SMRT Australia & New Zealand Chapters
15th Annual Meeting

20-21 November 2021
International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia

We are so pleased to welcome you to join us in person for the 15th annual SMRT ANZ Chapters meeting, to be held in Sydney on the 20th and 21st of November 2021 at Sydney ICC.

It has been a long time coming and we are all looking forward to getting together for an overdue catch up with our MRI friends and colleagues from Australia and New Zealand. We are, however, prepared for all scenarios and in the event that the in-person meeting can not go ahead or it is not possible for you to travel to Sydney we have a virtual meeting registration option available.

The theme for this year’s program is MRI: Past, Present and Future. This will be elucidated by some world renowned speakers plus local experts in the field. Expect to be captivated by presentations on future technologies as well as learning about useful information for day to day scanning techniques.

During the breaks, you can engage with our sponsors and meet up with your friends and colleagues. On Saturday night we have a gala event at the popular Sydney Luna Park, where you can eat, drink, play, ride and dance the night away.

We would like to thank all our sponsors for sticking with us in these uncertain times. Be sure to visit their booths, take part in the competition and learn about their new developments in the MRI field.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in November, to continue the SMRT ANZ quality education and close affiliation, fingers crossed.

Kate Negus
SMRT ANC President
Sarah Green
SMRT NZNC President

Annual Meeting Program Committee

Kate Negus – ANC President
Sarah Green – NZNC President

Chair:
Mark Chapman

Stephanie Barone, Anne Bright, Kirsty Campbell, Sheryl Foster, Maila Hughes, Anna Lydon, Claire Mulcahy, Barbara Pirgousis, Kylie Walters

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Registration opens 10 June 2021
Battle of the Divisions submissions open 10 June 2021
Preliminary program released Early Aug 2021
Battle of the Divisions submission deadline 20 Aug 2021
Early bird registration deadline 24 Sept 2021
SMRT ANZ 2021 20-21 Nov 2021

About Us

The Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT), A Section of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) is the leading non-profit organisation that provides an international forum for education, information and research in magnetic resonance for radiographers and technologists throughout the world.

The SMRT was established by technologists, clinicians and scientists of the ISMRM as a forum for radiographers and MR technologists to share their expertise and educational resources, with a common goal of improving healthcare for people worldwide.

As an organisation, we are committed to promoting education, communication and the dissemination of cutting-edge MR developments. The objective of the SMRT is to advance education and training, while striving to promote a high level of knowledge and professionalism in the field of MR radiography and technology.

SMRT ANZ

The SMRT ANZ Chapter has now formally split into two new chapters, The Australian National Chapter (SMRT ANC) and the New Zealand National Chapter (SMRT NZNC). These new separate Australian and New Zealand Chapters will replace the current ANZ Chapter.

The SMRT ANZ Chapter Board believes that differences in professional accreditation, registration and insurance requirements between the two countries mean that both countries would benefit from autonomous National Chapters working with the support of an international society.

The relationship between the Australian and New Zealand Chapters has been and still is very strong. Both countries support each other to provide high quality education to their MRI Technologists and will continue to do so. The joint ANZ meeting usually held in November will continue to be a joint venture between the Australia and New Zealand Chapters. Both parties feel that the establishment of the separate Australian and New Zealand National Chapters demonstrates the strength of the SMRT community in ANZ. To continue this support, the NZ National Chapter President will serve on the Australian National Chapter Board and the Australian National Chapter President will serve on the NZ National Chapter Board.

In addition to the yearly joint ANZ meeting, exciting new initiatives are taking shape for both chapters. The New Zealand Chapter held its first annual meeting on the 20 March 2021 in Queenstown. The Australian Chapter will hold several virtual meetings, hosted by local divisions throughout 2021 and 2022.