Q: What was your most memorable AMCLC experience?
While serving as president of the Colorado Radiological Society, I attended my first AMCLC on September 11, 2001, in San Francisco. Feeling horrified in the wake of the terrorist attacks, like everyone else that day, the attendees didn't know what to do.
After careful consideration, however, the ACR leadership decided to carry on with the convocation scheduled for that evening. We came together and acknowledged the hard work and achievements of our members. In view of the day's events, we concluded the convocation by singing "God Bless America" just as U.S. senators did that day on the steps of the Capitol. This has continued as a tradition in all subsequent convocations.
“In view of the day’s events, we concluded the convocation by singing ‘God Bless America’ just as U.S. senators did that day on the steps of the Capitol.” — Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR
The strength and resilience of the ACR were demonstrated that day in San Francisco. And it was the result of true leadership. As a recently elected member of the College Nominating Committee, I am delighted to be able to help select the future leaders of the ACR who carry on this legacy.
Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR
Head and professor, Department of Radiology, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado