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Annual Scientific Meeting – Quebec City 2023

25 May 2023 - 27 May 2023

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Meeting Details

May 25-27, 2023

Hilton Hotel, Quebec City, 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:

  • Identify various types of locoregional pain blocks, list the indications for use and describe safe technical approach for each.
  • List commonly used medications for pain control in the IR setting along with therapeutic dosing
  • Identify the indications for geniculate artery embolization in the setting of Osteoarthritis pain control and describe safe technical approach
  • Describe the process by which IR devices are be brought from initial concept to approved product for use in practice
  • Describe the key factors to optimize procedural success and clinical outcome for the treatment of Pelvic Venous Disease in 2023
  • List benefits and limitations for the treatment of HCC using cTACE versus DEBTACE
  • Describe the Benefits, risk and clinical outcome of using particle embolic versus glue in the setting of bronchial artery embolization
  • List key updates in Radiation exposure and protection
  • Describe techniques for success in treating challenging CLI and PAD cases.
  • Describe techniques for improving success in difficult iliocaval reconstructions and technical considerations to improve long term patency
  • Identify the current best medical treatment for the management of benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • List the indications for trans arterial embolization of primary breast cancer lesions and nodal metastases and describe technique for treatment.
  • List the indications for trans arterial embolization of lung cancer lesions and mediastinal lesions and describe technique for treatment
  • Describe the importance of mindfulness and its role in physician wellbeing in clinical practice.
  • Describe new key developments in the management of of AVM in 2023
  • Describe techniques for treatment of difficult renal tumours using cryoablation
  • Identify indications and patient selection for treatment of breast cancer lesions using cryoablations
  • Describe safe technical considerations when performing common IR procedures for paediatric patients including equipment sizing and contrast dosing


Sessions at a glance
Full Program

Social Activities

CAIR Welcoming reception and networking (open to all registrants) – May 25, 2023  6PM, Villeray / De Tourny

Women in IR – cocktail and networking – May 26, 2023 6PM, Plaines

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 26th, 2023 at 15:40 pm EST at the Hilton Hotel, Quebec City, QC, during CAIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting.)

Guest Speakers

Dr. Shinichi Hori| Interventional Radiologist, Chief Director of Institute for Image Guided Therapy, Inventor of HepaSphere from Merit Medical Systems. Inc (a spherical embolic material)

Dr. Shinichi Hori is an interventional radiologist with the Institute for Image Guided Therapy located nearby Kansai International Airport in Osaka Japan. The Institute provides interventional oncology services for more than 1200 patients a year. He is currently the Chief Director of the Institute. He is managing seminars for interventional oncology and training young interventional radiologists from Asian countries.

Dr. Shinichi Hori developed an spherical embolic material, HepaSphere, which is commercially available worldwide. He is treating not only hepatic tumors but also extrahepatic malignacies including breast cancer, primary lung cancer, gynecological malignancies, etc. He is also developing a microcatheter which makes it possible to manipulate without combining microguidewires. He is using two hybrid angio-CT systems for daily clinical practice to get better results with less complications.

Dr. Brooke Spencer

Dr. Elizabeth “Brooke” Spencer is an interventional radiologist and serves as the Medical Director and CEO of Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spencer has been the Chair of Radiology and Interventional Radiology at Littleton Adventist Hospital for many years. Prior to serving in this role, she was on staff and served as Medical Director (2011-2015) of the RIA Endovascular Clinic.

Dr. Spencer is internationally renowned for the treatment of patients with chronic DVT and PTS and performs all IR procedures. She has treated thousands of patients living with the effects of chronic (old) deep vein blood clots with advanced techniques that are not offered in most IR practices. Her other main focuses include women’s treatments -pelvic venous congestion and uterine fibroids and she has a fairly large renal cryoablation and interventional oncology practice as well.


Dr. Parag Patel | SIR Past-President

Dr. Parag J. Patel is a Professor of Radiology and Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the Program Director of the Interventional Radiology Residency training programs at MCW. He also serves as the current past President of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Patel completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in 2007 and Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, Florida. He joined the faculty at MCW in 2008.

Dr. Patel’s areas of clinical interest include embolization therapies as well as evaluation and endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease, complex aortic disease, and venous disease. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and has authored several book chapters in the field of Interventional Radiology.

CAIR Award Winner

A founding member and executive of the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology, dr. Martin Simons’ contribution to VIR medical education in Canada and abroad is immense. His role as a staff at UHN/MSH VIR for greater than 20 years has directly contributed to the most number of fellowship trained interventional radiologists in Canada. With the help of his colleagues, he has developed one of the most competitive and desirable Canadian VIR Fellowships. More recently, he was involved in gaining Royal College Interventional Radiology Subspecialty designation and developing the Interventional Radiology Residency Subspecialty Training Requirements/Objectives of Training.

Dr. Simons has made a significant contribution to Interventional Radiology scientific literature and daily clinical practice. He has regularly published in leading VIR journals on various clinically relevant topics. His main contributions have been in the fields of vascular malformations (high and low flow), hepatobiliary intervention including TIPS, uterine fibroid embolization, and hemodialysis vascular access. Moreover, Dr. Simons has established the largest prostate artery embolization practice in Ontario. He is also pushing the envelope by initiating a multidisciplinary study on left gastric embolization in the bariatric population. These are monumental accomplishments that ensure the ongoing role of VIR in providing cutting-edge patient-care.


Planning Committee

Dr. Alessandra Cassano-Bailey

Dr. Véronique Caty

Dr. Gerald Gahide

Dr. Catherine Lalonde

Dr. Stefan Przybojewski


Dr. Bob Abraham

Dr. Mathieu Beland

Dr. Simon Bradette

Dr. Ali Bessissow

Dr. Alessandra Cassano-Bailey

Dr. Veronique Caty

Dr. George Koshy Chiramel

Dr. Derek Cool

Dr. Francois Cote

Dr. Surinder Dhaliwal

Dr. Nevin de Korompay

Dr. Rene Dinh

Dr. Gerald Gahide

Dr. Guillaume Garneau

Dr. Patrick Gilbert

Dr. Tara Graham

Dr.  Marie-France Giroux

Dr. Jeff Jaskolka

Dr. John Kachura

Dr. Catherine Lalonde

Dr. Leandro Cardarelli Leite

Dr. Lindsay Machan

Dr. Amol Mujoomdar

Dr. Jean-Pierre Pelage

Dr. Jean-Nicolas Racicot

Dr. Eran Shlomovitz

Dr. Martin Simons

Dr. Rabi Tiguert

Dr. David Valenti

Dr. Jason Wong


Hotel Information

Hilton Hotel
1100, boul. René-Lévesque Est
Québec (Québec), G1R 5V2 

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.

Mountain View – 289$+tax
Parliament View – 289$+tax
Old Quebec & River View – 303$+tax


Members – Regular
Physician – $1,008
Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist – $655 – coupon code: ASM35
Student – $0 – coupon code: ASM100

Non-Members – Regular
Physician – $1,476
Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist – $738 – coupon code: ASM50
Student – $0 – coupon code: ASM100

Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 – Quebec

  • Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist MEMBERS, please use coupon code: ASM35 on the cart page.
  • Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist NON-MEMBERS, please use coupon code: ASM50 on the cart page.
  • Students, please use coupon code: ASM100 on the cart page.
  • Membership status and level will be verified.

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Hilton Hotel Quebec City
1100 Bd René-Lévesque E
Quebec City, QC G1R 4P3 Canada
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