Radiologists Must Lead the Way Forward
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
As RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Chair Burton P. Drayer, M.D., looks to the next 100 years for the Society, he says radiologists must be at the center of research innovation, and the Foundation needs the support of the entire radiology community to pave the way.
When Dr. Drayer addresses the audience in the Arie Crown Theater today at 4 p.m., he will speak of the significance of leadership to the future of radiology.
Dr. Drayer will address the important role radiologists play in innovation and discovery, emphasizing the need for radiologists to lead collaborative efforts, poised to discover the next great breakthrough for the specialty.
The R&E Foundation will play a key role in that innovation, he says, by continuing to support inspiring researchers and educators who are developing new approaches to education.
Another important piece of the puzzle, Dr. Drayer says, is time. As radiologists' workloads become increasingly demanding, protected time for research is not only valuable, but necessary to ensure new ideas come to light.
The Foundation launched Inspire-Innovate-Invest: The Campaign for Funding Radiology's Future® at RSNA 2014 to ensure that role continues. The Campaign has reached more than half of its goal of $17.5 million, yet it will take the support of the entire radiology community to achieve that goal by the end of 2017 when the Campaign closes.
Meeting attendees are invited to visit the R&E Foundation Booth (Level 3, Lakeside Center) this week to learn more about the projects funded by the Foundation. Donations are accepted at the booth, and visitors are also invited to participate in the Virtual Auction, unique to RSNA 2015.