The Western Angiographic & Interventional Society (WAIS) is an independent professional Society that has organized its annual conference since 1970. The WAIS forum offers quality continuing medical education in one of the most innovative fields of medicine. Each year, presentations cover a wide range of topics involving minimally Invasive, Image-guided procedures including, case presentations, clinical data, tips and tricks techniques, best practices and more. Session topics and speakers are selected by our planning committee (Scientific Program Director, Officers, Executive Director and Session Moderators) and organized to address practice gaps and topics of interest that were identified from attendee post conference feedback collected from previous years. The following organizations have provided CME accreditation for WAIS.
Society of Interventional Radiology
The annual WAIS conference is planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint sponsorship of the Western Angiographic & Interventional Society (WAIS) and the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designated this education activity (WAIS 2022 Program) for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians claimed only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.SIR is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Additionally, SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) to provide self-assessment (SAM) credits. The 2022 program was approved for 4.75 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved June 20, 2022. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.This educational activity meets the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Beginning 2023, the ABR MOC requirements have changed and SA-CME will no longer be included in the WAIS program.
The Association for Medical Imaging Management
The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) is the Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for technologists CECs earned at the Annual WAIS Conference.
The WAIS program is submitted for Category A ARRT CEC. Technologists are required to sign in to receive the total earned CEC for each session. Certificates of completion are provided upon verification of session attendance and completion of the post conference evaluation.
For more information contact WAIS Executive Director.