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2017 Annual Meeting

July 13 – 14, 2017 in Saint Louis, Missouri

On June 9, 1967 the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences found its roots. The organizational meeting was held at The Chase Park Plaza in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Join A.E.I.R.S. for the 50th anniversary meeting at the hotel where it all began!

The Chase Park Plaza is a St. Louis icon that effortlessly blends historic elegance with contemporary urban style. A landmark of St. Louis that exudes elegance and grace, The Chase is a destination where you can relax, work, connect, dine and celebrate the good life. Situated in the vibrant Central West End, The Chase is minutes from the Gateway Arch, the Magnificent Fox Theater, Powell Symphony Hall, Muny Opera, and the St. Louis Science Center.

212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108


JRCERT Accreditation & Workshop

(No extra charge for AEIRS attendees)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the JRCERT is offering accreditation seminars and workshops. Attendees to these activities will incur NO extra charges but must register for the AEIRS conference and with JRCERT separately, so register early as space is limited. To register for the workshops/seminars, go to:

Accreditation Seminar
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Max. 35)

The Accreditation Seminar is appropriate for program officials and others who participate in the accreditation process and is particularly helpful for those who are in the process of preparing a self-study report. Participation in the seminar facilitates understanding of the JRCERT accreditation process and the JRCERT accreditation standards. Registration is limited to no more than 3 officials from any single JRCERT accredited program.

JRCERT Site Visitor Workshop
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Max. 35)

The Site Visitor Workshop is a comprehensive workshop provided to qualifying JRCERT site visitors and apprentices. The workshop assists site visitors and apprentices in developing/refining the knowledge and skills required to perform JRCERT site visits utilizing the relevant JRCERT accreditation standards and the Report of Site Visit Team Findings.

AEIRS 2017 Educational Program

AEIRS follows ARRT CE criteria when presenting educational workshops throughout the US and it is the responsibility of the radiologic personnel working in each state to know their specific state licensing CE requirements.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
50th Anniversary Champagne Welcome Reception 5:30 – 7:30PM

Thursday, July 13, 2017 (6 CE’s)

Kenya Haugen, DM, RT(R)
Exploring and Engaging our Students’ Leadership Development (download handout)

Eugene Frank, MA, RT(R), FAEIRS, FASRT and Terri Ann Ryan, RT(R)(M), CRT (R,F)
The Radiography Lawsuit (download handout) (download handout)

Patricia Weber, MHA, RT(R)(CT), Sarah Flanagan, MSW, MPA, and Kris Hess, PhD
More than Diet and Exercise: Building Campus Well-being (download handout)

Honors Lecture: Laura Aaron, PhD, RT(R)(M)(QM), FASRT
What the Best Radiologic Sciences Educators Do

Celebrating 50 years of AEIRS history at the Business Luncheon

Carole South-Winter, EdD, RT(R), CNMT, FAEIRS and Mari King, EdD, RT(R), FAEIRS
AEIRS: Fifty Years of Global Influence through Student Engagement (download handout)

José Moscoso-Alvarez, PhD, MPR, FAEIRS
Overview of Education, Licensing, and Practice of Imaging Sciences in Latin America

ARRT Open Forum

Poster Presentations and Refreshments 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Cheryl DuBose, EdD, RT(R)(MR)(CT)(QM)
Analysis of an iPad Initiative

Debra Smith, MSRS., RT(R)(MR)
MRI Safety

Elizabeth Lorusso, MRT R, MRT MR, B Sc
The Efficacy of an E-learning Module on Improving Health Sciences Students’ Confidence, Psychomotor Competence and Academic Skills with Performing Venipuncture

Ellie Miller, BS, RT(R)(CT), RDMS, RVT, Christina Gregg, BS, CNMT, RT(R)(N)(CT) and Tammy Webster, MPA, RT (R)(M)
Scaffolding the Transition: Technologist to Clinical Instructor

Heather Moore, MEd, RT(R), Tracy Herrmann, ME., RT(R), and Carlee Simon, PhD
Diversity Gaps in Healthcare Workforce: Links to Health Disparities

Pamela Rowntree, GradDip(TertEd); DipAppSc(DiagRad); FIR; SFHEA(UK); RT and Deborah Starkey, Med(HigherEd); MAppSc(MedImag);DipAppSc(DiagRad);FIR; SFHEA(UK); RT
Designing for learning: collaborating for professional presentations

Shannon Alexander, MH., BS, RT (R) (T) and Trina Koscielicki, MEd, RT (R)
Optimal Use of Digital Imaging Technology

Stephanie Vas, BS, RT (R)(CT)(MR) and Tammy Webster, MPA, RT (R)(M)
Holistic Review in Admissions: Is Your Net Capturing Your Ideal Graduate?

Tanya Custer, MS, RT(R)(T) and Kimberly Michael, MS, RT(R), RDMS
Following the Growth of Sarah’s Baby: An IPE Activity for Medical Nutrition & Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students

Friday, July 14, 2017 (6 CE’s)

ASRT Open Forum

Joy Menser, EdD, RT(R)(T)
What Benchmarks Best Predict Retention in Selective Admission Programs?

Cindy Saylors, MEd, RT(R)(CT), Katy Warren, MEd, RDH, and Lisa Rhoden, MEd, CNMT, RT(R)(M)
Interprofessional Education and Radiation Safety

Kori Stewart, MHS, RT(R)(CT), CIIP
Integrating Informatics in the Patient Care Classroom

JRCERT Open Forum

Tracy Herrmann, MEd, RT(R)
Cultural Humility in the Curriculum: The Key to Enlightened Care (download handout)

Cherie Pohlmann, MS, RT(R), RDMS and Leigh Minchew, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC
An Interdisciplinary Learning Opportunity (download handout)

Rebecca Keith, MS, RT(R)(CT) and Austin Turner, MS, CNMT, PET, RT(MR)
Creation, Development, and Analysis of Test Questions

50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony at River Camp located in the St Louis Zoo
This closing event includes entrance to the St. Louis Zoo with an appetizer bar, dessert bar, and beverage bar located in our private River Camp meeting space from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Continuous shuttle service from 5:15 – 9:15 pm will be provided between the Chase Park Plaza Hotel and the St. Louis Zoo.

Reserve your room now!

Call the hotel
Contact the hotel directly at 314-633-3000 and request a reservation at the discount rate for the AEIRS meeting ($165 per night single/double plus tax) through Friday, May 12, 2017. After this date, rates are at the hotel’s discretion.

Reserve online
Make you hotel reservation online. Reserve now

Make your reservation early!


Discounted Airport-to-Hotel Shuttle Transportation

AEIRS and GO BEST Express have partnered together to provide convenient shared ride shuttle service to/from the airport and local hotels. Between the reliable and friendly chauffeurs, the clean vans, and amazing rates, there’s no other way to GO than with the BEST!

CLICK HERE to receive 10% OFF standard rates!
Discount rate ONLY available by booking through the provided link no later than July 10th, 2017.
Reservations made on the spot at the counter will be subject to standard rates of $45 roundtrip.

Information from the Chase Park Plaza

Transportation may be arranged through our Concierge or Front Desk through outside vendors.

Airport Taxi: $36 - $40 from hotel to the airport. We can arrange for a taxi with flat rates.

Private Car: $55 - $65, arranged through the Concierge

Metro Link: $4 per person each way


The Chase Park Plaza offers convenient parking for guests and visitors in the York garage on the north side of the hotel. We offer overnight and hourly rates, as well as validated parking for our restaurants, lounges, spa, fitness center and store.

Self Parking - $19 overnight
Valet Parking - $27 overnight

How to Register

Pre-registration is closed. On-site registration will be available.

Are you bring a non-member guest? Ask the AEIRS office for a guest registration form.
Guest registration does not include CEU. It includes access to the business luncheon and all social functions.

Registration Fees

Annual Meeting July 13 - 14, 2017
Registration received prior to May 1, 2017.
     AEIRS Members: $325 • Non-Members: $425 • Vendors: $300

Registration received after May 1, 2017.
AEIRS Members: $350 • Non-Members: $450 • Vendors: $300

Pre-registration must be received by July 1, 2017.

On-Site Registration Per Day and Single Day Rates
AEIRS Members: $200 • Non-Members: $250 • Vendors: $175

New AEIRS Membership & 2017 Annual Meeting Registration
$425! Non-members can save $100 by joining TODAY!

The Free “Extras”

50th Anniversary Champagne Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Business luncheon
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Poster Presentations/Refreshments
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony at River Camp, St. Louis Zoo
Friday, July 14, 2017, 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Be sure to select from these free “extra” events when you register. You MUST register for each free Extra to attend the event.

Volunteer Download the volunteer form

We need volunteers to serve in several capacities. These duties take but a little time and make a deep impact on the success of our meeting. Please consider now how you could best be used at the meeting and let us know immediately of your willingness to volunteer. Download the form and volunteer now.

Silent Auction to be Held at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Join the fun! Donate an item to the AEIRS silent auction.
All proceeds go into the AEIRS Research Education, and Advancement Fund. Bring your silent auction donation to the annual meeting registration desk along with this silent auction form. Download the silent auction form

Remember to bring this form with you! This is the bid sheet.

Download the 2017 Annual Meeting Brochure

for course descriptions and additional information.

What to do in Saint Louis

Check out the website, EXPLORE ST. LOUIS

Visit the Gateway Arch!

Immerse yourself in the culture of Forest Park, home of the 1904 World’s Fair!

Park Attractions & Destinations

Or check out one of the many museums:


AEIRS appreciates the generosity of our 2017 Conference Partners


Friends of AEIRS!

Conference Partner Sponsorship Opportunities are available

Download the 2017 Conference Partner Application

Cancellation Policy

To receive a refund, we must receive your letter 30 days prior to the first day of the conference. Refunds will be issued based on your original method of payment, and a $75 cancellation fee will be deducted. No refund, full or partial, will be made after that date. If you cannot attend, you may send a substitute, but please notify AEIRS of the substitute’s name. All cancellation and substitution requests should be faxed to the executive secretary at 505-823- 4740 or emailed to the office at Non-AEIRS member substitutes replacing AEIRS members must pay the difference between the member and non-member rate.