Founded in 1978, the Canadian Heads of Academic Radiology (CHAR) is an association of the Heads of the 16 academic radiology department within the faculties of medicine at Canadian universities.
Through leadership, the association promotes the advancement of radiology education, research, and academic practice.
CHAR is committed to the advancement of academic radiology in Canada, and its essential positive impact on the health of Canadians.
CHAR is an association of the Heads of the academic radiology departments within the faculties of medicine at Canadian universities. CHAR aims to promote the advancement of academic practice in radiology through research innovation, clinical excellence, training, and education.
- Maintain a strong and supportive partnership with the CAR.
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of best practice in teaching programs, research, grants, and resident/fellow training.
- Identify top research priorities that support/advance academic radiology advocacy and the advancement of science for the patient and provider.
- Identify research leaders in medical imaging to serve on scientific and advisory committees.
- Foster Canadian research, education, and training excellence through the promotion of national and international collaborations.
- Evaluate research proposals in medical imaging through the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) and the Canadian Heads of Academic Radiology (CHAR) Research Awards opportunities.
To be the voice of academic radiology in Canada, who can communicate their collective support for specific radiology investments in education, research, and infrastructure.
Message from the CHAR Chair
Dr. Paul is the Chair/Chief in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University and its teaching hospitals. He has served on numerous provincial, national, and international professional associations and committees.
Dr. Paul is excited about the pivotal role of CHAR in driving research innovations to address unmet patient need, in steadily improving the existing excellence in clinical care across Canadian academic medical imaging departments, and in further improving the outstanding training and teaching environment for learners, faculty, and staff.
The forging of strong partnerships across the 16 Canadian academic medical imaging programs, with the Canadian Association of Radiology, industry, provincial and federal agencies will help to raise awareness, strengthen pan-Canadian opportunities in medical imaging, and foster high quality care and positive patient outcomes. Together, these collaborative efforts will ensure that medical imaging remains a vibrant, sustainable, and impactful speciality.
Dr, Narinder Paul, Western University