Public advocacy through the press and mainstream media is an important tactic for MRT advocacy. Whether it is the creation of news releases to stimulate awareness, interest and public discourse on an issue, or response to stories in the media cycle that affect MRTs, CAMRT strives to provide an authoratative, respected and evidence-based voice for MRTs on issues.
CAMRT press releases, editorials and contact with the media has appeared on hundreds of media properties in the past few years. Below is not a comprehensive listing of all appearances, but examples that best display CAMRT exposure through media over time.
Current Year (2023)
Health Insight: Medical Radiation Technology: A Rewarding and Fast-Growing Profession in Health Care (Toronto Star/MediaPlanet, June 2023)
Addressing the Health Human Resource Crisis in Radiology Departments Across Canada (Joint Press Release, May 2023)
BC — B.C. radiation therapists hope U.S. cancer care is ‘temporary solution’ (CityNews Vancouver, May 2023)
BC — British Columbia: Mornings with Simi -The backlog of radiation therapy in BC (980 CKNW Radio Vancouver, May 2023)
BC — British Columbia: B.C. radiation therapists weigh in province’s plan to send patients to U.S. for treatment (CTV News Vancouver, May 2023)
MB — Manitoba: New PET scanner sits idle at Winnipeg hospital without staff to operate it (CTV News Winnipeg, April 2023)
NL — Newfoundland and Labrador: Issues and Answers (NTV, February 2023)
CBC Radio Interview, Lead Shielding (CBC Radio, June 2022)
Healthcare worker burnout needs to be addressed with policy, not resiliency – link no longer available (Global Radio, January 2022)
Health worker crisis (Hamilton Spectator, January 2022)
NL — Lack of radiation therapists will hurt N.L.’s cancer-care plans, says union (CBCNews, November 2022)
NB — New Brunswick medical imaging technologists suffering from pandemic burnout (CBC, March 2022)
Governments must act on healthcare burnout (Winnipeg Free Press, December 2021)
Gold: Burnout among health-care workers isn’t just about doctors and nurses (Ottawa Citizen, November 2021)
Joint Statement on the Mental Health Crisis in Healthcare Professionals (Joint Press Release, Fall 2021)
Radio appearance in Montreal, discussing workforce – link no longer available (CJAD radio, October 2021)
L’imagerie médicale est au cœur des soins aux patients (La Presse – with CAR, October 2021)
There is No Health Without Healthcare Workers (Ad, Hill Times, Spring 2021)
Reducing the Prevalence of MRT Burnout (Press Release, February 2021)
Not all front-line health workers who need priority COVID-19 vaccination are doctors and nurses (Toronto Star, January 2021)
AB — Opinion: Medical radiation technologists overlooked in Alberta’s vaccine rollout (Edmonton Journal, March 2021)
Too many front-line workers not getting personal protective equipment (Hill Times, May 2020)
Opinion: Why are we choosing who is protected? (Vancouver Province/PostMedia, April 2020)
MRTs: At the Forefront of Canadian Health Care (National Post/MediaPlanet, March 2020)
Much of CAMRT’s ability to engage successfully engage with media is thanks to the efforts of its members across the country who help the association to track developing stories, and whom also participate as experts and spokespeople for the association and the MRT profession.
If you come across an emerging story that you think is of importance to the MRT profession, please be in touch with CAMRT via email at: email@example.com.