One community working for patients worldwide
Interaction between societies
SIR’s goal is to build a global network of interventional radiology resources and organizations. To do this, the society strives to maintain ongoing communications with national leaders and key societies. Building relationships, identifying regional needs and regional programmatic opportunities strengthens the global face and impact of IR.
SIR international Gold Medal recognition
The SIR Gold Medal is presented to individuals with continued distinguished service to SIR or to the discipline of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. Service to IR may include teaching, basic research, clinical investigation or other activities. Nominations must include a written description of a nominee's qualifications for the award, as well as a detailed curriculum vitae. The primary nominator is responsible for initiating the submission of at least two letters of support from other SIR members. SIR welcomes nominations from the international IR community. Learn more.
Below are interventional radiologists from outside North America who have received SIR’s highest honor.
Ho-Young Song, MD, Seoul, Korea—2016
Johannes Lammer, MD, Vienna, Austria—2015
Lenny K. Tan, MD, Singapore—2014
Kenneth R. Thomson, MD, Melbourne, Australia—2013
Dimitris Kelekis, MD, PhD, Athens, Greece—2012
Andreas Adam, M.D., London, United Kingdom—2009
Vincent P. Chuang, M.D., Peitou, Taipei—2009
Plinio Rossi, M.D., Rome, Italy—2006
SIR Foundation Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture
In 1984, the Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture was initiated as an annual lecture in honor of one of the early pioneers in interventional radiology. Each year this honor is extended to an accomplished and exceptional interventional radiologist in recognition of extraordinary career achievement and contributions to the specialty. Below are interventional radiologists from outside North America who have delivered the Dotter Lecture.
Jim A. Reekers, M.D., Amsterdam, Netherlands—2008
Andreas Adam, M.D., London, United Kingdom—2006
"New solutions adopted extensively in the western world really hold great opportunity worldwide."
—Brian Stainkek, MD, FSIR, SIR's International Division Councilor
International IR organizations
SIR brings people together to exchange, discuss and learn in order to provide the best patient care through minimally invasive, image-guided treatments. Membership on the global level provides the skills and resources necessary to be a leader in global health. Let us make a connection. Below is a list of interventional radiology organizations throughout the world. If you would like to add your group or provide a link to a homepage, please contact us.
Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery(SoBrice)
Bulgarian Society of Interventional Radiology
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Hungary (MACIRT)
Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology (CVIR)
Colegio Argentino de Radiología Vascular e Intervencionista (CARVI)
Croatian Society of Interventional Radiology (CSR)
Danish Society of Interventional Radiology (DFIR )
Egyptian Society Interventional Radiology of (ESIR)
Finnish Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR)
German Society of Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy (DeGIR)
Hungarian Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (HSIR)
Israeli Society of of Interventional Radiology (ILSIR)
Portugese Section of Interventional Radiology (NURIP) of the Portuguese Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (SPRMN)
Section of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology of the Royal Belgian Radiological Society (RBRS)
Turkish Society of Interventional Radiology (TGRD)
Taiwanese Radiological Society
Working Group of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology of the Slovak Radiological Society (PSKVIR)