SMRT Standing Committees

Executive Committee – The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers of the SMRT, one (1) at-large Member of the Policy Board chosen by the President, and the Executive Liaison.

Policy Board – The Policy Board has the authority to establish and implement policies and programs for the SMRT, subject to any limitations and restrictions established from time to time by the Affiliated Section Committee

Education Core Focus Area

Education Committee – The Education Committee is comprised of the Chairs for all education related committees and oversees the entire structure and content of all educational programs offered to SMRT Members in the area of magnetic resonance.

Program Committee – The Program Committee is responsible for the organization of the teaching and scientific program at the Annual Meeting of the SMRT. They invite speakers, recruit moderators, and oversee the Program at the Annual Meeting. It also oversees the Joint Program Subcommittee.

Joint Program Subcommittee – The Joint Program Sub-Committee reports to the Program Committee and is responsible for the organization of the ISMRM/SMRT Joint Program at the Annual Meeting in conjunction with the ISMRM Vice Program Chair. They invite speakers, recruit moderators, and oversee the Joint Program at the annual meeting.

Abstract Committee – The Abstract Committee is responsible for the oversight of the entire SMRT abstract submission, vetting and acceptance process. In addition, it selects the President’s Award, John A. Koveleski Award, Proffered Paper and Poster Award winners.

Online Learning Committee – The Online Learning Committee is responsible for the identification of appropriate new and existing topics/content that can be delivered via an online medium, such as webinars, podcasts, re-purposed content, etc. It oversees the Home Study Subcommittee.

Home Study Subcommittee – The Home Study subcommittee reports to the Online Learning Committee and is responsible for selecting topics, articles and authors for SMRT Home Studies. The subcommittee reviews all content and composes and submits quiz questions/answers specific to the content and follows the ARRT question/answer guidelines.

Regionals Committee – The Regionals Committee is responsible for the operation of the Regional Meetings programs of the SMRT including selection of sites, recommendation of speakers, and distribution of advertising material.

Safety Committee – The Safety Committee is responsible for the collection and dissemination of resources and educational content related to MR safety. They manage the joint ISMRM/SMRT MR safety web page in conjunction with the ISMRM Safety Committee.

Membership Core Focus Area

Membership Committee – The Membership Committee develops and implements strategies for ensuring a broad Membership base for the SMRT within the community of persons who share the stated purposes of the SMRT. This Committee reviews all disputed applications for resolution.

Awards and Nominating Committee – The Awards and Nominating Committee is responsible for the selection of the Awards bestowed by the Section, including the Crues-Kressel Award, Honorary Member of the Section, Distinguished Service Award, and Fellow of the Section. In addition, it provides all SMRT Members with the number of open at-large positions on the Policy Board and invites the submission of nominations for open at-large positions on the Policy Board and President-Elect of the SMRT.

Local Chapters Committee – The Local Chapters Committee provides a direct path of communication
between the chapters and the SMRT Policy Board. Responsibilities include distribution of SMRT information
pertaining to educational opportunities, communicating on-going changes and development of the SMRT,
recommending topics and speakers for chapter meetings, and meeting coordination.

Relations Core Focus Area

Global Relations Committee – The Global Relations Committee is responsible for liaising with governments
at all levels, with relations with other professional and ethical societies, with industry (except for those immediate
issues of seeking financial support) and with the public at large. In addition, it oversees the process of awarding
SMRT Travel Scholarships.

Marketing Committee – The Marketing Committee is responsible for identifying new promotional strategies to
market the SMRT globally. It also oversees the Signals Subcommittee.

Signals Subcommittee – The Signals Subcommittee is responsible for producing a membership publication.
This includes creation and approval of newsletter content and editing of all articles and/or facilitating review of
specific articles by approved reviewers.

Administrative Core Focus Area

Finance Committee – The SMRT Finance Committee shall be charged with assisting in the supervision and
control of the SMRT’s financial operations which are delegated to the Treasurer. It shall be responsible, under the
Treasurer who shall be its Chair, for the preparation of accounts, the supervision of the management of the
SMRT’s assets and such other financial operations as are proper for a non-profit organization. The Finance
Committee, either itself, or through a sub-Committee shall also be responsible for the raising of financial support
for all the SMRT’s activities.

Bylaws Committee – The By-Laws Committee is chaired by the Incoming President and recommends to the
Policy Board and the Board of Trustees of the Sponsoring Society any changes in the Bylaws which they deem
necessary or appropriate and presents to the SMRT Policy Board any changes proposed by any committee.

Ad-Hoc RCEEM Committee – The RCEEM Committee is responsible for the development and operation of
the application and approval process for continuing education in Magnetic Resonance. The SMRT is an established
RCEEM with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and will follow their guidelines for the
application and approval process. The management of the RCEEM activities will be conducted from the
ISMRM/SMRT Office.

External Relations Committee – The External Relations Committee is concerned with liaison with
governments at all levels, with relations with other professional and ethical societies, with industry (except for those
immediate issues of seeking financial support) and with the public at large.

Finance Committee – The SMRT Finance Committee is charged with assisting in the supervision and control of
the SMRT’s financial operations which are delegated to the Treasurer. The Committee, chaired by the Treasurer, is
responsible for the preparation of accounts, the supervision of the management of the SMRT’s assets and other
financial operations as are proper for a nonprofit organization. The Finance Committee is also responsible for the
raising of financial support for all of the SMRT’s activities.

Awards Committee – The Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of the Awards bestowed by the
Section, including the Crues-Kressel Award, Honorary Member of the Section, Distinguished Service Award, and
Fellow of the Section.

RCEEM Ad-hoc – The RCEEM Ad-hoc Committee is responsible for the development and operation of the
application and approval process for continuing education in Magnetic Resonance. The SMRT is an established
RCEEM with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and will follow their guidelines for the
application and approval process.

Past Presidents Council – This committee shall be composed of those individuals that have been elected to the
office of President of the Section and have completed the three-year presidential term including President Elect,
President, and Past President. This committee shall act as an advising council and historical data resource for the
Executive Committee and Policy Board of the section. This committee will be responsible for reviewing committee
SOP’s, and ongoing and proposed projects with the intent of advising the Executive Committee and Policy Board as
to the conformity of these with the SMRT Strategic Plan.