Radiology experts to train radiologists, pediatricians and physicians in Haiti

Published on March 20, 2013 at 5:53 AM · No Comments

Expert radiologists and representatives from the American College of Radiology (ACR); the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging; the Society of Pediatric Radiology; the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound; and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers will gather in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 25-26, to provide a series of didactic lectures and hands-on ultrasound training at "Radiology Education Days."

One-hundred radiologists, pediatricians and physicians from Haiti will gather for the two-day event that will focus on pediatric imaging. "Radiology Education Days" is part of the ACR's ongoing commitment to improve radiological care in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January 2010.

"Because of a dire need for basic radiology education, the ability of Haitians to get even basic radiologic care is threatened. 'Radiology Education Days' is another opportunity for the ACR and others to strengthen and build radiologic care in Haiti and potentially save lives. The ACR is proud to partner with other societies to provide the Port-au-Prince community with this one-of-a-kind educational program. I am confident it will make a positive impact on the Haitian medical community and those they serve," said Paul H. Ellenbogen, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.

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