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2020 Abstract & Poster Submission 

The Association of Vasuclar and Interventional Radiographers invites you to submit abstracts for posters to be presented at our Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the Society of Interventional Radiology.

We are seeking scientific and educational abstracts that address clinical, education, procedures, quality improvement, and patient safety within Interventional Radiology.


Early Bird Prize

Submit your abstract by December 30, 2019 and be entered to win a FREE conference registration to our annual meeting held in conjunction with SIR, March 28th-April 2nd, 2020 Seattle, Washington. The technologists from the state with the most submissions will be entered TWICE!


Registration is open NOW, and the deadline for electronic submission is 5:00pm EST February 22, 2020. All authors will be notified of acceptance within two weeks of their submission. If your abstract is accepted, you are invited to create a poster that will be showcased at our annual meeting.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be original. You may not submit an abstract that previously submitted to another meeting or presented at another conference.

Character Limit
There is a limit of 2,200 characters for the text of your abstract body. The character count does not include your title, authors, or references. The character count does include spaces.

For the submitted abstract to be eligible, a technologist must be the first author.

Educational Abstracts
Intended to highlight a technique, concept, project, or subject. Examples include review of a topic, "how-to" demonstrations and pictorial essays.
The abstract must be formatted into the following sections: 1.) Learning Objectives, 2.) Background, 3.) Clinical Findings / Details, 4.) Conclusion or Teaching Points

Original Scientific Abstracts
Material suitable for scientific presentation may include both laboratory and clinical investigations that review hypothesis driven research. In general, original research, important new observations that represent substantial work with demonstrable results are appropriate for scientific abstracts.
The abstract must be formatted into the following sections: 1.) Purpose, 2.) Materials and Methods, 3.) Results, 4.) Conclusions




Email: Katy Unferth, BSN, RN


Thank You to Everyone who Submitted Abstracts for Austin, TX

This was a great opportunity to discuss and collaborate with other professionals within our field.

Please stay tuned for details regarding 2020 abstracts and posters!

Congratulations to our winners:

Best Educational Poster: 

Evan Kitamura

Pre-Surgical Embolization of Head and Neck Lesions in Children:

Indications, Techniques and Radiation dose

The Hospital for Sick Children

Best Scientific Poster: 

Split Liver vs Whole Liver OLT: Technical Demands of Pediatric Portal Vein Recanlization

Texas Children's Hospital

Heather Cleveland (RT)(R)(VI)

Presented by: Don Turney RT(R)

2019 Poster Submissions




Linda Kusters

Balloon Occlusion Testing for Carotid Sacrifice

Christiana Care Health Systems

Heather Cleveland

Split Liver vs Whole Liver OLT: Technical Demands of Pediatric Portal Vein Recanalization

Texas Children’s Hospital

Spring Rouch

Complex Endovascular Management of Wide- Necked Bifurcated Renal Artery Aneurysms Using Balloon-Facilitated and Stent-Assisted Coil Exclusion Techniques: A Procedure Guide for Success

INOVA Alexandria CVIR

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Standardizing After Visit Summary Instructions to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

Froedtert and the Medical college of Wisconsin

Stefanie Rockwood

IR Efforts to Reduce Length of Stay

Albany Medical Center

Debra Barnes

The Development of a Technologist Internship Program in Interventional Radiology

Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin

Evan Kitamura

Pre-surgical Embolization of Head and Neck Lesions in Children: Indications, Techniques and Radiation Dose

The Hospital for Sick Children

Jessica Borges

Interventional Process Redesign for Improved Efficiency

Mayo Clinic

Erin Eberline

Aortic Type II Endoleak Repair: Review of Indications and Treatment Approach

Michigan Medicine

Samantha Kobeissi

Chronic Thromboembolic Hypertension treatment with Balloon Angioplasty

Michigan Medicine

Lisa Schultz

Vein of Galen Malformation

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Abigail Gaitiu

Pre and Post Interventions for Liver Transplant

Emory Health Care

Katrina Viau

SpaceOAR: Launching a New IR Service

Mass General Hospital





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