Corporate Relations: News and Opportunities

Reserve your exhibit space now: SIR 2016 Fellows Spring Practicum

We expect another successful venture in 2016, on the heels of the record-breaking attendance in 2015. This year’s Fellows Spring Practicum, May 12-14 in Chicago features hands-on workshops where exhibitors’ simulators and models help 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.

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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 2015 Practicum.

Congratulations scholarship winners

SIR would like to thank our 2015 Corporate Ambassador Program companies for helping make the Medical Student Travel Scholarship and Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship possible.   These selected scholars will receive travel stipends to attend the SIR 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, providing them with the tremendous opportunity to learn about IR at an early stage in their medical careers.  And it will provide you with the opportunity to meet them!

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 SIRF’s Summer Medical Student Research Internship

Every year, SIRF’s 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.

We are grateful for the Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP) partners who help make the Practicum possible: AngioDynamics, Argon Medical, Bard, Boston Scientific, BTG, Cook Medical, DFINE, Inc., Endocare, Gore & Associates, Guerbet, Medtronic, McKesson, Merit Medical, Penumbra, Siemens Healthcare, Sirtex and Stryker Interventional Spine. View a photo album from the 2015 Practicum.

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

Back for its sixth year, LEARN is 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. More information for industry coming soon.

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 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 or by phone at (703) 460-5564.

TouchPoints Corporate Newsletter

TouchPoints highlights critical opportunities for corporate engagement with SIR and SIR Foundation. Have feedback or want to receive TouchPoints? 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.)

IR Store

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.