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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tips for Trainees: Annual STR Meeting---by Jonathan Chung
I just returned from the annual Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) meeting held in Bonita Springs, FL.  It was a great time to reconnect with old friends and meet new people.  What really excited me was all the residents and fellows I had the pleasure of getting to know.  If you didn’t make it this year, don’t worry, there is always next year.  The 2012 STR meeting will be in sunny Huntington Beach, California.  I encourage all residents and fellows interested in cardiopulmonary imaging to attend.  If you just can’t wait, there is free online content from previous years on the STR website.  Specific lectures I think would be most appropriate for trainees include: How to Read Cardiac CTA; Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Anatomic Pitfalls; Lateral Chest Radiograph: The Forgotten View; Chest Radiograph: How Much Information is There; Plain Radiography of Obstructive Airway Disease with CT Correlation; IPF and Other Interstitial Pneumonia; Imaging the Large Airways; and Imaging the Small Airways.
If it is your first time attending a national meeting, the STR would be the ideal meeting to go to—plenty of high-yield content pertinent to trainees, opportunities to network with peers and giants of radiology alike, affordable cost of the meeting, and plenty of freebies including food and drink (if I learned one things in medical school, it’s that if you see free food, eat it).  In addition, there are special awards for Case of the Day and oral presentations specifically designated for residents and fellows.  So, pencil in your calendars. March 11-14, 2012: STR 2012.  I’ll see you there!