According to the two organizers and founding co-chairs, Dr. Mansoor Fatehi from the Iranian Society of Radiology and Dr. Ahmet Tuncay Turgut from the Turkish Society of Radiology, the goal of the project is to establish a multinational radiological association in a geographical area with great potential to exchange experience and knowledge, but which still lacks a regional society.
This year's meeting focused on defining actual steps toward organizing a regional scientific meeting, selecting an executive committee and running a website.
Delegates at the second official meeting of the Eurasian Radiology Initiative.
The meeting was again supported by the European Society of Radiology and its international relations committee. Dr. Lorenzo Derchi, from Genoa, Italy, attended the meeting and gave an introduction. The meeting had about 50 participants. By an election, nine individuals from Iran, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Cyprus, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan became members of the executive committee. The first regional meeting of the initiative is planned for the second half of 2015.
The website will provide further updates. For more information on the initiative, please go to www.earad.org.
Originally published in ECR Today on 10 March 2014.
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