Awards at Annual Scientific Meeting
The SIR Gold Medal is the Society's highest honor. This medal is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated continuing distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. Gold Medal recipients exemplify those individuals who have devoted their talent and energy to advance the quality of medicine, patient care, and interventional radiology and who have helped to ensure the future of our specialty through their outstanding dedication.
Service to interventional radiology may include teaching, basic research, clinical investigation or other activities, such as outstanding contributions to SIR, to other medical organizations, to governmental agencies or to related groups.
The Annual Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecturer was established in 1984 to honor one the founding fathers of interventional radiology. To date, 18 respected senior interventional radiologists have been chosen to deliver this special lecture during the SIR annual meeting. Each year the SIR President gets the honors to select the next years interventionalist for their extraordinary contributions to the field, dedicated service to SIR, and distinguished career achievements in interventional radiology. From its inception, this lecture has been supported through an endowment provided by Cook Incorporated.
SIR Foundation -- Leaders in Innovation Award
Members of the Society who promote innovation within SIR are honored with the Leaders in Innovation Award. This award recognizes an individual who has conceptualized and implemented an idea that has had an advantageous impact on the practice of interventional radiology. This innovation can be a device, technique, approach, clinical practice model, or anything else having a significant improvement on the quality of patient care or economics of interventional radiology.
Dr. Gary J. Becker Young Investigator Award
The Dr. Gary J. Becker Young Investigator Award promotes excellence in academic research for members early in their careers. This award honors the founding editor of JVIR by recognizing the importance of the young investigator in developing the interventional solutions for the future.
Resident/Fellow SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Research Award
The SIR Resident/Fellow Research Award is designed to provide residents and fellows an opportunity to attend and present scientific research at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. The intent is to expose young researchers, who wish to further their career in interventional radiology, to the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr. Constantin Cope Medical Student SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Research Award
The purpose of the Dr. Constantin Cope Medical Student Award is to introduce interested medical students to the greater interventional radiology community at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. The intent is to recognize the student author of an accepted abstract that best honors the spirit of inventiveness and scientific purity. Medical students in their second, third or fourth year at an accredited medical school who have demonstrated an interest in interventional radiology as a career and have participated in an original research project may apply.
Resident-in-training Travel Scholarship
Due to generous corporate sponsorship, SIR is able to offer the Resident-in-training Scholarship for the 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla. This program is open to all first- and second-year radiology residents and is an opportunity to learn about interventional radiology at an early stage in your medical careers.