Internal Matters – March 2016

President’s Message

Kathy Hilsenteger’ s retirement is upon us.  As the founding CEO/Registrar, she has shepherded the College from its conception under the Health Professions Act (HPA) in 2005 to where it stands today, strong and proud as a leader in the Canadian regulatory landscape.

As I step into the role of your new President of Council, I feel it is absolutely necessary to use my first dialogue with you the members to take the opportunity to reflect upon Kathy’s robust career. I pause to wonder where to begin describing Kathy’s achievements and her legacy. Kathy became a certified radiation therapist in 1977 and completed her advanced certification in 1994. She has over 20 years of clinical experience as a therapist at the Cross Cancer Institute, the last ten in supervisory and management roles. I will never forget my very first meeting with Kathy, it was in 1999 and she sat on the panel during my interview to get into the School of Radiation Therapy at the Cross Cancer Institute. Even back then she was very fashionable wearing a lovely blue dress with yellow sunflowers on it. I feel so fortunate that Kathy was part of that selection process that day and I have been blessed with an amazing career in radiation therapy. Kathy is passionate about self-regulation and its important place in assuring the public of the profession’s overt commitment to safety and quality, she accepted her present role as CEO/Registrar of the College in 2003. Our College is a constellation of five specialties; this presented and continues to be a unique leadership enterprise under the HPA. Kathy’s belief that public protection balanced with the voice of a strong profession brings good regulatory policy has guided a transition from association to regulatory body unique to this College.

In 2008 she completed her designation as a Certified Association Executive assigned by the Canadian Society of Association Executives. In 2010, ACMDTT became a founding member of the Alliance of Medical Radiation Technologists Regulators of Canada (AMRTRC). Kathy has chaired the AMRTRC’s purpose of facilitating information sharing and consensus building on national regulatory issues regarding medical imaging and radiation therapy. Kathy has also served as Executive of the Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions, a group of 29 health regulatory Colleges. The ACMDTT is a key organization at the provincial and national level and we thank Kathy for her invaluable contribution to the regulation of the profession.

Kathy’s collaborative leadership style has synergized a committed Council, competent staff and an engaged registrant base through a transition evidenced in change in the missions, values and objectives of the College, our relations with the CAMRT and an exciting future expanding to sonographers in Alberta. The medical diagnostic and therapeutic community is poised to provide leadership in the coming phases of health system transformation. Kathy, thanks for your contribution to our capacity to ensure that the public receives safe, competent and ethical care. I would have never imagined that 17 years after sitting across the interview table from Kathy about to start my career that I would be sitting across the table from her again as she tells me that she is retiring from her career. As Kathy steps away from the College end of June, she leaves big shoes to fill, we will miss her.

Kelly Sampson, MRT(T)

Conference 2016

ACMDTT/AHS 2016 Annual General Conference
April 8 & 9, 2016 Marriott at River Cree Resort, Edmonton AB

Early bird deadline fast approaching

Register before March 18, 2016 for the reduced conference rate.

Conference Registration To access online conference registration click here.

Conference App

Our conference will once again have an app available to download prior to the event which will list speakers, sponsors and event program. Stay tuned for download instructions!

For more information on our conference, visit our website at: http://acmdtt.com/2016-conference/

Council Nominees

The College has contracted Insightrix Research to conduct the 2016 Council elections. Voting opened Monday, March 14 and will conclude at midnight on Friday, April 1. On March 14, you received an e-mail from Insightrix with directions on how to cast your online vote. If you did not receive this, please make sure to check your junk folder! Voting will only be accepted online and each member will have ONE vote.

Nominees for ACMDTT Council In accordance with the bylaws, two positions must be filled from any specialty and one position must be filled from the MR specialty. The three elected members will serve a three year term July 2016-June 2019. Jennifer DiNucci, MRT(MR) was the only nominee from the MR specialty and therefore has been acclaimed into the MR Council position. Congratulations Jennifer! The deadline for online voting will be midnight on April 1, 2016 to be considered valid with the successful candidates being announced at the AGM.

Kiran Johal-Brar, MRT(NM)

Why do you wish to become a Council member?

I wish to become a Council member to gain a better understanding of the College and what it entails. I have been a part of AHS for almost 13 years and have a strong desire to build an effective bridge between the College and front line Nuclear Medicine staff and students. Also being a Council member would help me assume another level of responsibility in my professional career. I enjoy learning and look forward to staying current on new trends and technologies within the College.

What attributes do you believe you will bring to this position? My Nuclear Medicine career has been geared towards a diverse patient population and second year SAIT students for practicum. As an educator, my focus has been on managing students and providing them with the best learning environment throughout our acute sites. A common goal shared between SAIT, AHS, and myself is to create an education program that graduates confident and well-rounded students. As a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, I have had the opportunity to work alongside with my colleagues to provide the best care possible to our patients.

My strongest attribute is my determination. I take on every challenge head-on and do what I need to, to accomplish my goals. I easily adjust with changing environments and situations and strongly believe in lifelong learning. I am a strong team player that has the ability to work well with others while pursuing a common goal.

Any related or past experience

-Management Integrated Committee, SAIT, 2013-Current -Curriculum Committee, SAIT, 2013-Current

-Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Computed Tomography, 2012.

-University of Calgary, BSc. (Honours) in Human Sciences, 2008

Work history as an MRT

2013-Present – Foothills Medical Centre, AHS, Nuclear Medicine Clinical Instructor

2005-Present – Alberta Children’s Hospital, AHS, Nuclear Medicine Technologist

2005-2008 – Rockyview General Hospital, AHS, Nuclear Medicine Technologist

2008-2012 – Total Cardiology, Calgary, Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Other

Present – Athabasca University, Online, Child Development courses

Look forward to being an active member of the College and working alongside all of you.

Cristene van Schagen, MRT(R)

Why do you wish to become a Council member?

I am always seeking new ways to expand my role as a technologist within my field. I enjoy taking on new challenges and learning new things in all aspects of my life. I’ve been a volunteer for 20+ years in several areas of my personal and professional life and am ready to try something new. The ACMDTT interests me because it directly affects my career and I would enjoy learning more of the internal workings of it.

What attributes do you believe you will bring to this position?

I am an outgoing individual with a great sense of humor. I am also a very hands-on person who likes to contribute and give-back where I can. My strongest attributes are my problem-solving skills, thinking outside the box and organizing anything from a new protocol to a 250 person event. I enjoy innovation and the sharing and implementing of new ideas and a new way to do an old thing and even an old way to do a new thing.

Any related or past experiences

-Diagnostic Imaging Employee Empowerment Committee, 2016-Present

-CCARS (Geocaching) Event Coordinator, 2015-present

-Yellow Belt, 2015

-ACMDTT Conference Education Committee – Radiological Rep., 2015

-HSAA Department Rep., 2012-Present

-Spruce Meadows Event Volunteer, 2000-2013

-Calgary Area Dressage Association, Treasurer and Show Organizer, 2004-2007 -Shawnessy Community Board, Treasurer and Event Night Organizer, 2000-2002

-Emergency Social Services, Community Preparedness Disaster Committee, 1997-1999

-St. John Ambulance, 1st Aider, 1995-1999

-Multiple Conflict Resolution Courses

Work history as an MRT

2008-Present – Rockyview General Hospital, AHS, Radiological Technologist

2008-2010 – Radiology Consultants, Radiological Technologist

Other

2006-2008 – Starbucks Barista

2001-2005 – Chrysler Financial

1999–2001 – Kingshead Pub

Krystal Wall, MRT(R)

Why do you wish to become a Council member?

I have been working in healthcare for 20 years, and I would like to become a part of the Council to learn more about the College and give back to the members, by being a part of the College that regulates our practice. I have been a part of many areas of our practice over the years and I feel that with this experience I could provide the members with well-rounded representation.

What attributes do you believe you will bring to this position?

I believe that I would bring the knowledge that has come with experience. I have training and experience working in x-ray, CT, mammography, breast ultrasound, teaching at NAIT, equipment applications, digital imaging, and management. I would bring a reasonable and logical opinion to the team, with dedication to continually improve the technologies in which we practice daily.

Any related or past experience

-IMI, Department Supervisor + Site Lead, present

-NAIT, Instructor/practical liaison, 2004-2008

-Christie Group, Applications Specialist, 2003-2004

-Implementation of digital imaging department in Peace Health Region, 2002

The opportunities have provided me with the communication skills + teaching techniques to implement successful projects that enhance our practice.

Work history as an MRT

2011-Present – Insight Medical Imaging – Site Lead

2004-2008- NAIT Instructor + Practical Liaison

1999-2003 – Peace Health Region – Regional DI Manager

1998-1999 – EFW Calgary – MRT

1995-1998 – Casual positions throughout Saskatchewan – MRT

Other I would love the opportunity to work with the team at the College.

Registrar In Session

This area of the newsletter is devoted to providing members with interesting topics related to their profession and professional practice. Given that I have had the distinct pleasure of being the College’s first Registrar of our profession’s regulatory College since its inception, I thought it fitting to take a look back at our roots and the significant strides we have made over these last 15+ years.

The Alberta Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (AAMRT), our professional association was truly a forward thinking organization. Around the year 2000, it became apparent that the government was introducing umbrella legislation and all of the allied health professions would be moved under this new Health Profession Act (HPA). This was a really important point in time as it marked the recognition that members of our profession, based on their knowledge, skills and judgment, were best suited to govern our profession in the public interest. Self-regulation is a privilege, not a right, granted by government on behalf of the public, and our profession was being given this privilege.

The AAMRT Council seized the opportunity to work closely with government to ensure the MRT regulations were clear and optimized the practice of the MRT profession. This was also the time that the ENP profession joined the MRT grouping and they worked tirelessly to ensure their profession contributed to the regulation development. A “College committee” of interested and committed members was formed, and many weekend and evening meetings ensued to work through the mechanics of building regulation. This process with the government is a very long one, with fits and starts and no clear indication as to when we officially would become a regulatory college under the HPA.  The AAMRT Council however, kept their momentum and in 2003 took the steps to set up an office in Edmonton, hire staff and build the capacity that would be needed as soon as our profession was proclaimed under the HPA. The AAMRT Council was truly forward thinking, because when the HPA proclamation was made on May 1, 2005, our MRT and ENP professions had already hit the ground running and were well positioned to accept all the new responsibilities that were placed upon it as a regulatory body.

Self-regulation meant that the College now is responsible to ensure that it carries out its activities and govern its regulated members in a manner that protects and serves the public interest. It must provide direction to its regulated members, establish maintain and enforce standards of registration, continuing competence and standards of practices of the regulated profession. College members actively serve terms on regulatory committees to consider registration issues, complaint and discipline processes and the designing and implementation of a continuing competence program. Annually the College must submit a report to the Minister of Health reporting on its regulatory activities, its audited financial statements and any other requested information regarding the requirements of the HPA; this report goes to the Legislative Assembly.

With our momentum well underway, the College Council recognized their responsibility to ensure good governance. Early on, they established a policy governance model that provided a high caliber of accountability of the Council to the public and to its members. They established and have continued to maintain an organizational evaluation process measured against organizational ends with the CEO having accountability to the Council for compliance to Council established policies. Three public members, appointed by government joined our Council to assist the College’s ability to balance the values and interests of its members.

Much work ensued, to create competency profiles of five modalities that identified entry-to-practice, the creation of partnership with CMA accreditation to evaluate and approve entry-to-practice exams, and collaborative work with provinces across Canada to ensure portability of our members under the amended Agreement on Internal Trade. Position statements were developed to provide clarity to members on how the College will approach various situations and clarify ambiguities for members. Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics were developed and are revisited every five years to ensure they accurately reflect the continually evolving practice of our professions. A continuing competence program was designed, piloted and implemented. Again – giving credit to forward thinking, our regulations provided for flexibility and growth. The College has been able to address our profession’s continually evolving practice through the establishment of over 12 enhanced practice authorizations to support the assurance of safe and competent delivery of expanded roles. This is unique to our multi-faceted College already responsible to regulate five distinct specialties.

Relationships were developed, not only with our national associations such as CAMRT and CAET but with other key stakeholders such as Alberta Health and with a federation of health regulators across the province of Alberta. The College played a leadership role in the formation of the Alliance of Medical Radiation Technologists Regulators of Canada who have come together to further advance MRT regulation and standards, regulatory issues and patient care via education and support to other provinces seeking self-regulation.

The list is endless, and the work of our College continues to execute our mandate to ensure “that the public is assured of receiving safe, competent and ethical diagnostic and therapeutic care by a regulated and continually advancing profession”. We should all be very proud of how far we have come over the last 15 years and the significant impact we have had in our role and relationships both provincially and nationally.

Many years ago, the Council and volunteers envisioned a College for all diagnostic and therapeutic professionals and very deliberately chose a name that was broad and inclusive. Because of this foresight, we are well positioned to broaden the ACMDTT umbrella this year to include sonographers, our diagnostic imaging colleagues. We truly have embodied Council’s vision in becoming: Leaders in diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare serving Albertans. Bravo!

Approved Budget

ACMDTT 2016-2017 Budget
2015-2016 2016-17  

Planning Assumptions

Revenues – Annual
Registration Dues $1,074,000.00 $1,062,100.00 Forecasted based on 2015 Actuals
Interest $21,000.00 $22,000.00 Assumption of low interest rates
Miscellaneous $132,000.00 $142,000.00 Conference, advertising, administration fees,   sub-lease revenue
Total Revenue $1,227,000.00 $1,226,100.00  
       
Expenditures Related to Ends
Competent Ethical Practitioner $136,000.00 $153,000.00 Competency assessment, practice standards, CCP on-line platform and audit, conference
Self-Regulated Professions $39,000.00 $50,000.00 Professional conduct, regulatory consultation
Excellence in Practice $44,000.00 $36,000.00 Branches, awards, communication
Member & Public Awareness $22,000.00 $22,000.00 Website, MRT week, affiliations with other organizations
Government Policy Influence $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Regulation development- DMS and amendments
Total $246,000.00 $266,000  
       
Governance
Governance $32,700.00 $30,000.00 Governance coaching/surveys/focus groups/linkage/education
Council Travel $21,000.00 $21,000.00 Meeting expenses
D&O Insurance & Fiscal Audit $15,700.00 $11,000.00 Annual financial audit
Council/Committee Honorarium $14,000.00 $14,000.00 As per policy
Total $83,400.00 $76,000.00  
       
Operational Expenditures
Rent & Utilities $155,000.00 $155,000.00 Lease commitment
Office Supplies, Printing, Insurance $43,000.00 $45,700.00 Operational costs
Database/IT services $30,000.00 $33,000.00 IT support to network, database, and website
Visa/MasterCard Fees $30,000.00 $30,000.00 To facilitate e-commerce
Total $258,000.00 $263,700.00  
       
Staff Salary/Benefits
Salaries $586,000.00 $564,000.00 6.0 FTE, benefits, WCB, CCP, EI
Staff Travel & Development $30,000.00 $32,000.00 Travel costs, development
Total $616,000.00 $596,000.00  
Total Expenditures $1,203,400.00 $1,201,700.00  
       
Net Profit $23,600.00 $24,400.00  


Notice of AGM

The 2016 Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists’ Annual General Meeting will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Marriott at River Cree Resort in Edmonton AB. The meeting shall include reporting of the Audited Financial Statements, the 2016-2017 budget, the President’s Report and the Chief Executive Officer’s Report. Materials, including the agenda and the rules of procedure, will available on the College website 21 days in advance of the meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend, but only regulated members will be entitled to vote.

Professional Conduct

As a self-regulating profession, the College is responsible for ensuring there are mechanisms and structures to address public and professional concerns about unethical or incompetent professional practice. The principles of fairness, reasonableness and due process must prevail throughout the complaint and disciplinary process for the practitioner and complainant.

  1. In August 2014, the Complaints Director was notified by an employer that a member had been given a suspension from employment because of conduct, which in the opinion of the employer, was unprofessional conduct. Information from the employer alleged that the member failed to satisfactorily complete a routine task that that they had been trained to do. Pursuant to section 55(2)(f) of the Health Professions Act (HPA), an investigation was undertaken. During the course of the investigation, other matters related to the member’s conduct were identified and the investigation was expanded.

Section 55(2) of the HPA provides that the Complaints Director, with the consent of the complainant and the investigated person, may attempt to resolve the complaint. The Complaints Director received consent from the member and the complainant to resolve the complaints through an undertaking as an alternative to this matter proceeding to a hearing. The undertaking required successful completion of Communication Cornerstones-Back to Basics and Enhancing Team Effectiveness courses offered by Alberta Health Services by registering through My Learning Link on the AHS Insite website as well as successful completion of a hands-on training checklist of x-ray equipment and procedures as provided by the employer by a specified date. Should the College receive an inquiry from any member of the public or another regulatory body regarding the member’s complaint history within the next five years, the College will be at liberty to provide a copy of the Agreement and Undertaking. The member successfully completed the agreed undertaking and this constituted a full and complete resolution of the Complaint.

  1. In January 2015, the Complaints Director received a complaint from a member of the public. The complainant alleged that member X did not shield her daughter appropriately despite her wishes and further alleged that the member cannot be trusted to apply appropriate radiation shielding. Pursuant to section 55(2)(f) of the HPA, an investigation was undertaken. The Complaints Director subsequently dismissed the complaint pursuant to s. 66(3)(a) of the HPA on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to indicate that the conduct of the member constitutes “unprofessional conduct” in the circumstances.

The complainant appealed the decision and requested a review by the Complaint Review Committee (CRC). The Committee’s role is to consider the Complaints Director’s decision letter and the adequacy of the reasons it contains to support the decision. In accordance with section 68 of the HPA, the CRC commenced a review of the report and decision to dismiss the complaint. In November 2015, the CRC confirmed that the complaint is dismissed because of the opinion that there is insufficient evidence of unprofessional conduct.

  1. In April 2015, the Complaints Director was notified by an employer that a member had been given a letter of warning from the employer because of conduct, which in the opinion of the employer, was unprofessional conduct. Information from the employer alleged that the member had initiated an inappropriate conversation with a patient when the patient was partially sedated. Pursuant to section 55(2)(f) of the HPA, an investigation was undertaken.

In June 2015, a second complaint which provided notice that the member had been given a one-day suspension because of conduct that in the opinion of the employer is unprofessional conduct. The information provided by the employer alleged that the member had been verbally abusive. The complainant also alleged that patient care had been compromised due to the member’s failure to comply with required sterile technique and being late for shifts which delayed patient services. Pursuant to section 55(2)(f) of the HPA, an investigation was undertaken.

Section 55(2) of the HPA provides that the Complaints Director, with the consent of the complainant and the investigated person, may attempt to resolve the complaint. The Complaints Director received consent from the member and the complainant to resolve the complaints through an undertaking as an alternative to this matter proceeding to a hearing. The undertaking required the member submit a 1000 – 1500 word (typed) paper to the Complaints Director, by a specified date, which illustrated self-reflection on communication as a health professional in light of the College’s Code of Ethics and the College’s Heightening Professional Boundaries course. Should the College receive an inquiry from any member of the public or another regulatory body regarding the member’s complaint history within the next five years, the College will be at liberty to provide a copy of the Agreement and Undertaking. The member successfully completed the agreed undertaking and this constituted a full and complete resolution of the Complaints.

  1. In April 2015, the Complaints Director received a complaint from a member about a specific incident where the member alleged that his supervisor instructed him to operate the portable x-ray in an unsafe manner. Pursuant to section 55(2)(f) of the HPA, an investigation was undertaken. The Complaints Director subsequently dismissed the complaint pursuant to s. 66(3)(a) of the HPA on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to indicate that the conduct of the member constitutes “unprofessional conduct” in the circumstances.

Deciding Factor

Janice is a radiological technologist working in a pain management suite. Janice has been directed to draw up the medications that will be injected by the radiologist so that things are ready to go when the physician arrives.  Janice does not have an enhanced practice authorization on her practice permit.

Questions to be asked:

What is best practice?

It is considered best practice when handling medications for the technologist to both draw/dispense the medication and administer it to the patient without breaking the chain of custody of the medication. This viewpoint has been expressed by other regulatory Colleges in Alberta through their Standards of Practice.

Should Janice draw up the medication for the doctor to inject?

Janice should not be drawing the medication for injection as she does not have the authorization to administer medications and it is not considered best practice, and may compromise patient safety, to divide the duties of dispensing and administering medications.

What Standards of Practice apply to this scenario?

Here are a few indicators which apply to this situation from a regulatory perspective:

  • Indicator 2.1c – perform restricted activities only as authorized according to the regulations of the College
  • Indicator 2.3a – perform only those restricted activities for which he or she has the required competence and current authorization

New scenario

Sam is a radiological technologist working in a CT suite where contrast media is being administered on a daily basis as part of the exam protocols. In case of a patient’s anaphylactic reaction to the contrast, the department has supplied epi-pens for administration.

Questions to be asked:

  • Is it within Sam’s scope of practice to administer the epinephrine in an emergency?
  • What must Sam do to be able to administer this antidote?
  • What Standards of Practice apply to this scenario?

Regulation 101

Protected titles

A key purpose of regulation of health professionals is to protect the public. In the context of professional regulation, the member’s protected title communicates information to the public regarding the professional’s knowledge, expertise and commitment to ethical practice.

Only those individuals, who have met the requirements for registration and, once registered, continue to meet the requirements for renewal, may use a protected title. Individuals who do not meet the requirements are not permitted to use a protected title. This legal restriction assures the public that anyone using one of the protected titles below is entitled to practice as a medical radiation or electroneurophysiology technologist in Alberta.

Title protection is a mechanism used to help the public readily identify those individuals who, through their registration with the College, are accountable for the delivery of medical diagnostic and therapeutic services that meets the established standards of the profession in Alberta.

Additional and Enhanced Practice Authorizations

As practice continues to evolve, the College plays a key role in championing enhanced skill sets that promote efficiency in the provision of healthcare and enabling healthcare professionals to provide services using their full scope of practice. For MRTs and ENPs, additional and enhanced practice ensures that regulated members have the education, professional competence and the College’s authorization to deliver healthcare services safely and effectively to Albertans.

Enhanced practice allows you to perform restricted activities that are not authorized for your registered area of practice. For example, a technologist who is practicing in the area of PET/CT is required to be authorized in restricted activities from both nuclear medicine (PET) and radiological (CT) specialties.

Additional authorizations differ from enhanced practice in that the additional competencies/restricted activities are included in the specialty’s section of the regulation and additional authorization can be achieved upon successful completion of advanced training approved by Council. An example of an additional authorization would be venipuncture for radiological technologists.

Click here to see the authorizations available to regulated members and training programs approved by Council.

How do I get the authorization?

  • Complete a Council approved training program for the authorization for which you want to apply.
  • Apply to the College by emailing, faxing or mailing a completed Additional and Enhanced Practice Authorization Application.
  • Once your application is approved, you will receive notification from the College that you now hold the authorization and it is on your practice permit; only after this may you practice the authorization.

How do I maintain the authorization?

  • Your supervisor must verify that you are competent in performing the restricted activities associated with your authorization. This is done during annual registration renewal October 1 to December 31 when you email, fax or mail a completed Additional and Enhanced Practice Authorization Application to the College.
  • If the College does not receive your application for authorization renewal before December 31, then your authorization will be cancelled as of January 1 of the upcoming year.
  • You may not practice authorizations which are not on your practice permit.

CAMRT Foundation Liaison

CAMRT Foundation Alberta Liaison Needed The Provincial Liaison for the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist Foundation (CAMRTF) is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Provincial Organizations and is accountable to the President of the Foundation. Background The Foundation is a charitable organization supporting all CAMRT members and students in MRT programs. The Foundation’s objectives are to: a. Provide financial assistance to qualifying individuals enrolled in courses of study related to medical radiation technology b. Contribute funds to research associated with medical radiation technology c. Award scholarships to students who are enrolled in medical radiation technology programs Duties outlined in the CAMRTF Terms of Reference

  • Coordinates Foundation fundraising activities in their Provincial jurisdiction. A minimum of one activity is expected, usually in conjunction with the Provincial Annual General Conference and/or Medical Radiation Technology Week.
  • May attend and participate in Board Meetings at CAMRT AGC to offer opinions on matters being discussed. Will not make any final financial decisions.
  • Keeps the appointing Provincial Organization current of Foundation issues and activities.
  • Participates in Foundation fundraising activities with Executive and Board members as requested.
  • Brings issues, relevant to the Foundation, from his/her Province to the Board.
  • Provides reports to his/her Provincial Board and Membership.
  • Facilitates donations for Foundation fundraising activities at the CAMRT AGC from the Province and other external organizations.
  • Be a liaison between the Foundation and the AGC Planning Committee, when the CAMRT AGC is in the Director’s Province.
  • Provide assistance to the Executive team during the CAMRT AGC, if in attendance, in manning the Foundation exhibit booth and helping with fundraising activities.

Consider volunteering to act as the Provincial Liaison.   Contact Kathy Hilsenteger at khilsenteger@acmdtt.com to indicate your interest or to seek more information about this role.

Please respond by May 1, 2016.

Branch News

Peace Country Branch

Branch Chairs:   Nancy Babineau, MRT(R) (Grande Prairie)
Tunde Bodi, MRT(R) (Fort McMurray)PeaceCountryMRTb@outlook.com

As you may have noticed, the Branch is now being represented by two Co-Chairs – one in Fort McMurray and one in Grande Prairie. This will help the Branch offer more accessible events in both centres. We have also had a change in treasurer.  After many years of service, Lois Brown has stepped away from the executive and the Branch has a new treasurer who is located in Fort McMurray.  Thank you Lois for your invaluable contribution to the Branch!

The Branch is in need of volunteers! Anyone who would like to help out with the Branch, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at the email address above.

Next Meeting:    TBA

Edmonton Branch

Branch Chair:    Kathy Dudycz, MRT(R) (kdudycz@hotmail.com)

Next Meeting:    April 5, 2016, East Edmonton Health Centre, 7910 – 112 Avenue Northwest, Cromdale Meeting Room

One speaker: The World of Audits in Radiology by Sheara Wilson, MRT(R)

The meeting will contain a business portion as well as an educational lecture

Parkland Branch

Branch Chair:    Jeff Christenson, MRT(R) (Jeff.Christenson@albertahealthservices.ca)

Next Meeting:    TBA

Calgary Branch

Branch Chair:    Chantal McGeough, MRT(MR) (chantal.mcgeough@albertahealthservices.ca)

Next Meeting:    March 16, 2016, Pizza at 6:00, First speaker at 6:30

There will be two speakers: Dr. Koles presenting Imaging Post Arthroplasty and Dr. Hunt speaking about Treatment in Haiti. Elections will be held for the Branch Executive, so come out to show support and vote.

Southern Alberta Branch

Branch Chair:  Kaitlyn Svistovski, MRT(T) (kaitlyn.svistovski@albertahealthservices.ca)

Education Day:  April 23, 2016, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

ENP Branch

Branch Chair: Angie Sarnelli, ENP (sarnelli@ualberta.ca)

Next Meeting:    April 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m., Videoconference.

Please email Angie if you would like your site to be added to the videoconference.

Did you Know?

-The first George C Hall Invitational Address was given in 1978 by George C Hall. This year the honour has been given to Runell Viray, MRT(R).  He will deliver his address on Friday, April 8 at the conference.

-The Member Register is a listing of MRT or ENP Technologists holding current or past registration with the College. You and your employer can verify your current practice permit and Additional and Enhanced authorization status by searching the last name or ACMDTT number through the live Member Register on the College website.