Dear ASER member,
It is truly a privilege to serve as President of the American Society of Emergency Radiology and to work closely with a committed group of colleagues and friends to fulfill the mission of our growing and vibrant Society. Although we are living through a most unusual and certainly unprecedented period, the spirit that makes the ASER a unique organization is stronger than ever. We have all been affected, some more than others, by the indiscriminate and terrible effects of the pandemic. I know there is a loud ASER voice out there thanking all who have worked tirelessly through this difficult time and remembering the many lost lives throughout the world.
Thankfully, we are now looking at the months ahead with hope and optimism and, despite the uncertainties and difficulties, I am happy to report that the leadership of the Society has continued to work with unwavering dedication to the benefit of its members. By all accounts, the 2020 meeting was a major success. The creativity and adaptability of everyone involved in the planning and execution of the meeting were remarkable…. thank you to all who made it happen. Planning for the 2021 meeting is now fully underway, and all options are still being considered. The meeting will, again, deliver top quality educational content and cutting-edge science.
With the guidance of committee chairs and officers of the Society, we are prioritizing several key initiatives focused on ensuring that the mission and values of the ASER and the continued growth of emergency radiology as a subspecialty remain in focus. These will be announced through our website, our Newsletter and at the upcoming annual meeting. Our partnership with Veritas continues to strengthen and expand in various directions. We have many dedicated members, including several past-presidents, representing the ASER and serving as liaisons to other national and international societies and organizations. On behalf of the membership of our Society, I want to thank all for their continued work as volunteers.
I am convinced that the future of the American Society of Emergency Radiology is bright. I urge all our members to remain involved and to contribute by volunteering to serve in a committee and by participating actively in our annual meetings. For emergency radiology as a subspecialty, the best is yet to come.
Jorge Soto, MD, FASER
ASER President 2020-2021