The Lede from the SABI President August-September 2023
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”
The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dear SABI friends,
In this letter, we celebrate the successes of many of our members, faculty, and presenters at the SABI 2023 Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. Maya Angelou defined success as “liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”. As the academic home for many of us, SABI is indeed the place to share our passion for body imaging and ‘how we do it’. Notably, a common trait exists among those we celebrate, from our research and educational presenters, to those we recognize for their contributions to body imaging and our wonderful Society with elevation to Fellowship status – their success is a byproduct of careful planning and hard work beginning many months or even years in advance of their academic achievements.
The academic life cycle starts all over again in the fall. It is that time of the year for us to use that renewed energy and excitement from the annual meeting to start planning our next projects – What will you present at SABI 2024?
A final (and important) thought. Find that talented trainee or younger faculty looking for a project and engage them today. Your role as a mentor culminating with them presenting their project at the next annual meeting is the essence of SABI.
Ivan Pedrosa, MD
President, SABI 2023-2024