The Program Committee has completed its review of the scientific papers and posters and acceptances will be sent this week. There was a significant increase in the number of submissions for the 2007 meeting and the committee members were extremely pleased with the quality of the material to be presented this year.
Online meeting registration for SPR 2007 will open December 1. If you wish to register prior to December 1, you may do so by using the printed form found in the meeting brochure, or, read the printed brochure at your leisure and take advantage of on line registration in December. We will remind you when online registration opens.
Look for the invitation to encourage your department's pediatric radiology nurses to attend. An organizational meeting is planned for Miami.
SPR's MR Urography Course - In the meantime, online registration for SPR's MR Urography course - February 24- 25, 2007 - is open and available from the home page or meeting page of the SPR website. This course was organized by SPR member, Dr. Damien Grattan Smith and includes faculty from multiple disciplines.
SPR at RSNA
Monday, November 27 at RSNA is a BIG day for SPR members and pediatric radiology. Plan to attend the Special Focus Session - Pediatric Diagnosis: Battle of the Stars. The session is organized by Dr. Lane Donnelly and will be held Monday at 4:30 - 6 PM in room E450A of McCormick Place.
Immediately following the cataclysmic Battle of the Stars plan to attend the festive SPR Member reception. New this year: the reception will be in the Hyatt attached to McCormick Place. Room CC10AB - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
SPR President, Dr. Marilyn Goske and SPR Historian, Dr. Alan Schlesinger, are creating a video to be unveiled at the Societyâ€™s 50th meeting in 2007. Portions of this Anniversary video will be created at the Member reception. Be a part of it!
RSNA is the grand meeting place for radiology. If you are looking for a job or seeking to fill a position, review the SPR online Career Center and make connections at RSNA. At the time this is written, there are 45 separate postings online.
SPR Research and Education Foundation News
Donors to the SPR Research and Education Foundation will now be acknowledged on the website throughout the year. Check the Foundation page for the growing list of supporters.
Plans have begun for the Campaign for Children Art Show and Auction in Miami. Don't dismiss what you can contribute - we love seeing what you do. (For example, two staff members are knitting!) Contact Dr. Jane McMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jennifer Boylan (email@example.com) with your ideas.
The Regional Pediatric Radiology Societies have announced their 2007 meeting plans. Visit the Meeting page of the SPR website for links to more details on these meetings.
Pacific Coast Pediatric Radiology Association, Jana Fahmy, MD, Chair August 2-5, 2007 - Edgewater Hotel, Seattle, Washington.
Southern Pediatric Radiology Society , Sharon Stein, MD, President September 7-9, 2007 - Annapolis, Maryland
Midwest Society for Pediatric Radiology, Lane F. Donnelly, MD, President September 28-30, 2007- Cincinnati, Ohio
Important information for SPR members who are also ACR members: Because the ACR's attorneys represent the College rather than individual members and because they are not licensed in all 50 states, their guidance to members who request assistance can only be general. In light of this, one of the services provided by ACR's Legal Department is a state attorney referral service. The College has compiled a list of attorneys in each state that can assist ACR members with:
Review of contracts or medical staff bylaws
Consultation regarding business ventures
Clarification of state laws and regulations
Compilation of the State Attorney Referral List began several years ago and the ACR's Legal department is taking steps to update and expand the list. They seek your input regarding attorneys in your state who have experience working with radiologists or radiation oncologists either in contract review, business issues, medical staff issues, fraud and abuse, credentialing, peer review, liability, or other legal matters or concerns. To recommend an attorney or law firm, please contact Leisa Good at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (800) 227-5463, ext 4557.
Finally, as the holidays approach, "let your fingers do the shopping" in the Member Mall on the SPR website. Familiar merchants you (probably) already frequent are found there. Buying via the SPR website earns a small commission for the Foundation.
We look forward to seeing many of you in Chicago at the Member Reception. For those of you who will stay home, our best wishes for a wonderful holiday.
Dorothy Bulas, MD, Secretary Brian Coley, MD, Secretary-Elect
The Society for Pediatric Radiology is dedicated to fostering excellence in pediatric health care through imaging and image-guided care.
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