Corporate Relations: News and Opportunities
SIR 2016: Reserve your exhibit space now
Be among 140 exhibiting companies sharing the best and latest industry innovations and technology related to the IR specialty.
Visit “Ready to exhibit” on the SIR 2016 website to apply.
Check out this time-lapse video for a glimpse inside the Expo ...
Corporate Ambassadors program: Value for IR
In the winter issue of IR Quarterly, SIR Executive Director Sue Holzer talks about the Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP) as being …"predicated on the idea of creating value for IR together across the spectrum of education, advocacy, research, evidence building and engagement—areas where our corporate supporters clearly share SIR and SIR Foundation’s interest in advancement.” Read more …
SIR's Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN Meeting was the place to be for PAD!
Back for its fifth year, LEARN was uniquely intensive and an intimate opportunity for industry, attendees and faculty. See the lively exhibits and hands-on workshops in the photo album from LEARN 2015.
Save the date – Y-90: The Complete Course is back in San Francisco, January 2016
Learn about corporate opportunities at Y-90: The Complete Course. January 20-23 at the Hyatt Embarcadero. Build valuable relationships with 150 IRs and faculty experts who have particular focus in IO. Features motivated learners in an intimate environment, with hands-on training opportunities. Check out this album from the 2015 Y90 course.
Announcing 2016 SIR: The Stroke Course, Thursday, April 7, 2016; Vancouver, BC, Canada
It’s about time: Stroke care—now available on The vision to heal blog. What do recent stroke studies mean to interventional radiologists?
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 corporate 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.
TouchPoints Corporate Newsletter
Update on SIR 2015 Fellows Spring Practicum
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 14-16 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. We are grateful for the Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP) partners who help make the Practicum possible: Bard, Boston Scientific, BTG, Cook Medical, Cordis, Covidien, Endocare, Medtronic, McKesson, Penumbra, Siemens Healthcare, Sirtex and Stryker Interventional Spine. View a photo album from the 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. Learn more on SIR's dedicated IR Residency web page.
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 2015 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.