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Read the latest thoughts & updates from ISMRT executives and committee members.
Featuring the ISMRT President, AMPC Chair, and other committee members.
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Vicky’s Blog: Introducing Your Next Program Chair

August 16th, 2022|Comments Off on Vicky’s Blog: Introducing Your Next Program Chair

By Huijun (Vicky) Liao, MR-RT, MRSO, 2023 ISMRT AMPC Chair It is my absolute pleasure and honor to serve as your ISMRT Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) Chair for Toronto 2023. In May of [...]

Sony’s Blog: Welcome!

July 1st, 2022|2 Comments

By Sonja K. Boiteaux, M.Sc., RT(R)(MR), MRSO, CHC 2022-2023 ISMRT President It is a humbling honor to take on the role of president of the ISMRT. Being chosen to lead this great group of [...]

Anne Dorte’s Blog: Looking Forward to the Meeting & More

February 10th, 2022|Comments Off on Anne Dorte’s Blog: Looking Forward to the Meeting & More

By Anne Dorte Blankholm, Ph.D., M.Sc.Radiographer, MRSO., 2021-2022 ISMRT President Dear ISMRT members and colleagues, I hope that you are all well. Here in the Nordic countries, days are getting longer and more light [...]

Anne Dorte’s Blog: Changing Seasons

October 21st, 2021|Comments Off on Anne Dorte’s Blog: Changing Seasons

By Anne Dorte Blankholm, Ph.D., M.Sc.Radiographer, MRSO., 2021-2022 SMRT President I hope this message finds you all well and safe. On the part of the globe where I live, summer is now over and [...]

Rhys’ Blog: Humbled Beginnings

October 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Rhys’ Blog: Humbled Beginnings

By Rhys Slough, M.Sc., 2022 SMRT Program Chair Dear SMRT and ISMRM Colleagues, I trust you are all well, and for those who are not, I wish you well as soon as possible. It [...]

Anne Dorte’s Blog: MR Safety Week

July 25th, 2021|Comments Off on Anne Dorte’s Blog: MR Safety Week

By Anne Dorte Blankholm, Ph.D., M.Sc.Radiographer, MRSO., 2021-2022 SMRT President Having worked with MR for more than 30 years, MR safety is always on my agenda. I remember being part of starting the first [...]

Anne Dorte’s Blog: An Introduction

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Anne Dorte’s Blog: An Introduction

By Anne Dorte Blankholm, , Ph.D.,M.Sc.Radiographer, MRSO., 2021-2022 SMRT President It is a great honor and a pleasure for me taking over the presidency of the SMRT. I am especially honored being the first [...]

Nancy’s Blog: Changing of the Guard

May 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Nancy’s Blog: Changing of the Guard

By Nancy Hill Beluk, R.T.(R), 2020-2021 SMRT President The 2021 Annual Meeting will soon be upon us, and my presidency will come to a close.  As I reflect on my term, a quote comes [...]

Thao’s Blog: One Month to Go

April 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Thao’s Blog: One Month to Go

By Thao T. Tran, M.Sc., 2020-21 SMRT Program Chair To the SMRT Community, The 2021 ISMRM & SMRT Annual Meeting & Exhibition is only a month away. The ISMRM AMPC, SMRT AMPC, and the [...]

Nancy’s Blog: Closing in on the Annual Meeting 2021

April 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Nancy’s Blog: Closing in on the Annual Meeting 2021

By Nancy Hill Beluk, R.T.(R), 2020-2021 SMRT President And now, the end is near And so I face the final curtain My friend, I'll say it clear I'll state my case of which I'm [...]

Thao’s Blog: 2021 Annual Meeting Update

March 4th, 2021|Comments Off on Thao’s Blog: 2021 Annual Meeting Update

By Thao T. Tran, M.Sc., 2020-21 SMRT Program Chair Dear SMRT and ISMRM Colleagues, Registration is now open for the 2021 ISMRM & SMRT Annual Meeting – An Online Experience! The early registration deadline [...]

Nancy’s Blog: Welcome to the SMRT Family

December 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Nancy’s Blog: Welcome to the SMRT Family

By Nancy Hill Beluk, R.T.(R), 2020-2021 SMRT President We all know the feeling that overtakes us as we welcome in a new family member. Whether it is by marriage, birth, adoption or even a pet. The [...]

Nancy’s Blog: Reflections on the 2020 Virtual Conference

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Nancy’s Blog: Reflections on the 2020 Virtual Conference

By Nancy Hill Beluk, R.T.(R), 2020-2021 SMRT President The first-ever ISMRM/SMRT Virtual Conference 2020 is in the books, and I am happy to report it was a huge success. But don’t take my word [...]

Thao’s Blog: Let’s Look Forward to a Brighter 2021!

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Thao’s Blog: Let’s Look Forward to a Brighter 2021!

By Thao T. Tran, M.Sc., 2020-21 SMRT Program Chair Dear SMRT and ISMRM Colleagues, First, I want to send big Congratulations to Doug Knoll, Nicole Seiberlich, Claire Mulcahy, and the SMRT and ISMRM teams [...]

Nancy’s Blog: From My Vantage Point

July 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Nancy’s Blog: From My Vantage Point

By Nancy Hill Beluk, R.T.(R), 2019-20 SMRT President-Elect Being from Pittsburgh, my go-to person for quoting is often Fred Rogers. For those who don’t know who he is, Fred Rogers was the host of [...]

Shawna’s Blog: Annual Meeting Updates & Announcements

July 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Shawna’s Blog: Annual Meeting Updates & Announcements

By Shawna Farquharson, Ph.D., 2019-20 SMRT President Dear SMRT Family, Firstly, I am delighted to announce the program for our Annual Meeting is now finalised for 08-14 August! This year the SMRT have embraced [...]

2020 Virtual Conference: A Message from Program Chair & Vice-Chair

June 29th, 2020|Comments Off on 2020 Virtual Conference: A Message from Program Chair & Vice-Chair

To the SMRT & ISMRM Community, In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) have worked hard these past few months to ensure that we bring you the 29th Annual [...]

Shawna’s Blog: SMRT Announcements & Initiatives for March 2020!

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Shawna’s Blog: SMRT Announcements & Initiatives for March 2020!

By Shawna L. Farquharson, M.Sc.(R), 2019-20 SMRT President Dear SMRT Family, Firstly, I have the great pleasure of officially announcing that all SMRT Policy Board Positions for 2020 have now been confirmed. I would like [...]

Wendy’s Blog: SMRT Membership Growth Around the World

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Wendy’s Blog: SMRT Membership Growth Around the World

By Wendy Strugnell, B.Appl.Sc.(MIT)FSMRT, SMRT Executive Lead for Membership You may have heard that in 2019 the SMRT made some significant improvements in the way our leadership teams engage and connect with the ISMRM/SMRT Central [...]

Sarah’s Blog: SMRT’s Chapters & Divisions

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Sarah’s Blog: SMRT’s Chapters & Divisions

By Sarah Green, B.M.I.,M.H.Sc., 2019-20 SMRT Divisions Committee Chair Dear SMRT members, It has been a very busy and exciting year in the SMRT Divisions space, and I am thrilled with what we have achieved [...]

Shawna’s Blog: The year so far… from the SMRT President

January 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Shawna’s Blog: The year so far… from the SMRT President

By Shawna L. Farquharson, M.Sc.(R), 2019-20 SMRT President Dear SMRT Family, Firstly, I would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year, and the very best of wishes for the [...]

Kirsty’s Blog: SMRT Virtual Meetings Program

January 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Kirsty’s Blog: SMRT Virtual Meetings Program

By Kirsty Campbell, NDMDI, PG.Dip. (MRI), SMRT Virtual Meetings Program Committee Chair The Virtual Meetings Program has been a new initiative driven by its dedicated committee, our goal and our focus - Providing high quality [...]

Claire’s Blog: Welcome to a World Class Meeting

January 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Claire’s Blog: Welcome to a World Class Meeting

By Claire B. Mulcahy, M.MRT., B.Appl.Sc., 2019-20 SMRT Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Dear SMRT members, As Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, my team and I have had a busy year putting together [...]

Shawna’s Blog: SMRT, Continuously Moving MR Radiographers & Technologists into the Future with Advanced Education

September 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Shawna’s Blog: SMRT, Continuously Moving MR Radiographers & Technologists into the Future with Advanced Education

By Shawna L. Farquharson, M.Sc.(R), 2019-20 SMRT President For almost 30 years, the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) has delivered world-class MR focused education programs specifically developed for radiographers and technologist around the [...]

Marty’s Blog: Marty’s M&M’s (Montréal Musings)

March 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Marty’s Blog: Marty’s M&M’s (Montréal Musings)

By Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc., R.T. (MR), 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair This blog will highlight the new additions to this year's program and some other great announcements pertinent to the SMRT 2019 Annual Meeting. [...]

2019 President’s Lecturer Announcement

February 13th, 2019|Comments Off on 2019 President’s Lecturer Announcement

A Special Announcement from SMRT President Chris Kokkinos Dear SMRT Colleagues and Friends, With the 2019 SMRT 28th Annual Meeting in Montréal only 12 weeks away, I am immensely proud to announce an [...]

Marty’s Blog: Midwinter Montréal Musings

January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Marty’s Blog: Midwinter Montréal Musings

By Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc., R.T. (MR), 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and great New Year… This is the 6th edition of Marty’s Montréal Musings… But [...]

Marty’s Blog: December Musings

December 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Marty’s Blog: December Musings

By Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc., R.T. (MR), 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair It's December of 2018… and where has the year gone? These past twelve months have been a blur. Paris seems like it was [...]

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Marty’s Blog: October Perspectives

October 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Marty’s Blog: October Perspectives

By Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc., R.T. (MR), 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Bonjour & Hello again… Fall has begun and the leaves are falling (for those in the northern hemispheres at least). For myself, fall [...]

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Marty’s Blog: September Perspectives

September 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Marty’s Blog: September Perspectives

By Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc., R.T. (MR), 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Bonjour & Hello again… September is very much upon us. For those in the northern hemisphere means summer is turning into fall, kids [...]

Marty’s Blog: More Montreal Musings

August 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Marty’s Blog: More Montreal Musings

By Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc., R.T. (MR), 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Bonjour, Hi Another month down and 9 more to go… For those that missed going to Paris, you have another opportunity to see [...]

Marty’s Blog: Au Revoir, Paris. Bienvenue Montréal!

July 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Marty’s Blog: Au Revoir, Paris. Bienvenue Montréal!

By Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc., R.T. (MR), 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Welcome to our first of many posts as we begin the run up to our 2019 Annual Meeting! Over the next 10 months [...]