General News

Abstract submission for SIR 2017 now open: Present your original scientific research at SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting; submit your abstracts here online. Note new, earlier deadline: Submissions close Sept. 22
SIR submits comments to CMS on MACRA proposal; read the press release
With approved IR Residency programs now at 44, here are key myths and facts for future IRs, program directors
July JVIR features position statements emphasizing IR's commitment to PAD care, a prospective study of hilar biliary stent placements, rabbit tumor models for RFA and sorafenib TACE, more
SIR International Scholarship Grant: Attend SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC; Apply now, deadline Oct. 21, 2016
Patient enrollment in PRESERVE (Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters) growing; active sites with questions about reaching enrollment goals, should contact Eleanore Moye. Learn more.
SIR 2017 Annual Meeting Committee seeks input on SAM, MOC sessions: Submit entry and the best will be included in 2017's program, visit for information
American Board of Radiology Announces Maintenance of Certification Part 3: ABR diplomates participating in MOC recently heard about revisions to the Part 3 MOC requirement; learn more (login)
SIR members: Read latest news about what SIR is doing for you on Capitol Hill (login required)
Fellows, residents, students: Interview dates for 2017 appointment year; Radiology–Interventional Fellowship Match
SIR's Career HQ, online career center for interventional radiologists and related health care professionals, has new look; responsive design

Member News

FDA: Angiographic Catheter Recalled Due to Potential Tip Separation
Temporary importation of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride for Injection 50 mg: An importation to assist with the current critical shortage of this product has been initialized, learn more (login required).
Improper specialty designator for IR could impact future reimbursement: Is your practice using the right specialty code to properly capture your work as an Interventional Radiologist? Learn more (login).
Want to get involved in SIR? Complete your volunteer profile on SIR Connect, and allow SIR staff to identify volunteers for projects based on areas of expertise and SIR areas of interest.
Important: Revalidate your Medicare enrollment record; all enrolled providers/suppliers must revalidate their Medicare enrollment information, see CMS revalidation processing improvements here.
July Guidewire, Vision Now Posted
Interested in Providing a Visiting Fellowship/Observership for International IRs? Learn More