The 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR 2023) was successfully held at COEX, Seoul, Korea from April 12th (Wed) to 15th (Sat), 2023. A total of 265 faculty members delivered highly informative presentations to an audience of over 1,300 attendees from 25 countries. This prestigious event was made possible with the generous support from thirty-seven industry partners.
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to host a physical, face-to-face conference, allowing us to continue our shared pursuit of excellence in the field of interventional radiology.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Collaborate, Motivate, Innovate,” which encapsulates the essence of our work as we strive to provide the best care for our patients. Our success relies on collaboration across various disciplines and backgrounds, as well as the motivation and drive to push the boundaries wherever possible.
The scientific program featured instructive and academic presentations, along with purposeful workshops such as the CVIR and JVIR scientific writing symposia and practical workshop for young IRs. Additionally, joint meetings with CIRSE, SIR, SIO, SPIR, and VSIR were included in the program. Scientific abstracts included 62 oral presentations and 71 electronic posters, three of which were presented with the Best Presentation Awards. This year’s gold medals were awarded to Dr. Jae-Kyu Kim and Dr. Simon Chun Ho Yu. Their recognition stemmed from their willingness to share knowledge and expertise while upholding the principles of Interventional radiology and expanding their roles as Interventional radiologists. APSCVIR 2023 also offered a video-on-demand (VOD) service where all registrants were able to review recorded presentations for up to three months following the meeting.
APSCVIR 2023 also played a significant role in fostering camaraderie among interventional radiologists through the Presidential Dinner, held on the 76th floor of Hotel Lotte Signiel on the second day of the meeting. The Congress Banquet Dinner, attended by 450 participants, was hosted at the COEX Harmony Ballroom on the third night. During both dinners, attendees were enthralled by performances of traditional and fusion Korean music. Additionally, a meeting dedicated to junior interventional radiologists from the Asia-Pacific region was held with the intention of encouraging young, aspiring scholars to get acquainted and, by doing so, to broaden their scholarly activities. We hope that the memories of our time together will remain with all participants, and we eagerly anticipate meeting everyone again next year in Bangkok!