Opportunities for Member Input


SCORCH Scholarship

SCORCH John D. Strain Leadership Scholarship

  • The Specifics: Click here
  • Online Submission (must be completed in one sitting)
  • The Timeline:
    • ​February 2020 - Call for Applications
    • March 31, 2020 - Applications Due
    • Week of June 1st - Notification Letters Sent

Issues of Interest

ACR Practice Parameter Field Review


Anthem Action

Call for Survey Responses

Periodically members of the Society as well as non-members seek to obtain the opinions, insight and expertise of the SPR membership.  If available, please review the survey(s) below and answer as you see fit.  Your participation is appreciated. 

FDA Requests Public Comment

The FDA is announcing a public workshop entitled “Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Imaging,” will be held February 25-26, 2020. This workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback to the FDA on the following topics:

  • Emerging applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in radiological imaging, including devices intended to automate the diagnostic radiology workflow and enable guided image acquisition;
  • Benefits and risks associated with using AI in radiological imaging; and
  • Best practices for the validation of AI-automated radiological imaging software and image acquisition devices to assess safety and effectiveness.

The Docket FDA-2019-N-5592 for the Public Workshop – Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Imaging is now open through March 26, 2020 to the public for commenting.  

Access the Docket here.  


NIH Requests Public Comment

NIH Requests Public Comment on Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance

The NIH released a Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and supplemental draft guidance for public comment.  The purpose of this draft policy and supplemental draft guidance is to promote effective and efficient data management and sharing that furthers NIH’s commitment to making the results and accomplishments of the research it funds and conducts available to the public.

Complete information about the draft policy and draft supplemental guidance can be found on the NIH OSP website

Stakeholder feedback is essential to ensure that the Draft Policy maximizes responsible data sharing, minimizes burden on researchers, and protects the privacy of research participants.  Stakeholders are invited to comment on any or all aspects of the Draft Policy, the supplemental draft guidance, or other considerations relevant to the Draft Policy proposal that NIH should consider.  To facilitate commenting, NIH has established a comment form that can be accessed at: https://osp.od.nih.gov/draft-data-sharing-and-management

Deadline for input: January 10, 2020

NIH will be hosting a webinar on the draft policy in early December. Details to follow. Questions may be sent to SciencePolicy@mail.nih.gov.

Swedish Pediatric Society Statement

SBU Report

Nominating Committee

Submission Deadlines

The submission process for nominations for the Officers and Board Members has passed.

TBA - Nominations for 2020-2021 Nominating Committee Members Due

View the applicable pane below for more information. 

Nominations for Officers and Board Members

Submissions are due Friday, October 25, 2019

The responsibility of the 2019-2020 Nominating Committee is to develop the slate of leaders to stand for election to serve beginning in the 2020-2021 Society year:

  • Second Vice President (Who will ascend to SPR Presidency, presiding over the 2024 Annual Meeting.  This person will also serve a three-year term as the SPR REF President.)
  • Two members of the Board of Directors
  • Treasurer-Elect (who will serve from 2020-2021, and then assume to the Treasurer role from 2021-2024)
  • 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

Nominations for the Nominating Committee

Consider influencing the future of the Society by running for election to the 2020-2021 SPR Nominating Committee. 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. View the Nominating Committee. This criterion is being enforced in an effort to diversify the Nominating Committee and eliminate multiple recusals during its deliberations.

Nominations are due
March 31, 2020

Ethics Committee

2020-2021 Ethics Committee

One (1) elected member will be selected by you, the members, to serve a two-year term. Learn more about the Ethics Committee and its responsibilities here. To view the current Ethics Committee roster, click here. Nominations should be submitted via the online nomination form. Self-nomination for committee service is not only permitted but encouraged. As you ponder whom to put forward for consideration, please note:

  • Dr. Michael Callahan's first term will conclude May 31, 2020. He is eligible for consideration for re-election, if nominated.

  • Members of the SPR Board of Directors and Judiciary Committee are not eligible to serve. Exception: Dr. Beth Kline-Fath's and Dr. Josée Dubois' Board terms will conclude May 31, 2020. They are eligible to stand for consideration.

Nominations are due
March 31, 2020

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.