Arts and Humanities in Radiology

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The purpose of the Arts and Humanities in Radiology Special Interest Group is to provide connection for radiologists and trainees with an interest or background in the arts and humanities in support of radiologists’ education, wellbeing, and creativity.

Over recent years, the value of integrating the arts and humanities into medical education and within a variety of medical specialties has been increasingly recognized.  A conduit for inspiring innovation and creativity, the arts and humanities offer a means of supporting education in radiology, of promoting a sense of belonging and engagement in our communities, of fostering DEI, and of enhancing radiologist and trainee wellbeing.  As the premier national organization connecting radiology departments, the AAR is the ideal radiological society to sponsor the development and growth of a community focused on arts and humanities within radiology. Within this group, there is opportunity for specific areas of interest including:

  1. Writing, literature, and poetry;
  2. Visual arts: Painting, drawing, photography and sculpture; and
  3. Performing arts: Music, theater, comedy, and dance. 

A network of members sharing ideas and resources across institutions, supporting scholarship at the intersection of the arts and humanities in radiology, developing arts and humanities related curricula, fostering DEI and wellness through arts and humanities activities, and supporting AAR members’ innovation and talent.

The goals will be accomplished through a variety of formats, including virtual meetings and events, live activities at the AAR annual meeting, establishment of website resources, and social media communications.

AHR Special Interest Group Listserv

The AAR AHR SIG Listservs is a useful tools for members of the group to send brief questions and communications and get quick responses from interested colleagues.

To ensure the best experience for all members, we have established some basic rules for participation. AAR reserves the right to suspend or terminate participation in this listserv for anyone who violates these rules.

The Rules

  1. The AHR SIG listserv provides useful tools for members of the group to send brief questions and communications and to receive quick responses from interested colleagues.
  2. The listserv is not intended to replace the more formal survey process. The formal survey process should be followed for all surveys.
  3. Do not use the group list or any contact information therefrom to promote meetings or services.
  4. Do not harvest member contact information from the community for any purpose. 
  5. Do not use this group to post salary or other information that could be construed as in violation of antitrust laws. 
  6. All messages must add to the body of knowledge. We reserve the right to reject any messages that violate the policies.

To email a message to AAR AHR SIG member participants of the listserv, draft the message from your registered email and send it to: [email protected].  

If you would like to join the listserv, please contact [email protected].

If you would like to unsubscribe from the AAR AHR SIG listserv, you can do so by logging into your AAR profile and selecting "E-Lists" under "My Features". There, you can toggle on and off both your subscription to a Listserv and the email delivery option.