Helsinki is a strong supporter of the "green issues" and free transportation will be provided for all registrants whilst attending the Congress. There is easy access to neighbouring cities and countries such as Talin, Stockholm and St Petersburg.
Hospital visits will be arranged, and the Scientific Programme will be done in conjunction with the ISRRT Director of Education, Cynthia Cowling. The theme will be "Optimising for Better Care".
I am pleased to inform that all the preparations for the upcoming 18th ISRRT World Congress 2014 in Helsinki are in good order.
The web site www.isrrt2014.fi is being updated with new information, please do visit to find news and information.
The abstract (call for papers) submission will open 1.9.2013 as well as the registration.
ISRRT Research Fund
Call for Grant Application
Application round 2013
Theme: Evidence-based practice
The aim of the ISRRT Research Fund is to promote research that helps improve the standards of delivery and practice of medical imaging and radiotherapy. The ISRRT Research Fund was set up in 2009 and a research proposal was funded the first time in 2010. We are now inviting applications for research grant in 2013.
The grant is £2500 for 1-year projects and £5000 for 2-year projects.
The closing date for submission of grant application is 30 June 2013. Funding decision will be announced in August 2013.
Persons wishing to apply must be members of an ISRRT member society or an Associate Member.
You can now read the Bulletin on a variety of different formats. The journal is now available on electronic publishing devices, Kindle readers and as a Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) digital talking book.
Complete list of contents for Volume 91, Number 6, June, 389-464.
Approval by the European Parliament of important changes to European health and safety legislation has just been announced in a press release by "The Alliance for MRI". The approval enables continued access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology for patients in Europe.
At a meeting that took place during the 2013 European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, Austria, an historic agreement of co-operation was signed between the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) and the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS). This agreement was signed by ISRRT President, Dr. Michael Ward and EFRS President, Professor Graciano Paulo in the presence of their respective CEO's Dr. Alexander Yule and Ms. Dorien Pronk-Larive and members of the Board of both societies.
• It is recognised that the well established structure and functions of the ISRRT achieve great benefits for the profession and for the public on a world-wide scale. The focus on interaction with international NGOs such as the World Health Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Agency brings a level of influence and reputational benefit that would be unachievable by individual societies or groups of societies.
• The formation of the EFRS has enabled the radiography profession to have considerably improved engagement with European organizations. The federation has developed a self contained and well governed work programme that brings significant benefit to member societies and to patient care within Europe.
This co-operation agreement recognises the shared purpose and intentions of both organisations and sets out how working together can bring mutual benefit and emphasises the common objective to promote the profession of radiography.
The combined influence that is formalised in the agreement is of importance and benefit to our profession both at the international level and within Europe.
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 Philips collaborates withISRRT to simplify access to healthcare education. It is importantto note that these free educational programs are only offered to country association/society members of a society that is a member of the ISRRT.