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SPIR 11th International Meeting
October 2 - 4 , 2023 
Disney's Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista FL

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The theme for the SPIR 2023 meeting is “Illuminate.” The agenda will challenge us to provide the best care possible for children. There will be sessions dedicated to practice building, training and education, wellness, and the patient experience from start to finish. And on the final day of the meeting, we are excited to present a dedicated half-day of M&M case presentations and "What Now?" debriefing. We look forward to reading your submissions for Scientific Abstracts and M&M cases. For the first time, we are also accepting submissions for electronic Education Exhibits. 
Come enjoy the best pediatric IR conference in the world at the beautiful Walt Disney World
® Resort.

SPIR 2023 Featured Sessions

SPIR Around the World This session highlights the unique aspects of practice in various parts of the world. Panelists from across the globe will answer a series of questions prepared by our two moderators. This promises to be a fun and informative look into how our colleagues experience PIR practice.

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism From start to finish, learn the latest in thromboembolic care for children. The session will include a broad range of topics, including PERT evaluation, treatment algorithms and rationale, the latest in equipment options, post-procedural care, and long-term outcomes.

Scientific Publications This will be a 3-part session focusing on manuscript preparation, publication review and establishing/maintaining a successful journal club.


Portal Hypertension and Portosystemic Shunts With an emphasis on physiology and case examples, this session will highlight the many causes and treatment of portal venous abnormalities. 


Patient Care What’s it like to be a patient in a pediatric IR practice? This session will touch on various aspects of what our patients experience, including child life involvement, referring provider perspectives, and sedation/anaesthesia considerations.


Pearls in Practice A variety of pediatric IR professionals will share comments about what they have learned over the years. Similar to mini TED talks, these quick talks will allow multiple presenters the chance to share a single “pearl” of knowledge or wisdom.

The Arc of a PIR Career One of our most important roles is ensuring the future of our specialty by recruiting and training the next generation. This session will include a current trainee as well as more experienced educators who will share their perspectives. 

Practice Management Day-to-day operations of a practice will be highlighted, including team composition, workflow, billing, inventory, rounding, clinic, and physical space. 

Urgent and Emergent Techniques and knowledge for patients who can’t wait. Presentations will focus on the care of infants and children with trauma, acute illnesses, and retained equipment: times when we are able to make a big impact when it matters most.

Take Care How do we take care of ourselves so that we can take care of others? This session will include strategies for success, including the benefits of executive coaching, how to recognize and treat burnout, and elements of a healthy team/practice.



  • Pediatric JeopIRdy! Two teams battle it out in a fun-filled game of knowledge and wits

  • Dedicated time for committee meetings on-site

  • Daily morning pre-session options: group run/walk, guided meditation


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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Eric J. Keller MD MA

Eric Keller is an IR/DR resident at Stanford University who founded the Applied Ethics in IR Working Group to develop practical solutions to salient ethical issues faced in IR practice. Dr. Keller attended medical school at Northwestern University where he also completed a masters in Medical Humanities & Bioethics with a focus on medical tribalism and turf wars. He has also served as a volunteer legal guardian and is on the board of directors of The Interventional Initiative, a not-for-profit organization devoted to awareness, access, and advocacy for minimally invasive image-guided procedures. His keynote talk will consist of a case-based discussion of salient ethical issues facing pediatric IR where the audience is invited to comment of a hypothetical case prior to sharing data and guidance on the underlying ethical issues being highlighted in each case. His discussion-based talks have been well received at multiple IR conferences over the last few years.

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   Sep 2 - Sep 30  

Registration closing dates are Eastern Daylight Time

$1000 LATE REGISTRATION FEE: Late registration for in-person attendance will be accepted online from Sept 2 - Sept 27. This fee is for all late registrants regardless of registration level and is non-refundable.  On-site registration will not be available.

*These rates apply to medical students, fellows, residents, technologists/radiographers, nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners on staff at a medical institution. To be eligible for this rate please send your CV and a letter from your Program Director/Department Head confirming your status to

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Welcome to The Happiest Place on Earth!


A place that has all the happy you never knew could exist, so you’re a new kind of happy every time you visit. Here, there are an infinity and beyond number of things to do, which means there are an infinity and beyond ways you can feel all the ohhhs, ahhhs, woo-hoos and endless joy!

Disney's Contemporary Resort sets just the right tone for our 11th International meeting with its ultra-modern aesthetic, award-winning dining and world-class service. You will be transported to a world of innovative conveniences accompanied by a 115,000-square-foot convention center, its iconic A-frame tower and more than 4.5 miles of sparkling shoreline views.


Two international airports will get you here -Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).

A block of reduced-rate rooms has been reserved at Disney’s Contemporary Resort ($387.00/night) and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort ($269.00/night) for our attendees. Room registration information will be provided once meeting registration is completed and paid in full.  Reservation deadline for these reduced-rate rooms is September 1, 2023. Please note that room availability at this reduced rate is limited to our block and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Retreat to this ultra-modern Disney Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Whether you’re staying in the iconic A-frame Contemporary tower or the nearby Garden Wing, you can walk to the Magic Kingdom® Park main gate or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the “it’s a small world” attraction—celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest. Luxurious guest rooms and sophisticated suites designed with the business and leisure traveler in mind await your arrival. Each room is equipped with the resources to enrich both the working and recharging experiences of our guests throughout their stay.

Visit Disney's Contemporary Resort for more information. Booking details will be provided after you register for the meeting.

As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Celebrate the unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Southwest American cultures at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This beautiful lakeside oasis offers classic influences, Disney touches and modern comforts to energize and inspire. Worship the sun at an awesome aquatic area built around a 50-foot replica of a Mayan pyramid. Watch water stream down the steps of the massive stone structure into the Lost City of Cibola pool or plunge headlong into it on the spitting Jaguar Slide. This complex, known as the Dig Site Pool, is also home to the largest outdoor hot tub at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Visit Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for more information. Booking details will be provided after you register for the meeting.

Guests staying at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort are responsible for their own transportation to and from the meeting venue at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney



We are continually grateful for ongoing relationships with our vendors, without whose support there would be no Annual Meeting of the SPIR. Engaging with the representatives from various companies keeps us on par with devices and services we use each and every day. We thank you in advance for your continued support and welcome you to SPIR 2023.

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