Anne Dorte’s Blog: Changing Seasons

2021-10-21T11:32:33-07:00October 21st, 2021|President, SMRT Blog|

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 the autumn has begun; the forest is taking on new warm colors, and the weather is getting cooler. The COVID [...]

Rhys’ Blog: Humbled Beginnings

2021-10-19T14:59:07-07:00October 8th, 2021|2022 Annual Meeting, AMPC Chair, SMRT Blog|

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 is with great personal delight that I introduce myself as your SMRT Annual Meeting Program Chair for London 2022. I [...]

Anne Dorte’s Blog: MR Safety Week

2021-10-19T14:53:22-07:00July 25th, 2021|President, SMRT Blog|

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 MR center in the western part of Denmark. We started with no doors to the scanner rooms (Zone IV), and [...]

Anne Dorte’s Blog: An Introduction

2021-10-19T14:53:13-07:00June 8th, 2021|President, SMRT Blog|

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 Danish SMRT president and only the second SMRT president from Europe. For those of you who don’t know me, I [...]

Nancy’s Blog: Changing of the Guard

2021-10-19T14:52:36-07:00May 14th, 2021|2021 Annual Meeting, President, SMRT Blog|

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 to mind… ‘You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.’ -Abraham Lincoln Which sums [...]

Thao’s Blog: One Month to Go

2021-10-19T14:52:19-07:00April 13th, 2021|2021 Annual Meeting, AMPC Chair, SMRT Blog|

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 ISMRM/SMRT Central Office have worked diligently to create a well-rounded, educational, and interactive program to address the changing times and [...]

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

2021-10-19T14:52:03-07:00April 13th, 2021|2021 Annual Meeting, President, SMRT Blog|

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 certain Okay, these are not my words but rather a relevant opening verse to “My Way” written by Paul Anka [...]

Thao’s Blog: 2021 Annual Meeting Update

2021-10-19T14:51:46-07:00March 4th, 2021|2021 Annual Meeting, AMPC Chair, SMRT Blog|

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 is April 14th, so don't forget to register and join us for this year's exciting program. Despite the many challenges [...]

Nancy’s Blog: Welcome to the SMRT Family

2021-10-19T14:51:32-07:00December 15th, 2020|President, SMRT Blog|

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 lead up to the big event is filled with great anticipation which is quickly replaced with excitement when the big [...]

Nancy’s Blog: Reflections on the 2020 Virtual Conference

2021-10-19T14:50:56-07:00October 5th, 2020|President, SMRT Blog|

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 for it; let’s have a look at the numbers: Over 400 SMRT registrants 39 live Q&A/panel discussion sessions, with 4832 [...]

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

2021-10-19T14:50:38-07:00October 5th, 2020|2021 Annual Meeting, AMPC Chair, SMRT Blog|

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 for a successful and amazing, first-ever, Virtual Annual Meeting! It is with such great pride for me to say that [...]

Nancy’s Blog: From My Vantage Point

2021-10-19T14:50:17-07:00July 27th, 2020|President, SMRT Blog|

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 “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” an American TV show from 1968-2001. While his comments were meant for children, his words resonate for [...]

Shawna’s Blog: Annual Meeting Updates & Announcements

2021-10-19T14:55:42-07:00July 8th, 2020|2020 Annual Meeting, President, SMRT Blog|

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 the opportunity to create a joint annual meeting program with the ISMRM and celebrate that we are one community of [...]

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

2021-10-19T14:56:33-07:00June 29th, 2020|2020 Annual Meeting, AMPC Chair, SMRT Blog|

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 International Meeting of the Society of MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) in a safe and accessible format. The SMRT AMPC [...]

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

2021-08-06T16:45:15-07:00March 5th, 2020|President, SMRT Blog|

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 to ask you to join me in congratulating the incoming applicants all of whom, I am sure you will agree, [...]

Wendy’s Blog: SMRT Membership Growth Around the World

2021-08-06T16:45:15-07:00March 5th, 2020|SMRT Blog|

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 Office staff. From an Executive perspective, the new Policy Board organizational structure has delivered much more streamlined and responsive operations, [...]

Sarah’s Blog: SMRT’s Chapters & Divisions

2021-08-06T16:45:15-07:00March 5th, 2020|SMRT Blog|

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 to date. The year isn’t over yet! The first half of this year saw us focus on the roll-out of [...]

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

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00January 20th, 2020|President, SMRT Blog|

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 next decade! I can honestly say that this past year as President of the SMRT has been an absolute career [...]

Kirsty’s Blog: SMRT Virtual Meetings Program

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00January 20th, 2020|SMRT Blog, VMPC Chair|

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 MR education by experts in their field to the wider MRI community. To be part of the initial stages of [...]

Claire’s Blog: Welcome to a World Class Meeting

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00January 20th, 2020|AMPC Chair, SMRT Blog|

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 a world class educational event for you. I’m very proud of this year’s program and as an Australian and a [...]

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

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00September 26th, 2019|President, SMRT Blog|

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 world. We have strived to provide education that empowers MR radiographers and technologists to help elevate their profession by staying [...]

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

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00March 27th, 2019|2019 Annual Meeting, SMRT Blog|

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. And it might be a little long… it certainly is for me, so I hope you read it all… One [...]

2019 President’s Lecturer Announcement

2021-10-19T14:57:12-07:00February 13th, 2019|President, SMRT Blog|

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 exciting addition to our SMRT Annual Meeting. We will be commencing a new SMRT tradition, where the SMRT President will [...]

Marty’s Blog: Midwinter Montréal Musings

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00January 21st, 2019|2019 Annual Meeting, SMRT Blog|

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 it’s also the first for 2019, so it’s a new year, aka a new chapter… Now I’m sure there is [...]

Marty’s Blog: December Musings

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00December 11th, 2018|2019 Annual Meeting, SMRT Blog|

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 yesterday but it was 5 months ago, and Montréal 2019 seems so far away but is a short 5 months [...]

Marty’s Blog: October Perspectives

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00October 23rd, 2018|2019 Annual Meeting, SMRT Blog|

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 decided to skip us this year with old man winter rolling in with lots of snow… oh yeah… Fall also [...]

Marty’s Blog: September Perspectives

2021-08-06T16:45:16-07:00September 12th, 2018|2019 Annual Meeting, SMRT Blog|

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 going back to school and returning to work with piles of work not done over the summer… maybe not for [...]