Any Fellow or member of the society in good standing can apply to be appointed to an SIR and SIR Foundation committee. Per the SIR Bylaws, all committee chairs shall have been members in good standing of the society for a minimum of three years.
How do I join a committee?
Review current list of SIR/SIR Foundation Committees and charges and select up to three committees in an area of interest or expertise to apply.
Are there any restrictions in applying for a committee?
Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Society with an active email address that you use daily.
What are the committee policies?
Committee chairs and members typically serve on a committee for two consecutive three-year terms, Consultants are appointed for one two-year term.
Committee members completing their term are advised to contact the chair and/or co-chair expressing an interest in being reappointed for an additional three year term.
Members who have served six consecutive years on a committee must wait three years before reapplying to the same committee.
SIR/SIR Foundation policy limits the number of committees on which one can participate concurrently to no more than three.
For more detailed information about committee policies visit the SIR/SIR Foundation Volunteer Handbook .
What type of commitment is involved?
Commitment varies based on level of activity of each committee. All committee members must attend committee meetings and participate in conference calls. In-person meetings are usually held during the Annual Scientific Meeting.
What are the benefits in serving on a committee?
There are many benefits to serving on a committee including, the chance to network with colleagues in your field of expertise, contribute to interventional radiology, become more involved in leadership
and earn honor points for committee service .
How are members selected to serve on SIR and SIR Foundation committees?
Applications must go through an approval process before selections are official. Committee chairs review all applications and make recommendations to the Executive Council and Foundation Board of Directors for review and approval during the fall meeting, typically held in early November.
When will I be notified regarding committee appointments?
Applicants are notified electronically in mid-November.
Newly appointed members are given an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the committee by attending the next committee meeting as an invited guest.
Terms begin and end at Annual Scientific Meeting.
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