Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

June 04, 2012 09:00 ET

17th World Congress to Kick-Off Thursday in Toronto: CAMRT Welcomes International Medical Radiation Sciences Community to Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 4, 2012) - The 17th World Congress of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) will kick-off this Thursday, June 7 at the Sheraton Centre Downtown Hotel in Toronto. Held in conjunction with the 70th Annual General Conference of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), the World Congress will host over 1,100 of the world's leaders in medical radiation and imaging technology throughout the weekend.

CAMRT President Amanda Bolderston, Msc, RTT, FCAMRT, is excited to welcome the international medical radiation sciences community to Canada: "On behalf of the CAMRT, and the ISRRT, it is my pleasure to welcome the world to Toronto. This remarkable event, years in the making, is an extraordinary showcase of excellence and innovation in global and Canadian diagnostic medical imaging and radiation therapy practice."

ISRRT President Michael Ward, PhD, RTR, FASRT, echoed her sentiments: "This extraordinary event will not only mark milestone anniversaries for the CAMRT and ISRRT, but will be a celebration of present day excellence, and to look with anticipation at what our professional future holds by exploring leading edge technologies provided by Canadian innovators."

Conference participants will be inspired by thought -provoking keynote speakers, including Toronto's Dr. Alex Jadad, chief innovator and founder of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and Canada Research Chair in eHealth Innovation. In addition to the education program, on Saturday June 9, the World Congress will host for the first time the Innovation Showcase where Canadian companies will demonstrate how their latest products will revolutionize the way medical imaging is conducted. And, on Sunday June 10 Dr. Martin Yaffe from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will challenge the controversial Guidelines for breast cancer screening in average risk women which were released by The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care in late-2011.

The World Congress is a biennial event, taking place in Ontario for the first time, and is expected to be the largest gathering of its kind in Canada. The opening ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.

For more information about the World Congress/CAMRT AGC visit: http://www.2012isrrt.org/newsroom/

About the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) is the national professional association and certifying body for radiological, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging technologists and radiation therapists. CAMRT provides leadership on standards for entry-level education and offers a suite of programs and services that advance the profession and the health of Canadians. These include certification, continuing professional development opportunities, publication of a journal, strengthening professional practice and advocacy to promote the effective contribution of MRTs in Canadian health system discussions and decisions. Founded in 1942, the CAMRT today represents over 12,000 members.

About the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

The ISRRT is an organization composed of over eighty national radiographic societies from seventy five countries representing more than 350,000 radiographers and radiological technologists. It was formed in 1959 to act as a link between radiographers and radiological technologists throughout the world. The Society is dedicated to the improvement of standards of practice in radiation medicine technology. The ISRRT is recognized as the international representative of radiation medicine technology as a non-governmental organization in Official Relations with the World Health Organization. Through its official relationship with the World Health Organization the ISRRT also has association with the United Nations and works with other international organizations such as the International Society of Radiologists, Association of Radiology, the European Society of Radiology, and the International Commission for Radiological Education, and the International Atomic Energy Authority.

About the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

The Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (OAMRT), established in 1935, is the provincial professional association for those practicing Radiological Technology, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, and Magnetic resonance Imaging practitioners. OAMRT, through collaboration, partnerships and alliances, provides leadership on issues relevant to Medical Radiation Technologists from analysis to advocacy. The OAMRT provides its members opportunities to meet their lifelong learning goals through a strong and vibrant on-line continuing professional development program, an annual conference, enhance practice certificate courses, leadership development, and a strong portfolio of programs and services. The OAMRT serves as a knowledge centre for patients, the public and health care providers through its web site and other communication platforms providing position papers, opinion, news, and information that tackle the health care challenges of today related to medical radiation technology and practice. The OAMRT is also a champion and a primary advocate of patient quality and safety in its work to ensure legislation and regulations are up to date and relevant concerning the spectrum of medical radiant energies.

Contact Information

  • To schedule an interview
    with one of the World Congress/CAMRT AGC's spokespeople:
    Kate Slean
    Communications Coordinator, CAMRT
    613-297-8583
    kslean@camrt.ca