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Go Beyond the Science—Make Connections & Build Your Practice with IO Essentials at SIO2022

Apply for SIO2022 IO Essentials Scholarship

SIO is excited to announce that the IO Essentials Scholarship applications for the SIO2022 Annual Scientific Meeting are now now! Take advantage of this opportunity to access top-tier education, networking opportunities with IO luminaries and continued professional development.

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Apply Now

Scholarship applications are due on Friday, 1 October.

What Does the Scholarship Include?

  • Stipend for travel expenses to the SIO2022 Annual Scientific Meeting ($200 local, $750 North America, and $1,000 international applicants) 
  • One year of complimentary membership to SIO
  • Invitation to the IO Essentials Program taking place Thursday, 3 February.
  • Exclusive invitations to events with industry leaders

To Apply:

  1. Complete the application
  2. Submit the following: 
    1. Current CV
    2. Letter of recommendation from an Interventional Oncology/Radiology Program Director or Faculty Member
    3. Case Submission
    4. Completed W-9 (this is required to process the scholarship stipend to U.S. applicants; those outside of the U.S. do not need to include a W-9 and should instead submit the form downloadable here)

Not a Resident?


Share this opportunity! Applicants must be in their ACGME diagnostic radiology residency at the time of application, or be a post-graduate medical student within the IO field.

Visit the SIO website to learn more and to reserve your spot at SIO2022!

IO Essentials Program

SIO is thrilled to present IO Essentials, the premier event for early career interventional oncologists.

IO Essentials prepares you for a strong career by connecting you with the most successful interventional oncologists in the field and presenting on-demand courses dedicated to practice building.

By attending this event, you will:

  • Collect tips and technical how-to’s for building a successful clinical practice and career in IO
  • Expand your network, including peers and pioneers in the field
  • Get up to speed on cutting-edge IO research and treatment algorithms
  • Understand the latest clinical and translational research as it relates to patient care

Thursday, 3 February 2022

Time (PST)

Session Title(s)

7:00am - 12:00pm
IO Essentials Industry Breakfast & Hands on Program
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Getting Started in IO
Moderators: Vijay Ramalingam, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA; AJ Gunn, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Stephen Solomon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA: History of IO and how we got there
AJ Gunn, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USASocial media and IO
David Woodrum, Mayo Clinic, USA: Types of ablation technology
Edward Kim, Mount Sinai Health Systems, USA: Getting started in Y90? Regulation, AU, device selection, reimbursement
Nadine Abi Jaoudeh, University of California Irvine, USA: Building your TACE practice from the beginning
2:05pm - 3:05pm
Preparing for Tumor Boards
Moderators: Nora Tabori, ; Susan Shamimi-Noor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Karen Brown, University of Utah, USA:HCC Tumor Board primer
Nora Tabori, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, USAmCRC Tumor Board primer
David Woodrum, Mayo Clinic, USA: GU Tumor Board primer
Stephen Solomon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA: Lung Tumor Board primer
Jack Jennings, Washington University, USA: MSK Tumor Board primer
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Tumor Board
Moderators: Nora Tabori, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, USA; Susan Shamimi-Noor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Karen Brown, University of Utah, USA: Case from HCC primer
Nora Tabori, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, USACase from mCRC primer
David Woodrum, Mayo Clinic, USA: Case from GU primer
Stephen Solomon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA: Case from Lung primer
Jack Jennings, Washington University, USA: Case from MSK primer
4:25pm - 5:25pm
Education, Research, and Practice Development
Moderators: Isabel Newton, VA San Diego Healthcare System and UC San Diego Health, USA; Ammar Sarwar, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School, USA
Alda Tam, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA: How to critically review an article
Isabel Newton, VA San Diego Healthcare System and UC San Diego Health, USA: Mentor-mentee relationship
Aneesa Majid, No Limits Radiology PA, USA: Building an IO practice
Ammar Sarwar, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School, USA: Reimbursement documentation: Billing, coding, E&M
5:30pm - 6:30pm
IO Essentials Reception