Corporate Relations: News and Opportunities
The Society of Interventional Radiology is pleased to offer this site for our corporate partners in order to provide the latest news as well as current opportunities for program sponsorship. SIR appreciates the commitment you make to the future of IR through your continued support, and SIR hopes to meet your needs while providing quality education and information to our members.
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.
SIR 2014 in San Diego a resounding success! Atlanta here we come!
Thank you to our supporters and exhibitors for making the recent Annual Scientific Meeting a huge success. We received lots of positive feedback about the energy not only in the sessions, but also in the Expo. Many new and engaging booths and opportunities for education made for a rich experience for our attendees. We are grateful to our Benefactor Level supporters for their commitment and generosity. Thank you Benefactors: Bard, Boston Scientific Corporation, BTG plc, Cook Medical and Covidien.
We hope to see you all at SIR 2015 in Atlanta, February 28-March 5, 2015.
SIR Fellows Spring Practicum – May 8-10 in Chicago
Plan to support and exhibit at this year’s Practicum, and meet over 75 IR Fellows-in-training and the world-class Practicum faculty. Help educate fellows at your company’s hands-on workshop station. Learn more...
IR is now a specialty, with 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.