SPR 2010 - Please come to Boston for the springtime.....(so the song goes)
Imaging Challenges and Clinical Perspectives in Pediatric Radiology
April 13-14, 2010
April 14-17, 2010
The abstract review committee is working; decisions will be communicated in mid-December.
Hotel reservations may be made by phoning the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers directly at (617) 426-2000 or (800) 225-2008 or via the group website.
The meeting brochure will be mailed in December and will include complete information on registering to attend. The online meeting registration site will open December 2009.
We look forward to seeing you at the annual SPR Member Reception at RSNA! - The Location is in the conference center of the Hyatt McCormick Place Complex.
Bring your fellows, residents and medical students to meet your friends and colleagues. Trainees are (very) welcome guests!
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Access and download the RSNA 2009 Pediatric Content Brochure here. Thanks to RSNA for providing the link.
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SPR is organizing the booth for the Image Gently campaign at RSNA again this year. We are calling for volunteers who have an hour (or two) to staff the booth. It is especially important for pediatric radiologists to show their support for this important initiative. This year the booth will feature the Step Lightly IR phase of the campaign
Contact Jennifer Boylan at firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability. Thanks!
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A new course offered at RSNA 2009, “Radiology and the Family Physician,” explains what family physicians need from radiologists. SPR Board Chair and member of the RSNA Public Information Committee, Dr. M. Ines Boechat comments:
"In an era of patient safety initiatives, healthcare reform and new patient care models, it is critical that pediatric radiologists and family physicians can work in tandem to improve their patients’ care. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to enhance communications with our family physician colleagues."
The RSNA Public Information Committee and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) developed this course, “Radiology and the Family Physician,” to help Radiologists understand the imaging needs of a Family Physician and learn how to encourage and develop a positive relationship with one of the most important specialty-referring physicians in medicine.
The new course will include:
- What Radiologists can expect from Family Physicians
- What Family Physicians need from Radiologists as the specialists in medical imaging
- The concept of the "Patient-centered Medical Home” (PCMH) model
- How Radiologists and Family Physicians can improve communications and work more effectively to enhance patient care
- Opportunities for Radiologists to improve and expand interactions with Family Physicians
"Radiology and the Family Physician" (RC216) will be held on Monday, November 30, 2009, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Visit http://RSNA.org/register to register for RC216 and all other RSNA 2009 courses.
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SPR goes Green - Pay dues/make donations online
Want to save a tree and pay your 2010 dues? Click HERE to access the secure online dues payment page.
Individual emails were sent to members on October 7 providing Member types and Member ID numbers. If you did not receive this email and you would like to pay your dues online or make a donation to the SPR Research and Education Foundation, simply go to the secure payment site HERE. Member ID numbers are not required to use the site.
Dues invoices will be mailed in mid-November for those who prefer that method of payment. Your questions are welcome. Write to email@example.com.
ALARA Volunteer Opportunity
Willing to speak to medical students about radiation dose in pediatric imaging? Dr. Tom Slovis makes it easy: he has prepared a presentation for members to use.
Dr. Slovis is coordinating the effort with the goal of identifying an SPR volunteer for every medical school in the US and Canada. Simply contact us and we'll let you know who to contact to arrange your talk.
Review the teaching materials now by visiting the Members Resources page on the SPR website and scrolling down to Opportunties - Get Involved!
PQI Project on Radiation Safety
Dr. Marilyn Goske, funded by a grant from the SPR REF, has created a PQI program for radiologists entitled: A Practice Quality Improvement (PQI)Program in Computed Tomography (CT) Scans in Children. This program is available from the front pages of both the image gently and SPR websites and can be accessed directly HERE.
Access to Restricted Content
Look to the Member Resources page online for passwords to online content reserved for members. Need access to your website password? New online security measures resulted in staff not having access to this information. Click on the link "Forgot my Password."
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- International Educational Opportunity
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces a new educational program for international physicians. The goal of the program, made possible by Dr. Soroosh Mahboubi, is to develop teachers and educational leaders in Pediatric Radiology who can effectively share their knowledge with their radiology community upon return to their homeland.
The program will fund individuals in Pediatric Radiology (or related research disciplines) outside of the USA who are seeking an opportunity to advance their expertise in Pediatric Radiology and related clinical research in the Department of Radiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The award will fund recipient’s expenses for 2 months.
For more details about the program click here.
- 11th annual Transcranial Doppler Course for Sickle Cell Disease evaluation.
July 15-18, 2010
Presented at Kiawah Island Resort near Charleston, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina Office of Continuing Medical Education 843-876-1925
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