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.

Item writing Individuals prepare questions for society educational activities.

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.

Visiting Professor Program Experienced educators with expertise in specific subspecialty areas of radiology travel to other countries in order to offer lectures to specific institutions for a time period of two weeks. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

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.

  • Lifelong Learning and Performance Improvement Committee — Monitor member needs and emerging trend in medical education, certification, practice performance, and patient safety and to ensure a full complement of offering across all areas of subspecialty interest to meet those needs.


    • CME Review Subcommittee — Reviews materials to determine if they meet appropriate criteria to provide CME credit and how much that credit should be.
    • Educational Compliance Subcommittee — Ensures the society's compliance with ACCME standards of commercial interest and addresses potential commercial interest conflicts through the society's established bias resolution policy. The subcommittee reviews faculty presentations and serves as the resource to resolve potential conflicts of interest.
    • Maintenance of Certification Subcommittee — Oversees and assists course directors on the development of self-assessment questions, adhering to CME activities. Identifies ABR requirements which could influence and affect ARRS planning, programming and its associated members.
    • PQI Subcommittee — Evaluates the evolving needs of members to understand and incorporate performance improvement into their practices and recommends whether ARRS should commit resources in this area.

  • Scientific Program and Symposia Committee — Oversees the planning and development of the scientific program of the Annual Meeting and special courses and symposia held in conjunction with the annual meeting and at various venues. 
  • Instructional Courses Committee — Plans and implements the instructional courses program for the ARRS Annual Meeting.
  • 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.
  • Publications Committee — Recommends candidates for editor in chief and other special editors. Oversees policy regarding the publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Reviews applications for and selects recipients of the Melvin M. Figley and Lee F. Rogers journalism fellowships.
  • Corporate Relations Committee — Develops and oversees industry partnership programs relevant to the membership and consistent with the Society's mission.

For a listing of current committee members, click here.
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