Business meeting minutes

December 1, 2020

The annual business meeting of the Radiological Society of North America was convened virtually on Tuesday, December 1, at 10:00 am, during the virtual RSNA 2020 annual meeting. James P. Borgstede, MD, president of the Society, presided throughout the session. Mary C. Mahoney, MD, president-elect and secretary-treasurer, served as parliamentarian.

Minutes of the business meeting held at RSNA 2019 (sessions on Sunday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 3), which were published on RSNA.org, were approved.

The secretary-treasurer reported on registration figures for the meeting. As of Sunday, November 29, 2020, a total of 26,318 individuals pre-registered to attend the 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, which was conducted as virtual only. This total includes 22,796 professionals.

Reports were accepted from the officers. These reports can be found on RSNA.org.  

Awards:  The president announced to the membership, and for the official record, that 
Honorary Memberships were awarded to Omolola Mojisola Atalabi, MBBS, Ibadan Oyo, Nigeria; Lorenzo E. Derchi, MD, Genoa, Italy; and Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, MD, PhD, Monterrey, Mexico. The president also announced that Gold Medals, the highest honor of the Society, were presented to Ronald L. Arenson, MD, Mill Valley, California; William T. Thorwarth, Jr, MD, Reston, Virginia; and Kay H. Vydareny, MD, Atlanta, Georgia.

Election:  The Committee on Nominations consisted of Valerie P. Jackson, MD, Tucson, Arizona, and Burton P. Drayer, MD, New York, New York, members; and Mary C. Mahoney, MD, Cincinnati, Ohio, Chair. Dr. Mahoney presented the committee’s slate of nominees for election.

Elected were: President-Elect/Secretary-Treasurer Bruce G. Haffty, MD, New Brunswick, 
New Jersey, and Board Member to serve a six-year term, Sanjeev Bhalla, MD, St. Louis, Missouri. 

There was no new business presented and no unfinished business. 

Bruce G. Haffty, MD
President-Elect/Secretary-Treasurer




Special business meeting minutes
May 19, 2021

A special business meeting of the Radiological Society of North America was convened virtually on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 9:30 AM Central. Mary C. Mahoney, MD, president of the Society, presided throughout the session. Bruce G. Haffty, MD, president-elect and secretary-treasurer, served as parliamentarian.

Naiim S. Ali, MD, chair of the committee on bylaws and resolutions, submitted amended Bylaws for approval to the membership of the Society. The additional members of the committee were Kelli J. Andresen, MD, Pritesh Patel, MD, Kevin C. Reilly Sr, MD, and Baskaran Sundaram, MRCP, FRCR.
 
The proposed amendments were created in order to meet objectives and changes to board governance, including the size and composition of the RSNA Board of Directors. The revised Bylaws included the following amendments: 

  • That Chapter III of the Bylaws was amended to eliminate the office of President-Elect. As a result, the provisions for officer terms and responsibilities were updated. This included amending the election and term of office of the Secretary-Treasurer to be by appointment from among the Board of Directors for a one (1) year term.
  • That Chapter IV of the Bylaws was amended to:
      a. Modify the size of the Board of Directors to be composed of seven (7) to eleven (11) members. The President, the Chair and five (5) other directors (collectively, to be identified as the “Standing Directors”) and up to four (4) additional directors to be known as “At-Large” Directors. 

      b. Modify the composition of the Nominating Committee. The Committee make-up will be changed to enable the Board to appoint at least three members, one of whom it shall name as Chair. No more than two members of the Board may sit on the Nominating Committee. 

      c. Add a provision for RSNA to hold an open call for nominations for Board candidate recommendations. The Nominating Committee will continue to present a slate to the Board for approval, and the slate will be presented for a vote by eligible members during the annual business meeting. With the introduction of an open call for nominations, the Bylaws were amended to eliminate the opportunity  for open nominations from the floor for each of the positions during the business meeting.  
  • III. That the Bylaws were amended to make various editorial and operational updates, including adjusting the term “Chairman” to “Chair” in order to be more inclusive.

The Bylaws were approved by the membership as a whole as presented by the committee on bylaws and resolutions.

There was no new business presented and no unfinished business. 

Bruce G. Haffty, MD
President-Elect/Secretary-Treasurer