Having lasted for several months, the world is keenly aware of the impact that the military conflict with Russia has had on Ukraine. Among the many losses to social structures and life sustaining systems in Ukraine, the conflict has affected the ability for radiologists and medical professionals to maintain their Continuing Professional Development (CPD), especially as it applies to emergency and trauma imaging. Aiming to provide aid to these professionals as the situation continues, the Canadian Emergency, Trauma, and Acute Care Radiology Society (CETARS) has set up a series of educational webinars focusing on all aspects of emergency and trauma care imaging, using a head-to-toe approach. Read More
For those looking to share their research and showcase their expertise in front of peers from across the country, submitting an abstract for the CAR 2023 Scientific and Educational Competitions is an excellent opportunity. Every year, as part of the CAR’s Annual Scientific Meeting, radiologists, trainees, and medical professionals from a variety of radiology subspecialties put forward their best work on relevant topics to present and compete for top prizes. Read More
Submitting an abstract to CAR 2023 is an exciting chance to shape the scientific and educational content of CAR 2023 – the CAR’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). The CAR invites you to submit your abstract for the opportunity to showcase your work at Canada’s premier radiology event, taking place April 27 – 30, 2023 at our NEW location Le Westin Montréal, Montréal, QC. Read More
From September 22-24 the CAR Board of Directors gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss the upcoming priorities for the fall and to undertake the development of a new strategic plan for the next five years. Despite the challenges presented from Hurricane Fiona, the Board, with representatives from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan (2), Ontario (2), Quebec (2), New Brunswick (2), Nova Scotia, the ACR and a resident representing the Resident and Fellow Section, weathered the storm and had a very productive discussion. The meeting kicked off with a presentation from Dr. Gilles Soulez, CAR President, summarizing the successes and highlights of the last several months. Read More
With the warmer weather upon us, for many of our members the focus is on summer vacations. I hope that you have been able to get away from work to recharge your batteries. I would like to thank our members for their continued support and recognize the many radiologist leaders who have taken time out of their hectic schedules, even through prime vacation season, to support and lead initiatives that will have a significant impact on patient care in Canada. Read More
The CAR continues to diversify and expand its catalogue of educational offerings, and September promises to be a busy month. The next few weeks are full of exciting content with an upcoming series of webinars, covering topics relevant to a range of subspecialties. Read More
The Screening team at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) supports developing cancer screening initiatives in collaboration with a broad range of partners to improve quality and equity of screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer in Canada. One of their main initiatives, the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control, is to strengthen existing screening efforts and implement lung cancer screening programs across Canada. That is where the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), with its successful history of a Mammography Accreditation Program became involved. The CAR and CSTR are excited to announce the launch of the first program in the CAR’s QUEST curriculum: Introduction to Lung Cancer Screening.Read More
The CAR Journal (CARJ) continues to be an important educational pillar of the radiology community in Canada and internationally. The Journal brings together the best work and scientific activities from radiologists who engage with the field’s most challenging topics and earlier this year, reached an all-time high Impact Factor of 4.186. Read More
For over four decades, the Canadian Heads of Academic Radiology (CHAR) have been an expanding authority in promoting radiology education, research, and academic practice among Canadian academic institutions. The CHAR is an association that brings together the Heads of the 16 academic radiology departments in Canadian universities. Read More
In February 2021, we launched the CAR’s national curriculum, “Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Foundations to Current Applications,” consisting of five courses and multiple modules to be rolled out over time. Grounded in the latest science and developed by experts in the field, the modules offer a wealth of knowledge that is tailored for radiologists. So, where are we now?
We would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2021 Canadian Association of Radiologists' Annual Scientific Meeting (CAR 2021), our first virtual meeting, and to extend a very special thank you to the speakers that made CAR 2021 a tremendous success. The Annual Scientific Meeting attracted close to 700 participants from across the country including 73 speakers and moderators. Registered participants have access to the virtual platform until May 31, 2021.
Spring has sprung and so blooms a fresh new look for RAD Academy! The CAR has created a more interactive learning environment with this latest update to the learning management system (LMS). We have added a new set of collaborative tools to maximize our engagement with members and boost your user experience to ensure that RAD Academy is your go-to hub for all your CPD needs!
We have been counting down to the CAR’s virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for months and it is just days away. Our past two newsletters have featured plenary sessions, trainee day, affiliate events, and accredited symposia. This month we highlight even more exciting content, some that is back by popular demand, including the oral presentations competition and the scientific and educational electronic posters. There is still time to register for the meeting, taking place from April 27-May 2, 2021. Don’t miss out! Read More
Members of the CAR have long been asking for more opportunities to obtain Section 3 Self-Assessment Program (SAP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program credits. We are pleased to have facilitated this agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) that recognizes eight ACR accredited self-assessment programs as eligible for Section 3 MOC credits.
According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), nearly two-thirds of the world's population has no access to diagnostic medical imaging. While there has been a rise in international organizations spearheading radiology outreach initiatives, there is growing interest amongst Canadian radiologists and trainees to learn more about global health initiatives.
The CAR will be hosting its first ever virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from April 27-May 2, 2021 and we couldn’t be more excited! This year the CAR 2021 includes a Trainee Day (April 27) and a Canadian Society of Thoracic Radiology (CSTR) Day (April 28) followed by four days of scientific programming for the broader radiology community. The scientific program is approved for a maximum of 20.25 credits (Section 1)*. Register today!
The CAR is here to support your continuing professional development (CPD) needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the cancellation of many medical education events, we know that our members are seeking alternative opportunities to continue their training pursuits and enhance their competencies and skills. Read More
In an effort to ensure that our members remain at the forefront of medical imaging healthcare and maintain as well as enhance their proficiencies, the CAR is working diligently with the Royal College to devise strategies for compliance with respect to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. Read More
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