CBR Board of Directors sworn in for the 2019-2020 biennium

The inauguration ceremony of the elected board, chaired by Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos, took place on Thursday night (17), at the College's headquarters, in São Paulo, with the presence of associates, former board members and former CBR presidents, as well as guests from Societies and Organizations in health.

The ceremony opened with the speech of then-President Dr. Manoel Rocha, who presented a summary of the actions taken in his administration and welcomed Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos. The elected president of the College then presented the goals of the biennium, highlighting the fundamental importance of effective membership participation at the national level.

“The first goal is to maintain the strategic planning that has been carried out by previous managements, especially in strengthening the union of the class aiming at Professional Defense. The CBR represents the Brazilian radiologists here in Brazil and abroad, so it is very important to be united, it is the union that makes our strength. We have differences, we have difficulties, but surely, with unity, we will achieve important results for the patient, which is our final focus. I will not do this work alone, we will have the whole board united for the common good, ”he said.

Dr. Alair also stated that actions in the field of inclusive education is one of the priorities for this biennium - “We already have several activities, but we will focus and encourage mainly undergraduate students of medicine and radiology leagues. Today there are more than 50 leagues registered in CBR ”, he recalled.

The event brought together radiologists from all over Brazil, presidents of several regional societies, such as Dr. Dolores Bustelo (PR), Dr. Juliana Santana Melo Tapajós (AM), Dr. Cibele Alves de Carvalho (MG), Dr. Lautônio Junior Carlos Loureiro (PB) and Dr. Carlos Homsi (SP), from partner companies, as well as representatives of important companies in the sector, friends and family.

Dr. Antonio Jorge Salomão, General Secretary of the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB) was present representing the institution. “The doors of AMB are open to any need for us to walk together, because together we will be stronger,” he said.

Dr. Hilton Koch, one of the former CBR presidents who attended, recalled Dr. Alair's trajectory. “He deserves this position. In several meetings I pointed out that he could be a candidate, as he was twice president of the Association of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging of Rio de Janeiro and was also Secretary General of the College with a good job. I want to wish him all the happiness in the world, ”he said.

Among the presidents of state societies, Dr. Lautônio Loureiro Jr. wished success for the new CBR board. “It is time to refine, renew, rekindle the positive spirit to follow up on the projects that are working, refine them and integrate our Radiology nationally.”

Dr. Claudia Cohn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Diagnostic Medicine (Abramed), also attended and emphasized the importance of the partnership between the two entities. “We will certainly have a very positive and friendly agenda with the CBR. In addition to having a gigantic decentralization of doctors, the institution can maintain a high quality standard in all its projects, which has to be admired by all, ”he said.

Finally, Dr. Ana Dantas, who works together with Dr. Alair at the Niterói Hospital Complex, as well as doctors Paulo Cesar Dias and Ilza Fellows, also reinforced her successful wishes for the new management. “Dr. Alair is a very special friend, a colleague of scientific knowledge in all areas. He always has an opinion to give us in any case, in all our specialties. He is the head of radiology at our hospital and we could not fail to come to honor him. He is a very important figure in our daily lives. ”

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