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  • Concerts in the Square

    Wednesday evenings from late June to early August are best spent on the capitol lawn with a beverage in hand, food from a local vendor, and listening to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. It is a perfect opportunity for a summer picnic and enjoy good music. After a day with your colleagues at the annual meeting you can meet some friends at the concert. If you are interested in checking out the orchestra, view the schedule here: https://wisconsinchamberorchestra.org/performance-listing/category/concerts-on-the-square July 10th at 7pm is FINLANDIA 7:00 PM | King Street Corner of the Capitol Square CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE | 2018-19 SEASON featuring Sergei Belkin, accordion

  • Wisconsin in the Summer

    The AEIRS 2020 Annual Meeting will be in Madison Wisconsin. Are you from Madison or a surrounding city. Where are the "go-to" local places that we will need to visit in the evening after the sessions or following the meeting? Don't get me wrong. I know that it will be tough to top the amazing speakers and vendors lined up for the meeting, but I am sure you have some ideas to share. Let's get together in Madison. There has got to be more than the cheese! #AEIRS_EDUCATORS #MADISON #CHEESEHEAD

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    Tipsy Cow: Outdoor seating. Artful menu of bar bites & burgers. http://www.tipsycowmadison.com/menus/tipsymenuf11.pdf Pig in a fur coat: Hip coxy bistro serves small & large Mediterranean plates, beer & wine. http://apiginafurcoat.com/menu DLUX: Upscale haunt serving gourmet burgers and artisan cocktails. http://dluxmadison.com/menu/?menu=main

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  • Job Board | www.aeirs.org

    Post your Today Job Ad aeirs operations manager Looking for some part-time work to help support your profession? AEIRS is looking for an experienced Operation Manager to join our existing top-notch staff. This position, along with the Technical Support Manager and the Event Planner support the mission and vision of AEIRS. Financial duties include maintaining checking, savings, and investment accounts; paying all bills and reimbursements in a timely manner; development, presentation, and oversight of the fiscal budget; selling advertising space and mailing invoices; purchasing and managing advertising for AEIRS; providing the IRS 990EZ form to the Board of Directors for approval; filing incorporation report and tax returns; managing PayPal transactions an account; participating in monthly meetings with the Secretary/Treasurer to review financial transactions; preparation and distribution of quarterly membership and financial reports to the Board of Directors; recording all meeting payments received; completing credit card authorizations; paying all meeting invoices; and registering copyright of the journal. Office tasks include updating and maintaining a comprehensive membership database; preserving historical and current association files; managing election materials and process; serving as the official photographer at AEIRS formal functions; working with Spectrum Executive Editor and Managing Editor on newsletter content and distribution; maintaining AEIRS supplies; working under the direction of the Board of Directors; and communicating with Board members, members, committee chairs/vicechairs, liaisons, appointees, editors, partners, and sponsors. Qualifications for Operation Manager: • Experience in accounting and/or financial analysis • Ability to work and effectively communicate with Board of Directors and Staff • Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills • Knowledge of financial reporting and data mining tools such as QuickBooks, Access, etc. • Strong demonstrated use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint • Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred Deadline for applications: April 30, 2021 Position start date: June 1, 2021 Please send resume and cover letter to Debbie Poelhuis, AEIRS President, at dpoelhuis@yahoo.com Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee is seeking a Clinical Coordinator/Radiologic Technology. This is a full-time nine-month tenure-track position to begin August 2, 2021. ​ Duties include classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction. The selected candidate will act as liaison between students, faculty, staff and program clinical affiliates. ​ Required Qualifications: Earned Master’s degree, ARRT certification in radiography with a minimum of two years’ experience as a radiographer. ​ Preferred Qualifications: Additional ARRT certification or certifications (i.e. CT, MR, T ). ​ Qualified candidates please apply on line at https://apsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12315 ​ Austin Peay State University (APSU) does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU. See Non-discrimination Policy. Radiologic Technology Program Director ​ Master’s degree in Radiology or Health related field required. ​ Proficient in curriculum design, evaluation, instruction, program administration, and academic advising. Must have three years clinical experience in the professional discipline and two years’ experience as an instructor in a JRCERT-accredited program. Applicant must hold current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and registration, or equivalent in radiography and licensed by the State of Florida as a General Radiographer. Applicant must pass verification of background check, employment reference and drug screening. The radiologic technology program is JRCERT accredited. This position is based on the St. Augustine campus. The position is a part of the United Faculty of Florida union at SJR State and thus is included in the collective bargaining unit. Position will be filled any time immediately after June 30, 2021. ​ The original job posting can be found at Job Postings (sjrstate.edu) Assistant Professor – Radiologic Science ​ East Tennessee State University’s Radiologic Science and Allied Health Leadership Program is accepting applications for a full-time tenure or clinical track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Responsibilities for this position include clinical and laboratory instruction at the Sevierville/Knoxville clinical sites along with online instruction in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, and participation in service, research and scholarly activities. Opportunities exist for teaching in the Allied Health Masters Degree Program. ​ ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding. Minimum qualifications include a Masters Degree with at least four (4) years recent experience as a Registered Radiologic Technologist; current certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography. The faculty member must have a minimum of two (2) years recent experience teaching in an accredited Radiography program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor. Eligibility for Tennessee licensure is required. ​ Preferred qualifications include an earned Doctorate or ABD. Experience teaching online, proficiency in curriculum design, development, and student evaluation. ​ The original job posting can be found at: https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/16996 Assistant Professor Industry Professional, Radiologic Sciences/ Clinical Health Professions (Tenure-Track) The Institution St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. Commitment to Inclusion A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. Division/Department Information Radiologic Sciences Program in the Department of Clinical Health Professions within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Responsibilities • Teaching workload in the Radiologic Sciences Program and/or in area(s) of expertise • Scholarship workload in area(s) of expertise • Service in the Department/College/University/Profession/Community service • Prepare and maintain course outlines and objectives, instruct, and evaluate student progress • Assist with evaluating students' performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum • Participate in the accreditation and assessment process • Participate in periodic review and revision of course material, program policies, and procedures • Support the program director to assure effective program operations • Assist the clinical coordinator with daily operations of clinical education and assess students at their clinical rotation site. • Maintain current knowledge of professional discipline • Maintain appropriate expertise and competence through continuing professional development. Qualifications • Master's degree in related discipline • ARRT certification and active registration in Radiography (required) • ARRT certification in Computed Tomography, Mammography, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (preferred) • New York State Department of Health - Radiologic Technologist License (required) • Combination of at least two years of diagnostic radiography practice experience and/or teaching. • Prior experience in a JRCERT accredited program is preferred Application Process For consideration please click the "apply" link below. St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2132508 is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference Bellarmine University ​ The Bellarmine University Radiation Therapy department in the school of College of Health Professions, located in Louisville, KY, invites applicants for the Radiation Clinical Coordinator position. The clinical coordinator will correlate the didactic and clinical education for students enrolled in the professional phase of the radiation therapy program. ​ This position will: support the program director to maintain program effectiveness and assist in all aspects of program assessment, evaluation, and JRCERT accreditation maintain current knowledge in the field of radiation therapy and travel to the program's clinical sites to assess students and work with clinicians on a weekly basis maintain relationships with the clinical affiliates remain current with orientation practices at each site and be responsible for all clinical affiliation agreements participate in teaching didactic classes/labs and student advisement maintain the program's online clinical management system and background check requirements complete any other job duties as assigned Requirements must hold current ARRT (T) credential and possess a current Kentucky license from KBMIRT in radiation therapy graduate of an accredited JRCERT Radiation Therapy Program minimum of 5 years of experience as a radiation therapist; prefer university/academic medical center experience and supervisory experience a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a preference of an MS in Radiologic Sciences Education is required a doctorate degree is preferred ​ Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/eoOqqmfGby12ibOGcmk6d Georgia Southern University’s Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences invites applications for Lecturer in Radiography. The full text advertisement, including information about the department, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application instructions, is available at . Screening of applications begins January 15, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. Georgia is an open records state. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947. https://chp.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportunities/ invites THE DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA applications for a 12 month, full-time appointment as an Instructor and Program Director of Ultrasound. Applicants must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers with multiple certifications. A master’s degree in a related field is required, although a doctoral degree is preferred. A minimum of 3 years clinical experience and 2 years teaching experience is preferred, with experience as a Program Director being highly preferred. Details are available at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EO/AA Employer – minorities/females/veterans/disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicaffairs Place your Ad Here!

  • Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)

    WELCOME TO THE ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS IN IMAGING AND RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES, INC. AEIRS 2021 - 2022 Election February 15 - March 15, 2021 ​ ELECTION RESULTS Join Us Virtually! Thursday, July, 8th - Friday, July, 9th Click on the image above to RSVP on our 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting page A.E.I.R.S Mission AEIRS supports the transformative development of exceptional medical imaging and radiologic science professionals through the promotion of academic excellence. VALUES We operate ethically with honesty and transparency. We are responsible stewards of the association through our financial, professional, and personal actions. We are committed to supporting all individuals equally and fairly. MEET THE 2020-2021 AEIRS BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN ACTION Contact AEIRS Mailing Address: 2800 Stafford Avenue #4474 Scranton, PA 18505 ph: 936-647-1443 / fax: 281-605-1450 Office: operations@aeirs.org Events: events@aeirs.org Submit Thanks for submitting! Please leave this field empty.

  • What's New | www.aeirs.org

    What's New Updated ARRT Documents for Three Disciplines are Available! A review of the task inventories, content specifications and clinical competency requirements for the following disciplines was recently completed and the updated documents are now on the ARRT website. Thank you to those who provided feedback on the proposed changes; additional updates were made as a result of your suggestions. Effective January 1, 2022 Radiology Nuclear Medicine Technology Radiation Therapy In addition, updated clinical experience documents for and will be posted later this month. Breast Sonography Vascular Sonography The proposed documents are now available to review and submit feedback via a survey by April 2, 2021 on the ARRT website under “ ”. Bone Densitometry ARRT News **FREE OPPORTUNITY** ​ Eligible Candidates in Vascular Sonography Can Earn ARRT Certification and Registration at for a Limited Time in Spring 2021 NO COST From May 26, 2021, to June 15, 2021, ARRT will offer certification and registration in Vascular Sonography at no cost to first-time candidates who’ve completed ARRT's eligibility requirements, using either their or the . new primary eligibility pathway postprimary eligibility pathway Candidates who complete all eligibility requirements and pass the exam will earn the ARRT credential in Vascular Sonography. ARRT has offered certification and registration in Vascular Sonography since 2001. ARRT’s credential is recognized by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), the American College of Radiology (ACR), Medicare, and third-party payors. Download the attachment below for exam options, deadlines, and other information. ​ For more information about this spring offering visit: Vascular Sonography Free Opportunity - ARRT If you have additional questions, please contact: Shelley Coutu, B.A., R.T.(R)(M)(BS)(ARRT) at or call her at 651-681-3106. shelley.coutu@arrt.org Download ARRT Notice SNMMI-TS Nuclear Medicine Curriculum Update SNMMI-TS Nuclear Medicine Curriculum revision is underway and the first draft is due in January 2022. Please reach out to the AEIRS/SNMMI-TS liaison, Cybil Nielsen, for more information. She can be reached at . cybniels@iupui.edu Important Statement From NCRP Read NCRP's latest recommendations on gonadal shielding for abdominal and pelvic radiographic exams here: ​ ​ ​ ​ Learn more about NCRP Statement 13: https://ncrponline.org/publications/statements/ Download NCRP Statement 13 Important Notice From the AEIRS Research Committee The Research Committee is pleased to announce our call for Spring Research Grant Proposals. Applicants must be the principal investigator and an active AEIRS member for two consecutive years including the year of application. Visit the for submission guidelines and research tips! The research must focus on some facets of imaging or radiologic sciences education or practice and the project must be for a period not to exceed one year. AEIRS Scholarships and Grants webpage Submit your application by the deadline to be eligible for a grant award of $1000. March 1, 2021 Request For Your Feedback ASRT is beginning the update process for the next version of the Radiography Curriculum! We are changing the process slightly this year by asking for public comments on the existing curriculum before the revision workgroup convenes. ​ The current Radiography Curriculum is available at . https://www.asrt.org/educators/asrt-curricula/radiography To submit comments for consideration, please complete the . The deadline for comments is . These comments will be shared with the curriculum revision project workgroup as they consider changes. Radiography Curriculum Feedback Survey Feb. 8, 2021 ​ Please note, feedback on the curriculum is only accepted through the . survey President's Message October 2020 I hope this message finds all of you and your families healthy and safe during these tumultuous times. I know most of you are working hard to maintain the successes of your educational programs. Students are always the center of our actions, and this includes their health and safety as well. It is hard to believe it has been 3 months since our 2020 AEIRS Virtual Conference in July. ​ I would like to share with you some of the activities of our committees since the 2020 Conference which was a highly successful meeting with excellent speakers. Our committees have really dived in to work on their charges and are making great strides in the completion of them. Our Research Committee, led by Kendra Hall and Tanya Custis has produced a short video to assist those interested in doing research. They will continue producing more videos throughout the year and if you have suggestions of topics for them, please let me know. Our Membership Committee, led by Ashely Balliet and Ashley Marshall, has been hard at work creating their September communications message which talks about CoVid-19 Updates and Educators Resources among other AEIRS benefits. Our Education Committee, led by Toni Chamberlain and Catherine Cooper has put together a 1 CE ASRT approved Educator Webinar on November 9, “ As You Wish: What Educators Can Learn From the Princess Bride” presented by Bobbi Kowash. They are also working on a 1-day webinar for spring 2021. A big thank you to all the committee members and their hard work. ​ Our new event planner, Michelle Wilt, has also been hard at work learning her responsibilities, working with RSNA/Associated Sciences Consortium, working with our 2021 AEIRS Annual Meeting chairpersons Mari King and Tammy Webster in planning the meeting in Jacksonville, and working with the Education Committee and the webinars. Welcome aboard Michelle. ​ Jeffery Legg and the Editorial Review Board have done a wonderful job in getting manuscripts ready for publication in our AEIRS Journal and the Spectrum since taking over in July. Please keep submitting those manuscripts and don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. ​ And as always, your Board of Directors has been diligently meeting via Zoom once a month conducting the business of AEIRS. The Board recently approved a full audit be conducted of the finances of the association and are awaiting those results. AEIRS is as strong as ever due to its members and their willingness to volunteer their expertise, so thanks to all who give of their time. ​ Please stay healthy and here’s hoping I will see all of you next July in Jacksonville, FL. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and I am sure we are all looking forward to 2021. ARRT Draft Documents Medical Imaging Professional: The ARRT is currently conducting practice analyses for three of our certification and registration disciplines. It is our philosophy that an examination for certification and registration should be based on the job responsibilities of practicing imaging professionals. To ensure the examinations being reviewed reflect current practice, we have consulted with imaging professionals working in these disciplines to enquire about the tasks that are currently being performed. We are in the process of updating the content specifications and clinical requirements to reflect the changes in the clinical setting. Your assistance in reviewing the content of these documents will help ARRT ensure they continue to produce current, accurate and fair content that covers the knowledge and cognitive skills required of imaging professionals in their respective disciplines. The following draft documents are posted on the ARRT website for professional comment. The documents can be accessed on ARRT’s . Or on the ARRT website, select ‘ARRT NEWS’. website Draft Radiation Therapy Content Specifications – comments due October 2, 2020 Draft Radiation Therapy Clinical Competency Requirements - comments due October 2, 2020 Draft Nuclear Medicine Technology Content Specifications – comments due October 12, 2020 Draft Nuclear Medicine Technology Clinical Competency Requirements - comments due October 12, 2020 Draft Radiography Content Specifications – comments due October 31, 2020 Draft Radiography Clinical Competency Requirements - comments due October 31, 2020 Feel free to share the website address and professional comment invitation with any qualified individuals. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback. Kind Regards, Roxanne Koenen Roxanne Koenen, B.S., R.T.(N)(ARRT), CNMT, PET EXAM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, EXAM REQUIREMENTS AND PSYCHOMETRICS THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS® DIRECT PHONE & FAX 651.681.3185 | MAIN PHONE 651.687.0048 1255 NORTHLAND DRIVE, ST. PAUL, MN 55120 ARRT.ORG 2020 SDMS Award & Competition Winners For Immediate Release Plano, Texas – The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is proud to announce the 2020 SDMS award and competition winners who were honored September 25, 2020 during the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition. SDMS Distinguished Educator Award - The SDMS Distinguished Educator Award honors an exceptional educator in the field of diagnostic medical sonography who is uses innovative teaching methods to promote life-long learning. Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award - The Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award recognizes sonographers for the publication of their outstanding research or review articles in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS). 1st Place: Addition of Subdiaphragmatic Vessels in Evaluation of Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Infants Joy Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, ACS, RCS, RCCS, RVS, FSDMS, FASE 2nd Place: Glow Powder: See the Germs? An Innovative Teaching Technique in a Student Sonography Laboratory Yosefa J. Pessin, DHSc, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Eric P. Matthews, PhD, RT(R)(CV)(MR), EMT 3rd Place: A Longitudinal Study to Assess Abdominal Adioposity by Sonography, DXA, and BMI A. Nicole Stigall, MS, RDMS, RVT Randee L. Hunter, PhD Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS, FAIUM Coleen K. Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award - The W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Named in memory of W. Frederick Sample, MD, who made tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the field of sonography, the awards encourage students to submit original research and literature review papers to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS). Original Research 1st Place: The Impact of Sex and Height on Femoral Intercondylar Width as Assessed with Ultrasound Annie Hurst The University of Missouri – Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program 2nd Place: The Gastrointestinal Response to Stress Detected by Ultrasound Annie Lewis The University of Missouri – Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program Literature Review 1st Place: Comparing the Use of Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography to Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease Dana Taylor The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program 2nd Place: Echocardiographic Tools for Assessing Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity Tiara Scott The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Scientific Presentation Competition The Scientific Presentation Competition evaluates sonographers’ original summary papers on clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography. 1st Place: Sonographic First Trimester Diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Case Report Emily Hildebrand, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT 2nd Place: Diagnosing Temporal Arteritis: Can Ultrasound Replace Temporal Artery Biopsy? Douglas Clem, PhD, RDCS, RVT Victoria Gowen, BHS, RDMS Brooklyn McCann, BHS, RDMS Madeline Scott, BHS, RDMS SDMS Poster Competitions – Posters report the results of a research study completed by the author(s). Posters are judged on presentation, content, and originality and presented during the SDMS Annual Conference. Sonographer Poster 1st Place: Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion (IFTT): Differentiation Between a Common Verses a Rare Pelvic Pathology Sara Baker, MEd, RDMS, RVT, RMSKS, RT(R), FSDMS 2nd Place: Go With The Flow: VCUG vs. Ce-VUS in Diagnosing Vesicoureteral Reflux in Pediatric Patients Cara Hill, BS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R) Student Poster 1st Place: COVID-19 & Ultrasound: Monitoring Lung Conditions in COVID-19 Patients Elizabeth Hirschauer Michaela Walker Laramie County Community College – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program 2nd Place: Utilizing Echocardiography: Differentiating Amyloidosis from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Systemic Hypertension Megan Horst Amira Mazar Jacob Peterson Katherine Raehsler Mayo Clinic School of Health Science – Echocardiography Program Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Sonography: Reprocessing the Ultrasound Transducer For Immediate Release Plano, Texas – The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is pleased to announce the publication of the Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Sonography: Reprocessing the Ultrasound Transducer. The SDMS Sonography Disinfection & Infection Control Task Force developed the guidelines to be consistent with existing regulations, standards, and current best practices. The guidelines outline a comprehensive set of recommendations to address the use, handling, cleaning, disinfection or sterilization, transport, and storage of transducers used in diagnostic medical sonography. The guidelines also provide guidance on when to use a transducer cover and what type of ultrasound gel should be used during certain procedures. A set of appendices is included in the guidelines containing step-by-step reference tables on how to prepare for and classify a sonographic procedure as well as reprocess the transducer used during a procedure. Also available for download is the Sonography Procedures: Transducer Disinfection and Infection Control Worksheet. The worksheet is designed to educate students and allow facilities to evaluate infection control and disinfection policies and procedures and document variances from best practice (e.g., due to transducer manufacturer’s IFU limits). The following organizations have endorsed or supported the Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Sonography: Reprocessing the Ultrasound Transducer. Endorsing Organizations American College of Radiology Australasian Sonographers Association Philips Ultrasound, Inc. Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Supporting Organizations* Acertara Acoustic Lab Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs MITA® Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance Sonography Canada * Some organizations have internal policies that do not permit endorsement of external documents. “Supporting organization” denotes a more limited level of review and approval than endorsement and means the organization considers the clinical document to be of educational value, although it may not agree with every recommendation or statement in the document. to download the Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Sonography: Reprocessing the Ultrasound Transducer. Click here to download the Sonography Procedures: Transducer Disinfection and Infection Control Worksheet. Click here President's Message July 2020 “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This quote by Maya Angelou describes what I have always tried to remember in my teaching years and how I have moved through my professional career. ​ As I look around at all of you, I want to begin by thanking you for showing me your confidence in my ability to be President of this organization. AEIRS represents and supports the best educators in our profession and I am humbled to be standing here before you today. And I would be remiss not to thank my husband, children, and grandchildren who have supported me along this path. ​ We all have had a very trying past 6 months either personally or professionally. Trying to be innovative in just about everything we do, and doing it from our homes has been a challenge. This virus has caused many of us to teach from home or to home school (yes, I have a 6 yr old grandson and 2 ½ yr old granddaughter living with me this year while their dad is serving in the middle east), so my classroom activities have been counting to 100 by 10’s or taking 4 peaches away from 9 peaches or assisting with science experiments as we all get covered with explosive sodas and learning about the solar system. As frustrated as I get at times, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I know many of you have wondered after my retirement a few years ago why the heck I am still hanging around. Well, it’s very simple. I was not done serving, and of course, I would miss enjoying wine and laughs with my friends from across the US. So though I am not in the classroom anymore ( and believe me when I say THANK THE LORD as I hear all of you trying to get through this past semester online), my heart is there after all those years and I can still give back in other ways. AEIRS is one of those ways. ​ AEIRS has continued to work hard this past year for its members, adjusting the way we conduct business. We plan to expand opportunities for scholarly activities by hosting regional seminars- the first one was to be held at Blue Ash College in Ohio in November but COVID has recently put a halt to that one with a no travel ban for many through the end of the year. We will instead be doing a one-hour webinar in its place this fall and shoot for a one day face to face seminar in the Spring of 2021. We will also be offering more concurrent workshops and lectures at our annual meetings to give you some choices in continuing education. ​ The Ad Hoc Advocacy Committee which was successfully led by Nina Kowalczyk has developed National Practices Standards for Educators and I will be assuming the role of liaison for this committee in this upcoming year. Our next charge will be to look at opportunities for educators to develop competencies to meet these Standards.

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