In addition to the program, ACR leaders including Paul H. Ellenbogen, M.D., FACR, Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors and Kimberly E. Applegate, M.D., FACR, ACR Council Speaker will join former and current ACR Foundation International Outreach Committee chairs James P. Borgstede, M.D., FACR and Douglas “Rusty” Brown, M.D. respectively to meet with officials from multiple hospitals. The ACR Foundation has been working with Grace Children’s Hospital and the University Hospital since its fact finding mission in early 2011. The 700 bed University Hospital has recently started a radiology residency program and is planning to rebuild the facility featuring new radiology modalities. The ACR Foundation, along with several other charitable organizations, are working with the radiology residents to assist with training on these newer modalities.
This is the third broad-based educational program that the ACRF has sponsored in Haiti since the earthquake in 2010. The previous programs, which have reached capacity in attendance, have been very well received. This year’s meeting, to be held at the Plaza Hotel close to the University Hospital, is expected to reach capacity as well and will build on the learning to date.
We are all very excited about the trip and to see our friends again in Port-au-Prince.