Hands-On Workshops



For many, the hands-on experience is the quintessential reason for attending SIR.

Each session is a focused encounter between those bringing devices to market and those who will deploy them with patients. Attendees come to see, touch and ask pointed questions about the newest – or most essential – tools available in minimally invasive medicine. Organized by product category, workshops allow users to determine which tool is best suited for what circumstance.

To sign your company up to participate in the workshop program, please follow this link.


SIR 2018 Hands-On Workshop Application for Industry

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NB. This form can only be used for joining the industry-led HOW workshops. For faculty-led APT workshops (and other special “one-off” sessions), your company will be contacted for specific product requests.



Companies that wish to plan their participation must use the form linked above to detail their demonstration and agree to the terms of commercial support of our hands-on workshops.

Personnel from manufacturers are given a 6-foot table at each session, alongside of teams from other manufacturers. Please notify us as soon as possible if this will be inadequate to display your demonstration.

Each session has a capped attendance of 70, but attendees from the adjacent workshop will be encouraged to circulate between the two, meaning the audience could number up to 140.  (Note the coils/plugs/embolics workshop is already a combined session at 140 max attendees.)

The workshops are fundamentally interactive. Attendees come looking for samples of actual products or detailed simulations in step with their medical training, with enough quantity available for all to touch and explore. Audio-visual presentations are discouraged (some may even be disallowed per guidelines) – please submit any AV presentations for content review ahead of time. Contact SIR Corporate Relations staff at (703) 460-5575 or clopez@sirweb.org.

The room will be set up by SIR. We provide a table, neutral draping, electricity and food items to be used as tissue phantoms (e.g. turkey breast). When submitting your company’s form, please describe your setup needs thoroughly so that we can anticipate as much as possible or direct you to meet any of your own needs that we cannot.

No branded or trademarked materials whatsoever are allowed in the room. What is allowed are Clinical User Guides, Training Instructions, peer-review clinical reprints (unmarked or non-highlighted) or company-provided lead generation.

At SIR 2019 Austin, sessions available for industry sign-up include the following:


Sunday, March 18

3:00 PM-4:30 PM – Catheters, crossing devices, closure devices (HOW)

3:00 PM-4:30 PM – Microcatheters and microwires (HOW)


Monday, March 19

8:00 AM-9:30 AM – Digital aids: PACS, surgical navigation, 3D/augmented reality, dosimetry (HOW)

3:00 PM-4:30 PM – Ablation and non-vascular devices (HOW)

3:00 PM-4:30 PM – Atherectomy and thrombectomy (HOW)


Tuesday, March 20

8:00 AM-9:30 AM – Residents, Fellows, Medical Students section: Crossing devices & ablation (HOW)

3:00 PM-4:30 PM – Coils, plugs and embolics – liquids, spheres, particles (HOW)


Wednesday, March 21

8:00 AM-9:30 AM – IVC filters (HOW)


SIR greatly appreciates the participation of all companies that support and strengthen the practice of interventional radiology with their innovative products. We look forward to seeing you join our hands-on program so that our practicing professionals have the chance to review your technologies and ideas and ultimately improve their own clinical practice!

For any questions, please contact SIR Corporate Relations staff at (703) 460-5575 or clopez@sirweb.org.