STR / ASER COVID-19 Position Statement

March 11, 2020

At this time, the STR and ASER do not recommend routine CT screening for the diagnosis of patients under investigation for COVID-19. Chest CT can be restricted to patients who test positive for COVID-19 and who are suspected of having complicating features such as abscess or empyema.

American Society of Emergency Radiology

To advance the quality of diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients by means of medical imaging and to enhance teaching and research in emergency radiology.

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ASER 2020 Annual Meeting

September 30 – October 3, 2020
Hilton Austin
Austin, TX

Meeting Information

The American Society of Emergency Radiology stands in support of the Black community and the peaceful protests against all forms of racism, police brutality, and social injustice that are occurring in the United States and around the world. We are devastated by the acts of violence that are perpetrated against our fellow citizens. We mourn for the senseless loss of life and grieve for the families and friends who are left behind. Racism has no place in this world. Every person deserves to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. We believe that our community is better and stronger because of our diversity. We will continue to advocate for the under-recognized and under-served, and work to ensure that our community is as inclusive and as supportive as possible.

Respectfully,

Ronald Bilow, MD
President

Jorge Soto, MD
President-Elect

Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD
Immediate Past President

Joel Gross, MD
Second Vice President

Jamlik-Omari Johnson, MD
Treasurer

Martin L. Gunn, MBChB, FRANZCR
Secretary

Robin Hines, MD
Director at Large

Clint Sliker, MD
Director at Large

Ferco Berger, MD
Director at Large

Felipe Munera, MD
Director at Large

Mark Bernstein, MD
ACR Councilor

O. Clark West, MD
ACR Alternate Councilor

Suzanne Chong, MD, MS
2020 Program Chair

ASER 2020 Annual Meeting Cancellation Announcement

 

Dear Society Colleague,

In the best interests of preserving health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the in-person ASER 2020 meeting. In its place, we will offer a virtual meeting with high-yield emergency radiology lectures on priority topics such as mass casualty incident planning and disaster response, educational and scientific presentations, mentoring and networking opportunities, and more. Although we will sorely miss seeing each other in-person, we look forward to leveraging our energy, talent, and creativity as the leading experts in emergency radiology to provide a virtual meeting that will advance the educational and scientific missions of the American Society of Emergency Radiology. We will share details of the virtual meeting as soon as they become available.

Sincerely,

Ron Bilow, MD, FASER
President

Suzanne Chong, MD, FASER
2020 Program Chair

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

2020 Annual Meeting

September 30 – October 3, 2020
Hilton Austin
Austin, TX

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Journal of Emergency Radiology

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MEMBER NEWS

IN MEMORIAM

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

THE PEOPLE OF ASER

Ronald M. Bilow, MD

Ronald M. Bilow, MD

President

Ronald M. Bilow, MD completed his emergency radiology fellowship at UT-Houston Medical School in 2002, where he serves as Associate Professor of Radiology. He has been active in various committees and leadership roles in ASER since 2003.

Jorge Soto, MD

Jorge Soto, MD

President-Elect

Dr. Jorge A. Soto is a professor of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and is the Chair of the Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center. 

Joseph Yu, MD

Joseph Yu, MD

Gold Medal Recipients

Joseph S. Yu., M.D., Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs and Education, and Professor of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery, obtained his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. After completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at his alma mater, where he served as chief resident, he went on to train with Dr. Donald Resnick at the University of California, San Diego in their Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship. 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY

2018 ANNUAL MEETING PHOTOS

LOOKING FORWARD TO
SEEING EVERYONE AT THE
2020 ANNUAL MEETING IN
AUSTIN, TEXAS

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY

2018 ANNUAL MEETING PHOTOS

LOOKING FORWARD TO
SEEING EVERYONE AT THE
2020 ANNUAL MEETING IN
AUSTIN, TEXAS

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY

2018 ANNUAL MEETING PHOTOS

LOOKING FORWARD TO
SEEING EVERYONE AT THE
2020 ANNUAL MEETING IN
AUSTIN, TEXAS

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY

2018 ANNUAL MEETING PHOTOS

LOOKING FORWARD TO
SEEING EVERYONE AT THE
2020 ANNUAL MEETING IN
AUSTIN, TEXAS