RAD-AID will be presenting in Beijing at the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology, August 29-31, 2013. In conjunction wtih other world radiology, medical, business, and policy leaders, this forum will enable RAD-AID to continue its work in research and educational outreach between China and the United States.
RAD-AID's management team first visited China in July 2010 in collaboration with Project HOPE on RAD-AID's Radiology-Readiness Initiative. The institutions involved in this project include Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Renji Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Ninxia Medical University in Yinchuan, Tang Qiao Community Health Center in Shanghai, and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. Ongoing projects include global partnerships in education and research collaborations.
In the Spring of 2011, RAD-AID announced the first in a series of new programs based on the initial work of RAD-AID and Project HOPE in China: RAD-AID and Project HOPE - International Radiology Faculty Lecture Program, sponsored by Philips Healthcare. This program is based on the Radiology Readiness Initiative of 2010, which found that Chinese radiologists and technologists unanimously requested support to foster dialogue and collaboration, and indicated that the highest impact can be achieved by providing an opportunity for U.S.-American academic faculty to attend and speak at national Chinese subspecialty meetings.
The lack of such visits is thought to be limiting opportunities for Chinese faculty to learn about and discuss new trends in radiology, emerging technologies, patient safety, and to engage in collaborative research initiatives. In an effort to overcome these issues, RAD-AID has developed this program to promote collaboration, information exchange, and sustainable institutional partnerships between Chinese and U.S. Radiologists and Radiology Technologists by supporting U.S. faculty from recognized academic institutions to attend and speak at subspecialty conferences/meetings that are organized or endorsed by the CSR.
The first faculty selected as part of this program: Dr. Charles Maxfield from Duke University (below left, front center) and Dr. Doris Lin from Johns Hopkins (below right (speaking) and below left, front right). Both faculty had the opportunity to speak at the Chinese Society of Radiology Pediatric Imaging meeting in Changsha China March 17, 18th. Based on the success of the meeting, there are several follow-up projects underway, with more teams heading to China in 2012.
The faculty selected for the second meeting in the RAD-AID and Project HOPE - International Radiology Faculty Lecture Program: Jeff Petrella MD from Duke University and Haris Sair MD from Johns Hopkins. They both spoke at the 18th Chinese Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Radiology October 13-17, 2011, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.
One of the first collaborative projects which arose from this exciting program is an article recently published in the Chinese Journal of Radiology describing the radiology residency training in the US. To read the article on the CJR website, click HERE
The third meeting in the RAD-AID and Project HOPE - International Radiology Faculty Lecture Program took place at the Chinese Congress of Radiology general meeting Chengdu China, October 11-17th 2012. Frank Lexa MD, MBA Vice-Chair Drexel University, Professor, Wharton Business School, and Daniel Boll MD, Associate Professor, Duke University. Dr. Lexa was the first American radiology faculty to give the keynote address for the CCR in 2012. In addition, this meeting was the first to provide opportunity for the faculty to deliver hands-on educational content for a dedicated training meeting on advanced MRI, CT, and clinical neuroradiology with Chinese radiologists from around the country.