Opportunities for Member Input

Topic-Focused Courses

Call for Proposals

Topic-focused courses will be held live online through 2022.  The deadline for proposal submission has passed.  The process for the 2023 year will be announced in February 2022.

Committee Volunteers

Call for Committee Volunteers

The call for volunteers for the 2021-2022 committee cycle has closed.  If you have any questions, please contact the SPR office at spr@acr.org.

Questions?

Please contact the SPR office at spr@acr.org 

Honors Committee Input

Submission Deadline

The submission process
has closed.
  

You may view the panes below for additional information regarding each award.

Gold Medal

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Honorary Membership

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Pioneer Award

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Singleton-Taybi Award

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SCORCH Scholarship

SCORCH 2020 John D. Strain
Leadership Scholarship

 


Congratulations to:
Andrew T. Trout, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

 

 

Note: Dr. Trout's award will be fulfilled in 2021.  Therefore, the next call for applications will take place in 2022.

Nominating Committee

Submission Deadlines

The nomination process for the 2021-2022 Nominating Committee has now closed.

The submission process for the 2022-2023 Board Slate will open in the fall of 2021.
 

Nominations for Officers and Board Members

The responsibility of the 2020-2021 Nominating Committee is to develop the slate of leaders to stand for election to serve beginning in the 2021-2022 Society year:

  • Second Vice President (The elected member will ascend to the President role and preside over the 2025 annual meeting.)
  • Two members of the SPR Board of Directors
  • Secretary-Elect (The elected member will serve from 2021-2022, and then assume the Secretary role from 2022-2025 for both the SPR and the SPR Research and Education Foundation.)
  • One member of the SPR Research and Education Foundation Board

Review the expectations for Leaders here. Submit input via this online form.

Nominating Committee members are NOT eligible to be candidates for positions on the slate. 

The Nominating Committee roster can be viewed
here.

Nominations for the Nominating Committee

The nomination process has closed.

Consider influencing the future of the Society by running for election to the SPR Nominating Committee. Five (5) elected members will be selected by the membership to serve on the Committee. The leadership will assign the elected members to a one-, two-, or three-year term*. Each year, the responsibility of the Committee is to develop the slate of officers to be voted on by the Members. To nominate an SPR member (including yourself) to serve on the Nominating Committee (the committee that identifies the next leaders of the Society), eligible members (Active, Allied, Emeritus, and Honorary) are asked to submit this online nomination form.

 As mentioned, self-nomination is encouraged. Please keep the following in mind as you consider potential nominees:

  • Candidates from the same institution as the continuing elected Nominating Committee members (not including the chair) are NOT eligible for positions on the slate. This criterion is enforced in an effort to diversify the Nominating Committee and eliminate multiple recusals during its deliberations. *View the Nominating Committee roster here.
  • While not required, candidates with five or more years of membership in the Society are preferred. This benchmark will help compose a Nominating Committee of members with Society knowledge.
  • Candidates should be members who have not previously served on the Nominating Committee, with the exception of a member who only served during their tenure as the Chair of the SPR Board of Directors**.

*The membership will vote on a set of proposed bylaws amendments this spring. One of the amendments is to increase the Nominating Committee's size, taking it from six elected members and the chair to nine elected members and the chair. In anticipation of member approval, the Nominating Committee roster accounts for the three additional elected members and staggering terms.

**This criterion is also a forthcoming proposed bylaws amendments and included in anticipation of member approval. The goal is to ensure that the Committee has a continuous pipeline of new members, increasing member representation.

RadInfo 4 Kids

RadiologyInfo.org is a patient-information website produced by the RSNA and the ACR. It averages over one million website visits per month and contains more than 235 procedure, exam and disease descriptions. RadiologyInfo.org also contains a Children’s Imaging section, RadInfo 4 Kids.  Content for RadInfo 4 Kids is provided for kids by kids.  

Have content to share?  Download more information at: https://tinyurl.com/RadInfo4Kids to learn more. 

Ethics Committee

2021-2022 Ethics Committee

The submission process has now closed.

Issues of Interest

ACR Practice Parameter Field Review

 

Anthem Action

NCRP Statement No. 13

The NCRP Recommendations for Ending Routine Gonadal Shielding During Abdominal and Pelvic Radiography is now accessible here. (Released January 13, 2021)

NIH: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative

  On April 29, 2020, the NIH launched the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative.  For more information, access the following URL: https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/04/29/rising-to-the-covid-19-challenge-rapid-acceleration-of-diagnostics-radx/.

Regarding NIBIB and opportunities with the RADx initiative:

NIBIB expects to receive between 200-500 inquiries. translating to roughly 100 applications and, down the line, roughly five “outstanding, promising” approaches that the NIH could move to commercialize. The project is focused only on tests to diagnose Covid-19 in patients who are currently sick, not on serological tests that determine whether an individual carries antibodies that indicate they were previously infected with coronavirus.

The existing NIH-sponsored diagnostic development centers (POCTRN) will evaluate proposals and pair approved teams with experts in technology, regulatory approval, commercialization, and manufacturing to speed their progress. Proposals can use any technology to detect an active infection and will be evaluated for their likely success in improving testing performance—qualities such as speed, reliability, and accuracy—and ease of use, such as detecting the virus in saliva or exhaled breath.

This is a designated email to send inquiries which will be triaged and responded to quickly.  RADxNIBIB@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB has a webpage about RADx and other opportunities related to COVID-19: https://www.nibib.nih.gov/nibib-response-covid-19

Research Relief

Sharing information from The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research

RESEARCH RELIEF TODAY! 

Tell Congress to provide research relief for laboratories.

Congress is currently negotiating the next package to provide economic relief from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Although this will be a massive funding effort, it does not currently include relief for biomedical research facilities that were slowed or shuttered in response to the pandemic. It is imperative that you make your elected leaders aware of this omission and urge them to include support the National Institutes of Health in the forthcoming package.
 
Below is our "Take Action" button that will lead you to a recommended letter and tweet that you are encouraged to personalize with your own story of pandemic-related impacts to your research—note there are placeholders for you to insert your own story, and we certainly encourage you to do so. In addition, the Academy is working with our coalition partners and will be contacting Capitol Hill as well. See the "Learn More" tab on our Take Action page for additional documents from our partners.

Learn More

Swedish Pediatric Society Statement

SBU Report