After three years of service in this role, Dr. Diane Babcock has announced her wish to step down from the position of web editor. The Board thanks Dr. Babcock for her exemplary service and calls for interested candidates for the position from the membership.
The role involves developing a vision for the SPR website content with a goal serving the needs of the members, the medical public and the public (patients and their parents). The staff serves as auxiliary editors, updating and maintaining routine content and communicating with the host company to arrange functional changes.
The web editor is encouraged to use the Society's committees as resources and may wish to develop an editorial committee to assist. Dr. Babcock welcomes your inquiries about the role. You may contact Dr. Babcock at email@example.com.
Application packets should be submitted to the Search Committee by September 1, 2007. The complete application includes:
Letter describing vision for website
Support letter from one SPR Active member
Submit by September 1, 2007 to:
SPR Web editor Search Committee c/o Jennifer Boylan 1006 Sir Barton Court Naperville, IL 60540
The abstract deadline for the 2008 meeting has been established - November 21, 2007. The abstract collection site will go live within the next week. Watch for the separate announcement email.
SPR President, Dr. Marta Hernanz-Schulman, is pleased to note that the deadline is approximately one month later than prior years. She adds: "the deadline has always been set to meet publisher production schedules so I'm grateful to Springer for their willingness to work with SPR to arrange the later date."
Dr. Hernanz-Schulman expressed the hope that the later date will increase submissions from this year's fellows.
The two- day Advanced Course will review utilization of MR for heart disease in children and will consist of didactic lectures and free communication sessions.The course is designed for those who are experienced in cardiovascular MR. Registration deadline is August 31, 2007.
The SPR International Outreach Committee, chaired by Dr. Sarah Chilton, calls for SPR members to participate in a pilot outreach program - a new voluntary consulting project.
The Committee has established a relationship with the Ankgor Children's Hospital in Cambodia. When an Angkor radiology staff member wishes to discuss a case, he will upload the case to mypacs.net and a message will be sent to the new SPR Volunteer list serv inviting them to view the uploaded images (through the provided link) and comment.
If this pilot program is successful, the committee will broaden the scope of the outreach to other institutions.
President, Dr. Marta Hernanz-Schulman, Board Chair, Dr. Marilyn Goske and Society Secretary, Dr. Brian Coley have finalized 2007-2008 committee rosters. New rosters are posted the website, under "About the Society."
Because there are many dedicated and deserving members of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, one of the highlights of the annual meeting is recognizing their contributions. The Honors Committee, chaired by Dr. David Kushner, seeks nominations for these 2008 awards:
Gold medal is awarded to a member of SPR who has made outstanding contributions to the care of children, to pediatric radiology, and to our society.
Honorary membership is conferred on any individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of children through scientific innovations which impact pediatric radiology. Usually, this is a person not otherwise eligible for membership in the society.
The Presidential Recognition Award is given to a person, usually a member, whom the Society desires to recognize for his/her exemplary service to our society.
The Singleton-Taybi Award is given in honor of Edward Singleton and in memory of Hooshang Taybi in recognition of their personal commitment to the educational goals of the SPR. Initiated in 2006, the Award is presented annually to a senior member of the SPR whose professional lifetime dedication to the education of medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues has brought honor to him/her and to the discipline of pediatric radiology.
Visit the website HERE to review prior recipients of the Society's honors.
PROCESS AND TIMELINE:
August to September 22: Call for Nominations - (email nomination materials to Jennifer Boylan firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 25: Nominations submitted to Honors Committee members
October 16 - Awardees selected by conference call(s)
~ October 20 - Committee Reports to Board
November 1 - Awardees(s) and nominators notified
December 18 - Biographical material and digital photographs due to office for submission to Springer for printed program.
On behalf of the SPR Research and Education Foundation, Dr. M. Ines Boechat, calls for applications to the following programs:
Seed grant funding. The deadline is October 15 for funding decisions to be made by December 1 and funding to begin as early as January 1, 2008. The Seed Grant is designed to assist investigators in defining objectives and testing hypotheses before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations or government agencies. Any area of radiology-related research is acceptable.
Amount: One-year grant of $10,000 or less to support a specific research project. No salary support will be provided.
Jack Haller Award for Excellence in Teaching - Nominations due October 30. This award is granted yearly to that individual who has demonstrated the outstanding ability to educate and inspire trainees (medical students, residents, and fellows.) To nominate an individual for this award: Submit complete application packet by email to JBoylan@acr.org by October 30, 2007. Application Packet includes:
One letter of support from a past trainee
One letter of support from a current trainee
Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education - Applications due November 1. This fellowship is designed to subsidize the expenses of one Pediatric Radiologist per year who practices outside of North America to attend the SPR annual meeting.
Award specifications: Pediatric Radiologists who reside and practice outside of North America, who seek to attend the 2008 SPR Annual Meeting for the purpose of education, and are in need of financial support to do so, are eligible candidates for the Patriquin Fellowship.
Application Process: The Fellowship application and award deadline is November 1. The applicant shall submit a copy of the CV and a personal statement. personal statement should address why attending the SPR meeting would be beneficial, professionally and personally.
The applications process will be administered by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. The Fellowship awardee will be chosen by the Board of the R&E Foundation at their meeting in late November.
Letter and CV should be submitted by email to email@example.com. If mailed, it should be submitted to the address below and received by the deadline:
Heidi Patriquin International Fellowship for Education The SPR Research and Education Foundation 1891 Preston White Drive Reston, VA 20191