Oh no, not snow;” that was the first thing I said to myself as I backed out of the driveway early on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 to drive down to the WRS Board Meeting at The Delafield Hotel in Delafield, WI. There was about two inches on the road and the side streets on the way to the highway were slippery. Thankfully about 20 miles south of Wausau the roads dried out and stayed that way for the rest of the 3 hour drive.
Greetings! Your Wisconsin State chapter of the American College ofRadiology hopes this first newsletter of 2019 finds its members in good health after enduring a winter punctuated by the January polar vortex. The spring thaw is finally upon us, just in time for the 70th Annual WRS Spring Meeting taking place on Saturday April 13, 2019 at the AmericanClub in Kohler, WI. This year’s meeting will build upon the success of last year in which there was record attendance both of practicing radiologists and residents.
On April 5, 2018 Wisconsin became the 35th state to pass breast density legislation. The bill was authored by state Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) at the request of a constituent who was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer after dense tissue masked the tumor on her mammogram.
Welcome! Your Wisconsin state chapter of the American College of Radiology hopes the Spring of 2018 finds its members in good health and positively engaged in the ever changing practice of Radiology. Your WRS state chapter is built on three pillars: Education, Policy, and providing national Representation to the American College of Radiology. Your WRS chapter has been actively engaged in several initiatives on each of the fronts, dedicated to becoming an active player at the table.
The 2018 Doctor’s Day took place on January 30, 2018 and was attended by Dr. Paul Larson, member in training Dr. Jeannine Ruby, and Dr. Susan Rebsamen, current WRS President, all decked out in our “whites.” The included picture was taken in the WI State Assembly room. Each participant met with their elected state representatives and/or senators to discuss current legislative agendas which would potentially affect health care in the state of WI. Topics included Network Adequacy, an issue that will impact Radiology including issues and legislation surrounding the concept of “surprise billing.” …
WOW! On Wisconsin! Wisconsin has advanced for the 3rd year in a row to the RADPAC Final Four. For our division D, it is down to Colorado, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin! Thank you to everyone who has already contributed this year to get us this far. Remember any donation amount will help!
W. Dennis Foley, MD is a graduate of the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He trained in Radiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Foley did a 1-year Instructorship in Vascular Radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
RADPAC is the bipartisan, multicandidate political action committee of the American College of Radiology Association (ACRa). RADPAC’s goal is to support and elect pro-radiology candidates at the federal level through the voluntary contributions of dues-paying ACRa members. RADPAC only engages in federal election activity and these activities are governed by the Federal Election Commission.
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The purpose of the chapter shall be those of the American College of Radiology, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "College"; advancing the science of radiology, improving radiologic service to patients and the medical community, and studying the economics of radiology; the encouragement of improved and continuing education for radiologists; and the establishment and maintenance of high medical and ethical standards in the practice of radiology.