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February 20, 2003 Executive Committee Meeting

Present: Dr. Aruna Vade, Dr. Michael Racenstein, Dr. Edward Melian, Dr. Kate Feinstein, Dr. Thomas Grant, Dr. Leonard Berlin, Dr. Karl Kalbhen, Dr. Jay Korach, Dr. Margaret Stull, Dr. Gary Dillehay, Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dr. Taylor Stroud

The meeting was called to order at 4:10 pm at The 500 Club at Rush Presbyterian Hospital.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes from the January 16, 2003 meeting were approved.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
Dr. Vade reviewed the criteria for the Distinguished Award Committee. The committee consists of the three immediate past presidents led by the most senior member of the group. Dr. Grant will be contacted to chair the committee. The Distinguished Award will be presented at the April CRS meeting. The past president chairs the Nominating Committee and Dr. Vyborny will be contacted to form the committee and nominate two trustees and a program chairman for the next academic year.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Racenstein said that five out of the six meetings for next year’s main speakers are already arranged. Speakers will be Dr. Richard Baron, Dr. Carolyn Meltzer, Dr. Valerie Jackson, Dr. B.J. Manaster and Dr. Wendy Smoker. The Midwest Clinical Conference will be held the afternoon of March 21, 2003 at Navy Pier from 1:45-5:45pm. Presentations will be given on screening CT of the chest, virtual colonoscopy, digital mammography and PET scanning.

RESIDENT SECTION REPORT:
Dr. Stroud mentioned the sponsor for that evening’s resident’s section is Amersham Health. It was noted that the resident’s section has done an excellent job of obtaining sponsorship. The resident physicians section elections will be held next month.

SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT:
The financial reports of January 1 – January 31, 2003 were reviewed. Income and expense items were as expected.

ILLINOIS RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY REPORT:
Dr. Ramsey discussed possible topics for the Illinois Radiological Society fall meeting. It was noted that there is a conflict of dates with another meeting for interventional radiologists. It was noted that the people attending the two meetings may not overlap tremendously and current decision was to continue with plans for the meeting. Dr. Ruth Ramsey has submitted a resolution to the ACR regarding the need to develop a radiologist’s assistant program.

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Dillehay reported that he may have two completed applications to submit to the college. These applications are due May 1, 2003.

GOLF OUTING REPORT:
Dr. Kalbhen reported that Dr. Anoop Karna has scheduled the golf outing for June 12 at the Marriott Lincolnshire.

NEW BUSINESS:
We will be having a technician stay overtime for the first hour of the CRS meeting in case of problems with the LCD projectors.

Having no further business the executive meeting adjourned at 5:23pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Edward Melian, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer

Dinner was served to 76 people. During dinner Dr. Vade welcomed the group in attendance. Amersham and Schering Oncology were recognized as the sponsors of the resident and radiation oncology sections respectively. Following dinner. Dr. Stuart Sagel of the Mallinkrodt Institute Washington University was introduced by Dr. Eric Hart; Dr. Sagel gave a through presentation on the use of CT angiography for the detection of pulmonary embolism.

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