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2019 Annual Meeting

July 11 – 12, 2019 in Waikoloa, Hawaii

Feel the spirit of Aloha at Hilton Waikoloa Village, a spectacular oceanfront playground, set on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island. Join us at the annual meeting and fill each moment of your stay with amazing new experiences.

Situated on a rugged stretch of Big Island lava coastline, the hotel features a unique, ocean-fed lagoon with its own white sand beach. Rent hydro-bike, kayaks, paddleboats, and see colorful reef fish and green sea turtles. Explore an undercover world while snorkeling, or simply laze in a hammock and enjoy exotic cocktails and snacks.

Take a 20-minute coastal walk to Anaeho’omalu Bay, a popular salt and pepper sand beach with a coconut grove of swaying palms and shade from the Pacific sun. A resort hotel unlike anywhere else on earth-on an island that is unique with its own rich culture, an active volcano, rain forests, waterfalls, valleys, snow-capped peaks and warm beaches.

Hilton Waikoloa Village

AEIRS 2019 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 10, 2019

Registration 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kohala Promenade

ARRT Open Forum 4:30PM – 5:00PM
Kohala 1 & 2

JRCERT Open Forum 5:00PM – 5:30PM
Kohala 1 & 2

Welcome Reception 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Kohala 1 & 2

Thursday, July 11, 2019 (6 CE’s)

Registration 7am-3pm
Kohala Promenade

7:30AM – 5:30PM
Holistic Admission: Usage, Outcomes & Barriers download handout
Heather Moore, PhD, RT(R)

When It Rains, It Pours: Ways to Survive the Storms download handout
Trish Weber, MHA, RT(R)(CT) and Sarah Flanagan, MSW, MPA, LCSW

Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Will We Teach Robots Soon Too?
Kori Stewart, MHS, RT(R)(CT)CIIP

Honors Lecture 11:30AM – 12:45PM

Are We Not Men(tors)? download handout
Peter J. Barger, MS Ed, RT(R)(CT)


Business Luncheon 12:45PM – 2:00PM
Kohala 3 & 4

If Only I’d Known: The Red Flags of Student Suicide
Dawn Coakes, BS, RT(R)

Professionalism in Radiology: Multiple Case Studies
Elena Felipe, MSW, RT(R)


Poster Presentations and Refreshments 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Kohala Promenade

Faculty participate in a digital community of practice: A pilot study
Elwin Tilson, EdD. R.T.(R)(M)(QM)(CT), FAEIRS

Roles and Responsibilities of the Health Care Team
Debra Smith, MSRS, RT(R)(MR)

Walking in their shoes: A case study of using unfamiliar language to develop empathy
Thomas Oshiro, PhD, DABR ; Jennifer Little, MS, CRT(R)(MR)(CT) ; Kristopher Pashko, BS and; Anita Slechta, MS, FASRT

Improving Our Exam Questions: A Quality Control Process
Deborah Starkey, DipAppSc(DiagRad) MAppSc(MedImagTech) MEd(HigherEd) FASMIRT SFHEA and Pamela Rowntree, FASMIRT, FAEIRS, SFHEA

Integration of Undergraduate (US) and Graduate (GS) Students and Faculty (F) in Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) in Puerto Rico: The University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus (UPR-MSC) and Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) Experience
José Rafael Moscoso-Alvarez, LT, BsSc, MPH, EdD, FAEIRS and Edgardo L. Rosado, LT, BHE, MPH

Peer Review of Course Design: Because Quality Matters
Tiffany Roman, MAEd, RT(R)(CT)(MR)

Service-Learning in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences Education in the United States
Mari King, EdD, RT(R), FAEIRS; Denis Anson, MS, OTR/L and; Leamor Kahanov, EdD, ATC/LAT

Growing a Student Into a Professional
Gregory Mehrer, MBA, RT(R)(CT); Tammy Webster, PhD, MPA, RT(R)(M) and; Ellie Miller, BS, RT(R)(CT), RDMS, RVT


Friday, July 12, 2019 (6 CE’s)

Registration 7am-8am
Kohala Promenade

7:30AM – 5:30PM
Web 2.0 for the Radiology Classroom download handout
Janet Akers-Montgomery, MEd, RT(R)(M)

Learning From Our Mistakes: Error Reporting in Radiologic Science Education
Kevin Kindle, MBA, RT(T)

Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking Skills in Today’s College Student
Christian Raby, EdD, RT(R)

ASRT Open Forum 11:20AM – 11:50AM
Kohala 1 & 2

The Impact of Cultural Competency Education on Radiography Students
Doris Abrishami, EdD, RT(R)

Document, Document, Document: Dealing With Problem Students and Faculty
Paulette Peterson, MEd, RT(R)(M)(QM) and Katherine Gress, MEd, RT(R)

Utilizing Virtual Mediums to Create Student Centered Classrooms
Cheryl Young, MS, RT(T) and Zemirah Lett, MLIS



Reserve your room now!

Call the hotel

Contact the hotel directly at 808-886-1234 ext 1188 using the code “ARS” AEIRS 2019 Annual Meeting. Or use the link

Room rates are through Wednesday, June 6, 2019. After this date, rates are at the hotel’s discretion.

Make your reservation early!

Want to know more about the hotel and the island. Check out this fact sheet and watch the video

Airport Information

The airport code is KOA and is the Kona Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kalaoa

Airport Transportation

Speedi Shuttle

SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles at a rate of $30.90 one way, $58.71 round trip (10% discount on return when booked together) between KOA Airport and Hilton Waikoloa Village. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three-point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats.[0][service_area]=4&c ode=AIER85289&trip[trip_type]=roundtrip&host=

How to Register

Register online and make your registration payment through PayPal.

Register by mail: Fill out the registration form online, print your completed registration form, and mail it with your payment. Make sure to select the option that works best for you on the bottom of the registration form.

Registration Fees

Annual Meeting July 11 - 12, 2019
Registration received prior to May 1, 2019.
     AEIRS Members: $325 • Non-Members: $425 • Vendors: $300 • Guest: $50 (no CE’S)

Registration received after May 1, 2019.
     AEIRS Members: $350 • Non-Members: $450 • Vendors: $300 • Guest: $50 (no CE’S)

Pre-registration must be received by July 1, 2019.

On-Site Registration Per Day and Single Day Rates
     AEIRS Members: $200 • Non-Members: $250 • Vendors: $175• • Guest: $50 (no CE’S)

New AEIRS Membership & 2019 Annual Meeting Registration
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The Free “Extras”

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Business Luncheon
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:45 – 2:00 PM

Poster Presentations/Refreshments
Thursday, July 12, 2019, 4:00 –5:30 PM

Be sure to select from these free “extra” events when you register.

You MUST register for each free Extra to attend the event.

AEIRS appreciates the generosity of our 2019 Conference Partners


AEIRS appreciates the generosity of our 2019 Conference Partners

Conference Partner Sponsorship Opportunities are available

Download the 2019 Conference Partner Application

Member 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 operations manager at 281-605-1450 or emailed to the office at Non-AEIRS member substitutes replacing AEIRS members must pay the difference between the member and non-member rate.

Conference Partner Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received prior to May 1, 2019 will receive a full refund, less a $100.00 administrative fee.
Cancellations received after May 1, 2019 will not receive a refund and AEIRS will retain all monies paid.

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