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 have 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 one of the volunteer groups that fit your area of expertise or interest. Whether focused on clinical practice, education or advocacy, these groups 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 three-year committee commitment. Shorter, ad hoc opportunities are offered on the SIR Connect volunteer manager throughout the year.
To start volunteering with SIR, complete your SIR Connect volunteer profile. As opportunities arise, volunteers who have opted in will be notified about those that match their interests and expertise. At that time, volunteers are able to apply to those opportunities that interest them.
Thank you, SIR and SIR Foundation volunteers, for #PoweringSIR. Your contributions of time, talent and expertise help us provide members with resources, education, standards of practice, clinical practice guidelines and so much more.
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Ad hoc opportunities
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 apply to those opportunities based on 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 up to 30 abstracts and receives discounted registration to the annual meeting upon completion of all assigned reviews. It is critical that all reviewers have time available in mid-October to review and grade assigned abstracts. An open call for reviewers for SIR 2021 will open in summer 2020.
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, provide information about accessing JVIR articles and answer any questions you might have about the review process.
SIR and SIR Foundation encourage members to apply to join one of the volunteer groups that fit your area of expertise or interest. Whether focused on clinical practice, education or advocacy, these groups 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."
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SIR and SIR Foundation volunteers must be SIR members or Fellows in good standing. Click the link below to join or renew your SIR membership.Get Started
Volunteer to serve
Volunteering with SIR and SIR Foundation is an excellent way to network and contribute to the specialty.