NOVEMBER 2017
ASRT Leaders Connection: Governance, Government Relations, Affiliate Update
Q1 2018 Issue
Welcome to the second Leaders Connection newsletter. In this edition, you will find updates and articles by the dedicated volunteers who are preparing for the 2018 ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 21-24 at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

Consensus decision-making is an interesting process because it asks a group to support decisions that are in the best interest of the whole. In other words, group members agree on an acceptable resolution, even if it’s not each individual’s first choice.

ASRT members may participate in this consensus-building process, and can do so by:
Providing feedback during the public-comment period after proposed documents have been posted.
Engaging in discussions on the ASRT Communities.
Attending the annual meeting in Las Vegas and offer opinions and debate the issues at the open forum and chapter meetings.
We encourage you to be an active participant in this consensus decision-making process!

Take time to read and appreciate the preparations that are in process now.
 

Government Building

Legislative Review
The 2018 state legislative sessions promise to be busy. Read about trends to watch out for and be prepared to act on them in your state.
The ASRT works for you by helping you advocate for your profession and your patients on important issues. Get familiar with ASRT Advocacy and help affect positive change from lawmakers and regulators.
State resources are available on each state's legislative process, administrative code and register, regulatory process, and other helpful state-specific documents. Learn where to find and familiarize yourself with your state laws.
For licensure to be effective, it must be enforceable with clear due process and penalties for noncompliance. Without enforceability, licensure is merely a guideline to follow, not a metric of professional standards that must be upheld. Chapter 1 of the Advocacy Guidebook talks about the enforcement of standards and how suspected noncompliance can be investigated, adjudicated and penalized.
Nominate an individual and/or an affiliate society that you believe should be recognized for exceptional patient and professional advocacy efforts. Nominations close December 1.
 
 

Calendar

Affiliate Connection
So Many ASRT Programs and Deadlines, So Little Time! There’s a Calendar for That!
The ASRT Email Distribution Benefit: Are You Making it Work for Your Affiliate?
Reminder: Send In Your Affiliate Delegate Nominations.
Introducing a new affiliate benefit!
 
 

Bullhorn

Delegate Update
Message from the Speaker and Vice Speaker.
 
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Important links
ASRT wants to send you to the 20th International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologist World Congress in Trinidad and Tobago, April 12-15, 2018. Four members and four student members will win a trip to attend this global medical imaging and radiation therapy. Enter today! Contest ends Nov. 30.
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Be a speaker! Advance your career and share your technical knowledge and insights by speaking at an ASRT conference. There is a great opportunity for the 2018 ASRT Radiation Therapy Conference, October 21-23 in San Antonio. We welcome presentations from all medical imaging, radiation therapy and medical dosimetry professionals. Submit your abstract.
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Applications for the 2018 Student Leadership Development Program are now open. Get to know the ASRT, attend educational sessions and network with medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals, all-expenses-paid. Participants will attend the 2018 ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 21-24, in Las Vegas. Apply by Dec. 19.
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