Being a national specialty association allows the CAR to hear requests from radiologists in practice as well as medical imaging vendors. In multilateral conversations among the three groups — radiologists, industry and trade association — a recurring theme is dominating the exchange of ideas; that of getting the voices heard among hospitals, radiology departments, provincial governments and industry vendors to name a few, with the goal of improving imaging care for everyone.
Are the groups listening to one another? Is the right message being sent, and if so, is it being communicated effectively in such a way that priorities are clear an understood? Answers to these questions and more are precisely what is on the agenda of a specialized negotiations course for radiology leaders. Having polled its members on the importance of leadership in radiology, the CAR is delivering specialized education to support leadership in radiology.
The CAR sourced top business schools in the country and in 2016 struck a partnership with the UBC Sauder School of Business and the Canadian Radiological Foundations (CRF) to offer a series of leadership courses specific to the radiology field. The theme for 2018 is Leadership in Radiology – Negotiation Strategies for Canadian Radiologists. Participation in the course is expected to be of a high caliber, attracting a range of participants, such as community radiologists, industry leaders, heads of radiology departments, technologists, and a handful of vendors. Participants can expect real-world scenarios and a chance to connect with peers.
“Offering a course such as this helps fulfill a huge need for the radiology community in Canada,” says Bruce Forster, Head of Radiology at UBC and CRF Board Member. “We want to provide everyone in medical imaging with the best tools for success. We strive for a diversity of registrants, from residents and fellows to established radiologists and allied professionals in the rural, urban, academic and community-based practices, since, at the end of the day, we all face the same challenge of having to negotiate for things such as provincial funding, new equipment, and new clinical programs in a fiscal environment which is highly competitive. Understanding the principles of negotiation can give our specialty and most importantly our patients a big advantage. Feedback from the course in 2017 was very positive, and this year we are planning a similar highly interactive, engaging program with business and Radiology leaders providing a rich learning environment to members of the imaging community, addressing critical scenarios we will all recognize.”
The course is made as accessible to as many people as possible, by being offered in tandem with the CAR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Course Title: Leadership in Radiology – Negotiation Strategies for Canadian Radiologists
Location: Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec
Date: April 24-25, 2018
Registration and more information: https://car.ca/education/leadership/
Other courses being offered in Montreal:
April 24-25: ACLS for Radiologists
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Radiologists (ACLS-r) is a specialized course designed by radiologists for radiologists, offered in a simulation workshop setting. Participants learn life-saving skills such as CPR that can be applied in a radiology/ medical imaging setting. A BCLS and ACLS certificate will be issued to each participant who successfully passes the program.
April 26: Canadian Society of Breast Imaging’s Inaugural Annual Conference
Members of the CSBI are invited to attend the inaugural annual conference and general meeting on April 26 at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal. CSBI members wanting to also attend the CAR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting receive a $100 discount when registering for the event.
April 26-29: CAR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
The CAR 2018 ASM is the premier Canadian radiology event of the year, renowned for its scientific and educational content, and for the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across Canada. This year’s theme is Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Present and Future.