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Chief Executive’s Message for August 2017

  Sally Kincaid
 

Twitter logoSally Kincaid
ASMIRT Chief Executive

Six months in…

When I started my role with ASMIRT, I had a long list of things I wanted to achieve. The hard part was to prioritise them into some semblance of order and to work through them methodically. Close to the top of the list was to sell the Secretariat office in King Street. As you would be aware, this has happened with a great result, and the search is now on for new premises for us to move into by the end of January 2018.

Another of my priorities was to meet as many members in the branches as possible. I have managed to attend events in South Australia and Queensland, and the annual ASMMIRT conference in Perth. By the time this issue of Spectrum goes to print I will have met with the Victorian Branch at their Winter Weekend in Ballarat and will be packing my bags to meet with the Tasmanian Branch at their Winter Education Weekend in Cradle Mountain. I have also met a number of former Presidents who have been both informative and supportive. Thanks to all for the hospitality and warm welcomes I have received.

I’ve also had the privilege of meeting my counterparts from the Canadian and UK Societies at their annual conferences, which has been of immense benefit as I come to grips with this diverse organisation.The interaction with the UK Society has resulted in our new, “soon to be released” CPD offering. Originally identified by Patrick Eastgate on his visit to UKRC 2016, this sophisticated and broad reaching program is provided free by the National Health Service to the entire profession. Sadly, I don’t think our government will countenance this, but we have negotiated an extremely good price for ASMIRT members who sign up in the first few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for this promotion.

I am writing this from Hong Kong at the conclusion of the 21st Asia-Australasia Conference of RadiologicalTechnologists (AACRT), where ASMIRT’s ISRRT Councillor and former President Chris Whennan, SA Board Director Denise Ogilvie, Conference and Events Manager David Leach and I worked to promote the 2019 AACRT Conference which we are hosting in Adelaide. We gave away almost 1,000 clip-on koalas and date claimers to our fellow delegates from 15 nations in the Asia/Australasia region, and hope that this leads to a strong attendance at the event.

It’s been a whirlwind first six months – which I have really enjoyed – and I am looking forward to the rest of 2017 which seems to be approaching at an alarming pace.

Sally Kincaid