About The GEST Group


GEST is founded by Dr. Marc Sapoval from Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou in France (left) and Dr. Jafar Golzarian from the University of Minnesota in the US (right). The Annual GEST education conference was formed in 2007 and exists to be the premier embolotherapy resource for interventional radiologists and oncologists globally.

Today, the GEST Group is known as a gateway to a global network of experts. We forge powerful connections bringing the right IR experts to the right place at the right time. Whether it be education for practicing physicians or industry partnership through consulting efforts, the GEST Group is the premier resource for interventional radiology and oncology.

Dr Marc Sapoval and Dr Jafar Golzarian, founders of GEST


Time and time again, physicians and companies alike turn to the GEST Group for best in class education and the ideal platform for launching products. 

“The GEST meeting continues to be a truly unique venue where the latest innovation of our field is presented by global thought leaders. The energy and the excitement of the meeting is palpable and thrilling. I always walk away having learned new information and formed lasting friendships. It’s one of my all-time favorite meetings and I cannot wait for GEST each year!”

Maureen P. Kohi, MD, FSIR, FAHA

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“GEST Symposium annually attracts with its global perspective on endovascular therapies. Excellent opportunities to attend master-class lectures, participate in embolization workshops, and get to know some of the most prominent IR physicians during the small-group discussions. The conference takes its pride in actively engaging residents and students involving them in the development of the program and offering a podium to present at the case conferences. Love being a part of the inspiring GEST community!”

Oleksandra Kutsenko, MD

SUNY Upstate Medical University Radiology Resident

“It was such a pleasure attending this year’s GEST Conference. The virtual format allowed us to access lectures from work or home. The best part of the conference was interacting with leaders of the IR community over case-based discussions and going over the latest cutting edge techniques. Thank you for making this event possible.”

Merve Ozen

University of Kentucky