“The Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) is a professional membership association with just under 2,000 members. The members conduct an annual scientific meeting, weekend topics conferences, support the official journal, Pediatric Radiology and are official sponsors of the Image Gently Campaign and the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging. Each year, the Society’s work is conducted by over 300 volunteers who serve through work on over 25 committees.” -www.pedrad.org
“The Edward B. Singleton-Hooshang Taybi Award is given in honor of Edward B. Singleton and Hooshang Taybi, in recognition of their personal commitment to the educational goals of the SPR. Initiated in 2006, the award is presented annually to a senior member of the SPR whose professional lifetime dedication to the education of medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues has brought honor to him/her and to the discipline of pediatric radiology.
This award recognizes the awardee, the two luminaries it celebrates, and thereby SPR’s rich history. Alan Oestreich, an interesting man with many interests, has written for and taught students, residents, fellows and colleagues about entities common and esoteric. Alan describes his career teaching specialty as ‘plain radiographs, a topic often downgraded in the world of cross-sectional imaging, but still very important.’ Indeed, much can be learned from plain radiography through careful observation, deduction, induction, and curiosity: skills for which SPR’s greats were legendary.” –Pediatric Radiology (2020) (Suppl 1):S1–S181, pg.10-11.
To learn more about Dr. Oestreich, click here to download an excerpt from the Pediatric Radiology (2020) 50 (Suppl 1):S1–S181.