Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

September 25-28 | ONLINE

Unstoppable innovation

September 25-28 | ONLINE

Unstoppable innovation

September 25-28 | ONLINE

Unstoppable innovation

September 25-28 | ONLINE

September 25-28 | ONLINE

EventsCIRSE 2021 SummitScientific programme

Scientific programme

Live lectures
On-demand presentations
Satellite symposia

Thanks to the tireless work of the CIRSE Scientific Programme Committee, CIRSE 2021 will again provide the world’s most comprehensive platform for IR research, innovation, and evidence-based clinical care centred around the following core themes:


We talked to Dr. Tiago Bilhim to find out why it is important to address challenging anatomy in PAE at the CIRSE 2021 Summit and why even matured techniques such as PAE require further IR-created evidence. Make sure to join this session and many more!


We sat down with Dr. Robert Beasley to talk about the importance of focusing on peripheral arterial disease at CIRSE, upcoming studies, and what he’s most looking forward to at the meeting. Browse all PAD Day sessions here!

EVAR workshop

We spoke to Dr. Elika Kashef on the importance of the IDEAS programme, as well as on what participants can expect to take home from the EVAR Workshop. Find out more here!

Robotic and stereotactic approaches in IR

We caught up with Prof. Lars Lönn to talk about the advantages robotic and stereotactic approaches can bring to IR practice, when they could be more widely implemented, and what we can expect for future developments. Make sure to join the robotics session at the Summit!

Acute pulmonary embolism

We spoke to Dr. M. van Strijen about indications for treatment and the role of imaging in acute pulmonary embolism, as well as what endovascular treatments IRs have in their toolbox. Don’t miss the corresponding session at the Summit!

Transarterial radioembolisation (TARE) in HCC

We sat down with Dr. Edward Kim to discuss the current role of TARE in HCC treatment, its key advantages, patient selection, and its future as a first-line therapy. Make sure to join the corresponding session live on Sep 26!

Paediatric interventions

We caught up with Dr. Anne Gill to talk about thrombolysis in children, the importance of PIR education, and her thoughts on what makes PIR uniquely rewarding. Join the session on venous interventions in children to ask your burning questions!

Back by popular demand, there will be another PAD Day exploring all aspects of peripheral arterial disease and its treatment. As part of this micro-track, the [email protected] session will provide a stage for the release of the latest evidence from PAD trials and studies.

Another focus at CIRSE 2021 will be paediatric interventions, with a case-based discussion on the do’s and don’ts for venous procedures in children, a focus session on complex paediatric abdominal interventions, and a fundamental course on optimising the IR suite for children, among others.

Within the oncology track, a focus session will examine how we can assess the quality of cancer care, and an expert panel will debate the various aspects of immuno-oncology in interventional oncology in a round-table discussion, along with many other IO offerings.

This year’s non-vascular sessions will include a hot topic symposium on all you need to know about lymphatic leaks, a fundamental course on urinary tract interventions and a clinical evaluation course on thyroid procedures.

Venous interventions will also be covered extensively, with an expert round-table on acute pulmonary embolism and a workshop on deep venous recanalisation, just to name a few.

The embolisation track will explore the frontiers of our current evidence, taking inventory of where we currently stand and where the field is headed.

Several IR management sessions will also look at the road ahead, scrutinising technological advances in robotics and AI. For those of you specialising or wishing to branch out into neuro-interventions, there will be a workshop on acute stroke management as well as a surely enlightening expert round-table on the logistical challenges in stroke patients.

Another highlight of CIRSE 2021 will be its five video learning sessions covering a variety of non-vascular, embolisation and oncology topics, among others.

IDEAS, the congress within a congress, will shine a light on all there is to know about aortic repair, offering a multidisciplinary approach with case discussions, expert round-tables and workshops.

We also very much look forward to the CIRSE meets South Korea and Russia sessions, as getting to know the daily practice in other countries always provides an enlightening learning experience.

As you can see, CIRSE 2021 will be packed full with interesting sessions, providing experience and evidence to continuously improve the efficacy and safety of IR treatments. At the same time, the programme will offer congress goers numerous opportunities to connect with each other and the renowned experts of our faculty through a custom-made interactive platform enabling maximum interaction.