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Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 – Montreal

26 May 2022 - 28 May 2022

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Tiohtià:ke / Montreal is historically known as a meeting place for First Peoples. We wish to honour these peoples by recognizing that our meeting will take place on unceded traditional Indigenous territory.

Ready for the face-to-face learning opportunities to start again? We, here, at the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology  certainly are — and we hope you’ll join us too!

After almost two years of online-only interactions, we’re looking forward to bringing together interventional radiology professionals from across Canada for face-to-face conversations. The excitement of a live audience and the engagement that comes from a room full of IRs – those dynamics can’t be matched in a virtual setting. The spirit of the IR community is stronger when we’re all together in one place as well.

Goodbye Zoom & Teams, hello face-to-face connections!

Meeting Details

May 26-28, 2022

Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, QC

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CME Credits

This group learning activity will apply for section 1 and 3 credits within the Maintenance of Certification program (MOC) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CAMRT Credits

This group learning activity will apply for Category A Credits within the continuing Education Credit Approval Program (CECAP) of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).

Target Audience

This CME event will be of great interest to Interventional Radiologists, Radiology Residents, Interventional Radiology Fellows as well as Technologists and Nurses working in Interventional Radiology and any other healthcare provider with an interest in Interventional Radiology.

Needs Assessment

This program was developed based on feedback received from the evaluation forms collected during the SIR, CIRSE and CAIR Annual Meetings.

Meeting Learning Objectives

At the end of the meeting, the participant should expect to:

  • Describe indications and techniques of combined endovascular interventions in multi-visceral tumour management
  • List recent updates in the medical optimization of peripheral vascular disease
  • Identify the barriers to access to IR procedures experienced by patients in Canada and strategies to improve access.
  • Describe the indications and evidence for use of paclitaxel-coated technology based on updated research and implications on current clinical practice
  • List the clinical complications, indication for treatment and endovascular techniques used in the treatment of pulmonary AVMs
  • Describe the current treatment pathway and supportive evidence for the management of HCC in Canada based on the updated HCC guidelines
  • Describe techniques and indications for use in curative and palliative procedures  in MSK intervention
  • Review strategies to optimize locoregional pain control in the IR suite
  • Review the most important scientific papers affecting the clinical practice of Interventional Radiology
  • Describe the indications and techniques for treatment of arteriovenous malformations and list the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach
  • Discuss and review the multidisciplinary approach to Women’s Health, including the management of fibroids, adenomyosis and pelvic congestion syndrome
  • List the indications, benefits of catheter directed thrombolysis vs mechanical thrombectomy in the setting of pulmonary arterial embolism, peripheral arterial embolism and peripheral venous thrombosis.
  • Review the science of wellness and longevity and its impact on practice
  • Describe the importance of mindfulness and its role in physician wellbeing in clinical practice.
  • List the benefits of professional coaching in improving medical practice
  • Describe opportunities to participate in IR education and practice across the globe
  • Exchange opinions and experience in challenging cases through workshops, debates and panel cases
  • Discuss the impact of IR reach-out initiatives in Africa


Full Program

Annual General Meeting Notice

The Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology (CAIR) will be holding an in-person Annual General Meeting (AGM) for its voting members in good standing on May 27th, 2022 at 15:30 pm EST at Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, during CAIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Afshin Gangi, MD, PHD – CIRSE President | University Hospital of Strasbourg | Strasbourg, France

Dr. Afshin Gangi graduated from the Medical School of the University Hospital of Reims (France). After his residency in the University of Strasbourg in radiology, he specialized in the interventional radiology and obtained his Master of Science in medical biology and PhD in laser physics. He’s Professor of radiology since 2000 in the University Hospital of Strasbourg. He is invited Professor in Kings College of London.

Since 2007, Afshin Gangi is Chairman of Radiology and nuclear Medicine in the University Hospital of Strasbourg. He is interventional radiologist, specialized in oncology, MSK and spine. He is currently responsible for the department of Interventional Radiology of the University Hospital of Strasbourg. He published over 200 scientific papers, contributed to 40 books, and presented more than 470 lectures and scientific papers presentations.

He’s member of several societies: CIRSE (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe), RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), ECR (European Congress of Radiology), SIR (Society of Interventional Radiology), ASSR (American Society of Spine Radiology), ARRS (American Roentgen Ray Society), SFR (Société Française de Radiologie), member of National Academy of Surgery, elected President of CIRSE and deputy Chairman of ECIO.

Dr. Laura Findeiss, MD – SIR Past-President | Grady Memorial Hospital | Emory University | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Dr. Laura Findeiss is currently Chief of Radiology at Grady Memorial Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Emory University. Following receipt of her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Findeiss pursued two years of training in General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center before completing a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and, subsequently, a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the University of Washington. Prior leadership roles include serving as Chief of Interventional Radiology at the University of California, Irvine and at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She was recruited to the University of Tennessee Medical Center as Chair of the Department of Radiology in 2013.

Dr. Findeiss has been active in numerous institutional and national service roles, including her position as President of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2019-2020. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Research Education Committee for the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, and has been active in SIR initiatives related to enhancing clinical practice in interventional radiology as well as in efforts to engage and support students and early career members. She is a Fellow of the Society of Vascular Medicine, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Pascal Chabrot, SFICV President, MD, PHD, FE- CIRSE

Dr. Pascal Chabrot is an Interventional radiologist (2004) and professor of radiology (2013) in the imaging department of the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, France (Pr Boyer) after a residency in Clermont and Paris and a fellowship in Montreal (2008-9). In charge of the experimental Cath lab for a research team dedicated to endovascular treatment in oncologic and endovascular IR (pharmacokinetic of cisplatin in TACE in animal model, echo-endoscopic creation of portosystemic shunt in animal model, bi-embolization of portal and hepatic vein in an animal model). Leading the interventional unit since 2018 and the radiology department of CHU Montpied since January 2022.

– Member of the endovascular sub-committee of the European Society of Radiology since 2017,
– Member of the endovascular sub-committee of the CIRSE since 2018,
– Correspondent for IR in the French College of Radiology Teachers since 2019
– President of the French Society of Cardio-Vascular Imaging since 2020.

Member of the organization committee of:

– European School of Interventional Radiology (Vascular Access, Marseille 2014)
– European Congress of Interventional Oncology (Nice, 2015)
– The French school of embolization since 2014
– The French school of thrombectomy since 2019

CAIR Award Winners

The CAIR Award is awarded annually to an individual or individuals for distinguished and extraordinary service to the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology and/or the discipline of Interventional Radiology.

Service to Interventional Radiology may include teaching, basic research, clinical investigation, radiologic
statesmanship, and/or promotion of Interventional Radiology or CAIR. Research must be recognized for quality and consistency by publication in recognized professional journals. Service to CAIR may include outstanding contributions to CAIR, other medical organizations, and/or government agencies.

The CAIR Award may also be bestowed upon individuals who have dedicated their past and present talents to advancing the quality of patient care through the practice of Interventional Radiology, and/or who, by their outstanding achievements, also help to ensure the future of the field.


Dr. Lindsay Machan is an interventional radiologist at the Vancouver Hospital, a CIRSE Distinguished Fellow, SIR Fellow and an Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Radiology Honorary Member.
In 2006, he shared the Manning Innovation Principle Award for the development of the paclitaxel eluting stent. He has co-edited the last three editions of Krishna Kandarpa’s Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures. He frequently presents at M&M conferences.


Dr. Gilles Soulez MD, MSc, FSIR is a vascular and interventional radiologist at CHUM, University of Montréal. He completed his radiology residency in France at University Paris V in 1988 and completed a 2-year fellowship combined with a certification of the French College
of Interventional Radiology. He completed a MSc in clinical research and epidemiology at University of Montreal in 2000 and obtained a clinical researcher scholarship from the FRQ-S from the Junior I to National Scientist award.

He is currently appointed as a Professor of Radiology at University of Montreal and was chairman of the Department of Radiology, Radiation-Oncology and Nuclear Medicine from 2012 to 2020. His research is dedicated to the advancement of vascular and interventional radiology in the field of aortic, peripheral arterial diseases and management of vascular anomalies. He is funded by the Canadian Fund of
Innovation, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Fonds de la Recherché en Santé du Québec (FRQ-S). He has published 210 peer-reviewed papers during his career (H index 45).
He has authored and co-authored nine patents and is very active in n technological transfer with leading companies in this field, such as, Siemens Medical and Cook Medical.


Planning Committee

Dr. Alessandra Cassano-Bailey

Dr. Véronique Caty

Dr. Gerald Gahide

Dr. Tara Graham


Dr.  Mathieu Beland

Dr.  Ali Bessissow

Dr.  Simon Bradette

Dr. Tatiana Cabral

Dr.  Alessandra Cassano-Bailey

Dr.  Veronique Caty

Dr.  Cori Caughlin

Dr.  Pascal Chabrot

Dr.  Daniel Corsili

Dr.  Nevin de Korompay

Dr. Geneviève Digby

Dr.  Laura Findeiss

Dr.  Gerald Gahide

Dr.  Afshin Gangi

Dr.  Rafik Ghali

Dr.  Marie-France Giroux

Dr.  Anastasia Hadjivassiliou

Dr.  Adnan Hadziomerovic

Dr.  Jeff Jaskolka

Dr.  Martin Juneau

Dr. John Kachura

Dr.  Darren Klass

Dr.  Srinivasan Krishnamurthy

Dr. Fabian Max Laage Gaupp

Dr.  Catherine Lalonde

Dr.  Lindsay Machan

Dr.  Alex Menard

Dr.  Mireille Methot

Dr.  Amol Mujoomdar

Dr.  Eding Mvilongo

Dr.  Maxime Noel Lamy

Dr.  Stefan Przybojewski

Dr.  Dheeraj Rajan

Dr.  Martin Simons

Dr.  Nicolette Sinclair

Dr.  Melissa Skanes

Dr.  Gilles Soulez

Dr.  Kong Teng Tan

Dr.  Eric Therasse

Dr.  Togas Tulandi

Dr.  David Valenti

Dr.  Jason Wong

Dr.  Joel Woodley Cook

Hotel Information

Hotel Bonaventure Montréal
900 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H5A 1E4

A preferential rate has been negotiated for the attendees. You will receive a private link (on your receipt) to book your room when you will register.
Single room rate: $269/night (+ tx)
Double room rate: $269/night (+tx)

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Considerations – March 2022


Government of Quebec


Members Regular
Physician – $840
Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist – $546 – coupon code: ASM35
Student – $0 – coupon code: ASM100

Non-Members Regular
Physician – $1230
Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist – $615 – coupon code: ASM50
Student – $0 – coupon code: ASM100

Cancellation fee policy
30 days before the event : 50$ (+tx)
7  days before the event : 50% of registration fees (+tx)
Less than 7 days before the event: No Refund.

Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 – Montreal

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Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
900 Rue De La Gauchetière O
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