SIR Central (booth 327 in SIR Expo) is your go-to destination for all things SIR. Peruse the latest IR educational opportunities, publications and digital offerings, learn about your membership benefits, and charge your mobile device while flipping through the newest edition of the Case-based Review Monograph.
What does SIR Central have for you?
- Compelling Conversations seminar series
- Essential digital products and resources
- Charging stations
- Demos of ebooks and other popular products
- Information on brand-new happenings with SIR
- A chance to sit back and connect with your colleagues!
Private practice vs. academic IR
Speaker: James Silberzweig, MD, FSIR, and Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR
One of the most critical career path decisions an interventional radiologist can make involves the choice to pursue private vs. academic practice. In this Compelling Conversation, we will discuss factors that influenced our own career decisions.
Finding a semblance of work–life balance for IR
Speaker: Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR
This discussion is geared towards both men and women in IR and the various demands that are made on our time, professionally and personally. Each of us strives to be successful both at home and work; however, there are times that it can feel like a juggling act. The work-life issues that all of us struggle with at some point will be discussed.
Next big thing in IR: Your hunch
Speaker: Mehran Midia, MD
This Compelling Conversation will allow us to reflect together on innovative ideas that led to inceptions of interventional radiology and how we could use these concepts to transform our subspecialty as we move forward. This is important not only to preserve our competitive edge but also to preserve our identity!
Get with the program: Improving patient care, quality through vein center accreditation — a follow-up
Speaker: Mark Garcia, MD, FSIR, and Neil M. Khilnani, MD
Following up on last year’s discussion, “VEINS: The ugly duckling has blossomed,” Mark Garcia, MD, FSIR, and Neil M. Khilnani, MD, explore where vein center accreditation has been and what progress has been made. The discussion includes how to get involved in the accreditation process (it’s not as hard as you think!).
Finding success as a young attending physician
Speaker: Amish Patel, MD
Having learned the technical and clinical skills of our specialty, young attendings often find themselves without the professional skills needed to succeed. Often, their new practice setting is far different from where they trained and all of the rules have changed. This discussion will focus on the unique difficulties facing the young attending and the skills needed to contend with other specialties while keeping up with more senior IR colleagues.
Speaker: M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR, and Saher S. Sabri, MD
The IR Residency program requirements have been approved by ACGME. The IR Residency incorporates comprehensive education in the three key elements of this new primary specialty: imaging, image-guided procedures and patient care. There are two basic training paths: integrated and independent. The goal of this discussion is to clearly communicate the training pathways and to engage stakeholders in discussion about this exciting development.