Course Information
6th Annual Western Interventional Next Gen Symposium (WINGS)

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California
February 16, 2019
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.

Course Description

This one-day educational conference focuses on what is new and notable in interventional radiology. The conference will be separated into topic lecture sessions (in a rapid-fire format), and a best case/worst case session, where use of new and novel techniques will be featured in addition to morbidity/mortality. There will be a total of 6.5 hours of topic lectures and one hour of best case/worst case for a total of 7.5 hours of educational content.

Target Audience

This conference will be targeted to residents, fellows and junior attendings in interventional radiology (in their first 10 years in practice), though all will be welcome.

Registration Information


To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Interventional Next Gen Symposium 2019
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $20 Medical Students
  • $50 $25 UCLA Residents / Nurses / Technicians
  • $75 UC Residents / Nurses / Technicians
  • $100 Fellows
  • $150 Attendings
  • $20 Dinner / Reception (Optional)


No refunds will be granted for this conference, due to the low enrollment fee. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be cancelled or rescheduled.


Course Co-Chairs

Justin McWilliams, MD
Associate Professor, UCLA Interventional Radiology

John Moriarty, MD
Associate Professor, UCLA Interventional Radiology

Program Agenda

Saturday, February 16, 2019

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
In-Training Session
Moderator: Justin McWilliams, MD
8:00 First Year Out in Private Practice
Gary Tse, MD
8:10 First Year Out in Academics
Aarti Luhar, MD
8:20 Women, IR and the SIR
Barbara Hamilton, MD
8:30 Case 1: Best Case I Saw While on Rotation
Aaron Maybury
8:40 Case 2: Best Case I Saw While on Rotation
Dustin Roberts
8:50 Case 3: Best Case I Saw While on Rotation
Lauren Shreve
9:00 Break
Multidisciplinary Session
Moderator: John Moriarty, MD
9:30 Primer on Immunotherapy
Olga Olevsky, MD
9:45 Advances in Interventional Brachytherapy
Albert Chang, MD
10:00 Advanced GI Interventions
Alireza Sedarat, MD
10:15 PAE vs MIST
Timothy McClure, MD
10:30 Break
Rapid Fire Run-Down
Moderator: John Moriarty, MD
10:45 Arterial
Geogy Vatakencherry, MD
11:00 Venous
John Moriarty, MD
11:15 Interventional Oncology
Justin McWilliams, MD
Case-Based Face-Off
Moderators: Tyler Harris, MD
11:30 Case-Based Face-Off: Venous Disease and Interventions
Panel: Jeffrey Chick, MD, Scott Genshaft, MD, Pallav Kolli, MD, Adam Plotnik, MD, and Ron Winokur, MD
12:00 Lunch
Didactic Session I
Moderators: Edward Lee, MD and Neema Jamshidi, MD
1:00 Radiogenomics and Interventional Radiology
Kari Nelson, MD
1:15 Advanced Dialysis Interventions
Cat Vu, MD
1:30 Transarterial LiverDirected Therapy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
Ravi Srinivasa, MD
1:45 Microwave of Hepatic Malignancies
Colette Shaw, MD
2:00 Endovascular Therapy for Chronic Deep Venous Occlusive Disease
Jeffrey Chick, MD
2:15 Direct Puncture Embolization for Endoleaks
Evan Lehrman, MD
2:30 Questions and Answers
2:45 Break
Didactic Session II
Moderators: Aarti Luhar, MD and Scott Genshaft, MD
3:15 Interventional Radiology as a Brand
Isabel Newton, MD
3:30 Geniculate Artery Embolization for Osteoarthritis
Siddarth Padia, MD
3:45 Update on Critical Limb Ischemia
Adam Plotnik, MD
4:00 Building a Vein Practice
Ronald Winokur, MD
4:15 Under Pressure: Pelvic Congestion
Claire Kaufman, MD
4:30 Questions and Answers
4:45 Break
Best Case/Worst Case
Moderators: Justin McWilliams, MD, John Moriarty, MD and Stephen Kee, MD
5:00 Best Case/Worst Case #1
Christopher Ingraham, MD
5:08 Best Case/Worst Case #2
Raj Khalsa, MD
5:16 Best Case/Worst Case #3
Kumar Madassery, MD
5:24 Best Case/Worst Case #4
Anand S. Patel, MD
5:32 Best Case/Worst Case #5
Kyle Cooper, MD
5:40 Best Case/Worst Case #5
Ani Mirakhur, MD
5:48 Best Case/Worst Case #5
Sabeen Dhand, MD
6:00 Adjourn


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Plan transition from training to independent practice in interventional radiology
  • Describe the contemporary advances in cancer treatment including immunotherapy, brachytherapy and IR interventions
  • Select advanced techniques in dialysis interventions, chronic deep venous occlusive disease, and endoleaks
  • Brand and build an IR practice
  • Differentiate which patients need surgical versus medical versus interventional radiology treatments
  • Integrate clinical skills into their perioperative management of interventional radiology patients


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California

Directions and Parking

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., east toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. Pay per license plate at the kiosk and display the parking permit on your dash. All day self-parking is $12.00. Walk down one level and across pedestrian walkway toward Luskin Conference Center. Enter through Luskin Conference Center doors on right side.