April 15, 2004 Executive Committee
Present: Dr. Michael Racenstein, Dr. Abraham Dachman,
Dr. Alex Nemeth, Dr. Edward Melian, Dr. Kate Feinstein, Dr. Aruna Vade,
Dr. Jay Korach, Dr. Ellen Mendelson, Dr. Gary Dillehay, Dr. Carl Kalbhen,
Dr. Margaret Stull, Dr. Ruth Ramsey.
The meeting was called to order at 4:13 PM at The 500 Club at Rush Presbyterian
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes from the March 20, 2004 meeting were approved.
Dr. Racenstein reviewed his year at the helm of the Radiological Society
thanking the committee for its contributions and the success in the discussions
with BC/BS. A committee of Drs. Racenstein, Mendelson, and Mintzer traveled
to the local BC/BS headquarters and after reviewing with their executives
the data on digital mammography, BC/BS has reconsidered their position.
Digital mammography will continue to be reimbursed at the rate of analog
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT:
The elections results for next year have been reported as follows: Executive
Committee: Davide Bova for first year trustee, Drs. Ellen Mendelson and
Ed Michals for second year trustees, Drs. Margaret Stull and John Hibbeln
for third year trustees, Dr. Jay Korach for fourth year trustee, Dr. Karl
Carl Kalbhen for Secretary Treasurer, Dr. Abraham Dachman for Program
Chairman and President Elect and Dr. Edward Melian for President.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:
Dr. Dachman reviewed the speakers for the next year 3 of the six speakers
are set. Dr. Bruce Hillman will be the first speaker and will be sponsored
by the ACR.
ILLINOIS RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY REPORT:
Dr. Ramsey reported the College meeting will again be held in the spring
in Washington D.C. May 8 –13th. The dinner for the new College fellowship
recipients will be on Monday at Kincade’s Restaurant. On Tuesday
night the “ Gala Dinner with live entertainment from the “
Capitol Steps” will be held for all ACR attendees.
GOLF OUTING REPORT: The Golf outing will be held on
June 21st at Highland Park Country Club the flyers have been sent.
RESIDENT SECTION REPORT:
The resident section elections results were reported by Dr. Nemeth as
- President Nandita Guha-Thakuta MD CCH, vice president
- Steve Zangan MD U of C, Program Director
- Gretchen Kirwan MD RUSH, secretary treasurer
- Dr. Prabhu Velan RUSH
The financial reports of March 2004 were reviewed and met with approval
from the group. The Society’s assets are approximately stable.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:17 PM.
Edward Melian, M.D.
Prior to dinner Dr. Racenstein thanked the Society for his year as president.
Dinner was served to 90 people. After dinner Dr. Dachman introduced Dr.
BJ Manaster who then gave the evening’s educational lecture on hip
and pelvic imaging.