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Dr. Michael D. Ward
Dr. Ward is the Vice Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity and Professor for Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Science from St. Louis University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University.
On September 7, 2010, he was elected the 13th President of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists at its meeting held in Gold Coast, Australia. He is the first American to serve as President. Dr. Ward is also a past president and Fellow of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Dr. Ward has served on and chaired numerous committees and commissions and has been very active in local, state, national and international radiologic science organizations. At the Missouri affiliate level, he has held the offices of Treasurer, Vice-President, and twice has served as President and Chairman of the Board. In October 1987, the Missouri Society presented him with the first “Mallinckrodt Award of Excellence” and later honored him with “Life Membership” in 1995.
At the national level, Dr. Ward has served as Vice-President, President-Elect, President, and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. In June of 1988, he was elevated to Fellow of the ASRT and in 1996; ASRT honored him by selecting Dr. Ward to be the Hartman Memorial Lecturer. This marked ASRT’s 75th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the discovery of X-ray. Dr. Ward was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the ASRT Education and Research Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the ASRT), and from 2000 to 2003 was elected Chairman of the Board of the Foundation. In April 2005, Dr. Ward completed his second three year appointment on the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. He continues to serve as a site visiting team chair for this accrediting organization.
At the international level, he has served on the Board of Management for the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists and has represented the United States Radiologic Science community as a member of the governing Council of this organization at meetings worldwide. Prior to assuming the ISRRT Presidency, he served seven years on the board as the Regional Director for the Americas.
His personal motto is to “Always Strive Toward Excellence.”
Rita Eyer, R.T.R.,A.C.R.,C.A.E
ISRRT Vice President of the Americas
Address 42531 W. Palmyra Lane,
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
1-520-350-1916 in the USA
1-807-543-3194 in Canada
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Rita Eyer trained as a Radiographer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her vast career began as a front line worker in a very busy clinic then evolved to the Radiography Clinical Instructor at the Misericordia General Hospital in Winnipeg. By 1991 she had advanced to the level of Diagnostic Imaging Department Manager at the Misericordia where she was in charge of Radiology, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology and EEG. In 1995 she became the Diagnostic Imaging Manager at the Grace General Hospital then returned to the Misericordia nine years later. During the latter part of her management career Rita was also been involved in some consulting work with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Manitoba which included site accreditations of rural Diagnostic Imaging Departments. In the last three years Rita has returned to the front line of radiography to work as a mammographer, an experience she had always hoped to accomplish. Rita loves teaching new students and knows that has been one of the most rewarding parts of her career. During her career she ensured that she was always enrolled in continuing education courses in order to remain current with the ever changing world of medical radiation technology. She also wanted to make certain that she was well aware of what was occurring in the other medical imaging technology disciplines in order to serve as the their department manager.
Rita knows that the world could not survive without the assistance of volunteers so she has volunteers for almost every position on the Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (MAMRT) including the President of the MAMRT as well as working in a multitude of positions in the organization of provincial and national conferences. She has been the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) President, Vice President, on the CAMRT Board of Directors twice for two three year terms, a member and the Chair of the Strategic Planning, Council on Education and Re-Branding Committees.
Rita served as the ISRRT Council Member for the CAMRT from 2005 until December 31, 2010 at which time she became the ISRRT Vice President of the Americas.
She resides in both Canada and the United States now as you will see from the address she has listed above.
|Dr. Maria Y.Y. Law
Medical Physics and Research
Dr. Law trained as a Radiation Therapist in the
Mr Philippe Gerson
Philippe qualified as a radiographer in 1981 at the hospital Hotel Dieu , the oldest hospital in
Thanks to the late Marion Frank and Adrian Finch Philippe he has been very involved in
He has been appointed by the French Red Cross as an expert to set up Radiology Departments in Health Day Care Centres for AIDS in Africa specially in
Philippe is an active member of the French Society of Radiographers (AFPPE) and has been Vice President since 2009 and Director of the International Relationship Department since 1995.
He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Eeuropean Congress of Radiology since 2008 and has presented many papers about his work in
Philippe is married to Frederique who helps him now in the
Philippe ‘s hobbies are “like a good Frenc man”, cooking and tasting wines and watching a rugby match on Saturday afternoon is one of his great pleasure for the week end .
Mrs. B. Patricia Johnson
Ms. Cynthia Cowling
Cell: 61 439508322Cynthia Cowling is currently employed as a senior Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, co-ordinating their radiography program in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Cynthia trained as a diagnostic radiographer at Guy’s Hospital, London. She completed her Advanced Certification from the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), and a B.Sc. and M.Ed from University of Toronto. After 15 years of clinical work, which included a period in St Vincent, West Indies and angiography in Canada, Cynthia started to teach at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto. She became Chair of Radiography, Director of Business Development and finally Vice President, Business. This included all international activities of The Institute and she established programs in South Africa, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, and Bangladesh, as well as negotiating a comprehensive agreement with Charles Sturt University in Australia, and implementing the first Canada- EU exchange program for radiography students.During this time Cynthia acted as a chair or officer in several committees at the Provincial and Federal level; acted as Accreditation Chair for several Canadian health technology Programs; and was awarded the Dr. Marshall Mallett Award by the CAMRT for contributions to Radiography Education in Canada. In 2002 Cynthia was appointed as Industry Linkage Officer in a Canada-India funded educational program, and was based in Pune, India for 3 years.
Cynthia moved to Australia with her late husband Peter and in 2009 developed new programs in medical imaging and medical sonography for Central Queensland University (CQU). She retrained as a mammographer and worked for BreastScreen Queensland. Cynthia was given the position of adjunct Associate Professor at Central Queensland University in 2011.
As Director of Education, Cynthia has been closely involved with workshops offered in emergent countries. She has actively liaised with WHO, PAHO and IAEA and has acted as spokesperson for ISRRT and Radiographers on several occasions. She has presented at RSNA on behalf of ISRRT. She has worked with Philips and a Canadian project officer to offer online education to selected countries. In her capacity as Director of Education Cynthia has been part of the scientific committees of the World Congress in Durban in 2008, 2010, 2012 and the upcoming Congress in 2014. She has assisted in the organization of radiography educational streams at International Congress of Radiology in Morocco and Shanghai, and Brazil.
Cynthia has one son who is proudly a medical sonographer.
Mrs. Donna Newman
I began my career in radiography in 1990. I graduated from the St. Alexis School of Radiologic Technology in
In 2005, I helped start the PET and Cardiac PET department at MeritCare Medical Group in
I have had many profession opportunities throughout my career at MeritCare including helping to start a preceptor training program for facilities adding cardiac PET imaging. I led our PET center’s accreditation process by the
I have been a clinical preceptor, teaching nuclear medicine students in our area, and I am working with a cardiologist on a PET research project. I have had many opportunities to be involved in the purchase of new PET equipment, and I enjoy public speaking engagements on cardiac PET and oncology PET imaging. I just finished collaborating on a national Webcast for medical centers contemplating starting cardiac PET imaging.
Nuclear medicine technology has been a very exciting profession to work in and has provided me with many opportunities for growth. I have been actively involved in my profession from the beginning of my career, serving on city and state professional boards before advancing to leadership roles in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, or ASRT, where I served on the Board of Directors for five years. I owe much of my success to what I have learned through my involvement with the ASRT.
Dr. Fozy Peer
Fozy has been very active in local and national radiographic professional organisations where she has chaired and served on numerous committees. Positions held on the national council of the Society of Radiographers of SA (SORSA) include 2 terms as president, treasurer, nuclear medicine category representative, council member on the ISRRT, public relations officer and currently member of the executive committee. At the local SORSA branch level she has served as chairperson, treasurer, nuclear medicine category rep and council member.
She has served on the executive committee of the Board of Radiography and Clinical Technology on the Health Professions Council of South Africa of South Africa (HPCSA). The HPCSA is a statutory body founded for public protection and professional guidance.
Dr Peer has publications in peer-reviewed/accredited journals and has presented papers/posters at many local, national and international conferences. She has served in various positions on congress committees including treasurer, scientific committee, congress chair and most recently congress convenor for the 2008 ISRRT World Congress.
She is married to an absolute treasure, Aslam, and they have two great kids both married to super spouses. The role she treasurers most, is playing grandma to Suhayl, Hannah, Mohammed and Uwais.
Regional Director Asia/Australasia
Dr.Napapong Pongnapang is an assistant professor and the director for Master of Sciences degree program in Radiological Technology at the Faculty of Medical Technology,
Napapong’s professional expertise includes; physics measurements in radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, operational heath physics and radiography education.
He holds dual professional qualifications as a licensed professional radiographer and a medical physicist. In
Napapong has been involved with international organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as he is an IAEA expert in diagnostic radiological physics since 2009. He was also involved in the set up of a Diploma program in radiography in
Mr. Caesar Barare
Born on July 23rd 1971
o Admitted to study Diagnostic Radiography on September 1990 at Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Nairobi
o Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography, December 1993
o Certificate in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy from the JICA - Osaka Japan, March 1999
o Bachelors Degree in Radiography from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Cape Town, December 2001
o Currently a Masters Degree student at the CPUT
Certified Auditor with the IAEA for Radiotherapy Departments.
Research, Conformal Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Leadership, Management, Strategic Planning, and Public Administration.
o Working at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi since 30th August 1994 to date;
o Instrumental in the setting up and inauguration of the RASCO in 2004 (currently held biennially);
o Harmonisation of Radiography Education, Standards and Practice in East Africa in 2005 (currently ongoing);
o MeduProf-S Local Project Coordinator in Technical Assistance on Improvement of Twenty Three (23) Hospitals in Medical Imaging, Casualty Care, Hospital Waste Management, Medical Engineering and Hospital Management, in Kenya, January 2010 to date;
o International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) Board Member, June 2006 to date;
o ISRRT Council Member, May 2003 – June 2006;
o Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) Council Member, May 2003 to March 2011;
o SORK Honorary Secretary May 2003 – March 2008;
o Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) Council Member, 2003 to March 2011;
o APSEA Public Affairs Committee Member, January 2007 to date SORK Chairman March 2008 to March 2011;
o KMTC Student Leader at the Students Representative Council 1991/92 and 1992/93;
o Gold Award Holder with the President’s Award – Kenya an affiliate of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, 1992.
Vision: To see radiography get its due recognition and become an independent profession but playing in the same league and in unison with the other well-established health professions.
Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Music, Movies, Sports and Swimming.
Dimitris Katsifarakis He was awarded an MSc in Health service management in 2006. He is the author of 3 books (in Greek language) on radiological technology and quality assurance and several papers and is currently working as associate lecturer in the National School of Public Health,
He was awarded an MSc in Health service management in 2006.
He is the author of 3 books (in Greek language) on radiological technology and quality assurance and several papers and is currently working as associate lecturer in the National School of Public Health,
Mr A. Stewart Whitley
Dr. Alexander Yule
Dr Alexander (Sandy) Yule is the CEO/Secretary General of the ISRRT. Sandy was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and trained as a diagnostic radiographer in the School of Radiography, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. In 1972 Sandy moved with his family to commission the new Radiology Department in The University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.