Welcome to the 2020-2021 Season of the Chicago Radiological Society (CRS)! I am honored to serve as President this year.
With the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, we have made the decision to transfer to entirely virtual meetings for the foreseeable future. We see this as an opportunity to modernize our meetings and continue to offer high quality education content to our CRS members as well as to the entire Illinois Radiological Society in a virtual format.
Our first virtual meeting will be held on October 15, 2020. We have a great program lined up again this season, organized by the committee Program Chairs for Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology. Please keep an eye out for future emails which will provide instructions regarding accessing the virtual content.
As the local chapter of the Illinois Radiological Society under the larger umbrella of the American College of Radiology, the Chicago Radiological Society is your local organization for sharing ideas as well as advocating for both the profession of radiology and your patients’ access to the highest quality of care and radiology services.
If you are interested in becoming more engaged with the CRS, please consider serving on a committee. Recognizing the importance of promoting diversity and inclusion in the radiology and radiation oncology communities, the CRS formed an ad hoc committee on Women and Diversity in 2019. Individuals interested in serving on a committee should contact the society e-mail address: email@example.com.
Along with the Illinois Radiological Society, CRS is looking forward to sponsoring the 5th annual Chicagoland Radiology Expo for medical students, which will be entirely virtual and held this year on November 14th from 9 am to 1 pm. This has historically been attended by medical students from predominantly the Midwest, however, this year it will be open to medical students across the United States given that it is virtual. If you are interested in helping to participate please contact Dr. Bojan Petrovic.
Our advocacy efforts will be most successful when we have participation by a broad spectrum of our membership. If you identify issues facing our profession that you believe merit further local discussion or be brought to the attention of the American College of Radiology, I encourage reach out to any of the Executive Board members.
Thank you to all of our members for supporting our efforts. I look forward to a productive year and hope that you attend our virtual meetings. Please follow us on Twitter (@ChiRadSoc) or Instagram at chiradsoc.
Erin I. Neuschler, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Department of Radiology
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine