Course Information
Clinical and Contemporary IR 2017

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Santa Monica, California
February 18, 2017
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.

Course Description

This one-day educational conference focuses on what is new and notable in interventional radiology. The conference will be separated into topic lecture sessions (in a rapid-fire format), and a best case/worst case session, where use of new and novel techniques will be featured in addition to morbidity/mortality. There will be a total of 5 hours of topic lectures and one hour of best case/worst case for a total of six hours of educational content. 

This conference will allow a forum for the young physician-scientists in the field to talk about the "next generation" of IR. There is also a multidisciplinary session where we can learn valuable clinical skills from our colleagues in ICU, radiation oncology, urology, anesthesia, and OB/Gyn. The involvement of junior attendings, IR fellows, and IR-interested residents will allow networking opportunities for job seekers, research and clinical collaboration.

Immediately prior to the conference, there will be a 1.5-hour medical student and resident session, including information on training in and succeeding in IR and what it’s like to be in IR practice. Snacks, lunch, and refreshments will be provided at the meeting hotel, which is the stylish Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. At the conclusion of the sessions, a dinner reception will be hosted at the nearby restaurant James Beach.

Registration Information


Online registration is now closed. Please call the CME office at (310) 794-2620 to register.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education

Clinical and Contemporary IR 2017
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fees

  • $25.00 - Medical Students
  • $75.00 - Residents/Nurses/Techs
  • $125.00 - Fellows
  • $175.00 - Attendings
  • $25.00 - (Optional) - Dinner/Reception)

Program Agenda


Saturday, February 18, 2017

8:30 - 10:00 AM Resident and Medical Student Session
8:30 - 8:45 AM Navigating the IR Match
Martin Edwards, MD, UCLA
8:45 - 9:00 AM How to Succeed as a Student or Resident on IR
Matt Quirk, MD, UCLA
9:00 - 9:15 Update on IR/DR Dual Certificate Program
Justin McWilliams, MD, UCLA
9:15 - 9:30 Basics of IR Clinical Management
Ken Lam, MD, Kaiser Sunset
9:30 - 9:45 The First Year Out: Academics
Jon Steinberger, MD, OHSU
9:45 - 10:00 The First Year Out: Private Practice
Laura Traube, MD, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
8:00 - 10:00 AM Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
10:00 - 11:15 Multidisciplinary IR
10:00 - 10:15 Inpatient PE management
Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, UCLA
10:15 - 10:30 Post-Op Pain Management
Jake Ing, MD, UCLA
10:30 - 10:45 Intersection of IR and Urology
Tim McClure, MD, Cornell University
10:45 - 11:00 SBRT for Liver Malignancies
Percy Lee, MD, UCLA
11:00 - 11:15 Pregnancy and IR Procedures
Aisling Murphy, MD, UCLA
11:15 - 12:00 PM Rapid-Fire Run Down (Summary of the Most Important Papers/Trials that Came Out in 2016)
11:15 - 11:30 AM Arterial
Geogy Vatakencherry, MD, Kaiser Sunset
11:30 - 11:45 Oncology
Justin McWilliams, MD, UCLA
11:45 - 12:00 PM Venous
John Moriarty, MD, UCLA
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and Visit Exhibits
1:00 - 2:30 Clinical IR
1:00 - 1:15 IR Navigation Techniques
Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, UCI
1:15 - 1:30 Clot in Transit
John Moriarty, MD, UCLA
1:30 - 1:45 IVC Filter Clinic
Kush Desai, MD, Northwestern
1:45 - 2:00 Vascular Ultrasound Primer
Victor Sai, MD, UCLA
2:00 - 2:15 Building an Interventional Venous Practice
Deepak Sudheendra, MD, UPenn
2:15 - 2:30 Working with Venture Capitalists
Jon Steinberger, MD, OHSU
2:30 - 3:00 Break and Visit Exhibits
3:00 - 4:30 Contemporary IR
3:00 - 3:15 High End Biliary Stone Interventions
Ravi Srinivasa, MD, University of Michigan
3:15 - 3:30 Bone and Soft Tissue Ablation
Michael Moynagh, MD, Mayo Clinic
3:30 - 3:45 Trauma in IR: Controversies and Future Directions
Miles Conrad, MD, UCSF
3:45 - 4:00 Evidence-Based Device Selection for Below Knee Peripheral Artery Disease
Matthew Walsworth, MD, UCLA
4:00 - 4:15 Transradial UFE
Adam Plotnik, MD, UCLA
4:15 - 4:30 TIPS Like a Pro
Sid Padia, MD, UCLA
4:30 - 5:00 Break and Visit Exhibits
5:00 - 6:00 Best Case/Worst Case (10 cases, 6 minutes each)
  1. Kumar Madassery, MD, Rush University
  2. Deepak Sudheendra, MD, UPenn
  3. Jeffrey Chick, MD, MPH, DABR, University of Michigan
  4. Anshu Bansal, MD, Scripps San Diego
  5. Jonathan Park, MD, West LA VAMC
  6. Gabe Lipshutz, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  7. Stephen Pan, MD, Austin Radiological Association
  8. John Chung, MD, University of British Columbia
  9. Ilya Lekht, MD, USC
  10. Ryan Kohlbrenner, UCSF
7:00 - 10:00 Dinner/Reception at James Beach in Venice


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Any questions please call Justin McWilliams at Cell 310-218-2075 or Office 310-267-8773.