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November 2008

For questions and responses contact:
ACR Resident and Fellow Section
1891 Preston White Dr
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (800) 227-5463, ext 4998
E-mail: rfs@acr.org

IN THIS ISSUE

* MRI Teaching File - Evolving to fit your needs
* ACR at 2008 RSNA - RFS Reception and More!
* Nominations are Being Accepted for Members-in-training to Attend a Meeting of Radiology's Leaders
* AFIP Housing Database
* Apply Now for the RTOG ACR Radiation Oncology Resident Training Fellowship

MRI Teaching File - Evolving to fit your needs

The MRI Teaching File is expanding to include a new category in addition to Body, MSK, and Cardiac. The new section added to the database is breast imaging. The MRI Teaching File for breast will be administered similarly to the other sections with contributors receiving compensation for their submissions. In order to grow the section of the site for this emerging modality, we encourage everyone to contribute as many cases as possible. Submission requirements are available on the RFS Web site.

Debuting in Early 2009 - MRI Teaching File Case of the Week. Sign-up today to receive a weekly case from the popular MRI Teaching File. Send an e-mail to rfs@acr.org to subscribe.
ACR at 2008 RSNA - RFS Reception and More!

Please join us for the ACR-RFS reception to be held in Chicago during this year's RSNA meeting. The reception is dedicated to residents and fellows and provides an opportunity to learn more about the role of the ACR and ACR RFS in advocating and representing your interests. Food and drinks will of course be provided, as well as our ever popular big door prizes. Be sure to enter your name in the drawing for this year's big door prizes, a new iPod® Touch or Sirius Satellite Radio. Two of each will be awarded, and you must be present to win. RSVP to rfs@acr.org to reserve your complimentary gift.

ACR Residents Reception Details
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Conference Center 12BCD

You can also visit with ACR staff and members in two locations at the meeting - the ACR booth and the ACR Career Center's On-Site Interview Service. See below for additional information on the ACR's presence at RSNA.

* ACR Booth--Visit the ACR in the exhibition hall at booth #6403. At the booth you can review the latest products essential to your profession and find out what's new at the ACR. Featured at the booth will be the MRI Teaching File Case of the Day. Visit the booth each day, Sunday through Thursday to view a new case and enter to win 1 of 5 Apple iPod Shuffles.
* ACR On-Site Interview Service--The ACR Career Center returns to RSNA this year and provides you with an excellent opportunity to interview with prospective employers while in Chicago. As a registered Career Center user you can post your resume and search employers that will be on site at the meeting. The On-Site Interview Service can be found in Room S105A of the McCormick Place Convention Center. Visit the ACR Web site for more information.

Nominations are Being Accepted for Members-in-training to Attend a Meeting of Radiology's Leaders

The Intersociety Committee, a freestanding committee of the ACR, serves as a gathering place for radiology's leaders. In this forum, each radiological society has an equal voice in helping formulate solutions to the issues confronting the practice of diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology. Two members-in-training will be elected by the ACR Council during the 2009 ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference (AMCLC). Selected individuals will attend the 2009 Intersociety Summer Conference in July. A requirement of attendance is the publication of a report of the proceedings for the ACR Bulletin.

To run for one of these positions, please ask your chapter to submit your name to the College Nominating Committee. The deadline for submitting nominations is Dec. 30. For more information, visit the ACR Web site or contact Mary Jane Donahue at mjdonahue@acr.org.
AFIP Housing Database

"Seriously, this is the place where we're going to live?" Want to avoid hearing this upon entering your apartment at AFIP? Enter the ACR AFIP Housing Database. This unique housing database (accessible through the RFS Web site) allows attendees to plan where they will live during their four-weeks in Washington, D.C. The database allows you to search for housing based on location and provides information on available amenities. In addition, past AFIP participants are able to rate their rental property using a five-star rating system.

If you have previously attended AFIP we invite you to help us grow the database of available housing. Please complete a form to provide information on the rental property you chose.

Click here to access the AFIP Housing Database and the housing form.
Apply Now for the RTOG ACR Radiation Oncology Resident Training Fellowship

The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), with support from the American College of Radiology (ACR), has established a Radiation Oncology Resident Training Fellowship. This five-day fellowship at RTOG Headquarters in Philadelphia focuses on introducing residents to radiation oncology research. The RTOG Fellows participate in a two-day RTOG Study Chair Education and Training Session and a subsequent three-day program designed by the resident and RTOG leadership and staff to investigate more fully an area of interest in radiation oncology research.

RTOG awards two Fellowships for each Study Chair Education and Training Session. The 2009 training sessions will be held March 16 - 20 and September 14-18. Applications are due at RTOG Headquarters by December 15, 2008 for the March session.

Click here to access an application. For more information about RTOG visit www.rtog.org.

For more information on all of the Fellowships available at ACR, visit the RFS Web site.

Visit the ACR at booth #6403A during the RSNA annual meeting, Nov.30-Dec.5, 2008, at McCormick Place in
Chicago. Preview the latest products essential to your profession and find out what's new at the ACR.

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