The CEO/ Consultant

International Society for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT),

United Kingdom

Annual Report on Activities of the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria (ARN) to ISRRT

I am honored to present the annual report of the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria (ARN) outlining our key activities and achievements throughout the year. As President, it has been an eventful and productive period for our association, marked by meaningful engagements and impactful initiatives.

Courtesy Visits:

In line with our commitment to fostering collaborations and partnerships, ARN undertook a series of courtesy visits to various stakeholders within the healthcare, energy and radiography sectors. These visits aimed to strengthen relationships, exchange knowledge, and advocate for the advancement of radiography practice in Nigeria. We engaged with governmental bodies, healthcare institutions, educational facilities, and allied health organizations. These interactions facilitated dialogue on best practices, regulatory frameworks, and the importance of ongoing professional development.

Figure 1: Courtesy visit on Director General, Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)

Fig. 2 Courtesy Visit on the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Nigeria (middle in cap)

ISRRT Teachers Conference 2023:

The ISRRT Teachers Conference was held in F.C.T Abuja, Nigeria on 4th-5th September, 2023 which provided a valuable platform for ARN members to exchange insights and expertise on education and training in radiography. Our delegation actively participated in discussions and workshops, sharing experiences on innovative teaching methodologies, curriculum enhancements, and strategies to address emerging trends in the field. The conference enabled us to align our educational practices with global standards, ensuring our radiography programs remain dynamic and responsive to evolving healthcare needs.

Fig. 2 Courtesy Visit on the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Nigeria (middle in cap)

Annual Conference/Scientific Workshop:

The highlight of our year was undoubtedly the Annual Conference and Scientific Workshop organized by ARN at Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital from 21st-25th November, 2023. Themed “Governance, Funding, Technology, and PPP: Which way Radiography,” this event attracted renowned experts, practitioners, educators, and stakeholders from across Nigeria and beyond.

The conference served as a hub for knowledge dissemination, showcasing research findings, technological advancements, and best practices in various radiography specialties.

Fig 4. ARN National Conference and Scientific Workshop 2023

Key highlights of the conference included:

– Engaging keynote addresses from industry leaders highlighting the future directions of radiography in healthcare.

– Scientific sessions featuring presentations on cutting-edge research, case studies, and advancements in diagnostic imaging and therapeutic interventions.

– Workshops and training sessions focusing on practical skills, quality improvement, and the integration of new technologies into clinical practice.

– Poster presentations providing a platform for young researchers and practitioners to showcase their work and encourage dialogue among participants.

The conference fostered interdisciplinary collaboration, networking opportunities, and professional development for attendees, reinforcing ARN’s commitment to excellence in radiography practice.

In conclusion, the past year has been transformative for ARN, marked by proactive engagement, knowledge sharing, and the advancement of radiography in Nigeria. We remain steadfast in our dedication to enhancing standards, promoting professional growth, and advocating for the welfare of radiographers across the country.

Thank you for your continuous support and guidance in our endeavors.

Sincerely,

Musa Y. Dambele, PhD

President, The Association of Radiographers of Nigeria

mydambele.rdg@buk.edu.ng, the.arn.ng@gmail.com, dammusa2000@yahoo.com

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