Meet the Radiology Team
David Beatty Crawford, MB. (MD), FRCR
Beatty grew up near Belfast in Northern Ireland. After his radiology residency in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, he was awarded a fellowship which brought him to the U.S.A. and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1975, he moved to Connecticut, where he worked at the University of Connecticut Health Center. It was during his time at UCONN that he came up with the idea of organizing an international radiology conference.
His first conference was in Killarney, Ireland, in 1979. It was a huge success and thirty four years later he is still as passionate as ever about his vocation. In the late 1980’s Beatty left UCONN and formed Radiology International Inc. continuing with his passion for organizing international congresses. Over the years he has been Chief of Radiology at Sharon Hospital in Connecticut and was also a staff radiologist at The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He returned to Connecticut after retiring from being a full time radiologist and continued with locum work until 2007.
Beatty now lives in Hillsborough, not far from Belfast, in Northern Ireland and spends part of his time in Provence, France, at his second home. His hobby is as a navigator (co-driver) in car rallies.
Kim Bentley, BS, CHCP
Operations Director, CME Director
Kim grew up in Indiana, but has made Alabama her home for over 20 years. She first started to work with Radiology International in 2009, as the person selected to process all accreditation requirements for the conference's CME credits. In 2013 she began consulting with Radiology International securing the proper approvals for a fully accredited program. In 2015, she began assisting Denise with all aspects of the Radiology International program. Today, we are pleased to have her on our "Team" not only as our CME Director, but also as our Operations Director.
Kim holds a BS degree in healthcare management. In her spare time, Kim enjoys gardening and hiking. She has two children and she resides with her husband in Trussville, Alabama.
F. Heather Crawford MA, H.Dip.Ed., DASE
Heather grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and studied Modern Languages and English Literature at Trinity College in Dublin. She now lives in Hillsborough. Northern Ireland. She also holds post graduate qualifications in education. She was a teacher of English and English Literature for a number of years and continues to be involved in the United Kingdom state examinations process.
Heather joined the team in 2010 and has since that time added greatly to the communication and marketing efforts of Radiology International. Her English skills keep all of our materials in order. Her sunny disposition and smiling face at the Hospitality Desk are always there to greet our attendees.
Heather enjoys travelling, and working with Radiology International gives her this opportunity, in addition to allowing her to use her French and German language skills.
Talong Ju, BS, MS
Talong was born and grew up in Taiwan before leaving for the U.S.A. twenty five years ago. His BS is in electrical engineering and his MS is in computer science. He is currently employed by a hospital group as a PACS administrator.
In 2005, when Radiology International was planning a conference in China, Beatty met Talong, who was then handling PACS in the radiology department. As they say, the rest is history. Talong took charge of the audio- visual requirements in China and of course his command of the Chinese language was invaluable. He was so essential to our efforts that he has since become an important member of our team handling all of the technical and IT elements.
Talong can often be seen walking or running in and around the conference site. He is a confirmed vegan and exercise is part of his daily life. He lives in West Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife Shumei and his two children.
In Memory of Denise Mora
On July 31, 2019 we received the very sad news of the passing of Denise Mora. We know that many of you will share in our sorrow.
Denise had not been well for some time, handling her illness in her usual pragmatic and down-to earth fashion, continuing to fulfil her role at Radiology International, organising future conferences until a very few weeks ago, when her condition worsened.
She was an excellent organiser, handling travel, hotel and conference arrangements with efficiency and good sense. Not only was she valued for this, but having worked for Radiology International for forty years, she got to know many of the registrants and their families on a more personal level. Indeed, she became a friend to many. Hers was the voice at the end of the telephone, handling queries and dealing with concerns, but also demonstrating a close interest in those she dealt with. As a result, she had an insight into personal preferences, often guiding registrants into making choices about hotels and conferences which she knew would best suit them - it was more than just a business for Denise.
As a colleague too, she was greatly valued. Hard working and conscientious, she also had a wicked sense of humour. We had a lot of fun at the hospitality desk!
Please know that in true Denise fashion, she was always planning ahead to make sure Radiology International continues to for years to come. Kim Bentley has assumed daily operations and can be reached at the same numbers listed below.
Denise, you will be much missed, not only as a co-worker, but also as a friend.