SIR sections exist within the society for members who share a special area of interest or stage of life. Sections cultivate ideas and develop programs within this special interest that improve patient care through image-guided therapy.

Purpose of SIR sections

The purpose of SIR sections is to:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information between members and the society.
  • Provide a means for the society to utilize the expertise of an identifiable group of members on specific issues.
  • Provide a forum for members with a special interest to speak as a unified group to the leadership of the society.
  • Provide a pathway for professional leadership development within the organization.

Section formation

Sections may be created by the SIR Board of Directors or at the request of membership. To apply for section status, a proposed section must submit documentation containing

  • Prospective section objectives
  • Description of the subject area that will be addressed by the section
  • Description of how the establishment of a section will further the SIR’s ability to meet its mission
  • Proposed first-year activities. If applicable, justification must be included on why the change in status from a committee to a section is warranted

Current SIR sections

Resident, Fellow and Students (RFS)
The purpose of the RFS Section is to promote the clinical paradigm of interventional radiology practice at the resident, fellow and medical student level by introducing the specialty to trainees passionate about the ideas that embody the future of IR, by stressing the necessity of becoming disease experts and above all else, by focusing on patient centered care.


Early Career Section (ECS)
The purpose of the ECS is to provide a platform in which members of SIR new to the practice of
interventional radiology can develop a knowledge and resource base, network, participate in decision-making and serve as a resource to the executive council.


Women in IR (WIR)
The purpose of the WIR is to promote women within the specialty by inspiring and empowering women interventional radiologists to achieve their personal and professional goals and to serve as a resource to the executive council.


Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology (APDIR)
The Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology works to stimulate interest in and to provide guidelines for teaching in cardiovascular and interventional radiology and to address the educational, regulatory and financial issues that affect the future of IR.


Association of Chiefs in Interventional Radiology (ACIR)
ACIR is dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of interventional radiology by the promotion of medical education, research and patient care, the development of methods of undergraduate and graduate teaching in interventional radiology and the provision of a forum for discussion of problems and mutual interest among interventional radiology chiefs.



Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Section

The Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Section was established within SIR to provide a forum in which members who are Advanced Practice Nurses (ie Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists) or Physician Assistants, can work together to exchange information, education and resources to excel.


Underrepresented Minorities in IR Section

The Underrepresented Minorities (URM) in IR Section is an association of people interested in the advancement of the medical field of interventional radiology to under-represented minority communities. 



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