Hands-On Workshops



For many attendees, the hands-on experience is an essential part of attending the meeting, even pursuing multiple workshops as a practical strategy for assessing the latest products.

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


A link will be released as soon as available for you to sign your company up to support the workshops.  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 when you search “hands-on workshops” in this interactive program.



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

  • Cocktail-height table

    • (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

In the interest of getting these devices safely in the field, we do allow:

  • Clinical User Guides

  • Training Instructions and Instructions For Use

  • Peer-reviewed clinical reprints [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, laptops, or other AV technology will need to be ordered by your company.


Expect up to 150 attendees per session. Please bring a sufficient number of non-sterile samples for every attendee to deploy.

We also encourage you to augment your hands-on experience with vascular models, phantoms and simulators.



Christian Lopez

(703) 460-5575