I have had the distinct privilege of serving as SAR President since last February’s hugely successful inaugural meeting in Maui. This meeting had the largest attendance of any Abdominal Radiology Course meeting to date. I am sure you share my impressions that the quality of the program set a new high bar for both excellence and breadth of educational offerings. I was also impressed by the large numbers of young Radiologists who attended. This latter fact was clear to all of the members of the SAR board and to our corporate supporters. This attests to the vibrancy of our Society, specifically that we are meeting and anticipating the needs of our members for a superior educational experience as well as opportunities to share ideas, build friendships, academic partnerships. Many of you indicated in post meeting feedback that you appreciate how our meeting facilitates connecting younger and more senior academicians, and fosters a sense of community among abdominal imagers. The excitement about the Society continues; we have added 38 members since the Maui meeting bringing our total membership to 654. Applications continue to be received.
I hope your plans for next year include attendance at the SAR Annual Scientific Meeting and Educational Course being held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton Florida, March 23-28, 2014. Having completed a site visit at next year’s venue, I can tell you that the site is ideal for our meeting. The conference center is spacious and will provide an excellent locale for the activities during the week. There is a wide variety of room options within the property; the Society has negotiated very favorable rates. There are beautiful golf and tennis facilities, several swimming pools, and a magnificent beach on the other side of the intercostal waterway. I hope you will have a look at the property from the link provided on the website. Plenty of restaurants are available in the hotel and within walking distance from the meeting site.
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