Dear Valued NYSSRS Members:
NYSSRS is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We want to acknowledge the work that all of you are doing on the front-line. We recognize the risks you are taking as well as the strength, humility, and empathy you are showing during this difficult time for the benefit of our patients. THANK YOU for rising to each new challenge, every day!
The mission of the NYSSRS is to
promote the elevation of radiologic science and medical imaging professions. We strive to promote excellence in education and the highest standards in patient
care to the communities of interest. The NYSSRS also works diligently to protect the general welfare
of radiologic science professionals statewide.
We are a proud affiliate of the ASRT & ARRT
NYSSRS is proud to support our very own NYSSRS past President and current ASRT Speaker of the House of Delegates, Joe Whitton. See below for Joe's Position Statement for President Elect of the ASRT! You may also view Joe's candidate profile and video message at the following link: https://www.asrt.org/.../asrt-governance/election/officers
I have been a radiologic technologist for 40 years with certifications in radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. As you can see from my profile, I have served the ASRT and my New York affiliate in many capacities during the past 28 years. I was very excited to be elevated to an ASRT Fellow in 2019 in recognition of that work for our profession. Serving on and providing leadership to those ASRT committees has prepared me well for my duties as a member of the Board of Directors for the past four years. My service as vice speaker and now as speaker of the House of Delegates has been a truly rich and rewarding experience. If elected, it will be a great honor and a privilege to continue to serve the ASRT members and to prepare to assume the role of ASRT president the following year.
One of the leading issues facing ASRT and our profession is encroachment upon our practice by less qualified individuals. As medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals, we know that due to our educational preparation and clinical experience, we are the best and most qualified personnel to perform the duties as described in the ASRT Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. Our work delivers the highest quality of care and produces the best possible outcomes for our patients. As president-elect of the ASRT, I will work to increase awareness of the high standards held by our profession and to vigorously oppose the encroachment by others upon the essential work that we do every day. I think that directing ASRTs attention and resources to closely monitor pending legislative actions and other challenges will be the key to addressing this issue.
The Board needs to represent the interests of the ASRT membership and our profession to the public, our health care colleagues, legislators and the various regulatory agencies that influence our practice and our patients. Leading R.T. advocacy efforts in my home state and lobbying on Capitol Hill for passage of the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill has provided me with valuable experience that will be crucial for success as ASRT president-elect. My experience as an educator and my work with the ASRT Practice Standards Council have equipped me with skills needed to lead the ASRT during the challenges and opportunities ahead. During the current pandemic, the Board took decisive action to provide resources for members of our profession during a time of need and to advocate for recognition of the essential frontline health care services provided by our profession. I was proud to play a part in that effort.
Remember-- This is your profession and this is your future! Be proactive!
RECENT NEWS - UPCOMING EVENTS
*The 2021 annual conference will be in Corning on OCTOBER 21-23, 2021. Check-in begins at 5:00pm.See below.
*The 2019 Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP) selectees will attend the 2021 ASRT conference. No selections will be made for 20-21.
Recent forum updates
PLEASE CONSIDER RUNNING FOR AN OFFICE in 2022!! - Officer Position Descriptions
For more information, CONTACT: Tabitha Sabater- Nominating Committee Chairperson email@example.com
We will continue to communicate with you as this fluid situation unfolds.
We look forward to the next time where we can see everyone in person.