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Interventional radiology is a global specialty

Global outreach

Explore global outreach programs and opportunities.

Advance interventional radiology around the world. Gain access to resources and colleagues.

We may all speak different languages, but we are one global community that wants to provide patients with state-of-the-art, minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment choices.                 

SIR Connect

SIR Connect is a members-only link to an incredible resource of 6,000 peers who share your interests, challenges and successes in a private and secure environment. Within this secure communication platform you can ask questions through the open forum and get input from several doctors all at once. You can even become an expert volunteer through this amazing platform.

The value of international membership and outreach

Brian Stainken, MD, FSIRInternational membership totals 600 members from 64 countries across all of SIR’s membership categories.

As we look toward our common future as interventional radiologists, it is increasingly clear that there is much to be gained from sharing.

Our goals are to unite international IR organizations and our corresponding members in the shared responsibility for communicating the important messages about the specialty to a global audience. In this section, resources have been carefully curated to make interaction between our societies easier and more productive. We’ll also provide answers to questions about where to find things on the SIR website. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more information.     

Brian Stainken, MD, FSIR
SIR International Division Councilor

IR could impact care worldwide


Brian Stainken, MD, FSIR, SIR International Division Councilor, discusses how minimally invasive IR treatments can impact health care outcomes worldwide.

Making connections

Lourdes Diaz, SIR 2015 International Scholars Program participant, explains how the program helped her establish contacts and develop her small practice in Spain.