At the Society Council Annual General Meeting on the 4th October 2000, it was agreed that this new Section of the Society could be established. To launch the new section a very successful half-day symposium “Imaging in the 21st Century” was held on the 17th January 2001 in the Postgraduate Health Sciences Centre at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, which included speakers who were outstanding and international experts in their field.
A call went out for volunteers to serve as members of the steering committee. Twelve keen and active members, drawn from several disciplines associated with imaging (radiologists, radiographers, physicists and other technical staff), have attended meetings at which the objectives of the Section were defined and the future scientific programme planned. There are now approximately 120 members of the Section of Imaging, and we are hoping for more.
The scientific meetings take place on Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 8.00pm, and are planned to attract not only those in disciplines closely associated with imaging, but will also prove of interest to members of other Sections of the Manchester Medical Society. The meetings have a varied format including not only conventional lectures, but also mini-symposia and debates, and are accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Radiologists. The meetings are followed by a dinner, as we believe the Section also provide a convivial social and networking environment for all involved with Imaging, in and around Manchester and the North West region.
Please come and join us!
For information about a career in Medical Imaging please view the following YouTube clip
The image of Dr A E Barclay (below), pioneer of Radiology, appears on our Section of Imaging presidential medal.
A biography of Barclay can be found at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.3109/00016924909135249?needAccess=true
North Western Deanery School of Radiology: http://www.nwsor.org/