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January 15, 2004 Executive Committee Meeting

Present: Dr. Michael Racenstein, Dr. Edward Melian, Dr. Abraham Dachman, Dr. Alex Nemeth, Dr. Kate Feinstein, Dr. Kathleen Ward, Dr. Carl Kalbhen, Dr. Margaret Stull, Dr. Ellen Mendelson, Dr. Leonard Berlin, Dr. Jay Korach, Dr. John Hibbeln, Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dr. Edward Michaels.

The meeting was called to order at 4:12pm at The 500 Club at Rush Presbyterian Hospital.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes from the November 13,, 2003 meeting were approved.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
Dr. Racenstein reported that the Distinguished Service Medal would be presented at the February meeting. The recipient, as determined by the Distinguished Service Committee, will be Dr. Carl Vyborny in honor of his years of service and dedication to preserving the history of the Chicago Radiological Society. Due to the short notice a rapid turn around for delivery of the medal will be requested.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Dachman reviewed tonight’s speakers. The main speaker tonite will be Dr. David S. Channin, MD, Chief of Imaging Informatics from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A spirited discussion of possible future speakers was held.

ILLINOIS RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY REPORT:
Dr. Ramsey reported the College meeting will again be held in the spring in Washington D.C. May 8 –13 th. There will be a dinner held for the new College fellowship recipients on Monday. The Illinois Society will be sponsoring 3 residents for the meeting a diagnostic resident from each of the Chicago and Central Illinois sections and a radiation oncology resident.

GOLF OUTING REPORT:
The golf outing is scheduled to go forward under the guidance of Dr. Karna again. Dr. Kalbhen is going to contact him to get further details. Preliminary site is Highland Park Country Club.

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. He is submitting the speakers handouts for CME accreditation.

RESIDENT SECTION REPORT:
The resident section has procured a sponsor for the next two sessions at the standard rate, National Display Systems. Their sponsorship will be recognized during dinner.

SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT:
The financial reports of November-December 2003 were reviewed and met with approval from the group. The Society’s assets continue to be slightly ahead of last years.

NEW BUSINESS:
There was no further new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:22 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Edward Melian, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer

Prior to dinner Dr. Racenstein thanked the audience for braving the Chicago weather to attend the meeting. Following dinner Dr. Eric J Russell introduced Dr. David S. Channin who spoke on the challenges and rewards of instituting an institutional wide PACS system. All in attendance noted his mastery of computer presentation skills.

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