September 30, 2021 marks the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in which we honour the lost and missing children of residential schools, the families left behind, and the survivors.

The purpose of this one-day weekend virtual CME course is to offer attendees a comprehensive understanding of dialysis access creation and maintenance.

A draft presentation of no more than 8-10minutes should be submitted by September 26, 2021 via email at

Alberta Health Services says a woman considered dead for 30 minutes was brought back to life by doctors using a new device for what's believed to have been the first time in Canada.

CAIR Express - your Canadian Interventional Radiology newsletter at your fingertips. Feel free to pass it along to others in your network, and most importantly, enjoy the content that is developed with you in mind. 

Dr. Tara Graham is the current Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Trillium Health Partners and Lecturer at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. She completed her Interventional Radiology training at University Health Network in Toronto in 2013 and has served on the CAIR board since 2014. Her practice includes Interventional Oncology, peripheral vascular disease and aortic interventions.  She is the current President of CAIR and Scientific Director of the CAIR meeting.

Cole and Jacquie have been encouraged to use humour as much as possible given the excellent sense of humour of our reader(s).  When possible they will make fun of the interventional radiologists they work with, mostly implying that we are always busy doing non-work related things. This may or may not be true.

I heard a rumour of a new state of the art Siemens Angio suite in the works out east and wanted to get the details for everyone we know relies on the CAIR Express for their IR news.  I found my way to Dr. Ruairi Meagher (someone gave me his email), who was kind enough to answer some questions.

Dr. John Kachura completed his diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Toronto in 1994 and fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at University Hospital and Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985.  He is a Professor in Medical Imaging at The University of Toronto and a Staff Radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at UHN/Mt. Sinai in Toronto.

The VIR community recently lost one of its pioneers and mentors, Dr. Kenneth Sniderman, who passed away in April 2021 following a battle with cancer. Below are two statements from Dr. Simons, who worked alongside Dr. Sniderman and Dr. Bernstein, a VIR fellow that trained under Dr. Sinderman.