31st Annual Meeting

June 2022 in Boston - Details coming soon!

How to Attend

  • IN-PERSON  - We are considering offering both the in-person and virtual formats depending on the state of the COVID situation.



  • March 2022 - details coming soon



  • Details coming soon - Check back for updates

*Our 2020 Annual Meeting information is posted below for reference.  Updates about the 2022 meeting will be coming soon.

Please join us at this year's AVIR 30th Annual Scientific Meeting to be held as a virtual conference starting on Saturday, March 20, 2021!

*Covid-19 Pandemic Update
-- We are offering this meeting as a Virtual Webinar 
-- Just register online.
Connection information will be provided prior to the meeting.
Recordings and CME will be made available the following day.

With education documentation becoming a way of life and the budget constraints facing many hospitals and institutions, in conjunction with the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN), AVIR strives to builds an education program that meets and exceeds the expectations of our attendees.
The AVIR Annual Scientific Meeting continues to provide an excellent venue for participation and marketing for our corporate sponsors.

ABOUT US  The Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR) is a nonprofit, national organization of Radiologic Technologists and allied health professional deeply committed to improving health and the quality of life through the practice of vascular and interventional radiology, while providing strong leadership and the development of superior education for our members.

OUR MISSION is to grow, advance, and continue education in the area of vascular and interventional radiology and to promote professional growth and resources for AVIR members throughout the medical community.
The AVIR is comprised of department managers, chief technologists, directors and administrators as well as interventional radiographers and nurses. These personnel are often key decision-makers in determining hospital/vendor contracts, budget planning and inventory management, thus making the AVIR a prime target audience for marketing and advertising.

Agenda Daily schedule will run from 9:45a - 5:30p EST | NOTE: Subject to change


9:45aPresidential WelcomeRennie Mohabir, MBA, RT(R)
10:00aEvolution not Revolution - Indispensable CAREDr Janice Newsome
Shari Ulman Gold Medal Lecture Recipient, sponsored by Medtronic
10:50aComplex Hemodialysis AccessDr Mark Lessne
11:40aCovid-19Dr Tania Bubb
1:00pProstate Artery EmbolizationDr Kavi Devulapalli
2:00pPAD InflowDr Kumar Madassery
2:40pMedtronic Presentation
2:50pPE InterventionsDr Charles Ritchie
3:45pCombating BurnoutDr Agnes Solberg
4:20pRadiation SafetyDr Lawrence Dauer
5:00pBusiness Meeting/Awards

5:00 pm Business Meeting:

Although it's the end of an awesome (but long day!), we'd love for you to grab your favorite beverage and stick around so you can hear some updates about AVIR's "state of the union," meet your new board members and help congratulate one of our own as she receives the Award of Excellence. We look forward to e-seeing you there! The prize drawing winner for $!50 Amazon Gift Card will also be announced!

Day 2 - SUNDAY MARCH 21st

9:55aIntroduction to the daySandra
10:00aEndovascular Therapy for Infrapopliteal DiseaseDr John Winscott
11:00aMedtronic Commercial
11:10aGlobal Health Panel TalkDrs Azza, Laage-Gaupp, Dixon, Newsome, Mbuguje, Rukundo
12:00pVenous Interventions, SVC OcclusionsDr Gail Peters
12:30pDialysis Access InterventionsDr Peter Bream
1:30pStrokeDr David Miller
2:30pIntracranial AneurysmsDr Rabih Tawk
3:05pManagement of Carotid DiseaseDr Rabih Tawk
4:00pY90 Radioembolization: Technique and OutcomesDr Ahmed Kamel Abdelaal
4:45pIR Social Media: What, Where, When and WhyDr AJ Gunn
5:15pPortal Vein ThrombectomyDr Alex Wallace
5:20pDrawing for $150 Amazon Gift Card

Day 3 - MONDAY MARCH 22nd

9:55aIntroduction of the day
10:00aTrauma InterventionDr Barbara Hamilton
10:50aPassion Projects and BurnoutDr Aaron Fritts
11:20aThermal AblationsDr Charles Martin
11:55aAdvanced IVCF Filter RetrievalDr Peter Stibbs
1:30p10,000 foot Perspective on EmbolizationDr Ziv Haskal
2:15pInnovations in Peds IRDr John Racadio
2:55pRenal AblationsDr Robert Dixon
3:30pArtificial Intelligence in the IR LabDr Rajesh Shah
4:20pIR CodingJennifer Eklund RT(R)(CV)(M) CIRCC
5:20pDrawing for Apple AirPods and Wrap Up

Accreditation Statement

AVIR designates this activity for up to 18 Category A or A+ Continuing Education Credits applied for through AVIR. All meeting and workshop lectures will be submitted to the ARRT for Structured Education credits.


AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM). Through our Approval of Continuing Education (ACE) you can get your local education approved for AART recognized A or A+ CE Credits. Make your education count and count us in to help.
If you are unable to watch it live these lectures will be available on-demand for up to 30 days, but you will be required to take a test, which is current with ARRT standards.




Speakers are subject to change:

Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal, MD, MSc, PhD, FSIR

Houston, TX

Professor of Radiology and Internal Medicine, the Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UTHealth

Peter Bream, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Professor of Radiology, Program Director - Diagnostic Radiology, UNC

Tania Bubb, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC

New York, NY

Dr. Bubb is currently the director of infection control at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City

Lawrence T Dauer, PhD

New York, NY

A clinical physicist who has worked in radiation protection & health physics for more than 30 years, currently at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Kavi Devulapalli, MD

Durham, NC

An interventional radiologist who specialized in peripheral vascular inventions. Co-founder of Vascular Solutions of North Carolina.

Robert G Dixon, MD, FSIR

Chapel Hill, NC

Professor of Radiology, Program Director - IR Residency, UNC

Jennifer Eklund, RT(R)(CV)(M) CIRCC

Milwaukee, WI

Technical Billing Specialist, Co-Chair Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the AVIR 2011-Present, Froedtert Hospital

Aaron Fritts, MD

Dallas, TX

Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology at Baylor Scott & White Health. Co-Founder of BackTable.

AJ Gunn, MD

Birmingham, AL

Gunn is an expert in the field of interventional radiology with a special focus on treating cancer through minimally invasive techniques.

Barbara Hamilton, MD

Palm Springs, CA

Chief of Interventional Radiology at Desert Regional Medical Center, Author of Save Lives, Enjoy Your Own: Finding Your Place in Medicine

Mark Lessne, MD


Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Charlotte Radiology

Sreekumar Madassery, MD

Chicago, IL

Assistant Professor at Rush University

Charles Martin, MD

Cleveland, OH

Co-Director and Interventional Radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic

David A Miller, MD


Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Mayo

Rennie Mohabir, MBA, RT(R)

New York, NY

President, AVIR. Over 20+ years of experience in Interventional Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR


Janice Newsome, MD, FSIR, is Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine

Gail L Peters, MD

Atlanta, GA

An experienced radiologist and serves as the Residency and Fellowship Program Director for Interventional Radiology, Emory Healhcare

John M Racadio, MD

Cincinnati, OH

John M. Racadio, MD, is the director of the Interventional Radiology Translational Research and Simulation Lab at Cincinnati Children's

Charles Ritche, MD


Interventional radiologist who went to medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine and now working at Mayo Clinic.

Rajesh Shah, MD

Stanford, CA

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of IV VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence & Imaging (AIMI)

Agnes Solberg, MD


Interventional Radiologist, CHI St. Alexius Health

Peter Stibbs, RPA/RRA, RT (R) (VI)

Lakeland, FL

Radiologist Assistant, Radiology and Imaging Specialists

Rabih G Tawk, MD


Neurosurgeon, Mayo Clinic

Alex L Wallace, MD

Jacksonville, FL

Interventional Radiologist, Mayo Clinic Florida

John G Winscott, MD

Jackson, MS

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Ziv J Haskal, MD

Charlottesville, VA

A tenured professor of radiology and medical imaging in the Division of IR, University of Virginia, Emeritus Editor of the JVIR (2011-2020)