Welcome to Orlando and the 66th Annual meeting of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR).
The annual meeting is our opportunity as educators, researchers and leaders in radiology to come together to learn and share ideas. Some of you are attending the meeting for the first time and others, like me, have attended many times. Every year I learn new things, meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and find inspiration to further the missions of teaching, research and high quality patient care when I get home. And it’s also fun!
Diagnostic and interventional radiology are rapidly advancing fields, essential to most medical and surgical practices in the US and around the world. The fast paced environment is exciting, but demands placed on radiologists and other physicians are increasing. Our theme for 2018 is “Radiology: Health and Well-being of the Profession and the Professional”. A variety of interesting sessions aim to address the impact of modern radiology training and practice on us humans, and to learn how we can create solutions and lead the way to a healthier future for ourselves, our specialty, and for our patients.
On Monday, AUR Plenary Session speaker Srijan Sen, MD, PhD, Institute of Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, will speak about The Intern Health Study: Insights into Depression during Medical Training and the Biology of Stress and Resilience. On Tuesday, Frederick J. Marshall, MD, Chief, Division of Geriatric Neurology, University of Rochester, will address Cultivating Mindfulness and Resilience for Ourselves and Our Trainees during the AMSER Lucy Squire and APDR/ACR Keynote.
My heartfelt thanks to all of the program chairs of the affinity groups of AUR and affiliated societies who developed interesting and useful programming for the meeting. The Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD), the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR), the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2), the Alliance of Clinician-Educators in Radiology (ACER), the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER), the Radiology Alliance of Health Services Research (RAHSR), the Radiology Research Alliance (RRA), the Association of Program Coordinators in Radiology (APCR), and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), thank you! In addition, the meeting is offered through joint providership with the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
To find programming that best suits your interests, presentations are searchable by theme (research, education, administration, leadership or training), and by the group providing the presentation (i.e. APDR, AMSER, ACER, A3CR2, RRA, RAHSR, SCARD) on both print and Web versions of the program.
Scientific sessions will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm, and include investigations in resident and medical student education, health services research, quality and leadership topics, and clinical research. We also encourage you to attend the presentations of the AUR GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) program and the ACR AUR Research Scholar program.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the welcome reception Monday, May 7 at the Omni Golf Course Commons.
Enjoy the meeting and Orlando!
Janet E. Bailey, MD
Janet E. Bailey, MD
AUR Program Chair and President-elect