Opportunities for Member Input

Committee Volunteers

SPR is currently seeking volunteers for the 2022-2023 year.

The leadership has implemented policies in an effort to increase volunteer opportunities. Be sure to read the bulleted list below before volunteering to serve. If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact your committee chair or the SPR office at spr@acr.org.

  1. Any SPR member (including trainees) may serve on up to two clinical committees at any given time. Exceptions are made for members who are appointed as mandated by the Society bylaws or finishing out a current term.
  2. A member can only serve as the chair of one clinical committee at any given time. The same applies to the vice-chair position. NOTE: At the beginning of new terms, vice-chairs are strongly considered for promotion to chair positions; an automatic appointment is not guaranteed.
  3. In general, there is no maximum set number of serving members for clinical committees, but each committee will have at least six members as mandated by the bylaws. However, the leadership will monitor the size of committees to ensure that they are manageable with active participation. Please do not let this deter you from volunteering now or in the future.
  4. Unless indicated in one’s appointment email, clinical committee terms are for up to two (2) consecutive years. Subsequent terms require reappointment and are at the discretion of the leadership; this is an exception, not the rule.

If interested, complete the ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM HERE by Monday, April 4, 2022, to be included in the appointment review cycle.  Appointment emails will be distributed by the end of June 2022.

Topic-Focused Courses

Topic-focused courses will offer either a live online or in-person education experience. Hybrid formats of activities will NOT be considered.

Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2022.

The Board values innovation and ideas from its members and committees that enhance education and the practice of pediatric radiology. For the 2024 year, the Board will continue with its formalized process by which proposals for educational activities are reviewed for consideration of presentation.

The Call:

You are invited to submit a topic-focused course proposal for the 2024 calendar year. There are current openings for:

  • Spring - January or February 2024
  • Fall - September or October 2024

All proposals must be submitted via the online Educational Activity Application form. To familiarize yourself with application, it is accessible for download (here), but again, final submissions are to be remitted online (here). Note: the online form must be completed in one sitting. Therefore, when completing the form, in addition to the items required within the form, please be mindful that there are also 2 templates that will need to be submitted within the application.

  • Proposed budget (template here)
  • Proposed program with speakers (template here) Note: The speakers do not have to be confirmed at the time of submissions.  Also, if selected, the Committee or Board of Directors may recommend amendments (e.g., topic or speaker suggestions, or the duration of the).  

The Process:

  • The SPR Education-Curriculum Committee is charged with reviewing all applications and making a recommendation to the Board.
  • The Board will review all proposals and schedule them in accordance with the Society’s overall educational portfolio.
  • Suppose you or your committee submitted an application that was not previously approved, and you wish to resubmit your application for further consideration. In that case, you may resubmit the proposal via the form mentioned above. This will ensure that your submission is complete based on the current application process.

Things to Consider:

  • The SPR Education-Curriculum Committee is committed to introducing a wide variety of delivery options in its educational content and incorporating a diverse and inclusive group of speakers/educators representing the SPR educational efforts. Please consider all aspects of speaker diversification, including but not limited to practice type, institution, geographic location, gender, and race. To this end, liaisons from the SPR DEI Committee serve to assist the Education-Curriculum Committee in ensuring proposed programs address diversification
  • Please consider including all pediatric ages in your program, including fetal and neonatal, when applicable.
  • If proposing an activity heavy on advanced imaging techniques, please ensure that correlation is made to commonly-used imaging techniques (radiography, US). It is best to emphasize the complementary information gained by integrated imaging.
  • If this application is for a course that the SPR has previously sponsored, please detail how the proposed programming improves upon, extends, or changes the prior program. Incorporate prior program evaluations as appropriate.
  • Be creative. Topic-focused does not equate to clinical only. The Committee will consider all topics and delivery formats conducive to live online learning via the Zoom Meeting platform and in-person meetings.

Questions? Contact the SPR at spr@acr.org or by phone at (703) 648-0680.

Guidelines

Guidelines for expert testimony in pediatric radiology

Access the manuscript 
Complete the Expert Witness Affirmation Statement

SCORCH Scholarship

SCORCH John D. Strain
Leadership Scholarship


SCORCH 2023 - The call for applications will open in January 2023.

Previous Recipients
2019 - Dr. Sarah Milla, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
2020 - Dr. Andrew Trout, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
2021 - Not Awarded
2022 - Dr. Mariana Meyers, Children's Hospital Colorado

Nominating Committee

Submission Deadlines

The call for candidates to serve on the SPR 2023-2024 Nominating Committee will open by February 2023.

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The submission process for the 2023-2024 Board Slate will open late summer of 2022. 

Nominations for the Nominating Committee

The nomination process for the 2022-2023 year has closed.


SPR members who wish to stand for consideration, please read the details below.  

Consider influencing the future of the Society by running for election to the SPR Nominating Committee.  Three (3) elected members will be selected by the membership to serve on the Nominating Committee.  Each year, the Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying eligible members in good standing to the Board of Directors as candidates for elected offices. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Before putting your name forward or encouraging a fellow member to do so, please review the following:

  • SPR Active, Allied, Emeritus, and Honorary Members are eligible for consideration.
  • A person may only serve on the Nominating Committee once during their tenure as an SPR member. Note: the SPR Board Chair is exempt from this rule when the person serves as the committee chair. The President* is also exempt from this rule when the person serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member.
  • Candidates from the same institution as the continuing elected Nominating Committee members (not including the chair or president) are NOT eligible for positions on the slate. This criterion is enforced to diversify the Nominating Committee and eliminate multiple recusals during deliberations. View the Nominating Committee roster here.
  • Candidates with five or more years of membership in the Society are preferred. The benchmark will help compose a Nominating Committee of members with Society knowledge.

Note: The elected members will be required to adhere to the rules and policies of the Society. Elected members of the Nominating Committee must participate in all meetings. Given the responsibility of the Nominating Committee, exceptions cannot be made.

Submission Information: To streamline the process, only the person willing to stand for consideration needs to complete the online submission form. If that’s you, great, we look forward to your submission. However, if you have a colleague in mind, please forward the email and encourage them to complete the form today.  (The submission form has been disabled, as the process has closed.)

*Based on the forthcoming proposed 2022 amendments to the bylaws.

Nominations for Officers and Board Members

The responsibility of the 2021-2022 Nominating Committee is to develop the slate of leaders to stand for election to serve beginning in the 2022-2023 Society year:

  • Second Vice President (The elected member will ascend to the President role and serve as Co-President of IPR 2026.)
  • Two members of the SPR Board of Directors
  • One member of the SPR Research and Education Foundation Board

For reference purposes, you may review the expectations for Leaders here.  The submission form for the 2023-2024 year will be posted late summer 2022.

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

The Nominating Committee roster can be viewed
here.

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

Nominations for the Ethics Committee

The nomination process for the 2022-2023 year has closed.


SPR members who wish to stand for consideration, please read the details below. 

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. Self-nomination for committee service is not only permitted but encouraged. As you ponder if you should put your name forward or which colleague you will urge to do so, please note the following:

  • The current Ethics Committee members (roster accessible here)
  • Dr. Michael Callahan’s second term will conclude on May 31, 2022. He is not eligible for consideration for re-election.
  • Members of the SPR Board of Directors and Judiciary Committee are not eligible to serve. Exception: Dr. David Larson’s and Dr. Roni Rooks’ board terms will conclude on May 31, 2022. They are eligible for consideration.

Submission Information: To streamline the process, only the person willing to stand for consideration needs to complete the online submission form. If that’s you, great, we look forward to your submission. However, if you have a colleague in mind, please forward the email and encourage them to complete the form today.  (The submission form has been disabled, as the process has closed.)

Issues of Interest