Announcement | Texray AB Gothenburg, Sweden | September 5, 2023 | Prof. Jim A. Reekers hosts Texray radiation protection short talk for the 2nd time at CIRSE Congress
The annual CIRSE congress takes place from September 9 until 13, and Texray will join onsite in this year's edition in Copenhagen, DK.
Based on last year's successful talk performed by Jim Reekers, Em. Professor IR, EBIR, FCIRSE, FSIR, University of Amsterdam/NL on the topic; "The Fear of Radiation," we are happy to announce that Prof. Reekers will yet again perform this year's talk in the Radiation Protection Pavillion. His unique way of capturing his audience makes his talk a "can't-miss-session," and the topic for this year: "Have we lost our head during radiation protection?" makes it even more interesting.
Learning objectives will include:
- Brain protection is important
- Better safe than sorry
- A combination of neck and head protection gives the best radiation reduction to the brain.
So mark your calendar for:
Short talk time: RPP – Have we lost our head during radiation protection?
Time (CEST): 13:45 – 14:00
Date: Saturday, September 9
Presenter: Jim Reekers, Em. Professor IR, EBIR, FCIRSE, FSIR
University of Amsterdam/NL
Jim A. Reekers is professor emeritus of radiology at Amsterdam Medical Center and is one of the early leaders and pioneers in interventional radiology. In addition to being a well-respected inventor of many devices, he is also well-known for his focus on evidence-based medicine. Next to his academic work, Prof. Reekers has served as President of CIRSE and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), during which time he initiated the European Curriculum and Examination, which are now standards in the field. With Prof. Reeker’s pioneering and straightforward approach, his session - is a must-see, don’t miss!
“To evolve, we continuously need to move forward, and as a former president of CIRSE, I am inspired to continue developing the field of interventional radiology through education and training. Not only about new medical treatments but also about occupational safety. Although the scientific evidence for a potential correlation between radiation-induced diseases and the radiation doses that doctors are exposed to can be questioned, I think we as doctors and researchers should ask ourselves - does this mean that the risks should be questioned? What is true today may not be true tomorrow.” says Prof. Reekers.
The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) is a non-profit making, educational and scientific association aiming to improve patient care through the support of teaching, science, research and clinical practice in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. CIRSE’s mission is to provide continuing education and training for its members, as well as other physicians and scientists with an active personal involvement and interest in interventional radiology and to promote the exchange of ideas and information for the further definition of the role, direction and goals of cardiovascular and interventional radiology as a subspecialty of radiology. CIRSE aims to improve ethical, technical and material conditions in cardiovascular and interventional radiology to enhance patient care.
📸 Prof. Jim A. Reekers. Photo credit: Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.