The 2nd annual scientific conference and annual general meeting of the Nigerian Society of Interventional Radiology took place at one of the finest hotels in Kano the Bristol Palace Hotel, Farm center, Kano, on 30th July, 2019.
The 2nd annual scientific conference and annual general meeting of the 
Nigerian Society of Interventional Radiology took place at one of the 
finest hotels in Kano the Bristol Palace Hotel, Farm center, Kano, on 
30th July, 2019.

The organizing committee was actually inaugurated in September, 2018, 
just a week after the 1st conference for the purposes of early planning.

THE DETAILS OF THE CONFERENCE

The morning session started by 8:40 am, this was chaired by Prof AO 
Adeyinka and assited by Dr Sani Ahmadu

1.      Survival strategies of interventional Radiology and vascular 
services in Nigeria: thinking outside the box: Dr Jameel Ismail, 
Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon, AKTH.

2.      TACE and portal vein embolization: How I do it. Dr Wael E. Saad

3.      Non-vascular interventions: Image-guided breast interventions: 
Nigerian Experiences-Dr Zainab Mustapha

Following the 30 min of tea break, the opening ceremony was commenced by 
11:00 am as follows:

Opening prayer

Introduction of the guests and participants

National anthem

Welcome address by the President, NiSIR, Prof Ahmed Ahidjo

Opening remarks by the Chair of the occasion: Prof Mahmud Umar Sani, 
Vice President, Nigerian Cardiac Society

Introduction of the guest lecturer/keynote speaker: Dr Anas Ismail

Guest lecture presentation: Dr Wael E. Saad, MD, FSIR, Professor & 
Director, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, University of Michigan, 
USA

Topic: Image-guided interventions: Opening new frontiers in patients' 
care, mentorship and research in Nigeria and Africa

Goodwill messages from NMA Kano and ARN Kano branches

Closing remarks by the Chair of the occasion

Vote of thanks by the Secretary, LOC, Dr Yusuf Lawal

Closing prayer

After the lunch break, the third session was commenced under the 
chairmanship of Prof Tabari, who was assisted by Dr Okafor. The topics 
discussed were as follows:

1.      Radiation protection and practical safety considerations in 
Interventional Radiology: Prof Kabiru Isyaku

2.      Endovascular devices by Medtronic

The students and residents teaser sessions were coordinated by Dr 
Ifeanyi Ukachukwu, which took about 40 minutes. The winners were 
recognized with certificates of excellence.

Furthermore, the successful candidates for the residents and students 
scholarship grants (being supported by the NiSIR members in diaspora) were presented with the grant, worth Two hundred and ten thousand Naira  only (NGN 210,000:00).

IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE 3RD AGM July 30th 2019 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT ALMURJAN HALL OF BRISTOL PALACE HOTEL, KANO

1.      To improve the availability of the IR services in Nigeria 
through advocacy and closer interaction with stakeholders.

a.       Dr Wael Saad was awarded with honorary membership of NiSIR in 
recornition of his contributions to the growth of IR in Africa.

b.      NiSIR was encouraged to be associated with that of ARIN RADAID 
activities in Nigeria.

The organizing committee is appreciative of leadership and members of 
NiSIR, industry, resource persons and well wishers for the successful 
hosting of the conference in Kano 2019