Advocacy and Outreach

Fellows Spring Practicum 

Opportunities for exhibitors

May 16-18, 2019

Chicago, Ill.


Revered by national IR program directors and physicians-in-training, this annual, 2-½ day course prepares IR fellows for private practice or academia with material that critically augments formal training paths. KOL educators deliver stellar programming on peripheral arterial disease (PAD), interventional oncology (IO), venous disease, the business of IR, and other topics of greatest importance.

Attended by at least one fellow from nearly every training program in the country, the Fellows Spring Practicum serves as an excellent touchpoint for fellows, program directors and industry to address a wide range of educational, professional development and business matters. While designed for current vascular and interventional radiology fellows, a limited number of general SIR members, including 4th-year residents and early career IRs, will be welcomed.

Secure your company's participation in SIR's Fellows Spring Practicum and reach this receptive audience of current and future decision-makers.


Important links




Activity overview

Program dates: May 16-18, 2019

Location: Doubletree Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Program coordinators: Parag J. Patel, MD, FSIR and Thuong G. Van Ha, MD, FSIR




Hands-on workshops

Hands-on workshop participation is complimentary for registered exhibitors.


Oncologic interventions

Thursday  |  May 16, 2019  |  6:00pm  (setup at 2:00pm)  |  State Room

Combined with networking reception through 7:30pm


Peripheral vascular and venous interventions

Friday  |  May 17, 2019  |  4:15pm  (setup at 1:00pm)  |  State Room

Through 6:00pm


* Please be prepared to receive attendees at least 15 minutes early, in case the program advances ahead of schedule



Christian Lopez

Corporate Relations Associate

(703) 460-5575


Hands-on workshops



Exhibiting and sponsorship


Standard tabletop exhibit ($4,500)

  • 6’ x 30” skirted table, three exhibitor badges, wastebasket and two chairs


Tabletop exhibit + promotional enhancement ($6,000)

  • 6’ x 30” skirted table, three exhibitor badges, wastebasket and two chairs
  • Your choice of one exhibit enhancement:

             - Hotel room door drop opportunity
             - (2) additional booth staff badges
             - Opportunity to have one 22” x 28” promotional sign placed in conference foyer


New this year! Prominent corporate sponsorship opportunities

Extend your exposure to attendees with one of the following high-visibility advertising opportunities:

  • Custom hotel keycards*                                      $4,500          Sold!

  • Branded WiFi for meeting duration*                  $4,500

  • Hotel room door drops*                                      $2,500

                *Additional production costs may apply.


Click on the exhibit registration button below to secure these opportunities now.



Exhibit registration

Step 1:     Exhibit registration button

Step 2:     Meeting logistics

Step 3:     Badges



Corporate symposia

Reach this receptive audience of future physician decision-makers directly. All meeting registrants are encouraged to attend corporate symposia, leading up to and during the course at times set by the program faculty. Symposia within the hours of the program will be provided with use of the general session room with its existing setup, including AV. Please use the exhibit registration button above to access the contract.


Symposium schedule

  Pre-practicum activity Wednesday, May 15 $3,500  
  Corporate mid-day symposium Thursday, May 16 (11:30 am - 12:15 pm) $10,000 Sold!
  Corporate morning symposium Friday, May 17 (7:00 am - 7:45 am) $7,500  
  Corporate mid-day symposium Friday, May 17 (11:30 am - 12:15 pm) $10,000 Sold!
  Corporate morning symposium Saturday, May 18 (7:00 am - 7:45 am) $6,500  
  Corporate mid-day symposium Saturday, May 18 (12:00 - 1:00 pm) $9,000 Sold!
  Post-practicum activity Sunday, May 19 $3,000  

 Symposia times subject to change pending review by the Practicum course directors.



Meeting logistics


Doubletree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel website


Hotel contact

Leida Sylvester
(312) 787-6100

If placing catering orders for hands-on workshops, e.g., chicken breast, please specify the right date and an early delivery time.  Please make clear that food items should be raw/unprepared in any way, completely thawed/non-frozen, and served in a dish or tray that would allow greatest access for your demonstration.  Please CC or advise Christian Lopez at, who will help make sure the right company gets the right food order.


AV and electric contact

Clint Keene
Audio Visual Sales & Services
(219) 314-4113



Reference Group Name:                SIR Fellows Spring Practicum
Discounted Group Rate:                $239 plus taxes (standard room)
Room Reservation Deadline:        April 16th
Reservations by Phone:                 (312) 787-6100
Online Reservations:                     Click here


Exhibit hours


 Exhibit schedule subject to change. 




          Exhibit set-up

La Salle II

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.




          Exhibits open

La Salle II

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

          Workshop set-up (IO)

State Room & Huron

2:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

          Hands-on workshop (IO)

State Room & Huron

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

          Networking reception


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    FRIDAY, MAY 17


          Exhibits open

La Salle II

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

          Workshop set-up (PI & venous)

State Room & Huron

2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

          Hands-on workshop (PI & venous)

State Room & Huron

4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

          Exhibit Dismantle (Option #1)*

La Salle II

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.




          Exhibits open

La Salle II

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

          Exhibit dismantle (Option#2)*

La Salle II

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


*Please note the option to dismantle your exhibit space on Friday after 6:00 pm or Saturday after 2:00 pm. If you dismantle on Friday, you are welcome to attend the meeting sessions on Saturday.   


Package Delivery & Handling

  • Client must notify the Hotel of all meeting-related packages sent to the Hotel prior to their delivery.
  • The Hotel will deliver cartons or boxes to Client’s function room(s).
  • Any boxes, crates or skids shipped to the hotel 48 hours prior to group’s event or individual’s check in date will be subject to $10.00 holding fee, per box, per day.
  • Any boxes, crates or skids left at the hotel 48 hours post group’s event or individual’s check out date will be subject to $10.00 holding fee, per box, per day.
  • Any one article weighing greater than 100 pounds shall be the responsibility of Client for delivery, handling and set-up.
  • As storage space is limited, no packages may be stored for Client without prior approval.
  • Client holds harmless the Hotel, its staff and management, for any boxes, cartons, packages or articles either lost or damaged.




1 to 10 pounds


11 to 30 pounds


31 to 50 pounds


51 to 70 pounds


71 to 100 pounds


100 + pounds


Special Handling Charge




Skids/Large Crates



  • Meeting-related packages sent to the Hotel must be addressed to your on-site contact as follows:

               Exhibiting Company Name
               On-Site Contact’s Name
               SIR Fellows Practicum - May 16-18
               c/o DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – Magnificent Mile
               300 East Ohio Street
               Chicago, IL 60611



Exhibitor badge instructions

Every individual at the meeting must have an authorized badge. Three complimentary badges are included with your exhibits contract. Additional exhibitor badges are $500 each.

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


To register

  • You will be asked to enter your email address. The system will check to see if you have an email account with SIR. If you do, click the login link and proceed to log in. If not, you will be asked to create an account. You may then register for the meeting.
  • On the “Registration Information” step, please verify that you have been given the Exhibitor rate of $500. Discounts are applied at checkout and are not reflected in the current total.
  • Proceed through the menus and begin the checkout process. Exhibitors are eligible for three complimentary exhibitor badges. To receive a complimentary badge, enter EXHCOMP in the “Add Coupon or Promo Code" field. This will reduce your registration rate to $0. Please note: Registrants using this discount code are not eligible to receive CME/SAM credit at this meeting.
  • Click on “Complete Registration.”
  • You will receive a confirmation email with additional information, including how to reserve your discounted hotel room for this meeting.




Badge registration




Susie Evenden

Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and Commercial Support

(703) 460-5586


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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.