OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 1, 2015) — Radiologist Ken L. Schreibman, Ph.D., M.D., FACR, from the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine in Madison, will bring his medical expertise to Nicaragua as part of the International Visiting Professor Program offered by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The program fosters international relations among radiology societies to assist with medical education in developing and newly developed nations.
Dr. Schreibman, professor of radiology at UW, will be joined by a fellow radiologist as he embarks July 12 on the 14-day trip. He will spend his visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to radiology residents, as well as attending conferences and meetings.
The program is mutually beneficial. The visiting team of radiologists informs local doctors and hospitals about the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. In turn, the visiting professors experience firsthand the obstacles faced by medical professionals in the host countries.
Dr. Schreibman will spend his trip teaching at local hospitals in Managua, Nicaragua, and lecturing at the Annual Congress of the Nicaraguan Association of Radiology and Imaging.
Dr. Schreibman, who specializes in musculoskeletal imaging, will be accompanied by Anthony E. Hanbidge, M.B.B.Ch., from the Joint Department of Medical Imaging in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The International Visiting Professor Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education. This program is supported by Fujifilm Medical Systems.
RSNA is an association of more than 54,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)
The RSNA Committee on International Relations and Education was established in 1986 to advise the RSNA on how the Society might provide international assistance to enhance radiologic education in countries requesting and requiring assistance. (RSNA.org/International/CIRE)