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1 BENEFITS OF ISRRT MEMBERSHIP International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists Compiled by: Dr Fozy Peer ISRRT – Director of Public Relations January 2011

2 Why should I belong to the ISRRT? The ISRRT: Supports radiologically developing countries by conducting seminars and workshops eg Fiji, Guatemala, Tanzania, Uganda, Morocco. Sends experts to study the system in developing nations and recommends action plans eg Ghana, Romania, India Provides advice to national societies & governmental bodies Provides text books / printed materials where necessary Produces Newsletter twice yearly - translation into Spanish & French Disseminates information on developments occurring in member countries

3 Why should I belong? (cont…) The ISRRT: Promotes Radiographers’ voice on the world stage Enables understanding by sharing of ideas to increase best practice Cross fertilization of ideas allows for standardization of imaging procedures & techniques Facilitates friendship by bringing together a family of professionals of common purpose Instills pride/sense of belonging by being part of a larger fraternity Provides a sense of empowerment Promotes further education – research grants available

4 Non-Governmental Organization As an NGO the ISRRT is: allowed to have direct liaison with the United Nations and WHO an official observer at IAEA

5 VISION / CORE VALUES Vision “To be the leading international organization representing the practice of medical imaging and radiation therapy technology by promoting the highest achievable standards of patient care and professional practice” Core values professionalism, excellence, dedication, compassion and integrity

6 MISSION OF ISRRT “ To improve the standards of delivery and practice of medical imaging and radiation therapy throughout the world by acting as the international liaison organisation for medical radiation technology and by promoting Quality Patient Care, Education and Research in the radiation medicine sciences ”

7 Objectives of ISRRT to advance the science and practice of radiography and allied subjects by the promotion of improved standards of education and of research in the technical aspects of radiation medicine and radiation protection to make the results of research and experience in radiation medicine and radiation protection available to practitioners throughout the world to create and hold funds which shall be available for furthering the objects of the society whilst at the same time being a charitable organization to do all such other lawful things as shall become necessary for the attainment of the foregoing objects

8 Organization of ISRRT Governed by a Council comprising representatives of member countries Divided into 3 regions  Asia and Australasia  The Americas  Europe and Africa The ISRRT Board is elected by Council every four years. (Next election to be held in 2014 in Finland) The Board consists of: President 3 Vice Presidents - one for each region 4 Regional Directors (Asia/Australasia, America, Europe, Africa) Treasurer Directors of Education, Public Relations, Professional Practices

9 ISRRT Organization (cont…) ISRRT is registered as a charity in UK ISRRT registered head office is in Cardiff, Wales The CEO/Secretary General is appointed by the Board and receives an honorarium A Finance Committee deals with all money matters. The President is a full member of this committee and an ex-officio member of all other standing committees. Each region has standing committees in Education, Professional Practice and Public Relations.

10 THANKS TO: Fellow Board Members and the CEO for the material for this presentation


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