MoSRT News and Events
November 12, 2015
Hello fellow Radiology professionals,
I wanted to provide you with an update. What is going on at the MoSRT? Well, hang on cause here we go!
First: we have a date for our annual RT in JC day. February 9, 2016 will be our day at the capital so get it on your calendars now. Join us for a discussion of legislative issues while we join together in Jefferson City for our day of advocacy. I hope to start the day with a lecture which will help prepare everyone to speak to your legislators. Remember, we are the experts and we need to provide some education for our legislators about what we do. As the constituents, we will have the ear of our legislators. This will be your opportunity to gather together with other professionals, then move out into the capital to speak with your legislator.
Representative Galen Higdon will pre file our next proposed bill on December 1, 2015. I have been in contact with his office while the session has been out. Together with ASRT and the approval of the MoSRT board, we have presented the next bill to him. Keep in contact with the mosrt.org website for more information. When the next session begins after the first of the year, we must be ready to begin this march again.
The MoSRT board is actively engaged in preparation for the next annual conference April 6-8, 2016 back in Columbia Missouri. Place these dates on your calendar and keep in touch with the website where information will be posted. Know of a good speaker, or are you yourself interested in speaking? Get in touch with Kristi Littleton, program chair at Kristi.email@example.com.
ASRT annual conference will be held in Las Vegas June 23-26, 2016. What a fantastic opportunity to join with fellow professionals from across the country. And who doesn’t want to go to Las Vegas, right? Missouri is usually well represented in many areas; not only our affiliate delegates are sent but there are several Missourians who represent some of our chapters as delegates as well.
Being an advocate should be a calling for all of us. When I was trying to figure out what to do ‘when I grow up’, I felt I wanted to help people. I knew I did not want to be a nurse or a doctor but when I found out about Radiology, well, it just seemed to fit just right. I feel this is the best way for me to help people. I now feel I can continue to help people by being an advocate for the profession I love. Join me! If not you or I then who? Being an advocate for something I love is easy; however when we stand shoulder to shoulder it becomes easier. Let’s tell others what we do and why we do it as we continue the march to state licensure.
Thank you so much, as always let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Diane Hutton, BA, RT(R)
September 26th, 2015
Hello fellow Radiology professionals. I wanted to give you an update on legislative issues currently going on in Missouri. There are none! Okay, as most of you know, the Missouri House and Senate are in recess. At the summer board meeting in Columbia, an invitation went out to several interested groups to participate in a legislative session. We heard back from many of those groups with input for the language of the next proposed bill.
I have been in conversation with and working closely with ASRT in the development of our next bill. We desire to have inclusive language for our aspects of the profession. Our bill sponsor, Representative Galon Higdon, will introduce the next proposed bill in December when he can prefile the bill.
I also want each of you to begin thinking of our next advocacy day, RT in JC. As you probably know, we already have in place the Radiation Safety Awareness Day, which will be observed March 27, 2016. However, when the board discussed this event, it is our desire to have another advocacy day observed earlier in the year. Our thought is once our next bill is introduced and assigned to committee, we want to be able to visit with our legislators as their constituents on behalf of the bill. Of course, there is no way to know when the bill will be assigned to committee but hopefully by having all Missouri technologist contacting their legislators will help the bill. So make sure you check out the mosrt.org website for updates to this event. Right now, we are thinking sometime in February 2016. I will be visiting Jefferson City the last week of September into early October; even though the legislators are out of session, sometimes you can catch them, so will have more information after that visit.
Remember conference is April 6-8, 2016 back in Columbia Missouri. Check out the website at mosrt.org where information will be posted. Also, see the calendar on the website for district meeting schedules. Even though you are not necessarily a member of each district, feel free to attend where you want. MoSRT offers educational sessions through our state so make sure to check out the website often.
Thank you to all our Radiologic sciences professionals. Know that MoSRT is here for you as a resource and for educational opportunities. Please email our officers with questions, each of us work to serve you.
Diane Hutton, BA, RT(R)
Student Internship Submission Date Announcement
August 10th, 2015
Due to the need to have our second Student Intern selected for the ASRT by December 19th, Student Intern Chair Casey Scott has asked that the final day for submissions be moved forward to November 9th, 2015.
Once again, the Student Intern Application is now due by November 9th, 2015!
You can find a link to the application by going to the STUDENT INTERN page (located in the navigation section near the top of the page). If you have any questions about the application process you may reach Casey via email at email@example.com
August 1st, 2015
Fellow Missouri Technologists:
I wanted to provide each of you with an update on MoSRT legislative efforts. At our last board meeting in August, an invitation was sent out for all interested groups to provide feedback to assist with legislative verbiage while we continue to work on our next bill.
Our bill sponsor, Representative Galen Higdon will sponsor the bill again during the next legislative session and will pre file the bill in December.
Look for a Missouri 'call to action' as the bill begins its march through the House of Representatives; at that time we will need everyone to begin contacting their representatives for their support of the bill.
So right now, we are working closely with ASRT on the bill language to have it ready to present to Representative Higdon, then discussions will begin at the House level to fine tune the bill for presentation.
Continue to watch the website mosrt.org for news. I will update MoSRT membership through the web site as changes occur.
Thank you all, as always please let me know if you have questions/suggestions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10th, 2015
Good morning Missouri technologist,
I am hoping everyone enjoyed the MoSRT annual conference this past April in Columbia. As you can probably guess, we are back to the drawing board actively working on next year’s conference. Thank you again for your continued support of your state society.
What is currently on my mind is to provide you with a legislative update. March 31, 2015 was our annual state advocacy day in Jefferson City we call RT in JC. This day happened to coincide with the day our state licensure bill, HB 109 was scheduled to be heard in the Professional Licensure committee. We had approximately 55 technologists and students attend our state advocacy day and had that many attend the hearing. It was a wonderful experience for everyone, as most of us are not able to see our state government in action. Yes, we all packed into a very small hearing room; I think the committee was very impressed to see such support of the bill.
Unfortunately, the bill did not make it out of committee this session. What does that mean for Missouri technologists? We keep working! MoSRT will invite any interested parties to come to our next MoSRT board meeting July 10-11, 2015 in Columbia Missouri. Open communication is vital to make sure we align the verbiage for the next bill to include everyone in the profession. The common goal for all interested parties is patient safety. We have to make certain Missouri patients are receiving imaging studies from educationally prepared and clinically competent individuals. We can make sure we accomplish this when we all continue to work together.
Okay, as I gently climb down off that soapbox and climb onto another one; let me invite you to take the opportunity to volunteer. This can be at the state, local district, or our national organizations. Contact any board member should you have questions, as always feel free to contact me! There are so many ways a technologist can get involved in your profession and devote a large amount of time or a limited amount of time. Visit MoSRT website (mosrt.net) for suggestions, look for opportunities in your local districts; also check out ASRT.org to see what volunteer opportunities are there.
MoSRT will continue to work with our bill sponsor and with ASRT, as well as other organizations, to develop our next bill language. If you should have questions about the next bill, contact me at email@example.com. Should you have questions about volunteer opportunities, contact me or any of the board members listed on your state website.
Thank you, let’s keep this momentum moving forward, D.
Diane Hutton, BA, RT(R)
June 8th, 2015
- Removed the BLOG folder.
- LEGISLATIVE and WEBMASTER are once again their own pages.
- Removed NEWS and EVENTS BLOG as it was redundant.
- Added a Find your Legislator link for the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate on the LEGISLATIVE page.
May 14th, 2015
- Added several calendar events:
May 6th, 2015
MoSRT annual conference attendees:
It has been brought to our attention that many of you are receiving emails from ASRT stating you have submitted documentation for continuing education and that the documentation is incomplete.
ASRT is requesting the individual credit amounts awarded for each lecture title instead of just the total credit amounts attended during conference. We are working with ASRT to come to a solution.
Please bear with us while new certificates are made. We will then forward each of you another email with the corrected documentation.
Thank you for understanding,
April 30th, 2015
LAC chair Diane Hutton has an update for the technologists of Missouri. Check out the LEGISLATIVE blog or simply click HERE.