Friday, March 8, 2013

ACR Goes Back to Haiti as Radiology Education Days Focuses on Pediatric Imaging

We are headed back to Port-au-Prince, Haiti for our next education session which will be held March 25-26 at the Visa Lodge.  We have over 80 pre-registrants signed up for the event which will include didactic lectures as well as clinical image review sessions and hands-on ultrasound training. 

I cannot thank enough the following people who will be attending the program:

Paul H. Ellenbogen, M.D., Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors
Bibb Allen, Jr., M.D., Vice Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors
Howard Fleishon, M.D., Speaker, ACR Council
James Borgstede, M.D., Chair, ACR Foundation International Outreach Committee
Jeannine Hatt, M.D., ICC USA Board of Directors,
Chuck Phelps, M.D., ICC USA Board Affiliate
Douglas "Rusty" Brown, M.D., Program Chair from the Mayo Clinic
Ernst Garcon, M.D., Columbia University
Ron Cohen, M.D., World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI),  Children’s Hospital, Oakland, CA
Marthe Munden, M.D., (WFPI), Texas Children's Hospital
Jennifer Nicholas, M.D., Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
Eva Rubio, M.D., (WFPI), Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Rebecca Stein Wexler, M.D., (WFPI), UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Michelle Wilson, Ed.D(c), RDMS, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Napa, CA
Lauren Alfero, ACR Staff

In addition, I want to thank the generosity of the following organizations the ACR Foundation is partnering with including:

Grace Children's Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI)
Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU)
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS)

I would also like to especially thank Sonosite for their ongoing support through the ultrasound loaner program.  The units are an essential ingredient in providing hands-on training.

I would also like to thank Drs. Maria Ines Boechat and Dorothy Bulas of WFPI for their support and help in identifying an outstanding faculty.  Finally, I would like to thank in advance Drs. Billy Brandt, Josette Bijou and Gina Yoachim and Rosa Voltaire Damas for their on-the-ground support and Keith Mumma and Tom Willson of International Child Care for their guidance and direction. 

There will be many more to thank in the days to come. 

We are truly looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with old friends, establishing new friends and most importantly continuing the ongoing progress to improve radiology in Haiti. 


  1. I am going to Haiti in April to visit Nehemiah Vision Ministry for a medical mission trip. I'm an RVT, RVS and educator in Sonography. Do you ever need more members on your team in Haiti?

  2. Thanks for you service to Haiti. I would be very interested in meeting you. Please feel free to contact me at