The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and Rep. Mia Love of Utah announced Tuesday, April 24, that they will host an educational briefing session about the importance of interventional radiology May 2 on Capitol Hill.
The event, scheduled to take place at the famous Cannon House Office Building, was organized to help promote Rep. Love’s bill, the Enhancing Opportunities for Medical Doctors Act (HR 1167). That bill, according to a statement from SIR, “will help to ensure an adequate number of interventional radiologists are trained to meet the demand of their services.”
Three interventional radiologists and an interventional radiology patient will be speaking at the event, which will also be streamed live on the SIR Facebook page.
In November 2017, the SIR and Rep. Love held a similar event. That day, Love discussed how interventional radiology helped save the life of Rep. Steve Scalise after he was shot earlier that year.
“Rep. Scalise is living proof that physicians like interventional radiologists are an essential part of our life-saving healthcare system,” she said during the event. “With the growing shortage of graduate medical education residency slots across the nation, I am working to solve this issue so that we can fill the gap in the education of our needed health care providers.”