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International Education Conference


For over fifteen years, the SAR (formerly under the SGR) has sponsored an International Education Conference (IEC), a collaborative educational program in which members travel to countries in Central and South America and provide lectures at the host country’s national or regional radiological meetings.

Since its inception, IEC Faculty teams have traveled to such locations as Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Peru, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa. Those that have participated in the past have returned from their sponsored international educational travel energized and inspired by the intellectual and cultural exchange.


2019 SAR IEC Program 

Costa Rican Association of Radiology and Medical Imaging Conference (ACRIM)
San Jose, Costa Rica
October 31- November 5
Meeting Dates: November 1-2

Please review the travel details available with the online application.



Application Information

The Society of Abdominal Radiology is soliciting applications from members who are potentially interested in participating in the 2019 IEC Program. Applications are welcomed from members of all specialties (GI/GU). For the 2019 IEC, the SAR has been invited to send 6 faculty to the SAR-ACRIM Conference, hosted by the Costa Rican Association of Radiology and Medical Imaging (Asociación Costarricense de Radiología e Imágenes Médicas) (ACRIM), to be held in November 2019.

The host society provides all local arrangements, including local transportation, lodging and most meals. The SAR supports the air travel for this program, including for each faculty member: one approved, upgradeable coach class ticket from a US gateway; reasonable ground transportation/economy parking fees; bag fees; and faculty dinner on the date of arrival to the host location (all expenses reimbursed up to a location-appropriate limit, to be determined).  Any fees incurred for upgrades, guests and all other food and beverage will be at the expense of the traveler.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a member in good standing (current in dues through 2019) of the SAR
  • Participation of faculty is limited to once every three (3) years
  • Additional factors may be considered, including involvement in the SAR (length of membership, committee participation, meeting attendance, etc.)

Application Requirements

  • Completed online form
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation that address your teaching skills;
     one of which must be from your department chair
  • A current headshot (color, high-resolution, jpg format)
  • Current CV

Click Here to Complete an Application






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