Standards Oversight Committee

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Signup Deadline: 09-11-2019
Starts: 04-01-2020
Ends: 03-01-2021
Location: Online Opportunity



The Standards Oversight Committee is charged with overseeing the development of high-quality evidence-based documents to improve patient outcomes in interventional radiology.  The committee will determine methodology for guideline development, prioritize topics, set policies and procedures, and vet and recommend individuals for appointment to guideline panels.  The oversight committee will also build relationships and collaborate with other specialty societies, as appropriate, through the development of multi-specialty clinical practice guidelines.



  • Demonstrates leadership skills including consensus building, facilitating, and conflict resolution.
  • Experience with the development of guidelines and/or clinical appropriateness criteria.
  • Familiarity with basic principles of clinical research methodology and evidence-based medicine.
  • Content experts in one or more of the following topic areas:  Women’s health, Renal/Genitourinary, Endovascular stroke, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Interventional Oncology, Venous Disease, Nonvascular
  • Membership or involvement with other medical specialty societies that treat similar disease states as IR.
  • Understanding of high-impact, rapidly evolving areas of IR.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a standards champion who understands the strategic goals of both SIR and the Standards Division.
  • Oversee the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, position statements, rapid responses and appropriate use criteria.
  • Participate in scheduled Standards Strategic Oversight Committee calls and attend in-person meetings three times a year to set annual strategic goals and review progress on ongoing evidence-based documents.   
  • Awareness of controversial topics and changing landscape of literature in area of expertise.
  • Bring new and important information to the attention of the committee for potential societal rapid response.
  • Review topic proposals and recommend additions and edits to document proposals within content area of expertise.
  • Assist in the prioritization of topics for guideline and position statement development.
  • Recommend and approve panelist invitations for SIR Clinical Practice Guidelines, as well as recommend SIR appointees to guideline panels of other organizations.
  • Serve as a liaison with external medical specialty societies to ensure SIR documents are multidisciplinary.
  • For Resident Fellow Section, Early Career Section and Quality Improvement members, serve as liaisons between respective sections and Standards as necessary.
  • Complete and submit a Conflict of Interest/Financial Relationship Disclosure form annually and adhere to SIR Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Have an email address and web access so committee business can be conducted virtually.  Frequent communication will be required with SIR staff and other committee members.
  • Treat other committee members and staff with respect and courtesy.
  • Provide updates on any assigned projects to the Councilor and SIR staff. 


Volunteers Needed:

6 (6 open slots)

Experience Required:





Tori Cox