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Foundation committees

SIR Foundation Committees

SIR members are encouraged to volunteer to serve on an SIR Foundation committee. Becoming a committee member provides you with the opportunity to grow as a physician and as a leader within the society, the foundation, and the specialty. Society and foundation committees fit all areas of expertise and interest and offer opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues and participate in leadership activities.

Development Division

The Gala Committee serves as the member voice behind the planning of the annual SIR Foundation Gala. The committee is responsible for venue and theme selection, outreach to physicians and physician groups to support the Gala through table and ticket purchases and securing silent and live auction items.

Major Gifts Task Force
Established by the SIR Foundation Board of Directors in 2015, this task force will help conceptualize and implement programs to support increased sources of sustained funding through major giving. They will aid in identification and solicitation of prospective donors with the capacity to make major gift contributions of $10,000 or more to SIR Foundation through one-time gifts, planned gifts, or a combination.


Performance and Quality Improvement Division

IR Registries 

The IR Registries Committee leads SIR Foundation's initiatives in the collection of IR quality and outcomes data. This committee oversees the development and execution of structured reports and their dissemination to SIR members, directs the activities of the SIR IR Quality registry, and maintains strong, ongoing inter-organizational relationships as appropriate to maintain the registry.

Performance and Quality Improvement
The IR Performance and Quality Improvement Committee will work directly with the SIR Performance and Quality Improvement Chair to facilitate and coordinate quality improvement programs for the SIR membership. This committee is specifically charged with working with the SIR service lines to develop new IR performance measures and thresholds and developing the specialty's PQRS reporting processes.

Standardized Reporting
The IR Standardized Reporting Committee is responsible for overseeing the development, review, approval, publication and dissemination process for procedural and post-procedural documents in interventional radiology. In addition, the committee shall oversee document revisions and updates on a regular basis. The mission of the Standardized Reporting Committee shall be the development of standardized documents and associated data collection infrastructure to support quality, safety, outcomes and registry efforts for SIR and SIR Foundation. 

Clinical Research and Grants Research 

Clinical Research and Registries Division

Clinical Research and Registries Division
The Clinical Research and Registries Division oversees and develops strategies for all SIR Foundation clinical research activities including, clinical registry development and the orchestration of research consensus panels (RCPs). This division is committed to fostering clinical researchers and increasing IR involvement in clinical research by ensuring that this division's activities advance the SIR and SIR Foundation Strategic Plan. 

Comparative Effectiveness Research 
The Comparative Effectiveness Research Committee focuses on differences in safety, effectiveness, resource utilization, health disparities, economics, and quality-of-life outcomes between different existing management or treatment options. This committee helps SIR Foundation develop the evidence base comparing IR services and procedures to their medical and surgical alternatives. 

Grants and Research Division

Grant Review
The Grant Review Committee oversees the foundation's peer review process for grant applications and administers and develops the foundation's grant programs. Members are responsible for the development and revision of grant program guidelines, assignment of grants to reviewers, and review of grant recipient reports and requests. 

Join a SIR or SIR Foundation Committee

Join a SIR or SIR Foundation Committee

Join a SIR or SIR Foundation Committee

SIR and SIR Foundation encourage members to apply to join an education or clinically-focused committee, or one of the many other committees that fit your area of expertise or interest. These committees offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise, and participate in leadership activities of the Society and SIR Foundation.