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Congress & Meetings

Since its first meeting in 1985, the CIRSE Annual Congress has become the leading European platform for interventionalists. Today it features more than 250 hours of sessions, workshops and symposia. CIRSE offers its over 6,500 participants the ideal opportunity to increase their knowledge on image-guided minimally invasive procedures and to present their latest research findings.

Past congresses have taken place in such cities as Munich, Lisbon and Barcelona, with the community’s interest in the congress increasing strongly every year, from 300 attendees in 1993 to more than 6,500 in 2013. The congress format has also seen a strong development over the years, evolving into an interactive programme featuring the entire range of modern conference features. Click here to view the CIRSE 2013  video.

In addition to the annual meeting, CIRSE offers educational spring meetings focusing on embolisation (GEST Europe) and interventional oncology (ECIO).

In order to cater for the educational needs of interventional radiologists and other medical professionals throughout the year, CIRSE offers an educational online database - ESIR.org - featuring videos, PowerPoint presentations from past CIRSE congresses, etc. Bringing IR education to young interventionists across Europe, CIRSE also organises numerous courses on specific procedures throughout the year in the framework of the European School of Interventional Radiology, ESIR and funds an annual Education Grant Programme.