2017–2018 Welcome Letter from the President of the Chicago Radiological Society

As President of the Chicago Radiological Society (CRS), I would like to warmly welcome you to our 2017-2018 season!  We have a wonderful slate of speakers lined up this year courtesy of Program Director/Vice President, Ejaz Rahim, MBBS, MD from Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Bojan Petrovic, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem, is our Secretary-Treasurer and President-Elect.  He adds strong experience to our chapter’s governance.  I would also like to thank Jonathan Strauss MD, MBA, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our Immediate Past-President, for leading us through the 2016-2017 season. Under his leadership, our attendance reached its highest peak in recent years.

We are proud to serve as a chapter of the Illinois Radiological Society under the American College of Radiology.  We strive to fulfill our chapter’s role to provide professional involvement and educational opportunities for residents, fellows, and practicing Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists.  Additionally, we are involved in state and local governmental legislation and issues as they pertain to the specialty of Radiology.  With the uncertain stability of the Affordable Care Act and reimbursement issues, CRS continues to provide members important updates in a timely fashion and offers means for communication with the ACR.

I sincerely hope that you will join us for our monthly meetings and experience how CRS can help you in you practice.  If you are a resident or fellow, I hope that you find the meetings to be a valuable addition to your academic training. If you are a practicing Radiologist or Radiation Oncologist, I hope that you will come visit us and see how the CRS can help you in your practice.

Thank you and welcome to the CRS 2017-18 program season!

Vanessa Wear, MD
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center