WCIO 2018


    IO Essentials

    SIO is thrilled to present this year's revamped IO Essentials program, the premier event for early career IO. Previously referred to as the Early Career program. 

    Taking place alongside SIO’s annual meeting (WCIO 2018) and formerly referred to as the Early Career Program, the brightest minds in interventional oncology have revamped this two-day program for interventional oncology and radiology residents, fellows, and faculty within the first five years of completing fellowships.  After attending this event, early career interventional oncologists will:

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

    Stay tuned! The schedule will be updated frequently. We’ll be announcing special industry sessions presented by BTG, Guerbet, Surefire Medical, and Neuwave soon.


    This year's program will feature new learning formats and exciting sessions including:

    IO Essentials, Part I (Moderator: Sarah White, MD, MS)

    History of IO: How We Got Here: Stephen Solomon, MD

    Why We Do What We Do: Patient Perspective

    Tumor Board (Moderators: Robert Lewandowski, MD and Anne Covey, MD)

    ABCs of a Tumor Board (Moderators: Nishita Kothary, MD and Ryan Hickey, MD)

    • HCC: Karen Brown, MD
    • mCRC: David Madoff, MD
    • Other Liver Mets: Raj Shah, MD
    • Pancreaticobiliary: Maureen Kohi, MD
    • Renal: Debra Gervais, MD
    • Bone: Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD
    • Lung: Stephen Solomon, MD
    Journal Club (Moderators: Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD and Julius Chapiro, MD, PhD)
    • How to Critically Review an Article: Alda Tam, MD
    • Pivotal Trials in IO: Riad Salem, MD
    • “Bad” Trials and How to Refute Them: Sharon Kwan, MD
    Innovation in IO (Moderators: Clifford Weiss, MD and Isabel Newton, MD, PhD)
      • Device Development: Fred Lee, MD
      • How to Turn a Clinical Question into a Research Project: Joseph Erineri, MD
      • Bench to Bedside: Clifford Weiss, MD
      • Mentor-Mentee Relationship: Michael Soulen, MD
      • Leadership: Building a Successful Team: Katharine Krol, MD

      IO Essentials, Part II: Practice Development (Moderators: Janice Newsome, MD and Katharine Krol, MD)

      • Building an Academic IO Practice: William Rilling, MD
      • Building a Private IO Practice: Aneesa Majid, MD
      • Opening a Stand Alone Outpatient IO Center: Micah Watts, MD
      • Demonstrating the Value of a Clinical Practice To Your Partners: Janice Newsome, MD
      • Demonstrating the Value of IO To Referring Providers: Eric Rosenberg, MD
      • Documentation: Billing, Coding, and E&M: Ray Liu, MD

      Scholarship recipients will be invited to exclusive events with industry leaders including Guerbet and BTG.