In recent years, embolotherapy has become one of the core components of interventional radiology. While its established therapies remain essential for both IR and the medical community at large, embolotherapy is also an incredibly versatile field, constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and embracing new clinical applications. With the support of an industry continuously pushing for improvements in tools and materials, cutting-edge embolisation treatments can be offered to an ever-growing number of patients. CIRSE strives to support this development through the European Conference on Embolotherapy (ET), providing interventional radiologists with the ideal platform to advance embolotherapy to become even more precise, evidence-based and impactful.
The debut of ET was a brilliant success, bringing together more than 800 medical experts to widen their knowledge, share their experience and explore the latest technology. ET 2019 exceeded expectations across the spectrum, pushing embolotherapy education into high gear and exploring both established and novel therapies with new tools for educational interaction.
With live and on demand viewing access, the learning opportunities spread beyond the auditoriums.
Strong focus on research and technology
The ET 2019 Scientific Programme boasted a wide-range of topics presented by renowned faculty. Sessions were well attended and encouraged active participation of audience members with interactive tools such as the “catch box” microphone and e-voting. Lecturers explored both fundamental and controversial topics, investigating the most recent data as well as real cases, offering a wealth of knowledge and experience to a diverse group of participants.
The industry’s strong support of CIRSE’s educational activities was once again displayed at ET 2019, as a large array of industry representatives joined us to share their state-of-the-art technology. The lively technical exhibition was situated along the bright and open auditorium corridor, resulting in a constant flow of participants ready to engage and connect at industry booths and Learning Centres. ET 2019’s focus on tools and devices provided unparalleled opportunities for information exchange and hands-on learning which was gratefully received by congress participants.
This mixture of advanced educational opportunities and in-depth exploration of new technology is what will push the field of embolotherapy even further, and ET will continue to provide this opportunity to connect with embolisation specialists as one of the most fundamental aspects for future growth.
Unfortunately, ET had to pause in 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic. ET 2021 will take place from June 16-19 in Nice, hosted in the state-of-the-art Nice Acropolis Convention Centre, which will provide an ideal location to share the most ground-breaking technology with IR’s leading medical experts.
We look forward to seeing you there!