2016-2017 Lecture Series

The Long Island Radiological Society Lecture Series is accredited for up to 6 hours of Category I CME Credit by Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Interesting Cases

Resident's Quiz

LIRS Meeting, May 2006

Resident's Quiz

Case 1: 55-year-old female with abdominal pain and lower extremity edema. What is the diagnosis?

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Long Island Radiological Society

Message from the President

I am sure I am speaking for the entire Executive Committee of the Long Island Radiological Society ("LIRS") when I express our warmest welcome to our newest members an the return of our faithful members as we begin another Academic year of lectures and activities.

This year's annual lecture series should be both educational and innovative.  Five of the six lectures will be held, as they have for many years, at the Woodbury Coountry Club, beginning with a "Cocktail hour" at 6:00pm, followed by the formal address starting at 7:00 p.m.  Our second meeting, however, will take place at a local Italian restaurant, La Famiglia in Plainview, with a full four course dinner.  In addition to an excellent lecture from Dr. Jiyon Lee from NYU Langone Medical Center, so don't miss it!  Also, please let us know your thoughts on either of the two venues, so we can plan next year's events with your preferences in mind.  Don't be shy!

Another activity, which is especially near and dear to my heart, is the upcoming 28th Annual Conference On Mammography and Other Breast Imaging conference, which will again be held at the Melville on October 1, 2016.  I will be sharing the podium with Dr. Emily COntant, the Chief of Breast Imaging at The University of Pennsylvania.

We all have busy lives and extremely busy professional responsibilities, and it is hard to carve out some time for our local organization.  However, an organization such as LIRS will continue to solely on the basis of our collective efforts.  We have real interests that need to be heard, with legislative hurdles, regulatory headaches, and the changing face of radiology with mergers/associations all challenging our core profession.  If we don't do our share of burden sharing with local and national organizations, our interests will be trampled over.  Please consider your participation and dues to the LIRS as a way to have your voice be heard on these important matters.  Even better, consider joining our Executive Committee, so that you can directly address issues that concern you most.

Wishing you all the very best of the years, we look forward to seeing you all at this year's events, and please consider playing an active role within the organization, as well as lobbying your colleagues to join up if they haven't already!  Please feel free to contact me directly with any relevant concerns or suggestions.


Paul Fisher, M.D.
President, LIRS 2016-2017



Benefits of Membership

ACR & LIRS: The Voice of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Long Island Radiological Society (LIRS) are the voice of radiology when it comes to important practice issues such as the pre-authorization programs for PET, MRI and CT, balance billing, radiology assistants, overutilization of medical imaging, reimbursement for radiology services, and more.

ACR and LIRS leaders work hard to protect both our patients and the profession of radiology. Whether you are just starting or well-established, membership has benefits.

2016-2017 Lecture Series

The 2016-2017 Long Island Radiological Society lecture series will bring world renowned speakers and researchers in the field of Radiology to Long Island for our membership to learn from, interact with and, in turn, obtain CME credit. As is our tradition, prior to each lecture, members will enjoy a social cocktail hour and a fabulous buffet dinner from the Woodbury Country Club chef.

Website and Dues

Our yearly dues remain at $150. This will allow us to continue to offer you educational programs of the highest quality, as well as, a wonderful environment for networking, getting involved in the world of radiology, and enjoying fine evenings with your colleagues.

Get Involved!

The Executive Committee is interested in having our membership get more involved in the Society. We therefore encourage all members to join or chair a committee of their interest. Please contact our administrative assistant, Deborah Dabbene, for more information.

We truly appreciate the continued support of each member of the Long Island Radiological society and hope you will take full advantage of the exceptional programs we have in store for you this year! I look forward to seeing you at our meetings


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