On Saturday, June 6, 2020 for the first time ever, the CAR and Canadian Radiological Foundation held their annual general meetings virtually.
We were very pleased with the turnout and the support from our members.
We understand that COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty for residents and fellows. Not only have certification examinations been postponed, but we have heard that some fellowship opportunities have been cancelled or suspended due to travel restrictions. The CAR is here to help. We have recently updated our fellowship opportunities listing.
Join your colleagues and peers on RAD Academy, the CAR’s e-institute for CPD, for our virtual summer series and learn about new developments in MRI and the clinical implementation of modern MR imaging protocols. The series will consist of three, one-hour interactive sessions taking place at the end of July 2020. The lectures will provide an overview on current developments in contrast enhanced MR Imaging with a focus on safety, efficacy of MR contrast media and the implementation of modern imaging protocols in the central nervous system and breast imaging.
After four years of hard work and dedication, Dr. Matthew McInnes completed his inaugural term as Chair of the CAR Journal Committee. The committee provides strategic advice to the CAR Board related to the CAR Journal. We express our sincere gratitude to Dr. McInnes. Under his leadership, the Committee has provided expert advice on the selection of a new publisher, SAGE, as well as the transition of two Editors in Chief.
COVID-19 is the largest health and economic crisis of our time. Millions of people have been affected, causing hundreds of thousands of fatalities in over 217 countries and territories around the world. Read More
When a patient’s condition worsens and life is on the line, early recognition with prompt action can save a life. Navigating Medical Emergencies (NavME) is a practical, interactive guide to managing acutely ill-patients. This free, peer-reviewed e-Book is available in English and French. Read More
The next steps will include working with the federal government and our provincial counterparts to have a cross-country strategy. This will also enhance the need for a federal investment ($1.5 billion) in medical imaging equipment inventory and health human resources. Now more than ever is the time for the government to take action. The pandemic has created a significant build-up for diagnostic imaging procedures. With an investment in equipment and staff, as well as a comprehensive plan for re-entry, we can get in front of the situation, thereby minimizing wait times, improving patient outcomes and limiting physician burnout.
More details to come in the coming weeks as we roll out our advocacy strategy and take a closer look at wait times in Canada.
The CAR has been working diligently on providing our members with the most up to date information and guidance related to COVID-19. We are hearing from you that the number of radiology reads nationally has been reduced by 50-70% because of the pandemic. Read More
Featuring: Dr. P. Andrea Lum, Vice Dean Faculty Affairs, Schulich Medicine and Dentistry, Western UniversityDr. Lum showcases new program to promote wellness and offer collegial support during COVID-19 and beyond. CAR staff had an opportunity to interview Dr. Lum to gain insight into Peers for Peers.
I look forward to starting my term as the new Chair of the CAR Resident and Fellow Section (RFS). I am a second-year radiology resident at McGill University who is passionate about student leadership, medical education, and global health.