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SIO2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

Go Beyond the Science—Make Connections & Build Your Practice with IO Essentials at SIO2023



The SIO2023 IO Essentials Scholarship application is now closed and recipients have been notified.

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


What Does the Scholarship Include?

  • Stipend for travel expenses to the SIO2023 Annual Scientific Meeting ($200 local, $750 North America, and $1,000 international applicants) 
  • One year of complimentary membership to SIO
  • Access to the SIO2023 IO Essentials Program 
  • Exclusive invitations to events with industry leaders

2023 IO Essentials Program

The session information listed here is subject to change. This page was last updated 1 December 2022.

* Required programming, + Recommended programming, ^ Faculty whose invitations are pending acceptance

Thursday 19 January 2023

Time (EST)

Session Title

7:30am - 8:00am IO Essentials Breakfast *
8:00am - 9:30am IO Essentials Sponsored Content Part 1 *
9:30am - 9:45am Break
9:45am - 11:15am IO Essentials Sponsored Content Part 2 *
11:15am - 11:30am Break
11:30am - 1:00pm IO Essentials Sponsored Content Part 3 *
1:00pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:45pm

Getting Started in IO *

Moderators: Vijay Ramalingam, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Erica Alexander, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Isabel Newton, MD, PhD, VA San Diego Healthcare System & UC San Diego Health

  • History of IO & SIOWilliam Rilling, MD, FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Types of Ablation Technology & How to SelectDavid Woodrum, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Y90 BasicsZach Berman, MD, University of California San Diego
  • Chemoembolization: Technique and Evidence, William Rilling, MD, FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • IO ResearchLynn Savic, MD, Universitatsmedizin Charite Berlin
  • Billing & CodingAmmar Sarwar, MD, FSIR, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professional Development in Practice Setting *

Moderators: Alda Tam, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sean Tutton, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, University of California San Diego

  • Academic AchievementAlda Tam, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • MentorshipJulius Chapiro, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Ethics & Consent, Eric Keller, MD, MA, Interventional Initiative
  • Palliative Care & Compassionate CommunicationSean Tutton, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, University of California San Diego
  • Collaborating with Industry, Riad Salem, MD, MBA, Northwestern University
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:15pm

Preparing for Tumor Boards *

Moderators: William Rilling, MD, FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin; Riad Salem, MD, MBA, Northwestern University

  • Practice BuildingWilliam Rilling, MD, FSIR, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • IO Cliffnotes: LiverJoseph Erinjeri, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • IO Cliffnotes: Other, Rob Suh, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • NCCN GuidelinesSarah White, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Collaborating with Other SpecialtiesRon Arellano, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
5:15pm - 5:30pm Break
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Tumor Board *

Moderators: Riad Salem, MD, MBA, Northwestern University; Sarah White, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin

Panelists: Ron Arellano, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Marina Baretti, MD, Johns Hopkins University; Jennifer Berumen. MD, University of California San Diego; Adam Burgoyne, MD, PhD, University of California San Diego

6:30pm - 7:30pm IO Essentials Welcome Reception in Expo Hall +

Friday 20 January 2023

Time (EST)

Session Title

7:45am - 8:30am Breakfast & Industry Symposium *

8:30am - 9:00am Break
9:00am - 10:00am

President's Welcome & Dr. Sidney Wallace and Dr. Michael J. Wallace Distinguished Lecture*

  • President's Welcome, Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Laudation, Muneeb Ahmed, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard
  • Dr. Sidney Wallace and Dr. Michael J. Wallace Distinguished Lecture, Prof. S. Nahum Goldberg, MD, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
10:00am - 11:00am

Patient-Centered IO Care *

Moderators: Eric Keller, MD, MA, Interventional Initiative; Yolanda Bryce, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Whole Patient Approach to IO, Eric Keller, MD, MA, Interventional Initiative
  • Extending Life & Living with Chronic Cancer, Angela Laffan, NP, MSN, University of California San Francisco
  • Death & Dying: Realistic Expectations, Cristal Brown, MD, MHS, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Caring for Those Who Care: Families & Physicians, Janice Newsome, MD, Emory University
  • Survivorship: Patient Perspective, Lynn Lazzaro, Valley Advisors
11:00am - 11:30am Expo Hall Break +
11:30am - 12:30pm

Immuno-oncology +

Moderators: Isabel Newton, MD, PhD, VA San Diego Healthcare System & UC San Diego Health; Joseph Erinjeri, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Basics of Immunology, Joseph Erinjeri, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Immunoadjuvants for AblationIsabel Newton, MD, PhD, VA San Diego Healthcare System & UC San Diego Health
  • Tumor DNA Research, Mark Yarchoan, MD, Johns Hopkins Univesity
  • Immunotherapy Pipeline, Gordon Cohen, MD, AstraZeneca
12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch & Industry Symposium *
1:30pm - 2:00pm Expo Hall Afternoon Hours +
2:00pm - 3:00pm

State of the Art SIO Trials +

Moderators: Julius Chapiro, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine; Michael Soulen, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, University of Pennsylvania

  • EMERALD1, Joseph Erinjeri, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Imaging Tumor Microenvironments SIO Grant Update, Julius Chapiro, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Immunology SIO Grant Update, Stephen Hunt, MTR, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lipiodol SIO Grant Update, Rony Avritscher, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • ACCLAIM, Costi Sofocleous, MD, PhD, Weill-Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
3:00pm - 4:00pm Expo Hall Networking & Poster Presentations +
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Hands-On: Ablation *

  • Overview of Commercially Available Options & How to Select, Ji Buethe, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Hand-On Learning
5:15pm - 6:15pm

HCC/Cholangio Tumor Board*

Moderators: Riad Salem, MD, MBA, Northwestern University; Muneeb Ahmed, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard

Panelists: Zach Berman, MD, University of California San Diego; David Madoff, MD, Yale School of Medicine; Marina Baretti, MD, Johns Hopkins University; Michael Soulen, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, University of Pennsylvania; Jennifer Berumen. MD, University of California San Diego; Isabel Newton, MD, PhD, VA San Diego Healthcare System & UC San Diego Health

6:15pm - 7:30pm Opening/Founding Members Reception in Expo Hall *

Saturday 21 January 2023

Time (EST)

Session Title

7:45am - 8:30am Breakfast & Industry Symposium *
8:30am - 9:00am Expo Hall Morning Hours +
9:00am - 10:00am

Y90 Radioembolization for Primary & Metastatic Liver Cancer: One Size Does Not Fit All +

Moderators: ^Michael Soulen, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, University of Pennsylvania; ^Ghassan El-Haddad, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

  • Lung Shunt & Lung Dose Considerations, ^Marnix Lam, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Multi-Compartment Dosimetry, ^Ghassan El-Haddad, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • Dosimetry in Ablative Setting: Resin versus Glass, ^Beau Toskich, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Dosimetry in Non-Ablative Setting: Resin versus Glass, ^Nima Kokabi, MD, Emory University
  • Post-Treatment Imaging: SPECT versus PET, ^Cheenu Kappadath, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
10:00am - 11:00am

Scientific Oral Abstracts *

Moderators: Brad Wood, MD, NIH; Vijay Ramalingam, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dimitrios Filippiadis, MD, PhD, MSc, EBIR, University of Athens

11:00am - 11:30am Expo Hall Break +
11:30am - 12:30pm

Liver Directed Therapy for Early Stage HCC *

Moderators: Kelvin Hong, MD, Johns Hopkins University; Laura Crocetti, MD, PhD, University of Pisa

  • Surgical Approach, Andrew Cameron, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Arterial Approach, Kelvin Hong, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • AblationLaura Crocetti, MD, PhD, University of Pisa
  • Radiation Oncology, Amol Narang, MD, Johns Hopkins University
12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch & Industry Symposium *
1:30pm - 2:00pm Expo Hall Afternoon Hours +
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Women & Under-Represented Minorities in IO *

Moderators: Brad Wood, MD, NIH; Sarah White, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin; Isabel Newton, MD, PhD, VA San Diego Healthcare System & UC San Diego Health

Planning Committee: Maureen Kohi, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FAHA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ji Buethe, MD, Johns Hopkins University; Yolanda Bryce, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Erica Alexander, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Sharon Kwan, MD, MS, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

3:00pm - 4:00pm Expo Hall Networking & Poster Presentations +
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Hands-On: Navigation & Guidance *

  • IntroductionFrederic Deschamps, MD, PhD, Gustave Roussy
  • Hands-On Learning
5:15pm - 6:15pm

GU/Bone Tumor Board *

Moderators: Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic; Alexis Kelekis, MD, PhD, EBIR, FCIRSE, FSIR, University of Athens

Panelists: ^Gerald Andriole, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine; David Einstein, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Steven Yevich, MD, MPH, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Damian DupuyMD, FACR, Cape Cod Hospital

6:15pm - 8:30pm Break
8:30pm - 10:30pm Trivia Night *

Sunday 22 January 2023

Time (EST)

Session Title

7:45am - 8:30am Breakfast & Industry Symposium *

8:30am - 9:00am  Expo Hall Morning Hours +
9:00am - 10:00am

HCC New Horizons *

  • Introduction & LaudationJulius Chapiro, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • HCC New Horizons Keynote, David Madoff, MD, Yale School of Medicine
10:00am - 11:00am

Scientific Oral Abstracts *

Moderators: Brad Wood, MD, NIH; Vijay Ramalingam, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dimitrios Filippiadis, MD, PhD, MSc, EBIR, University of Athens

11:00am - 12:30pm Expo Hall Walk Through *
12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch & Industry Symposium *
1:30pm - 2:00pm Expo Hall Afternoon Hours +
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Lung Cancer & Mets +

Moderators: Stephen Hunt, MTR, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; Alda Tam, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Cutting Edge Clinical Trials in Lung AblationAlda Tam, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Combination Immunotherapy, Damian Dupuy, MD, FACR, Cape Cod Hospital
  • Oligonodular Disease: Changing LandscapeMuneeb Ahmed, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard
  • Thermal Therapy Considerations, Beau Toskich, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Hot Topics in Trial Design for Minimally Invasive ProceduresFlorian Fintelmann, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
3:00pm - 4:00pm Expo Hall Networking & Poster Presentations +
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Hands-On: Treatment Planning & Simulation *

  • Introduction, Punit Prakash, PhD, Kansas State University
  • Hands-On Learning
5:15pm - 6:15pm

Liver Mets Tumor Board *

Moderators: Edward Kim, MD, Mount Sinai Health Systems; Sarah White, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin

Panelists: Kelly Lafaro, Md, Johns Hopkins University; Mary Mulcahy, MD, Northwestern University; Michael Soulen, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, University of Pennsylvania; Nicholas Fidelman, MD, University of California San Francisco; ^Bruno Odisio, MD, FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center

6:15pm - 7:00pm Break
7:00pm - 9:00pm *Social Event +
*Social Event attendance requires an additional fee.

Monday 23 January 2023

Time (EST)

Session Title

8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast & Industry Symposium *

8:45am - 9:00am Break
9:00am - 10:00am

Technology +

Moderators: Joseph Amaral, MD, Histosonics; Damian Dupuy, MD, FACR, Cape Cod Hospital

  • Pulsed Electrical Fields, Stephen Hunt, MTR, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Histotripsy, Timothy Ziemlewicz, MD, UW Madison
  • Robotic Endoscopy for Lung Cancer, Scott Oh, DO, UCLA Health
  • Robotic Lung Microwave Ablation, Michael Pritchett, DO, MPH, Pinehurst Medical
  • Treatment Planning, Punit Prakash, PhD, Kansas State University
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 12:15pm

Case-Based Review +

Moderators: Damian Dupuy, MD, FACR, Cape Cod Hospital; R. Peter Lokken, MD, MPH, FSIR, University of California San Francisco

  • Liver Embolization, Christos Georgiades, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Liver Ablation^Bruno Odisio, MD, FSIR, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • RenalRyan Kohlbrenner, MD, University of California San Francisco
  • LungJi Buethe, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • MSK, A. Nick Kurup, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Complications: MissR. Peter Lokken, MD, MPH, FSIR, University of California San Francisco
  • Complications: Save, Stephen Solomon, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
12:15pm - 12:30pm

Closing Remarks +

Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic