Radiology and Healthcare IT Associations and Events

2009-10-06
 

Healthcare IT Associations and Radiology EventsWe’ve compiled a listing of radiology and healthcare IT associations and medical imaging and radiology events to help you stay up-to-date and in-the-know on the latest medical imaging developments. Check back each month as these lists will be constantly updated with new events and additional associations.

Radiology/Healthcare IT Associations:
American Association for Women Radiologists
: AAWR was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for the issues that are unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology and related professions. The organization sponsors programs that promote opportunities for women and sponsors several awards programs for women in radiology. AAWR provides women radiologists, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists and radiation biologists the opportunity to network with one another.

American College of Radiology: ACR serves patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions, and conducting research for the future of radiology.

American College of Radiation Oncology: ACRO provides educational opportunities for administrators, radiology technologists and radiation therapists. It hosts an annual meeting and offers accreditation program, as well as multiple resources including news posts of its Web site.

American Medical Informatics Association: AMIA’s 4,000 members include physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, researchers, educators and others from more than 65 countries. The association exists to improve quality of care by advancing the use of health information and communications technology in clinical care and research. Members have access to AMIA books, publications, national meetings and specialty events. The association’s website features a job center, industry news, an e-learning center and podcasts.

American Society of Radiological Technologists: ASRT represents radiologic technologists and promotes leadership and service. It provides continuing education opportunities, research and analysis for members. It publishes studies and surveys, and hosts conferences, leadership events and workshops.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society: HIMSS focuses on providing global leadership on the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of the healthcare field. The organization sponsors many national and international conferences and webinars throughout the year. It also offers members an online social networking community, as well as access to publications and research.

Radiological Society of North America: RSNA is a professional society dedicated to patient care through education and research. Its membership consists of more than 40,000 medical imaging professionals, including radiologists, radiation oncologists, physicians and scientists. It hosts an annual meeting and offers multiple publications for members.

Radiology Business Management Association: RBMA is a non-profit association of radiology business management professionals. For its members, it provides educational resources, networking opportunities, multiple conferences, online listservs, job listings and a Web news portal.

Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments: SCARD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of radiology by the promotion of medical education, research and patient care, the development of methods of undergraduate and graduate teaching in radiology andthe provision of a forum for discussion of problems and mutual interest among radiology department chairpersons.

Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators: SROA provides education, advocacy and information to radiation and oncology administrators. It hosts an annual meeting and provides an online career center. SROA provides news articles, benchmarking survey results and discounted product prices for members.

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine: SIIM is a professional organization dedicated to advancing computer applications and information technology in medical imaging through education and research. Members receive The Journal of Digital Imaging, have access to an expert hotline and can search for job postings online. In addition to its annual meeting, SIIM also offers online courses.

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