SIR Foundation Committed to Advancing the Future of IR
The emergence of interventional radiology as a medical specialty during the past four decades has changed the face of modern medicine. Conditions and diseases that once required open surgery are now treated through minimally invasive, targeted procedures that result in less risk, less pain, shorter recovery time and better health outcomes for patients.
SIR Foundation envisions a world where this level of clinical care is the norm―where widespread recognition of IR ensures it is the first choice in image-guided therapy. Through our programs, we offer IR practitioners, manufacturers, scientists and supporters the opportunity to transform this vision into reality.
The Foundation is the premier research resource for advancing the research necessary to propel innovation, legitimize existing procedures and increasing knowledge in IR. Our programs increase the number of skilled investigators and lead to new devices, better treatments and enhanced therapies that improve patient care and quality of life.
Where Your Foundation Support Goes
Foundation grants provide research investigators, from medical students to established practitioners, with essential funding to collaborate with renowned physicians and researchers on new procedures that will become tomorrow’s standard of care―and yield an impressive 25-to-1 return on investment via acquisition of external funding.
SIR Foundation (SIRF) is a research incubator and resource provider in clinical trials, identifying research topics, organizing consensus panels and providing clinical trial planning grants to help bring more IR trials into fruition. We educate the public, providers, payers and policy-makers on the effectiveness of IR procedures through the creation of and maintenance of registries and other research efforts targeted to contributing Level 1 evidence. Medical student internships and awards attract the best and the brightest to IR, sustaining the specialty’s place in the vanguard of medicine.
Through support of our mission, you are enabling these powerful programs and you are making a difference in the lives of millions of interventional radiology patients worldwide.
Ways To Support SIR Foundation Activities
Give to the annual fund, the cornerstone of foundation operations, in the following ways:
- Give an annual fund donation
- Make a gift in honor or tribute of a colleague (coming soon)
- Support the Foundation Gala (held during the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting)
- Consider planned gift options and benefits
- Support a special focus campaign with transformational goals
Ways to Give:
- Give to the Annual Fund (online or PDF form)
- Become a Pioneer Circle Founding Donor (online or PDF form)
- By mail — please send a check, made payable to SIR Foundation, to SIR Foundation, 3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 400 N, Fairfax, VA 22033
- Establish a recurring cash gift
- Give a gift of stock
- Donate an honorarium