Nov. 13, 2003 Executive Committee
Present: Dr. Michael Racenstein, Dr. Edward Melian,
Dr. Abraham Dachman, Dr. Alex Nemeth, Dr. Kate Feinstein, 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 4:17 pm at The 500 Club at Rush Presbyterian
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes from the October 17, 2003 meeting were approved.
Dr. Racenstein was informed of the proceedings of the previous meeting
by the group. Dr. Valerie Jackson’s honorary certificates and Grube
Award were signed and will be mailed to her.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Dachman reviewed tonight’s speakers. He is beginning to finalize
the list of speakers for next season’s meetings as well. A five
year guideline has been proposed by Dr. Berlin in absentia for when speakers
may be reinvited to lecture.
GOLF OUTING REPORT:
A late sponsorship check has arrived for the golf outing and once the
collections are complete it appears the outing will be less in debt than
originally expected. The consensus of the group was to continue the golf
outing. A change in venue has been proposed but is not yet finalized.
MIDWEST CLINICAL CONFERENCE:
Chicago Medical Society is going to run a specialty conference for which
Dr. Dachman has pulled together a small group of diagnostic radiology
speakers. The conference will be on March 25-27th at the Holiday Inn at
the Merchandise Mart, 350 N. Orleans St. The radiology speakers will be
on March 26th.
Separate levels of sponsorship were determined ranging from minimal section
only sponsor to full meeting sponsorship.
RESIDENT SECTION REPORT:
The resident section has procured a sponsor at the minimum level for tonight’s
presentation. They will be recognized at the resident section.
The financial reports of October 2003 were reviewed and met with approval
from the group. The Society’s assets are slightly ahead of last
There was no further new business.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:13 pm.
Edward Melian, M.D.
Dr. Racenstein addressed the group with much contrition for his absence
last month. Dinner was served to approximately 96 people. Following dinner
Dr. Abe Dachman introduced Dr. Richard Baron, MD chairperson of Radiology
at University of Chicago who gave a comprehensive talk on the imaging
of hepatic cirrhosis.