Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a great honor and pleasure for me to serve as President of the ISR for the next two years. I am deeply grateful to my predecessor, Luis Donoso, for his leadership during his presidency, and the members of the Executive Committee for their commitment to ISR and their inspiring achievements.
My predecessor also has my particular admiration for his strength in having led the society through a difficult decision-making process, which resulted in the cancellation of the International Congress of Radiology in the interest of everyone’s health and safety considering the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the ICR could not take place, its motto, “Building Bridges”, is alive more than ever considering the crucial role of radiologists in responding to Covid-19, but also beyond.
The ISR is an NGO in official relation with the World Health Organization. Our main areas of action will continue to be the representation of the global radiological community in the WHO and the IAEA with a special focus on quality and safety activities and educational programs to support the development of imaging and related workforce in low- and middle-income countries.
I look forward to working closely with the Executive Committee to enhance communication and collaboration with our members to improve the visibility of our Society and to increase the value and accessibility of our activities.
Our continuing ability to fulfil our mission – to facilitate the global endeavors of our member organizations to improve patient care and population health through medical imaging – depends on the support of our members.
Thank you very much for your continued dedication. I hope you are staying healthy and safe and we will have the opportunity to meet personally in a not too far future.
Renato Mendonça, MD, PhD