Dupuy to deliver opening remarks at Radiological Sociey Conference


Damian Dupuy, MD, director of tumor ablation at Rhode Island Hospital, to deliver opening remarks at world's second largest medical conference

Radiological Society of North America annual meeting expected to draw 55,000

– Damian Dupuy, M.D., director of tumor ablation at Rhode Island Hospital, will deliver the annual oration in diagnostic imaging at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) annual meeting, Dec. 1-6 in Chicago. The RSNA annual meeting is the second largest medical conference in the world, attracting nearly 55,000 attendees.

Dupuy is a world-renowned expert in image-guided ablation, and has helped to develop clinical applications to successfully combat adrenal cancer, and cancers of the kidney, liver, lung, head, neck and skeleton. He also pioneered percutaneous microwave ablation; cryoablation; and a combination of radiofrequency ablation and radiotherapy.

Dupuy's presentation, "We Must Stand on the Shoulders of Giants," will focus on the importance of increased collaboration between radiology and radiation oncology departments within the hospital setting.

"Medicine is constantly evolving, and we must evolve along with it," Dupuy said. "Clinical care is not delivered in a vacuum, it's a collaborative effort between numerous disciplines, and radiology is no different. This is of particular importance in cancer care; we must learn to work better with our colleagues in radiation oncology, for the sake of our research, and the health and safety of our patients."

Dupuy continued, "At a time when health care is at the forefront of government and public debate, we must get on the same page, share resources and knowledge and work with each other rather than compete against each other – whether that be for patients or hospital resources. Together we can accomplish much more than we can alone. To quote Sir Isaac Newton, ‘If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.'"

In addition to serving as director of tumor ablation at Rhode Island Hospital, Dupuy is also a professor of diagnostic imaging at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has been the principal investigator of two National Cancer Institute-funded multicenter trials; and chairs the Interventional Oncology Symposium at the RSNA Annual Meeting and is a member of RSNA's Public Information Advisors Network.

"The RSNA annual meeting is one of the world's most well-respected and well-attended medical meetings," said John Cronan, chief of diagnostic imaging at Rhode Island Hospital. "And by inviting Damian to deliver the annual oration, RSNA is showing that it recognizes the high quality research and clinical excellence performed every day at Rhode Island Hospital. Damian is a true pioneer in interventional radiology, and it's a privilege to work alongside someone of his caliber."

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 53,000 members from 140 countries across the globe. It hosts the world's premier radiology forum, drawing approximately 55,000 attendees annually.