@WCIO produced its second live webinar with VuMedi this week. Over 200 registrants from every continent (and Fiji!) logged on for presentations and discussion about radioembolization.
Moderated by Deepak Sudheendra and Michael Soulen from the University of Pennsylvania, the mix of academic and private practice faculty included Fred Moeslein, Charlie Nutting, Aaron Shiloh, and Dan Brown. Short presentations from the speakers covered how to start a radioembolization program in your hospital, practicalities of SirSphere and Therasphere planning and delivery, and management of symptoms and complications. Like the prior webinar on chemoembolization, a lively discussion with the panelists and audience lasted until the final second of the 1.5 hour session.
Audience polling revealed that 42% of the registrants were looking to start a Y90 program, while 24% had just started one -- so the topic is clearly quite timely. Device utilization was roughly even among SirSpheres, Theraspheres, or both. 28% were Authorized Users. The majority do more chemoembolization than radioembolization.
You can watch both webinars on vumedi.com. The direct link to the prior one on chemoembolization is:
All four speakers strongly recommended the SIR’s Y90 course. The Feb. 6-9, 2014 course in Scottsdale, AZ is sold out, but there is a wait list.
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