Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Int'l radiology experts return to Haiti to educate local radiologists and technologists

Newswise — Expert radiologists and representatives from the American College of Radiology (ACR); the American Society of Radiologic Technologists; the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging; the Society of Pediatric Radiology; the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography will gather in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 24–25, to provide a series of didactic lectures and hands-on ultrasound training at the third annual “Radiology Education Days.”

The two-day event will focus on pediatric and musculoskeletal imaging, and will feature an imaging case review, which will provide attendees the opportunity to perform a self-assessment of their medical imaging skills. “Radiology Education Days” is part of the ACR’s ongoing commitment to improve radiological care in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January 2010.

“While we continue to see improvements, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to strengthen and build radiologic care in Haiti. The ACR is proud to partner with other societies to provide the Port-au-Prince medical community this unique educational opportunity — one that is undoubtedly making a positive impact on the Haitian medical community and those that they serve,” said Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.

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