Corporate Relations: News and Opportunities

Save the date: SIR's LEARN (Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN) Meeting 2016

The 2016 LEARN meeting will be held Oct. 20-22, 2016, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.
Back for its seventh year, LEARN is uniquely intensive and an intimate opportunity for industry, attendees and faculty. More information for industry coming soon.

Record-breaking attendance at SIR’s May 2016 Fellows Spring Practicum

On the heels of the record-breaking attendance in 2015, this year’s Fellows Spring Practicum, May 12-14 in Chicago brought over 100 fellows together, and featured hands-on workshops where exhibitors’ simulators and models help train fellows in the latest device and techniques available in interventional oncology and PAD. Pain management and practice development were also covered during the two-day course.
We are grateful for the 2016 Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP) partners who help make the Practicum possible: AngioDynamics, Argon Medical, Bard, Boston Scientific, BTG, Cook Medical, Cordis, DFINE, Inc., Endocare, Gore & Associates, Guerbet, Medtronic, McKesson, Merit Medical, Penumbra, Siemens Healthcare, Sirtex and Stryker Interventional Spine. View a photo album from the 2016 Practicum.

Y-90: The Complete Course another success in San Fran

SIR Y90: The Complete Course was a resounding success again in San Francisco this January. 150 IRs and 16 of the world's leaders in IO engaged with 13 companies, whose exhibits and hands-on workshops complemented the on-site education provided in the exciting area of interventional radiology. Check out this album from the 2016 Y90 course.






Opportunity to be a corporate host mentor for SIR Foundation’s Summer Medical Student Research Internship

Every year, the SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Research Internship program introduces medical students early in their studies to interventional radiology research and medical device development. We have an opportunity for our corporate partners to serve as a Corporate Host Site and Mentor to the students selected for the internship this summer. Learn more and/or click here to apply to the program directly. Please contact Audrey Ford at with any questions.

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 …

Corporate Ambassador Program: A New Approach for Universal Support and Recognition of Corporate Partners

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 or by phone at (703) 460-5564.

TouchPoints Corporate Newsletter

TouchPoints highlights critical opportunities for corporate engagement with SIR and SIR Foundation. Request a free subscription, or send us your feedback: Contact Susie Evenden.

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.)


To learn more, email Corporate Relations Department.