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10/12/2012 —

 

RAD SCI ALUMNI ENCOURAGED TO RETURN
FOR SEVEN, CATEGORY A CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, Forum Theatre
724-334-6738

The Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists (PSRT) is holding a mini-conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Penn State New Kensington. Attendees can earn seven Category A continuing education credits approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Four morning sessions and two afternoon sessions comprise the seven-credit agenda that will be held in the campus' Forum Theatre. Topics include “Understanding the Importance of Cultural Diversity,” “Bridging the Gap: Modern Migration and Transitional Competence in the Health Professions,” “Image Integration and Interoperability,” “Responding to TJC Sentinel Event Alert 47,” “Radiation Risks of Diagnostic Imaging,”  “Challenges and Recommendations with Focus on CT Doses,” “Radiation Physics Review: Back to the Basics,” and “Assessment of Students in the Clinic Setting – Myth vs. Reality.”

The guest speakers include: Dolores O’Hara, coordinator of Nursing program at the New Kensington campus; Natasha Garrett, director of international student services at La Roche College; Mark Straub manager of radiology informatics at West Penn Allegheny Health Systems; Margaret Blackwood, system director of radiation physics and radiation safety officer at West  Penn Allegheny Health System; Myron Hartman, coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering Technology program at the New Kensington campus; and Marcia Curler, clinical coordinator for the Radiological Sciences program at Penn State New Kensington.

Each speaker’s session, except Hartman’s, runs for one hour, and attendees receive one credit. Hartman’s session is two-hours and good for two credits.

Debra Majetic, conference coordinator and program coordinator for the Radiological Sciences program, is encouraging alumni of the program to return to their alma mater and take advantage of a dual opportunity. Majetic envisions the conference as a professional development seminar and a mini-homecoming event.

“We invite our alumni to attend the conference and  meet old friends and classmates while reminiscing memorable experiences and sharing stories of success,’ said Majetic, a 1979 graduate of the campus’ radiological sciences program. “The conference will help former students to stay abreast of innovative changes in the field by receiving much needed continuing education credit.  And we can renew our commitment to Penn State where we all began our career.”

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. Lunch will be provided at noon. There is no cost for PSRT members. Non-members pay $5 per credit and students pay $3 per credit. The annual membership fee for PSRT is $15.

To register for the conference or for more information, contact Debra Majetic, coordinator of the Radiological sciences program at the New Kensington campus, at 724-334-6738 or dak25@psu.edu via email.

PSRT MINI-CONFERENCE
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3,
Penn State New Kensington, Forum Theatre

AGENDA
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration, breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (1 credit)
“Understanding the Importance of Cultural Diversity”
Dolores O’Hara, Coordinator of Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
Penn State New Kensington

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (1 credit)
“Bridging the Gap: Modern Migration and Transitional Competence in the Health Professions”
Natasha Garrett, Director of International Student Services,
La Roche College

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (1 credit)
“Image Integration and Interoperability”
Mark Straub, Manager, Radiology Informatics,
West Penn Allegheny Health Systems

11:00 a.m. – Noon (1 credit) 
“Responding to TJC Sentinel Event Alert 47”
“Radiation Risks of Diagnostic Imaging”
“Challenges and Recommendations with Focus on CT Doses”
Margaret Blackwood, System Director, Radiation Physics, Radiation Safety Officer,
West  Penn Allegheny Health System

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (2 credits)
“Radiation Physics Review: Back to the Basics,”
Myron Hartman, Program Coordinator, Biomedical Engineering Technology,
Penn State New Kensington

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (1 credit)
“Assessment of Students in the Clinic Setting – Myth vs. Reality”
Marcia Curler, Clinical Coordinator, Radiological Sciences,
Penn State New Kensington

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