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An Update from the President of the
Canadian Radiological Foundation

Ian Hammond, MD, FRCPC, FACR
June 2013

President’s Comments

It is my pleasure to draw your attention to those items that were supported by the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) in 2012–2013. You will see that these include three scientific research studies, the very important CAR position paper on the lifecycle of medical imaging equipment due out later this year, and the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting awards. The CRF Board believes that all these undertakings fulfill the essential mandate of the Foundation to advance the art and science of radiology in Canada. This work would not be possible without the generous contributions of our members, and I would especially like to thank those of you who have donated to the CRF.

The CRF is also looking at other projects to support in 2013 including a potential pan-Canadian appropriateness/quality study and an initiative supporting international work in underdeveloped/developing countries. More details on these will be shared in the future.

CRF 2013–2014 Board of Directors

Further to the Annual General Meeting which took place on April 27, 2013 at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal,
I am pleased to present our Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Ian Hammond, President
  • Dr. Raquel del Carpio-O’Donovan, Vice President
  • Dr. Gregory Butler, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Dr. Robert Sevick
  • Dr. Bruce Forster

The biographies of our Board of Directors can be found on the CRF website.

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Ian Hammond

Raquel del Carpio-O’Donovan

Gregory Butler

Robert Sevick

Bruce Forster

Projects

The mandate of the CRF is to fund projects which help to shape the future of radiology in Canada. In support of this directive, the CRF supported the following recent projects:

Research Studies

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CAR Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada

The CRF is participating in an important project that the CAR is leading to create national guidance on the acquisition and maintenance of medical imaging technology. As jurisdictions grapple with increasing pressures on the healthcare system, we believe more than ever that such guidance is a critical part of the solution to health resource management for all jurisdictions. COMING LATER IN 2013!

CAR Annual Scientific Meeting Awards

The CAR Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is a great occasion to recognize the dedication and tremendous work of our fellow colleagues and to advance Canadian radiology research. In keeping with the CRF’s mandate to promote radiology research, the CRF is pleased to have sponsored the following 2013 ASM awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

Awards presented at CAR 2013 ASM Gala

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CRF Donations

Please consider making a donation to the CRF to enable us to continue to advance radiology research in Canada. Tax-deductible donations to the CRF can be made by:

Thank you to all our loyal members who have donated generously to the CRF. The list of the 2012 CRF Donors who have given us the permission to publicly recognize them is now posted on the CRF website.

Please feel free to contact me through the CAR office at crf@car.ca with ideas for the Foundation.

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“Let’s all invest in our future”
Ian Hammond, MD, FRCPC, FACR
President, Canadian Radiological Foundation