Creating Buzz at SIR 2018: Recap of This Year’s Most Memorable Moments

It has been nearly one week since SIR 2018, and we’re still reeling from the excitement. Between expert booth presenters and showcasing numerous recently launched and acquired products, there was never a dull moment at the Merit Medical booth. To remember SIR 2018, we’ve created a quick video recap reel. We hope you enjoy the memories!

Helping you meet your clinical needs has always been, and will continue to be, what drives us at Merit, which is why we made physician education a special point of focus during this year’s meeting.

We’d first like to take this moment to recognize Charles Nutting, DO, FSIR; Darren Klass, MD, PhD, MRCS, FRCR, FRCPC; Michael T. Serle, MS, PA-C; and Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD. Thank you for leading our Eat and Be Educated speaker program and sharing your expert input with the Merit team as well as your interventional radiologist colleagues.

In addition to in-booth education, SIR attendees were able to learn more about our ongoing physician education programs, such as ThinkPAE™, ThinkRadial™, and ThinkInterventionalSpine™. And as part of the ThinkPAE™ program, physicians at SIR were able to improve their PAE skills on our state-of-the-art Mentice simulator.

The inspiration continued as we proudly showcased our recently acquired Achieve®, Temno®, and Tru-Cut® soft tissue biopsy products, as well as the Aspira® Drainage System. We hope these new additions to our existing portfolio help to meet your diverse clinical needs and those of your patients.

“Our focus on innovation also included the announcement of at least six new and/or improved products that were specifically designed based on feedback from the physician community,” said Fred Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Merit Medical, who attended SIR 2018.

“Merit is deeply committed to supporting interventional radiologists and we look forward to attending annual meetings like SIR to interact on a more personal level with the physician community,” Lampropoulos said.

This year’s meeting is behind us, but that means there are only 360 days until SIR 2019 in Austin, TX, and we can’t wait. Will we see you there?

SIR 2018


Merit to Exhibit at SIR 2018

Merit Medical is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting several educational events during the annual Society of Interventional Radiology meeting in Los Angeles, CA from March 17-22. The events will take place at Merit Medical booth #215 where attendees will also be introduced to our recently acquired ACHIEVE®, TEMNO®, TRU-CUT® biopsy products and the ASPIRA® drainage system, have the chance to use our state-of-the-art simulator to practice Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) skills, and learn about our Physician Education Programs.

Products and Demonstrations available at the Merit SIR Booth

  • PAE products from start-to-finish, including the only embolic indicated for PAE
  • Radial Access start-to-finish, including the new PreludeSYNC™ Radial Compression Device, with customizable band
  • Interventional Spine products, including the new steerable balloons
  • Comprehensive Biopsy portfolio, including the recently acquired ACHIEVE, TEMNO and TRU-CUT
  • Comprehensive Drainage portfolio, including the recently acquired ASPIRA drainage system
  • Hands-on Opportunities with a PAE simulator and Vascular Mode
  • Learn about Physician Training programs: ThinkPAE™, ThinkRadial™, and ThinkInterventionalSpine™
  • Learn about patient awareness programs and tools for UFE and PAE
  • Eat and Be Educated speaker programs at the Merit Booth. See the schedule posted below, including renowned speakers in their respective areas of practice.

Eat and Be Educated at Merit Booth 215

Dr. Charles NuttingSunday, March 18 at Noon: “Launching your PAE Practice: Identifying Patients, Tools and Case Studies”

Charles Nutting, DO, FSIR, Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists, Denver, Colorado
Dr. Nutting specializes in PAE and Liver Cancer

Monday, March 19 at 10 – 10:30 am: “Left Distal Transradial Access (LdTRA): Handing Patients Better Care”

Darren Klass, MD, PhD, MRCS, FRCR, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor, Vancouver General & UBC Hospitals, Vancouver, British Columbia

Michael T SerleMonday, March 19 at Noon: “Best Practices with the Merit ASPIRA® Drainage System for Placement and Maintenance in the After-care Setting”

Michael T. Serle, MS, PA-C, Pinehurst Radiology, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Tuesday, March 20 at Noon: “Targeted RF Ablative Therapy in Metastatic Spine Disease: Innovation and Clinical Evidence.”

Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri