Corporate Relations: News and Opportunities

What impact did our corporate partners have on the SIR 2016 meeting in Vancouver?

And where can you find data about SIR 2016 to help determine your ROI for the meeting? Find this and more in the SIR 2016 Annual Meeting Report.

Corporate Exhibits and Registration now open for LEARN 2016

The 2016 LEARN (Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN) meeting will be held Oct. 20-22, 2016, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.

Back for its seventh year, LEARN is a uniquely intensive and intimate opportunity for industry, attendees and faculty. Company exhibits and hands-on workshops are popular with this motivated audience. See the program, faculty and information for exhibitors … and we’ll see you at LEARN!

Record-breaking attendance at SIR’s May 2016 Fellows Spring Practicum

On the heels of the record-breaking attendance in 2015, this year’s Fellows Spring Practicum, May 12-14 in Chicago brought over 100 fellows together, and featured hands-on workshops where exhibitors’ simulators and models help train fellows in the latest device and techniques available in interventional oncology and PAD. Pain management and practice development were also covered during the two-day course.
We are grateful for the 2016 Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP) partners who help make the Practicum possible: AngioDynamics, Argon Medical, Bard, Boston Scientific, BTG, Cook Medical, Cordis, DFINE, Inc., Endocare, Gore & Associates, Guerbet, Medtronic, McKesson, Merit Medical, Penumbra, Siemens Healthcare, Sirtex and Stryker Interventional Spine. View a photo album from the 2016 Practicum.

Y-90: The Complete Course another success in San Fran

SIR Y90: The Complete Course was a resounding success again in San Francisco this January. 150 IRs and 16 of the world's leaders in IO engaged with 13 companies, whose exhibits and hands-on workshops complemented the on-site education provided in the exciting area of interventional radiology. Check out this album from the 2016 Y90 course.






Opportunity to be a corporate host mentor for SIR Foundation’s Summer Medical Student Research Internship

Every year, the SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Research Internship program introduces medical students early in their studies to interventional radiology research and medical device development. We have an opportunity for our corporate partners to serve as a Corporate Host Site and Mentor to the students selected for the internship this summer. Learn more and/or click here to apply to the program directly. Please contact Audrey Ford at with any questions.

Corporate Ambassadors program: Value for IR

In the winter issue  of IR Quarterly, SIR Executive Director Sue Holzer talks about the Corporate Ambassador Program (CAP) as being …"predicated on the idea of creating value for IR together across the spectrum of education, advocacy, research, evidence building and engagement—areas where our corporate supporters clearly share SIR and SIR Foundation’s interest in advancement.” Read more …

Corporate Ambassador Program: A New Approach for Universal Support and Recognition of Corporate Partners

CAP is a high-impact, coordinated support and recognition program, designed for our corporate partners who choose to invest in IR today and in the future through their support. Find out why your company should become a Corporate Ambassador, and how CAP helps advance our shared mission.

For additional information, please contact Terence McCormick, SIR director of corporate relations, via email at or by phone at (703) 460-5564.

Introducing the SIR Exhibitor Community!

This new community will serve as a valuable resource for exchanging exhibitor information for all SIR 2017 exhibitor contacts. The SIR corporate relations team will post important, helpful information to this community while encouraging exhibitor contacts to start a conversation with other SIR exhibitors using the community chat feature.
This community replaces the monthly corporate eblast, TouchPoints.
Here’s how to access the SIR Exhibitor Community:

  1. Login to SIR Connect using your standard login and password.
  2. Update your Profile.
  3. Review the SIR Connect FAQ’s.
  4. Introduce yourself in the SIR Exhibitor Community.
  5. Add the SIR Exhibitor Community members as contacts.

See the step by step directions for setting up your profile and settings in SIR Connect.

Contact Susie Evenden, (703) 460-5586, with any questions.  

IR Now a Specialty, 5 Year Residency Being Developed

ABMS approves dual primary certificate in interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Moving to a primary certificate, as opposed to a subspecialty certificate, designates interventional radiology as a unique and distinct area of medicine, rather than an area of focus within an existing specialty. Learn more on SIR's dedicated IR Residency web page.

Match Update—219 New IR Fellows-in-Training

June 19 was match day for vascular and interventional radiology fellowship programs for the 2014 appointment year. In the match, 227 fellowship positions were offered with 219 filled and 8 unfilled for a 96.5 percent fill rate. Over the last 6 years, there has been a steady increase in the ratio of applicants per position offered in the match. This may indicate a continued upswing in trainee interest in interventional radiology (there were 89 IR fellows matched in 2008).
As of this year, there are 92 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited interventional radiology fellowships. (Interventional radiology has 11 programs not participating in the match for which there is no data.)


To learn more, email Corporate Relations Department.