Greetings current and future HSRT members!
We would like to take this opportunity to inform everyone of the progress we have made in re-establishing the Hawaii Society of Radiologic Technologists (HSRT). In 2013, the ASRT was consulted and steps were taken to re-establish the HSRT. In 2014, the board convened and worked for 18 months to plan, prepare, and finalize all aspects of getting the HSRT back on its feet. We are now finished with all the groundwork and just need YOU as a medical imaging professional to sign up and participate!
The geographical limitations of the region have previously made it difficult to provide services for the entire state, however, with the full support of the ASRT’s affiliate relations department we have been able to realize our goals and will be able to provide free Continuing Education (CE) opportunities to the entire state. How we plan to perform this service to all the islands is through online, real time webinars. We will be coordinating with each island to have an HSRT representative that will make the video teleconferencing services available to that island so we can empower one, or multiple locations (such as hospital, clinics), on each island to view, interact and ask questions of the presenter as needed, just as they would at a regular seminar. As a fully recognized state affiliate we can now request approval of these CEs for free through the ASRT! Anyone interested in being a teleconferencing coordinator for their island, presenter, or volunteer in other areas should contact the HSRT at Support@HawaiiSRT.org.
How will we be able to do all this? In 2014, the ASRT President Bill Brennan introduced a new program called the Affiliate Financial Assistance Program that helps qualifying affiliates financially. In addition to this program, the HSRT is also enrolled in the Affiliate Development Program that allowed the HSRT to acquire startup funds necessary for this endeavor.
Starting in 2016, the HSRT will send two delegates to the ASRT’s Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting. The delegates’ flight, hotel and daily food allowance are arranged and paid for by the ASRT. This will give Hawaii a vote for any new regulations or actions within each imaging modality at the national level.
Kapiolani Community College (KCC) students are encouraged to join and participate as well! There is an annual opportunity to send up to two (2) KCC Radiologic Technology students to the ASRT’s Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP), which includes participation in the Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting. The students’ flight and hotel are arranged and paid for by the ASRT. The 2020 ASRT “Student Leadership Development Program” and the “Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting” will be held in Albuquerque, NM on June 24-28.
We encourage you to share this correspondence with your Radiology co-workers and others who might be interested in joining. The HSRT website is continuously updated and an online membership application is now available. The ASRT allows limited use of mass emails throughout the year, so we will try not to use it whenever possible. Once the HSRT’s member database has been firmly established, we plan to correspond primarily via the HSRT website and its membership list directly.
Anyone interested in assisting or becoming a future Board officer for the HSRT, please email Support@HawaiiSRT.org and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.
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