Regional Coordinators 2022-2026

 Nwedjiwe Nana Nargise Fidele

 

Regional Coordinator Professional Practice-Africa

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NWEDJIWE NANA NARCISSE,48years old.
BEEDI-MALANGUE
4856, DOUALA
Phone: +237 699535154
E-Mail: nana_nar6@yahoo.fr

QUALITIES

-    Rigor and sense of organization
-    Capacity for analysis and discernment
-    Ability to synthesize, write and argue
-    Adaptability to changes and initiative
-    Ability to assess priorities and emergencies
-    Ability to work collaboratively Discretion and self-control
-    Moral sense and neutrality of judgment
-    Availability
-    Loyalty

PROFESSIONNAL CAREER

November 2001 - Current
DOUALA GENERAL HOPITAL -CAMEROON
Radiology department manager / PCR  

Activities 
  
-    Organization and coordination of care
-    Human resources management
-    Information and communication
-    Management of structures, equipment and consumables
-    Quality approach
-    Research
-    Institutional activities
-    Prior assessment of the risk for workers
-    Work organization
-    Internal and external radiation protection controls
-    Dosimetric monitoring in conjunction with the occupational physician

Janvier 2012 - Décembre 2019
UNIVERSITY OF NGAOUNDERE
Temporary teacher

Activities 
-    Course teach:
o    Physics applied to medical imaging
o    Computer science applied to medical imaging
o    Quality control in medical imaging
o    Basis of functional imaging

January 2014 - Curent
INSTITUT UNIVERSITAIRE DU GOLFE DE GUINEE - INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES 
Temporary teacher
Activities 
-    Course teach:
o    Physics applied to medical imaging=
o    Computer science applied to medical imaging
o    Medical imaging technique
o    Quality control in medical imaging

January 2015 – Curent 
HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS EUROPE HOLDING AG 
Application engineer
Activities
-    Train and provide technical support to users - public and private health professionals, particularly on the use of MRI and HITACHI/FUJIFILM scanner devices throughout French-speaking Africa.
-    Detect and report to HITACHI/FUJIFILM any customer needs and provide technical information on equipment (MRI and SCANNER) developed by HITACHI/ FUJIFILM.

Janvier 2019 - Curent
STEPHANIX - FRANCE
Application engineer
Activities
-    Train and provide technical support to users - public and private health professionals, in particular on the use of remote-controlled and digital X-ray equipment of the STEPHANIX in Africa brand.

Janvier 2019 - Curent
PRISTEM-GLABAL DIAGNOSTIX – LAUSANNE_SUISSE
Medical Ingeneer     
Activities
-    Contribute to improving prototypes

FORMATION

2010 Université de la Méditerranée  Aix-Marseille, 
Master Expertise and Engineering of Health Information Systems

2000 Université d'Abomey-Calavi Abomey-Calavi, 
Bachelor of Medical Imaging

1995 Lycée  Dschang - CAMEROUN, 
Scientific Baccalaureate  

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

• Former National President of the Association of Technical Staff of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy of Cameroon (ACPTIMR).

HOBBIES

Medicine, Public Health
-    Interest in everything related to the medical imaging sector;
-    Interest in the computerization of processes and engineering in hospital organization.
IT / internet
-    Permanent updating of my knowledge in ICT.

Sport
-    Badminton and tennis.

Prince Rockson

Regional Coordinator PR and communication-Africa

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Prince was born in Accra on the 8th November, 1979 and first trained as a Radiologic Technician from 1999 to 2002. He later pursued a BSc programme in Diagnostic Radiography at the University of Ghana from 2003-2006 after working for a short while as a Radiological Technician. After graduating his interest in Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy was developed and has being practising in that area till now.
He has undertaken a post graduate programme in Managerial Leadership in 2007 from the Pan African Institute for Leadership and Governance Studies
He also holds MPhil in Human Anatomy and Cell Biology (2016) with specialization in the Human Uterine Tube from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He teaches Diagnostic Imaging to Physician Assistants at the Kintampo College of Health, General Anatomy to Diagnostic Imaging Students at University of Cape Coast all on part time basis. 
He is a Senior Radiographer and the Head of Department at Cocoa Clinic (GHANA COCOA BOARD) Kumasi in Ghana after working in the Government Sector for a while. 
He has been an active member of the Ghana Society of Radiographers serving initially in several non-executive capacities. He is the current President.
He is also the National Chairman of COCOBOD Head Office Senior Staff Association having served as a Vice Chairman before the elevation.
He is happily married to a Physiotherapist with three lovely children.

Email: info.ghsor@gmail.com,  president@ghanasor.org
Website: www.ghanasor.org     

Stephen Samson Mkoloma

Regional Coordinator Education -Africa

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Stephen Samson Mkoloma graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Diagnostic Radiography in April 2008. Before that he received his diploma in Diagnostic Radiography in December 2005 which was awarded by the University of Dar es Salaam; Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS)His working experience as a radiographer is as follows:
-July 2005-March 2006     Imaging Plus Diagnostic Center 
-April 2006-March 2008   Temeke Municipal Hospital
-April 2008 to date            Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)
He also engages himself in Teaching as a part time tutor at the school of Radiography of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) since 2008 to date  where he devoted himself in teaching Radiation sciences and Radiographic Imaging.
Mr. Mkoloma was appointed a chairperson for the interim committee that organized a Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting for TARA after some years of it’s being silent. He is currently holding this position following the TARA general election that took place in November 2013 during the conference and AGM.
Email: stephenmkoloma@hotmail.com
 

Joseph Whitton

Regional Coordinator Professional Practice-The Americas

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PERSONAL DATA

41 Liso Drive                            Stony Brook University
Mt. Sinai, NY  11766                        School of Health Professions
Tel#  631-928-5399 (H)                       Stony Brook, NY 11794-8200
                                Phone: 631-638-0002
                                joseph.whitton@stonybrook.edu
                    
EDUCATION

Stony Brook University                        2007-2010
Stony Brook, NY
Master of Science – Health Care Policy and Management

Long Island University, Brentwood Campus                1986
Brentwood, NY  
Certificate Course: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Long Island University, C.W. Post Center                1976 - 1980
Greenvale, NY  
Bachelor of Science - Radiologic Technology - Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of the Gertrude Dourdounas Award for Academic Excellence 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Academic Appointments

Stony Brook University                                
School of Health Professions
Stony Brook, NY
    Program Director                        2005-present
Beginning with the Fall 2005 semester, co-developed and instruct a continuing professional education programs in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and in Computed Tomography for radiologic technologists.  The program is designed to provide didactic and clinical experience required for a radiographer or nuclear medicine technologist to meet the qualifications for ARRT certification in Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography.   

    Clinical Assistant Professor                    2000 – 2004
Adjunct instructor for the Health Science department for the radiation therapy and medical dosimetry programs for HAN 488: Medical Imaging and Radiographic Anatomy.  

Holy Family University                        
School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions
Philadelphia, PA
    Adjunct Faculty/ Radiologic Science Program        Aug 2010 – Dec 2011
Instructor for on-line courses in Magnetic Resonance Physics, and Magnetic Resonance Procedures.  These courses are offered to students enrolled in the baccalaureate degree program in Radiologic Sciences at Holy Family University.

Northport V.A. Medical Center
School of Radiologic Technology
Northport, NY
    Program Director                        1990 - 2003
Responsibilities include the direct supervision of the overall training program for 40 full-time Radiography students.  The Program Director must serve in the roles of Instructor, Advisor, Financial Aid Officer, Registrar, and Bursar.  The administrative duties include fiscal management of the school budget and supervision of two full-time clerical personnel, one full-time training instructor, and several consultant instructors.  The Program Director must maintain the accreditation status of the School and maintain the required clinical affiliations with off-site clinical education centers.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Non-Academic Appointments

Healthcare Litigation Support. LLC                    
Petersham, MA
    Consultant                            Jan  2011 - present
Expert consultant in medical imaging practices and procedures.  Duties include case review and research in standards of practice for attorneys engaged in healthcare litigation.  


St. Charles Hospital
Port Jefferson, NY
    MRI Technologist                        Aug 2004 – July 2013
Responsibilities include providing all available Magnetic Resonance Imaging services utilizing the Siemans Magnatom 1.5 Tesla MR system.  Duties include performing all routine examinations, vascular studies (MRA/MRV), diffusion & perfusion exams.


St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
Smithtown, NY
    CT/MRI Supervisor                        July 2003 –Aug 2004
Manage CT/MRI department utilizing Philips PQ5000 CT and Philips 1.5 T Edge MR imaging systems.  Duties include performing all imaging procedures on both the CT and MRI scanners, and direct supervision of staff that includes 10 radiologic technologists and support personnel.  Management responsibilities include periodic review and revision of imaging protocols, assessment and assurance of high standards of image quality, staff scheduling, and maintenance of an adequate inventory of supplies and materials.  The supervisor has the responsibility of trouble-shooting the systems and contacting service personnel as needed and maintaining compliance with ACR equipment accreditation standards.


University Medical Center, SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
    MRI Technologist, Part-time                2001 - 2003
Responsibilities include providing all available Magnetic Resonance Imaging services utilizing both Phillips/Marconi (Picker) and GE 1.5 Tesla MR systems.  Duties include performing all routine examinations, vascular studies (MRA/MRV), diffusion & perfusion exams, and MR Spectroscopy.


L.I. Medical Imaging, P.C.
West Islip, NY
    Chief Technologist                        1984 – 1990
Responsibilities include performing all general diagnostic radiography, CT, and MRI services; supervision of a staff of four Radiologic Technologists; to purchase and maintain the medical supply inventory; and to establish and maintain acceptable quality assurance standards.

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

New York State Department of Health                License #866704
    Diagnostic Radiography 

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists            Identification #165469
    Radiography
    Computed Tomography
    Magnetic Resonance


PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) 

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)

Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of New York State (AERT)

Alpha Eta Society – Stony Brook University Chapter

New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences (NYSSRS)

Nassau-Suffolk Society of Radiologic Technologists (NSSRT)

International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
    Chief Sergeant-at-Arms, Annual Governance & House of Delegates, June 2022 
    Board of Directors, Speaker of the House, 2019 - 2021
    Board of Directors, Vice Speaker of the House, 2017 – 2019
Member, BS in Radiologic Sciences Curriculum Revision Workgroup, 2017-2018
    Chairman, Commission, 2016 – 2017
    Chairman, Committee on Bylaws, 2015 – 2016
Chairman, Practice Standards Council, 2010 – 2014 
Member, BS in Radiologic Sciences Curriculum Revision Workgroup, 2012-2014
Member, Committee on RT Advocacy, 2008 – 2009
Delegate – New York affiliate, House of Delegates, 1997
Delegate – Computed Tomography, House of Delegates, 1998
Delegate – Radiography, House of Delegates, 1999
Delegate – Radiography, House of Delegates, 2000
Delegate – Radiography, House of Delegates, 2000-2002
Delegate – New York affiliate, House of Delegates, 2003-2004
Delegate – New York affiliate, House of Delegates, 2004-2005
Delegate – Magnetic Resonance, House of Delegates, 2005-2007
    Member, Commission on Professional Practice, 2005-2006
    Member, BS in Radiologic Sciences Curriculum Revision Project Workgroup, 2006-2007
    Member, Task Force on Student Development, 1999-2001

New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences    
Chairman, Bylaws Committee, 2017 - present    
Treasurer, 2010 – 2014
Chairman, Education & Scholarship Committee, 2006-2010     
Chairman, Legislative Committee, 2006 – 2010    
Chairman of the Board, 2004-2006    
President, 2002-2004    
President-Elect, 2000-2002    
Vice-President, 1998-2000    
Secretary, 1994-1998    
Member, 1991-present

Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of New York State
Secretary, 2002-2004 
    Chairman, Bylaws Committee, 2010 - 2017
    Chairman, Scholarship Committee, 1991 - 2002
    Member, 1991- present

Nassau-Suffolk Society of Radiologic Technologists 
    President, 1993-1994
    Member, 1990 - present

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


GRADUATE, ASRT Leadership Academy, Albuquerque, NM, January 14-18, 2002 
A 5-day program held at the ASRT office in Albuquerque, NM that teaches medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals the leadership principles of association management. Topics include communication, policy and procedure development, membership recruitment, public relations, parliamentary procedures, advocacy, strategic planning and leadership.

GRADUATE, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, Albuquerque, NM, July 17-20, 2006 
A 4-day program conducted at the ASRT office in Albuquerque, NM for educators in medical imaging and radiologic sciences.  Tools, technologies and strategies for assessing instructional outcomes were presented at the academy. Participants learn new ways to streamline administrative tasks, enhance the use of technology in the classroom and assess student performance.  Participants discuss the relationships between the learning environment, student learning styles and effective teaching and leadership training.  The academy provided participants with a great opportunity to interact with invited guests from the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences Inc., the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS


FELLOW of the ASRT, June 2019
Elevation to the category of Fellow recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and to ASRT.  Fellows have volunteered in leadership positions at the national and local levels, written articles for publication, presented lectures at professional meetings, and helped advance the radiologic science profession.


LIFE MEMBER of the NYSSRS, October 2021
Elevation to the category of Life Member of the New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences.   Life Member is an honor that is bestowed upon those members that have rendered exceptional service to NYSSRS, with the unanimous recommendation of the NYSSRS Board of Directors.


PUBLICATIONS


“Practice Standards Point the Way”
Whitton, J. (2014). Practice Standards Help You Practice at Your Best.  ASRT Scanner, 46(2), 19.

There is No Such Thing as Post-Collimation”
Whitton, J. (2013). Masking an image during digital post-processing is dangerous, unethical and wrong!.  ASRT Scanner, 45(2), 18.

“Why Educationally Prepared and Clinically Competent Matters”
Whitton, J. (2012). Why Educationally Prepared and Clinically Competent Matters.  ASRT Scanner, 44(5), 24.

“Bob Rivera: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb”
Whitton, J. (2011). Bob Rivera: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb. The Imagist, 16(1), 2-3.

What is the Practice Standards Council?”
Whitton, J. (2011). What is the Practice Standards Council.  ASRT Scanner, 43(5), 55.

INVITED LECTURES, PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS
(Full list will be provided on request)

“The Significance of ASRT Practice Standards”
Invited Presenter.  Radiation Therapy Association of New York State,  
Virtual Presentation, February 2022

Collimation... Facts, Fiction, & Ethics”
Invited Presenter.  New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences Annual Meeting,  
Corning, NY, October 2021

“Healthcare in the Developing World... Education is the Key”
Invited Presenter.  Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting
Kearney, NE, April 2019

“Perseverance:  A Pathway to Success”
Invited Presenter.  Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting,  
Bozeman, MT, April 2019

Global Outreach: A Unique Clinical Education Experience”
Invited Presenter.  Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 2016

“Healthcare in the Developing World”
Invited Presenter.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting,
Chicago, IL, December 2015

ASRT Governance 101”
Invited Presenter.  American Society of Radiologic Technologists - Annual Educational Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, June 13, 2013.

“What Are Practice Standards?”
Invited Presenter.  New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences - Annual Conference, Corning, NY, November 2, 2012.

“Computed Tomography: Clinical Applications” 
Invited Presenter. Society of Nuclear Medicine-GNY Chapter Annual Symposium 2012, Atlantic City, NJ, March 10, 2012. 

“Sectional Anatomy from a CT Perspective” 
Invited Presenter, Society of Nuclear Medicine-GNY Chapter Annual Symposium 2011, Atlantic City, NJ, March 12, 2011.

“Radiographic Image Evaluation” 
Invited lecturer, Radiologist Residency Program, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York,  2008 – 2010.

“Contrast Administration & Article 35” 
Invited Lecturer. Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of New York State, Annual Conference 2007, Owego, NY, April 26, 2007.

 “Allied Health Education: A model for addressing national workforce shortages.” 
Robert Wood Johnson granted: tailored seminars for the faculty, academic administration, and professional societies to assist in the adoption or adaption of a degree program to build human capital in allied health professions:  
    University of South Florida, August 20-21, 2007
    American Society of Radiologic Technologist, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 1, 2007
    Mayo Clinic, School of Health Sciences, Minnesota, March 26-27, 2007

“AERT Excellence in Education Lecture:  RT Advocacy ” 
Invited Lecturer. Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of New York State, Annual Conference 2000, Lake George, NY, April 13, 2000.


 

 

Marcia Smoke

Regional Coordinator Education-The Americas

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Marcia Smoke is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science, Medical Radiation Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She was the Head Radiation Therapy, the Undergraduate Education Director, and the Chief of Radiation Therapy Practice at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton.

Marcia is a radiation therapist and has been a clinical instructor, Undergraduate Program Manager, Quality of Work Life Research Coordinator, and a Patient Education Director. She has a diploma in Adult Education, has Canadian Advanced Certification in Radiation Therapy and a Master of Science Degree in Radiation Therapy from Cambridge, England. She was awarded Life Membership of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists.

Marcia is also a Faculty Trainer for the Institute for Health Care Communication, Canada; a Qualified Auditor in Quality Assurance for Radiation Oncology with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); and an Adjunct Professor of Radiation Therapy, University of Technology, Jamaica.

Marcia’s current research interests are in advancing practice for radiation therapists and radiographers, creating innovative work environments and promoting a research environment for frontline radiation practitioners.

 

Jill Schultz

Regional Coordinator Public Relations and Communication-The Americas

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JILL SCHULTZ
4108 S. Cathedral Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD   57103

▪   jmsch.878490@gmail.com   ▪   credentials: BA R.T.(R)(M)(QM) ARRT CN-BM

Skills

o Collaboration with special projects, grants, research projects and data tracking.
o Mentoring while building programs and services. 
o Vast experience with coordination of small and large team projects and organization of multidisciplinary physician leadership committees locally and across regions.  
o Presenting public and professional education
o Facilitation of numerous committees involving multi-department and or system wide projects, service excellence and safety teams.  
o Various successful accreditations and certifications including compliance with FDA based regulations and surveys, program development, project and quality management.  

Experience

current        ACI, Breast and Oncology Program Quality and Accreditation Coordinator
2008-2019    Avera McKennan Hospital, Breast Health Director / Manager
2003-2008  Medical X-ray Center, P.C.   Radiation Oncology Manager 
2004 & prior  Sanford, Breast and Bone Health Institute Quality Control and Compliance Coordinator              Radiology Staff Supervisor, Director of Mammography 

 

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts, Business Management, Magna Cum Laude, University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Marion Health Center, School of Radiologic Technology, Sioux City, IA
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Radiographer
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Mammographer
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Quality Management
National Consortium of Breast Centers, Certified Navigator-Breast Manager
Iowa Radiologic Technologist, Permit to Practice

 

Accomplishments and Special Interests

• 2013 & 2017 EmBe Tribute to Women Nominee for Healthcare & Science
• 2016 & 2017 Avera Excellence in Leadership Awards
• 2019 Avera Spirit of Compassion Award Nominee
• Clinical Achievement Award

 

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT):

• 2000- 2013 Quality Management Review Committee
• 2000- 2018 Quality Management test question writer

 

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT):

• Region IV Mammography Chapter Delegate
• Vice-Chair, Mammography Chapter 
• Leadership Academy graduate 
• Clinical Breast Exam Taskforce Member
• Region IV Quality Management Chapter Delegate
• Chairperson, Committee on Chapters
• CARE Bill RT in DC, South Dakota representative
• Quality Management Practice Standards Subcommittee
• Practice Standards Council Member, Mammography and Quality Management 

 

 South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists (SDSRT):

• Past President
• Past Chairman of the Board
• Memorial Lecture Presenter & Committee
• Lifetime Membership Award for Achievements

 

International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists (ISRRT):

• 2012 Practice Standard Reviewer, Mammography and Abstract Reviewer
• 2019 Mammography Quality Guideline education booklet author 

 

National Consortium of Breast Center (NCoBC)  

• Presenter
• International Committee,  past CoChair
South Dakota DOH
• Cancer Control Treatment Barriers Committee
• SD Cancer Coalition Early Detection Health Equity committee member

South Dakota Susan Komen grant committee 

2012-2019 Avera Haiti Mission breast program development volunteer and co- coordinator

• International Haiti relief board member

Experience providing public and professional educational conferences (local, regional & national) 

Several professional and educational published articles 

 

Joyce Tan

Regional coordinator Public Relations and Communication-Asia/Australasia

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Joyce Tan’s Curriculum Vitae Joyce Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Medical Radiation Technology from The University of Sydney in 2000.

She received her Master of Science in Radiotherapy and Oncology with Merit from Sheffield Hallam University in 2020.

Joyce Tan is a principal radiation therapist and the clinical lead for radiation therapists in the department of Radiation Oncology of the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.

On the professional front, she contributed actively to the Singapore Society of Radiographers (SSR) holding the post of External Relations Chairperson.

She is also the immediate past Academic Chairperson of the SSR. She is one of the committee members of the Allied Healthcare Profession Council(AHPC) in Singapore, involved in the development of a continuing professional education framework for registered allied healthcare professionals in Singapore.

Email:joycet482@gmail.com  

Suresh Malayyath

Regional Coordinator Professional Practice-Asia/Australasia

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Kitiwat Khamwan

Regional Coordinator Education-Asia/Australasia

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Claus Brix Pedersen

Regional Coordinator Public Relations and Communication-Europe

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Gerthasminde 54, Odense C, Denmark DoB: 1960 oct. 25th , age 61

2016-
Director of Professional Policy
Danish Council of Radiographers, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2013 - 
Seminar coordinator
Danish Council of Radiographers, Frederiksberg, Denmark

1997-2016
Lecturer (external)
University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Denmark

1997-2016
Lecturer, Guidance Counselor
University College Lillebælt, Odense, Denmark

1994-1997
Research assistant - Clinical monitor
Pfizer 

1985-1994
Radiographer

Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
 

Angeliki Kolyda

Regional Coordinator Education-Europe

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Mrs KOLYDA Angeliki is a radiological technologist in interventional cardiology department in General Hospital “Asklepieio” Voula, GREECE and council member of the Panhellenic Society of Radiological Technologists. 
Her major areas of interest are cardiac angiographies, radiation protection and patient safety. She is committed to promoting radiographer role development.

She received her secondary education in Athens, Greece. In 2010, she graduated from Technological Educational Institute of Athens (TEI), as radiological technologist. Five years later, she obtained her Master of Science (MSc) “Neoplasms in Human Body” in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine.

Her working experience started, from 2011, as radiological technologist in the x-ray department in a large public teaching hospital for eight months. When she graduated from TEI, she had been specialized on Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT). She fulfilled her dream to work on PET-CT department in a private hospital for four years, before she commenced working in her current job.

Her research experience started in 2017, as study coordinator in cardiology clinic. Furthermore, she has an additional training in basic life support, good clinical practice and safety reporting for clinical trials.

She was awarded from the National Scholarship Foundation for distinction during academic year 2007-2008 in the department of Radiology (TEI) and for the top-ten ranking in the department of Radiology.

Her last publication was in ECR2022 in Vienna and her last oral presentation was in euroPCR 2022 in Paris. Apart from an ISRRT council member, she is a member of European Society of Radiology (ESR), Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP) and a member of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions for Nurses and Allied Professionals 2022-2024 committee (EAPCI-NAPs) and she will represent EAPCI Allied Professionals in European Cardiology Society (ESC) for the following two years.

E-mail: angeliki.kolyda@gmail.com

 

 

Gareth Thomas

Regional Coordinator Professional Practice-Europe

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A University Lecturer with twelve years experience and a career in radiography spanning eighteen years with extensive knowledge of clinical radiography and professional policy and radiography education.
President of the Society and College of Radiographers from July 2017-18. The leading organisation for Imaging and Oncology with a membership of approx. 29,000. 
A leader, who is strategic and operational when required, passionately believes in service development and in turn improving the patient imaging pathway.

Professional Qualifications
Developing Outstanding Leadership – The Work Foundation.
MSc. Radiography – (2015) Cardiff University.
Post Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning – (2012) Cardiff University. 
BSc. Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging – (2000) University of Wales, Bangor.

Professional Registration
Health and Care Professions Council, U.K.
Society & College of Radiographers, U. K. 

Key Achievements
President of the Society and College of Radiographers 2017 – date.
Vice President 2016 – 2017.
Chair of National Clinical Imaging Board U.K. July 2017 to date.
“Lets Talk Cancer” - Acted as a practitioner for a Welsh Government think tank. September 2016.
Member of College of Radiographers Board of Trustees 
UK Council Member of Society and College of Radiographers (Wales) 2010-2016.
Member of the Approvals and Accreditation Board Society  College of Radiographers.

Employment History.
University  Lecturer – delivering and managing the education of undergraduate and post graduate modules within the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University. A University and Clinical Lecturer across two NHS sites.
School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. (May 2005 to date).

Senior Radiographer Band 6 – Trauma/ Accident & Emergency 
Morriston Hospital, Swansea NHS Trust. (July 2002 – May 2005).

Radiographer Band 5 – General Radiography 
Morriston Hospital, Swansea NHS Trust. (July 2000 – July 2005).

Experience and Significant Achievements.
I’m currently registered with the Heath & Care Profession’s Council and hold 18 years of uninterrupted experience as a Diagnostic Radiographer. Registration requires me to maintain continuous professional development in order that I maintain my knowledge base pertinent to Diagnostic Radiography. The last 13 years of my career, my role has been the forefront of the delivery of clinical and academic education for both undergraduate and post graduate education as a University Lecturer at Cardiff University.
I obtained a MSc. In Radiography in 2015 with image interpretation as the core component. I consider myself as an experienced Radiographer, leader and educator. I have held the role as Senior Radiographer within a large major hospital in South Wales. It is here I began my skills of effective communication, leading by example and ensuring staff were made to feel valued. An aspect of my current role is to manage the clinical education of diagnostic radiography students at Cardiff University. The role has allowed me to further develop my own skills of leadership and supervisory management. The role is dynamic i.e. I have to plan and implement a programme of learning for each placement to ensure the student‘s aims and objectives are met while ensuring patient service delivery is not disrupted. The role requires effective communication with the staff and Radiology managers of the hospital sites.
My role at Cardiff University also requires me to deliver Post Graduate education together with the supervision of student research at Master’s level. I manage my own teaching with the delivery of image interpretation modules for both appendicular and axial skeleton for a wide range of stake holders i.e. Radiographers, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Emergency Nurse Practitioners. As the lectures are multi disciplinary, I have the experience and skills to adapt my teaching to the needs and styles of various learners.
Becoming a University Lecturer and President of the Society and College of Radiographers represent the two most significant personal achievements of my career to date. 
The Society and College of Radiographers  (SCoR) is both a professional body and trade union representing 29,000 members across the whole of the UK. The office of President is attained by election of fellow members of the UK Council. The office is outward facing, raising the profile of the profession of radiography across the UK and the world. The role requires me to work closely with leaders from other professional bodies, for example the Royal College of Radiologists, (RCR) leading figures in industry as well as the Department of Health (UK government). The role has increased my leadership and governance, policy making and networking within the profession.