2019-2020 ISCD President
Dr. Christopher R. Shuhart, MD, MHA,CCD
ISCD recently welcomed Dr. Christopher Shuhart as the President of the Board of Directors. Dr. Shuhart has been an active member of ISCD for over 17 years and has served on numerous committees and task forces including five years as a member of the Board of Directors. This is his initial address to the ISCD membership.
I’d like to begin by expressing my gratitude to the ISCD members for their vote of confidence in my ability to lead this incredible society. We are a distinctive organization that recognizes and celebrates the collegiality and teamwork between technologists, providers, and researchers; in my opinion, this is our greatest strength. In this spirit of collegiality, I look forward to getting to know more of you, learning about your interests and addressing your concerns in the coming year.
Over the last year, our Immediate Past President, Dr. Robert Blank left his mark by advancing many of the priorities set out in our 2017 Strategic Plan, including new technologies, membership initiatives and international growth. We look to advance these and other initiatives over the coming year.
For example, we will begin modernizing the delivery of our core educational content using new platforms and methods, with an eye to ultimately delivering content online or via mobile devices, so that learners can self-pace to meet their educational needs. New platforms will also facilitate innovative interactions with our existing and future content.
At the request of you our members, this year’s Positions Development Conference, or PDC, looks to create guidance in the fields of joint replacement, spinal cord injury and transgender medicine, broadening the scope of skeletal assessment. We will publish new positions and new JCD articles on these important topics.
Last we’ve heard clearly that present and potential members look for value in ISCD membership and our volunteers are developing new membership model proposals to better deliver its mission around the globe. Look for more information throughout the year.
It’s going to be a busy year as ISCD continues to grow and expand its programs to serve an ever-changing group of dedicated bone densitometry professionals. Through all this change, there is one thing that will not change, our focus on quality in delivering patient care. In all our decisions it is the people that must be at the center of our concern.
I am convinced that if we work together we can build on our remarkable legacy and make ISCD a more responsive and engaging society. I hope each of you listening will look for ways you can become involved and volunteer your time and talent–you can begin by simply filling out the volunteer interest form on iscd.org.
Finally, I want you to know that this is your Society and we are here to serve you. Thanks for your attention and I look forward to hearing from you.
Christopher Shuhart, MD, MHA, CCD
President of ISCD
Last modified: April 4, 2019