Hands-On Workshops



For many attendees, the hands-on experience is an essential part of attending the meeting.

Each 1.5-hour session will include up to 150 attendees.




Participation will be complimentary but it is a requirement of the meeting committee that supporting businesses be registered as exhibitors.

The full policy on the inclusion of devices and corporate participation in programmatic activities can be found here.

You may preview the schedule through the form linked above; it is also available when you search “hands-on workshops” in the interactive program.



The room will be set up by SIR. We provide you with:

  • Single, cocktail-height table in a dedicated space, to host a hands-on demonstration alongside of other industry- and faculty-hosted stations

    • (Dining height may be requested through SIR below)

  • Neutral draping

  • Standard multi-outlet power strip (120V / 60Hz electricity)

Please see the catering information page for animal tissues and exhibitor service kit for any electric/AV orders over and above these provisions.

The workshops must be promotion-free. Not allowed are:

  • Company drape

  • Pop-up booths

  • Sell sheets

  • Any other branded or trademarked materials with a message or design primarily intended to compel a purchase decision

In the interest of getting these devices safely and effectively in to the clinical setting, we do allow:

  • Clinical User Guides

  • Training Instructions, Instructions For Use

  • Peer-reviewed clinical reprints [unmarked or non-highlighted]

  • FDA clinical trial data [unmarked or non-highlighted]

  • Company-provided lead generation including business cards

  • Audio-visual or multimedia presentations are also allowed but subject to certain guidelines. Please submit any presentations for content review ahead of time to SIR Corporate Relations staff at (703) 460-5575 or clopez@sirweb.org. While electricity will be provided for you, monitors, displays, computers, laptops, or other AV technology will need to be ordered by your company. You may request a location within the workshop space that will allow a display stand through contacting SIR staff; however, please understand the very tight space constrictions and that such a request is unlikely to be accommodated.


Each 1.5-hour workshop registers up to 75 attendees, but the two workshops offered in tandem will allow attendees to circulate at their own free will, for a maximum potential audience of 150 attendees. Please bring a sufficient number of non-sterile samples for every attendee to touch and deploy.

Please encourage touching - the more interactive your station, the better. We also encourage you to augment your hands-on experience with vascular models, phantoms and simulators.


The following companies offer anatomical models, simulators and services in support of experiential learning. Please feel free to consider their offerings when planning your company’s participation
in the hands-on workshops.

United Biologics, Inc.
Contact: Michael Ghebrial
Email: info@unitedbiologics.com
Office: 949-345-7490



Christian Lopez

(703) 460-5575