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 Annual Scientific Meeting
Stay tuned for exciting, new opportunities to reach meeting attendees, as well as those throughout the world on our VIRtual platform. We’ll see you in San Diego!
For exhibit information, contact Susie Evenden.
For support and advertising opportunities, contact Beth Allgaier.
Reach thousands of interventional radiologists and related healthcare professionals through a wide array of SIR advertising opportunities that offer year-round exposure for your company. Each week, SIR speaks directly to global leaders in interventional radiology, hospital administrators and other key decision-makers who are looking for the latest tools and technology to improve their practice.
Whether through IR Quarterly—SIR's brand new magazine devoted entirely to the practice of interventional radiology—or the Society's numerous electronic communications for members, SIR offers companies a diverse advertising platform that can be tailored to meet your business objectives and your budget. Below are options for advertising in SIR print and digital media.
Spring 2013 Issue of IR Quarterly Available
Corporate Advertising "hits" exceed expectations.
In 2013, as SIR celebrates 40 years of innovation in minimally invasive medicine, it has introduced IR Quarterly, a new magazine that communicates updates critical to the practice of IR, augmented with stories, interviews and in-depth analysis in each 32-plus-page issue. IR Quarterly delivers interventional radiologists quality reporting on political advocacy, practice management and the latest specialty news and information. “Hits” on ads in IRQ have surpassed industry standards. Plan to advertise in an upcoming issue by checking out the Advertising Kit.
Interventional Radiology's Official Specialty Designation
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.)
SIR 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting
Plan now to support and advertise at SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, Calif., March 22-27, 2014. Corporate Opportunities Brochure provides details regarding support and advertising opportunities. Commitment Form and LOA can be used for budget planning for all of 2014, and serves as a quick guide to partnering with SIR. Please contact Beth Allgaier,(703) 460-5564, to discuss the many ways you can support SIR and bring your message to the 2014 SIR attendees.
Partners in IR Training Program Needs Your Support in 2014!
The Partners program combines support for the Resident-in-training (RIT) Scholarship Program and the Fellows Spring Practicum, and is a way for our corporate partners to demonstrate continued commitment and dedication to the growth of the specialty. Partners in IR Training will be recognized via signage at the Annual Scientific Meeting and in many other ways. As a Partner, you will also receive a discounted exhibit fee at the Practicum.
Resident-in-training Scholarship winners tour supporting companies' exhibits at SIR 2013.
IR StorePlease download the SIR 2013 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.
Please download the SIR 2013 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.
SIR Foundation Gala Brings Industry and IRs Together in Support of Strengthened Research in IR
Each year, the Gala brings together hundreds of IRs and industry captains during the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to celebrate advances in IR and to raise funds in support of advancing IR through research and education. We invite your company to purchase a table, to donate an auction item, or to serve on the Gala Committee and to enjoy a high-level of visibility (both before and during the event), opportunity for making personal connections with IRs, and a chance to demonstrate its commitment to advancing patient care through support of the premier resource for research in IR. Please contact our development staff to discuss your interests so they can find the right fit for your corporate philanthropy. The 2014 Gala will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014 in San Diego—check back in August for details. Until then, we invite you to let us know of your interest so we can reserve a table or tickets for you!
Universal Supporters - For Total Commitment to SIR for 2012
To learn more, email Corporate Relations Department.