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Dr F Peer ISRRT President

 Dr F Peer ISRRT President

Dr Michael Ward, ISRRT President, Dr Fozy Peer, Dr Tyrone Goh, Past President

Dr Fozy Peer elected ISRRT President for 2014
during the ISRRT Council meeting, Helsinki, Finland11th June 2014.
Dr Peer  from South Africa takes over the position of President at the end of 
the 18th World Congress in Helsinki

BUSINESS PREMISES AND MEDICINE// Sharing of rooms and the HPCSA:

 

BUSINESS PREMISES AND MEDICINE// Sharing of rooms and the HPCSA:

As a result of the strictly regulated medical industry, economic challenges and pressures that we face and the opportunity for various innovative business ventures, we have compiled the below article on the rules and regulations with regards to the sharing of rooms and the HPCSA.

The concept of a medical “one-stop shop”, I.e. a medical centre which hosts a variety of doctors and other medically trained individuals- general practitioners, dentists/ other specialists are permitted.

However, is it permitted, for example, for an aesthetic medical practitioner (whom is not registered under the Health Professions Act) to share rooms with other medically trained professionals who are in fact registered?

The Law:

The HPCSA have taken a very strict approach to the concept of the sharing of rooms. Aon’s Legal Risk Management team have enquired with the HPCSA’s legal department if sharing of rooms would be permitted even on an intermittent/ once a week/ locum basis, and their response was that, sharing of rooms with a professional not registered in terms of the Act/ medically trained is strictly prohibited.

In terms of the ethical and professional rules of the Health Professions Council of South Africa as promulgated in Government Gazette R717/2006

  • Sharing of Rooms8A. A practitioner shall not share his or her rooms with a person or entity not registered in terms of the Act.
  • The Act referring to is the Health Professions Act, Act No 56 of 1974 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”)

 

This would specifically mean that the onus would be on the doctor/ medically trained professional registered in terms of the Act to verify that the person/persons that they intend sharing office space/practice rooms with, is in fact and remains registered in terms of the act.

 

The HPCSA also issued a policy document relating to undesirable business practices, in which it is stated, among other things, that if the motive for the proposed employment was to generate income to the employer or to remunerate the employee on a fee-sharing basis, accreditation should not be approved.

 

In terms of Rule 18 of the Ethical Rules of the HPCSA it is stipulated that an unregistered employer, i.e. hospital chain, should obtain accreditation from the medical body to employ health-care professionals.

 

This was recently tested by our courts in a matter between a large hospital chain and the HPCSA, where on appeal it was found that: “The criterion that private hospitals should not employ practitioners because of their profit motive, save where the practitioners were employed to undertake emergency services, was possibly unconstitutional as it unfairly discriminated against private hospitals merely because they are profit-driven organizations,” the judge is quoted as saying. “Yet, practitioners in private practice who were also profit-driven were allowed to employ other healthcare professionals registered with the HPCSA.”

 

Rule 18 is still in effect; however, what was overturned was the decision of the HPCSA that refused the hospitals application for employment of practitioners registered with the HPCSA.

Registration with the HPCSA in terms of the Act:

Registration with HPCSA is a pre-requisite for all professional practice (Section 17 of the Act).
Every person desiring to be registered in terms of the HPCSA shall apply to the registrar and shall submit the qualification which, in his or her submission, may entitle him or her to registration, together with such proof of identity and good character and of the authenticity and validity of the qualifications submitted as may be required by the professional board concerned. In order to practice, a medically trained professional must apply to the HPCSA for a practice number which then gives them access to registration with the HPCSA.



Below herewith a list of the professional boards that professionals can register with:

 

  • Dental Therapy & Oral Hygiene
  • Dietetics & Nutrition
  • Emergency Care
  • Environmental Health
  • Medical & Dental Science
  • Medical Technology
  • Occupational therapy, Medical Orthodontics, Prosthetics and Arts Therapy
  • Optometry & Dispensing opticians
  • Physiotherapy, podiatry and Biokinetics
  • Psychology
  • Radiography & Clinical Technology
  • Speech language and hearing professions

 

In conclusion, when considering the logistics of where and how to practice as a medical professional, it is important to adhere to the specific rules that the HPCSA prescribe in this regard. The reason for the strict regulation seems that the ultimate goal and outcome of medical practitioners should be primarily and among others to provide optimum healthcare and not that of a profit driven entity, the ethics of the medical profession are paramount and need to be upheld.

 

The HPCSA have further indicated that, should these rules not be adhered to, a fine and or penalty can be imposed as well as deregistration from the register, as determined by the committee.

 

It is important to take note that each case will be dealt with on the merits and although the PI policy with AON will be triggered by an HPCSA enquiry, should any fine and or penalty be imposed against you that would not be covered as fines and penalties are punitive in nature and cannot be insured, under any policy, anywhere in the world.

 

CANCELLATION OF REQUESTS FROM THE HPCSA CPD SECTION FOR CPD AUDITS PRIOR TO 2015

CANCELLATION OF  REQUESTS FROM THE HPCSA CPD SECTION FOR CPD AUDITS PRIOR TO  2015

Please  refer  correspondence for submission of  CPD  portfolios prior to 2015   to the  HPCSA CPD Section for  cancellation.  Due to  technical  difficulties  with the HPCSA system all CPD  audit cases prior to 2015 were not  closed. This technical  glitch was recently rectified. In other  words CPD audits will  be from 2015 onwards ( e.g. 2015 and 2016).

H Richter

National President, SORSA

26 April  2017

HPCSA supspended members

Dear member

The   HPCSA   sent  SORSA  the  names  of  practitioners  (329  DR  numbers and  20  SDR  numbers)   who  may  be  suspended  due to  outstanding  registration  fees.

Contact the admin office ( sorsaoffice@gmail.com)  to  check  whether  your  name is on the list.

 

ISRRT Chesney Research Fund.

January 3rd, 2017

Dear Council Members and Associate Members,

I am in the pleasant situation to announce to you all the ISRRT Chesney Research Fund.

Call for Grant Application 2017

Theme: Quality Assurance in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

The aim of the ISRRT Research Fund is to promote research that helps improve the standards of delivery and practice of medical imaging and radiotherapy as well as to encourage evidence-based practice. The ISRRT Research Fund was set up in 2009 and a research proposal was funded the first time in 2010.

Starting 2016 to commemorate the Chesney sisters who left in their will a legacy to ISRRT we will name the ISRRT Research Award as the ISRRT Chesney Research Fund.

The theme of the 2017 award is the Quality Assurance in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: What are the possible roles of radiographers or Radiological Technologists or Radiation Therapists in quality assurance?

 

Around this theme, you and your colleagues are invited to submit a research proposal.

Bids may include new methodology and modification to standard protocols and procedures which may result in a sustainable or improved quality service in the respective discipline of medical imaging and radiation therapy. Applications with other themes are also welcome but priority will be given to applications following the proposed theme for 2017.

The grant is £2500 for 1-year and £5000 for 2-year projects. Full details of the Research Fund Guidelines and application form can be obtained from the CEO of ISRRT at ceo@isrrt.org. The closing date for submission of grant application is 30 April 2017. Funding decision will be announced by late July 2017.

I would be grateful if you could promulgate the invitation message to members of your societies. This call for application is also available in the ISRRT website.

Yours faithfully,

Dimitris Katsifarakis

 

ISRRT CEO

Please click here to download application form .

Please click here to download guidelines.

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ISRRT News and Views April 2017

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ISRRT World Congress in Trinidad April 2018.

I am pleased to inform you that the registration is now open if you plan to participate to the World Congress in Trinidad, next April 2018..

Please visit the home page of the www.isrrt.org,  scroll down and find the “Congress Registration2018-Registration Form”. You may fill in the form and e-mail it to   admin@isrrt.org .

Sent your registration fees via PayPal using the button “Donate” at the isrrt.org website.

MINISTER APPOINTS NEW BOARD OF THE SA HEALTH PRODUCTS REGULATORY AUTHORITY

MEDIA RELEASE

20 OCTOBER 2017

 

MINISTER APPOINTS NEW BOARD OF THE SA HEALTH PRODUCTS REGULATORY AUTHORITY

 

The new board of the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has been appointed by the Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, which sets in motion the replacement of the Medicines Control Council (MCC).

 

Erik Roos, CEO of leading generics firm, Pharma Dynamics says the 15-member board appointment of SAHPRA takes the country one step closer to the efficient processing of medicine registrations, which is good news for the pharmaceutical industry and consumers alike.

 

“SAHPRA could usher in a new and much more effective era for the local pharmaceutical sector as the MCC has struggled to cope with the volume of applications for new medicines and clinical trials. Registering new products with the MCC has taken an average three to five years and in some cases have exceeded seven years.”

 

“The new regulator aims to streamline processes to effectively deal with the backlog of registrations and to fast-track the approval of essential medicines. The hope is that the future registration process will be completed within 18 months, which is a major improvement,” says Roos.

 

Concerns have been raised that the faster approval process might impact on the quality of medication, but SAHPRA reassures that safety and efficacy of medicine won’t be sacrificed.

 

Following the appointment of a CEO, the new body will officially take over from the MCC.

 

ENDS

 

Issued by Meropa Communications on behalf of Pharma Dynamics. For further information contact Brigitte Taim from Meropa on 021 448 7407, 082 410 8960 or brigittet@meropa.co.za.

NEW National Facebook GROUP

Society of Radiographers SA_NC

 

Dear member,

As a means of facilitating effective communication, from a national level, with you, a national Facebook page has been established.  We hope you will apply to be a member.  The name of the Facebook account is

Society of Radiographers SA_NC

When you request to be added as a member, the administrators have to approve your request.

Looking forward to sharing national communication with you on Facebook.

Kind regards

SORSA-NC Facebook Admin Team

Newsletter ISR 24 - October 2017

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Featured in this edition:

 

International Day of Radiology 2017 to focus on emergency radiology

Monday, October 2, 2017 (ESR, Vienna) – The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will be celebrated for the sixth time on November 8, this year focusing on emergency radiology.

As in previous years, more than 150 radiology-related professional societies from around the world will participate in the International Day of Radiology, holding a range of different events to celebrate, such as public lectures, department open days, national media appearances, and press events. Following on from recent themes such as paediatric imaging and breast imaging, this year the focus will be on radiology in emergency settings.

More information: click here


https://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/

 

 

EuroSafe Imaging and the IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients Unit are pleased to organise jointly a free webinar on Clinical Decision Support on November 2, 2017 at 15:00 CET.

Clinical Decision Support

Webinar
Time: November 2, 2017, at 15:00 CET
Presenters: G. Frija, L. Donoso-Bach
Registration: click here

Learning objectives:

  • To become familiar with EuroSafe Imaging and how to engage;
  • To understand how clinical decision support works;
  • To learn more about imaging referral guidelines in Europe;
  • To learn more about the educational benefits of embedding guidelines in the clinical workflow;
  • To understand the benefits for implementing CDS for radiologists, referrers and patients.

Information and registration: click here

 

The ISR and the ESR are represented at today’s IAEA Scientific Forum in the session “Looking beyond the visible: New frontiers in diagnostic techniques” highlighting how member states can maximise the impact of cutting-edge imaging technologies.

 


Prof. Luis Donoso, ISR President-Elect and former ESR President, emphasised the importance of investing in education and quality equipment as well as of promoting a patient safety culture and teamwork approach in order to leverage the full potential of modern diagnostic imaging.

NEW Training

ISR Radiation Protection Training Program


Radiation dose management strategies for pediatric CT

Prof. Kimberly E. Applegate
Mr. Dean Pekarovic
Ms. Henra Muller
Ms. Caren Swanepoel



The ISR participated in the WHO consultation on the thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019 - 2023

The ISR participated in the WHO consultation on the thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019 - 2023 and submitted a statement in October, emphasising that medical imaging plays a strong role in many of the WHO’s strategic priorities.

The ISR statement highlights the need for universal access to imaging for communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases as well as for emergencies and advocates the establishment of a global plan for medical imaging covering equipment and health workforce aspects, implemented through regional centres of excellence.

ISR called for global imaging equipment plan in developing countries and for good practice in ultrasound probe cleaning at 3rd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices 16 May 2017

The ISR, represented by ISRQSA Co-Chair Prof. Guy Frija, hosted two successful workshops on the occasion of the 3rd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices in Geneva on May 10.

In a joint workshop with the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), and the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT), the ISR gave recommendations for a global plan for the development of Medical Imaging in developing countries, including the adoption and adaptation of a regulatory framework inspired by the IAEA BSS or the European BSS Directive, focus on strategic issues like justification, optimization, equipment quality, occupational exposures; as well as the use of new concepts such as Clinical Decision Support and clinically-based Diagnostic Reference Levels.

The importance of developing regional campaigns such as Eurosafe Imaging, Image Gently, AfroSafe, ArabSafe, etc. was emphasised.



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UPDATED EDUCATIONAL CONTENT ON IMAGING OF TUBERCULOSIS

The most complete and comprehensive collection of information and resources on Radiology of Tuberculosis. A not-to-be missed complement to the World Tuberculosis Day.

Free webinar on “ROLE OF RADIOLOGY IN DIAGNOSING TUBERCULOSIS”

The Radiological Health Program at PAHO/HQ in collaboration with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the International Society of Radiology (ISR) is organizing a lecture on the ROLE OF RADIOLOGY IN DIAGNOSING TUBERCULOSIS (TB) offered by Dr. Eric Stern, Chair of the ISR International Commission on Radiology Education. The lecture will be in English and will be delivered using WebEx.

The lecture will be offered 8 November at 3:30 PM EST or Washington DC time. To join the session, participants must use the following link: https://paho.webex.com/paho and enter the Session Number: 642 091 957 to register. The session is open to radiographers, sonographers, radiologists and physicians.

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RADIATION QUALITY AND SAFETY CORNER

ISR website resources and information on Radiation Safety and Quality. Standards, protocols and information about Image Gently and Wisely campaigns.

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Dear All: We are asking you to help us disseminate the latest information regarding the Symposium Neuroradiology in Taipei next year. At the bottom of this message you will find a link that takes you materials (brochure, slides) that we ask you to use in any way that you feel would be appropriate. Your help is critical for us in order to be successful. Many thanks and have a nice weekend.

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POLICY REGARDING SPONSORSHIP FROM NATIONAL TREASURY TO ATTEND NATIONAL CONGRESSES 2017

POLICY REGARDING SPONSORSHIP FROM NATIONAL TREASURY TO ATTEND NATIONAL CONGRESSES

It is essential that all eligible members receive sponsorship in a transparent and fair manner and that every member is informed timeously of the proposed sponsorship from national treasury to attend a national congress. Persons who have been SORSA members for more than 2 years may apply for sponsorship. Note that affiliate members will not be considered for sponsorship. Guidelines for sponsorship from national treasury to attend national congresses.

(i) Application form for sponsorship to be completed and signed by eligible member. Please click here to download.

(ii) Any completed application form received after deadline will be disregarded.

(iii) Sponsorship is at the discretion of national council.

(iv) Members who receive sponsorship from national treasury may not be considered for sponsorship to attend the next congress held in South Africa [i.e. consecutive applications for sponsorship from national treasury].

(v) National council members who receive funding from national treasury [e.g. full or partial travel / accommodation costs] may apply for additional sponsorship from national treasury.

(vi) Applicants who receive full funding from other sources will not be eligible for sponsorship from national treasury.

(vii) Information regarding sponsorship from national treasury to attend national congresses must be: i. posted on SORSA website at least 6 months before the forthcoming congress, and ii. published in branch and/or national newsletters so that every member is provided with the information timeously.

(viii) Payment of sponsorship to the recipients will be done within 15 working days after the congress.

Postal addresses must correct on the database

 

Society of Radiographers of South Africa

P.O. Box 505

Howard Place

7450

www.sorsa.org.za

sorsaoffice@gmail.com

Tel: 021 531 1231

Fax: 021 531 1233

 

24 July 2017

 

Dear Member

Postal addresses must  correct on the  database

Over the  past years  there  has been an increase in the  number of  journals  returned  due to incorrect postal addresses.   We would like to ensure that you receive your South African Radiographer. From August  2017 all  returned  journals will be kept at  the Admin Office.

Please make sure your postal details are updated under your profile on www.sorsa.org.za. Alternatively   inform your branch of any changes to your   postal address.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Heidi Richter

SORSA: National President

 

Radiation Protection of Patients 101

RPOP NEWSLETTER

 


 

Health Professionals

Patients & Public

Pregnancy

Posters

Children

Training

 

The latest updates from the RPOP Website:

  1. Mark your calendars! The International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice will take place on 11-15 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria

The deadline for contributed papers has been extended to 15 July! Please note that the participation is free of charge!

  1. Join the upcoming RPOP webinar held jointly with LatinSafe - How to implement a CT dose optimization program (in Spanish) (29 June, 4 pm CET)
  2. ISEMIR-IC - a new IAEA tool for optimization of occupational radiation protection in interventional cardiology has been fully launched
  3. Read about the Regional Workshop on Patient Safety in Radiotherapy recently held in Bulgaria
  4. Read about the upcoming International Symposium on Radiological Protection in Medicine in Peru, and 30th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine in Austria
  5. Latest News


Best regards,

RPOP Team

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A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone (+431) 2600-0; Facsimilie (+431) 2600-7; E- mail: patient.protection@iaea.org

Radiation Protection of Patients 102

RPOP NEWSLETTER

 


 

Health Professionals

Patients & Public

Pregnancy

Posters

Children

Training

 

The latest updates from the RPOP Website:

  1. Mark your calendars! The International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice will take place on 11-15 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria

Tentative conference programme is now available online! Please note that the participation is free of charge!

  1. Join the upcoming RPOP webinar held jointly with EuroSafe Imaging campaign of the European Society of Radiology - Tips and tricks in CT (29 August, 3 pm CET)
  2. Read about other IAEA activities:

    A new version of
    SAFRON addresses also brachytherapy safety

    Technical Meeting on Strengthening Safety Culture through the Use of Incident Learning Systems will be held in October 2017

    The IAEA receives the
    2017 AAPM Award for Innovation in Medical Physics Education

    Poster on building awareness in pregnancy has been translated into Croatian

    Nuclear medicine professionals in Africa trained on radiation safety
  3. Read about the ISR new virtual education project
  4. Read about the upcoming VI Congress of ALATRO, and IPEM conference on New Developments in Radiotherapy Quality Assurance
  5. Latest News


Best regards,

RPOP Team

Radiation Protection of patients 103

RPOP NEWSLETTER

 


 

Health Professionals

Patients & Public

Pregnancy

Posters

Children

Training

 

The latest updates from the RPOP Website:

  1. Mark your calendars! The International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice will take place on 11-15 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria

Instructions for poster preparation are now available online! Please note that the participation is free of charge!

  1. Join the upcoming RPOP webinar held jointly with the EuroSafe Imaging campaign of the European Society of Radiology - Clinical decision support (2 November, 3 pm CET)
  2. Read about other IAEA activities:

    The first IAEA training program in Russian language in radiation protection in fluoroscopy guided interventional procedures

    The side event at the IAEA General Conference on
    radiation risk assessment and risk perception

    Help us to improve the RPOP website and fill in the short survey for RPOP users
  3. Read about the new web tool DosReg for health and medical services
  4. Read about the upcoming European Congress of Medical Physics, and International Course on Theranostics and Molecular Radiotherapy
  5. Latest News


Best regards,

RPOP Team

Copyright International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone (+431) 2600-0; Facsimilie (+431) 2600-7; E- mail: patient.protection@iaea.org

RPOP NEWSLETTER

 


 

Health Professionals

Patients & Public

Pregnancy

Posters

Children

Training

 

The latest updates from the RPOP Website:

  1. Mark your calendars! The International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice will take place on 11-15 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria

Instructions for poster preparation are now available online! Please note that the participation is free of charge!

  1. Join the upcoming RPOP webinar held jointly with the EuroSafe Imaging campaign of the European Society of Radiology - Clinical decision support (2 November, 3 pm CET)
  2. Read about other IAEA activities:

    The first IAEA training program in Russian language in radiation protection in fluoroscopy guided interventional procedures

    The side event at the IAEA General Conference on
    radiation risk assessment and risk perception

    Help us to improve the RPOP website and fill in the short survey for RPOP users
  3. Read about the new web tool DosReg for health and medical services
  4. Read about the upcoming European Congress of Medical Physics, and International Course on Theranostics and Molecular Radiotherapy
  5. Latest News


Best regards,

RPOP Team

Copyright International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone (+431) 2600-0; Facsimilie (+431) 2600-7; E- mail: patient.protection@iaea.org

Radiation Protection of Patients Update 100

RPOP NEWSLETTER

 


 

Health Professionals

Patients & Public

Pregnancy

Posters

Children

Training

The latest updates from the RPOP Website:

  1. Mark your calendars! The International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice will take place on 11-15 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria

The IAEA is now accepting contributed papers. Please note that the participation is free of charge!

  1. Join the upcoming RPOP webinar held jointly with Image Gently - Pediatric nuclear medicine: standardization of administered radiopharmaceutical activity and image quality optimization (30 May, 3 pm CET)
  2. Learn about the newly announced Have-A-Heart campaign
  3. Read about the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering to be held in  2018
  4. Read about the upcoming IPEM Conference on Dose Management in Contemporary Radiological Practice, the 4th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection of ICRPR and the 5th GEC-ESTRO Workshop in brachytherapy
  5. Latest News

We celebrate the 100th RPOP update being delivered to you.

We wish to thank all our subscribers for the continuing support. We hope that you will stay with us for another 100 updates!


Best regards,

RPOP Team

Copyright International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone (+431) 2600-0; Facsimilie (+431) 2600-7; E- mail: patient.protection@iaea.org

Radiation Protection of Patients Update 96

RPOP NEWSLETTER

 


 

Health Professionals

Patients & Public

Pregnancy

Posters

Children

Training

The RPoP Website has been updated as follows

  1. Access the new IAEA e-learning course "Safety and Quality in Radiotherapy”
  2. Join the upcoming webinar held jointly with Image Gently - "Strategies for Communicating Radiation Risk for Medical Imaging in Children” (15 December, 3 pm CET)
  3. Read about other IAEA activities:

    Brachytherapy Training Course held in Vienna

    Preliminary results from the IAEA Survey on Radiation protection of female workers in medical facilities
  4. Check the updated information about Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) in Medical Imaging
  5. Latest Literature
  6. Latest News

Mark you calendars! The next International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine will take place on 11-15 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria. More information to follow on the RPOP website!


Please feel free to forward information as appropriate, create a link on your website.

We will be also glad to receive any of your comments and suggestions.


Best regards,

RPOP Team

Copyright International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone (+431) 2600-0; Facsimilie (+431) 2600-7; E- mail: patient.protection@iaea.org

Radiation Protection of Patients Update 98

RPOP NEWSLETTER

 


 

Health Professionals

Patients & Public

Pregnancy

Posters

Children

Training

The latest updates from the RPOP Website:

  1. Mark your calendars! The International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice will take place on 11-15 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria

The IAEA is now accepting contributed papers. Please note that the participation is free of charge!

  1. Join the upcoming webinar held jointly with Image Gently Progress and challenges in CT education and advocacy (4 April, 3 pm CET)
  2. Read about other IAEA activities:

    The IAEA held
    Technical Meeting focused on preventing unintended and accidental medical exposures in radiology

    The IAEA supports this week’s celebration of Patient Safety Awareness week

    The IAEA held 2nd meeting on Radiation protection in Dental Uses of Ionizing Radiation

    Poster on building awareness in pregnancy has been translated into German and Lithuanian
  3. Read about the upcoming ESTRO 36, the 6th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection and the AAPM 59th Annual Meeting
  4. Latest Literature
  5. Latest News

Please feel free to forward information as appropriate or create a link on your website.

We will be also glad to receive any of your comments and suggestions.


Best regards,

RPOP Team

Copyright International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone (+431) 2600-0; Facsimilie (+431) 2600-7; E- mail: patient.protection@iaea.org

SAR - Quiz Answers

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Sorsa exco activities 2/2017

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Sorsa Fees 2017

 

 

 

 

Society of Radiographers of South Africa

P.O. Box 505

Howard Place

7450

www.sorsa.org.za

sorsa.admin@iafrica.com

Tel: 021 531 1231

Fax: 021 531 1233

 

 

15 November 2016

 

Dear Member

 

This serves as a reminder to pay your 2017 SORSA membership fees.  Deadline 31 March 2017. Fees  paid after  the deadline  will incur an administrative  fee of  R50-00.

 

 

Joining Fee (ZAR): New member R50 Member class

Price (ZAR)

Associate

R220

Honorary

R0

Institutional

R880

Ordinary

R440

Student

R220

Supplementary

R220

 

  1. 1. SORSA banking details for direct deposits or electronic transfers:

Please deposit your fees and use your South African Identity (ID) number or your unique 13 digit ID as a reference. Fax proof of payment to 021 531 1233 or email to sorsa.admin@iafrica.com and  copy  to sorsatreasurer@gmail.com

Account holder:           Society of Radiographers of South Africa Nedbank Cheque Account

Account Number:        1381293093

Branch code:               198 765

Branch name:              Smith Street SWIFT number: NEDSZAJJ

NB: Your 13 digit identity (ID) number must be used as a reference for all fee payments. We will not be able to reconcile payments if your ID is not reflected on the bank statement for the above account.



  1. Online payment with Master and Visa cards.

 

Please browse Sorsa website www.sorsa.org.za .

Log on your profile with your ID and your password.

Select payment through Master or Visa cards.

Follow the easy online prompts.

 

 

Thank you

 

 

H Richter

SORSA President.

 

SORSA fees 2018

Please click here to download fees for 2018.

 

 

 

 

Society of Radiographers of South Africa

P.O. Box 505

Howard Place

7450

www.sorsa.org.za

sorsa.admin@iafrica.com

Tel: 021 531 1231

Fax: 021 531 1233

 

 

03 November 2017

 

Dear Member

 

This serves as a reminder to pay your 2018 SORSA membership fees.  Deadline 31 March 2018. Fees paid after the deadline will incur an administrative fee of R50-00.

 

 

Joining Fee (ZAR): New member R50 Member class

Price (ZAR)

Associate

R230

Honorary

R0

Institutional

R920

Ordinary

R460

Student

R230

Supplementary

R230

 

  1. 1. SORSA banking details for direct deposits or electronic transfers:

Please deposit your fees and use your South African Identity (ID) number or your unique 13 digit ID as a reference. Fax proof of payment to 021 531 1233 or email to sorsaoffice@gmail.com and copy to sorsatreasurer@gmail.com

Account holder:           Society of Radiographers of South Africa Nedbank Cheque Account

Account Number:        1381293093

Branch code:               198 765

Branch name:              Smith Street SWIFT number: NEDSZAJJ

NB: Your 13 digit identity (ID) number must be used as a reference for all fee payments. We will not be able to reconcile payments if your ID is not reflected on the bank statement for the above account.

  1. 2. Online payment with Master and Visa credit card.

 

Please browse Sorsa website www.sorsa.org.za .

Log on your profile with your ID and your password.

Select payment through Master or Visa credit cards.

Follow the easy online prompts.

 

 

Thank you

 

 

H Richter

SORSA President.

World Radiography Day – 8 November 2017

World Radiography Day – 8 November

Dr Wilhelm Roentgen, a German physicist, discovered X-rays on 8 November 1895, and dramatically changed the health care landscape almost 120 years ago.  This earned him the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1901. Our global family of radiographers, at home, across our continent and abroad, gather in our localities to celebrate and commemorate World Radiography Day as homage to him.

During this week, radiographers will be rallying around the events to raise the profile of radiography, and radiographers, as a frontline job in the medical and health care sector. The vital role of radiographers cannot be underestimated in health care.

On World Radiography  Day, SORSA goes out of its way towards highlighting the event to inspire and motivate radiographers further to continuously strive for service excellence, and high ethical standards, in delivering radiation dose to the patient. Ionizing radiation dose optimisation is the responsibility of radiographers to exercise judgment prior to delivering the radiation dose tailored for the individual patient. Both public and professional awareness has consistently increased, following the high-level campaigns on radiation safety and safety culture by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Vienna-based International Automatic Agency (IAEA).

We have an ethical responsibility to create a public, and professional, awareness aimed at reducing unnecessary radiation to patients, public and health workers, as well as the safety of radiation, in line with the Bonn accord on radiation safety taken a few years ago.

This current theme, ‘We Care About Your Safety” will further enhance and embellish the programme for medical and radiation exposures linked to the WHO and IAEA campaigns, and further strengthen the 2012 Bonn-Call-for-Action aimed at:

  • strengthening the radiation protection of patients and health
    workers overall;
  • attaining the highest benefit with the least possible risk to all patients by the safe and appropriate use of ionizing radiation in medicine;
  • aiding the full integration of radiation protection into
    health care systems;
  • helping to improve the benefit/risk-dialogue with patients and the public;

Radiographers could use days around this historic milestone to also promote radiography as a career and, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare, and as a chance to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and ultrasound.

WRD is close to our hearts, making this medical milestone a global rallying call for all of us to ensure that radiography, and medical diagnosis, continue to strive to achieve uncompromising service excellence and integrity.

SORSA calls on all radiographers, allied practitioners, medical personnel and service providers to participate in the workshops, symposiums and social and academic events taking place at private and government hospitals and other service providers to commemerate WRD. SORSA strives to improve technical and ethical standards, while offering radiographers opportunities for personal and professional growth

The campaign for WRD 2017 kicks off with the launch of the SA 2017 Imaging Congress from 3-5 November 2017 at the ICC in Durban where Radiographers and Radiologists come together to host this important joint event.