SIR advocates on behalf of its members and interventional radiology before Congress, insurance carriers and other key decision-makers. The society also reaches around the world and out to partners across corporate, public and private sectors to ensure the story of interventional radiology is spread through a range of communication channels.
SIR submits letter to Congress to urge repeal of medical device tax
SIR sent a letter to House leadership urging they pass H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017, which would repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices enacted under the Affordable Care Act. SIR believes this tax would hurt the ability of IRs to innovate and deliver new treatments to patients in a timely manner. Implementation of the tax has been delayed several times, but without further action by Congress, the tax would go into effect Dec. 31, 2019. Read the letter.
Your voice in Washington, D.C.
The Society of Interventional Radiology's government relations and health policy staff members work to further the interests of society members by advocating on their behalf before Congress, regulatory and federal agencies and the White House.
SIR members play a vital role in this process. The government affairs section will guide you through our advocacy efforts and the major policy issues that affect the society.
SIRPAC is the Society of Interventional Radiology Political Action Committee, a nonpartisan body dedicated to supporting political candidates who may help advance SIR’s public policy mission and legislative initiatives. SIRPAC elevates the profile of interventional radiology, SIR and society members among representatives in Congress by enabling the society to better leverage its lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C.
We believe in comprehensive, value-add relationships with industry.
Our tradition of partnership started over 40 years ago, when new devices enabled clinical pioneers to attempt the first true, minimally invasive, interventional techniques and inaugurate our current era of modern medicine.
As the newest independent specialty, interventional radiology continues to find its mission aligned with companies that seek to advance the edge of the field and ally with our society as a pillar of the global medical community.
SIR collaborates with commercial partners through multiple avenues and offerings to showcase innovations in devices, pharmaceuticals and combination technologies. Our corporate programs provide opportunities to align business with minimally-invasive practitioners, earn recognition in the community and benefit the patients we serve together. Learn more about how we partner with industry.
SIR facilitates access to experts and resources to help news outlets report on minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic treatments. Find our latest media statements, our media contacts and more in the SIR newsroom.
The Society of Interventional Radiology media relations staff works with members of the news media to facilitate access to many resources and helps reporters cover issues about minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic treatments.
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SIR’s Corporate Impact Report is a quarterly overview of the latest actions SIR and SIR Foundation have taken to advance our members, our partners and our specialty. Interventional radiology defines modern medicine, a status made possible with the products and expertise shared by enterprising companies. Find out how SIR and its corporate partners are building a bright, productive and visionary future together.Read the Corporate Impact Report
From the impact of healthcare reform to patient relations, SIR provides tips and advice for real-world issues facing today's medical practices. SIR offers toolkists, standards, guidelines and other valuable resources to equip you for success in quality reimbursement and advocacy.Find practice resources
Developing a global specialty
SIR’s goal is to build a global network to support IR everywhere. Building relationships, identifying regional needs and creating regional programmatic opportunities.
We partner with industry to improve outcomes
Strategic alliances can lead to a better environment for our members to practice healthcare. Discover how companies can collaborate more closely with the society, engage better with the interventional radiology community and help make SIR’s mission possible.Meet CAP
Advance IR through advocacy
A donation to SIRPAC allows SIR to build relationships with key members of the House and Senate and their staffs to advance IR through legislation that promotes patient access to IR services.Donate now
The SIR International Scholars Program enables physicians within 10 years of completion of training, who are practicing outside North America, an opportunity to attend the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. Offering physicians from other nations a chance to train and learn from their peers means that they can return to their countries to teach and enhance patient care. The program fosters professional networking through meeting participation, focused programming and optional observerships before or after annual meeting.