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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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