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RSNA Press Release

Anthony E. Hanbidge, M.B., B.Ch., Travels to Nicaragua through International Education Program
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Released: June 30, 2015

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 1, 2015) — (July 1, 2015) Radiologist Anthony E. Hanbidge, M.B., B.Ch., from Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network and Women's College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 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. Hanbidge, associate professor of abdominal imaging, 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.

"I am an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys sharing practical approaches to common clinical scenarios," Dr. Hanbidge said. "My visit to Nicaragua will provide an opportunity to further discuss these techniques and present an opportunity to learn from those working in a different health care system. It is always exciting to meet new colleagues, build new bridges and share ideas. It is particularly rewarding for me to travel as an RSNA visiting professor and ambassador. I am grateful for and excited by this opportunity."

Dr. Hanbidge will spend his trip teaching at local hospitals in Managua, Nicaragua, and will conclude his trip lecturing at the Annual Congress of the Nicaraguan Association of Radiology and Imaging.

Dr. Hanbidge will be accompanied by Ken L. Schreibman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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)