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Benefits of membership of ISRRT
International Conference organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) & the World Health Organization (WHO)
ISRRT attends Technical Meeting in Vienna
Above: Stewart Whitley, ISRRT; Dimitris Katsifarakis, ISRRT; Lawrence Lau, ISR
.See ISRRT NEWS section
The issue in brief
With the planned shutdown of the NRU reactor at Chalk River scheduled for 2016, there has been increased concern and media attention to the potential for isotope shortages in the short and medium term. As Technetium-99m (99mTc) is used in over 80% of nuclear medicine procedures - more than 30 - 40 million examinations worldwide yearly- this product is clearly crucial to the practice of nuclear medicine. Ongoing reliable supply of this critical isotope is under threat. According to a recent OECD report1, "Current global irradiation and processing capacity is predicted to be insufficient over the period analysed for reliable 99Mo/99mTc supply, even with all producers operating under normal conditions…"For more information click on: http://www.camrt.ca/publicationsandinformationresources/mediacentre/camrtadvocacyonisotopesupply/
Above: Donna Newman, ISRRR Director of Professional Practice, Stewart Whitley, ISRRT Treasurer
See "News Story"
President Fozy Peer has set up a subcommittee from the ISRRT Board to formulate an ISRRT response to the Bonn call to Action.
The subcommittee comprising of Donna Newman, Alain Cromp and Stewart Whitley reviewed the ISRRT previous and current activities linked to the Bonn Call to Action as well as determining various suggested actions which are deemed necessary in the future when planning ISRRT activities.
Attached is the result of this exercise which will be discussed at the forthcoming ISSRT Board meeting January 2015 after which ISRRT priorities will be published.
Click here for document: ISRRT Bonn Call for Action.pdf
A bursary scheme is available to assist radiographers, technologists, assistants and teachers in developing countries, either to attend a relevant conference or to visit a training , hospital or other institute to further their knowledge of radiography. Up to 4 bursaries in a year will be made available.
URGENT: Closing Date Extended to 30th April 2015
Information and application forms can be found on the website: www.wretf.org
The RPoP website has been updated as follows:
World Radiography Day 8th November 2011
ISRRT Board and CEO 2010 - 2014
RADIOGRAPHY as a Career - presentation available
If you wish a copy of the above presentation please email the Chief Executive Officer, Sandy Yule firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
"International Access to Learning" Pilot program
*** Further information can be found by clicking on the main menu item 'International Access to Learning' Pilot program or click http://theonlinelearningcenter.com
Expansion of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists collaboration with Philips on diagnostic radiography e-learning project for developing countries worldwide.
Image Gently Campaign www.imagegently.org/
"Pause and Pulse in Pediatric Fluoroscopic Imaging"
New campaign to be launchd 14th February 2011
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