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RSNA Press Release

George S. Bisset III, M.D., Joins RSNA Board of Directors

Released: December 1, 2004

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Maureen Morley
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CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2004 - The driving force behind the scientific program at the RSNA annual meeting for the past four years has been elected to the RSNA Board of Directors. George S. Bisset III, M.D., will be the Liaison-designate for Education.

"I look at my role as being a facilitator," Dr. Bisset said. "We have a very talented group of individuals in leadership roles in the RSNA Refresher Course and Educational Exhibits Committees-they are brimming with ideas. My goal should be to open doors for success. I envision working closely with this team and the highly qualified RSNA staff to design innovative, timely and pertinent educational programs."

Dr. Bisset is a professor of radiology and pediatrics and is vice-chairman of the Department of Radiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He is certified in radiology, pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, and holds a certificate of added qualification in pediatric radiology.

In 2000, Dr. Bisset became the vice-chairman of the RSNA Scientific Program Committee. In 2001, he became committee chairman. Since then, Dr. Bisset and his volunteer committee have reviewed thousands of scientific paper and poster abstracts, choosing only the very best for presentation at the RSNA annual meeting.

"I believe my tenure as the Scientific Program Committee chair has allowed me to appreciate the other side of the RSNA mission to 'promote and develop the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research,'" Dr. Bisset said. "My goal is to maintain the high quality of the RSNA instructional courses, while at the same time trying to discover new opportunities for learning."

Dr. Bisset will work under Board Liaison for Education Theresa C. McLoud, M.D., for one year until she assumes the role of RSNA chairman at RSNA 2005. "I still have much to learn about the educational facets of our large Society, but I have a willingness to learn and a great mentor in Theresa McLoud," Dr. Bisset said. "The opportunity to meet and work with the RSNA staff has been one of the perks of the Scientific Program Committee chair position. Hopefully, this experience will serve me well as I pursue this new endeavor."

Dr. Bisset earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed an internship in pediatrics and a research fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. He then entered the world of radiology through a radiology residency and a fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Dr. Bisset is the author of nearly 200 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is a former associate editor and current reviewer for Pediatric Radiology. He is also a reviewer for Radiology, Chest, American Journal of Roentgenology, Journal of Pediatrics and several other medical journals.

A popular speaker, Dr. Bisset has been invited to lecture and teach at medical schools and medical meetings throughout North America. He has also lectured and taught in Japan and Brazil.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Board of Radiology, and he has been on the Board of Directors for the Society for Pediatric Radiology.

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RSNA is an association of more than 37,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists and related scientists committed to promoting excellence in radiology through education and by fostering research, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill.

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