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March 20, 2003 Executive Committee Meeting

Present: Dr. Aruna Vade, Dr. Michael Racenstein, Dr. Edward Melian, Dr. Kate Feinstein, Dr. Leonard Berlin, Dr. Karl Kalbhen, Dr. Jay Korach, Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dr. Taylor Stroud, Dr. Carl Vyborny, Dr. Kathleen Ward, Dr. Abraham Dachman, Dr. Ellen Mendelson

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 February 20th, 2003 meeting were approved.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
Dr. Vade announced the results of the Distinguished Service Award Committee chaired by Dr. Thomas H Grant. The Award will be presented to Dr. Ruth Ramsey for her years of valuable contribution to the Chicago Radiological Society. The Distinguished Award will be presented at the April CRS meeting.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Racenstein reported that the resident’s section speaker Dr. Leonard Lucey will be unable to deliver his talk tonight due to the combination of bad weather in Washington DC area and the heightened security causing some change in flights.

RESIDENT SECTION REPORT:
Dr. Stroud noted the excellent job Dr. Nandita Guha-Thakurta had done in finding sponsorship for the meetings. The resident section elections will be held at their section meeting tonight.

SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT:
The financial reports of February 1 – February 28, 2003 were reviewed. Income and expense items were as expected.

ILLINOIS RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY REPORT:
Dr. Ramsey’s resolution to the ACR to develop a committee to explore the radiologist assistant’s role in radiology has been placed on the ACR 80th Annual Meeting Program.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Vyborny as president of the nominating committee reported the recommendations for next year’s CRS officers : for President – Michael Racenstein MD, for President Elect and Secretary/Treasurer – Edward Melian MD, for Vice President and Program Chairman – Abraham Dachman MD, for 4th year Trustee - Carl Kalbhen MD, and for 1st year Trustee Edwards Michals MD.

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

GOLF OUTING REPORT:
The date of the annual golf outing was finalized as June 12th, 2003. Registration form for the golf outing is enclosed.

NEW BUSINESS:
There was no new business.

Having no further business the executive meeting adjourned at 5:14 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Edward Melian, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer

Dinner was served to 57 people. During dinner Dr. Vade welcomed the group in attendance. Following dinner, Drs. Robert Schmidt and Heber McMahon from University of Chicago were introduced by Dr.Gillian Newstead. They gave a state-of-the-art presentation on the use of computer aided detection and diagnosis in Mammography and Chest CT.

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