Board of Management

Fozy Peer

President

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Dr Fozy Peer is the Manager of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, South Africa. She qualified in both Diagnostic Radiography and Nuclear Medicine and holds a Doctorate in Radiography. She has a Diploma in Human Resource Management and is also a qualified Reflexologist and Aromatherapist. She has supervised research projects and examined many post-graduate dissertations.
On 11th June 2014, Fozy was elected the 11th President of the ISRRT at its meeting held in Helsinki, Finland. She is the 4th female President and the 2nd President from Africa.
Nationally she has served two terms of office as the President of the Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) and has also held the portfolios of National Treasurer, Nuclear Medicine Category Representative, Public Liaisons Officer and the Council Member representing South Africa on the ISRRT for eight years. She has convened the last four national SORSA congresses. She was congress convenor and was instrumental in being awarded the bid to host the 15th ISRRT World Congress held in Durban, South Africa in April 2008 - the first in Africa. Currently she serves on the SORSA National Council as a member of the Executive and as the Public Liaison Officer.
Dr Peer was elected to the Radiography and Clinical Technology Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HCPSA), a statutory body, where she serves two terms of office on the executive committee representing Radiography.
She is on the Board of Editors of the SA Radiographer and the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. She has various publications and presentations at national and international levels.
Prior to being elected as President of ISRRT Dr Peer served for two consecutive terms on the ISRRT Board of Management as Director of Public Relations.

Katsifarakis Dimitris

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Education

2006      
Master of Health Sciences (MHS)
National School of Public Health, Athens 
Received with High Distinction.

2002        
Registered theoretical and clinical instructor
National School of Public Health, Athens

1979        
Radiological Technologist (BSc)
School of health Professions, Technological Educational Institution of   Athens Greece (TEI)

Post graduate Courses

2016        
Social Media Expert on inbound methodology
Hubspot Academy (www. hubspot.org)

1997        
Staff Management-Organization of Public Services

National School of Public Administration, Athens.

1994        
Working relationships in public health sector and E.U.’ Issues

National School of Public Administration, Athens

1991        
Radiation Protection Supervisor

School of Radiography of the Central Middlesex Hospital of London, UK.

Scholarship

1990        
ERASMUS scholarship funded by the EEC

Guy’s Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, Royal Brompton Hospital, King’s College Hospital) and visit to the Society and the College of Radiography, London

Professional Carrier

2014        
Retired after having completed 35,5 years of  work in  the Public Health Sector.  

2013        
Advisor to the General Director of the 2nd Hellenic Health Care District.

2011-2012        
Chief Executive Officer of the General Hospital of Mytilene (Lesvos) and General Hospital of Lemnos

Appointed CEO by the Minister of Heath

2010-2011        
Manager of the Professions Supplementary to medicine
 
Tzaneio State Hospital, Athens

2002-2004        
Head of the Radiography staff 

Attikon University Hospital, Athens

1995-2010        
Deputy Manager of professions Supplementary to medicine
 
Tzaneio State Hospital, Athens

1989-1994        
Superintendent Radiographer in charge

Cardiac Imaging Suite at the Tzaneio Hospital, Athens

Teaching experience

2006-2012        
Lecturer at the National School of Public Health Athens. 

Master’s degree courses of “Medical use of the ionizing radiation: Radiation injuries from ionizing Radiation”.

2006        
Instructor on “Health and Safety issues on the Laboratory working environment”.

Post graduate course of the Center of Vocational Training of “Evangelismos General Hospital” of Athens.

2006        
Instructor on “Use of the biomedical technology for the primary care units”  

Post graduate course of the Center of Vocational Training of “Metaxa Cancer Hospital” Piraeus. 

2005        
Invited lecturer on “Radiation Protection, Quality Assurance of the imaging procedure and Ethics” 

Radiography Program Tartu Medical School, Estonia.

2003        
Lecturer on “Radiation protection of the staff in a cancer hospital, Radionuclide accident during patient’s treatment” 

Post graduate course of the Center of Vocational Training of “Metaxa Cancer hospital” Piraeus. 

2002        
Instructor  on “Training of junior radiographers to on Quality imaging and radiation protection ” 

Post graduate program of the Center of Vocational Training of “Tzaneio hospital” Piraeus..

2002        
Project Manager  on the “Training of junior radiographers to newer Imaging modalities” 

Post-graduate program, of the Center of Vocational Training of “Tzaneio hospital” Piraeus.

2000        
Instructor on “Radiographic Image’s interpretation”, at   the post graduate program, 

Center of Vocational Training of “Sismanogleio hospital” of Athens.

1999        
Instructor on the subject of “ethics and professional behavior of the radiographer as a health professional”  

Post graduate Course of  the Center of Vocational Training of “Sismanogleio Hospital” of Athens: “Vocational training of unemployment radiographers”.

1999        
Instructor on the subject of “ethics and professional behavior of the radiographer as a health professional”  

Post graduate Course of  the Center of Vocational Training of “Sismanogleio Hospital” of Athens: “Vocational training of unemployment radiographers.” 

1999        
Project Manager of the course “Vocational training of unemployment radiographers”
 
Center of Vocational Training “Sismanoglio Hospital of Athens.

1998        
Instructor on “Pediatric diagnostic imaging: The child is not a small adult” 

Post- graduate course for radiographers of the Center of Vocational Training “Agia Sophia Children Hospital” of Athens.

1998        
Instructor on “Deterioration of the radiation dose to patient during conventional X-ray examination”

Post graduate Course of the Center of Vocational Training at “Tzaneio hospital” Greece. 

1993-1996        
Project Manager of the program of studies

“ASKLEPIOS S.A.”  School for X-ray machine users in Athens.

1987-1990        
Lecturer on the module of “Radiographic Principles”

School of Radiological Technologists, Technological Educational Institution – TEI (Athens Greece).

Professional and Scientific activities

2016        
ISRRT’s representative expert to the IAEA’s “Workshop for the development of harmonized QC Protocols for diagnostic Radiology”

Vienna. 

2016        
ISRRT’s representative to the HERCA meeting on “Justification of Medical Exposures in Europe” 

Hosted by the IAEA, Vienna.

2016        
ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting of Justification of medical Exposure and the Use of appropriateness Criteria”

Organized by the IAEA, Vienna. 

2015        
ISRRT’s representative to the “WHO/IRPA/IOMP workshop on Radiation Protection safety Culture”. 

Hosted in WHO headquarters, Geneva. 

2015        
ISRRT’s representative to the “Holland Association Symposium”. 

Held  by HAS, Amsterdam

2015        
Invited expert to advice the IAEA on the “Review of Audit requirements regarding the QUADRIIL Document”, 

IAEA, Vienna

2015        
ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting of Justification of medical Exposure and the Use of appropriateness Criteria” 

Organized by the IAEA in Vienna

2015        
ISRRT’s representative to the HERCA meeting on “Justification of Medical Exposures in Europe”

Hosted in FANC, Brussels.

2014        
ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting of Justification of medical Exposure and the Use of appropriateness Criteria” 

Organized by the IAEA in Vienna.

2014        
Moderator of the scientific session on “Smart Hospital Organization” of the annual congress of Hellenic Hospital Managers. 

Organized by the Hellenic Association of Hospital Managers, Athens.

2014        
Moderator of the session “Evidence based practice in medical imaging: a tool to improve the quality of care”, 

ECR 2014, Vienna.

2014        
Moderator of the two Scientific Sessions  at the 18th ISRRT World Congress 

ISRRT, Helsinki.
        
2013        
ISRRT’s representative to the Nordic Radiology  Congress 

Bergen, Norway.

2013        
ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting on the Smart Card /Smart Tracking Dose project”

Organized by the IAEA, Vienna.

2013        
ISRRT’s representative to the “15th Italian conference of Rad. Technologists”.

Rimini, Italy.

2012        
Participation as member of the working group on interventional procedures representing ISRRT- EFRS.

Assembly of EMAN-ALARA project, Vienna.

2010        
Member of the working group to the EMAN Workshop on Occupational exposures optimization

EMAN-ALARA,  Vienna

2010        
ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting on long Term Recording of Patient Doses in diagnostic and interventional procedures”

Organized by the IAEA, Vienna.

2008-2012        
ISRRT’s representative to the “International Conference on Radiation Protection in medicine”, Medical University of Varna.

Committee member for Interventional Radiology (representing ISRRT-EFRS) to the EMAN_ALARA Project.
EU Project EMAN-ALARA: www.eman-alara.eu.

2008        
Chairman of the Scientific Subcommittee “Radiographers” at ECR 2008.

ECR , Vienna

2007-2011        
President of the PanHellenic Society of Radiological Technologists.

2006        
ISRRT’s representative to the 10th European ALARA network Workshop,  

ALARA network,  www.EAN.org, Prague.

2006        
ISRRT’s representative   to the Board Meeting of the European ALARA Network ALARA network (www.EAN.org), Paris.

2007-2010        
ISRRT’s Director of Professional Matters, Europe-Africa region.

2005-2007        
Re-elected member of the Scientific Council of the Tzaneio State Hospital.

2003        
Chairman   of the “3rd PanHellenic Radiography Congress”.

2003        
Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Radiologic Technologists.

2003-2006        
Vice-President of the PanHellenic Society of Radiologic Technologists.

2002-2004        
Member elected, of the Scientific Council of the Tzaneio State Hospital, as a representative of the non-medical scientific staff.

        
2000        
Moderator at a Scientific Session   of the ECR 2000.

ECR2000, Vienna.

1997        
Moderator of the session “Research in radiography”

ECR97, Vienna.

1997-2001        
President of the PanHellenic Society of Radiologic Technologists. 

1995        
Member of the Scientific Committee at the “Radiology Centennial 95”

Xth Conference of ISRRT, Amsterdam.

1995        
Moderator of the session: «The handling of multi trauma patient” 

 ECR95, Vienna.

1993-2002        
Member of the Scientific Subcommittee “Radiographers” 

ECR, Vienna.

1992        
Chairman of the local Organizing Committee of the “9th International Teachers’ Seminar of ISRRT”. 

Itea, Greece.

1983-1989        
Board member of the PanHellenic society of Radiologic  Technologists.

        
1987-2010        
Council Member of ISRRT representing the Pan-Hellenic Society of Radiol. Technologists.

Publications

2015        
D. Katsifarakis: “Health Economic Systems: How Do They Influence Radiology?” V15 - Issue 4, 2015.  

Available  at https://healthmanagement.org/c/healthmanagement/issuearticle/health-econ...

2015        
D. Katsifarakis “Safety Culture Practice by the Radiographer/RT in Europe and the influence of the ISRRT to that” 

News and Views, ISRRT, August 2015, p.32-33.

2014        
D. Katsifarakis “Smart Card/Smart Tracking Dose project: How aware are we of it?”

News and Views, ISRRT, April 2014, p. 50-51.

2013        
D. Katsifarakis: “Evolution of the EU radiation protection legislation: An overview”

News and Views, ISRRT, November 2013, p.52-53.

2000        
D. Katsifarakis (2000). ”Principles of radiographic imaging”, 156 pages.

Greek language, Athens. 

2000         
D. Katsifarakis “Quality control of the Image processing” in G. Malachias and all: “Quality assurance of the X-ray department”. 

160 pages (Greek language), Athens..

1997-1999        
D. Katsifarakis (1995): “Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. A brief presentation of the life of a great scientist”.

Health Review 6(37) 53-55, Athens.
20 publications regarding health professions and medical profession specialties 
On the quarterly issued journal “Health Review”, Athens.

1990        
Editor in Chief of the journal “Medical Imaging” 

Professional journal of the Panhellenic Society of Radiological Technologists, Athens. 
D. Katsifarakis (1992): “Professional framework of the radiological technologists: Trade union utopia or a real need?” 
Health Review 3(16), 64-65.
D. Katsifarakis (1990): “Is measurable the diagnostic value of a radiograph?” 
Health Review 1:5, 45-47.
D. Katsifarakis: “Quality Control” (Chapter 23). 
in K. Skaliotis:”The theory and the technique of the medical radiography”, 2nd edition.

1985
D. Katsifarakis, S. Laskas (1985):”Radiological examination of the skull”: 

Hellenic Radiation Technology 1 :( 2).
 

Presentations in International Scientific meetings

2015        
Invited lecturer and member of the Scientific Committee of the “TARAD 2015”  Seminar on radiation protection: “Clinical audit in radiology and the role of the Radiologic technologist on it”, and “European Union’s Directives on radiation protection and their impact to the radiography profession in Europe”.

Organized by the Uskudar University, 19-20 December, Istanbul, Turkey.

2015        
Invited lecturer on “QA/QC and Clinical audit for radiographers working in diagnostic radiology (theoretical and practical)” 

IAEA’s regional training course, 18-21 May, Prague..

2015        
Invited speaker on “Professional challenges of the 21rst cent. in Europe and the respond of the Radiographer’s CPD to them”. 

11th Ulusal Radyotechnoloji Kongresi” organized by TMRT-DER , Antalya, Turkey.

2015        
Invited speaker on “The influence of the health economics systems on radiology” 

ECR2015, Vienna.

2014        
Invited speaker on “European Directives on Radiation Protection” 

 Symposium of medical Imagine and radiation protection, organized by the Aydin University of Istanbul, Turkey.

2013        
Invited lecturer on “Radiobiology and Radiation protection in Interventional Radiology” 

Workshop co-sponsored by ISRRT and EFRS in Kaunas Lithuania.   

2010        
Invited speaker on: “Sharing experience in day-to-day practice of the supporting staff in interventional radiology departments”. 

Refresher Course at CIRSE 2010, Valencia Spain.

2010        
ISRRT’s representative  and speaker on “Improving ALARA culture in Europe: R.T’s perspective” 

International Conference on Radiation Protection in medicine, Varna.

2007        
Invited speaker on “Overview of EU and EURATOM legislation for radiographers / technologists” 

GE Healthcare’s Symposium Vienna.
        
2006        
Invited speaker on “Workplace safety and environment of care: Consideration for the Radiologic Technologist”. 

GE Healthcare Satellite symposium during ISRRT/ASRT Conference, USA.

2006        
Invited speaker on “Health and safety in the medical imaging environment: the impact of the EU legislation” 

GE Healthcare Satellite symposium Vienna.

2003        
Refresher course’s speaker on “Ethical Issues for imaging professionals” 

 ECR2003, Vienna.

2001        
Refresher course’s speaker on “Effective communication on radiation risk: Concepts and techniques for radiographers”. 

AMSRAY XII ISRRT World Congress, Amsterdam.

2001        
Invited speaker on “Radiology waste management: practices and legislation” 

2eme Congress European Radiographers Saint Etienne, France.

2000        
Moderator at a session of the ECR 2000.

1999        
Invited speaker on “Radiographers as gate-keepers in dose reduction”

 “6eme Journee Stefanoise Radiological Technologists, Saint Etienne-France.

1999

1995        
Refresher course’s speaker on  “Radiographers as gate keepers in patient dose reduction”  

ECR’99, Vienna.
Speaker on “Evaluation of the scattered dose radiation delivered during coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty”.
Xth European-African Conference of the ISRRT, The Hague.

1992        
Speaker on “Producing a wire model of Cardiac vessels to teach junior Radiographer in the Cardiac laboratory”. 

IXth European – African Conference ISRRT, Vienna.

1992        
Speaker on “Radiographer's Education in Greece”

“9th International Teacher’s Seminar, ISRRT/WHO Itea Greece.
        
1991        
Invited speaker on “Professional profile of the Greek Radiologic Technologist” 

5th Congress of the Portuguese Society of radiographers, Lisbon.
 

ISRRT’s meetings Participation as a Council member

2007 
ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Brighton.

2005
ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Reykjavik.

2004
ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Tallinn.

2002
ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Malta.

2001
ISRRT’s European sub region council Meeting, Amsterdam.

2000
ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Chalkida, Greece.

1997                
ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Bruce, Belgium

1993        
ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting,Lisbon,Portugal 

1990
Regional meeting of the ISRRT on "The role of Radiographer in Europe”
Oslo, Norway.

1990
"Meeting C.E.C - National Societies of European Radiographers", 3 – 4/12, Luxemburg.

1987
European region ISRRT’s meeting on  "The role of Radiographer in Europe”
Zeist – the Netherlands

HENRE meetings (Professional sub-group)

2006
The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE), 

2005
Professional’s working group meeting, Halkida, Greece.
The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE).
General Assembly, Malta. 

2004
The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE), 
Professional’s working group meeting,  Nicosia, Cyprus.

2003
The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE)
Professional’s working group meeting, Stockholm.

Presentations in Scientific meetings in Greece

2012        
“The contribution of digital imaging to the rationalization of resources of the hospital”

Round table discussion during the 18th Radiology Congress, Athens,

2010        
”Supply chain in the imaging department” 

Conference on Hospital Management, Athens

2009        
“E.U. Directives on health and safety in ionizing radiation departments” 

2nd Hellenic Congress for Health and safety at work, Alexandroupoli.

2008        
“Radiographer’s role in modern demanding times” 

18th Inter- university Radiology Congress University of Ioannina. 

2003        
“Quality Functioning of the Imaging department: Opportunities and Threats”. 

Symposium of the Union of Private Practiced Radiologists, Athens.

2002        
“Radiation Protection in the Cardiac Suite”

 Symposium of the Hellenic Heart Society, Athens.

2001        
“Ethical Issues on imaging procedure” 

4rth Radiography Symposium, Chalkida.

2001        
“The history of written  imaging report from the U.K. Radiographers”

 3rd PanHellenic Congress on Health Service Management, Thessaloniki.

2001        
“Total Quality management: The establishment of the quality criteria”

 2th Radiology Congress, Athens.

2001        
‘Total quality management in imaging department”

 Seminar by the Red Cross hospital, Athens.

1999
“EURATOM Directive 97/43”

Round table discussion, on the “ 9th inter-university radiology congress” University of Athens, Athens.

1998        
“Radiographer: Health Care Professional or just worker?” 

Hellenic conference organized by the Pan-Hellenic Society of Rad. Technologists, Volos .

1997        
“Quality assurance in diagnostic imaging: utopia or real need?”

Conference, of the “Aglaia Kyriakos Children Hospital”, Athens.

1996        
“Accurate diagnosis: A procedure of valuable information collection -Role of the Radiographer” 

Congress on the  «European Hospital», Athens . 

1994        
”Estimation of functional costs in the cardio-angio suite” 

Presentation on study day, organized by the journal "Health Review” Athens.

1994        
“Practical issues on radiation protection”. 

Thematic Conference, “Radiation protection to daily practice”, Giannitsa.

1993        
“Role of the Radiographer in Magnetic Resonance” 

9th Radiology Congress, Athens 1993

1992        
“Artifacts form the processing. The Radiographer’s contribution”

 2nd Seminar of PASTA, April, 1993.

1992        
“Role of the Radiographer in the Cardiac Suite” 

1st Hellenic Symposium of Radiography, Athens.

1992

1991
“Quality control of the processor” 

Seminar for Radiographers, on Quality Assurance in radiography, Giannitsa.

“Sensitometer: Film screen system” 
1rst PanHellenic Seminar for Radiographers on Quality Assurance in radiography, Itea.

1990        
“Quality Assurance Program: Why we need it?” 

2ο Hellenic Radiography Congress with International participation.  Athens.

1988        
“Anti-scatter grids, physical and radiographic characteristics”

7th Hellenic Radiology Congress, Thessaloniki. 

1984        
“Radiographers on the field of Diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy” 

Discussion during  the 5th Hellenic Radiology Congress,Athens.

Member of Committees of the Greek Ministry of Health

2010-2012        
Member to the Special Committee for the Ionizing radiation of ministry of Health, as representative of the Greek Radiologic Technologists .
Greek law 3868, article 23.

1999
Committee member examining the terms and conditions of given professional recognition to the Greek radiographers, 
Ministry of Health, 1999

        

A. Stewart Whitley

Treasurer

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Stewart was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and is married to Eunice and has three children; Judith, Shirley-Ann and Mark (all married) and five grandchildren.
He lives in Wrea Green, a Lancashire village, near Preston, England and visits regularly his daughter in Australia.   
Stewart undertook his radiography training in the Royal Army Medical Corps qualifying in 1967 at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, London.  After serving in the Army he returned to N. Ireland working first at the Lagan Valley Hospital Lisburn and then at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast where he qualified as a Radiographer Teacher before moving to Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry as Deputy Superintendent Radiographer.
In 1978 he was appointed District Radiographer at Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he remained until the autumn of 2006 when he retired from the NHS as Directorate Manager of Radiology and Physiotherapy Services.
Shortly after leaving the NHS he established UK Radiology Advisory Services Ltd a company dedicated to providing medical imaging advice and support to various NHS and Private Sector organisations. 
In his role of Radiology Advisor he has helped establish Imaging Services in the Primary Care setting as well as supporting a variety of public and private health care providers and currently acts as Radiology Advisor to NHS Blackpool.
Stewart has a passion for Radiography and his professional body the Society and College of Radiographers(SCoR) and has served as a Council Member, Honorary Secretary of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Society of Radiographers and as a DCR and HDCR Medical Photography examiner as well as serving on a number of SCoR committees.      
He has represented Radiography in a variety of roles including Radiographer Advisor on the England Department of Health Radiology Advisory Group in the 1980s, Vice President for UKRC in 2004 and 2005 heading Service Delivery. He was an advisor on the Pritchard Report on Breast Screening, radiographer lead for the SCOR in the development of standards for the National Radiology Accreditation Programme as well as speaking at a number of regional and national conferences including presenting the 2006 William Stripp memorial lecture. 
He was instrumental in commissioning a number of major imaging projects in Blackpool of enhanced radiographer roles which had a significant effect in improving patient services. He also established effective hospital wide Quality Assurance and IRMER groups and programmes and has spoken at national and regional meetings on these subjects.
In 2001 he commissioned the first community PACS in the North West and one of the first in London, England well ahead of the national programme as well as organising PACS and IRMER study days in Blackpool.
He lectures on a number of courses and is an Honorary Lecturer and Coordinator for radiographer lecturers on the FRCR course at Manchester University.
Formerly he served as Chair of the North West Radiology Managers group and Chair of the Cumbria and Lancashire SHA Emergency & Critical Care Development Group, as advisor to NHS Bolton and the Cardiac and Stroke Networks in Lancashire & Cumbria as well as advising on a number of projects for the Independent Sector. 
He has been involved in the production of four text books; Clark’s Special Procedures in Diagnostic Imaging as senior editor and the 11th and 12th editions of Clark’s Positioning in Radiography (senior editor) and the recently published Clark’s Pocket Handbook for Radiographers.
He is in the process of finalising, with colleagues, the 13th edition of Clark’s Positioning in Radiography and the second edition of Clark’s Special Procedures in Diagnostic Imaging.
When not writing text books Stewart involves himself in digital photography, travel and acts as a registrar of weddings at his local Church.
He has been awarded the Silver Medal of the Society of Radiographers.

Terry Ell

Vice President of the Americas

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Terry graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) in Cellular and Microbiology in 1978. He received the Diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1980. After working as a technologist at a large metropolitan hospital for several years, he taught Nuclear Medicine at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. From 1986-2013 he worked as the Nuclear Medicine Clinical Co-ordinator at the Foothills Hospital. He is currently a facilitated learning and development specialist for Alberta Health Services. Over the years he has received his masters and Doctoral degrees in Education specialising in instructional design and preceptorships.
For more than 25 years Terry has been involved with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) primarily as a member of various education committees. As a provincial councillor, he has also been active in the development and business of the Provincial College of Radiation Technologists and Therapists. 

Maria Y.Y. Law

Director of Education

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Dr. Maria Law is the Associate Professor of the Department of Health Technology and Informatics in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Visiting Associate Professor of the Department of Radiology in the University of Southern California, Dr. Law trained as a Radiation Therapist in theTherapeutic Radiography in Hong Kong in 1974 and then a Tutor Radiographer in the Guy’s Schools of Radiography and Radiotherapy, in 1983. She obtained the Bachelor Degree in Religious Science in the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome; Master of Philosophy in the University of Hong Kong and Doctor of Philosophy in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Law works in the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital as Consultant in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy and teaches in the HK PolyU. Her research interest is informatics in radiation therapy and radiology. In Hong Kong, Dr. Law was the founding member of the Association of Therapeutic Radiographers and an Executive member until 1995. She has served in various positions in the Hong Kong Radiographers’ Association since 1995, in the various Committees and Sub-committees of the local statutory Hong Kong Radiographers Board of the Supplementary Medical Professions Council since 1996, as a Council Member of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) for Hong Kong since 2000 and the elected Vice-President (Asia Australasia) of the ISRRT in 2006. In the13th ISRRT World Congress held in Hong Kong, Dr. Law was elected the chairman of the Congress.

Philippe Gerson

Vice President Europe/Africa

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Philippe qualified as a radiographer in 1981 at the hospital Hotel Dieu , the oldest hospital in Europe. The hospital was built in the year 651 and is close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Philippe became Chief Radiographer in 1990. He manages the Department of Radiology which, since 2005,  includes the management of nuclear medicine and functional explorations.Philippe  was ISRRT ‘ s council member for France between 1995 and  2010 and Regional Co-ordinator Public Relations  for Europe and Africa from 2002 to 2005. Thanks to the late Marion Frank  and  Adrian Finch Philippe he has been very involved in Africa. Philippe has been very active in this part of the world organizing several workshops and conferences in Burkina Faso , Cameroon, Ivory Coast , Gabon, Benin and the next one in Togo in November 2010 attending the first ISRRT workshop in Arusha ( Tanzania ) in 1994. 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 Congo, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Gabon. Philippe has also organised one workshop in Vietnam in 2000 and was appointed by the University of Hai Duong in Vietnam as consultant  in 2009 . 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 Africa at several national and international conferences . Philippe is married to Frederique who helps him now in the ISRRT and during the workshops In Africa . Philippe ‘s hobbies are “like a good  French man”, cooking and tasting wines and watching a rugby match on Saturday afternoon is one of his great pleasure for the week end.

Sharon Whartebee

Regional Director The Americas

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Sharon is a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist and Bone Densitometry Technologist at Avera Medical Group McGreevy Clinic in Sioux falls, South Dakota, USA. With over 35 years experience she has credentials from the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) in radiography and bone densitometry. She has also obtained bone densitometry certification from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD).

Professionally Sharon has held offices and chaired numerous committees in the local and  state organisations where she continues to be actively involved in legislative activities. She was awarded "Life Membership" in the South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1996.

On the national level Sharon has represented the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) on various project groups, task forces, commissions and committees. She is currently serving as a Bone Densitometry Chapter Delegate in the House of Delegates and is a member of the ASRT Practice Standards Council. Sharon was elevated to a "Fellow" of the ASRT in20019.

Sharon is experienced as an educational meeting coordinator and has lectured locally, at state affiliates and national organisations.

Alain Cromp

Director of Public Relations

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Alain Cromp graduated from Ahuntsic College in Montreal in 1973 as a Radiological Technologist. After graduation he worked in the field of angiography and then became a clinical instructor and a teacher in radiology for ten years. In 1985 he became the CEO of the Quebec College of Medical Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Medical Electrophysiology Technologists (OTIMROEPMQ). Alain is also president of the Alliance of Medical Radiation Technologists Regulators of Canada. He has served on many Boards of Directors in the radiology community.
He holds a bachelor degree in education and a masters degree in public administration.
He is also the recipient of five major awards: the Dr Marshall Mallet Lamp of Knowledge, the Welch Memorial Lecture and Life Membership of the CAMRT, the Accolade prize from the Canadian Society of Association Executives and the "Technologue Emerite" from the OTIMROEPMQ.
Alain is actively involved in promoting the future of the profession of Medical Imaging and Radiation-oncology Technologists.

Donna Newman

Director Professional Practice

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I began my career in radiography in 1990. I graduated from the St. Alexis School of Radiologic Technology in North Dakota and worked in radiography for a year before moving to nuclear medicine. I spent my evenings at school learning nuclear medicine. I finished my bachelor’s degree during the day. I have spent the past 18 years in nuclear medicine and have earned advanced certifications in PET, or positron emission tomography, and cardiology.
In 2005, I helped start the PET and Cardiac PET department at MeritCare Medical Group in Fargo, N.D., a 585-bed facility. I manage the PET department. MeritCare has two PET scanners, one in the cancer centre for oncology and CT planning and the other in the heart centre. MeritCare is one of only 100 facilities in the United States performing rubidium cardiac PET scans.
I have had many profession opportunities throughout my career at MeritCare including helping to start a preceptor training programme for facilities adding cardiac PET imaging. I led our PET centre’s accreditation process by the American College of Radiology, or ACR. MeritCare’s oncology PET department has been approved for its second three-year term by ACR and our cardiac PET department has also passed accreditation.
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 have just finished collaborating on a national Webcast for medical centres 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, (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.   

Tan Chek Wee

Regional Director Asia/Australasia

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Chek Wee is the Principal Radiotherapist at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore. She received her Diploma in Radiography (Radiotherapy) at the School of Radiography, Bachelor of Science in Radiographic Studies from London Southbank University and Bachelor of Science (Econs) in Management Studies at London University. She is also a certified Medical Dosimetrist with the America Dosimetry Certification Board. She is currently pursuing her Master in Radiotherapy Planning.
Chek Wee has been the president of the Singapore Society of Radiographers (SSR) since 2010 and also served as Honorary Secretary for SSR from 1998 - 2002 and 2005 - 2007. She was elected as Regional Co-ordinator for Public Relations for the Asia/Australasia Region of the ISRRT between 2006 - 2010. Chek Wee is currently actively involved in the implementation committee for the Ministry of Health Singapore and also a member of the Accreditation Committee for the Allied Health Profession in Singapore since 2014.

Napapong PONGNAPANG

Vice President Asia/Australasia

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Dr.Napapong Pongnapang is an assistant professor and the director for the Master of Sciences degree programme in Radiological Technology at the Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University in the city of Bangkok,Thailand. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Radiological Technology from Mahidol University in 1994. He holds a Master’s degree in medical physics from the same institute in 1996. He attended the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in San Antonio, Texas, USA and received his doctoral degree in Radiology- Medical Physics in 2002.
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 Thailand Napapong is a member of the Radiological Technologist professional practice committee, the Ministry of Public Health. He is very active in radiography professional practice and education in Thailand and in the Asia region. Napapong has been invited to teach in number of universities/institutes in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and Laos. Napapong has been involved with international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as he has been an IAEA expert in diagnostic radiological physics since 2009. He was also involved in the set up of a Diploma program in radiography in Laos under the World Health Organisation (WHO) funded project.

Boniface Yao

Regional Director Africa

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Boniface qualified as a radiographer in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire in 1992. He completed his three year training at University 2 Bordeaux/ University of Technology Compiegne, France in 1993. His career began as a front line worker in several hospitals: 
6 years of clinical experience in general hospitals
5 years in a major hospital radiology department
13 years of teaching and developing curriculum and managing the educational programmes in the Department of Health Technology at the National Institute (INFAS).
By 2007 he had advanced to the level of Radiological Engineer at the National School of Specialities in Abidjan, where he finally became manager of the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging.
During his career he has always enrolled in continuing education courses in order to remain current with the ever changing world of medical radiation technology.
He holds a Certificate of Radiation Safety Management in Radiology from Hogeschool in the University of Brussels in 2011 and he registered as a Masters Degree student in educational technology at Lille University, France in 2013.

Bodil Andersson

Regional Director Europe

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Bodil is a registered radiographer at the Lund University, Sweden. She has a Doctoral degree as well as a Licentiate of Medical Science Degree. Professionally, Bodil is working as a university lecturer and responsible for the radiographer programme at Lund University. She has been a partner in developing a Master Program in radiography and currently planning for an education on advanced level in specialisation in radiography. She is also a member of an international committee. Bodil has experience from being a leader of a research group and deputy head of the department of Health Sciences at Lund University for several years. She is also engaged in several research projects regarding radiography. As he interest is radiographers professional and ethical demands, this is the focus of her research. Bodil has long experience from educational meetings as coordinator and has lectured locally and at conferences and congresses nationally and internationally. She is a supervisor for students on Batchelor and Master level. On a national level Bodil has been the President of the Swedish Society of Radiographers and currently is the Vice President. She has more than 25 years experience of being a member of the society and during this time she has been working in various project groups, commissions and committees. She has been a sub-committee member and co-chair on the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). On an international level Bodil is a member of the ISRRT as Regional Director Europe and prior to this position Bodil was the ISRRT Regional Coordinator for Public Relations and Education in Europe