The 45th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology

  • May 26 - May 28, 2016
  • Nagoya City,Aichi
  • Congress

It is a great honor for us that the 45th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology will be held in Nagoya over the three days from Thursday, May 26 to Saturday, May 28, 2016. As the chair of the conference, I would like to convey my heartfelt welcome in this greeting.
The theme of the conference will be "Outcomes as the goal of interventional radiology," and the sub-theme is "No IVR, No life." In Japan, IVR has been familiar as an abbreviation of interventional radiology. In 2014, the Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology modified the Japanese version of its name to a term that literally means "image-guided therapy." It is my hope that if we demonstrate the value of the various techniques involved in IVR, people will come to have a high opinion of its features, and that along with its Japanese translation it will become widely adopted and further developed. The slogan "No IVR, No life" indicates our desire both to return patients to health and to lead fulfilling lives ourselves by performing IVR.