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Special events and networking opportunities

*All times, dates, and locations are subject to change.

Saturday, March 23

SIR 2024 Opening Reception
6 - 7 p.m. 
Location: Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
Don't miss out on the complimentary Opening Reception that is open to all attendees and registered guests. Enjoy this great opportunity for informal networking and relaxation with colleagues and friends. All hotels are within a short walking distance. 

Sunday, March 24

Underrepresented Minorities in IR (URM) Section Lunch
(Ticket and registration required)
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center
Join the URM Section for their 3rd annual luncheon! SIR members will get a chance to network with one another and hear from a panel of program directors.

Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) Section Lunch
(Ticket and registration required)
12 - 1 p.m. 
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center
NP and PA attendees are invited to attend the annual NP/PA Section Luncheon. Enjoy a lunch, play some trivia, and meet the other NPs and PAs from across the country, including members of the NP/PA Section’s Governing Council. 

SIR Foundation 2024 Gala
(Ticket and registration required)
6:30 - 11 p.m. 
Location: Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
Join us for a radiant evening at the SIR Foundation Gala 2024. You are invited to celebrate with us as we shine a light on the progress and the possibilities of interventional radiology research. Your presence and support bring meaningful contributions to improving lives and creating a brighter future for all. This inspirational and entertaining event brings hundreds of interventional radiologists, allied health professionals, industry leaders, and passionate philanthropists together to support radiology research. Together, we can advance the incredible potential of IR and work towards a better tomorrow. Black tie optional. Contact Laura McBride, SIR Foundation Senior Manager of Development, or (703) 460-5598, or Terrianne Zeifman, SIR Foundation, Development Director, or (703) 460-5591.

Monday, March 25

Women in IR InspIRed Lecture and Luncheon with Dr. Shikha Jain, Featured Speaker and Dr. Janice Newsome, WIR Champion Awardee
(Ticket and registration required)
12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center

Janice Newsome
Janice M. Newsome, MD, FSIR – 2024 Women in IR Champion Award recipient

Dr. Janice Newsome's academic and professional career is marked by rigorous scholarship and significant contributions to the field of interventional radiology. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, during her teenage years to advance her education. She completed an accelerated BS/MD program through the City University of New York and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Subsequently, she undertook her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical College of Virginia, culminating with a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the renowned Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. As a board-certified Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist, Dr. Newsome, a dedicated wife and mother, transitioned from almost fifteen years of private practice in Virginia to academic medicine. In 2015, she joined the Emory University School of Medicine, where her passion for teaching thrived. She has since held several leadership roles, including Emory University Midtown Hospital Site Director and IR Fellowship Associate Program Director. From 2018 to 2022, as the Chief/Division Director of Interventional Radiology at Emory and Grady Health System, she led pioneering work in treatments and educational technologies.

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Shikha Jain, MD, is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician. She is a tenured associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is the Director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation for the University of Illinois Cancer Center.  Dr. Jain is the founder and President of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Women in Medicine® and founder and chair of the Women in Medicine Summit. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of the action, advocacy, and amplification organization IMPACT. Dr. Jain was named one of Medscapes 25 Rising Stars in Medicine in 2020, one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019, and was also awarded the Rising Star award by the LEAD Oncology Conference in 2019.

SIR Fellows' Dinner 
(Invitation only)
7 - 10 p.m.
Location: Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek

Tuesday, March 26

Members' Business Meeting 
7 - 8 a.m. 
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center | Room 250 BCEF
All SIR members should plan to attend this annual business meeting on Tuesday morning. Members' opinions and concerns regarding the future of the field of interventional radiology and the future of the society may presented and discussed at this time. Please visit the members section of the SIR website,, 30 days prior to the meeting to review the agenda, or pick up a copy at the door just prior to the business meeting. SIR members only.

*All times, dates and locations subject to change.