Announcements

  • Not Recieving Your Digests?

    Please be sure to renew your SIR membership before June 30, 2017 to ensure continued access to SIR Connect. Visit www.sirweb.org/renew now to renew your membership.

  • SIR Maintains AMA Representation

    SIR is pleased to report that due to the overwhelming response from SIR members, the AMA is modifying its reports to the Specialty and Service Society (SSS) Caucus and Board of Trustees recommending SIR retain representation in the House of Delegates. Thank you to the many SIR members who answered this call to action.

  • Renew/Initiate your AMA Membership Today!!!

    "SIR is currently undergoing our 5 year AMA membership audit of practicing, US based physicians to determine if the Society is eligible to retain its seat in the AMA House of Delegates. SIR has unfortunately been classified as noncompliant in the minimum membership threshold during our probation year and is currently being recommended to lose its seat. We are preparing to state our case to the AMA via our delegate Meridith Englander, MD, FSIR to retain our seat by demonstrating our commitment to AMA membership retention and recruitment...."

    Click here to read the complete statement from Dr. Suresh Vedantham MD, FSIR (SIR President)

  • Claim your credits from SIR 2017!

    CME and SA-CME credits from SIR 2017 are now available! The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting is in the “pending completion” section of your SIR Learning Center account. You will need to log in using your SIR username and password, click on the meeting title, review your “credit summary” and then complete the evaluation in order to obtain your certificates. If you have any issues claiming your credits please contact education@sirweb.org.

  • SIR Connect Down for Maintenance

    Maintenance alert: Between 5 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, April 21 through the morning of Monday, April 24, members will be unable to access the My Account, Meeting Registration, Donations, Learning Center, SIR Connect and JVIR pages on the website. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. - See more at: https://www.sirweb.org/#sthash.u7Xr0mtG.dpuf

  • 2017 March for Science

    SIR and SIR Foundation joined with 24 other medical societies today in a statement supporting the March for Science in Washington, D.C, on April 22.

    The March for Science is a nonpartisan effort to demonstrate support for scientific research, education and investment. As health care professionals, you know the importance of scientific research to developing and delivering groundbreaking treatments that save lives.

    We urge you to support this call for evidence-based research by marching locally and/or sharing your support on social media. Please tag us in your posts on Twitter (@SIRSpecialists) and Instagram (@SIR_VisiontoHeal) and include the hashtags #MarchforScience, #sciencemarch and #irad.

    By supporting this cause, SIR and other medical societies are asking Congress to protect federal funding of the National Institutes of Health and other key health care agencies to ensure that medicine continues to move toward cures for devastating diseases. The threat to this funding makes SIR Foundation’s work even more critical to securing our own research funding. Please consider making a donation to SIR Foundation to honor the spirit of this march.

    Thank you, as always, for your support of SIR and SIR Foundation and for your commitment to evidence-based medicine.

    —Susan E. Sedory Holzer, MA, CAE

  • ECS Webinar: Starting and Building an HHT Center

    Check out our next ECS webinar (which includes free CME):
    “Starting and Building an HHT Center”
    Jan 12, 2017 8:00 PM EST
    Justin McWilliams, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Interventional Radiology
    Director, Fellowship program
    Co-Director, UCLA HHT Center of Excellence
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Dr. McWilliams will discuss the initiation and development of an HHT center, including clinical and technical aspects of HHT and pulmonary AVM treatment. This will be a useful talk for anyone wanting to understand how to start a new treatment program from scratch.

  • SIR 2017 Annual Registration is now open!

    Register today for SIR2017 in Washington, DC; March 4-9 and begin planning your IR education experience.

    Visit www.SIRmeeting.org for registration information.

  • Six NEW Service Line Forums!

    Hi Community Members!

    We are pleased to announce the launch of six NEW Service Line Forums. These new forums will allow members to opt-in to service line specific discussion groups based on their individual areas of interest. This new space will also allow members to discuss service line specific procedures and cases in order to further the knowledge and expertise of all SIR members and improve patient care.

    Below is the complete list of the new forums:

    Pain Management Line Forum
    Venous Disease Service Line Forum
    Renal Insufficiency Service Line Forum
    Interventional Oncology Service Line Forum
    Interventional Neuroradiology Service Line Forum
    Peripheral Arterial Disease Service Line Forum