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Regulatory Education Symposium features Indigenous Cultural Safety and more (Mar. 18, 2023)

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Register now! The Spring 2023 Regulatory Education Symposium will be held online via Zoom on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

The Symposium is a free, four-hour virtual event hosted by the College twice a year to provide registrants an opportunity to learn more about how regulation weaves into their everyday practice. Students and affiliated health professionals are also welcome!


First, hosts and ACMDTT’s Council Chair Steve DeColle and Vice-Chair Michael Piva will share the latest on the search for a new CEO and Registrar and additional college updates.

Engage in our feature presentation on facilitating cultural safety for Indigenous persons in the healthcare environment with Nipâwi Kakinoosit, co-founder of Idle No More Movement.

Then, Certified Child Life Specialists from the Stollery Children’s Hospital provide a toolbox to support children through medical imaging.

The final hour will be spent learning how personal liability insurance protects you and on magnetic resonance in radiation therapy.

CCP Learning Eligible

Regulated members may claim up to four (4) hours of learning towards their Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements after completing a reflective practice review (self-assessment, learning plan and reflective learning).


TimePresentationSpeaker(s)Regulatory Link*
9:00 a.m. Welcome and College UpdateSpeaker Steve DeColle image Steve DeColle, MRT(MR), Council Chair, Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists. 
9:15 a.m.Indigenous Cultural Safety in HealthcareNipâwi Kakinoosit portraitNipâwi Kakinoosit, Co-Founder of Idle No More Movement – Indigenous Advocate, a member of the Sucker Creek Cree First Nation. Young Diplomats of Canada have named him as head delegate. Nipâwi has worked with Indigenous / Non-Indigenous Organizations on building better relations between the communities via direct engagement & interaction.Code of Ethics 1 (a, b); 2 (f)
Standards of Practice 1.1 (a, b, c, e, f); 1.2 (d, m); 2.1 (f); 2.4 (b, g) 2.5 (b); 2.6 (b, c); 3.1 (a, b); 5.0 (a, c, d, e, f, g, h)
10:55 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m.Together We Can: A Toolbox for Supporting Children through Medical ImagingAshley McClain portrait

Alison Naylor portrait
Ashley McClain, Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Ashley started the child life program in MRI to make all diagnostic imaging more pediatric friendly. Ashley has a master’s degree in Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care.

Alison Naylor is a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) and Child Life Educator at the Stollery Children’s Hospital supporting children and adolescents in pediatric hematology / oncology, including those undergoing radiation treatment. Alison is completing a master’s degree in Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care.
Code of Ethics 1 (a, e); 2 (f, h); 3 (a, b)
Standards of Practice 1.1 (a, b, c, d, g); 1.2 (a, d, h, m, t); 2.4 (b, c); 2.6 (a, b)
12:00 p.m.Why you require Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) outside of your employerMark Given portrait Mark Given, MRT(MR), RT(R), Director of Professional Practice and Research at the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Led the development of the CAMRT’s Best Practice Guidelines, Advanced Practice Initiatives, Research, Position Statements, and the Leadership Development Institute.Code of Ethics 2 (a); 3 (b)
Standards of Practice
2.1 (g); 2.4 (a)
12:30 p.m.Magnetic Resonance in Radiation TherapyGillian Graham, MRT(T), CMD, MA (Leadership), CHE, is the CCA Radiation Therapy Senior Practice Lead at Holy Cross Centre. Over the last 28 years, Gillian has worked as a front-line treatment and simulation radiation therapist, a dosimetrist, and RT clinical educator. Gillian is a champion of lifelong learning, professional practice, and personal growth.Code of Ethics 1 (a, e); 2 (c)
Standards of Practice 1.2 (e); 2.1 (b); 2.2 (a, c); 3.1 (d); 3.2 (a, b); 3.3 (c); 4.2 (s); 4.3 (a)
12:55 p.m.CloseMichael Piva, MRT(T), Council Vice Chair, Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists.  

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

Regulatory Education Symposium features Indigenous Cultural Safety and more (Mar. 18, 2023)
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