The 50th Congress of the Italian Society of Interventional Medical Radiology (Sirm), a medical scientific reality that represents 12,000 medical specialists in diagnostic imaging, operating throughout the national territory, kicks off today in Rome. “With this congress – says Vittorio Miele, president of Sirm – we want to highlight the moment of the post-pandemic recovery; but it will also be a great celebration for radiology, not only for radiologists, but for the whole world that revolves around our discipline. In fact, professionals from other medical and health disciplines, politicians, public and private managers, journalists, representatives of the world of pharmaceuticals and industry will also participate in the work “. The opening ceremony, tonight at 6 pm, will see the greeting of the mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri and the lectio magistralis by the director Corrado Augias, entitled ‘Artificial intelligence and ethics’. Also in the field the marching band of the Navy. “The slogan ‘In the present the future’ – explains the president of the Sirm Congress, Antonio Orlacchio – summarizes the evolution of our discipline and aims to be a stimulus to strive for a certain future and an ever greater role, with the awareness that what we realize in the present will affect the future of the discipline “. Over 5,000 participants are expected – reads a note from Sirm – with 200 coordinators, 334 moderators, 691 speakers, 179 laboratory teachers, 84 refresher courses, 77 refresher lessons, 85 round tables (of which 6 with international scientific societies and 5 institutional), 96 sessions of oral communications, 476 scientific posters and 660 educational posters. And again: 31 diagnostic imaging laboratories, 22 interventional radiology laboratories, 20 slots in the multimedia classroom (32 post processing workstations relating to thoracic, prostatic, breast and bone fractures), 22 slots for interactive case studies with televoter (body, neuro, interventional) and 36 slots of simulation paths of interventional radiology (vascular body, neuro-vascular, extravascular-oncology and materials). The fiftieth edition of the congress – reads the note – is also celebrated by retracing the previous 49 editions in a photographic exhibition, convinced that the history of Sirm must be communicated to younger radiologists. All the activities – the scientific society points out – have been planned thanks to the support of the companies that have been infected by the corporate objectives and have prepared solutions of great impact and functionality in their exhibition spaces: 49 diagnostic companies, 16 interventional radiology companies, 12 of artificial intelligence, 4 publishing, 2 financial, 3 pharmaceutical. During the congress, voting will take place for the election of the Sirm president for the two-year period 2025-2026 and of 6 councilors for the four-year period 2023-2026. Furthermore, there will be a vote for the renewal of the Sirm Youth Committee 2023-2024.