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Integration with associates and closer activities with clinics mark the year of ABCDI

The Brazilian Association of Diagnostic Imaging Clinics (ABCDI) completed 16 years in 2018, reinforcing its objectives of encouraging the quality of Diagnostic Imaging services in the country and defending the interests of its members in negotiations with the various players in the sector, as well as as regulatory bodies, legislators and inspectors. In the first half of the year, in addition to approximation actions with associated clinics, ABCDI and CBR, in partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), carried out a course with an innovative approach aimed at leaders and training new leaders. The activity took place in March, in São Paulo, and promoted reflections and insights about the opportunities emerging from the intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the health area, in general, and in Radiology, in particular. In May, during the 48th São Paulo Day of Radiology, an event promoted by the São Paulo Society of Radiology (SPR), ABCDI held a meeting with representatives of non-paying clinics that were registered for the event. The meeting was intended to promote integration and discuss current and important topics for clinics, addressing the challenges of each one. In the second semester, the entity carried out the Workshop “Management of Costs, Results and Supplies”, completely free of charge. The event was promoted in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Diagnostic Medicine (ABRAMED), Planisa and Bionexo. Another outstanding ABCDI-CBR event was the Clinic Management Course, in partnership with the Radiology Society of Minas Gerais, held on September 20th and 21st. “It is important to point out that ABCDI's initiatives have, above all, the objective of encouraging and promoting the engagement of radiologists, regardless of the role they play in their career. It is essential that he understands the market in which he is inserted, informs himself about the difficulties that the clinic and/or service where he works or is a partner faces and how he can seek alternatives in the face of the countless challenges that the career and the market impose. Clinics need to do well to be able to remunerate radiologists well and he plays a fundamental role in this construction”, says Dr. Ademar José de Oliveira Paes Junior.