General News

SIR, spine physicians send comment letter on spinal injections to Washington Health Care Authority
SIR 2016: Innovation, research and technology merge to improve patient care; registration open for Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2-7, 2016
Time to check out October JVIR: A lot like spending time in a busy IR practice
Set your sights on Vancouver: On The Vision to Heal blog, J. Fritz Angle, MD, FSIR, SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting Committee Chair talks up the city and its charms
New to the IR Store, SIR SA-CME On-demand activities; topics include HCC, Pain Management, more
Apply now: SIR Medical Student Travel Scholarship has an Oct. 1 application deadline
Apply before Oct. 1 for SIR’s Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship
SIR soon to conduct membership needs assessment; results to guide the society and foundation strategic direction, info at
SIR International Scholarship Program offers physicians from other nations chance to train and learn at the Annual Scientific Meeting
SIR meets with senior Medicare officials; highlights IR’s role in delivering quality and value
September JVIR includes many powerful studies including TIPS papers, reassessment of stroke interventions and the “ABCs of the FDA”
SIR comments to CMS on proposed 2016 Hospital outpatient and ASC payment regulations; SIR members, read more
The SIR and SIR Foundation volunteer application process begins Sept. 1; Learn more and apply
Show how interventional radiology research improves outcomes, offering new options for patients; online scientific abstract submission open until Oct. 6, read the press release; Don’t let this happen to you
FDA issues safety recall for angiographic catheters
SIR President Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR, FACR: ACR clinical practice case studies show power of image-guided therapies
Download the free IR Residency Webinar; highlights include all phases of IR Residency process and question and answer session
LEARN 2015 delivers technical insights, state-of-the-art data; Preliminary Program Now Available, Registration Open
Post a Job, Find a Job With SIR's Career HQ, Interventional Radiology's Specialized Job Board

Member News

Revised guidelines up for review until Oct. 28: QI guidelines for percutaneous image-guided management of thrombosed/dysfunctional dialysis circuit and for Percutaneous nephrostomy; comments (please include line numbers) to
SIRPAC unveils “Campaign 400”; urges contributions to assist in advocacy
SIR members: In lieu of Medicare enrollment enroll in Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (Internet-based PECOS)
Open soon: CMS Physician Quality Reporting System PQRS (2016) Informal Review Process
ICD-10 news: CMS Releases New FAQs on ICD-10 Guidance for the provider community
SIR and SIR Foundation nominating committees: Submit nominations for open Executive Council and Foundation Board positions; terms begin April 2016
Journal of the American College of Radiology provides open access to IR residency articles
HHS launches National Ebola Training and Education Center
2015 PQRS Sample Measure Codes Charge Sheets Now Available (SIR login required for download), With Codes for Commonly Performed Interventional Procedures
As a tribute to Long-time Member, Health Policy/Economics Advocate George A. Fueredi, M.D., FSIR, a fund in his name has been established by friends and SIR colleagues that will allow donations to be made to SIR Foundation in recognition of his many outstanding contributions.
September Guidewire Now Posted
Now available: 2015 Interventional Radiology Coding Update; Free Download for SIR Members, Learn More
See What's Happening: Check Out SIR Dateline
Interested in Providing a Visiting Fellowship/Observership for International IRs? Learn More