIS Luncheon, Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Thought Leader Sessions  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Session 8: Rapid Fire Rundown Moderator: David Kumpe, MD (WAIS Past President, 2005) and Justin McWilliams, MD (WAIS Past President, 2019) 
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm Venous   Akhilesh Sista, MD
1:40 pm - 1:50 pm Arterial Kumar Madassery, MD 
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Interventional Oncology John Louie, MD 
2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Potpourri Claire Kaufman, MD 
2:10 pm - 2:20 pm Meds (SIR guidelines updates: antibiotics & anticoagulation) Sarah Khan, MD
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Neuro IR Christopher Dowd, MD 
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
WAIS 2022 Program Faculty & Past Presidents Group Photo Shoot 
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Meet the Giants Social & Scientific Poster Presentation Ballroom Courtyard & Exhibit Halls
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Without a Scalpel E3: HYSTERical Theater Showing & Reception (The II) Fairmont Lehua Theater 
 The remainder of the day is open for your own Wellness & Connection Activities 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
6:00 am - 6:30 amSunrise Yoga for AllCosette Stahl, MD (Denver, CO)
6:45 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast Exhibit Halls
7:30 am - 9:15 am Session 9: New Roads Moderators: Ernest Ring, MD (WAIS Past President, 1991) and Alex Vezeridis, MD
7:30 am - 7:45 am Looking back: The History of IR in Portal Hypertension Ernest Ring (WAIS Past President, 1991)
7:45 am - 8:00 am Acute and Chronic Porto-Mesenteric Thrombosis Pallav Kolli, MD
8:00 am - 8:15 am Advanced Biliary Decompression: Baskets, Lasers and lithotripsy Jonathan Susman, MD
8:15 am - 8:30 am Congenital Atresias Shellie Josephs, MD (WAIS Past President, 2013)
8:30 am - 8:45 am The Blind Side: Confessions of a Retired Interventional Radiologist Jeffrey Dieden, MD
8:45 am - 9:00 am Looking ahead: biodegradable stents and more. Alex Vezeridis, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am Audience Q&A
Speakers plus Jennifer Berumen, MD
9:15 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break  Exhibit Halls
10:00 am - 11:30 am Session 10: Let's Get Together Moderators: Barry Katzen, MD and Daniel Sze, MD, PhD (WAIS Past President, 2010)
10:00 am - 10:25 am The History of IR Through the Lens of WAIS Harold Coons, MD (WAIS Past President, 1990 & 1994)
10:25 am - 10:45 am Societies Driving Standards and Innovation Alda Tam, MD, MBA (WAIS Past President, 2017) & Parag Patel, MD (SIR President, 2022)
10:45 am - 11:00 am Rad Onc., the Original Radiology Spinoff Frank Facchini, MD
11:00 am - 11:15 am Tips from the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan) Yasuaki Arai, MD
11:15 am - 11:30 am Each IR Must Contribute Daniel Sze, MD, PhD (WAIS Past President, 2010)
11:30 am - 11:45 am Audience Q&A
Speakers plus Gregory Makris, MD, PhD and Jeremy Durack, NMD
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Break  Exhibit Halls
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Early IR Hands-on Stations with Participating Exhibitors - Working Luncheon  Mike Taddonio, MD and Dane Alzate, MD
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm Early IR BREAKOUT Session
Moderators: Quinn Meisinger, MD & Helena Rockwell, MD
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Innovations in IR 2020 Poster Winner Presentations
Bridget Killbride, MD, Victor Ekuta, MD, Madhavi Duvvuri, MD
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm IR in EvolutionDavid Kumpe, MD (WAIS Past President, 2005)
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm My top pearls for the Early IR
Sanjiv Parikh, MD (WAIS Past President, 2015)
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm IR Training Globally
Gregory Makris, MD, PhD (CIRSE RFS)
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm IR Research Primer
Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Standardization in IR: streamlining pre and post op management 
Minette Pineda, NP-C
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Liver and Kidney Transplants for IRs
Jennifer Berumen, MD
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm IR is my Religion (IVUS, tPA, Pedal Access & Other Rants)
Gregg Alzate, MD
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm IR Training Q&A
Quinn Meisinger, MD
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm WAIS Final Night Gala Plantation Estates Lawn
     

Thursday, September 29, 2022
6:00 am - 6:30 amSunrise Yoga for AllMargaret Facchini (Chicago, IL) & Cosette Stahl, MD (Denver, CO)
6:45 am - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast Exhibit Halls
7:30 am - 9:30 am Session 11: M&M Case Presentations Moderator: Sue Hanks, MD (WAIS Past President, 2009) and Zachary Berman, MD
7:30 am - 7:45 am University of Colorado Case Presentation George Zlotchenko, MD 
7:45 am - 8:00 am USC Case Presentation Jenanan Vairavamurthy, MD
8:00 am - 8:15 am Stanford Case Presentation Nishita Kothary, MD
8:15 am - 8:30 am Banner Health Phoenix Case Presentation Steve Chen, MD
8:30 am - 8:45 am Swedish Medical Case Presentation Sanjiv Parikh, MD (WAIS Past President, 2015)
8:45 am - 9:00 amLA Kaiser Case Presentation Tina Hardley, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am UCSD Case Presentation Zachary Berman, MD
9:15 am - 9:30 am Audience Q&A
Speakers
9:30 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break  Exhibit Hall
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 12: Trend-setters Moderator: Lindsay Machan, MD (WAIS Past President, 2003) and Stephen Hunt, MD, PhD
10:00 am - 10:15 am Looking back: what is old is new again Lindsay Machan, MD (WAIS Past President, 2003)
10:15 am - 10:30 am Precision Medicine in IR Christine Boone, MD, PhD
10:30 am - 10:45 am Immuno-oncology in IR Tyler Mandt, MD
10:45 am - 11:00 am Histotripsy Fred Lee, MD
11:00 am - 11:15 am Augmented Reality in IR Charles Martin, MD
11:15 am - 11:30 am AI in IR Rajesh Shah, MD 
11:30 am - 11:45 am Looking ahead: what's on the horizon Stephen Hunt, MD, PhD 
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Audience Q&A
Speakers
12:00 pm 2022 Meeting Adjourns, Exhibit Hall Move-Out

Conference Highlights & Program

Get ready for the 5250 Meeting - It's the 52nd year and the 50th Annual Conference.  What's new for the 50th? Read about some of the activities we have planned for this year's conference.


WAIS Past Presidents - We've invited Past Presidents of the Western Angiographic & Interventional Society to contribute to the program and to share stories from the past 50 years of WAIS conferences and Interventional Radiology. To date, there have been 48 WAIS presidents (two MDs have held the office twice).  We'll have a bio to recognize each one who served our Society. 


Guest Luminaries & Society Dignitaries - WAIS has invited guest luminaries and dignitaries from the Interventional Radiology family of Societies.  You can also check out the program to see some of Interventional Radiology's giants and pioneering physicians!  


Physician Well-Being Focus - Physician burnout can have a significant impact on organizational productivity, morale, costs, and the quality of care that is delivered. As a result, the AMA and ACCME have recently developed a call to action for organizations to promote health & well-being for physicians.  At this year's conference, WAIS is offering daily sunrise yoga with our own IR instructors.


Welcome Reception - As we do each year, we will open the conference with a welcome sunset reception.  This year, don't miss the special Meet the Giants networking reception.


Games, Contests & Prizes - How well do you know the history of WAIS and Interventional Radiology?  We'll have trivia contests, an exhibit hall passport challenge and a number of other contests to learn about our amazing field of medicine while we celebrate the people, places and developments of Western Angiographic & Interventional Society.  

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