Feb. 16, 2006 Executive Committee
Present: Dr. Abraham Dachman, Dr. Carl Kalbhen, Dr.
Jay Korach, Dr. Gretchen Conroy, Dr. Rodney Corby, Dr. John Hibbeln, Dr.
Davide Bova, Dr. Leonard Bok, Dr. Thomas Anderson, Dr. Leonard Berlin,
Dr. Kate Feinstein, Dr. Edward Melian, Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dr. Aruna Vade
and Mr. Merle Hedland.
The meeting was called to order at 4:20 PM at The 500 Club of Rush University
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes from the January 19, 2006 meeting were approved.
RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION REPORT:
Dr. Conroy stated that tonight’s Resident and Fellow Section speaker
will be Dr. Hector Ferral from Rush University who will be giving a presentation
on Interventional Radiology. There are three available Resident Delegate
positions for the 2006 ACR Meeting in Washington, DC, but only one position
has been filled to date. An attempt will be made to find two additional
interested Chicago area residents. The Resident and Fellow Section elections
will take place at the April CRS meeting.
Dr. Dachman reminded the Executive Committee that the February meeting
is the first with a new modification to the standard schedule. The Business
Meeting will start earlier than typical, near the end of dinner, with
the Featured Speaker presentation then beginning during dessert. Following
a break, the new Board Review Session will begin. Dr. Kate Feinstein of
the University of Chicago has graciously agreed on short notice to be
the first speaker for the Board Review Session, and she will be presenting
Pediatric Board Review cases. As February is traditionally the CRS meeting
with the lowest attendance, the fact that registration is similar to that
of the January meeting suggests resident interest in this new Board Review
Dr. Dachman also reminded everyone not to come to Rush for the March CRS
meeting, as this meeting will take place at Northwestern University as
part of the two day combined IRS/CRS/CIRS Annual Meeting and Breast Symposium
that all CRS members can attend free of charge.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:
The list of Breakout Session speakers for tonight’s meeting was
given. Drs. Bova and Pierce from Loyola will be moderating the Multimodality
Session, Dr. Walker from Northwestern the Neuroradiology Session, Drs.
Vade and Lim-Dunham from Loyola the Pediatric Radiology Session, Dr. Mendelson
from Northwestern the Breast Imaging Session and Dr. Lujan from Northwestern
the Radiation Oncology Session. Tonight’s Featured Speaker, Dr.
N. Reed Dunnick from the University of Michigan, will give a talk on “Abdominal
Trauma” and be the recipient of the CRS Memorial Lecture Award for
Dr. James Provenzale from Duke University will be replacing Dr. Anne
Osborn as the April Featured Speaker. Dr. Provenzale will lecture on “Imaging
of Stroke, Including Diffusion and Perfusion”. Dr. Korach is actively
working on the 2006-07 program, with Drs. David Bluemke and David Naidich
preliminarily agreeing to be Features Speakers. The possibility of selecting
a speaker from the ACR Speakers Bureau was discussed as well. It is likely
that the March 2007 meeting will be a combined IRS/CRS/CIRS Meeting and
Symposium as is the March 2006 meeting.
Dr. Kalbhen gave the Financial Report for November and December, 2005;
revenue and expense items were as expected, with the Society’s finances
remaining strong. Dr. Kalbhen had spoken with Dr. Patrick Dunn, Chair
of Radiology at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, about the budget cuts
that no longer allow the Stroger Radiology Department to pay for their
residents to attend the CRS dinners. These cuts are permanent, and, after
discussion with 500 Club staff and the Executive Committee, no workable
plan to allow the Stroger residents to attend the dinners at a discounted
rate could be found.
Dr. Kalbhen has also been in contact with Dr. Moss regarding the plan
for him to receive the 2005-06 CRS Distinguished Service Award at the
April meeting. His original choice for presenter, Dr. Leonard Berlin,
will not be available, and Dr. Moss has requested that someone from the
Executive Committee present him with the Gold Medal instead. This will
be addressed as quickly as possible.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Vade gave the recommended slate of Officers and Trustees for 2006-07:
President, Dr. Carl Kalbhen; Program Committee Chair and President-Elect,
Dr. Jay Korach; Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President, Dr. John Hibbeln;
4th Year Trustees, Drs. Ellen Mendelson and Edward Michals; 3rd Year Trustee,
Dr. Davide Bova; 2nd Year Trustee, Dr. Leonard Bok; and 1st Year Trustees,
Drs. William Small and Jennifer Lim-Dunham.
FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT:
The deadline for the receipt of applications for ACR fellowship for 2006
is March 1. To date, two Illinois radiologists have applied.
ILLINOIS RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY REPORT:
The combined IRS/CRS/CIRS Annual Meeting and Breast Symposium will take
place Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17, 2006, at Northwestern University.
As the IRS is coordinating all expenses, it was decided that the CRS would
reimburse the IRS for Dr. Kopans’ CRS Honorarium and a portion of
his travel expenses once the exact dollar amounts have been determined.
The possibility of routinely obtaining CME at CRS meetings was investigated.
Dr. Kalbhen’s hospital, Northwest Community, was not willing to
provide it on a routine basis. Dr. Hibbeln looked extensively into the
possibility of his institution, Rush University, providing it. There are
application fees and paperwork involved, but this may not be insurmountable.
Mr. Merle Hedland, who has used the CMS to sponsor CME in the past (including
the upcoming combined Symposium), will look into this as well.
Dr. Melian reported that MedImmune with be sponsoring the April Radiation
Oncology speaker for $1500.
Having no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:20 PM.
Carl Kalbhen, MD
Dinner was served to 73 people. Following a short business meeting, Dr.
Helena Gabriel of Northwestern University introduced Dr. Dunnick who gave
a lecture entitled “Abdominal Trauma”. Following Dr. Dunnick’s
lecture, he was presented with the Chicago Radiological Society’s
Memorial Lecture Award, given each year to the Featured Speaker considered