Ways to Volunteer
As an interventional radiologist, you want to improve patient care through image-guided therapy. To help you succeed, SIR and SIR Foundation has opportunities for you to continue to grow as a physician and as a leader within IR.
SIR and SIR Foundation encourage members to apply to join an education or clinically-focused committee, or one of the many other committees that fit your area of expertise or interest. These committees offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise, and participate in leadership activities of the Society and SIR Foundation.
SIR understands the members are looking for ways to volunteer outside of standard 3 –year committee commitment. Leveraging the success of SIR Connect in 2015, we launched a brand – new program to make it easier for you to get involved with SIR through volunteering. You can find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you quickly and easily using the new volunteer manager on SIR Connect.
The SIR Connect volunteer manager allows volunteers to apply for volunteer opportunties based on areas of expertise and SIR areas of interest. As projects arise, volunteers will receive emails notifying them of volunteer opportunities that match their volunteer profile. At that time you will be able to opt – in or out – out of opportunities based on your interest and availability.
How has volunteering impacted your career as an IR?
"It is very clear to me that the progression I have seen in my own career has paralleled the progression of my SIR involvement and I believe that each has significantly contributed to the other." - Gary P. Siskin, MD, FSIR
"Participating in SIR committees has been a great way to incorporate my interest in health policy and economics with my clinical career while contributing to the continuing development of our field." - Laura E. Traube, MD, MPH
"Volunteering has affected how I think about the direction the specialty is headed, how I can make a larger impact, given me an appreciation for how complex running an organization is, and how far ahead the society has to anticipate change (the regulatory and reimbursement environments) to be able to adapt and support the members in the best possible ways." - Erik N.K. Cressman, MD, PhD, FSIR
Ad Hoc volunteer opportunities
SIR and SIR Foundation offers additional opportunities to get involved outside committee involved. Ad hoc volunteer opportunities are time specific and project based. Through SIR Connect, SIR members can create a volunteer profile specifying their interests and areas of expertise. Volunteers will then receive emails notifying them of volunteer opportunities that match their volunteer profile. At that time you will be able to opt-in or out-out of opportunities based on your interest and availability. Volunteer profiles allow SIR to have a network of “ready/responders” and enables quick, agile response and accommodation of key society and foundation needs.
Annual Meeting abstract reviewer
Each reviewer is typically responsible for grading 50 to 75 abstracts and receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting upon completion of 100 percent of assigned reviews. It is critical that all reviewers have time available between October 12-26 to review and grade assigned abstracts.
JVIR always welcomes new volunteers to serve as JVIR reviewers. Please contact JVIR@sirweb.org to express your interest in reviewing for JVIR. JVIR staff will set up a reviewer account for you and provide information about accessing JVIR articles. They will also answer any questions you might have about the review process.
SIR and SIR Foundation encourage members to apply to join an education or clinically-focused committee, or one of the many other committees that fit your area of expertise or interest. These committees offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise, and participate in leadership activities of the Society and SIR Foundation.View opportunities
"Volunteering with SIR has not only been a passion for me but has also been a valuable personal and professional development experience."
Join or Renew
Any Fellow or Member of the Society in good standing can apply to be appointed to an SIR committee. Click the link below to join or renew your committee membership.Get Started
Volunteer to serve
Volunteering with SIR and SIR Foundation is an excellent way to network and contribute to the specialty.