Join the Canadian Association of Radiologists virtually for its 84th Annual Scientific Meeting taking place from April 27 – May 2, 2021
The Annual Scientific Planning Committee has developed a dynamic program focused on disseminating techniques based on whole-body imaging, evidence-based medicine and best practice, subjects deemed to be of special interest by Canadian radiologists at past meetings. The comprehensive event program, themed Share the Vision, will address current key issues that affect radiologists and radiologists-in-training and features balanced content which will be relevant and useful for both community radiologists and those in academic practice environments.
Savvas Nicolaou, MD, FRCPC
University of British Columbia
Thursday, April 29, 11:10 EDT
Whole Body Trauma Imaging: Radiology Impacts Patient Management
Whole body imaging is an increasingly prevalent approach for the evaluation and treatment of patients with traumatic, life-threatening injuries. Accelerated image acquisition and interpretation procedures now make it rare for trauma surgeons in major centres to undertake damage control surgery unaided by imaging and the perspective of radiologists, particularly in cases of blunt trauma. In this keynote lecture whole-body trauma imaging protocoling and its applications in the acute setting, providing guidance on how to relate findings that are critical to the surgical management of patients will be discussed.
Jamie Marko, MD
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Sunday, May 2, 11:00 EDT
Multimodality Imaging of the Placenta
In this plenary lecture the radiologic, pathologic and clinical features of important placental abnormalities including placenta accreta spectrum, gestational trophoblastic disease, and placental chorangioma. will be discussed.
Trainee Day Session - Opening Plenary
Tuesday, April 27, 11:00 EDT
Practical Promotion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Radiology
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives are an increasingly visible aspect of work and interaction in radiology departments, training programs, and professional life. This panel discussion brings together radiologists from across North America to discuss the EDI projects, programs, and practical initiatives at their institutions, as well as perspectives on how radiology has been affected by increased awareness and interest in these issues, and how it may evolve in the future.
Emil Lee, MD, FRCPC
Fraser Health Authority
Anand Narayan, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Charlotte Yong-Hing, MD, FRCPC
University of British-Columbia
Session: Practical Considerations for the Community Radiologist
April 30, 13:00 EDT
Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR
Weill Cornell Medicine Radiology
Creating a Culture of High-Value Patient Centered Care
The American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Imaging 3.0 initiative seeks to highlight the value delivered by radiologists. Shifting the perception of radiologists from "invisible" to "valued members of the care team" requires culture change, the appropriate tools and aligned incentives. This session will discuss the challenges radiologists face in this endeavor and highlight success stories that can inspire change.
Social Media in Radiology Practices
Although social media is a relatively new phenomenon, its dominance in our daily lives means that it cannot be ignored in our professional lives. It has become an important tool for practices and individual physicians who wish to create brand identity and reach patients and other stakeholders. The pitfalls are numerous, however, and learning how to effectively harness the power of social media will be the focus of this session.
Friday, April 30, 14:30 EDT
Radiology and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What We’ve Learned and Where We Go from Here
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the delivery of healthcare services in Canada and has had a particularly acute effect on radiology. This panel brings together radiologists from across Canada to offer their perspectives on the way that the pandemic has affected radiology training, teaching, practice and patient care.
Mark Baerlocher, MD,FRCPC,DABR
Georgian Radiology Consultants
Devang Odedra, MASc., MD
Radiology Resident, McMaster University
Ciaran Redmond, MD, BCh, BAO, FFR(RCSI)
Vancouver General Hospital
Jana Taylor, MD, FRCPC
CAR 2019 Facts & Figures
CAR 2019 attracted radiologists and other medical imaging professionals from across the country. We were fortunate to have a large number of engaged industry partners and dynamic speakers.
This event provided plenty of opportunities for socializing and networking including the CADTH-sponsored 5K run, CAR Opening Reception, Resident In-Training Reception and Vendor Cocktail. Never before have we seen such a high level of engagement between delegates and industry partners.