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Membership in SIR

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SIR offers a variety of membership categories for every member of the IR team through all  career stages. Our online application will determine which categories you qualify for and allow you to choose the one that best fits your needs.

To learn more about the benefits of being an SIR member, visit the SIR Membership Benefits page.


SIR offers three level of trainee membership for medical students, residents, and fellows-in-training.  Trainees within the US and outside of the US are eligible to join these categories.

  • Medical Students—Students enrolled in a medical school and have an interest in interventional radiology
  • Residents—Residents participating in a diagnostic radiology residency or interventional radiology program
  • Fellows—Fellows enrolled in a vascular and interventional fellowship program

Practicing physicians

  • Active Members (first year of practice)—Physicians who are in their first year out of training
  • Active Members—Physicians who are board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and practice interventional radiology
  • Corresponding Members—Physicians who live/practice outside of the United States and have earned a designation equivalent to a board certificate in radiology
  • Associate Members—Physicians who are board certified in a specialty other than diagnostic radiology, but have a special interest in interventional radiology

Clinical associates and scientists

  • Clinical associates—Non-physician members of the IR team, including but not limited to Radiology Practitioner Assistants, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
  • Scientist Member—Non-physician scientists, which may include individuals whose primary interest is in basic or clinical research as it pertains to interventional radiology.  Scientist Members are required to have a master's, doctorate or equivalent degree.
  • Scientist-in-Training—Graduate students and post-doctoral students who have an interest in interventional radiology research

About SIR membership

Membership will connect you to a global network of elite IR professionals, amplify your voice in IR providing policy and advocacy support, and provide savings and access to member benefits. The unique knowledge and experience each of our members bring the highest quality resources in education, policy, the pioneering of research interventional radiology and above all, advancing the care for patients through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic intervention.



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SIR 2017

SIR 2017 is the most comprehensive IR meeting. No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments and access to leading thinkers in the specialty. Destination, D.C.—March 4-9, 2017.

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SIR welcomes questions and requests from members, non-members and patients. Staff is available weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

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