Dr Robin Hesler

Regional Co-ordinator for Education – The Americas

Southhall, Middlesex, England

Officially Retired but doing some teaching to First Nation / Aboriginal peoples in Northern Canada  the Basic Radiological Technician Course through the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences and holding the honoured post of Regional Education Coordinator – Americas for the ISRRT. I currently also serve as Vice Chair to the Mohawk College of Applied Arts  and Sciences – McMaster University’s Radiation Sciences Degree-Diploma Program

Started out as a Medical Radiation Technologist later getting a BA in Health Services Administration, a Masters in Teaching, and later a Doctorate in Business Administration.

My career both medical and military has provided me a series of positions I have held. I have been,in the medical radiation sciences field a Senior Supervisor of  the Emergency Department’s Trauma DI centre, a Radiology Manager, President of four (4) medical radiation sciences professional association ( Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists; Canadian Association Of Medical Radiation Technologists;Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Foundation and the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences). I have been a consultant for the Ontario Government regarding radiation safety fro the patient and the worker related to all facets of a DI facility including CT and MRI, as well as  Inter professional Education and Collaboration as well as the fast tracking of immigrants to Ontario  related to their qualifications and equivalent in Ontario. I was a primary player and champion for  the regulation of MRTs and Sonographer’s in Ontario.

In the Military I Commanded and Infantry Regiment and a Medical Field Ambulance Unit before retiring as the Deputy Commander of a Military District.
In the field of education I was a Professor at both the university and community college level. I have chaired two major Advisory Boards; General Art’s and Sciences and the Liberal Arts Health profile Program. I was also involved in Ontario’s “Tuning Project” where competencies were re-developed for  health care related education programs from Certificate to and including the Master’s Level

I started out as a general duty MRT then moving into the area of “special procedures” , then specializing in Trauma X-Ray, then CT when it was in its infancy.  I then specialized in Quality Assurance and Quality Control for DI facilities.   I then moved into the Management stream but continued to do research in the areas of Thermography, neurological pathology, cardiac investigation procedures, and magnification radiography.  Due to my experience within the medical radiation professional associations I moved into association management and worked as its Chief Staff Officer fro the now Ontario Association of Medical Radiations Sciences in the positions of Executive Director, then CEO, then President & CEO.

Dr Robin C. Hesler
594 Upper Paradise Road
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L9C 5 P 6
Phone – +1-905-387-9709
SKYPE: dr.robin.c.hesler

E-mail : lscolonel@rogers.com

Hesta Friedrich-Nel

Regional Co-ordinator for Education – Africa


Regional Co-ordinator for Professional Practice – Africa

Hesta Friedrich-Nel

Current Position:    
HOD in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) in Bloemfontein, South Africa since 2013.

M Rad (Therapy), PhD (Health Professions Education) both from the University of the Free State
PhD Thesis – An assessment model in health sciences

SORSA activities:    
A member of the SORSA Bloemfontein branch since 1978
Served on the committee as secretary, chairperson and education representative
President of National Council in 2010 and 2011.
Represent SORSA at the ISRRT council
ISRRT Regional co-ordinator Education: Africa.

Elizabeth Olasunkanmi Balogun

Regional Co-ordinator for Professional Practice – Africa

Elizabeth Olasunkanmi Balogun
DIR (Yaba), BSc (Edin), MSc (Leeds)

Chief Radiographer Radiology Department
National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi Lagos
P.M.B. 2009. Yaba, Lagos

Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Medical Radiography, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria


Graduated in 1997 with a Diploma from the then Federal School of Radiography, Yaba, Lagos. The school is now a department of Radiography in the University of Lagos, Nigeria. The desire to learn more and be relevant in training younger Radiographers led to further education.
Elizabeth gained a BSc from the Queen Margaret University in Scotland and MSc Medical Imaging from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. She is an Assistant Chief Radiographer with the National Orthopaedic Hospital as well as being a visiting lecturer to the Radiography Department of Bayero University, Kano. She has also served on several committees such as curriculum drafting, investigative as well as disciplinary committee.
Elizabeth is committed to the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria )ARN) in which she progressed through the ranks. She started out as a student member and volunteer during the annual conference to serving as Assistant Secretary to becoming the National Secretary in 2007. She is presently the Immediate Past Secretary and a Council member of thre ARN. The journey with the ISRRT began in 2006 as an Associate member, Council member in 2012 and elected Regional Co-ordinator for Professional Practice Africa in 2014.

Elizabeth is married to a Radiologist and blessed with four children.

Ayodele Okhira

Regional Co-ordinator for Public Relations -Africa

Piret Vahtramae

Regional Co-ordinator Professional Pracitce – Europe

E-mail : piretv@gmail.com

Name:            Piret Vahtramae
Date of birth:        12  March 1965
Place of birth:        Parnu, Estonia
Nationality:        Estonian
Home address:        Kase, Audrurand
Audru vald
Parnumaa  88309
Telephone:        Business    +372 (44) 73 555
Mobile       +372 (52) 57 593
Business fax:                  +372 (44) 73 102
Business address:    Parnu Hospital
Ristiku 1
Parnu 80010
E-mail:            piretv@ph.ee

2002- 2006        University of Tartu, public university,
Business Administration
1983-1986        Tartu Medical School
Graduated as a Nurse
1999-2000    Post Graduated Development Course of Radiographers
1994-2017         Continuous Development Courses of Radiographers
1994            Specialisation of Radiographers

Work Experience:
01.2013 – …        Pärnu Hospital
Head Radiographer of the Radiology Department
04.2015 – 12.2015    North Estonia Medical Centre
Head Radiographer of the Nuclear Medicine Department
01.2009 – 12.2012    Pärnu Hospital
Head of the Diagnostic Department
03. 2009 – 06.2014      Tartu Health Care College
Project Manager for project „Specialty training of radiographers and
compiling a curriculum in three subject areas in Tartu Health Care
College 2009–2012“
06.2002–12.2008    Parnu Hospital
Chiefnurse of Diagnostic department
10.1993-05.2002    Parnu Hospital
Headnurse of Radiological department, radiographer
03.1993-09.1993        Parnu Hospital Outpatients department
12.1988-02.1993    Parnu Emergency Ambulance
04.1986-11.1988    Muhu Outpatients department

Association membership:
2009 – …                     Board member of Estonian Society of Radiographers
2008 – …        Member of ECR (European Congress of Radiology)
2007 – …        Member of EFRS (European Federation of Radiographer
2004 – 2007    Member of HENRE (Higher Education Network for Radiographers in Europe)
2002- …      Council Member of ISRRT (International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists) and ECRRT (European Committee of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists)
2000 – 2008         President of Estonian Society of Radiographers
2000 – 2008        Council Member of Estonian Trade Union Association of Healthcare
1994 – …                     Member of Estonian Society of Radiology
1994 – …         Member of Estonian Society of Radiographers
1993 – …        Member of Estonian Trade Union Association of Healthcare

Other     activities:
2016    Baltic Congress of Radiology, member of Scientific Committee; Radiographers sessioon: CT and MRI Tecniques moderator
2015    Baltic Radiographers Summerschool, member of organizing committee;
2014     Baltic Congress of Radiology, member of organizing committee; Radiographers sessioon: Quality and Experiences moderator
2014 – …     ISRRT (International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists) Regional Co-ordinator for Professional Practice – Europe
2014    ISRRT 18th World Congress; General Radiography sessioon chairperson
2013     ECR 2013 Radiographers Scientific Subcommittee Member;  Radiographers Mammography sessioon co-moderator
2006            IV Baltic Congress for Radiographers, congress president
2004 – 2008        Member of Professional Certification Committee of Radiographers
2002            I Baltic Congress for Radiographers, kongress president
2002             Member of Professional Certification Committee of Radiology
2001 – 2008    Member of Professional Council in Health Care and Social Work in Estonia (Trademark Kutsekoda)
1993 – …         Member of Nurses Council by Parnu Hospital

Knowledge of languages:
Estonian – Mother language
English – read, understand and communicate fluently (European
Level B1)
Russian – read, understand and communicate fluently
Finnish – average

Computer skills:        ECDL  Nr. EE 01848

Ian Henderson FCR DCR(R) MSc PgCHE

Regional Co-ordinator for Education – Europe

Professional Lead for Diagnostic Radiography in the School of Health Sciences, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. Formerly Principal Lecturer at London South Bank University and diagnostic radiographer at Dundee Royal Infirmary.

I work in a multi-disciplinary environment alongside a range of allied health professional groups including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Nursing. I am responsible for the management and development of radiography provision within the School which includes our business interaction strategy, through which we operate an X-ray facility providing imaging services to external organisations. I also participate in cross School activities related to inter-professional education opportunities.

I have extensive curriculum development experience and over 20 years have developed or contributed to the development of programmes at postgraduate, undergraduate and foundation level. I have also managed programmes at these levels and been an external examiner on a range of courses in the UK. On behalf of the UK College of Radiographers I have been involved in approval processes for radiography courses in a number of other countries, including Malaysia, Dubai and Pakistan. Between 2008 and 2010 I participated in development of the European Masters Programme in Medical Imaging (EMPIMI).

From 2000 to 2010 I sat on the UK Society and College of Radiographers Council, serving as its President in 2002-3. I Chaired the College’s approvals and accreditation board until 2011, and currently sit on the College Board of Trustees. I also act as an assessor for the College and undertake course approvals on its behalf. In 2007 I co-chaired the joint College of Radiographers and Royal College of Radiologists, joint review of guidance on radiographic skill mix titled ‘Team Working in Departments of Clinical Radiology’ and I am a reviewer for the journal Radiography.

My research interests are mainly in radiographic workforce development, including the support workforce, advanced and consultant practice. I am currently involved in a project examining the scope and implementation of advanced practice of radiographers in Scotland.

Yudthaphon Vichianin, Ph.D.

Regional Co-ordinator Education Asia/Australasia

Yudthaphon Vichianin, Ph.D.
Council Member (Thailand)
Department of Radiological Technology
Faculty of Medical Technology
Mahidol University
2 Prannok Rd., Siriraj Hospital
Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 419 7173
Facsimile: +66 2 412 4110
Mobile: +66 85 161 5549
Email: yudthaphon@gmail.commtyvi@mahidol.ac.th

Dr. Yudthaphon Vichianin graduated from Mahidol University with the degree of Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) in Radiological Technology in 1995. He pursued his study and received his Master of Sciences in Information Technology (MSIT) at Mahidol University in 2000. He was granted a Royal Thai Government Scholarship to continue his study and received his Master of Sciences in Information System (MSIS) from Hawai’i Pacific University in 2003 and a doctoral degree in Communication and Information Sciences from University of Hawai’i, Manoa in 2007.
Currently, Yudthaphon is a lecturer and the secretary of the Master of Sciences degree program in Radiological Technology at the Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Yudthaphon’s has focused his professional expertises upon the intersection of ICTs, radiation technology, and education.  He is highly active in the Thai Society of Radiological Technologists (TSRT) giving numerous training classes in PACS and MIIA certification preparation. He also teaches at numbers of universities in Thailand as an invited lecturer.
Award    : Recipient of the Royal Thai Government Scholarship (2000-2007)
Phone number     : 02-419-7173

Degree achievement    Institute    Year
Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences)    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Hawai’i. U.S.A.    2002- 2007
Master of Science
(MSIS in Information System with distinction)    Hawaii Pacific University, Hawai’i. U.S.A.    2000-2002
Master of Science
(M.Sc. in Information Management with distinction)    Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.    1996-2000
Bachelor of Science
(B.Sc. in Radiation Technology)    Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.    1992-1995

Aneesa Ali

Regional Co-ordinator for Public Relations – The Americas

Aneesa is a Diagnostic Radiographer at present working in Canada. She has a BSc in Health Sciences (Diagnostic Radiography) and has 16 years experience in the field of radiography. She is part of the planning team of the Society of Radiographers of Trinidad and Tobago in conjunction with PAHO for radiology workshop. She is aslo Vice Chair of the Organising Committee preparing for the ISRRT World Congress there in 2018.


James Ho Namkoong

Regional Co-ordinator for Professional Practice – Asia/Australasia


Ho NamKoong (James)
James (Ho NamKoong) is one of the most international Korean Radiological Technologists organized EACRT (East Asia Conference of Radiological Technologists), IABSRT (International Accreditation Board of Specialized Radiological Technologists), ASF (Asia Supporting Fund for Asian Radiological Technologists) and 2016 ISRRT Seoul World Congress. And also, he is working for Seoul National University Hospital as a manager with specialized experiences written 15 scientific papers in X-ray, MRI, and PETMRI more than 25 years after trained University of Washington Hospital and now providing international students clinical training program in Seoul National University Hospital as a director of global team. He also dispatched United Arab Emirates to organize Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital and finally got a JCIA within 2 years as a Radiology Department Manager and JCI Steering Team facilitator. As a board member of Korea National Heath Personnel Licensing Examination Board, he managed the national licensing system for radiological technologists for 6 years.

Christopher Steelman

Regional Co-ordinator for Professional Practice – The Americas

E-mail : csteelman@x-rayintl.org

Chris Steelman MS, RT (R)(CI), RCIS
Regional Coordinator of Professional Practice for The Americas

Chris is an advocate for the equitable and sustainable redistribution of knowledge and is passionate about the role of technology in education. Chris has addressed audiences including the ISRRT, the WHO, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Educational Symposium, the RAD-AID Conference on Radiology in Developing Countries, the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences and numerous other organizations and societies. Chris has been published both domestically and internationally. As a Trustee of the World Radiography Educational Trust Foundation, he coordinates the work of Ambassadors in over fifteen countries. Chris works to empower medical professionals to pursue opportunities in international outreach as a member of the ASRT Foundations Community Outreach Review Committee and serves on the ASRT Practice Standards Council.

He is a member of the Cardiac Credentialing International Advisory Board, and the Editorial Boards of Cath Lab Digest and Everything Radiography. Chris is the Program Director of the School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, USA.

Robert Shen

Regional Co-ordinator for Asia/Australasia – Public Relations

Email: tlshen@yahoo.com

元培醫事科技大學 醫學影像暨放射技術系 (Dept.Of Medical Imaging and Radiological Technology)
政治大學 公務英文班結業 (Certificate, Dept.Of English, National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
師範大學 語文中心英文班結業(Certificate, English Class of Language Center, National Taiwan Normal University)
日本廣島大學 臨床實務研習結業 (Certificate, Clinical Training Program, Dept. of Radiology, National Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan)
外交部 衛生外交人員培訓班結業 (Certificate, Sanitary Diplomat, The Foreign Service Institute, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Taiwanese, married with two sons, RT (D- Interventional)-Retired
to have served successively as
Medical Radiation Technologist, Department of Radiology,
Taipei Veterans General Hospital Taipei,Taiwan
Medical Radiation Technologist, New Jeddah Clinical Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Clinical Instructor, Department of Radiology, Yuan Pei University Taiwan
Clinical Instructor, School of Biomedicine and Engineering,
National Yang Ming University Taiwan
Editor-in-chief, Journal of Taiwan Society of Radiological Technology (TWSRT).
Council Member/ Secretary General, TWSRT
Representative of TWSRT, Council member of International Society
of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists, ISRRT    www.isrrt.org 

to appoint to
Trustee, World Radiography Educational Trust Foundation, WRETF
Asia and Australasia Regional Coordinator, Public Relations, International Society
of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists, ISRRT
Board Member, Board of Management, ISRRT
Council member of Taipei City Association of Radiological Technologists,
Consultant of Taipei City Association of Radiological Technologists, TCART
Secretary General of Taiwan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
TAMRT  www.cart.org.tw 
Consultant of Taiwan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, TAMRT
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Member of ISHRAD (International Society for History of Radiology)
Member of TWSRT
Member of TCART
Member of TAMRT
Member of TAHE (Taiwan Alliance of Medicine Quality and Health Excellence)
Chinese (Mandarin), local dialects of Taiwan, English, some Cantonese,   Japanese and Arabic