Regulatory Education Symposium

The College’s first Regulatory Education Symposium has now concluded! Learn more about the Fall 2021 event and access resources from the learning sessions below.

Regulatory Education Symposium – Fall 2021

In previous years, Council, committee members, complaints investigators, hearing tribunal members and College staff have attended the annual Regulatory Education Day event to learn more about our function and responsibilities as a regulator. This year, we opened an expanded version of this event to everyone who wished to attend and broadened the program to dive deeper into how regulation weaves into the everyday practice of MRTs and ENPs.

This two-day virtual event featured a variety of learning sessions as well as an update from the College. All presentations were mapped to the College’s foundational documents, from our Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to legislation like the Health Professions Act (HPA) and Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists Profession Regulation (the Regulation).

Everyone was welcome to join us for both days of the event or attend only one day. Regulated members who attended the entire two-day event are eligible to claim up to 8 hours of learning towards their CCP! While the program of this event was geared towards MRTs and ENPs, we believe the information presented was also valuable to other regulated health professionals, students, diagnostic medical sonographers (DMSs) and anyone else who was interested in learning more about health profession regulation in Alberta.

Day 1: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Day 2: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom webinar (registration required for each day)
Cost: Free!

Program

Day 1: October 16, 2021

Time Presentation Speaker(s) Regulatory link*
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome
9:05 – 10:35 Unprofessional Conduct and the Use of Social Media – Tips and Traps for Regulated Members Jason Kully
Partner, Field Law
CoE 1 (d), 3 (a);
SoP 2.4 (f, g), 2.5 (a), 2.6 (c)
10:35 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 DI Facility Accreditation Lorie J. Matiowsky, MRT(R), ASQ CQA
Program Manager, Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Services, CPSA
CoE 1 (e), 2 (g);
SoP 1.2 (f), 2.1, 2.5 (a), 4.1
11:45 – 11:55 Break
11:55 – 1:25 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Patient Care
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Laura Aube, MRT(R)
MRT Chair, NAIT

Ayman Darwish, MRT(R)(MR)
Clinical Liaison/Instructor – MRT/MRI Programs, NAIT

CoE 1 (a, b, c, d, h), 2 (d, f), 3 (a);
SoP 1.1 (b, e, f), 2.4, 2.5 (b), 2.6 (a, b, c, d), 3.1 (a, b, c), 4.2 (g), 5.0
1:25 – 1:30 Closing remarks

Day 2: October 23, 2021

Time Presentation Speaker(s) Regulatory link*
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome
9:05 – 10:35 Searching for and Applying Evidence During COVID-19 – Practical Approaches for MRTs and ENPs Christa Bergquist, MRT(NM), BHA
Program Advisor, CADTH

Genevieve Chartrand, RN, ENC(C)
Alberta Liaison Officer, CADTH

SoP 2.2 (c, e)
10:35 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Supportive Responses to Sexual Violence: Information for Health Professionals
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Annette Klevgaard
Director of Community Engagement, SACE
CoE 1 (b, c, h), 2 (d), 3 (a);
SoP 5.0
12:15 – 12:25 Break
12:25 – 1:25 College Update and Volunteer Recognition Omer Hussein, MRT(R)
Chair, ACMDTT Council

Steve DeColle, MRT(MR)
Vice Chair, ACMDTT Council

CoE 2 (g);
HPA;
Regulation
1:25 – 1:30 Closing remarks

*The regulatory link describes which of the College’s foundational documents the topic of the presentation can be mapped to:

Speakers

Laura Aube, MRT(R)
MRT Chair, NAIT

As the current NAIT MRT Chair, Laura is also a proud NAIT MRT grad (2004). She completed her CAMRT Computed Tomography Imaging Certificate (CTIC) in 2014 and most recently gained certification as a Medical Radiation Safety Officer in 2020. Currently, she’s one capstone project away from finishing her Bachelor of Technology – Technology Management degree program at NAIT.


Christa Bergquist, MRT(NM), BHA
Program Advisor, CADTH

Christa started her career in health as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Regina. Since that time, she has obtained a degree in Health Administration and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Health Studies. Christa has worked in various capacities within the former Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and since 2018, as a Project Advisor with CADTH.


Genevieve Chartrand, RN, ENC(C)
Alberta Liaison Officer, CADTH

Genevieve is the Alberta Liaison officer for CADTH, helping to connect Alberta into CADTH and CADTH into Alberta. She specializes in understanding clinical background and relevance, with attention to the patient experience when putting evidence to work in the practice or policy setting.


Ayman Darwish, MRT(R)(MR)
MRT Chair and Clinical Liaison/Instructor – MRT/MRI Programs, NAIT

Ayman is currently working as a clinical liaison and instructor at NAIT. He joined NAIT in 2016, teaching in both MRI and MRT programs as he is a dual certified technologist. Before joining NAIT, Ayman worked in the field for almost ten years, and his experience includes ESWL and PACs administration as well as X-ray, CT, and MRI.


Steve DeColle, MRT(MR)
Vice Chair, ACMDTT Council

Steve has worked in various areas of diagnostic imaging for over 25 years, starting his career in radiography and then transitioning into the field of MRI. His experience is in both clinical and industry settings. His current role within Alberta Health Services is with the Diagnostic Imaging Quality Assurance Team as a provincial quality assurance specialist with a focus on MRI.


Omer Hussein, MRT(R)
Chair, ACMDTT Council

Omer is the Chair of the ACMDTT Council.


Annette Klevgaard
Director of Community Engagement, SACE

Annette is the Director of Community Engagement at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE). Since 2014, Annette has been directly involved in facilitating and developing innovative sessions on anti-sexual violence education. Annette is a certified First Responder Facilitator for the Alberta Association of Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) and she is currently enrolled in a graduate level counseling psychology program.


Jason Kully
Partner, Field Law

Jason is a partner in Field Law’s Edmonton office, serving clients in the practice areas of professional regulation and labour and employment. Jason’s clients include professional regulatory organizations, post-secondary institutions, and businesses of all sizes.


Lorie J. Matiowsky, MRT(R), ASQ CQA
Program Manager, Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Services, CPSA

Lorie is the Program Manager, Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Services, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

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