I would like to extend my brief greetings on the occasion of holding the 2nd Takai IVR Live Symposium (TIP).
I conceived the idea of starting this meeting last fall. Since then, we had a period of hectic preparation until the first meeting was held in February of this year. We encountered several problems along the way. However, each time we had problems, we were able to get advice and help from everyone around us with good fortune so that we were able to hold the meeting. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who helped us during that time.
I am proud to say that the first meeting turned out to be even more ideal than I had envisioned. We had five live case demonstrations per day, and all the live case demonstrations were followed by free and heated discussions, which were not often seen at ordinary live case demonstrations. I believe that these live case demonstrations offered not only a learning opportunity for young physicians but also a very stimulating experience for expert physicians.
I am grateful that Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology (JSIR) accredited our meeting as 5 credits for the renewal of medical specialists in February, and I now feel the recognition and a weight of responsibility for our meeting.
The purpose of this meeting was to pass on the techniques to the young physicians who will lead the next generation. However, at the first meeting, the entire audience, regardless of whether they were young or experienced, had a great time, and I was able to rediscover the joy of learning with them together.
We hope to share this joy with all physicians and co-medical professionals who are involved in IVR. For this reason, we have expanded the second meeting to two days and structured the programs to include physicians and co-medical professionals other than physicians specializing in the field of interventional neuroradiology.
The theme of this year's meeting is "Neuroendovascular Therapy and Interventional Radiology from Neuroradiologists’ Perspective". Continuing from the previous live case demonstrations, we aim to provide a high quality of live case demonstrations where you can study from the basics to the application of treatments under interventional radiology from radiologists’ point of view.
I would like to conclude my greetings by wishing for the success of the 2nd Takai IVR Live Symposium (TIP) with your cooperation.
Representative Course Director,
Takai IVR Live Symposium (TIP)
Department of Interventional Neuroradiology / Radiology, Kouseikai Takai Hospital
Department of Radiology, Kurume University
Department of Neurosurgery, SHOWA University Northern Yokohama Hospital
Department of Comprehensive Strokology, Fujita Health University
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keio University
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kumamoto University
Department of Aortic Stent Graft and Endovascular Treatment, Matsubara Tokushukai Hospital
Department of Radiology, Kurume University School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery, Nara Medical University
Department of Cardiology, Kouseikai Takai Hospital
The 2nd Takai IVR Live Symposium (TIP)
Date: Sunday, February 11 and Monday, February 12, 2024
Venue: HOTEL NIKKO NARA
Representative Course Director: Katsutoshi Takayama (Kouseikai Takai Hospital)
Target Audience: Interventional neuroradiology related medical doctor, medical staff, medical device company, pharmaceutical company, etc.