CIRSE Annual Congress

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

Patient centered - Science driven

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

Patient centered - Science driven

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

Patient centered - Science driven
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SubmitMy CIRSE abstract submission experienceMy experience submitting an educational abstract

My experience submitting an educational abstract

Why did you choose the CIRSE Annual Congress to submit your educational abstract?

For me, it was an obvious choice to send an abstract to CIRSE, which is one of the major European congresses in radiology and more particularly in interventional radiology. The opportunity to present our work at CIRSE and to attend the congress is a real source of pride, as the CIRSE community is one of the most inspiring and innovative.

Tell us a little bit about the topic you submitted and why you chose this topic for your submission.

Musculoskeletal pain is a leading cause of disability among aging patients throughout the world.

Many with chronic pain are unable to get adequate relief from traditional pharmacologic therapies. Genicular artery embolization (GAE) is an emerging minimally invasive procedure providing immediate and long-term pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis with limited side effects. However, this procedure can be technically challenging due to inflammation target and feeding vessels identification on imaging, anatomical variations, small arteries, and the presence of a total or unicompartmental knee prosthesis inducing long procedure times, imaging impaired by metallic artifacts and risks of incomplete treatment or non-target embolization. In this context, advanced imaging can constitute a solid ally to address these challenges and deliver good clinical outcomes.

Why do you think this topic is important for IRs’ education?

As embolization in osteoarticular pathology is a rapidly developing and fascinating subject, I felt it was important to present our work in this field. In recent years there has been a real demand for training in how embolotherapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal pain.

Are there any special considerations to take into account when submitting an educational abstract?

To send an abstract to the CIRSE, I think it’s important to send articles detailing new techniques and their application in experimental or clinical contexts.

Do you have any tips for physicians submitting an abstract for the first time?

Your abstract should summarize the paper in a few lines, clearly and concisely, while captivating the reader. It should reflect the paper as closely as possible. It is also an essential element for the future publication of an article.

Will you submit another abstract for CIRSE 2024?

Yes, of course!