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IRSA is thrilled to present a wonderful program of workshops for the 2023 ASM, see detailed information on the topics and speakers below. For specific scheduling, view the program.

Tuesday 27 June

AngioCT: Revolutionising Interventional Radiology (Canon Medical)

Prof Tay Kiang Hong

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Workshop details:

Professor Tay’s workshop will discuss the utility of AngioCT in driving new procedures and treatment pathways in Interventional Radiology.

The workshop format will be a presentation of case studies demonstrating how the AngioCT system can simplify and streamline the most complex procedures, and what clinical practice looks like at Singapore General Hospital where this technology is used routinely.

Dr Tay is currently the Head of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department at Singapore General Hospital and Deputy Head of the Singhealth Duke NUS Vascular Centre. He is Clinical Professor at the Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and Clinical Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in National University of Singapore. 

Dr Tay is the immediate Past President of the College of Radiologists Singapore and the current Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. 

Computer-Aided Mechanical Thrombectomy and Embolisation (Penumbra)

Dr Andrew Wigham

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Workshop details:

The workshop will offer you a practical experience in setting up flow models, allowing you to gain a better understanding of how our products perform in real-world situations related to pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and acute limb ischemia (ALI).

Our Lightning Franchise, a flagship product that has revolutionized thrombectomy procedures, will take center stage, along with the latest complementary technologies that enhance our extensive portfolio. In addition, our embolization portfolio will also be on display, demonstrating the range and versatility of our products and the multiple applications they can be used for. This exhibition will give you the opportunity to delve deeper into our offerings and explore the full spectrum of our portfolio.


This workshop is specifically designed for IRSA registrars who are eager to expand their knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field. This event promises to be an informative and captivating experience, so don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to improve your skill set and discover our innovative offerings.

Dr Andrew Wigham is a Consultant Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist practising at Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust and Wexham Park Hospital. Having qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002, he trained in Interventional Radiology at the Royal Free Hospital, London. His special interests include the imaging and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency; intravascular ultrasound for the assessment of venous and arterial disease; imaging of thoracic outlet syndrome; vascular access, including arm mini-port insertion; hepatobiliary imaging and intervention, including TIPSS, hepatic embolisation, long term ascites drainage and trans-jugular liver biopsy.

Wednesday 28 June

Emerging techniques to successfully treat Hypervascular Processes Outcomes (Merit Medical)

Dr Sandeep Bagla

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Workshop details:

Each workshop will take an in-depth look at all approaches and novel techniques available to IR’s when treating Hypervascular Processes. Questions throughout the workshop will be welcome.

Dr. Sandeep Bagla is a Vascular Interventional Radiologist and Founder/CEO of IR Centers, a network partner of Prostate, Ortho and Hemorrhoid Centers USA. He has been in academic private practice for 15 years and pioneered novel embolization therapies in the United States including Prostatic Artery Embolization, Musculoskeletal and Hemorrhoid Embolization. He has authored more than 100 publications, including the textbook of PAE, and the Society of Interventional Radiology national standards practice guidelines. Dr. Bagla is most passionate about the advancement and development of the IR field through collaboration, mentorship, and research. 

New Horizons in VTE – Advanced, lytic-free approach to treatment (Inari Medical)

Dr Venkat Tummala

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Discussion topics:

  • Should lytic-free thrombectomy be the new SOC? – An evidence-backed discussion

  • PE risk stratification – when should we read between the guidelines?

  • Hands-on technology workshop with procedural tips and tricks

Dr. Tummala recently joined Inari Medical as VP of Medical Affairs. Prior to this, he was in private practice as an Interventional Radiologist with Lakeland Vascular Institute, Florida. He specialized in VTE treatments & complex deep vein interventions. He is passionate about VTE, PAD & dialysis interventions. He was an invited speaker at several medical conferences. He is striving to advance the field with innovation and make positive impact on patient lives.

Thursday 29 June

Clinical applications of Amplatzer plugs for peripheral embolisation: Case reviews and hands on workshop with Dr Suhrid Lodh, Dr Jules Catt & Dr Justin Whitley.  (Abbott Medical)

Dr Suhrid Lodh, Dr Jules Catt & Dr Justin Whitley

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Workshop details:

Product demo/hands-on and case sharing by the speakers

Dr Suhrid Lodh


Dr Jules Catt EBIR is an Interventional Radiologist at Liverpool and Prince of Wales Public Hospitals and various private hospitals across Sydney. He specialises in minimally invasive image-guided procedures and endovascular treatment and has a particular interest in the fields of venous disease, interventional oncology and embolisation therapies. He is a leader in prostate artery embolisation and together with his colleagues and team has developed one of the largest PAE case series in the Asia-Pacific region.


Dr Whitley obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in 2004. He subsequently relocated to Queensland, where he completed his specialist Radiology training. This was followed by Interventional and Neurointerventional Radiology fellowships at Royal Brisbane, Royal Melbourne and Gold Coast University Hospitals. Dr Whitley divides his time between Body and Neuro Intervention at St George, Prince of Wales and Liverpool Hospitals.

Advancing RCC Cryoablation (Boston Scientific)

Dr Glen Schlaphoff

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Workshop details:

An introductory workshop designed to educate on the principles of cryoablation. From patient selection and case planning, through reimbursement and accreditation, with case studies summarizing optimal patient outcomes and hands-on training to outline and refine technique in a non-pressured environment.

Learning objectives:

  • Indications for use (Kidney, Liver, Lung, Pain Cryoneurolysis, Bone, MSK, Breast)

  • RCC Case planning example: Alternate imaging program case planning summary

  • Cryoablation HCP training accreditation program

  • Cryoablation hands on session with real kidney and live freeze/thaw

Dr Glen Schlaphoff is an experienced Interventional Radiologist and has been a Senior Staff Specialist in Liverpool Hospital since 2001. He has been the HOD of Radiology since 2005 to 2015 and involved with the redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital. During this redevelopment, he was involved in redesigning the Radiology department and pioneered the concept of the creation of a Department of Interventional Radiology. He is currently the Head of Department of Interventional Radiology at Liverpool Hospital.

He is a founder partner of Spectrum Medical Imaging, a large high end, sub-specialist private radiology practice with multiple branches in the East and West of Sydney.

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