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/Foundation and the specialty. Society/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.
The members of the Gala Committee work to obtain auction items and auction packages for the SIR Foundation Gala, and help to serve as the member voice behind the planning of the event and fundraising. Committee members also help to promote the event.
Major Gifts Task Force
Established by the SIR Foundation Board in 2015, the Task Force will help conceptualize and implement programs to support increased sources of sustained funding through major giving. The Major Gifts Task Force aids in identification and solicitation of prospective donors with capacity to make major gift contributions of $10,000 or more to SIR Foundation through one-time gifts, planned gifts, or a combination.
The purpose of the Annual Fund Committee is to lead SIR Foundation's annual fund efforts. They will help promote the case for support and ways to give, as well as serving as the member voice behind annual fund appeals and outreach.
Performance and Quality Improvement Division
The Comparative Effectiveness Committee cultivates and analyzes sources of information that compare Interventional Radiology services and procedures to their alternatives. Focus areas include: safety, effectiveness, resource utilization, health disparities, economics and quality of life. The goal of the committee is to prioritize research topics and publish findings in order to strengthen the IR knowledge base. The committee makes recommendations to the Performance and Quality Improvement Chair for improving means of collecting, coordinating, evaluating and disseminating comparative effectiveness data in IR.
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.
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 the SIR and SIR Foundation.
Clinical Research and Grants Research
Clinical Research and Registries Division
The Clinical Research and Registries Division oversees and develops strategy for all SIR Foundation clinical research activities including clinical registry development and the orchestration of research consensus panels. This division is committed to fostering clinical researchers and increasing IR involvement in clinical research by ensuring that the SIR Foundation’s clinical research and registries activities advance the SIR and SIR Foundation Strategic Plan. This division orchestrates RCPs on the topics of highest priority to SIR, fosters RCP lead investigators by providing guidance and mentoring, and proposes and develops resources for members to become involved in clinical research
Grants and Research Division
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 esponsible for the development/revision of grant program guidelines, assignment of grants to reviewers, and review of grant recipient reports and requests.
SIR and its 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.LEARN MORE