2018 IR-in-Training Case Conference and Annual Meeting Competition 

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The submission deadline is Monday, November 13th, 2017 by 5PM EST.


The Society of Interventional Radiology Resident, Fellow, & Student (RFS) Section collects interesting cases on an annual basis. The purpose of collecting these cases is to: 

     - Encourage interest in IR by selecting three cases for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The winner will be selected by a panel of prominent IR attendings. 

     - To provide educational resources to all SIR In-Training members by publishing cases to the RFS webpage: http://rfs.sirweb.org. SIR RFS Figure 1 account, and Facebook.

Case submissions are open to any and all medical students, residents, and fellows in-training planning on pursuing a career as an interventional radiologist.

Guidelines for Submission

Clinical case submissions will be uploaded with the form below. All submissions must be received by Monday, November 13th, 2017 by 5PM EST.

The case you submit must be original work and not previously published. You may submit more than one case to the case competition.

When preparing your submission:

    - Please use a predesigned Microsoft PowerPoint template: 


There is no slide number limit, however keep in mind that if selected for oral presentation, you will be limited to a 10 minute presentation. 

     - Each case should include at least one attending who has reviewed your case.

     - Please annotate relevant imaging findings on your images.

     - To make the presentation interactive, you are highly encouraged to include several multiple choice questions with answers during the presentation. We encourage you to look at examples of presentations on the SIR RFS webpage: http://rfs.sirweb.org/wordpressnstall/clinical-education/case-of-the-month/

      - Please see last year's finalists presented during the annual meeting:


1. http://rfs.sirweb.org/2017/05/01/aortocoronary-saphenous-vein-graft-pseudoaneurysm-presenting-as-an-anterior-mediastinal-mass-april-2017/

2. http://rfs.sirweb.org/2017/05/10/thick-and-thin-may-2017-2-of-3/

3. http://rfs.sirweb.org/2017/05/20/endolymphatic-thoracic-duct-stent-grafting-for-recurrent-idiopathic-chylothorax-may-2017-3-of-3/

     - If you are using videos in your presentation, also provide backup fixed images, in addition to the video file. 

     - Please include references or further reading in a conclusion slide(s). If selected for online publication, the presentation will be converted into an interactive pdf format (please visit http://rfs.sirweb.org/wordpressnstall/clinical-education/case-of-the-month/ for examples).  

There is no size limit. If you are unable to upload your complete presentation below (20MB limit), email your additional slides/files to dmaldow1@gmail.com after submitting this form, making sure to reference your case submission.  

Criteria for Selection

The submitted power points will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Case history is clearly defined.
  • Clinical labs and radiology used are clearly explained.  Any unusual test performed include the laboratory's ranges of normal values.
  • Significance of the problem under investigation and rationale for reporting the case is clearly indicated. Uniqueness of the case study is clearly explained.
  • Clear explanation as to why the intervention was chosen.
  • Clear explanation of the intervention.
  • Discussion of follow-up plans.
  • Teaching points are clearly defined.
  • Discussion of the literature supporting the intervention.

Presentation and Media Title

Please make sure to title your files appropriately before submission:

Powerpoint Presentation File Naming: 

First name_Last name_First three words from the title of your presentation.pptx
Example: John_Smith_esophageal variceal bleed.pptx 

Additional Media File Naming (only if you have videos/other files that cannot be embedded into the powerpoint presentation) Please send additional files (video/image) files to dmaldow1@gmail.com:

First name_Last name_First three words from the title of your presentation_slide number where the media is placed.extension
Example: John_Smith_esophageal variceal bleed_slide3.jpg

Selection Process

Evaluation of submissions for oral presentation will be based on quality, clarity, relevance and educational value for the audience. Do not forget to include the initial consultation and clinical workup, peri-operative management, and post-intervention follow-up (or reasons why follow-up is not available). 


All authors whose submissions are accepted for oral presentation will receive an official invitation from the IR-in-Training Program Planning Committee to present their case during the SIR Annual Meeting Case Competition. Four cases will be selected for oral presentation. All applicants will be notified of their invitation for oral presentation or not, by January 6, 2017.

All authors/submissions not accepted for oral presentation will still be considered for online publication. 


Please be advised that if you are selected as one of the four cases for oral presentation, you will be responsible to pay for your own registration to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting.

All SIR Members-in-Training can register for the Annual Scientific Meeting for a discounted rate as one of your membership benefits. If you are not currently a member of SIR, registration and annual dues information can be found here: https://sir.personifycloud.com/personifyebusiness/Membership/In-TrainingMemberJoin.aspx

* Contact the SIR membership department for membership information membership@sirweb.org. 

To register for the 2018 SIR Annual Meeting: http://www.sirmeeting.org/


The best-case winner and runner-ups will receive an award. The best-case winner will receive a $200 Visa Gift Card and a copy of the SIR 2018 Digital Video Library. The three runner-up winners will each received a copy of the SIR 2018 Digital Video Library.


Deadline for Submission: Monday, November 13th, 2016 by 5PM EST

Questions? Contact sirrfs@gmail.com for more information.


Applicant Information

Upload Files

Please use the link below to upload your files.  Please make sure to name your files appropriately before submission. Your file must be in Microsoft PowerPoint format using the premade template as a basis. Total upload size cannot exceed 20MB. If your presentation exceeds the file size limit, submit at least your introductory slides, and email dmaldow1@gmail.com with additional slides/files, as well as instructions to finalize your presentation.

Powerpoint Presentation File Naming: 

First name_Last name_First three words from the title of your presentation.pptx

Example: John_Smith_esophageal variceal bleed.pptx 

Additional Media File Naming (if you have videos/other files that cannot be uploaded along with the powerpoint presentation): 

First name_Last name_First three words from the title of your presentation_slide number where the media is placed.extension

Example: John_Smith_esophageal variceal bleed_slide3.jpg

Financial Disclosure

Statement of Purpose
As an educational provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Society of Interventional Radiology must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its individually sponsored educational activities. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker or committee member with a financial or other relationship from participating in an educational activity; rather the intent is to provide planners and learners with information on which they can make their own judgments, and to help SIR manage any conflicts of interest that may arise. It remains for the audience to determine whether the participant’s interests or relationships may influence the activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

Financial Disclosure Requirement
The ACCME requires faculty disclosure of all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that create a conflict of interest occurring within the 12 months preceding the educational activity. Faculty must also report that no relevant financial relationship(s) exists, if applicable.

Definition of Financial Relationship
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual, or the individual’s spouse or partner, benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.

Contracted research includes research funding where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the person is the principal or named investigator on the grant.

Definition of a Commercial Interest
The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. 

Exceptions within the context of this definition and limitation include providers of clinical services directly to patients (i.e., hospitals and group medical practices), government organizations, non-health care related companies, health insurance providers and 501c non-profit organizations.

Definition of Conflict of Interest
The ACCME considers financial relationships to create actual conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. The ACCME considers “content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest” to include content about specific agents/devices, but not necessarily about the class of agents/devices, and not necessarily content about the whole disease class in which those agents/devises are used.

Resolving Conflicts of Interest
All financial disclosures will be reviewed by SIR to identify conflicts of interest. Anyone who discloses a financial relationship with a commercial interest will be contacted by the society to resolve the conflict.

Availability to Learners
Your disclosure information will be made available to all learners. If there is a change in relevant financial relationships between the time of your disclosure and the educational activity, it is your responsibility to provide this information to SIR and to announce the change prior to your presentation.

To strengthen the society’s disclosure policy, please provide a disclosure slide at the beginning of your presentation indicating your relationship, even if one does not exist.


If you answer "Yes," a box will appear for you to enter financial disclosure details. Please select the appropriate Relationship from the drop down menu and enter the corresponding Company Name in the box. If you have more than one relationship to disclose, please select the "Add another response" link as many times as needed.

Relationship & Company Name

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Speaker Agreement

This form serves two principal purposes: 1) to give the Society of Interventional Radiology the non-exclusive right to audio- and videotape your presentation and use and/or sell the recording and accompanying handouts and other presentation materials (such as PowerPoint slides) in any manner on a royalty-free basis following the presentation; and 2) to assure the Society that your presentation and accompanying materials are your own original work, that you have obtained any necessary copyright permissions, that the work does not infringe anyone else’s copyrights and is not defamatory, that you have the full right and ability to make this license, and that you agree to hold the Society harmless from any lawsuits resulting from the inaccuracy or breach of these assurances.

Please note that this agreement is merely a non-exclusive license, giving us permission to use your written and spoken words following the presentation; it does not in any way transfer ownership of this intellectual property to us and does not in any way restrict your ability to use or profit from the intellectual property in the future. Thank you in advance for your valuable contribution.

Consent to Record



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HIPAA & IRB Compliance

Final Review

Please review all information before submitting.  You will not be allowed to make any additional changes.

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