GRS Annual Meeting Update

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On behalf of the GRS Executive Committee,

 During the Georgia Radiological Society Board meeting, we had much discussion about whether or not to proceed with the in-person meeting at the King and Prince scheduled to be held 12-14 June 2020. The very tough decision to cancel the meeting was made. The business meeting will be held virtually on Sunday, 14 June 2020, with details to follow under separate cover.

 In looking forward, next year’s GRS meeting will be held 4-6 June 2021, at the King and Prince.

 Of note, the King and Prince will be automatically cancelling hotel reservations and will return any deposits charged. However, they have graciously extended the negotiated group rate to our members + an additional 10% discount by just clicking the link below and scrolling over to June on the calendar. The discount is valid June 1-30, 2020, based on availability. I tried the link earlier and in spite of the message in red stating “We could not find this code. Please re-enter your code,” I was able to move on to room selection by clicking on “confirm dates of stay.”

https://reservations.travelclick.com/104020?Adults=2&Children=0&rateplanID=4627050&identifier=grs20#/datesofstay

 Please accept my apologies for the obvious inconvenience and please feel free to contact me with any questions,

 Sincerely,

Amanda Corey, MD, FACR

GRS Education Committee Chair

SAVE THE DATE: Please join us for a virtual annual GRS business meeting Sunday, June 14, 2020, 9:30 AM. The short agenda will include membership votes on a proposed bylaws revision (addition of a GRS Young Professionals Section (YPS) and the proposed 2020-21 GRS Councilor slate, a legislative update, and a review of GRS finances. Meeting information will follow.

COVID-19 Links and Updates

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GRS Annual Meeting update as of March 20th:

Our GRS Annual Meeting is currently scheduled for June 12-14, 2020. We continue to closely monitor the situation regarding COVID 19 as related to travel and group-gathering recommendations. We will communicate meeting updates on this site and by email as soon as they become available.

Helpful Links:

ACR Recommendations on COVID Imaging Diagnosis

ACR Resources

CDC Interim Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities

Society of Breast Imaging Statement

ACR and ASBrS Joint Statement

Changes to Annual Physics Testing Requirements

For additional guidance and discussion, visit the ACR Engage Platform

ACR Engage Homepage

ACR Engage GA Chapter

 

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.