Thursday, February 5, 2009

SIIM Announces 2009 Resident Scholarship Program

SIIM Announces 2009 Resident Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 2, 2009
Recipients to Attend SIIM Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC, June 4-7

February 4, 2009 - Leesburg, VA - The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (formerly SCAR) has announced the fourth year of its scholarship program for radiology residents interested in imaging informatics. The scholarship is open to all trainees in North America who intend to pursue a career in radiology or imaging sciences.

"The SIIM resident scholarship program enjoyed another successful year in 2008. Our two winners had a variety of useful educational experiences at the meeting. The essays in 2008 addressed the educational impact of imaging informatics of trainees. This year, we are broadening the essays to see what software trainees find valuable outside the PACS. We are looking forward to some exceptional essays, just like those we have had the pleasure of reading in past years," said Barton F. Branstetter IV, MD, chair of the SIIM Resident & Fellow Education & Training Subcommittee.

Travel expenses and meeting registration for the SIIM 2009 Annual Meeting, as well as a one-year SIIM membership, are included for the recipients. The SIIM Annual Meeting takes place in Charlotte, NC, June 4-7.

Applicants are asked to submit a 500-750 word essay on the following topic: "Besides PACS, what one piece of software most improves workflow efficiency for radiologists?" The winning essays will be published in the Journal of Digital Imaging or SIIM News.

Topics of interest to SIIM members include PACS (monitors, networking, and storage), digital teaching files, speech recognition, computer-aided interpretation, reading room workflow and ergonomics, and communication technologies. "Residents who already have an interest in computers will find SIIM to be a welcoming group of like-minded radiologists," said Branstetter.

For more information and to see the online application:

The application deadline is March 2, 2009.

About SIIM

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is proud to be the leading health care professional organization representing interests and goals of those who work with and whose work is affected by the rapidly changing world of information and imaging technologies. SIIM seeks to spearhead research, education, and discovery of innovative solutions, and to explore new technologies and applications to improve the delivery of medical imaging services and the quality and safety of patient care. For more information, visit

For more information about the SIIM 2009 Annual Meeting and to view and download the preliminary program, visit

Caroline Wilson
Director, Publications & Media
Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)
703-723-0432 ext. 315

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