ACR Bulletin July 2014
Q: Tell us about an unexpected experience with an associate.
She was 80, post lumpectomy, referred for radiotherapy. She was among a wave of patients avoiding mastectomy in the wake of the NSABP B-06 report providing lumpectomy and whole-breast radiotherapy equal to masectomy.
The College celebrates chapters' achievements.
The intense amount of work and dedicated from ACR state chapters and their members is an undertaking that most may not realize. State chapters provide educational opportunities, coordinate important local advocacy efforts, and dedicate themselves to making a positive impact in their communities.
Heading to the Hill
Radiologists from the ACR Association take their message to Congress to build connections and advocate on the specialty's behalf.
More than 500 ACR members visited about 250 congressional offices to thank their senators and representatives for recent legislative success and to solicit support for a Medicare benefit covering low-dose CT lung cancer screening.
Future by Design
Imaging 3.0™ and the future of the profession dominate the economics session of AMCLC.
As part of Tuesday's AMCLC programming, ACR leadership presented the economics program and armed members with the tools to thrive in the changing health care environment.
The 2014 Moreton Lecture focuses on the principles of delivering high value in health care.
Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School in Boston, presented his much-anticipated Moreton Lecture, "Value-Based Health-Care Delivery." Porter focused on the challenges to radiology and the principles of delivering high value.
In Pursuit of Honor
The College gathers at AMCLC to honor 2014 fellows, honorary fellows, and gold medalists.
ACR Fellowship os not an honor given to those who ask. Instead, it is awarded to those who take service upon themselves — through hard work, dedication, and service to others. Those honored at convocation this year have certainly done that and more, serving both the College and the field of radiology.
Investing in the Future of Radiology
The Minnesota Chapter Increases Resident Involvement through AMCLC.
For many members of the ACR, AMCLC represents the highlight of the radiology calendar year and plays a central role in creating policies that affect the practice of radiology.
The Resident and Fellow Section, Young and Early Career Physician Section, American Board of Radiology, clinical research, and Neiman Health Policy Institute leadershuip outline changes to the specialty and directions going forward.
As part of Monday’s AMCLC programming, leaders representing the Resident and Fellow Section (RFS), the American Board of Radiology (ABR), the Young and Early Career Physician Section (YPS), clinical research, and the Neiman Health Policy Institute (HPI) reported on activities, accomplishments, challenges, and plans for the future.
The Way Forward
The 2014 ACR Annuaul Meeting hones in on the skills and knowledge radiologists need to thrive in the changing world of health care.
Radiologists from throughout the country and spanning the spectrum of subspecialties gathered in Washington, D.C. to chart a course for radiology in the changing seas of health care.
Remembering Harvey L. Neiman
February 8, 1943 – June 5, 2014
Harvey L. Neiman, MD, FACR, immediate past CEO of the College, passed away June 5, 2014, following a long illness. Neiman was widely considered a medical visionary who dedicated his professional life to improving patient care.
Harvey L. Neiman Reflection
As you’ve probably heard, Harvey L. Neiman, MD, FACR, our longtime and recently retired chief executive officer, passed away in early June. With Harvey’s passing, we lost a dear friend and colleague and an exceptional leader, mentor, and luminary.