Society of Interventional Radiology

General News

Society of Interventional Radiology Issues Global Call For Research; Drive the Future of Image-guided Intervention; Share Outcomes at the SIR 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting; Scientific Abstract Online Submission Open Until Oct. 3
LEARN to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients: Society of Interventional Radiology’s Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN Meeting Concentrates on Managing Patients With PAD; Register for Oct. 9–11 Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.
CMS Releases ICD-10 Training and Preparation Webcast; Access This Second Webcast in "Road to 10" Series
Physician Payments Sunshine Act: CMS Extends Dispute Window to September 8; Data Will Go Live September 30, See SIR's Dedicated Sunshine Act Page For More Resources
SIR and SIR Foundation Nominations Due Oct. 10, 2014; See SIR Leadership Page for More Information
SIR submits Comments to FDA on Laparoscopic Power Morcellation Devices
SIR 2015: Get Ready to Be Energized—Annual Scientific Meeting Program Chair Jafar Golzarian, M.D., FSIR, and SIR Executive Director Sue Holzer Invite You To Attend, Describe “Excellent Venue … Wonderful Speakers … Comprehensive Program”
Application Period Open for SIR's International Scholarship Program; Physicians Within 10 Years of Completion of Training, Practicing Outside North America, Encouraged to Apply to Attend SIR 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia
FDA Issues Drug Safety Communication, Warns of Neurological Problems Resulting From Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Pain
SIR, Other Specialties Register Concerns With CMS on Implementation of Physician Open Payments Sunshine Act; See SIR's Sunshine Act Page for More Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) Issues Rule Finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as New ICD-10 Compliance Date; Deadline Allows Health Care Industry Ample Time to Prepare for Change; SIR Members, Visit SIR’s Dedicated ICD-10 Page
JVIR Current Vodcast Features Discussion of Operating Expenses For Conventional Transcatheter Arterial Embolization (TACE).
Reported at Least One PQRS Quality Measure This Year? View First Quarter Data Through CMS Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal
Committee Application Cycle Opens Aug. 4 For SIR Members; Deadline to Respond: Sept. 29; Learn More
IGI 50: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Angioplasty—The Procedure That Changed Medicine; View the IGI 50 Album
Radiology Today Article Explores “Pursuing PAD: How Interventional Radiologists Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease”; Hear From SIR Members Alan H. Matsumoto (SIR President-elect), M.D., FSIR; James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR; Warren Swee, M.D., MPH; and Bret Wiechmann, M.D., FSIR
SIR Members Alan H. Matsumoto (SIR President-elect), M.D., FSIR; James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR; Sanjay Misra, M.D., FSIR; and Bret Wiechmann, M.D., FSIR, Interviewed in Cardiovascular Business Article “Opportunity Knocks: Starting a Peripheral Artery Disease Program”
Register Now With "Sunshine Act"—Physician Open Payments Program
American Board of Radiology Announces Timing Change for 2015 and 2016 VIR Subspecialty Oral Examinations; For 2015 and 2016, Exam Previously Offered in Fall Will be Administered in May, Learn More
Applications Now Being Accepted for SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting Medical Student and Resident-in-training Annual Scientific Meeting Scholarships; Learn more and apply
2014’s Fellowship Match: 98 percent of Fellowship Positions Filled Via Match; 95 percent of Programs Filled All Positions Via Match
FDA Issues Recall of HydroFinity Hydrophilic Guidewire; May be Damaged During Use, Cause Injury
Grassroots Leadership Program Launches; Program Provides Opportunity for SIR Members to Visit Capitol Hill, Learn About Society's Advocacy Program
Experience SIR 2014 in Multimedia:
  View an Excerpt From the Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture; Watch the      Complete Lecture
  See Highlights From 39th Annual Scientific Meeting
  Visit SIR's Multimedia Web Page
SIR Comments to CMS on Specialty Practitioner Payment Model Opportunities for Renal Dialysis
Mylan Institutional Updates SIR on Doxorubicin Powder Availability; New NDC Number Required
2014 Publications & Product Catalog; Includes E-learning Products, Expanded Selection of E-books and More Than 27 New Titles
Post a Job, Find a Job With SIR's Career HQ, Interventional Radiology's Specialized Job Board

Member News

Deadline to Submit Nominations For Open Positions on 2015 SIR Executive Council and SIR Foundation Board of Directors: Oct. 10, 2014; More Information on Positions and Process on SIR Leadership page, Use Online Form For Self Nomination, to Nominate Someone Else, Please Email
Grow as a Physician Leader Within IR:
Volunteer on SIR and SIR Foundation Committees; Application Process Opens Aug. 4, Deadline to Respond, Sept. 29
Summer 2014 Issue of IR Quarterly Available
August E-News Now Posted
All About ICD-10: SIR Develops New ICD-10 Resources Web Page With Up-to-date Information Learning Opportunities, Practice Impact
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Update to 2010 Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Safety Communication
Now Available: 2014 SIR Interventional Radiology Coding Update; Free Download for SIR Members; Nonmembers May Purchase in IR Store
CMS issues Final Rule for 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Released 2014 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule; SIR Provides More Information Here.
SIR Submits Comments to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on 2014 Draft Rules For the Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS); SIR Expresses Disagreement With Proposal to Cap Payment in Non-Facility Based on ASC or HOPPS Rates; and Opposes "Packaging" Methodology
SIR Expresses Urgent Concerns to CMS on Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and HOPPS Rules
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