ACR/SBI Creates toolkit for radiologists, patients, and referring physicians

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The ACR/SBI Screening Leaders Group has created highly useful and sharable content to help address controversies around screening for breast cancer with imaging. Please explore these resources and share them with your patients, as well as radiology and non-radiology colleagues. An educational slide deck is available on the ACR website that can be accessed for free by logging in. It can be use in whole or in part to give lectures, lunch-and-learns, etc. to help increase understanding  around the benefits of screening.

Please read more here:

Breast Cancer Screening Toolkit

ACR Fellowship Deadline Extension

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Dear colleagues,

 The deadline for application for ACR Fellowship has been extended until June 21, 2019. If you are in the process of applying, or wish to make a “last minute dash,” please complete the process as soon as possible. You may want to contact the current ACR fellows you have chosen as your endorsers by phone or email to speed up the process. Those endorsement  letters can be emailed direct to [email protected] if they have not yet been uploaded.

Here is the ACR link:  https://www.acr.org/Member-Resources/Fellowship-Honors/facr

Best wishes for a successful application!

2019 Image Wisely Campaign

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From Katie Kuhn, Engage Community Manager:

The ACR encourages all state chapters to pledge to the Image Wisely campaign as an Association and Educational Program. The campaign was created in 2010 by a joint ACR/RSNA task force with assistance from the AAPM and ASRT to raise awareness and provide educational material about safety when imaging with ionizing radiation. Please consider showing your chapter’s support for this important initiative by visiting www.imagewisely.org to take the pledge.

Opioid Prescribing Requirement

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Per the Georgia Composite Medical Board “Effective January 1, 2018, every physician not subject to Rule 360-15-.01(3) who maintains an active DEA certificate and prescribes controlled substances, except those holding a residency training permit, shall complete at least one time three or more hours of AMA/AOA PRA Category 1 CME that is designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices. The controlled substance prescribing CME shall include instruction on controlled substance prescribing guidelines, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management. Any controlled substances prescribing guidelines coursework taken within two years of [the physician’s] last renewal will count toward this requirement. Completion of this requirement may count as three hours toward the CME requirement for license renewal.”

The Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians has a free online CME to satisfy this requirement.

LINK to ONLINE COURSE