General News

Holiday closing: The SIR office will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and remain closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 27. The office will resume normal operations on Monday, Nov. 30. Messages may be left at (703) 691-1805. SIR is thankful for all its amazing members who do so much to improve patient care. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.
ACGME Accreditation news: IR Residency programs receive ACGME accreditation during Nov. 2016 Radiology RRC meeting
The ACR Call for Nominations is open until Dec. 15, 2015; positions open include president, vice president and seats on several committees
ACR publishes Face-to-Face: John Lipman, MD, FSIR, discusses advancing women’s health treatments in his  independent Atlanta-based practice, part of IR Imaging 3.0 Case Studies series
December JVIR features IO topics; hepatobiliary interventions, vascular research, cost issues and the final installment of JVIR History Editor cycle
Doxorubicin powder shortage update: FDA reports no progress yet; Personal Importation Policy may offer interim solution, SIR members, Learn more
SIR comments to CMS on physician payments, alternative care models
SIR hosts Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery (SOBRICE) board members
FDA seeks interventional radiologist for its Division of Cardiovascular Devices, Office of Device Evaluation in Silver Spring, Md.; interested candidates should email resumes to
Newest American College of Radiology Imaging 3.0 interventional radiology case study now available; Miami Vascular Services IRs have established themselves as specialists who manage patients throughout the continuum of care
New announcement: Interview dates for 2017 appointment year; Radiology–Interventional Fellowship Match
Update: Mylan responds to SIR about Shortage of doxorubicin lyophilized powder; Read SIR's original letter of concern
SIR practice and quality improvement guidelines are being reviewed—in two phases—and getting facelifts; see all public documents
SIR's Career HQ, online career center for interventional radiologists and related health care professionals, has new look; responsive design
SIR 2016: Innovation, research and technology merge to improve patient care; registration open for Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2-7, 2016
New to the IR Store, SIR SA-CME On-demand activities; topics include HCC, Pain Management, more
FDA issues safety recall for angiographic catheters
Download the free IR Residency Webinar; highlights include all phases of IR Residency process and question and answer session
Post a Job, Find a Job With SIR's Career HQ, Interventional Radiology's Specialized Job Board

Member News

FDA Alert: Lubricious coating may separate from medical devices
SIR Position Statement on Exclusive Contracts and Carve-outs for Interventional Radiology Services revised and approved by SIR Operations Committee; find it here
Update/revision: SIR Position Statement on Off-Label Use
New Individual Coverage Request Sample Letter for Cryoablation of Pulmonary Tumor(s)
SIRPAC unveils “Campaign 400”; Being able to stay competitive with our colleagues increases clout in the political arena.
SIR members: In lieu of Medicare enrollment enroll in Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (Internet-based PECOS)
Open soon: CMS Physician Quality Reporting System PQRS (2016) Informal Review Process
HHS launches National Ebola Training and Education Center
2015 PQRS Sample Measure Codes Charge Sheets Now Available (SIR login required for download), With Codes for Commonly Performed Interventional Procedures
November Guidewire Now Posted
Now available: 2015 Interventional Radiology Coding Update; Free Download for SIR Members, Learn More
Interested in Providing a Visiting Fellowship/Observership for International IRs? Learn More