- Greeting from Brian Stainken, MD, FSIR, chair SIR International Task Force
- International Connections – Societies and International Ambassadors
- International Scholars Program
- U.S. IR Training Opportunities
- SIR Global Vision: International newsletter
- Annual Scientific Meeting
- International Affiliate Program
- Corresponding Membership
- Global Definition of Specialty
We may all speak different languages—but we are one global community that wants to provide patients with state-of-the-art minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment choices.
As we look toward our common future as interventional radiologists, it is increasingly clear that there is much to be gained from sharing. And it is our hope that this portal will assist in these efforts. Here you will discover resources to make interaction between our societies easier and more productive, and answers to questions about where to find things on the SIR website. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more information.
Brian Stainken, MD, FSIR
SIR at APPCVIR, Souzhou, China
Recently, SIR leaders and staff attended the APPCVIR meeting in Souzhou, China, to talk about SIR, the Annual Scientific meeting and ways to advance the specialty on a global level. Check out the Facebook album.
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology announces, JVIR Beacon, a new pilot program intended to help disseminate IR knowledge and education to interventional physicians in areas of the world with limited resources and access to IR science. JVIR and SIR are committed to advancing healthcare in the developing lower-income countries. We wish to support IR education, clinical practice and volunteerism in such environments to help build local IR programs and train experts.
To this end, we have made available a limited number of free electronic 1-year online subscriptions to JVIR for qualified practitioners in third-world, lower-income countries. I encourage interested individuals to write directly to JVIR at: JVIRBeacon@gmail.com. Tell us about your individual circumstances as a potential candidate for the subscription.
Standard skills, extraordinary reach: IR in Malawi
SIR member/Dr. Faiz Francis introduced the potential of US-guided abscess drainage and other body interventions as an added skill of the young surgeons in training to improve the mortality and morbidity in the severely resource restricted country of Malawi. Collaboration among patients, interventional radiologists, IR faculty members, mentors and industry representatives defines the specialty of interventional radiology. SIR Executive Director Sue Holzer details an exciting volunteer effort in “The Vision to Heal” blog.
Global Interventional Radiology Symposium (GIRS), Chennai, India
Brian Stainken, M.D., FSIR, chair of SIR's International Task Force, and Anne Roberts, M.D., FSIR, served as SIR ambassadors and faculty at the Global Interventional Radiology Symposium (GIRS) in Chennai, India Sept. 6-7, 2014.
SIR Officers and Staff at CIRSE
SIR officers and staff attended the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) annual meeting in September in Glasgow, Scotland. View an album from the event.