The Society for Pediatric Radiology is dedicated to fostering excellence in pediatric health care through imaging and image-guided care.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement
The Society for Pediatric Radiology actively promotes diversity and inclusion at all levels of training, practice and leadership for the benefit of our patients, our profession and for the Society as a whole.
We believe that every member of The Society for Pediatric Radiology should be valued and feel included. All voices should be heard.
To assure a collaborative and inclusive culture, all members should conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect all individuals, including patients and co-workers, and advocate for those unable to do so for themselves. We welcome all members and value diversity. We shall not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, ability, or experience.
While we embrace free speech and the power of open discourse and debate during our professional society meetings as well as on social media platforms, we do not condone any forms of harassment, bullying behaviors, or speech that marginalizes or attacks others. Communication and inquiry should be based upon scientific curiosity and professional respect.
By upholding this endorsed Statement of Professionalism, we promise to treat each human being with steadfast dignity, kindness, and respect so that our central mission remains focused on providing exceptional and compassionate care for all.
The Society for Pediatric Radiology is a professional membership association with just under 2,000 members. The members conduct an annual scientific meeting, topic-focused weekend courses, support the official journal, Pediatric Radiology and are official sponsors of the Image Gently Campaign and the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging. Each year, the Society's work is conducted by over 450 volunteers who serve through work on over 35 committees.
(Top: Past presidents assembled in New Orleans, 2005: (left - right) William McAlister, John O'Connor, David Kushner. Richard Towbin, Andrew Poznanski, Edward Singleton, Virgil Condon, Hooshang Taybi, Bruce Parker, Charles Gooding, Stuart Royal, David Baker, Jerry Kuhn, Eric Effman, Lionel Young, Thorne Griscom, Diane Babcock and Tom Slovis. Bottom: Past presidents assembled in Nashville, 2018 (from left to right): Brian Coley, Joanna Seibert, Jim Donaldson, Richard Barth, Richard Towbin, Neil Johnson, Marilyn Goske, Dorothy Bulas, Janet Strife, Diane Babcock, Sue Kaste and Don Frush.)