The Nominating Committee calls for input from the membership in identifying candidates for the slate of Officers and Board members to be presented to the membership by ballot in the spring. The positions that will appear on the ballot are:
- 2nd Vice President (who will ascend to the Presidency in 2017)
- Two members of the Board of Directors
- One member of the SPR Research and Education Foundation Board
Review the guidelines/expectations for Society leaders HERE
Please send your nominations to Dr. Don Frush, Chair, Nominating Committee c/o the SPR office by October 31, 2012.
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2013 Dues Invoices Online Payment Site
Emailed 2013 dues invoices were sent on 10/11/12. Click HERE to directly access the secure site for dues payments and Research and Education Foundation donations. Emeritus, Honorary and Training members are also invited to use the arrange for their journal subscriptions.
Help us save trees, postage, and staff time by paying your 2013 dues promptly. Thank you!
Read the latest issue of "Small World," the newsletter of the WFPI here.
As reported last month, SPR is a founding member of the new World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI). WFPI's strategy will be to form relationships with existing outreach efforts by offering pediatric radiology expertise.
Dr. Ines Boechat, WFPI President, and Dr. Savvas Andronikou, WFPI Outreach Committee chair, tell us that WFPI is already plugged into the demand: a few early volunteers have been enlisted onto the Swinfen platform and are reading for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). These pioneer readers have also been telereading for Khyalitsha Hospital, South Africa.
This new Ministry of Health Hospital (32 ped beds, 12 neonate beds, 10 KMC beds and 6 short-stay ped beds) hosts new digital equipment but has no operational PACS system in place yet for telereading elsewhere and offers no on-site radiologists. A sustainable government system will be introduced but in the interim a joint South African Pediatric Imaging Society/WFPI team has been providing support with tele-opinions.
Now we call out to you: would you like to be a telereader for the WFPI? If interested, reply to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be contacted with more of the details.
Upcoming SPR Programs
The Image Gently Campaign will host a booth at RSNA 2012. Are you willing to share an hour of your time and expertise? We'll lend you a chair if you'll staff the booth for an hour. Contact Alliance Coordinator, Coreen Bell, to volunteer.
The RSNA has announced plans for the "Pediatric Campus" again this year. Details to come, but you may once again look forward to slightly less tired feet with pediatric radiology content centralized in the South Building.
Mark your calendars for the annual SPR Member Reception, Monday, 11/26 at 6:15 pm. Note: We have not yet been assigned our meeting space for the reception. We'll update the calendar when that information is released. Your residents, fellows and medical students are welcome to attend.
Fetal/Neonatal Imaging 2013
January 25-27, 2013
Buena Vista Palace Resort
Program: Complete program information is available in the brochure.
On-line Meeting Registration: Registration is now open on-line by clicking here.
Hotel Reservations: Reservations may be booked at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, via this link. If you prefer to phone your reservation, dial 407-827-2727 or toll-free 866-397-6516.
Bring your family and take advantage of specially-priced Disney Meeting & Convention ticket pricing.
Nominations for the Jack O. Haller Award and applications for the Heidi Patriquin Fellowship are due November 1, 2012.
The Jack Haller Award honors excellence in pediatric radiology teaching and honors the memory of Dr. Haller a much beloved and respected teacher who passed away in 2004. Nomination details available here.
The Heidi Patriquin Fellowship for International Education defrays the cost to attend the SPR meeting for a pediatric radiologist from outside North America. This award honors the memory of Dr. Patriquin who died in 2000. Application details available here.
The Hooshang Taybi Memorial Art Show & Auction will return to the SPR meeting in 2013.
Once again we will showcase our members' talents to benefit the Research and Education Foundation. Prior donations have included paintings, ceramics, sculpture, magic tricks, fishing flies, jewelry, photography, painted silk scarves, quilts, afghans.....
Don't have artistic talent but want to join in? For past auctions, members also donated purchased items for the auction.
All proceeds will benefit the SPR Research and Education Foundation General Fund which is used to fund the research efforts of our friends and colleagues.
The Taybi Art Show and Auction will remain open during the Dinner Dance Reception on Friday and will close immediately after.Plan to stop by Saturday morning to see if you are among the successful bidders. Leaving before the end? We'll notify you if you are a winner.
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If so, get connected (and stay informed) via the SPR, Image Gently and now, the WFPI Facebook pages.