ACTiVE 2017 for industry

Information for exhibitors and corporate supporters

Join the Society of Interventional Radiology for the first meeting of a new series on venous thromboembolism (VTE), focusing on clinical approaches to pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and IVC filters.

About ACTiVE

Please see this page for general information about the meeting. Information on how to register your company for exhibits, workshops, and personnel badges are below.

Program Committee

Kush R. Desai, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Ill.

Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Ill.

Robert K.W. Ryu, MD, FSIR
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colo. 


View the preliminary program here.  Please note, it is subject to change at any time. 



This program will benefit interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, hematologists, internal medicine physicians, and physician extenders interested in venous thromboembolic disease and IVC filter management. 



  • Describe the natural history of DVT/PE, and the outcomes of medical management
  • Discuss existing literature on endovascular PE management and identify current "best practice" approaches
  • Develop strategies for building a successful pulmonary embolism response team (PERT)
  • Review recent clinical trials in the management of acute and chronic DVT
  • Identify new technical approaches to acute and chronic venous occlusions
  • Describe current approaches and trends in IVC filter utilization 


Corporate Participation

What's your company's role?

ACTiVE is an excellent opportunity for your company to meet with physicians practicing in the deep vein space. Exhibiting at this meeting is the essential way to get in front of any physical audience with your brand, products, proprietary training, or other services. Dedicated hands-on workshops are another opportunity where attendees come with a focused mindset for experiential learning and technical questions. Other advantages to your corporate participation include:

  • Recognition on materials sent to all members of the SIR community (over 7,000)
  • Prominent recognition during the meeting via signage, tables, and thank yous from the podium
  • Participation in the hands-on workshops to help train physicians learning to use your company's devices

Corporate philanthropic support

Charitable support of the Society of Interventional Radiology and/or its individual programs leads to better training for health care providers and enhanced outcomes for their patients.

Providing an educational grant to this meeting allows your business to increase the growth of interventional radiology through directly aiding the quality of this learning program. Your company's support of the meeting will be recognized repeatedly through signage, in verbal thanks by lecturers and via other platforms.

Companies wishing to promote wider initiatives to improve interventional radiology as a professional and innovative medical field, and the health care environment in general, may want to think about a role in the Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP). CAP is the Society's unified platform for contributing corporate grants and comes with a range of opportunities for recognition, priority distribution of special information reports, and priority treatment in exhibiting and advertising decisions.

If you would like to learn more about how to offer corporate support for SIR's educational programming or engage with CAP, please contact Terry McCormick, director of corporate relations.


Hotel Information 

The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes 
2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 

Requesting hotel room reservations at the SIR block rate may be done after we have received your company's signed exhibitor contract.

Once complete, please follow this link or call (602) 225-9000 and reference "SIR ACTiVE Course" to get the meeting rate. The deadline to receive the meeting rate is August 30, 2017.

Hotel Contact

Jeremy Judy 
Senior Sales Manager - PSAV
The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes 
2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 

Shipping Information 

Packages for Group may be delivered to the Hotel 3 days prior to the Group’s Arrival Date, with prior notification and approval from your Hotel representative.  Incoming packages will be charged $5.00 per box and $25.00 to $300.00 per crate or display case depending on the size.  Clients are responsible for return shipping of packages. The following information should be included on all packages:

Client Name  
Account Name
Arrival Date 
c/o Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes  
2000 W. Westcourt Way 
Tempe, AZ 85282

AV Request Form



Reserve your exhibit space now!

Exhibits are strategically placed in the common area of the meeting and are open daily. Dedicated time for attendees to visit the exhibits is provided so that industry partners have the chance to interact with course participants repeatedly.

Set-up hours

Wednesday, Oct. 4, after 7:30 pm; alternatively, Thursday, October 5, before 12:00 pm.

Exhibit hours

Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:00pm-5:30pm, plus the networking reception beginning at 5:30

Friday, Oct. 6, 9:30am-10:00am and 2:30pm-3:00pm

Tear-down hours

Friday, Oct. 6, after 3:00pm

*Those wishing to leave their booth set-up through the Friday afternoon workshop may do so.  Please also note the Saturday program and the potential for involvement at the concluding workshop.

Please let us know if an exhibitor contractor will be used.


Corporate Satellite Symposia 

Time slots are limited and filling up quickly. Click here for an application


Hands-on Workshops


Any exhibiting company is welcome to join as long as they can present a hands-on demonstration relevant to the given topic. Participation in the workshops has no cost. However, your company must be participating as an exhibitor at this meeting to present your brand or any of your products or services to meeting attendees.

SIR generally provides tables, unmarked tablecloths, electricity, and any food items used as tissue samples. Any other supplies necessary to conduct a demonstration will need to be furnished by your company. As part of the official, accredited program, the workshop sessions should be free of any branded marketing materials. You may distribute clinical trials data or peer-reviewed journal articles; you may also generate leads.


These focused interactions are where attendees often best absorb detailed information about the tools available for their practice as physicians.

Companies are offered stations in a room for attendees to rotate through at their own pace. Representatives from industry lead the demonstrations. You are generally encouraged to bring simulators, models, or non-sterile sample product - the main idea is to make your display interactive and experiential, rather than a lecture or didactic format.

You may request any physician to help proctor your hands-on station, although we recommend you choose a physician already attending the meeting. You are responsible for making these arrangments.

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 3:30pm-5:00pm: PE hands-on workshop

Friday, Oct. 6th, 3:00pm-5:00pm: DVT hands-on workshop

Saturday, Oct. 7th, 10:00am-12:30pm: IVC filter retrieval hands-on workshop

Please contact Christian Lopez by email or at (703) 460-5575 if you have questions about the workshop program.


Exhibitor Badge Registration

Once your company exhibit application is complete, follow these steps to receive exhibitor badges for your individual representatives.

Exhibitors are eligible for 3 complimentary registration badges. Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP) partners are eligible for additional complimentary exhibitor badges based on their CAP level:


Additional complimentary exhibitor badges







Once your complimentary badges are fulfilled, additional exhibitor badges are $275 each.

Having your personnel register themselves using their own, unique SIR login and password is highly recommended.


Registration Process

  • Click on register now button.
  • Enter your email address. The system will check to see if you have an email account with SIR. If yes, click the "login" link and proceed to log in. If no, you will be asked to create an account.
  • Proceed to register for the meeting.
  • On the "registration information" step of the process, use the drop down next to the "your price" text to select the appropriate exhibitor rate.
  • The system will automatically display "Exhibitor CAP" or "Exhibitor non-CAP" depending on your company's CAP status.
  • For complimentary badges, enter the discount code, EXHCOMP on the "checkout" page. (Registrants using this discount code to register are not eligible to receive CME/SAM credit for this meeting). The discount code will reduce your badge rate to $0.
  • Once your badge registration is complete, a confirmation email will be sent to the registered personnel, including how to reserve discounted hotel rooms.

Any questions? Please contact Susie Evenden by email or at (703) 460-5586.

Accreditation and CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.

The Society of Interventional Radiology designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program will be approved for self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The live SA-CME sessions offered at this live meeting, meet the ABR's criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.