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Annual Scientific Meeting – Calgary 2024

May 23 - May 25

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Meeting Details

May 23-25, 2024

The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 2S6

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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:

  • Analyze the latest advancements and evidence-based practices in interventional radiology (IR), including updates in vascular, oncological, and musculoskeletal interventions.
  • Discuss the technical nuances, procedural strategies, and innovations in IR treatments, with a focus on optimizing patient outcomes and minimizing complications.
  • Evaluate the role of multidisciplinary collaboration in the management of complex cases, emphasizing the integration of IR within the broader healthcare team.
  • Review and apply the principles of patient safety, quality improvement, and ethical considerations in the practice of interventional radiology.
  • Identify strategies for addressing common challenges in IR, including difficult anatomical considerations, patient selection, and post-procedural care.
  • Explore the impact of technological advancements, including imaging and device innovations, on the practice and outcomes of IR procedures.
  • Discuss the management of specific conditions such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and pulmonary embolism (PE), incorporating the latest guidelines and research findings.
  • Examine the importance of professional development, wellness, and resilience in maintaining a sustainable and fulfilling career in interventional radiology.
  • Analyze case studies and morbidity and mortality (M & M) cases to extract lessons learned and best practices for clinical decision-making and procedural execution.
  • Engage in interactive learning sessions, including debates, panel discussions, and case reviews, to foster critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving in IR.


Sessions at a glance
Full Program (coming soon)

Social Activities

Thursday, May 23rd 2o24, 6pm – Opening Night Reception and Networking

Friday, May 25th 2024, 6pm – Women in IR Cocktail and Networking

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 23rd, 2024 at 2:50 pm at the Westin Calgary (Belaire / Britannia room) during CAIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Guest Speakers


Alda Tam is a tenured Professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She received a BSc with Honors from Brown University and her MD from the University of British Columbia. She completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Southern California, MBA at the University of California Irvine, and a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  She is an active interventional oncologist with involvement in both translational research and clinical trials.  Her clinical interests include the treatment of bone and lung metastases, minimally invasive palliative therapies, and optimizing biopsy yield for clinical trials. Her translational research interests include exploring novel ablative technologies in combination with nanotechnology for the treatment of bone metastases and studying the synergies of using interventional radiology techniques in conjunction with immunotherapy.  She serves as the Executive Director of Diagnostic Imaging for the MDA Anderson Cancer Network.  Dr. Tam is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the current President of SIR.


Dr. Julien Garnon

Pr Julien GARNON is an interventional radiologist at the university hospital of Strasbourg, France. He is specialised in interventional oncology, especially in thermal ablation procedures and bone stabilization interventions. He has contributed to several publications in the field and presents on a regular basis in international conferences.




Dr. Jean-Pierre Pelage, MD, PhD 





CAIR Award Winner

Dr. Josée Dubois , M.D.

As a Professor of Radiology at the Université de Montréal, former Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Program, Professor Dubois has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership and expertise in the realms of interventional radiology, particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies.

Internationally recognized for her significant achievements, Professor Dubois has amassed a remarkable body of work, comprising over 244 scientific publications and collaborations on various chapters in esteemed medical textbooks. Her scholarly contributions have not only expanded the horizons of medical knowledge but have also played a pivotal role in advancing the understanding and treatment of vascular anomalies, establishing her as a respected authority in the global medical community.

Beyond her academic prowess, Professor Dubois has exhibited an extraordinary dedication to the field of interventional pediatric radiology at Hôpital Ste-Justine. Her commitment to this specialized area underscores her passion for improving healthcare outcomes for pediatric patients, reflecting a profound sense of responsibility toward the well-being of the younger population.

A trailblazer in the domain of interventional radiology, Professor Dubois has been a pioneer for women in the field, breaking barriers and serving as an inspiring role model for aspiring female radiologists. Her mentoring efforts, spanning over 25 years, have cultivated the talents of numerous students, instilling in them not only technical proficiency but also the values of dedication and perseverance.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Professor Dubois leads a fulfilling personal life as a devoted mother of two children and a supportive spouse. Her ability to balance the demands of a successful career with her responsibilities as a parent and partner is truly commendable, reflecting her exceptional organizational skills and capacity to excel in multiple domains.

Professor Dubois is characterized by her determination, hard work, and unwavering dedication to her students, colleagues, and patients. Her availability and willingness to contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge are traits that have consistently set her apart as a leader in the field.


Planning Committee

Dr. Véronique Caty

Dr. Cori Caughlin

Dr. Nevin De Korompay

Dr. Gerald Gahide

Dr. Stefan Przybojewski

Dr. Jason Wong


Dr. Robert Abraham

Dr. Alessandra Cassano-Bailey

Dr. Andrew Benko

Dr. Laurent Bilodeau

Dr. Paul Boiteau

Dr. Louis-Martin Boucher

Dr. Cori Caughlin

Dr. Veronique Caty

Dr. Josee Dubois

Dr. Audrey Fohlen

Dr. Nevin de Korompay

Dr. Darren Ferguson

Dr. Gerald Gahide

Dr. Tara Graham

Dr. Sara Gray

Dr. Anastasia Hadjivassiliou

Dr. Adnan Hadziomerovic

Dr. Eric Herget

Dr. Jeff Jaskolka

Dr. John Kachura

Dr. Maxime Noel-Lamy

Dr. Gerald Leighen

Dr. Amol Mujoomdar

Dr. Richard Owen

Dr. Peter Munk

Dr. Stefan Przybojewski

Dr. Neil Resnick

Dr. Gillian Shiau

Dr. Gilles Soulez

Dr. Jason Wong

Hotel Information

The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 2S6

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.


AIR CANADA DISCOUNTCAIR ASM participants can take advantage of an instant 5-10% discount when booking a flight with Air Canada.  Use the following promo code: QJZ6HTH1 

WESTJET: 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests traveling Trans-border. No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.  Use the following code: 5J9Z8EV


Members – Rates
Physician – $1,210
Fellow/Resident – $199.65 – coupon code: ASM83
Nurse/Technologist – $786.50 – coupon code: ASM35
Student – $0 – coupon code: ASM100

Non-Members – Rates
Physician – $1,771
Fellow/Resident – $885.50 – coupon code: ASM50
Nurse/Technologist – $885.50 – coupon code: ASM50
Student – $0 – coupon code: ASM100

Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

  • Fellow/Resident MEMBERS, please use coupon code: ASM83 on the cart page.
  • 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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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.

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Corporate Partners & Sponsors

The Canadian Association of Interventional Radiology (CAIR) is committed to fostering unbiased, evidence-based, and high-quality education for healthcare professionals. In line with this commitment, we adhere to strict policies regarding corporate support for our accredited CPD activities. All financial and/or in-kind support from corporate entities is accepted with the clear understanding that the Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) retains full control over all aspects of the educational content, faculty selection, and program development. Any support received is duly acknowledged, ensuring transparency and accountability. By engaging in corporate support, partners and sponsors contribute to the advancement of medical education, while also adhering to our stringent policies that uphold the integrity and educational value of our programs. We welcome support that aligns with our mission and values, and we are grateful for contributions that aid in the delivery of outstanding educational experiences for our members and the broader medical community.


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