The annual business meeting of the Radiological Society of North America was convened at RSNA 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Two sessions were held. The first was held on Sunday, November 25, at 10:15 am; the second session was held on Tuesday, November 27, at 10:00 am. George S. Bisset III, MD, president of the Society, presided throughout the sessions. Sarah S. Donaldson, MD, president-elect and secretary-treasurer, served as parliamentarian.
Minutes of the business meeting held at RSNA 2011 (sessions on Sunday, November 27, and Tuesday, November 29), which were published on RSNA.org, were approved.
The secretary-treasurer reported on registration figures for the meeting. As of Saturday, November 24, 2012, a total of 49,486 individuals pre-registered for the 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. This total includes 24,011 professionals.
Reports were accepted from the officers and committee chairs. These reports can be found on RSNA.org.
Awards: The president announced to the membership, and for the official record, that Honorary Memberships were awarded to Giovanni G. Cerri, MD, PhD, São Paulo, Brazil; Mukund S. Joshi, MD, Mumbai, India; and András Palkó, MD, PhD, Szeged, Hungary. The president also announced that Gold Medals, the highest honor of the Society, were presented to R. Gilbert Jost, MD, Saint Louis, Missouri; William W. Olmsted, MD, Potomac, Maryland; and Stephen R. Thomas, PhD, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Election: The Committee on Nominations consisted of James P. Borgstede, MD, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Burton P. Drayer, MD, New York, New York, members; and Sarah S. Donaldson, MD, Stanford, California, Chairman. Dr. Donaldson presented the committee’s slate of nominees for election.
The officers elected were: President-elect N. Reed Dunnick, MD, Ann Arbor, Michigan; First Vice-President Richard T. Hoppe, MD, Stanford, California; Second Vice-President James D. Fraser, MD, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Third Vice-President Gerardo Perdigon Castaneda, MD, Mexico City, Mexico; and Board Member to serve a six-year term, Valerie P. Jackson, MD, Indianapolis, Indiana.
There was no new business presented and no unfinished business.
N. Reed Dunnick, MD2013 President-elect/Secretary-treasurer