As the national specialty society for radiologists in Canada, the CAR is committed to promoting the highest standard of patient care, lifelong learning, research, and helping radiologists contribute to the very best health care for patients. Its objective, as a recognized leader in education, research and innovation in radiology, is to develop, accredit and promote opportunities for continuing professional development and research, helping radiologists stay at the leading edge of medical imaging healthcare. This is achieved through:
- Educating and supporting members, fellows and radiologists-in-training
- CAR Annual Scientific Meetings
- RAD Academy, the CAR’s learning management system
- Advancing medical imaging research and practice that may ultimately lead to better patient care
- CAR Journal (CARJ)
- Development of clinical practice guidelines
- Collaborating with other organizations in health
CAR's Continuing Professional Development Program
Dedicated to helping radiologists stay at the leading edge of medical imaging healthcare
The foundation of safe and quality care is the knowledge that radiologists acquire through both medical education and the continuing professional development they pursue throughout their career. That’s why the CAR contributes to education and lifelong learning in a number of important ways.
CAR Annual Scientific Meetings
The CAR annual scientific meetings provide collaborative learning opportunities to enhance radiologists’ knowledge and competencies in diagnostic and therapeutic medical imaging to help deliver optimal quality health care for patients and the Canadian public at large. The meetings which bring together practicing radiologists and leading researchers from around the world for four days of learning and networking, cover a broad range of subject designed for both practicing radiologists and radiologists-in-training. Join us for CAR 2020: Share the Vision, which is being held April 16-19 in Montreal – Registration opens October 22, 2019.
Continuing Professional Development
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a lifelong, systematic and planned process to maintain and develop professional competence, skills, knowledge and capabilities. The CAR offers CPD activities for radiologists, through its learning platform, RAD Academy. As an exclusive benefit of membership, CAR members have access to this online learning platform, which features innovative eLearning opportunities from global leaders in radiology on emerging trends and technologies, ways to improve patient care, strengthen leadership and business acumen in radiology.
Also featured on the platform, a dedicated space for radiology members-in-training, showcasing resident-specific information and resources.
As an approved accrediting agent of the Royal College, the CAR accredits CPD activities developed by other physician organizations. The CAR has made education a strategic priority; our emphasis on promoting, providing and supporting lifelong learning and development opportunities for our membership and the Canadian radiology community at largeis a key pillar of success.
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CARJ) is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists. The CARJ brings the latest research and editorials to subscribers four times per year, online and in print and features a journal-based self-assessment program, Insights4Imaging. The aim of this accredited self-assessment program is to assist radiologists in reducing perceived and unperceived knowledge gaps related to research and clinical issues in radiology, and to help evaluate a radiologist’s current skill levels and learning needs for various imaging modalities. Our goal is to offer opportunities in each CARJ issue for radiologists to earn continuing professional development (CPD) credits that qualify for Royal College Section 3: Self-Assessment credits which can be applied towards the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.