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CIO 2020 October 20th Preview: Case-Based Learning and Morbidity and Mortality

CIO 2020 October 20th Preview: Case-Based Learning and Morbidity and Mortality


The next CIOctober Tuesday evening session, on October 20th, focuses on “Case-Based Learning and Morbidity and Mortality.” The virtual meeting runs from 6-9:45 pm, EST. 

Remember — if you weren't able to tune in to CIOctober on the first two evenings, you can still register and gain access to everything you missed, plus tune in the next two Tuesday evening sessions. All sessions will be available on-demand the Saturday following the original virtual live broadcast and are available exclusively to registered attendees for 3 months after the meeting concludes on October 27th.

The October 20th program kicks off at 6 pm with a complimentary symposium, sponsored by Medtronic. Don’t miss, “Advancing the Clinical Treatment of Bone Metastases – A Multidisciplinary Discussion,” presented by Jason Levy, MD, Interventional Radiologist, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, and Amir Lavaf, MD, DABR, Radiation Oncologist, Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, California.

VISIT HERE to access this symposium. *Valid for new registrations only. Complimentary CIO Package includes free access to the live Sponsored Symposia only. This package does not include recordings of any sessions or access to the exhibit hall. To access all other sessions, you must sign up for a paid package. 

Other October 20th highlights include:

  • Alda Tam, MD, covers the topic of Patient and Lesion Selection for Lung Ablation. “Percutaneous lung ablation is effective and a favorable area for practice building,” notes Dr Tam, “and large patient series support the use of resection or ablation for colorectal cancer patients with lung metastases.” Dr Tam demonstrates the importance of careful preprocedural planning, as well as multidisciplinary consideration for timing of therapy, which may maximize the benefits of lung ablation.
  • Matthew R. Callstrom, MD, PhD, presents Thermal Ablation for Musculoskeletal Lesions: How I Do It. Dr Callstrom reviews his case-based approach in terms of how to use displacement to avoid injury; bipolar radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation to avoid articular surfaces; and the utilization of cement and balloons for better outcomes in periacetabular tumor ablation. This presentation also includes a short discussion on femoral nerve anatomy. “The femoral nerve,” states Dr Callstrom, “is probably not well understood in terms of its complex anatomical path.”  An imaging series is included to illustrate the anatomy of the femoral nerve and to highlight the importance of respecting the boundary of where the femoral nerve lives.
  • This session also includes “Outside Your IO Comfort Zone: Learning from our Saves and Complications.” In this popular feature, Robert Suh, MD, Nishita Kothary, MD, Yolanda Bryce, MD, Steven Yevich, MD, and Edward Kim, MD each share a case that resulted in a valuable teaching moment. Each case is followed by a panel discussion and audience question and answer session. 
  • For more information, including the full meeting agenda, and to register for the meeting, please visit

About CIO

Now in its 12th year, CIO is the premier arena for practical education in the expanding field of interventional oncology. It is a concentrated program renowned for its originality, practicality, and focus on improving patient care. CIO highlights the most viable and sought-after treatments in this rapidly growing practice area. The program contains a mix of didactic lectures, case presentations from experts, debates between experts, and pre-recorded cases woven together with audience interactivity through polling and question and answer sessions. 

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