81st Annual Conference - 2013


Wednesday April 17, 2013

The Image in the Mirror 

The Imaging Professional and Bariatric Patients

Tammy R Homan, MSRS, RT (R)(M)(CT) 
Imaging Director, Southeast HEALTH

Moving Up: An Examination of the Education & Achievement of Diagnostic Imaging Professionals 

Thaddeus Morris, BS RT (R) (CT)
Instructor, Cox College

Radiography beyond the 4th Dimension: Who Moves the Cheese?

Dr. Michael Ward, R.T.(R)FASRT,
Associate Dean and Professor, 
Barnes-Jewish College

Thursday April 18, 2013

Introduction to MRI Physics

Austin Turner, BS, CNMT, PET, RT( MR)
Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, MRI Program St. Louis University

From the Bowels of the Department, Hospital Leaders Emerge

Jason Young, BS RT(R),
Interim Program Director.  Cox School of
Diagnostic Imaging/ Cox College ASR

Proton Therapy for Cancer Treatment

Kathy Kienstra, MAT, RT (R)(T)
Assistant Professor, Program Director - Rad. Therapy Program, 
St. Louis University

Radiobiology for the Radiographer

Dean Brake MEd RT(R)
Interim Program Director Radiologic Technology, 
St. Louis Community College Forest Park

MRI Basics & Case Studies

Martha Kennedy, M.A., ARMRIT
Program Director, Instructor - MRI Program
Saint Louis University

Quality Control in the Digital Era

Dustin Nurski, BS RT(R)(MR)
MRI Quality Coordinator, 
Mercy Hospital Springfield

Introduction to MRI Physics

Debra Hewing, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, CCRP,
Program Coordinator, Instructor – Molecular Image. & Therapeutics Graduate Program, 
St. Louis University

What you said?  Listening vs Hearing

Janet Akers, BSRT (R) (M)
Acting Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, Jefferson College 

Nanotechnology in Digital Imaging

Thaddeus Morris, BS RT (R) (CT)
Instructor, Cox College

Healthcare Safety and Intruder Response

Mark Warren, 
Strategos International

History & Medical Response to the Joplin Tornado

Alan Schiska, MS, RT(R), RDMS, 
Department Head,  Asst. Prof.,
Missouri Southern State University

Introduction to Proton Therapy

Amy Sandefur, RT (T)
Senior Radiation Therapist,
Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center

Friday April 19, 2013

Courteous, Caring, Knowledgeable, Professional

Coretta Schroer MSc, R.T.(R)
Dept. Manager/Technologist, Glendon Hospital, Montserrat, West Indies


Patient and Family Engagements: 
A Collaboration Between Multiple Providers and the One Constant in the Room

Patti Muxlow, RN, BSN, MHA
Director of Nursing, Lake Regional Hospital

$756.00 Per Day:  The Increasing Cost of Cancer Care

Benjamin Morris, MSED, RT (R)(CT)(T)
Director, Cancer Center, 
Cox Medical Center Branson

Radiation Safety Issues for Technologists

Greg Sackett, M.S, CHP
Medical Physicist, Integrated Science Support

Disaster Response: What Have We Done and Are We Ready For More?

Paul Harris, RN

Technique Still Matters

Shirley Bartley, M.B.A., RT (R) (N)
Vice President , Integrated Science Support

Have A Drink On Me

Brian Wagoner, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Mercy Hospital Springfield

The Imaging Professional and Bariatric Patients

Tammy R Homan, MSRS, RT (R)(M)(CT) 
Imaging Director, Southeast HEALTH

Understanding Brain and Spinal Trauma

Adene Smith, RN,BSN, CNRN
Nurse Manager, Springfield Neurological Institute

Providing Incredible Patient Care in Today’s Imaging Department

Chad Newell, RT(R)(VI),
Interventional Technologist, Southeast Health

Ulysses D. Murry Memorial Lecture

The Evolution of Digital Mammography

Pamela S Fulmer, BA, RT(R)(M)(QM)
VuCOMP, Regional Business Manager

Saturday April 20, 2013

The Patient Experience:  Why Satisfaction is Important

Jessica Chambers, MHA
Team Leader of Imaging, St. Joseph Health Center

Healthcare Informatics Impact on Radiological Care

<-- Kezia Lilly, MBA HC, MSN, RN,
Stacy R. Soden, M.Ed (RT)(R)(CT) -->
Southwest Baptist University

Joint Commission Sentinel Event #47

Nanci Burchell, MBA, CNMT, RT(N)FSNMTS, 
Radiation Safety Officer
Children’s Mercy Hospital

Comparative Radiographic Techniques in Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Tom Hanson. DVM, MS, RT(R)(CT)
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

The Patient Experience:  Building Loyalty

Brian Denton, MHA, RT (R)
Team Leader of Imaging
Director, Outpatient Services, Mercy St. Francis Hospital