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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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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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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Musculoskeletal interventional oncology interventions priorities identified

Matthew R. Callstrom, MD, PhD, from Mayo Clinic, led an SIR Foundation Research Consensus Panel (RCP) on Musculoskeletal Interventional Oncology Interventions in December 2018. International, multi-disciplinary experts gathered to discuss current research gaps and to prioritize the most critical topic for further development. Representatives from academia, government, and industry attended to contribute to the discussion. A prioritized research agenda will be published as a proceedings paper in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

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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.dpufRe

2018 Research Priorities

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 has announced its research priorities for 2018. 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:   

  • Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Access to IR
  • Value of IR
  • Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula Management
  • Immunotherapy
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Upcoming Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Committee webinar

SIR Foundation's Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Committee hosted a webinar on "Medical Imaging AI Research - Why Everyone Should Do It" on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Matthew Lungren, MD, PhD, a pediatric interventional radiologist, discussed basic principles, strategies, and approaches for leading a clinical AI research project.

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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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