A Message from the President of the
Canadian Radiological Foundation

Ian Hammond, MD, FRCPC, FACR
December 2015

As the year draws to an end, I invite you to make a tax-deductible donation for 2015 to the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF). As a registered charity with a mission to promote the art and science of radiology through research and education, the CRF proudly supports Canadian radiology research projects and other related initiatives. Your financial support is essential to keep our programs going and growing; please donate generously to help us continue our work. Your receipt for your 2015 tax deductible donation will be mailed to you in early 2016.

I would like take this opportunity to thank those of you who have already donated to the CRF. Your contributions have allowed the CRF to fund the following projects in 2015.

2015 CRF Projects

Research Studies

The CRF contributed funding to five research grants in 2015, with grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 for a total of $29,400. As the end of the year approaches, please consider a donation to help the CRF continue its contributions to Canadian research in radiology.
The research studies supported by the CRF in 2015 are:  

CAR/CRF Leadership Scholarships

In addition to supporting the above-listed research projects, the CRF, in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), awarded a scholarship to two members – Dr. Carole Dennie and
Dr. Stephen Choy – to attend the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) annual Radiology Leadership Institute Summit (RLI), which took place at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in August 2015. Both participants greatly appreciated the opportunity to attend such an outstanding educational event. Below are selected comments on their experience at the Summit.

(From left to right) Dr. Stephen Choy, Dr. Carole Dennie and CAR President Dr. Willie Miller,
at the 2015 RLI Leadership Summit
This course is essential to radiology leaders and those interested in leadership.  […] It left me empowered with skills to return to my practice and impact those around me in a positive insightful manner.  I thank the CAR/CRF for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
                                                   Dr. Carole Dennie

The RLI Leadership Summit has been a truly unique experience in my medical training. While the curriculum ostensibly taught leadership skills, it provided, at the same time, a lesson on why we need leaders in our field. […]The summit harmonized the perspectives of business and radiology, and for me, as a resident, these became empowering concepts.
                                                    Dr. Stephen Choy

CAR Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) Contests and Awards

In keeping with its mandate to promote radiology research, the CRF was also pleased to fund the prizes for the following CAR ASM contests, awarded during the  Joint Congress on Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in May 2015:  

Upcoming CRF Projects for 2016

In 2016, the CRF plans to continue funding studies that showcase the range of excellent research taking place in the Canadian medical imaging field.
In addition, and in collaboration with the CAR, the CRF will be offering two scholarships to attend the leadership programs provided by the ACR’s Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI), as follows:
  • One scholarship for a resident or fellow to attend the Harvard Emerging Leaders Seminar, a three-month online leadership development course co-moderated by established radiologists.
    Dr. Mitchell Wilson, radiology resident at the University of Alberta, has been selected to participate in this seminar.
  • One scholarship for a practicing radiologist to attend the 2016 RLI Leadership Summit. We are taking applications until February 28, 2016 – click here for the application criteria and submission process.
Earlier this fall, the CRF put out an invitation for qualified CAR members specialized in Interventional Neuroradiology, Cardiothoracic Radiology or Ultrasonography to apply for a CRF sponsorship to attend and lecture at the XXVII Congreso del Colegio Interamericano de Radiología (CIR 2016) which will be held in Lima, Peru, in September 2016. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Maria Cortés, of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, has been selected for this opportunity.
Finally, starting in 2016, the CRF will fund all the prizes awarded as part of the CAR ASM contests, including Educational Exhibits, Scientific Exhibits, the Radiologists-in-Training Contest and the Departmental Clinical Audit Projects Contest, with the latter now offering two prizes! The abstract submission portal is open until Tuesday, January 12, 2016 and I encourage all interested members to submit their application. Please visit the Call for Abstracts FAQ page for details on the contests and on submitting an abstract.


How to Donate to the CRF

Your tax-deductible donations to the CRF may be made:
  • By making a donation online 
  • Along with your dues payment when you become a CAR member or renew your membership
  • By contacting us at 613 860‑3111, ext. 0
  • By sending a cheque or money order, payable to the Canadian Radiological Foundation, to:
         Canadian Radiological Foundation
         c/o Canadian Association of Radiologists
         600 – 294 Albert Street
         Ottawa, ON  K1P 6E6
The CRF’s work is made possible thanks to your strong support. We greatly appreciate your generosity and hope to count on your donation as we continue our efforts to promote radiology research and education in 2016 and beyond.
Please feel free to communicate with me through the CAR office at crf@car.ca with ideas for the Foundation.

Warmest wishes to you and your family for the upcoming Holiday season.

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