Released: September 14, 2009
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OAK BROOK, Ill. — Radiologist Theresa C. McLoud, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, will bring her medical expertise to Argentina as part of the International Visiting Professor Program offered by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The program fosters international relations among radiology societies to assist with medical education in developing and newly developed nations.
Dr. McLoud, associate radiologist in chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and past president of RSNA, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as she embarks September 21 on the 10-day trip. She will spend her visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to members of the Argentine radiology societies and hospital radiology departments.
The program is mutually beneficial. The visiting team of radiologists informs local doctors and hospitals about the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. In turn, the visiting professors experience firsthand the obstacles faced by medical professionals in the host countries.
"During my tenure on the Board of Directors of RSNA, my particular focus was on education and international relations," Dr. McLoud said. "This outreach, which offers educational programs both at the Argentine Society meeting and at hospitals in Buenos Aires, provides a unique opportunity to participate in trainee education and share ideas and expertise in advances in imaging with local radiologists."
Dr. McLoud, who is also professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, is accompanied by Homer A. Macapinlac, M.D., from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Abida Z. Ginai, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R., from University Hospital, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Locations of the presentations in Argentina include Italiano Hospital, Fernandez Hospital and the Argentine Congress of Radiology meeting in Buenos Aires.
The International Visiting Professors Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education (CIRE).
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RSNA is an association of more than 43,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)
The RSNA Committee on International Relations and Education was established in 1986 to advise the RSNA on how the Society might provide international assistance to enhance radiologic education in countries requesting and requiring assistance. (RSNA.org/International/CIRE)