SPIR Organization Process and Progress
Following pre-organizational gatherings at the SIR and SPR 2007, an SPIR intake process was commenced, in order to identify individuals wishing to participate in the process going forward and to identify those eligible to elect an organizational committee to represent the group. The results of the intake process are detailed below, for those who are interested.
Female 21.9 %
31-40 35.2 %
Greater than 60 3.8%
89.5 % radiologists
6.7 % trainees
3.9 % (including nurse practitioner, physician assistant, research associate and medical physicist).
- Self reported primary practice subspecialty of self-indentified PIRs who responded to SPIR intake:
44.7 % pediatric IR is primary practice
26.6 % pediatric radiology
22.3 % adult IR
6.5 % diagnostic, pediatric or interventional neuroradiology
- Society membership:
ASITN 3.2 %
Numerous other relevant societies mentioned by participants.
Invitations to participate in the SPIR intake were sent to known PIRs from previous meetings, as well as through society mailings of the SPR and SIR, in order to remain inclusive of PIR practitioners, per consensus from previous gatherings. Attempts were made to outreach via ASPNR but a response was not recieved.105 individuals filled out the form.
For more information or to join the SPIR, see www.spir.org.
If you wish to join the email listserve for SPIR organizational discussion/information, please contact Dr. Manrita Sidhu