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Membership — Volunteer Opportunities with ARRS

ARRS encourages its membership to get involved with the Society. The mission of the Society is to improve health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills in radiology. Volunteers are the foundation of ARRS and allow the Society to ensure its mission and strategic initiatives are achieved.

You can make a difference with ARRS and contribute to the profession in a variety ways:

AJR manuscript reviewer Reviewers are asked to read and provide feedback on manuscripts in their subspecialty area of expertise for the American Journal of Roentgenology. 

Contributor to ARRS InPractice ARRS members are invited to make topic suggestions for and serve as guest editor of the Issues and Answers section and Viewpoints section of the ARRS InPractice magazine. These sections are designed to encourage discussion of key issues affecting the practice of radiology.

Abstract reviewer ARRS receives scientific abstracts from July 1–August 30 annually. Members of the Scientific Program Subcommittee review abstracts during the months of September and December. Each committee member reviews abstracts in their area of expertise and may be asked to assist in the final selection of abstracts to be accepted. Accepted abstracts are given as oral presentations and scientific exhibits at the ARRS Annual Meeting. Abstract reviewers often serve as moderators of the scientific sessions during the meeting.

Moderator for the ARRS Annual Meeting Each scientific session at the Annual Meeting has two moderators. Moderator responsibilities include introducing speakers and moderating discussion of presentations. 

The Roentgen Fund® fundraising activities The Roentgen Fund® enhances the ARRS mission by sponsoring educational, scientific, and research initiatives that contribute to excellence in radiology and medicine. Volunteers are needed to help solicit funds for the foundation. 

Committees There are various committees that contribute to the overall mission of ARRS. Members may serve on a standing or adhoc committee to carry out the organizational needs and directives of the Society.

  • Professional and Practice Improvement Committee —  Oversees programs for professional and career development, quality and practice improvement, and leadership.

  • Scientific and Innovation Committee — Oversee programs that highlight and encourage the advancement of the science of radiology, and to establish and oversee venues for the presentation of research.

  • Instructional Courses Committee — Develops and oversees the program of continuing medical education across all subspecialty areas throughout the year and to ensure compliance with the standards and requirements of the ACCME, ABR, and other educational accrediting bodies.

  • Membership Committee — Advances membership within the ARRS by providing a focus and forum for the retention and recruitment of current and future members.

  • Resident Advisory Subcommittee — Focuses on residency training and their particular membership and professional needs.

  • International Outreach Committee — Reviews, coordinates, and develops international outreach initiatives designed to raise awareness and stature of the ARRS in targeted regions of the world.

For a listing of current committee members, click here.
Questions may be addressed to volunteer@arrs.org