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.”
Please accept my apologies for the obvious inconvenience and please feel free to contact me with any questions,
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.
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.
For additional guidance and discussion, visit the ACR Engage Platform
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:
Starting July 1, 2019, all centers in the state of Georgia performing mammography are required to include a statement in the patient lay summary telling women if they have dense breasts. The legislation, known as Margie’s Law, sets forth the language that is to be included in the patient notification.
Please read more here:
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 j[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!
Please follow the link below to download the proposed revisions to the GRS bylaws. The changes are in RED. The proposed revisions will be voted on at the GRS Annual Meeting June 7-9 at the King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
For any questions or comments, please contact Kathleen Gundry at [email protected]
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.