Abstract Submission for the 2010 Annual Meeting, April 13-17 in Boston, is now underway. The collection site is open and is available here.
As in past years, simply register a username and password and review the instructions for submission. Abstract Submission Deadline: October 29, 2009
Carol Rumack, MD - ACR President
Pediatric Radiologist, Carol M. Rumack, M.D., FACR is having a very good year!
Congratulations to Dr. Rumack on her election to the presidency of the ACR during the ACR’s May 2009 Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Congratulations also for receiving the American Roentgen Ray Gold Medal for Distinguished Service award at the April 2009 ARRS meeting in Boston.
Dr. Rumack is a professor of radiology and associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the ACR, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, serves on the Journal of the American College of Radiology Editorial Board, and is the founding president of the American Association of Women Radiologists. Dr. Rumack earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1969 and completed an internship in pediatrics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Rumack completed her diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
“Dr. Rumack has shown outstanding leadership in every role in which she has served within the ACR and elsewhere. She is a longtime advocate of the radiology profession and a nationally recognized expert in the field. We look forward to her continued leadership as president of the ACR,” said ACR Chief Executive Officer Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., FACR.
ABR Announces Pilot Program - Calls for Volunteers
The American Board of Radiology (ABR) announces it will offer a pilot of its new practice-profiled Maintenance of Certification examination for diagnostic radiology at the 2009 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago. The pilot administration will allow the ABR to fully evaluate critical aspects of exam readiness, including image quality and exam content, and assist in the construction of the live version, which will be offered for the first time in 2010. The purpose of the pilot is to ensure the ABR presents the best, most psychometrically valid exam possible, and the feedback of examinees is vital to this process. Read more.....
The Honors Committee, chaired by Dr. George Taylor, seeks nominations for these 2010 SPR awards:
The 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.
Click HERE to review prior recipients of the Society's honors.
Process and timeline:
July to September 24: Call for Nominations (mailings and email newsletters)
September 25: Nominations submitted to Honors Committee members
October 16 - Awardees selected by conference call(s)
October 20 - Committee Reports to Board
October 21: Awardees(s) and nominators notified, biographers determined.
The 7th Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular MR - sold out!
September 8-11, 2009
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
The 5th Advanced Course on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging September 11-13, 2009
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
The organizers of the 5th Advanced Course in Pediatric Cardiovascular MR Imaging and the 7th SPR Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular MR Imaging invite you to review the complete program and registration information for both symposia which are linked here. Registration deadlines are approaching so make your plans to attend soon!
Please direct questions and comments to Ms. Vicki Corris at email@example.com, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo.
View complete program details of the 5th Advanced Course and access registration forms by clicking here
SPR/ACR MRI of Congenital and Pediatric Cardiovascular Diseases Course
This two-and-a-half-day course is designed to optimize clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting pediatric cardiac MR examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Participants use workstations with the same vendor software as in their own practice and have access to over 100 congenital and pediatric cardiovascular MR cases. Pre- and post-operative cases will be available for review. Post-processing techniques will be emphasized. The course also covers technical considerations for obtaining optimal examinations for interpretation.
Dr. Alan Schlesinger, SPR Historian, reminds members: when spring cleaning your offices, attics and basements: if you have meeting programs or newsletters from the 1960's, 70's and 80's, don't discard. Contact Dr. Schlesinger first.
We are building the SPR archive and would appreciate your help.