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ASER 2020 Virtual Meeting RePLAY

WHAT AN EXCITING FEW WEEKS this has been! The ASER 2020 Virtual Meeting was a tremendous success with the largest gathering of Emergency Radiologists that ASER has ever enjoyed! With 60 countries represented, ASER members and friends were able to network, learn from, and interact with (through running chat streams!) many of today’s Emergency Radiologist leaders. Significant CME (39.75) is available to all who registered and will continue to be available to access through June 30, 2021.

For those of you who were not able to register in advance for this year’s meeting, we have GREAT NEWS: The ASER 2020 Virtual Meeting RePLAY is NOW available to you! The pre-recorded presentations, interactive chats and access to CME are available when you register using the special access link below (RePLAY Registration available only through May 31, 2021).

Once registered, access to the entire course (all meeting content and CME) will be available until June 30, 2021, so don’t delay!

ASER 2020 Virtual Meeting Registrants may access meeting courses using the following:

ASER 2020 Virtual Meeting Platform

For those that do not wish to purchase access to the entire meeting (with discounted full-course CME), please note that the individual sessions will be made available for purchase soon through the ASER website.

ASER Intergalactic Monthly
Case Conference

Be sure to attend the ASER Intergalactic Monthly Case Conference (first Thursday of each month).

Date: May 13, 2021
Noon-1pm EST, 9am-10am PST
Subject: Biliary Emergencies
Presenter: Dr. Kiran Maddu (Emory University)

Please come ready to listen, learn, share and discuss the most interesting cases you have. Network with others as they share their most unusual cases – be sure that you have prepared your cases to be anonymous/de-identified. Powerpoint or keynote is best viewed.

Log-in Details (from your computer, tablet or smartphone):

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 576-917-829

If you would like to sign up to present at a future session, email Claire Sandstrom at

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American Society of Emergency Radiology

In 1987, while attending Harvard’s emergency radiology course, eight radiologists met to discuss the formation of a new group to define and disseminate the body of knowledge unique to emergency radiology. The American Society of Emergency Radiology was formed in 1988 from this small nucleus and has steadily increased in numbers and interest, providing consultation to radiologists and corporations who deal with emergency radiology challenges. Since 1995, the society membership has sponsored a new journal of practical imaging, Emergency Radiology, in which peer reviewed articles are presented and discussed

ASER 2021 Annual Meeting

September 21 – September 24, 2021
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Journal of Emergency Radiology

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It is with great sadness I must share the news of losing our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, 2014 recipient of the esteemed ASER Gold Medal. His accomplishments are many and varied. After his medical schooling at the University of Sri Lanka, Dr Shan completed a residency at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the UK followed by a fellowship at the University of Maryland in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr Shan had a long association with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, USA. His seminal contributions and publications in the field of trauma radiology are known to one and all in the radiology community at a global level. Some of the key advances were made in the imaging of traumatic aortic injury, blunt splenic trauma, and the role of whole body CT, which is known as the “Shan Scan” in the Trauma and Emergency Radiology circles.

He was a recognized leader in research, education and development of clinical practice guidelines. Known simply and lovingly as ‘Shan’ to us all, perhaps what we most loved about him, was his ability to befriend all ASER Society members, no matter their role, education or experience. He had a remarkable sense of humor, a passion for life, and was one of those people who we all attend ASER Meetings looking forward to seeing. Shan was an exemplary friend and radiologist – a true inspiration. He will be dearly missed!

Ron Bilow, MD
ASER President, 2019-2020