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Grand Slams and Catastrophes 2023

10 February 2023 - 11 February 2023


Meeting Details | Event App | CME Credits | Meeting Learning Objectives | Call for Submissions | Call for Posters | Agenda | Friday Dinner & Networking | Guest Speaker | Faculty | Hotel Information| Registration | Sponsors

Meeting Details

Date: February 10-11, 2023

Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC

Event App

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CME Credits

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

Meeting Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify potential outcomes from case complications and develop strategies for avoidance
  • Recognize medicolegal implications of complications and the process of litigation
  • Describe the components of a successful quality assurance program in IR
  • Explain the common causes of medical errors
  • Exchange opinions and experience in challenging cases through workshops, debates and panel cases
  • Discuss the future direction of IR
  • Identify and discuss various approaches, as well as useful tips and tricks, in order to get out of challenging clinical situations or to achieve procedural success in both vascular and non-vascular

Call for Submissions

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Call for Posters

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Sessions at a glance

Friday Night Dinner & Networking

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Ziv J. Haskal MD, FSIR, FAHA, FACR

Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair, Professional Development
Emeritus Editor in Chief, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (2011-2020)
Editor in Chief, International journal of Gastrointestinal interventions
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Dept. of Radiology and Medical Imaging / Interventional Radiology
Charlottesville, VA

Prof. Dr. Ziv J Haskal is a tenured professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After training in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, and then moved to build interventional services at both the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, and the University of Maryland, as professor and chief.

His research has spanned the breadth of IR, beginning with defining early research in TIPS and complex portal hypertension: his preclinical experimental and human studies led to creation of the TIPS endograft used by majority of the planet. It included preclinical validation and in-human interventional trans-arterial gene vector delivery (one of the first human gene therapy trials); first demonstration of IR radiation eye injury risks at occupational levels; trials in accelerated pharmacomechanical deep vein interventions; advances in hemodialysis access care, including randomized trials of dialysis stent grafts that defined the first proven superior intervention for AV graft stenosis, benefiting thousands worldwide; liver transplant interventions; all aspects of embolization; and interventional oncology. He has published over 400 manuscripts, abstracts, chapters, books, letters, and editorials in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine,  Human Gene Therapy, Circulation, Hepatology, Radiology, CVIR, AJR, and JVIR. His papers have been cited thousands of times—the AHA/ACC PAD Guideline he co-chaired and co-wrote, alone, has been cited over 3000 times). His H-index is 50.  Prof. Haskal has led or participated in over 50 human and animal research studies.

Dr Haskal has given more than 550 invited lectures worldwide and been awarded numerous honorary fellowships, national and international awards for innovation, leadership, service, and research excellence. He was awarded the 2014 “Leaders in Innovation” by the Society of Interventional Radiology Research Foundation, APSCVIR Fellowship and others.  In 2007, Dr Haskal chaired the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. He co-founded the GEST meeting (and coined its name). Dr. Haskal named and invented the now oft-imitated MasterClass ‘event’ and scientific Congresses (based upon his early experiences as a piano student), and has pioneered novel education for decades, from the early 90’s publishing over 400 cases in the first online monthly case discussion forum (‘The SIR Case Club’), running complex on-site live mechanical and microscope demonstrations at medical conferences, to creating virtual reality-based content.

Prof. Haskal served as the Deputy Editor in Chief of CVIR for 5 years during which time Dr Vorwerk and he doubled its Impact Factor. Thereafter he served two consecutive terms as the JVIR Editor in Chief (10 years) during which he nearly tripled its submissions, raised its Impact Factor to 3.037 and launched all its multimedia, social media feeds, blog, editorial fellowship, podcasts, IR virtual reality, and other new topics and features. In those editor roles, he line-edited over 18,000 manuscripts.  In parallel, he strove to elevate the consistent presentation of scientific information with the content rigor and form of the world’s leading academic journals, highlighting the on-par relevance of IR research with all other branches of medicine. In nearly 30 years, Prof. Haskal has mentored hundreds of trainees; he has been equally focused upon educating newer authors, holding small group ‘Editor’s Writing Club’ seminars for over 10 years, reaching over 1000 attendees worldwide.

Prof. Haskal has served in many societal leadership and committee positions, such as President of both the Society of Gastrointestinal Interventions and International Society of Neurovascular Disease, the SIR Executive Committee (one of its longest serving members), the SIR Research Foundation Board, and chaired numerous committees and memberships within the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American College of Radiology.


*Dr. Andrew Benko, MD, FRCPC, C.S.P.Q
Chief of Angiography and Interventional Radiology, CHUS; Associated professor, University of Sherbrooke

Dr. Véronique Caty, MD, FRCPC
Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, CIUSSS Montreal East

Dr. Tara Graham, MD, FRCPC
Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga; Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

*Dr. Adnan Hadziomerovic MD, FRCPC
Head Vascular and Interventional Radiology Dept. of Medical Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr. David Liu, MD, FRCPC, FSIR
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of British Columbia Voluntary Professor, Department of Interventional Radiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

Dr. Lindsay Machan, MD, FSIR
Interventional Radiologist, Vancouver Hospital, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Dr. Maxime Noël-Lamy, MD
Assistant professor Interventional Radiology Université de Sherbrooke, QC

*Dr. Stefan Przybojewski, MBChB
Interventional Radiologist, Foothill’s Medical Center, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Stephen Ryan MD, PhD, FRCPC
Fellowship Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr. David Valenti, MDCM, FRCPC, FSIR, FCIRSE
Division Head, Interventional Radiology, McGill University Health Centre; Director IR Fellowship Program, McGill University, Montreal

*Dr. Jason Wong, MD, FRCPC, FSIR, FCIRSE
Clinical Associate Professor, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Foothills Medical Centre; Cumming, School of Medicine, University of Calgary

*Planning committee member

Hotel Information

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V8E 0Z5

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: $329/night (+ tx)
Double room rate: $329/night (+tx)



Physician – $638
Fellow/Resident – $153 –  coupon code: GSC76
Nurse/Technologist – $268 –  coupon code: GSC58
Student – $0 – coupon code: GSC100


Physician – $1240
Fellow/Resident – $583 – coupon code: GSC53
Nurse/Technologist – $570 – coupon code: GSC54
Student – $0 – coupon code: GSC100


To take advantage of the member discount, you must log into your member account first, select the “Register for Events” link in the member dashboard to navigate back to this event, add the item to cart, view your cart, use the appropriate coupon code if you are a Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist or Student, then proceed to checkout. Follow the instructions to fill out personal and payment information. A confirmation email will be sent once the payment is processed. 

Membership status and level will be verified. Please email info@cairweb.ca if you have questions about your membership status or level.


To register as a non-member, you must add the item to cart, view your cart, use the appropriate coupon code if you are a Fellow/Resident/Nurse/Technologist or Student, then proceed to checkout. Follow the instructions to fill out personal and payment information. A confirmation email will be sent once the payment is processed. Please email info@cairweb.ca if you have questions about your registration.


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Grand Slams and Catastrophes 2023 Event

• Fellow/Resident MEMBERS, use coupon code: GSC76 on the cart page.
• Nurse/Technologist MEMBERS, use coupon code: GSC58 on the cart page.
• Fellow/Resident NON-MEMBERS, use coupon code: GSC53 on the cart page.
• Nurse/Technologist NON-MEMBERS, use coupon code: GSC54 on the cart page.
• Students, use coupon code: GSC100 on the cart page.
• Membership status and level will be verified. 

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Corporate Partners & Sponsors

CAIR programs are made possible through unrestricted education grants from our corporate partners and sponsors and are planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance.




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Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Boulevard
Whistler, British Columbia V8E 0Z5 Canada
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