The Radiology Society of North America is, as the name implies, an organization that represents the interests of radiologists and the industry as a whole. Each year they put on a major conference attended by 60-70 thousand radiologists and nearly 1000 vendors. That conference is currently on going in Chicago. It's being held at the McCormick Place. Here's how a previous attendee described the affair.
Radiological Society of North America is one of the major radiology organizations. In fact. I think its conference is this week in Chicago...huge affair, largest radiology conference and equipment show in the world.
According to multiple radiologists, Dr. Anna Chacko is a frequent attendee of this affair. Given its size and scope, that shouldn't surprise anyone. This is among the biggest deals in radiology all year. I've spoken to a source at the conference and they've confirmed that Dr. Anna Chacko is attending. Given their description of her demeanor, it doesn't appear as though she's outwardly acknowledging the controversies over the last couple months. Here's how they describe her at the conference.
She paraded around before like a queen. Entourage. Flouncing sari. Etc. Was wined and dined. Schmoozed and made connections. She is here. Is registered has been seen.
For first time readers, Dr. Anna Chacko is an individual I began featuring in September. At the time, she was working at the Pittsburgh VA. I documented a pattern of behavior that was tyrannical, she often lied, was abusive to coworkers, and in general made herself a menace and terror to any workplace she was at. I continued to write about Dr. Chacko documenting her previous work history until in early October she was put on administrative leave from the Pittsburgh VA. Since then, I have had scant information about her besides a yet unconfirmed interview with the Fresno VA Hospital. I have been calling for a series of investigations into her behavior.
As luck would have it, however, Chicago is my hometown. So, that may just set up an interesting confrontation. I should take sometime this week to swing by the RSNA.
If you're an attendee of the conference and you've run into her, I suggest you read this piece.