RBMA and Associated Sciences Consortium Expand Educational Offerings at RSNA

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The 2015 meeting of the Radiologic Society of North America will include seven courses developed in conjunction with the Radiology Business Management Association and the other 10 Associated Sciences Consortium working group member associations.

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This year’s course offerings will help attendees better understand a host of business, patient safety and practice management concerns that impact their ability to offer high quality accessible imaging services to their patients and communities

As part of the Associated Sciences Consortium work group of the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) assists in the development of courses of interest to its members as well as RSNA annual meeting registrants. This year, the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago will include seven 90-minute courses sponsored by the Associated Sciences Consortium.

The courses are designed to cover topics of interest to consortium members and RSNA annual meeting registrants. They include:

1.    Compassion Burnout
2.    Developing the Hybrid Technologist in U.S. and Canada
3.    Economics in Imaging/Business Intelligence
4.    Global Health
5.    Got Smart Data? Trailblazing the Path from Insights to Actions in Radiology
6.    Hot Topics in MR Safety
7.    Radiation Safety and Dose Optimization
8.    The Emperor’s Wearing a Speedo! Clinical Challenges with Electronic Health Records

“We are living in a time of extraordinary change in the healthcare marketplace overall and in radiology in particular,’ said Patricia A. Kroken, FACMPE, the RBMA’s member liaison with the RSNA and an RSNA 2015 speaker and moderator. “This year’s educational course offerings will help attendees better understand a host of business, patient safety and practice management concerns that impact their ability to offer high quality accessible imaging services to their patients and communities. The RBMA is proud to be an active member of the consortium that develops these educational offerings for the annual RSNA meeting. This year’s lineup of courses is exceptional and well worth attending.”

Early online registration for the courses ends Nov. 6. Visit rsna.org/register to register. On-site registration begins at noon on Saturday, November 29 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. This year’s RSNA conference will run from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. However, the Associated Sciences Consortium courses are only on Monday, Nov. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The Associated Sciences Consortium workgroup was formed in 1980. The 10 other current Associated Sciences Consortium members are:

1.    AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management
2.    American Institute of Architects-Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH)
3.    American Society of Radiologic Technologists
4.    Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc (AEIRS)
5.    Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR)
6.    Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)
7.    College of Radiographers (CoR)
8.    International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)
9.    Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists-International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (SMRT-ISMRM)
10.    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologists Section (SNMMI-TS)

About RBMA
The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is a national not-for-profit association providing members with applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology setting. The RBMA has approximately 2,300 members involved in various management capacities in private practices, academic radiology groups, imaging centers and hospitals. The RBMA continues to be recognized as the leader for radiology-specific educational programs, products and services, publications and data.

About RSNA
The Radiologic Society of North America is an association of more than 53,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The RSNA is based in Oak Brook, Ill.

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