November 14, 2002 Executive Committee Meeting
Present: Dr. Aruna Vade, Dr. Michael Racenstein, Dr. Edward Melian, Dr. Carl Vyborny, Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dr. Gary Dillehay, Dr. Abraham Dachman, Dr. Leonard Berlin, Dr. Carl Kalbhen, Dr. Thomas Grant, Dr. Thomas Anderson, Dr. Kate Feinstein, Dr. Taylor Stroud
The meeting was called to order at 4:10 p.m. at The 500 Club at Rush Presbyterian Hospital.
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of October 17, 2002 meeting were approved.
The financial report of October 1, 2002 through October 31, 2002, was presented and reviewed by Dr. Melian. Finances were generally as expected.
Golf Outing Report
Dr. Kalbhen stated that all of the individual player and corporate checks from the golf outing have been received and that the financial statement was now final.
Resident Section Report
Dr. Stroud reported that the initial resident’s section was well attended. There was some concern of the bar interrupting the flow of the speaker and it was decided to offer the drinks as part of the cocktail session just prior to the main speaker. Merrill Lynch will be the sponsor for the resident physician section in the January meeting.
Program Committee Report
Dr. Racenstein stated the revised schedule is now in the Web site. Dr. Murray Dalinka will receive the Memorial Award for this year in the January meeting.
Illinois Radiological Society Report
Dr. Ramsey reported the program for the Washington D.C. ACR meeting was being finalized. The fellowship dinner is scheduled on Monday the week of the conference.
Chicago Medical Association Report
Dr. Thomas Anderson reviewed that the chance of having malpractice reform given the recent elections results was remote. Due to the lack of healthcare reform many physicians are either leaving Medicare support or closing their practice to new Medicare patients. The insurance exchange rates for malpractice may drive some physicians out of certain specialties such as, OB-GYN. Of note ISME is not accepting new physicians for malpractice coverage in the current year. He noted that although HIPPA started to review practices for approval in mid October at this time only two practices in the state have been approved. Many practices have filed a waiver to delay their date of necessary approval.
Fellowship Committee Report
Dr. Gary Dillehay reported there were no new applications for fellowship in the past month.
Drs. Vyborny and Vade led discussion on whether the CRS
Having no further business, the Executive Committee adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner was served to 126 people. During dinner Dr. Vade welcomed the group in attendance. Dr. Elliott Fishman of John Hopkins University gave the main speech on “The Total Body Scan: Should we be doing it”, an analysis of the role of total body CT scan in the screening for asymptomatic patients. During the speech he stressed the roles in coronary artery disease, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer. During dinner Dr. Raymond Bertino conducted a brief IRS business meeting at which time the nominations for the new officers and by law changes were approved.