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   Editor: Dr. Miguel E. Stoopen
Coeditor: Dr. Luis Ros Mendoza   


Santiago de Chile, a great congress is coming

The 25th Inter American Radiology Congress is expected to be one of the most attractive congresses of the past years. In fact, it will gather a very appealing scientific and academic program, with a wide range of oral and electronic communications and a broad technical and commercial exhibition, which is always useful and appreciated by attendants.

However, the Congress will entail much more. The Board of Directors of CIR and the Organization Committee have planned two important presentations for the Plenary Session: The first one deals with education at present and the second one with radiologists’ new responsibilities and tasks. Experts such as Sergio Lucino, Ricardo García Mónaco, Luis Felipe Uriza, Jorge Picorel, Francisco Sendra, Francisco Arredondo, Pablo Jimenez, Luis Donoso, Enrique Bosch, and Oswalo Ramos will approach these important topics. The presentations are coordinated by Rodrigo Restrepo and Miguel Stoopen. ¡You can’t miss this session!

Santiago will also be the opportunity to ascertain the solidity and continuity of the programs carried out for the past years. Not only are these programs improved, but also they become broader and more varied in order to benefit our professionals; good will men who unselfishly look for collective progress.

Editors and Directors of CIR

XXV Inter American Radiology Congress – Information and registration online

October 29, 30 and 31, 2010.
Sheraton Hotel Conventions Center, Santiago de Chile.

More information,
click here.

About CIR’s Virtual Magazine


CIR’s Virtual Radiology Magazine is the academic organ in charge of integration and diffusion of radiology magazines of the member countries of our college. It is a new means to promote constant research and education of Ibero American radiologists.

At the beginning it shall consist of quarterly issues, a total of 4 issues per year.

Content will include articles of the radiology magazines published in their original language and translated into English. We will have free access with a link to the whole content of the original magazine.

This magazine will allow everyone to consult and spread the best and most representative research work and academic production countries from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

Dr. Rodrigo Restrepo

Third Residents Meeting

This traditional event organized by
the Department of Electronic Education of CIR
will take place for the third time
during November 2010.


Last days to apply for the scholarships of the Spanish Society of Ultrasound

On 15 September 2010 expires the term to send applications for the SEUS Scholarships to attend
the 10th Course for Residents in Guijón, Spain.

The scholarship includes: registration, accommodation and meals. The SEUS will refund 1000 euro for transport expenses.

Attendants can also access to rotation in one of the selected centers, with a minimum duration of 15 days and a maximum duration of 30 days during November and December 2010. They may choose among the following: Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla in San Sebastián or Hospital Basurto in Bilbao.

Those who are interested should comply with all the requirements stated in the regulations and shall personally send their completed application directly to the SEUS.

The SEUS will inform CIR about the names of the two scholarship holders before September 30th, 2010. The Scholarships Commission will notify the selected applicants.

To learn more about application requirements, CLICK HERE.

ECR Scholarships, 2010

The European Society of Radiology (ECR) together with the Inter American College of Radiology (CIR) are glad to announce all young radiologists (maximum age: 35) from member countries of CIR, that they can apply for one of the 20 Scholarships to attend the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2011), which include the following benefits:
  • Free registration for ECR 2011.
  • Accommodation in Vienna during the congress.
  • Free public transport within the city during the congress.
Applicants must meet the following requirements: click here.

Applicants also have to download, fill in and send the following Excel worksheet with the rest of the required documents.
Click here to download worksheet.

Applications must be sent by e-mail together with the required documentation in PDF format to cir.admin@servimed.com.mx

Program of visiting professor of CIR


They are provided by the Organizing Society.
They are destined to members of the CIR that belong to countries different that the one where the event takes place.
Applications should be made to the CIR Administrative Office

Breast: the New book of the “Advanced” series of CIR

After the excellent reception of the “Advanced diagnostic imaging” we are glad to announce the release of the volume number 5:


Dr. Miguel Stoopen and Dr. Ricardo García Mónaco

Guest Editors

Dr Román Rostagno (Arg)
Dr Mariana Castro Barba (Arg)

©2010 – Ediciones Journal
ISBN13: 978 – 987 – 1259 – 40 – 3
List Price USD 60.

Statistics of Virtual Course of Diagnostic Imaging in Trauma

Since 2004, CIR’s Virtual Courses attract an increasing number of participants
from different countries, as figures show.

Below you can have access to the figures of the
Virtual Course of Diagnostic Imaging in Trauma, which finished recently:


We invite all the NOT i CIR readers to see directly from this space the monthly informative newsletter: RSNA News which the Radiological Society of North America has kindly offered us.

You will be able to access the most recent issue of the newsletter, as well as the index for previous issues both in the website (html) and PDF file.



Our readers will be pleased to know that in this 20th anniversary, the Radiological Society of North America has redesigned
its logo as well as the bulletin.
NOTi CIR, which, each month, has the privilege of including a LINK for questions for CIR members, congratulates RSNA News on this anniversary!


¿What is GO RAD?

GO RAD  is a new global outreach program developed by the International Society of Radiology. The purpose is to reach out to and advance radiology education throughout a global radiology community by aggregating current, practical, radiology literature with content targeted and dedicated to developing nations and underserved populations.

As the world of scholarship and education shrinks by virtue of the electronic tools available, it is appropriate for the international leadership in radiology  to look to current and future global needs. 

Most major radiology journals publish online and offer educational content of tremendous value to radiologists and other related healthcare providers, but open and easy access to just published content is only available to subscribers. 

Through agreements with these cooperating major radiology journals, the GO RAD platform provides immediate open access to a limited amount of otherwise restricted access content, providing an electronic link back to the original on-line article, at the time of first publication.

We hope that you take full advantage of this program to improve the health and well being of all.

Editor-in-Chief, GO RAD

The History Corner: Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard (Saint Julien, 1813 – Paris, 1878) was a French physiologist who was considered by many historians as the founder of modern physiology and pharmacology due to his studies of curare and other poisons. He contributed to the development of medical science and, above all, to the application of the experimental method in the study of biological problems.

He studied Latin with the local parish priest and, after attending a Jesuit school in Villefranche for some years, he moved to Paris, where he entered Medical School. He was an intern with doctors Pierre Rayer (Hotel-Dieu) and Fracois Magendie (College de France). Magendie, who noticed Bernard’s ability in the dissection field, took him as his research assistant.

In 1847 Bernard is appointed Magendie’s second hand in the College de France. This period would be marked by a real explosion of breakthroughs.

In 1856 a Physiology course in Sorbonne University is created for him. At the same time, when he was chosen to be a member of the Academy of Science, he was one of the first to admit the need of a dynamic balance for the maintenance of the living organisms’ internal environment. His research led to the discovery of the glucogenic function of the liver and to the importance of pancreatic juice in the process of digestion; he identified the vasomotor nerves and showed their activity on secretory phenomena; he also clarified the concept of intern secretion.

His masterpiece is Introduction to experimental medicine (1865), in which he argues, by means of a set of principles, that in order to improve, medicine must be based on experimental physiology, thus introducing the concept of “internal environment”. The principles on which he based this argument are logical: the notion of “vital force” doesn’t explain life; vital processes are determined by physical and chemical forces.

Among his pupils, we can find Albert Dastre, Paul Bert and Arsene d’Arsonval. Bert succeeded Bernard in the Sorbonne when he was transferred to the Museum of Natural History.

When he died, his funeral was organized and financed by the government, something that had never been done with any other scientist.

Dr. Luis Ros Mendoza
Associated Editor

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They are provided by the Organizing Society. They are destined to members of the CIR that belong to countries different that the one where the event takes place. Applications should be made to the CIR Administrative Office cir.admin@servimed.com.mx