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A Century of Accomplishments

The College will mark its 100th anniversary at ACR 2023, giving us a chance to honor what has been and what is yet to come.
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Our 100th anniversary gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the world-changing achievements and contributions realized by ACR members.

—Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR
March 23, 2023

The ACR is hosting back-to-back in-person annual meetings for the first time since 2018–19, and the College couldn’t be more excited. This will occur as the ACR marks its centennial, celebrating the lifesaving impact our members have had on patient care, radiology and society.

Our 100th anniversary gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the world-changing achievements and contributions realized by ACR members. The ACR Centennial Steering Committee, led by co-chairs James P. Borgstede, MD, FACR, and Catherine J. Everett, MD, MBA, FACR, has been hard at work planning what promises to be a perfect celebration.

Featured Speakers

ACR 2023 will take place May 6–10 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. On Sunday, May 7, ACR President Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR, will deliver his presidential address during the opening session, which is scheduled to take place from 1:30–4 p.m. EDT. William E. Flanary, MD, will take the stage on Monday, May 8, during the 8:30 a.m. to noon session to deliver this year’s Moreton Lecture. Tuesday, May 9, caps off our featured sessions and speakers with the Economics Forum, moderated by Gregory N. Nicola, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Economics. Our meeting program also features the first in-person Capitol Hill Day since 2019, set to take place on Wednesday, May 10.

Dedicated Sessions
The annual meeting will feature four sessions dedicated to specific groups of College members. We hope as many ACR members as possible will attend these sessions, whether in person or virtually.

Chapter Leaders Workshop: Evelyn Y. Anthony, MD, FACR, chair of the Committee on Chapters, will facilitate a workshop on Saturday, May 6, from 1–5 p.m. EDT. The workshop will incorporate a wide range of topics and presentations, including an overview of the FACR program, and updates from state and federal government relations teams. Panel presentations will highlight membership engagement programs such as the Radiology Advocacy Network, the Pipeline Initiative for the Enrichment of Radiology program, the Medical Education and Student Outreach team, the RFS and the
Radiology Health Equity Coalition. There will also be a member services and chapter portal overview, as well as a breakout/open mic session for additional questions and comments from attendees.
Medical Students Session: From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, this marks the first time medical student programming will be offered at the annual meeting.

YPS Programming: Part of the YPS program will be dedicated to reviewing parliamentary procedure to ensure YPS members can participate in the ACR Council sessions effectively. Attendees also will learn more about the Radiology Leadership Institute® and receive a government relations update.

RFS Programming: The program will include a variety of sessions with topics covering economics, consolidation in radiology, sustainability, AI/informatics, advocacy and government relations, malpractice and more. There will also be a panel discussion on practice types, which will include members who work in private practice, teleradiology, academic and hybrid work settings, as well as a session covering volunteering and ACR opportunities.

Centennial Gala
I encourage all those attending this year’s meeting in person to register for the Centennial Gala on Saturday, May 6, from 6–10:30 p.m. EDT. This will be a wonderful time to come together to celebrate our success in providing quality patient care, paving the way for the ACR’s next 100 years of accomplishments. During the event, we’ll have the opportunity to hear our colleagues’ reflections on the past 100 years in their own words and experience a video premiere highlighting the history of the ACR. This will be a time to give thanks to those who came before us, and enjoy food, drinks, music and dancing, while sharing stories and making new memories.

Please join us in Washington, D.C., next month. This is an exciting time for everyone to network and exchange experiences and ideas as we continue to improve the field of radiology.

Author Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR,  chair of the ACR BOC