Dear Members & Colleagues:

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the website of the Interventional Radiology section of the New York Roentgen Society. For the last three years, with the help of the executive committee of the NYRS, we have been successful at bringing together the Tri-State area IR community with the creation of this section.

Given the challenges presented with the global pandemic of COVID-19 this past year, our club is eager to get back on track with our case competitions, angioclubs and didactic lectures. We successfully pivoted in 2020 to virtual meetings to maintain our community, and will continue with

Our goal is to increase awareness of Interventional Radiology among the medical school and graduate medical education community, which continues to be exceptionally important in the current era of Independent and Integrated IR-DR training.

In the long term, we seek to provide unique educational experiences for practicing and future Interventional Radiologists. We are planning several meetings throughout the year dedicated to the academic, clinical, technical and economic aspects of our field. Hot topic discussions and guest speakers from around the country will allow us to integrate the newest techniques into our clinical practices. We will continue the "AngioClub" tradition of sharing interesting cases and techniques in a more formal setting as we have done in the past over many decades, and have added “Case of the Year” and Jeopardy competitions. We seek to preserve and chronicle the history and innovative spirit of our specialty through scholarships, grants and partnership with industry. Finally, we plan to introduce new resident, fellow, and attending societal awards to foster and encourage initiative, education, and innovation within our specialty.

On behalf of the executive committee of the Interventional Radiology section of the New York Roentgen Society, I welcome you to join us in pushing this endeavor forward. Please make sure your Society membership is up to date to take full advantage of all the offerings from the IR Section. I look forward to many years of scientific rigor, creative exploration and innovation.

Cash Horn, MD
President, Interventional Radiology Section
New York Roentgen Society