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Oct. 16, 2003 Executive Committee Meeting

Present: Dr. Edward Melian, Dr. Alex Nemeth, Dr. Kate Feinstein, Dr. Leonard Berlin, Dr. Carl Kalbhen, Dr. Margaret Stull, Dr. Gary Dillehay, Dr. Thomas Anderson, Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dr. Edward Michaels.

The meeting was called to order at 4:14 pm at The 500 Club at Rush Presbyterian Hospital.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes from the April 24 2003 meeting were approved.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
Dr. Melian delivered the president’s report in Dr. Racenstein’s absence. The Grube Memorial Award will be presented to Dr. Valerie Jackson tonight for her contribution to organized and academic radiology. The award plaques will be mailed after obtaining Dr. Racenstein’s and Dr. Dachman’s signatures. We welcome Dr. Edward Michaels to the Executive Committee as first year trustee.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Melian gave the report in Dr. Dachman absence. Tonight Dr. Gary Dillehay will be speaking at the Resident’s Section session, Dr. Thomas Grant is speaking at Multi-Modality session, Dr. Jordan Rosenbloom is speaking at Neuroradiology, Dr. Melian is substituting for Dr. Simon Lo who is ill in the Radiation Oncology session and Dr. Gillian Newstead is speaking at the Mammography session. The main speaker is Dr. Valerie Jackson from the Indiana University School of Medicine speaking on “Current Controversies in Breast Imaging”. Dr. Gillian Newstead will introduce Dr. Jackson.

GOLF OUTING REPORT:
The financial tallies to date for the golf outing have been tallied. At this point the event still continues to come in slightly over budget even with the sponsorship. A discussion was held over potentially raising the fees slightly next year to help compensate for this. Dr. Karna was not present but on his behalf it was mentioned that raising the fees may lead to a lowered absolute number of golfers which may in turn lead to higher price per golfer.

MIDWEST CLINICAL CONFERENCE:
Dr. Tom Anderson reported that the Chicago Medical Society, which had run a half-day conference geared towards family practice physicians, was considering changing the format of the conference to a specialty conference. This was not yet definitively decided.

ACR REPORT/IRS UPDATE:
These were given by Dr. Ramsey. The carrier advisory committee reported that all groups of greater than 10 employees must use electronic billing. Drs. Anderson and Ramsey also described how the carrier advisory committees are no longer by individual states but by groups of states in which Illinois is grouped with Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana. This is led by a group called Wisconsin Physician Services. The ethics committee of the American College of Radiology is also looking at what constitutes an “expert witness” in the field of radiology.

SPONSORS:
There were no official sponsors for today’s meeting. The resident’s section did report they were able to obtain partial sponsorship for their session today. Unfortunately, this was not reported to the committee and recognition was not made in the official notes. We will recognize them in our future mailings.

RESIDENT SECTION REPORT:
There was discussion as to when the sponsors should give their presentations during the resident session. There was concern they were not allotted enough time at the end of the session. Options of at the beginning of the session, middle and end were all discussed. It was agreed that a trial of having an intermission break of the session and allowing the sponsors to speak might allow them the greatest audience.

SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT:
The financial reports of June 2003 and September 2003 were reviewed and met with approval from the group. The Society’s assets are slightly ahead of last years.

NEW BUSINESS:
There was no further new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:23 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Edward Melian, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Melian welcomed the group to the new academic season of the CRS on behalf of Dr. Racenstein. Dinner was served to approximately 106 people. Following dinner Dr. Gillian Newstead introduced Dr. Valerie Jackson who spoke on the current status of breast imaging covering academic, economic and political aspects of the topic. Dr. Jackson was awarded the Grube Memorial award after her talk.

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