News and Opportunities with ISRRT

News and Opportunities with ISRRT

ISRRT World Congress

The International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) would like to invite you to the 19th ISRRT World Congress to be held in Seoul from October 20th to 22nd, 2016. Details about the congress can be found on the World Congress website

The Call for Abstracts for the 19th ISRRT World Congress is now open. The deadline for submission of an abstract for consideration is April 29, 2016. Learn more about the Call for Abstracts.


ISRRT Seeking Candidates for CEO Position


The Board of Management of the ISRRT seeks expressions of interest for the provision of Chief Executive Officer support services commencing 1st October 2016.

The ISRRT is a United Kingdom based registered Charity and a recognised Non-Governmental Organisation in official relations with the World Health Organisation.

We seek to engage a suitable individual or individuals on a consultancy basis to support to the Board of Management, provide company secretarial duties and maintain international leadership of our charitable activities in Healthcare.

The successful provider will demonstrate knowledge of the medical imaging sciences and have a proven track record in the efficient and effective management and delivery of resources.

All communications and documentation of the organisation is undertaken in English. Those interested in providing these services will need to command a high level English understanding both in the written and verbal form to enable effective communication with International organisations.

The provider will have administrative assistance support delivered through an agreement with the Society and College of Radiographers, UK.

The consultancy fee is capped at £22,000 per annum inclusive of any tax commitments however expenses will be available to support operational activities i.e. travel and subsistence allowance.

Closing date for expressions of interest for the selection of potential suppliers will be 31st March 2016.

For further details including an information pack please go to or contact the current CEO Dr Alexander Yule, OBE at


ISRRT Chesney Research Award – Call for Grant Application 2016

Theme: A Novel approach on optimisation and/or justification of Medical Exposures by radiographers for radiation protection and safety

The aim of the ISRRT Research Award 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 Award 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 Award.

The theme of the 2016 award is the “A Novel approach for optimisation and/or justification of Medical Exposures by radiographers for radiation protection and safety”.

The theme is based around actions spelt out in the Bonn Call for Action published by the WHO and IAEA in which radiographers play an important role in radiation protection in medical exposures. Please refer to the following website for the joint statements by IAEA and WHO:

Whilst Radiographers play a major role in is in optimisation process, their role in justification is also important for the healthcare team as they are the usually the first to see patients following a request for imaging from the referring physician.

What are the possible roles of radiographers or Radiological Technologists in the optimisation or justification of medical exposure? 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 patient dose reduction with no detrimental effect on image quality or patient management.

Applications with other themes are also welcome but priority will be given to applications following the proposed theme for 2016.

The grant is £2500 for 1-year and £5000 for 2-year projects. Full details of the Research Award Guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the ISRRT website: The closing date for submission of grant application is 30 April 2016. Funding decision will be announced in July 2016.

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