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President's Message

Dear ASER members, friends and supporters, in the US and abroad,

I’m very honored to serve as President of the American Society of Emergency Radiology during its 30th anniversary year.  I’ve been a member of ASER since 1999, and during that time I’ve seen ASER and the practice of emergency radiology evolve to become the important society and subspecialty they are today.  As someone who professionally "grew up" with the Society, I’ve benefited enormously from the tremendous talent, common collegiality and marvelous mentorship of its members.  Like many of you, I feel a deep kindredness and strong commitment to ASER, and I hope to carry its important mission and expanding legacy forward during my presidency.  I am especially grateful to the immediate past president, Dr. Joseph Yu.  Through his tremendous leadership during his presidency, his seamless transition to my presidency, and his thoughtful mentorship of those in line for succession, he has helped position the Society for many years of success.


For those of you who wish to get more involved, I encourage you to take advantage of the ample opportunities for meaningful engagement.  While the journal, Emergency Radiology, and the Annual Meeting are the Society’s “main events,” there is on-going work throughout the year to deliver this content and to advance ASER’s mission.  I urge you to become involved in one or more of ASER’s many committees.  Help develop our educational content.  Become a reviewer for the journal.  Attend and get involved in the annual meeting.  If you have any interest in getting involved, and need guidance, please feel free to reach out to me personally.


I wish all ASER members, longstanding and new alike, a heartfelt happy 30th anniversary.  I look forward to seeing you at our 2018 Annual Meeting, which will be held in McLean Virginia, near Tysons Corner, just outside of Washington DC, this September 26-29.  The meeting content promises to be outstanding, with seasoned and talented speakers on the full range of traumatic and non-traumatic conditions.  And for the first time ever, we have created a mass casualty incident workshop to help train our members on preparedness for such events.  In addition to the amazing educational content, there will be many great opportunities to socialize and reconnect with ASER friends and colleagues from across the US and abroad.  So please mark your calendars and join us this September 26-29.


Best regards,

Stephen Ledbetter, MD, MPH
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