On April 28, 2023, the Canadian Radiological Foundation (CRF) met in Montreal during the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) at Le Westin. During the course of the Board meeting, the CRF welcomed their newest Board members, Drs. Narinder Paul (Chair, Canadian Heads of Academic Radiology) and Kiana Lebel (Past CAR Resident and Fellow Section Chair). The focus of the meeting was very much aimed at the future strategic direction for the foundation and fundraising.
Fundraising and Awards
There were a number of highlights over the course of the ASM and the CRF was fortunate enough to garner $16,650 in donations from registration and onsite pledges, thanks to the generous support of donors. The CAR/CRF Awards Ceremony was a tremendous success and this year a new bar was set for future celebrations. Dr. Emil Lee, CRF President did an excellent job of showcasing the importance of the foundation and assisting with the presentation of the awards. Over the course of the evening many radiologists were honored as the recipients of the CRF/CHAR Research Awards. A shout to the following individuals for their submissions and congratulations on their awards:
Dr. Mary Beth Bissell (The Ottawa Hospital)
for The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
on breast cancer method of detection and
stage at diagnosis at The Ottawa Hospital
Dr. Jesse Klostranec (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital)
for Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density
Imaging for Microscopic Tissue Evaluation in
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Dr. Giselle Revah (The Ottawa Hospital)
for CT Chest Findings in Marijuana smokers
compared to tobacco and non- smokers:
A prospective cohort study
The CRF also introduced a Canada Safe Imaging Radiation Safety Award. This is a brand-new award and is geared towards research focused on improving patient safety in radiology.
Congratulations to Dr. Moulay Ali Nassiri (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke) for Pilot Project to Monitor Patient Radiation Exposure in Medical Imaging Implanted at CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
The CAR would like to acknowledge and thank the CRF for sponsoring the during the ASM. The CRF has been financing these awards for several years and it is a testament to its objective in supporting the future of radiology in Canada.
The CRF also initiated two new categories of awards aimed at medical students. The Medical Student Awards were presented to the following individuals:
Radiology Leadership Scholarship Award:
Dr. Kathleen MacMillan (Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick campus)
Radiology Research Summer Studentship Award:
Dr. Nika Elmi (McMaster University)
New to the CRF
The CRF is grateful to the radiology community for their financial support in terms of donations. There is still more on the horizon as the CRF tries to find new and innovative ways to promote radiology research. In the coming months, the CRF will partner with the CARJ to support the development of a series of 6 journal-based podcasts. Stay tuned for more information on this.
If you are not yet a donor and would like to find out more about the CRF and to become a member of the 500 Club, please visit canradfound.ca. Your donations will help fund innovation in radiology research and provide support for the future of radiology.