SIR Foundation's third annual Gala was as successful as it was an incredibly memorable experience that gave all attendees a "Taste of New Orleans." The Foundation thanks all those who contributed to the wonder of the evening, and who so generously showed their support of the Foundation's mission, raising more than $300,000 in support of IR research and education. The evening was filled with unforgettable moments: an brass-band-led opening parade that brought attendees to the event from the Convention Center, a hangar-sized float den filled with creative floats both beautiful and strange, an indoor mansion that perfectly captured the illusion of a starlit southern evening, entertainment by New Orleans musicians Kermit Ruffins and Linnzi Zaorski, a silent auction filled with one-of-a-kind memorabilia and opportunities, fun carnival-style games and mouthwatering food from Chef Paul Prudhomme's K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen.
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The SIR Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its Discovery
Campaign. Launched initially in 2007 with a SIR membership phase, the
Discovery Campaign is a major fundraising initiative designed to ensure
that minimally invasive medicine continues to grow and move into new
areas of discovery. The Foundation thanks hundreds of SIR members
and industry captains who included the Foundation in their giving and
contributed more than $6 million to the Foundation's mission of
advancing IR through research and education.
The Discovery Campaign and its donors have succeeded in raising sustaining funds that will support several goals key to advancing the specialty:
Did you know that the SIR Foundation does not receive funding from SIR
member dues? It relies on donations from members and the public to
ensure SIR Foundation is the premier source of research funding, data
collection, outcomes, and education for IRs. Annual fund donors provide
the financial backbone for operation of the Foundation and enable us to
respond to new ideas and programs that advance IR through research and
invest in your specialty's progress by making your annual fund donation
Medical Students! Make a Difference Through Research in IR! The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Collaborates Provides Funds for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Medical Research Fellows Program. Online Application Opens August 2013. Click here for more information.
SIR Foundation is putting research and education first with its first product for sale in the IR Store: a long-sleeved SIR Foundation Awareness shirt! Support the Foundation and purchase an awareness shirt. All proceeds go to the Foundation.
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Members who have an interest in carotid interventions have an opportunity to submit a proposal for academic research leading to an abstract or manuscript. The National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy Registry (CARE) program collects patient, provider and facility characteristics; device and lesion characteristics; adverse event rates, including 30 day follow-up and many more measures. Applicants can request funding from NCDR to perform and pay for all data analysis and statistical work. For more information about the CARE registry and to download a research proposal application
Read more about the CARE registry; a research proposal application may be downloaded here as well.
In 2004, SIR Foundation's Cooperative Alliance for Interventional Radiology Research (CAIRR) convened a research consensus panel (RCP) in order to discuss and establish a research agenda for endovascular venous thromboembolism (VTE) interventions. The expert panel proposed that the most needed research in VTE was an acute DVT trial. This trial will compare the best medical therapy with the current best interventional clot removal method. The meeting proceedings were published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology in 2005.
The SIR Foundation began working with Suresh Vedantham, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in 2006 to develop the federal application for the ATTRACT trial. An NIH R01 application was submitted to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in June 2007. The ATTRACT trial subsequently received $10.2 million in funding. SIR Foundation serves as a collaborating institution on the ATTRACT trial.