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. We are pleased to host officers from CIRSE, SIR, SIO, CIRA, AVIR, ARIN, the Interventional Initiative and others. 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 a wellness theme through a conference step challenge, a Wellness for Life presentation, dedicated discussions about avoiding burnout and morning meditation sessions.
Welcome Reception - As we do each year, we will open the conference with a welcome sunset reception. This year, we are also planning an additional Mai Tais with 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.