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Editorial: Invitation from the President
First Virtual Meeting of CIR Teaching Centers
CIR 2007 Visiting Professor Program
CIR Authors
Congress in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Congress in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
The CIR yesterday and today
Schedule of International Meetings
CIR´s Bulletin Board
Dr. Ricardo García Mónaco
President Elect
Dr. Rodrigo Restrepo
Secretary General
Dr. Alejandro Beresñak
Dr. Luis Donoso Bach
Former President
Dr. Miguel E. Stoopen
Dr. Miguel E. Stoopen
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Dr. Luis Ros Mendoza
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Editorial: Invitation from the President

To all Radiologists and Residents in America and Spain

In my capacity as CIR’s President, I am pleased to invite the radiology community of our countries to register and participate in the electronic education program we have called: “First International Meeting of CIR Teaching Centers”

Enthusiastically organized by a generous group of colleagues of the College Education Department, and financially supported by “CIR Education Fund-Karpovas-GE ”, it is free for everyone registered.

Professors and residents from fifty teaching centers in America and Spain have contributed to this event by presenting conferences, clinical cases and various educational materials which, I am sure, will help to improve our knowledge and skills.

If you have not registered yet, do it now!

Ricardo García Mónaco

First Virtual Meeting of CIR Teaching Centers

We invite all radiologists to participate in this Meeting to be held in the month of May, and to take advantage of it in order to learn, participate, communicate and debate with your colleagues, who will later become your friends.  

Registrations: Open and free of charge at
Meeting starts: Tuesday, May 1st, 2007.Contents: 

Participants have prepared Radiology Courses in multimedia format, Interactive Radiology Cases and Diagnostic Protocols-Algorithms that they have implemented in their hospitals, and which will be presented in May 2007. Besides, the open participation forums related to Education of Radiology-Radiodiagnosis will allow professors and residents to become acquainted with the peculiarities of each country and to contribute new initiatives to be developed.


Active participation will be certified by CIR’s Department of Electronic Education, both for presenters as well as attendees who pass the assessment tests that have been prepared for each Course.

For Additional Information:

Dr.  Francisco Javier Rodríguez Recio
Coordinator of the Departament
Electronic Education
Dr. Alejandro Beresñak
General Secretary
Inter American College of Radiology    


CIR 2007 Visiting Professor Program

X International Radiology Congress – Tucumán, Argentina
Tucumán Argentina, April 28-30, 2007
Information and registration: and
» Seven international scholarships will be granted to CIR international members

Radiology Conference – Chiclayo, Peru
Chiclayo, Perú, July 12-15, 2007
Information and registration: Luis Chávez

XV Ecuadorian Radiology Congress
July 12-15, 2007
Quito Ecuador, Hilton Colón Hotel
Information and registration: Glenn Mena Oviedo

Central American Congress of Radiology
San Pedro Sula, Honduras, July 17-20, 2007
Information and registration: and
» Eight international scholarships will be granted to CIR members

VI Uruguayan Congress of Radiology
Jointly with the Inter American College of Radiology (CIR) and the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists.
Montevideo, Uruguay, October 13 - 15, 2007
Information and registration:
» Eight international scholarships will be granted to CIR members

Course given by the Radiology Society of Nicaragua
» Ten international free registrations will be granted to CIR members

They are granted by the organizing society to CIR members from other countries not based in the country where the event takes place. Applications must be sent to CIR administrative office

CIR Authors


Physics of Radiology
Radiology Safety

Fis. Enrique Gaona


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Congress in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

The season of meetings with CIR Guest Professors will be opened with the IX International Congress of Imaging Diagnosis, organized by the Association of Imaging Radiology and Radiotherapy of Tucumán, chaired by Dr. Miguel Tortosa.

San Miguel de Tucumán, a city founded in 1565, is today a metropolis located in the north-eastern region of Argentina. This year, its active society celebrates its ninth International Congress with Guest Professors from CIR countries and Europe.

A meeting point, with a rich tourist offer for the visitor, San Miguel de Tucumán will receive CIR’s guests with open arms on April 27 and 30, 2007.

Congress in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Central American Congress in Honduras

San Pedro Sula, an industrious city in Honduras, will host the next Central American Congress of Radiology, as reported by its President Norma Edinora Cherenfant

An attractive program in which CIR and RSNA Professor will alternate with radiologists from Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras is awaiting the attendees.

But not everything will be science in Honduras. Before or after the congress, attendees will be able to enjoy the ruins of the city of Copan, located only two hours away from San Pedro Sula, which, in the opinion of NOT i CIR’s editor, is on of the most beautiful cities of the Ancient Maya Empire..

And, for those who love the beach, submarine fishing or just the sun, the sea and the sand, a couple of days at the beautiful Honduran coast or on Reutan Island will be the best vacation.

The CIR yesterday and today


The CIR yesterday and today is the name of a conference that we, the members of CIR Board of Directors, have been giving since the year 2004 at each of the courses in which CIR participates together with Guest Professors.

The purpose is to give a brief outline of our corporation’s history, its development throughout its 64 years of existence, and the activities and services provided to about 55,000 radiologists of the 25 National Societies that make up our corporation.

The 30-minute conference is presented in a plenary session of the Course or Congress. It is usually given by the President, when he attends the meeting, by a Board member or by the member of a committee, and sometimes by a Professor commissioned to such end by CIR’s President.


The following speakers, among others, took part in the conference: Miguel E. Stoopen (MEXICO), Francisco Arredondo  (GUATEMALA), John Mackinnon (CHILE ), Garlos R. Jiménez  (USA), IlkA  Guerrero (PANAMA), Rodrigo Restrepo (COLOMBIA), Javier Casillas del Moral (USA) and José Luis Criales Cortés (MEXICO). The following conference will be given by our current President, Dr. Ricardo García Mónaco (ARGENTINA).

The speakers’ experience and the feedback of the directors of the National Societies at which it has been given have been highly positive and have helped to make CIR’s objectives and actions known to thousands of radiologists that have so far attended it.

Dr. Miguel E.Stoopen

Schedule of International Meetings

XIX Latin American International Course VERIMAGENES 2007
April 27 - May 1st, 2007 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico.
Information and registration:
» 10 free international registrations are offered to CIR members

IX International Course: Progress in CT and MRI
May 9-11, 2007, in Barcelona, Spain.
Information and registration: Mrs. Marta Guarch
» 5 free international registrations are offered to CIR members

V Basic and Advanced Course on Ultrasound
September 12-15, 2007.
Organized by the Mexican Society of Radiology and Imaging. Hotel María I. Sheraton Branch, Mexico D.F
Information and on-line registration:
» 10 free international registrations are offered to CIR members

53th Argentine Congress of Radiology, Imaging Diagnosis and Radiotherapy
September 19-21, 2007 at Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center.
Informartion and registrationInscripciones:
» 10 free international registrations are offered to CIR members

Introduction to Research for International Young Academics
November 25-30, 2007, Chicago
Registration deadline: April 15, 2007
For information and applications go directly to RSNA page at:

Meeting organizers must grant free registrations to CIR members who are neither based nor citizens of the country where the meeting will be held.
Interested parties, please contact

CIR´s Bulletin Board




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