Announcement of the Annual General Meeting
Posted 24th February 2017
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday 25th March 2017 in the : Plenary Room (Crown Ballroom 1&2), Crown Perth Convention Centre, Burswood, Perth. This is on the second day of ASMMIRT 2017. We encourage all members to attend and have their say on the direction and future of their professional organisation.
As part of our ongoing governance processes, we are proposing a few small changes to the Constitution. These are outlined in the attached matrix of material changes. You may also access this, and the proposed revised Constitution by visiting the ASMIRT secure members area - https://members.asmirt.org (location: Resources / Publications). If you cannot access the members area and online materials please contact the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Constitution Copy Request
Please find required documents here:
• Notice of the Annual General Meeting
• Proxy Voting Form
• Marked up copy of proposed revised Constitution
• Matrix of Proposed Changes to the Constitution
If you have any questions about the proposed changes to the Constitution, please direct them to email@example.com with subject line: Constitution Questions. Similarly, if you have any questions around the AGM, please use the same email address with the subject line AGM Questions.
Vacant Position - Technical Committees Standards Australia
Posted 22nd February 2017
A position is available for the following technical committee on Standards Australia http://www.standards.org.au/Pages/default.aspx
Committee Number: HE-003
Committee name: Medical Electrical Equipment
ASMIRT is seeking representation on these committees from practitioners who:
1. Have a technical background
2. Have a skill set in compliance.
3. Have a physics/electrical/radiation background.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest by Friday 3rd March 2017.
Click here to view terms of reference.
Appointment of A/Prof Jenny Sim to JMRS-ERB (NZIMRT)
Posted 22nd February 2017
Associate Professor Jenny Sim has been appointed as a new member of the JMRS Editorial review Board on behalf of NZMIRT. Jenny is currently the Programme Director of the Head Medical Imaging Division at the School of Medical Sciences, University of Auckland. Jenny has won several awards and scholarships, most recently the Certificate of Achievement: RMIT 2012 University Teaching Awards for ‘Learning and Teaching Investment Fund’. With a keen interest in the areas of clinical decision making, simulated and online learning, she will be a valued member of the board.
AHPRA Audit Enquiries
Posted 22nd February 2017
If you have been selected for an AHPRA Audit and are required to provide either a letter or certificate confirming your membership and Professional indemnity insurance cover with ASMIRT please send an email request to email@example.com.
Practitioners who hold a non-active membership are not covered by ASMIRT’s Professional Indemnity Insurance. We will not be able to provide a letter for you in this instance.
If you require assistance in accessing a copy of your CPD log including reflection notes please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Combined Malpractice, Public and Products Liability Insurance (PI) Policy - Change of Underwriter to Lloyd's of London
Posted 8th February 2017
A substantive change took place at 4pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017 (on the anniversary of the annual policy renewal) with the appointment of a new insurer, Lloyd’s of London, replacing our former insurer, Berkley Insurance Australia. The PI Policy continues to be administered by our appointed Insurance Broker, BMS.
The benefits of the former (PI) policy continue but with some significant enhancements and improvements in relation to the cover and service provided to eligible ASMIRT members. A summary in relation to some of the improvements to the terms of cover and services is outlined below:
- Removal of shared group aggregate. Each eligible member now has their own limit of $20m
- Enhanced terms of coverage
- Temporary overseas cover now includes Canada
- Online risk management tool available for member use
Full details in relation to the new policy (including Policy Wording/Schedule and a new Certificate of Currency) have been published in the ASMIRT Members’ Area (https://members.asmirt.org) Username and Password Required – location: Resources / Member Support / Insurance.
Further information is also available via the following URL link: http://www.asmirt.bmsgroup.com. Information about our broker, BMS can be found via the following link: http://www.bmsgroup.com.
If you have any specific questions in relation to access to the ASMIRT members’ area then you are asked to email email@example.com or via telephone: 03 9419 3336. Alternatively if you have insurance-specific questions in relation to the policy cover then please address these via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone: 1800 940 761.
We thank Berkley for significant support and hard work over the past few years and note the excellent legal support that they have provided to us and to our members. We very much look forward to working with Lloyd’s of London ongoing and via our recently appointed insurance broker, BMS.
JMRS authors and reviewers update your ScholarOne profile
Posted 1st February 2017
In the past, authors and reviewers were given the option to enter keywords describing their areas of professional interests and expertise. We have recently updated this section in ScholarOne to make it easier for users to enter their areas of expertise by providing them with keywords to choose from. Users of ScholarOne are asked to choose their discipline (eg medical imaging), clinical site (eg general) and keywords of professional interests and expertise (eg patient care, quality improvement). Users can add a maximum of 3 terms under the discipline and clinical site categories and up to 8 terms under the keywords. All authors and co-authors of articles published in JMRS are encouraged to login to ScholarOne and update their profile.
Why is it essential that users of ScholarOne update their profile?
As a peer reviewed scientific journal we rely on you to help us with the peer review process. Editors match content experts with the appropriate manuscript. By collecting the profile of our authors and reviewers, ScholarOne can generate a list of potential reviewers to the editors by matching the submitted manuscript to suitable reviewers based on the entered keywords.
To ensure that you will receive your invitation to review, check that your email address in ScholarOne is current. Please also check that your workplace or affiliations are present.
In addition to updating your areas of expertise, users can at a click of a button link their ORCID iD to ScholarOne. It can sometimes be difficult to find the work of certain individuals because many share similar names. Hence, by obtaining an ORCID identifier your submission in ScholarOne will appear on your ORCID account upon publication. For more information about ORCID iD please go to www. orcid.org
If you have any queries regarding ScholarOne or if you would like to join our list of reviewers please contact Novelyn Membrano, JMRS Editorial Assistant email@example.com
Editor in chief, Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
New Chief Executive
Posted 11th January 2017
The ASMIRT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sally Kincaid to the position of Chief Executive. Ms Kincaid took up the position on 10th January 2017.
Our Board is excited and thrilled to employ someone of Ms Kincaid’s calibre to lead its evolution into a high-performing professional organisation representing medical radiation practitioners.
Ms Kincaid was previously the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary at General Practice Registrars Australia, with experience as National Manager Products and Services at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Head of Marketing and Communications at Medical Indemnity Protection.
Ms Kincaid will be responsible for the future progression of the organisation and will work closely with the ASMIRT Board, key stakeholders and government, in order to provide leadership, direction and management to ASMIRT. Ms Kincaid will work towards ensuring the growth and development of the organisation and implementation and delivery of key strategies.
Mr Paul Gloster will return to his substantive role as Operations Manager with the full gratitude of our Board for his service and commitment whilst acting in the CE role.
Our Board of Directors welcomes Ms Sally Kincaid to ASMIRT and encourages you to make contact with her at firstname.lastname@example.org.