Join us on September 10th and 11th for RISQCS 2021! 


We welcome you to another exciting interactive and highly educational Risk Management, Quality and Safety symposium geared towards our global Interventional Radiology community! To facilitate attendance of global participants, this year’s meeting will be held virtual livestream (CME Meeting) and on-site (Trainee Simulation Bootcamp in Boston, MA.)

The symposium’s ongoing mission is to provide a constructive community space that supports honest, in depth and informative insights on the ever-evolving, multi-dimensional landscape of complications, adverse events, medical error, risk management and litigation in IR through engaging collegial sessions that provide practical learning for the practicing IR and IR-to-be.

Our goal with this complication-centered Quality and Safety conference is to fill a current educational void in the field of IR and support progressive practice-building discussions and peer-learning on adverse events, ethical dilemmas and other controversial issues in IR, specifically designed for practicing Interventional Radiologists and IRs-in-training, with special attention to early career IRs.

To accomplish this objective, this year's exciting agenda will include the 5-following core educational components:

  1. Ethics, Challenges, and Risk Management in IR: (Friday, September 10th, 2021)
  2. Early Career as an IR: Mistakes made. Lessons Learned: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  3. Standards of Practice Debate: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  4. Complications Mastermind: (Saturday, September 11th, 2021)
  5. RISQCS Master’s Keynotes: (September 11th and 12th, 2021)
    • How I've managed Bad Complications: A Career in Review: Anne C. Roberts MD, FSIR, University of California San Diego Health
    • Complications, Safety and Innovation: Reflections on my Career as an IR: David Kumpe, MD FSIR (formerly at University of Colorado School of Medicine)

Please visit the Additional Info tab for details on the following highlighted events at RISQCS 2021:

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Resident and Medical Student Session (QIPS)
  • Case-Based Complications Competition (Resident and Medical Students)
  • IR Resident and Medical Student Bootcamp

This program is supported in part by educational grants from: 

  • Gore
  • Sirtex
  • Boston Scientific

 This program is supported in part by educational exhibits from:

  • HI IQ
  • Bard
  • Inari
  • Medtronic
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Gloria M. Salazar, MD, FSIR

Assistant Professor Radiology Departmental Simulation and Patient Experience Officer Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard- Boston, MA
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Sabeen Dhand, MD

Interventional Radiologist PIH Health Los Angeles, CA
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AJ Gunn, MD

Director of Interventional Oncology, Director of the Interventional Radiology Ambulatory Clinic Assistant Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Assistant Program Director for the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR

Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residencies Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Division of Interventional Radiology | Rochester Regional Health Medical Director, The Vein Institute
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Sebastian Mafeld , MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist Assistant Professor - University of Toronto Clinician Investigator - University Health Network
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Peder E. Horner, MD

Diversifeid Radiology
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Mikhail C. S. S Higgins, MD, MPH

CME Course Director RISQCS Founding Chair Assistant Professor Director, Radiology Medical Student Clerkship Program Director, Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Pathway Division of Interventional Radiology Department of Radiology Boston University School of Medicine
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Yolanda Bryce, MD, RPVI

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Assistant Attending Weill Cornell Medicine, Assistant Professor
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Claire Kaufman, MD

Assistant Professor Interventional Radiology University of Utah Program Director IR/DR Residency Associate Program Director IR Independent Residency
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Parag J. Patel, MD MS FSIR

Professor of Radiology and Surgery Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSVM, FSIR

Clinical Professor University of South Florida School of Medicine and FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
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Michael Barkley, JD

Partner Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP
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Kush R. Desai, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine Division of Interventional Radiology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering Vice-Chair of Innovation and Clinical Research Director of Interventional Oncology Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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David Madoff, MD, FSIR, FACR, FCIRSE

Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Medical Oncology) Vice Chair for Clinical Research Section Chief, Interventional Radiology Co-Director, Yale Interventional Oncology Research Lab Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Yale School of Medicine
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Jon C. Davidson, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Division Chief of Interventional Radiology University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
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Steve S. Raman, MD, FSIR

UCLA Medical Center
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Fakhir Elmasri, MD

Lakeland Vascular Institute
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David Kumpe, MD

University of Colorado
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Sreekumar Madassery, MD

Assistant Professor, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Director, Advanced Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship Director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions & CLI Program Director, IVC Filter Clinic Rush University Medical Center Rush Oak Park Hospital
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Harjit Singh , MD

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology, Baltimore, MD Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Suvranu Ganguli, MD, FSIR

Chief, Interventional Radiology Boston Medical Center Boston University School of Medicine
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Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR, RRCIR

Interventional Radiologist (Retired)
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Mohammed Al-Natour, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist Integrated IR/DR Residency Program Director Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Associate Professor- Case Western Reserve University/ School of Medicine
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Mike Watts, MD

Vascular Institute of Atlantic Medical Imaging
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Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor of Radiology Albany Medical College
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Julie Bulman, MD

Interventional Radiologist Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Instructor at Harvard Medical School Bsotn, MA
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Hirschel McGinnis, MD

Interventional & Diagnostic Radiologist, Steward Medical Group President, Morton Hospital Medical Staff Board of Directors, New England Society of Interventional Radiology
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Mo Bader, MD

Assistant Professor Division of Interventional Radiology Boston University School of Medicine
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Derek Mittleider, MD, FSIR

Interventional Radiologist Vascular & Interventional Physicians, Brevard Physician Associates
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Alik Farber, MD, MBA, FACS, DFSVS

Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Associate Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery Chair, Value Analysis Committee Boston Medical Center Professor of Surgery and Radiology Boston University School of Medicine
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Venu Vadlamudi, MD, RPVI, FSIR, FSVM, FASA, FACC

Vascular/Interventional and NeuroInterventional Radiologist Inova Alexandria Hospital Department of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Medical Director, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Program Alexandria, VA Associate Professor of Radiology University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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Keerthi Prasad , MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist Founder and Medical Director Centers for Vein Care
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Hector Ferral, MD

Professor of Radiology Section of Interventional Radiology Research Director for the integrated IR program LSU New Orleans
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Geogy Vatakencherry, MD, FSIR

Interventional Radiology Program Director Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
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Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor of Radiology University of Colorado School of Medicine Vascular and Interventional Radiology Director, VIR Fellowship and Integrated Residency Program Director, CU Radiology Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Director, Noninvasive Vascular Imaging Co-Director, UCH HHT Center of Excellence
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Anne Roberts, MD

Interventional Radiologist Professor of Radiology UC San Diego Health
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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study