Released: October 3, 2011
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OAK BROOK, Ill. (October 3, 2011) — Radiologist Manohar M. Shroff, M.D., D.M.R.D., from The Hospital for Sick Kids, will bring his medical expertise to Lithuania 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. Shroff, staff neuroradiologist at The Hospital for Sick Kids, will be joined by a fellow radiologist as he embarks today on the 6-day trip. He will spend his visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to members of Lithuanian 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.
Dr. Shroff, who is also the fellowship program director for medical imaging, as well as the neuroradiology residency program director at the University of Toronto, is accompanied by Eric E. Williamson, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Working with the Lithuanian Radiologists Association, Dr. Shroff will visit Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos in Vilnius and conclude his trip in Kaunas at the Kaunas University of Medicine.
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 Agfa HealthCare.
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RSNA is an association of more than 48,000 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)