Annual Scientific Meeting

It’s an exciting time for interventional radiology. The health care landscape is changing, image-guided therapies are fast proving the best option for patients with a wide variety of pathologic entities, technology and innovation continue to improve patient care and opportunities abound. IR is here.

Future Annual Scientific Meetings

40th Annual Scientific Meeting

SIR 2015
February 28 – March 5, 2015
Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia

41st Annual Scientific Meeting

SIR 2016
April 2 – 7, 2016
Vancouver Convention Center
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Safety and Health Committee Cataract Study Project: Thank You

SIR's Safety and Health Committee conducted a study at this year's Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego (March 22-27, 2014)), to examine the type and severity of characteristic radiation-induced posterior lens changes, including potential for posterior subcapsular cataract, in an IR cohort of 100 meeting attendees. Findings from this study may help in developing appropriate occupational guidelines for exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation and determining future risk of radiation cataract development. The committee’s goal is to communicate the study findings by the end of 2014.

SIR extends special thanks to Norman Kleiman, Ph.D. and Steve Balter, Ph.D., for organizing the data collection; to those that volunteered to be in this study and to the companies that supported the study with educational materials (Barrier Technologies, LLC; BLOXR Corp.; Infab Corp.; MAVIG GmbH; TZ Medical; Worldwide Innovations and Technologies, Inc. (RADPAD).

Steve Balter, Ph.D.

Norman Kleiman, Ph.D.


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SIR Participation Policy

Society of Interventional Radiology staff, members, nonmembers and event participants must be treated with respect in all interactions (including but not limited to in-person, telephone or via written communications). All agree to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for health care professionals. Staff offices and the press room at meeting sites are reserved for official business only; food and beverage service in these areas are reserved for staff and volunteer members. If a staff member believes that these rules have been violated or acceptable social decorum has otherwise been breached, the staff member shall contact one of the designated individuals in the volunteer leadership to help with the situation. If the member in question believes that he/she has been wrongly accused of inappropriate behavior, he/she shall also contact the designated physician leadership to help with the situation.


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