Sir Foundation Essentials

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

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Clinical registries collect standardized data on a specific population to evaluate specific outcomes and improve quality of patient care. Clinical research involves the investigation of a drug, device, or procedure on a specific population to evaluate the effects on health outcomes.

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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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Visit the Quality Initiative area to learn more about SIR and SIR Foundation's commitment to quality improvement in interventional radiology.

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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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Spring 2017 RCP: Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)

In April 2017, SIR Foundation held a Research Consensus Panel (RCP) on “Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Interventional Radiology” lead by Sharon W. Kwan, MD, FSIR, of the University of Washington. With Dr. Kwan’s leadership, the meeting accomplished its goals in developing a set of priorities to utilize PROs in both IR research and clinical practice. Following the RCP, Dr. Kwan’s white paper submission was approved to be published in SIR's Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

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SIR Foundation News and Features


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.dpufRe

Research Consensus Panels 

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

The Clinical Research and Registries Division supports Research Consensus Panels (RCP) to discuss critical research areas and determine how the priority topic can be further developed. The RCP is a one day meeting, held twice per year, during which time SIR Foundation Leadership selects a current critical topic in IR and the lead investigator coordinates a panel of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts. Each panelist presents on a specific subtopic and discusses future research needs.

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Quality improvement 

SIR's quality improvement progams and initiatives are essential for ensuring and improving patient care and providing the highest level of patient safety.

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Support the Annual Fund

Your support of SIR Foundation funds breakthrough research, encourages and trains new and established investigators, ensures that innovation thrives, and continues the work that safeguards the foundation's future as a premier research resource. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of millions of interventional radiology patients worldwide.

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SIR Foundation donations are channeled directly to programs and projects that perpetuate a strong and vibrant future for interventional radiology.