How to Start a Local IR Symposium

Symposium Cookbook

How to Start a Local Regional Interventional Radiology Symposium at Your Institution
by Shantanu Warhadpande, Bill Zhou, and Gaurav Gadodia

With IR's approval as the newest primary specialty in medicine, it is now more important than ever to expose medical students and undergraduates to the specialty and all that it has to offer. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is to host an IR Symposium. Successful IR symposiums have been organized throughout the country and have proven to be very successful in garnering interest for the specialty and educating medical students about the therapeutic potential of IR. In short, this is by far one of the best ways to 'advertise' interventional radiology.

Planning, organizing, and hosting an IR Symposium may seem like a daunting task. This is precisely why the SIR Medical Student Council has created an IR Symposium Cookbook, detailing the step-by-step process by which to go about planning such an event. Hosts of several different successful IR Symposiums were polled and their answers used to create this guide. We believe this cookbook will provide all the answers/ideas necessary to host a symposium.

It is our hope that this cookbook be disseminated widely and be used by IR departments and IR Interest Groups across the country to organize successful IR Symposiums. Good luck and please let us know if you have any questions.

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Here is a link to our IRIG Symposium survey