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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

TIME ACTIVITY / SESSION

3:00-5:00 pm Arrival Day, Registration Desk Check-in, Exhibit Hall Set-up

5:00-7:00 pm Welcome Networking Sunset Reception


Friday, September 3rd, 2021

TIME ACTIVITY / SESSION MODERATOR / SPEAKER

7:00-7:25 am Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfast

7:25-7:30 am WELCOME & PROGRAM REMARKS Isabel Newton, MD, Ph.D., VA Health & Univ. of California, San Diego

7:30-9:00 am SESSION 1: BIG LITTLE LIES Justin McWilliams, MD - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

-Rapid Fire Clinical Rundown - debunking best practices myths, evidence-based IR 

7:30-7:45 am      What’s New and Notable in the World of IO? Evan Lehrman, MD - Univ. of California, San Francisco

7:45-8:00 am      What’s New and Notable in the World of PAD? Raj Khalsa, MD - St. Joseph Hospital, Orange

8:00-8:15 am    What’s New and Notable in the World of DVT, IVC Filter, and PE ? Mona Ranade, MD - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

8:15-8:30 am                 What’s New and Notable in the World of GI, GU, and Biliary? David Tran, MD - St. Johns Health Center

8:30-8:45 am    The Best of the Rest for WAIS! Tyler Harris, MD - Boise Radiology Group

8:45-9:00 am                 Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A


9:00-9:30 am Exhibit Hall, Break

9:30-10:50 am SESSION 2: ALL IN YOUR HEAD Chris Loh, MD - Private Practice

-Neuro IR - Stroke, subdural embol, etc.

09:30-09:45 am    Chronic Subdural and Embolization Sam Hou, MD - Pacific Neuroscience Institute

09:45-10:00 am    Stroke & COVID Sam Hou, MD - Pacific Neuroscience Institute

10:00-10:15 am    Negotiating a Stroke Contract Kirk Giesbrandt, MD - Zia Diagnostic Imaging

10:15-10:30 am    CSF Headaches and Blood Patches Reza Malek, MD - Bass Medical Group

10:30-10:50 am    Case Review and Disasters Panel


10:50-11:20 am Exhibit Hall, Break

11:20 am-12:35 pm SESSION 3: THE SOURDOUGH PHASE Nishita Kothary, MD - Stanford University Hospital

-GI Interventions - Portal hypertension, Gallbladder Tx, Biliary IR

11:20-11:35 am    TIPS, DIPS, and PVR: The IR Alphabet for Portal Hypertension Michael Heller, MD - Univ. of California, San Francisco

11:35-11:50 am    Gallbladder Interventions: The Cockroach of Abdomen Quinn Meisinger, MD - Univ. of California, San Diego

11:50-12:05 pm    BRTO Barbara Hamilton, MD - Desert Regional Medical Center

12:05-12:20 pm    Splenic Embolization: Pro vs. Con Gloria Hwang, MD - Stanford University Hospital

12:20-12:35 pm    The Revival of Lymphangiography: Identification and Treatment of Chylous Leaks Jeffrey Chick, MD - University of Washington


TBD THOUGHT LEADER BREAKOUT SESSIONS Platinum Exhibitors & Physicians


Saturday, September 4th, 2021

TIME ACTIVITY / SESSION MODERATOR / SPEAKER

7:00-7:30 am Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfast

7:30-9:00 am SESSION 4: THE FOURTH PILLAR Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD - Univ. of California, Irvine

-Interventional Oncology - TACE, TARE, Ablation & more)

7:30-7:45 am    Better Biopsies - Practical Tips To Getting the Best Yield Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD - Univ. of California, Irvine

7:45-8:00 am    TARE Zachary Berman, MD - Univ. of California, San Diego

8:00-8:15 am    Ablation Techniques Lindsay Stratchko, DO - Univ. of Wisconsin

8:15-8:30 am    Renal Ablation: The Role of IR in the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma Keith Quencer, MD - Univ. of Utah 

8:30-8:45 am    Lung Cancer Interventions & Practical Tips Rob Suh, MD -  University of California, Los Angeles

8:45-9:00 am  Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A Panel


9:00-9:30 am Exhibit Hall, Break

9:30-11:30 am SESSION 5: DEEP DIVE Sanjiv Parikh, MD - Radia Imaging

- AI in IR, Immunology, New wave energies, Robotics & Ethics

9:30-9:45 am    AI in IR Nishita Kothary, MD - Stanford University Hospital

9:45-10:00 am    IO x IO Better Together Alda Tam, MD, MBA - Univ. of Texas, MD Anderson 

10:00-10:15 am    JVIR, 6.0 Daniel Sze, MD, Ph.D. - Stanford University 

10:15-10:30 am    Y-90 in OBL Setting Charles Nutting, DO - ECCO Medical

10:30-10:45 am    Applied Ethics: Improving Patient Advocacy and Consent Eric Keller, MD - Stanford University Hospital

10:45-11:00 am    Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A

1:00-5:00 pm  WAIS Annual Golf Tournament - The Links at Spanish Bay


Sunday, September 5th, 2021

TIME ACTIVITY / SESSION MODERATOR / SPEAKER

7:00-7:30 am Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfast

7:30-9:00 am SESSION 6: CORONA MEETS CATHETER - SAM SESSION E. Brooke Spencer, MD - MIPS Center

-Venous Interventions including DVT

7:30-7:55 am    Superficial Vein Update Teodora Bochnakova, MD - Dotter Interventional Institute / OHSU

7:55-8:15 am    Deep Venous Recanalization: Does femoral popliteal recanalization work? E. Brooke Spencer, MD - MIPS Center

8:15-8:35 am    PE During COVID (large vessel thrombectomy) Mona Ranade, MD - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

8:35-8:55 am    A Collaborative Approach to Wound Care with Dermatology Alexander Lam, MD - University of California, San Francisco

8:55-9:15 am    Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A Panel

9:15-9:30 am    Self Assessment Module Testing WAIS Staff


9:30-10:00 am Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfast

10:00-12:00 pm SESSION 7: IR in a PANDEMIC                                                                Catherine Vu, MD - UC Davis

-Business, Quality & Safety) 

10:00-10:20 am    Creation of an IR Chat-bot Kevin Seals, MD - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

10:20-10:40 am    What works for IR in Social Media Amrit Hansra, MD - Minimally Invasive Endovascular Specialists

10:40-11:00 am    2021 CMS Changes: The Brave New World of TeleHealth Stuart Schroff, MD - University of Southern California

11:00-11:20 am    How to Build an Outpatient Center Ravi Srinivasa, MD - Univ of California, Los Angeles

11:20-11:40 am    Practice Building in Academics Catherine Vu, MD - Univ. of California, Davis

11:40-12:00 pm    Audience Q&A Panel


TBD PM THOUGHT LEADER BREAKOUT SESSIONS Platinum Exhibitors & Physicians


Monday, September 6th, 2021

TIME ACTIVITY / SESSION MODERATOR / SPEAKER

7:00-7:30 am Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfast

7:30-9:00 am SESSION 8: TIGER KING Miles Conrad, MD - Univ of California, San Francisco

-Trauma in Interventional Radiology

7:30-7:45 am    Embolization in Unstable Trauma Patients:  A Frontier Revisited Miles Conrad, MD - Univ. of California, San Francisco

7:45-8:00 am    Understanding Medical Malpractice Robert Ryu, MD - University of Southern California

8:00-8:15 am    What's New in Trauma Management? Jenanan Vairavamurthy, MD - University of Southern California

8:15-8:30 am    Drug Induced Pathologies in IR Sean Tower, MD - Forefront Radiology

8:30-8:45 am    Peri Procedural Medication Management John Louie, MD - Stanford University 

8:45-9:00 am    Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A Panel


9:00-9:30 am Exhibit Hall, Break

9:30-11:00 am SESSION 9: TAKE THE 5... FRENCH Richard Saxon, MD - San Diego Imaging

-Peripheral Arterial Disease Interventions

09:30-09:45 am    Aortic Emergencies Sabeen Dhand, MD - LAIIC at PIH Health

09:45-10:00 am    Aortoiliac: When & How Ramsey Al-Hakim, MD - Scripps Mercy

10:00-10:15 am    E&M CLI Patients Raj Khalsa, MD - Ocean Skin and Vein Institute

10:15-10:30 am        Below Knee Techniques & Options Charles McGraw, MD - San Diego Imaging

10:30-10:45 am    Evidence Based FemPop PAD Intervention: What is the Latest? Richard Saxon, MD - San Diego Imaging

10:45-11:00 am       Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A Panel


11:00-11:30 am Exhibit Hall, Break

11:30 am-12:45 pm SESSION 10: SEX Maureen Kohi, MD - University of North Carolina 

-Men & Women’s Health in IR & Anne Roberts, MD - University of California, San Diego

11:30-11:45 am    Uterine Embolization: Fibroid & Adeno Jessie Stewart, MD - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

11:45-12:00 pm    Updates on Postpartum Hemorrhage and Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders Yilun Koethe, MD - Oregon Health Sciences University

12:00-12:15 pm    Kidney & Ureters Cosette Stahl, DO - Radiology Imaging Associates

12:15-12:30 pm    PAE Beginning to Complex Andrew Picel, MD - Univ. of California, San Diego

12:30-12:45 pm    PeVd: Pelvic Congestion Anne Roberts, MD - Univ. of California, San Diego


TBD PM THOUGHT LEADER BREAKOUT SESSIONS Platinum Exhibitors & Thought Leaders

6:00-9:00 pm FINAL NIGHT BANQUET


Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

TIME ACTIVITY / SESSION MODERATOR / SPEAKER

7:00-7:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:30-9:00 am SESSION 11: DRUGS Kambiz Motamedi, MD - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

-MSK IR and Pain Mgmt

7:30-7:45 am    Modality Choice for Injections / Aspirations Kambiz Motamedi, MD -  Univ. of California, Los Angeles

7:45-8:00 am    HIFU in MSK Pejman Ghanouni, MD - Stanford University 

8:00-8:15 am     OUCH!  How to Assess pain? Agnes Solberg, MD - University of North Dakota

8:15-8:30 am    Embolization for Osteoarthritis Siddharth Padia, MD - Univ. of California, Los Angeles

8:30-8:45 am    An Approach to Extraspinal Metastases Steven Yevich, MD - Univ. of Texas / MD Anderson

8:45-9:00 am    Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A Panel


9:00-9:15 am Break

9:15-9:55 am SESSION 12a: The ANNUAL CHARLES DOTTER Lecture  Isabel Newton, MD, PhD - VA Health & UCSD (Moderator)

-Impact of COVID on Provider Burnout and Depression Christine Moutier, MD - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

9:55-10:15 am Physician Wellness in IR Panel Discussion Christine Moutier, MD (AFSP), Stephen Johnson, MD (Colorado Permanente),

Isabel Newton, MD, PhD (UCSD & VA), Eric Keller, MD (Stanford University)


10:15 am-12:00 pm SESSION 12b: ROCK & ROLL Sue Hanks, MD - University of Southern California

-M&M Case Presentations - Saves and Disasters

10:15-10:30 am    Kaiser LA Case Presentation Tina Hardley, MD - Kaiser Los Angeles

10:30-10:45 am    Scripps La Jolla Case Presentation Harold Pimenta, MD -  Scripps Hospital, La Jolla

10:45-11:00 am    Swedish Case Presentation Sanjiv Parikh, MD - Radia Imaging

11:00-11:15 am    Medical College of Wisconsin Case Presentation Sarah White, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin

11:15-11:30 am    USC Case Presentation Sue Hanks, MD - University of Southern California

11:30-11:45 am    Mayo Clinic  Case Presentation Sailendra Naidu, MD - Mayo Clinic, Phoenix

11:45-12:00 pm    UCSD Case Presentation Michael Taddonio, MD- Univ. of California, San Diego

12:00 pm    Meeting Adjourns 


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