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VLS 2021 – On-demand session

25 August 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Through the years, CAIR has strived to deliver world-class IR education through an academic program that addresses the various facets of IR. In 2021, to replace the in-person Annual Meeting, we are happy to present our “Virtual Learning Series 2021”. The virtual learning experience offers incredible value and superior educational content presented by leading experts in clinical practice, medical education and research.

We’re excited to bring you access to exceptional educational and scientific programming that you can participate in any time, from anywhere. This is your 2021 CAIR learning destination.


Participating Faculty

Organizing Committee

Dr. Tara Graham
Dr. Veronique Caty
Dr. Gerald Gahide


Dr. Derek Cool – Percutaneous Ultrasound Gastrostomy (PUG): Gastrostomy Insertion Outside of the Angiosuite

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the new technology for percutaneous ultrasound gastrostomy (PUG) technique
  2. Understand the potential roles for PUG within IR
  3. Recognize the potential pitfalls and challenges with the PUG procedure.

Dr. Derek Cool is an Interventional Radiologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Western University in London, Ontario.

Dr. Cool completed his medical training in the combined MD/PhD program at Western University and continued with his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Western as well. He completed interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Toronto before joining the Department of Medical Imaging at Western in July 2017.

His clinical and research interests include enhancing ultrasound-guided interventions, such as ultrasound-guided gastrostomy insertion and 3D ultrasound guidance for abdominal ablations. Dr. Cool has 33 peer-reviewed publications and recently completed the first-in-human clinical trial testing the percutaneous ultrasound gastrostomy (PUG) technique for g-tube insertion under ultrasound alone. He also has interest in percutaneous interventions for urological diseases and patented work from his PhD thesis developing 3D transrectal ultrasound for prostate biopsy was licensed by Eigen Medical for the Artemis MRI-TRUS fusion prostate biopsy system.



On-Demand Recording: FREE

This event is offered at NO COST for CAIR members. Please note that you need to log into your account first and select “Register for Events” link  (left side menu) in the member dashboard to get the member rate. Additional information will follow and you will receive an email with the meeting registration details.

Access to the recording of the event can be purchased below.



On-Demand Recording: $49.00 +tax

To register, add item to cart and then proceed to check out. Follow instructions to fill out personal and payment information. A confirmation email will be sent once the payment is processed. Additional information will follow and you will receive an email with the meeting registration details.

Access to the recording of the event can be purchased below.



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VLS 2021- On-Demand August Session – Access to Recording

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By registering for this event, you agree to receive communications from CAIR, including but not limited to: overall event updates, educational content provided by sponsors, pre-series sponsored session details, future events hosted by or in partnership with CAIR.

When you join the virtual series, you will be entering an area where video and audio recording will occur. By entering the virtual series, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording, and its/the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for staff education, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by CAIR, and its affiliates and representatives. You release CAIR, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the virtual series, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken or the person or entity designated to do so. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

A list of virtual series attendees’ names and emails be made available to all registrants and industry representatives.


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25 August 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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