Corporate Relations: News and Opportunities
Corporate Ambassador Program: A New Approach for Universal Support and Recognition of Corporate Partners in 2015
CAP is a high-impact, coordinated support and recognition program, designed for our coprorate partners who choose to invest in IR today and in the future through their support. Find out why your company should become a Corporate Ambassador, and how CAP helps advance our shared mission.
For additional information, please contact Beth Allgaier, SIR director of corporate relations, via email at ballgaier@SIRweb.org or by phone at (703) 460-5564.
The IR Community is All in for Atlanta!
We hope to see you and your team at SIR 2015 in Atlanta, February 28-March 5, 2015.
The 2014 SIR Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN) Meeting will be held October 9-11, at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona. “LEARN” more ...
Corporate Partner Opportunity: SIR PREP—Unbranded Disease State Education
SIR PREP is a new program designed to meet the specific educational needs of your employees by offering unbranded disease state education developed using the vast educational resources of SIR. The SIR PREP curriculum is created by the nation's interventional radiology thought leaders. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a valuable, 3-year certification. More importantly, they gain the mastery and confidence they need to be effective. Download a brochure for more information, or contact Lisa Stanick, Director, PREP Operations, (224) 521-9518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TouchPoints Corporate Newsletter
Largest Ever Practicum: 80 IR Fellows Engage With Corporate Partners
With the highest number of IR fellows ever, and a faculty comprised of 21 experts in the field, the success this year’s SIR Fellows Spring Practicum, May 8-10 in Chicago, was obvious to the 18 exhibiting companies and their personnel. Hands-on workshops featuring simulators and models helped train fellows in the latest device and techniques available, both in interventional oncology and PAD. Imaging and pain management was also highlighted at exhibits during the two-day course. Thank you to exhibitors, and to our corporate supporters for making this year’s Practicum possible: Bard, Boston Scientific, BTG, Cook Medical, Cordis, Covidien, Gore, Medtronic, NeuWave Medical, Penumbra, St. Jude Medical and Stryker.
View SIR 2014 Fellows Spring Practicum multimedia:
- Chicago was the site of the 2014 SIR Fellows Spring Practicum, featuring hands-on PAD and oncology workshops
- Hands-on Workshops - SIR 2014 Fellows Spring Practicum
IR Now a Specialty, 5 Year Residency Being Developed
ABMS approves dual primary certificate in interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Moving to a primary certificate, as opposed to a subspecialty certificate, designates interventional radiology as a unique and distinct area of medicine, rather than an area of focus within an existing specialty. Read full article - Radiology Business Journal, December 2012 - "this elevation to a specialty level, with its own distinct residency program, places interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology on the same level as surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine in the ABMS hierarchy."
Match Update—219 New IR Fellows-in-Training
June 19 was match day for vascular and interventional radiology fellowship programs for the 2014 appointment year. In the match, 227 fellowship positions were offered with 219 filled and 8 unfilled for a 96.5 percent fill rate. Over the last 6 years, there has been a steady increase in the ratio of applicants per position offered in the match. This may indicate a continued upswing in trainee interest in interventional radiology (there were 89 IR fellows matched in 2008).
As of this year, there are 92 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited interventional radiology fellowships. (Interventional radiology has 11 programs not participating in the match for which there is no data.)
Please download the SIR 2014 Publications Catalog for a complete listing of SIR materials and publications that can be purchased and used to enhance relationships with your IR customers. To see all Society products, visit the IR Store.
SIR Foundation Discovery Campaign
SIR Foundation is the mechanism through which we seek to establish the safety and efficacy of IR. Its Discovery Campaign was a major fund raising initiative to further minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery. We are pleased to announce that industry supported generously with more than $3 million raised in this strengthened commitment to research ensuring that IR remains at the front line of innovation. While the Discovery Campaign’s fundraising phase has concluded, contact the SIR Foundation to learn about the many opportunities for your company to keep the pioneering nature of IR alive, vibrant and expanding.
To learn more, email Corporate Relations Department.