The conference will feature an intensive and interactive three-day programme presented by leading regional and international speakers. The subjects is presented through keynote sessions, plenary session and workshops. In addition to that, a one-day symposium will discuss the important new role of interventional radiology and endovascular treatment for arterial diabetic foot disease and outlines the education and resources needed to heal wounds and prevent amputations..


Below is a list of educational objectives for each of the highlighted tracks and sessions taking place during the 2017 PAIRS Annual Scientific Congress.


08:00-19:00 on March 15, 2017

  • Identify limb salvage strategies in in critically ischemic legs (CLI).
  • Demonstrate and understand various aspects of diabetic foot attacks: risk stratification, imaging, team setup and clinical roles of members
  • Discuss the new approaches and expected outcomes of revascularization of lower limb arteries
  • Appraise the role of peripheral angioplasty and latest technological advances in maximizing the outcome of DFA procedures
  • State-of-art role of drug eluting and stent technology
  • Practical technical tips and tricks in lower limb revascularization
  • Appraise the various methods of DFA recovery through utilizing device approaches, healing protocols and foot ulcer management
  • Experts group discussion on patient tailored management

10:30-15:30 on March 16, 2017

  • Demonstrate advances in management of acute aortic syndrome
  • Demonstrate and discuss the state-of-art approach to complex and challenging aortic aneurysms
  • Identify the keys of improving quality of care for patients with Abdominal and thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in the region
  • Compare the current role of open surgery technique versus EVAR
  • Practical lessons to maximize outcome of endovascular interventions
  • Experts group discussion on patient tailored management

08:00-17:00 on March 17, 2017

  • Identify the appropriate imaging and clinical criteria to optimize outcome of endovascular therapy for acute stroke.
  • Identify management of challenging situations and complications of endovascular therapy of stroke.
  • Recognize the proper use and pitfalls of new technology in brain aneurysm treatments
  • Explore how to manage high-risk AVM anatomy and which brain AVM should be treated with embolization.
  • Recognize innovative ways to tackle difficult head and neck tumor embolization, complex DAVF & percutaneous treatments of spontaneous intracranial hypotension.
  • Explore solutions for challenges facing the neurovascular treatments in the Middle East.

08:00-12:30 on March 19, 2017

  • Understand the role of imaging assessment for tumor response after locoregional therapy
  • Demonstrate understanding of indications for treatment of renal malignancy and the role of locoregional therapy
  • Describe the different tools for percutaneous ablation for lung, renal and liver malignancy
  • Demonstrate understanding for the role of radioembolization in Hepatocellular cancer and metastatic disease
  • Compare between different trans-arterial embolic therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze the literature related to interventional oncology
  • Experts multidisciplinary group discussion on patient tailored management

10:30-16:00 on March 16, 2017

  • Identify the various tools of IR team motivation
  • Utilize practical guidelines in infection reduction and radiation protection
  • Describe the dimensions of vascular procedure management in IR
  • Determine an understanding of sclerotherapy agents used in vascular anomalies
  • Assess the importance of teamwork in embolization procedures