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All donations to SIR Foundation are channeled directly to programs and projects that perpetuate a strong and vibrant future for interventional radiology. SIR Foundation has created many ways to give to fit the needs of our donors. 

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SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grant programs intended to encourage the development of interventional radiology research.

 

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SIR Foundation is involved in different research trials and clinical registries to evaluate specific outcomes for improving patient care. 

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SIR Foundation greatly values and relies upon financial support from corporations to further its mission to advance the science and art of interventional radiology and promote community health, patient welfare, and public education in this medical field.

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SIR Foundation's medical student opportunities are designed to introduce professionals early in their career to the field of interventional radiology, research and device development through various programs, grants and internships. 

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Latest SIR Foundation news

SIR Foundation is requesting proposals for a special funding opportunity 

SIR Foundation recently issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) seeking to support projects rooted in these research priorities and dedicated to developing innovative therapies and advancing scientific knowledge to improve overall quality of life. 

The first RFP will fund research involving data registries using standardized reporting in areas of high clinical importance to IR (up to $250,000 per award). The second RFP will fund early and conceptual-stage IR research projects that are multispecialty (up to $500,000 per award).

Click here to apply by  Aug 1st.


SIR Foundation announces 2022 research priorities

SIR Foundation is proud to announce the 2022 research priorities that were most important to you or where additional research is needed in IR. The list of top research priorities will be the focus of our upcoming research meetings and projects. 

General Research Priorities:

  • Define mechanisms of action and pathophysiology of various embolic interventions using preclinical and translational studies
  • Investigate the role of combination locoregional therapies and/or systemic immunotherapy in primary and/or metastatic liver disease
  • Investigate the role of advanced interventions for limb preservation (i.e., Deep Vein Arterialization (DvA) in limb preservation) and determine their angiographic/clinical endpoints
  • Investigate intraprocedural imaging/monitoring as a tool to determine the therapeutic effect of an intervention
  • Study the expanding role of palliative interventions in oncological and non-oncological conditions

Priorities Suited for a Registry (VIRTEX) Design:

  • Prospective evaluation of peripheral arterial disease/CLI interventions in different geographic locations and practice settings
  • Prospective evaluation of peripheral arterial disease/CLI interventions across patients demographics with focus on evaluation of potential care disparities.
  • Utilizing existing nationwide and local data to evaluate and confirm IRs perceived dogma as “quicker, safer, better
  • Evaluate procedural variables such as (fluoroscopy dose, contrast load, procedure time, etc.) across IR in different practice environments, as well as between specialties

Check out the research prioritization page for more information on the decision process.

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The Clinical Research and Registries Division supports Research Consensus Panel (RCP) meetings to discuss critical research areas and determine how the priority topic can be further developed. The RCP is a one day meeting, which is held twice per year. After SIR Foundation Leadership selects a current critical topic in IR, the lead investigator coordinates a panel of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts. Each panelist presents on a specific subtopic and discusses future research needs. - See more at: http://test.sirfoundation.org/clinical-research2/clinical-research3/research-consensus-panel/#sthash.61FzATgR.dpufReResearch PrioritiesSummer 
Supporting collaboration to understand racial disparities in CLI outcomes and amputation rates

The Clinical Research and Registries Division supports Research Consensus Panel (RCP) meetings to discuss critical research areas and determine how the priority topic can be further developed. The RCP is a one day meeting, which is held twice per year. After SIR Foundation Leadership selects a current critical topic in IR, the lead investigator coordinates a panel of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts. Each panelist presents on a specific subtopic and discusses future research needs. - See more at: http://test.sirfoundation.org/clinical-research2/clinical-research3/research-consensus-panel/#sthash.61FzATgR.dpuf SIR Foundation is asking for research priorities that are most important to you or where additional research is needed in IR, including clinical and non-clinical topics. This prioritization allows us to make the best use of our resources, addressing the issues of highest importance to all of our members, the specialty as a whole, to patients and to policymakers.   SIR Foundation requested research priorities that are most important to you or where additional research is needed in IR, including clinical and non-clinical topics. The list of top research priorities will be the focus of our upcoming research meetings and projects. 
Work is underway on the proceedings paper from SIR Foundation’s Research Consensus Panel (RCP) on  “Research Priorities in Cholangioscopic and Cholangiographic Interventions" held on March 3-4, 2022 via Zoom. Harjit Singh, MD, FSIR, from Johns Hopkins University alongside Ahsun Riaz, MD, from Northwestern University led the subject matter experts from interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, gastroenterology, and surgery (adult and pediatric) to prioritize critical topics in biliary and gallbladder research. Dr. Singh and Dr. Riaz will submit to the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).
 
 
The panelists prioritized the following topics for further investigation:
  • Percutaneous multimodality management (LASER vs. endobiliary ablation vs. cholangioplasty vs. drain upsize protocol alone) of benign anastomotic biliary strictures;
  • Ablation with and without stenting for intraductal cholangiocarcinoma; and
  • To study cholangioscopy/lithotripsy for non-surgical patients with calculous cholecystitis including recurrence rate of cholecystitis as a primary outcome with safety, tube removal rates, and cost as secondary outcomes.

 

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Additional Funding Opportunities 

SIR Foundation offers an array of funding opportunities that aim to support research and projects dedicated to progressing the field of interventional radiology through the development of innovative therapies and advancing scientific knowledge to improve patient care and overall quality of life. Periodically, SIR Foundation issues a special request for proposals (RFP) rooted in research priorities and supported by special funding available due to the generosity of our members and corporate partners.

 

Additionally, physicians who are interested in conducting a research trial, registry, or other type of study, should submit a letter of intent (LOI). The LOI should briefly describe the projects significance, proposed data outcomes and explain the investigator's intent for SIR Foundation’s role in the project, if applicable. Once submitted, the review committee will evaluate and provide their feedback.

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Driving research that moves healthcare forward

Your Annual Fund gift provides funding to build a continuous pipeline of research that addresses the most pressing questions and priorities in interventional radiology—fueling the insights that inform our practice and make our field stronger and more effective. Each year, the Annual Fund supports research award and grant recipients that foster the passion of young investigators, clinical trials and registries that address high priority topics in IR, educational programs that introduce medical students to IR research, and multi-disciplinary research consensus panels and summits that discuss critical research areas.

With your gift to the Annual Fund, we can unlock the limitless potential of IR to improve lives and optimize patient care everywhere…together.

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