Why join the BSIR?

The British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) was founded in 1988 to provide a focus for the professional interests and activities of medical practitioners in this specialist field.

This (non-profit making) association comprises radiologists, physicians and other scientists interested in interventional radiology and cardiovascular imaging techniques.  The aims and objectives of the society are the advancement of education in interventional radiology, and the provision of further facilities for education and research in interventional radiology.

BSIR works closely with other professional organisations which have complementary interests.  There are BSIR representatives on the governing bodies of many of these to ensure that the interests of BSIR members are taken into account when formulating policy and future plans.


The objectives of the British Society of Interventional Radiology are the advancement of education in interventional radiology and assisting in the provision for further facilities for education and research in interventional radiology.

In furtherance of these objectives the Society may:

Foster relationships between all those engaged in and associated with interventional radiology

Engage in fundraising and other activities in support of educational activities in interventional radiology

Be a non-profit making educational society

Organise meetings and provide an exchange of scientific information

Full membership of the society is open to medical practitioners who have an interest in the practice of interventional radiology.

Full members of BSIR who have paid their annual subscription have the following privileges:

The right to attend and address general meetings of the society, and to vote and hold office in the society
Automatically become members of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), with the rights and privileges of full members of CIRSE
Receive six annual issues of "Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology" Journal
Reduced charges to attend the annual BSIR and CIRSE scientific conferences
Receive free issues of the BSIR and CIRSE newsletters
Website access to Members' Area

How to Join

One existing BSIR member must sponsor applications from prospective members.  If you have any difficulty finding a suitable sponsor, please contact the Society Administrator  office@bsir.org

Other grades of membership, with different rights and privileges, are available.