Resources & Services for ACR Chapters

Access resources to answer patient questions about medical imaging benefits and safety and build awareness about radiology with these free, downloadable materials.

Chapter Portal

The ACR developed the Chapter Portal to facilitate communication between the College and its chapters, to expedite the work of chapter leaders and to facilitate communications among the chapters. Those with access can download chapter membership data, access resources from the College, start and participate in discussions via a discussion board accessible by all users, email chapter leaders in other states, email chapter members, and more.

Access to the Chapter Portal is granted for the duration of the chapter officer, executive staff, councilor, alternate councilor and membership chair’s terms. Users can utilize the acr.org single user sign-on in order to access the Chapter Portal.

Chapter Leader Education

  • Chapter Leaders Advancement Series (CLASS)  An education series for chapter leaders, developed by the Office of Chapter and Member Engagement in coordination with the Committee on Chapters, CLASS includes both live (via webinar) and on-demand offerings (via the Portal). Topics include issues that are vital to building stronger and more robust chapters across the country, including:
    • Building collaborative partnerships with influential state bodies
    • Growing membership
    • Offering quality education to members
  • Chapter Leaders Workshop  The Chapter Leaders Workshop at the ACR Annual Meeting is an opportunity to network with peers and discuss common relevant issues as well as discover new and innovative ways to grow and serve your chapter membership.
ACR Chapter and Member Engagement staff are available to assist you with any questions about your leadership role. For further information, contact Katie Kuhn at 800-227-5463, ext. 5785.

Membership Reports and Rosters

Through the ACR membership database, the membership department offers a series of reports to assist chapters in maintaining an accurate membership database and to support chapter member retention efforts. Your chapter information is available to you via the Chapter Portal. You can access a variety of rosters, including an officer roster and rosters by practice and specialty.

Member Contact Information

Mailing and email addresses included with your chapter reports in the Chapter Portal can be downloaded and used to communicate with your members. The information available is limited to your own membership and may be used solely for conducting chapter business.

Membership Dues Billing

The ACR dues billing service allows chapters to take advantage of ACR resources for preparing and distributing invoices, dues collection and record keeping. The College charges a modest fee for this service.

Legal Assistance

The ACR Legal Department is available to provide general information on a variety of issues to ACR members and their attorneys. Chapter leaders may turn to the ACR Legal Department for:

  • Referrals to local attorneys
  • General questions about nonprofit organization and incorporation
  • General questions about bylaws
  • General questions about antitrust issues and other corporate matters

State Legislative Services

The ACR state government relations program addresses legislative and regulatory trends across the country and assists chapters with specific state legislative and regulatory initiatives and strategies. A committee is dedicated to state government relations and The Voice of Radiology blog provides members with state government relations information. To learn more, contact Eugenia Brandt-Krimer at 1-800-227-5463, ext. 4398.

Chapter Visitation Program

The ACR Executive Office can provide a speaker to attend your chapter meeting to highlight emerging issues and recent ACR activities. The College assumes the expenses for one visitor, per chapter, per year. To use this service, submit a speaker request form and provide complete details for your chapter meeting.

Recognition Through the Chapter Recognition Awards Program

The ACR Chapter Recognition Program facilitates the sharing of ideas among chapters and recognizes chapter successes and innovative ideas. For further information, contact Carrie Tucker at 800-227-5463, ext 4496 or chapters@acr.org.

Model Chapter Bylaws and Incorporation Information

The ACR has available a copy of model chapter bylaws as well as general information regarding incorporation. To learn more, contact Katie Kuhn at 1-800-227-5463, ext. 5785.

Chapter Web Sites

All chapters are provided with a presence on the ACR website via no-cost chapter microsites; external chapter websites are integrated into the microsites. To learn more, contact Jose Arias at 1-800-227-5463, ext. 4907.

Use of the ACR Logo

With prior approval and in accordance with ACR guidelines, chapters may use the ACR logo on chapter-related materials to illustrate the reciprocal relationship between ACR and chapter membership. To request the logo, please check with Legal Services at 1-800-227-5463, ext. 4951.

Chapter Meeting Announcements

The ACR can promote your chapter meeting information on the meeting calendar. When space is available and ample notice provided, the College may also list meetings in print or electronic publications (e.g., ACR Bulletin or ACR Member Update). To submit a meeting announcement, please contact chapters@acr.org at 1-800-227-5463, ext. 4907.

Chapter Executive Update

This e-newsletter is distributed by ACR staff to chapter leaders and executive staff in order to provide information about new chapter resources, chapter-related news and pertinent activities.

Annual Meeting Stipends for Residents, Fellows and Young Professionals

The ACR provides up to $3,000 to chapters to help send residents and fellows to the ACR Annual Meeting and $1,000 for a young professional to attend the meeting as an alternate councilor. To designate residents and fellows attending the ACR Annual Meeting, please fill out the Sponsoring Members-in-Training form. To designate a Young Professional Alternate Councilor (YPAC), please contact Jose Arias at 1-800-227-5463, ext. 4907.

Guidance Regarding Council Activities

The ACR website includes resources and orientation materials to provide guidance on ACR Council activities, including a handbook for councilors and alternates, a resolution template, a how-to document for writing resolutions, and Council policies and procedures. Staff is also available to answer questions by phone or e-mail (see contacts below). Your most important resource for guidance on Council activities is your chapter’s Council Steering Committee (CSC) liaison identified on your chapter officer roster. Your CSC liaison is your connection to the governance body that represents the Council between annual meetings.

Key Contacts

Chapter and Member Engagement 

Chapter Programs (Recognition, CLASS, Chapter Portal, Chapter Executive Update, Chapter Visitation) 
Katie Kuhn, Manager 
kkuhn@acr.org 
1-800- 227-5463, ext. 5785 

Chapter Visitation, Chapter Recognition, Officer/Councilor Records, General Inquiries
Carrie Tucker, Chapter & Member Engagement Coordinator  
ctucker@acr.org
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4496 

Volunteer Services, Commissions and Committees 
Amy Shipp, Manager 
ashipp@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4917 

Resident and Fellow Section 
Catherine Herse, Project Specialist 
cherse@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4956 

Council Services 

Council Steering Committee, Annual Council Meeting, Digest of Council Actions, Resolutions 
Trina Behbahani, Director 
tbehbahani@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4998 

Catherine Herse, Project Specialist 
cherse@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4956 

Government Relations and Economics and Health Policy 

Federal Government Relations 
Joshua Cooper, Senior Director 
jcooper@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4308 

Economics and Health Policy 
Angela Kim, Senior Director 
akim@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4556 

State Government Relations 
Eugenia Brandt-Krimer, Director of State Affairs 
eKrimer@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4398 

RADPAC® 
Ted Burnes, Director, RADPAC & Political Education 
tburnes@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4949 

Legal 

Legal Services 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4044 
legal@acr.org 

Marketing, Communications and Public Relations 

ACR website 
Noelle Neu, Web Content Manager 
nneu@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 5875 

Membership 

ACR Membership, ACR Fellowship, General Inquiries 
Monique C. Talbot, CAE, Director 
mtalbot@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4954 

ACR Fellowship Applications and Convocation 
Kristin Barnard 
kbarnard@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4682 

Commission on Membership and Communications 

William T. Herrington, MD, FACR, Chair 
herrad54@gmail.com 

Brad Short, ACR Senior Director of Governance and Member Services 
bshort@acr.org 
1-800-227-5463, ext. 4975 

Committee on Chapters 

David T. Boyd, MD, MBA, Chair 
boydd323@aol.com

Katie Kuhn, Manager, Chapter & Member Engagement 
kkuhn@acr.org
1-800-227-5463, ext. 5785

 

Tools You Can Use

Use these downloadable materials and resources to build awareness of radiology and to answer patient questions about medical imaging benefits and safety.

Chapter CME Program

The ACR Chapter CME Program offers a quick and easy online process through which you can certify chapter events for CME, provide members with certificates of participation and keep record of certificates for future reference. To learn more or get started contact Obse Debela at 703-390-5876.

Chapter Benefits

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Chapter benefits include providing professional involvement and educational opportunities and opening the door to opportunities for volunteerism and leadership development.

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Chapter Awards



Chapters receive honors annually for excellence in government relations, meetings and education, membership, quality and safety, and overall excellence.

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