Your investment in interventional radiology research propels the important work that moves health care forward. There are many ways you can contribute to the future of this specialty.
SIR Foundation's 2023-2024 Research Priorities
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation is proud to announce the 2023-2024 research priorities. These priorities will be the focus of our upcoming research meetings and projects. To view these priorities, click here.
SIR Foundation Recieves a Major Gift to Support Research Grants and Research Panel on Uterine Health
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation announces a major gift from widely recognized expert on uterine fibroids and uterine fibroid embolization, John Lipman, MD, FSIR, of Atlanta. This gift will propel uterine fibroid research forward by supporting four years of funding for SIR Foundation’s newly announced Dr. Scott C. Goodwin Uterine Artery Embolization Grant and five years of funding for the Dr. James B. Spies Global Summit on Uterine Fibroid and Adenomyosis Research. To learn more about this major gift, please click here.
Global Conflict of Interest Policy Annoucement For SIR and SIR Foundation Leadership
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation is a scientific nonprofit organization that was created for the purposes of advancing scientific knowledge in the field of interventional radiology, increasing the number of skilled investigators, and developing innovative therapies that lead to improved patient care and quality of life. It is critical to SIR Foundation that those serving in appointed leadership positions avoid conflicts of interest. The decisions and actions of those in our leadership positions must be made solely for the benefit of SIR Foundation. To view the full policy, click here
PRESERVE Trial Results in JVIR
The results of the Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters (PRESERVE) trial, were published jointly on Feb. 23 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and the Journal of Vascular SurgeryVenous and Lymphatics. Investigators found few adverse events are connected to the use of inferior vena cava filters to help prevent deep vein blood clots from developing into pulmonary embolisms. Read the news release.
SIR Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Special Research Grants
SIR Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in grant funding to four projects exploring embolization and interventional oncology research. This funding supports high-impact interventional radiology (IR) research that will further knowledge of existing IR therapies or lead to breakthrough IR therapies that improve patient outcomes. Two awards fund research using structured reporting and registry-based approaches, while the remaining awards fund early and conceptual-stage IR research projects that are multispecialty.
To learn more about the recipients, click here.
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.Learn more
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.Give now
Impact the next generation of IR
Join a group of visionary leaders who believe there are many discoveries yet to be made and have committed to giving generously to foster the passion of today’s young investigators who will deliver the future of IR.
Your donation is fully tax deductible and funding is directed toward projects and priorities that align with the long-term vision for IR as patients’ first choice for image-guided therapy.
Lifting IR to new heights
Join us starting Sept. 6, 2022, to kick off the 3rd Annual Virtual Balloon Auction to raise money for SIR Foundation bringing researchers together around IR knowledge, priorities, and partnerships. You can help SIR Foundation surpass the amount raised last year by making a gift.
When you participate in the 3rd Annual SIR Foundation Virtual Balloon Auction, you'll be recognized with a personalized virtual balloon. This online fundraiser is open to everyone. You don't have to be an SIR member to donate.
You can lift IR research to even greater heights with your support today.