SIR Introduction to Research Online Program (ITROP) Registration Form
On behalf of the Resident, Fellow and Student Section of the Society of Interventional Radiology, thank you for your interest in the Introduction to Research Online Program (SIR-ITROP). This course is intended for students and trainees at all levels who wish to strengthen their foundation in IR research.

Please review the 10-module schedule below. Each online session will be held on GoToWebinar at 8:00 PM EST on the specified Sunday evening and will last approximately one hour. Presenters will be announced at the end of registration and include prolific researchers in the field as well as members of the SIR Executive Council.

January 14, 2018: Introduction to IR Research / Formulating a Research Question
January 21, 2018: Ethical Issues and the IRB Process
February 4, 2018: Biostatistics / Study Design and Methodology
February 18, 2018: Case Reports and Observational Studies
March 4, 2018: Retrospective and Prospective Studies
March 25, 2018: Clinical Trials / Interpreting Trial Data
April 8, 2018: Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis
April 22, 2018: Basics of Academic Writing and Editing
May 6, 2018: Research Publication Process: Submission, Peer Review and Editorial Decisions
May 20, 2018: Mentorship and Grants

The following items are required for successful completion of ITROP:

1. Live attendance at 7 of 10 modules on GoToWebinar
A) Recorded sessions will be available for registrants through the course platform and should be completed if a live session is missed. However, at least 7 must be completed live at the specified session date and time.
B) For the optimal course experience we strongly encourage live attendance at all modules.

2. Review of pre-module journal articles - selected by module presenter and provided to participants on the ITROP course platform.

3. Completion of all pre and post module quizzes and surveys (short).

If the requirements above are met, you will be formally recognized by The Society of Interventional Radiology RFS Section as having successfully completed the course and a Certificate of Completion will be provided. This may also be added to your Curriculum Vitae and can be verified through the RFS.

The primary goal of SIR-ITROP is to maximize student and IR trainee ability to interpret high-impact literature and become comfortable with the process of taking an idea through the steps to publication. We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity. For questions related to the course, please email

To register for the course, please fill out the form below:

Last Name *
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First Name *
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Email *
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Institution *
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Level of Training *
Are you a member of SIR? (SIR membership is free for medical students and $50 for residents/fellows if you are interested.) *
Are you a committee member of the SIR Medical Student Council (MSC) or Resident & Fellow Section (RFS)? (application cycle for MSC will open in March 2018 for interested students) *
How important do you consider research in IR? (1 not important to 5 very important) *
At the present time, how confident do you feel in your ability to carry out and lead a research project from start to finish? (1 not confident to 5 very confident) *
Have you been involved in IR research? *
What do you expect to accomplish at the end of this course? (less than 250 words) *
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