RSNA Press Release

Yvonne W. Lui, M.D., Travels to China through International Education Program

Released: September 2, 2008

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Linda Brooks

OAK BROOK, Ill. (September 2, 2008) - Yvonne W. Lui, M.D., of the Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will bring her medical expertise to China 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. Lui, assistant professor of radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will be joined by one other fellow radiologist as she embarks Sept. 4 on the 15-day trip. She will spend her visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to members of Chinese radiology societies and hospital radiology departments.

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.

"The RSNA International Visiting Professorship program is a wonderful opportunity for the exchange of ideas around our globe," said Dr. Lui. "The chance to learn from one another is something we all need to grow as professionals and to challenge ourselves as individuals."

Dr. Lui is accompanied by Kitt Shaffer, M.D, Ph.D., of the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass. Locations of the presentations in China include the Huashan Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai and the Beijing Hospital of Health Ministry of China.

The International Visiting Professors Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education (CIRE).

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RSNA is an association of more than 41,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. 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)