The Canadian Association of Radiologists plays an integral role in the quality improvement of radiology services in Canada through the preparation of standards, guidelines and advisories and via its accreditation programs. Being involved as a volunteer for the CAR offers members opportunities for personal involvement, professional development, and engagement.
CAR Working Groups and Standing Committees are composed of volunteers, mostly radiologist members and other medical specialists as required. These members assist, guide, consult, create materials, research or advise as necessary to ensure the professional, clinical, and scientific expertise of Canadian radiologists is properly reflected in the work of the CAR.
We encourage our members to participate on our Working Groups and Standing Committees, and to shape the present and future of radiology in Canada. To volunteer with the CAR, please contact us.
Standing Committees are a permanent part of the CAR’s structure and are established for an indefinite period of time. They are responsible for performing particular functions that are essential to the operation of the CAR. Depending on the nature and focus of the Standing Committee in question, they may discuss and deliberate on policy or practice-related issues on an ongoing basis, provide recommendations to the CAR Board of Directors about specific concerns or questions, and/or undertake projects that fall under their purview. Standing Committees report to the CAR Board of Directors.
Working Groups are established to help the CAR formulate policies and positions on very specific topics, such as clinical practice guidelines and advisories. Working Groups are assigned projects and portfolios that are task-specific and time-limited, which can range from weeks to months, or longer if required. When the project of a Working Group is complete, the group is dissolved. Working Groups are also established to help the CAR formulate policies on specific topics, which are sent to the CAR Board of Directors for consideration and adoption. Working Groups report to the CAR President.
Many of the working groups are put in place to provide the CAR staff with advice and direction on specific projects or programs run by the CAR office, such as the CAR’s Mammography Accreditation Program and each year’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
The CAR regularly introduces new Working Groups to address timely issues. Let us know your particular area of interest beyond those listed below.
Want to Get Involved?
Volunteering in the core services of the CAR gives you an opportunity to directly influence the future of radiology in Canada! The volunteer opportunities are for members only.
The CAR regularly issues calls for volunteers for Standing Committees, and introduces new Working Groups to address issues on an ad hoc basis. Let us know your area of interest beyond those listed. The CAR may be calling on you at any time!
The CAR also needs volunteers to assist in its Mammography Accreditation Program – volunteer reviewers evaluate mammogram images as part of the accreditation process for mammography units (a volunteer orientation is given to reviewers).