March 20, 2003 Executive Committee
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
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes from the February 20th, 2003 meeting were approved.
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.
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
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.
There was no new business.
Having no further business the executive meeting adjourned at 5:14 pm.
Edward Melian, M.D.
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.