Networking and academic exchanges

Networking and academic exchanges

International recognition and networking

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.

Speakers Bureau

A key initiative for SIR is increasing the presence of women, young professionals, minorities and non-US based physicians within interventional radiology at national and regional meetings to demonstrate the diversity IR and add to educational richness of programs. The SIR Speakers Bureau is an online resource available to the society as well as those organizing conferences, workshops, continuing education and similar programming.


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

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

<p class="h3">Chart the growth of SIR's International Scholars Program</p>

Chart the growth of SIR's International Scholars Program

One community working for patients worldwide


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 site's homepage, please contact SIR.


Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR)

Austrian Society of Interventional Radiology (ASIR)


Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery(SoBrice) 
(Sociedade Brasileira de Radiologia Intervencionista e Cirurgia Endovascular)

British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)

Bulgarian Society of Interventional Radiology


Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology (CAIR)
(Association Canadienne pour la Radiologie d’Intervention)

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Section Within the Singapore Radiological Society (CVIR Section of SRS, Singapore

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)

Czech Society of Interventional Radiology (CSIR)


Danish Society of Interventional Radiology (DFIR )

Dutch Society of Interventional Radiology (NGIR)


Egyptian Society Interventional Radiology of (ESIR)

European Society of Radiology/European Congress of Radiology (ESR/ECR)


Federacion Argentina De Asociaciones De Radiologia (FAARDIT)

Finnish Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR)


Georgian Association of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (GACIR)

German Society of Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy (DeGIR)

Ghana Society of Interventional Radiology


Hellenic Society of Interventional Radiology, Vascular Radiology and Neuroradiology (GSIR)

Hong Kong Society of Interventional Radiology (HKSIR)

Hungarian Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (HSIR)


Iberoamerican Society of Interventional Radiology (SIDI)
(Sociedad Iberoamericana de Intervencionismo)

Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR)

Interventional Radiology Section, Polish Medical Society of Radiology (PLTR)

Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA)

Irish Society of Interventional Radiology (ISIR)

Israeli Society of of Interventional Radiology (ILSIR) 


Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology (JSIR)


Korean Society of Interventional Radiology (KSIR)


Mongolian Society of Interventional Radiology


Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society (PAIRS)

Philippine Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Portugese Section of Interventional Radiology (NURIP) of the Portuguese Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (SPRMN)


Radiology Society of France (SFR)

Section of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology of the Royal Belgian Radiological Society (RBRS)


Saudi Interventional Radiology Society (SIRS)

Seldinger Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SSVIR)

Sezione di Studio della SIRM di Radiologia Vascolare ed Interventistica (SIRM)

Sociedad Argentina de Radiologia (SAR)

Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) 

Society of Interventional Onco-Radiology (RSIOR)

Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SERVEI)
(Sociedad Espanola De Radiologia Vascular e Intervencionista)

Swiss Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SSCVIR)
(Societe Suisse de Radiologie Cardiovasculaire et Interventionnelle)


Turkish Society of Interventional Radiology (TGRD)

Taiwanese Radiological Society

Thai Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (TSVIR)


Working Group of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology of the Slovak Radiological Society (PSKVIR)


Academic exchanges


Giveback Project

Vounteer to be a International Visiting Professor or Host society/Host hospital. The purpose of these educational trips is to engage, teach, interact with and learn from interventional radiologists outside of the United States.  Our focus is on elevating and enhancing the specialty of IR and developing new relationships within the global IR community. Read more.