BSIR 2019 annual meeting

The 2019 annual meeting of the British Society of Interventional Radiology was held in Manchester last month.

This year the Graham Plant Lecture was given by Dr Raman Uberoi from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and entitled ‘Interventional radiology – a 21st century speciality’. The Wattie-Fletcher Lecture ‘GIRFT and IR – what’s going on out there?’ was given by Getting it Right First Time’s Dr Katharine Halliday. The BSIR Gold Medal was awarded to Dr Nick Chalmers from Manchester Royal Infirmary. BVM Medical’s Jay Tailor was made a BSIR honorary fellow.

BSIR 2020 will be held at the SEC in Glasgow on December 2-4.

Exhibition link

Who was there?

BVM Medical Limited

BVM Medical have actively supported BSIR since 1990 and once again they are proud to be Corporate Sponsors of BSIR 2019.

This year will also be the 30th anniversary of BVM Medical so please visit our stand and help celebrate with the BVM team.

We will be exhibiting our range of interventional products including RF Tumour and Thyroid Ablation system, Micropuncture and Access kits, speciality Nitinol guidewires, GI stents, Ascites drains and the new DuraSheath Firm reinforced kink resistant guiding sheaths.

Visit us on stand 41.

Mana-Tech Limited

Mana-Tech (an Argon company) has launched the new full-core BioPince Ultra biopsy device.

BioPince Ultra still provides 59% more tissue volume compared to conventional side-notch devices but in a brand new, more ergonomic design. The rear trigger is smoother in action and there is now an additional firing button at the front. The new ‘cocking lever’ makes the priming procedure far smoother. Better diagnostic specimens, better handling (>2x more CPTs per specimen, up to 58% more glomeruli).

Visit us on stand 36.  

Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers offers the most extensive system portfolio to fulfil your specific needs in interventional radiology - from fluoroscopy to various types of acquisition, all with excellent image quality and low dose.

Our latest innovation, the ARTIS icono floor, provides you with intraprocedural guidance and quality control to improve procedural outcomes.  Utilise Case Flows to standardise execution while enabling full flexibility for personal preferences.  The icono floor is a system with ceiling-like flexibility.

Visit us on stand 8. 

UK Medical Limited

UK Medical is a Yorkshire based SME.  Our aim is to be different in an increasingly undifferentiated world.  We select proven, clinically effective medical devices that are cost-effective and improve patient outcomes.  New and different this year:

Impede - a new shape memory polymer for embolization.

ECO Medical - new intelligent microwave tumour ablation system.

Kiva - new implant-based solution for the treatment of VCF's.

UK Medical has been selected as a "Best Practice Representative" in the 2019 Parliamentary Review.

Visit us on stand 22.

APC Cardiovascular Limited
Aquilant Limited
Bard Limited / BD Medical
Bentley InnoMed GmbH
Boston Scientific Limited
BTG plc
CAScination AG
Cook Medical
Cordis / Cardinal Health
CryoLife Europe / Jotec
Diagmed Healthcare Limited
Endocare / R-Action Distribution
GE Healthcare
Guerbet Laboratories Limited
Macromed (UK) Limited
Merit Medical Systems
Mermaid Medical Limited
MIS Healthcare Limited
Penumbra Europe GmbH
Philips UKI
Shionogi Europe
Sirtex Medical
Stryker UK Limited
Terumo UK Limited
Vascular Perspectives
W L Gore

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