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March 15, 2001 Executive Committee Meeting

Present: Dillehay, Grant, Kalbhen, Lasky, Melian, Mintzer, Pritchard, Racenstein, Smoron, Vade, Vyborny, Ward

The meeting was called to order at 4:15 p.m. in the Council Room of the Standard Club.

Secretary/Treasurer Report

The minutes of the February 15, 2001 meeting were approved as submitted. The financial reports of February 1-February 28, 2001 were reviewed. Income and expense items were as expected.

Program Committee Report

The Program Committee met to plan next session's program. A full report will be given at the April meeting.

Vendor Support Ad Hoc Committee

No vendor support has been found for the CRS meetings. ACR will be contacted for its list of vendors.

Nominating Committee Report

Dr. Racenstein will step down from being the Alternate Councilor to CMS. Anyone interested in this position should contact Dr. Ward. Applicants must be members of The Chicago Medical Society.

Golf Outing

This year's golf outing is scheduled for June 28th at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. A registration form for the same is enclosed.

Illinois Radiological Society Report

There will be a combined IRS and CRS meeting next month starting at 12 noon. Dr. Cavallino announced the slate for the IRS elections: Dr. Richard Mintzer (Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and Alternate Councilor), Dr. Carl Vyborny (Councilor).

Fellowship Committee Report

Applications for ACR fellowship will be accepted until March 31, 2001 for consideration at the April meeting.

Resident Section Report

Dr. Pritchard reported that Dr. Ellen Yetter will speak on "Common Board Interventional Cases" this afternoon.

ACR

ACR is actively looking for people to run for various offices: president, vice president, council vice president, council steering committee and nominating committee.

ACR is currently updating criterion for screening mammograms and will be publishing a new syllabus on mammography.

Old Business

The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. William Schey at the April meeting. Dr. Steve Pinsky will introduce the honoree.

Dr. Kalbhen will investigate the cost for updating the CRS Web page.

New Business

Dr. Ward thanked Bob Golitko (Golitko Lithography) for his many years of service to the society. Upon his retirement, the Illinois Radiological Society will handle the membership meetings.

On the legislative front two bills, SP 32 and HR 436 are pending passage for deductibility of medical student loan interest for tax purposes. Also, a resolution has been put forth on mammography reimbursement to improve professional liability issues and raise in physician reimbursement.

Having no further business, the Executive Committee adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Aruna Vade, M.D., FACR
Secretary

Dinner was served to 79 people. While dessert was being served, Dr. Ward conducted a brief business meeting. She then introduced Dr. Gary Dillehay, who introduced Dr. Edward Coleman, who gave the lecture "PET Scanning in Oncology."

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