COVID-19: Serving Patients While Coping with Stress, Burn-Out, and Emotional Toll

Varian welcomes SIR, SIO, WAIS, SPECTRUM, AVIR, ARIN, and ARPE members.

Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 Roundtable. We invite you to watch the replay if you missed the live event:


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Interventional oncology professionals — doctors, nurses, technologists, trainees — were already dealing with one disease — cancer — when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19. Many of us are having to find ways of continuing to serve our patients under extremely challenging circumstances. In hard-hit areas, we’re even being recruited to the front lines fighting COVID-19. Either way, it’s stressful.

Join us, along with SIR, SIO, WAIS, SPECTRUM, AVIR, ARIN, and ARPE members for a VarianVision roundtable that will address the stress that IO professionals are encountering during this time of global pandemic.

We’ll hear from clinical leaders who have been working with teams to adjust to conditions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll talk about burn out with a mental health expert, who will also discuss how you can prepare (if the crisis hasn’t hit in your area yet), respond (if you’re in the thick of it) and recover (when the crisis has passed). We’ll discover how to manage through this new normal and avoid late reactions like PTSD.


Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR
Immediate Past President, Society of Interventional Radiology
Professor of Radiology, Emory School of Medicine
Chief of Radiology, Grady Hospital

Stephen P. Johnson, MD​
Past President, Western Angiographic & Interventional Society (WAIS)
Former Chief of IR at the University of Colorado, currently practicing at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. Dr. Johnson is a highly renowned speaker on the topic of physician burnout in the field of interventional radiology.

Michael Leiter, Ph.D.
Honorary Professor of Organizational Psychology at Deakin University in Melbourne Australia
Former Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health at Acadia University.
Dr. Leiter is a world-renowned expert who has published widely on burnout in the workplace.

William S. Rilling, MD, FSIR
President, Society of Interventional Oncology
Vice-Chair and Professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Stephen B. Solomon, MD, FSIR
Immediate Past-President of SIO Chief, Interventional Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dow Wilson
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Varian


Frank Facchini, MD, FSIR
Interim President, Interventional Solutions, Varian


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