MRT Week 2021 will take place from November 7-13
MRT Week is an annual celebration (which falls on the week of November 8th every year) of the essential role that medical radiation technologists (MRTs) play in the healthcare system. MRTs deliver professional imaging and radiation-related treatment services with a caring touch, allowing patients to fully benefit from the latest in medical diagnostic and treatment technology.
MRT Week Live Webinar
This year, speaker Teri Price will be presenting a talk about the Greg’s Wings organization.
Teri is currently the Executive Director of Greg’s Wings Projects, a not-for-profit organization created to honour Greg Price. Greg was Teri’s brother and the impact of Greg’s journey has led to Teri’s commitment, along with her family, to drive improvements in care. The presentation will start with a viewing of the short film, Falling Through the Cracks, followed by an interactive session with Greg’s family.
CAMRT will run this webinar several times over MRT Week:
The webinar is available free of charge to all MRTs. The duration of this webinar is 1.5 hours.
Please note that the webinar will not be available on demand following the aforementioned airtimes.
Sponsored By: GE, Johnson Insurance and MIC Medical Imaging
Video and Meme Contest
Our new National Awareness Campaign highlights the impact that MRTs have on patients at important moments for them, and it also introduces the I AM MRT (or I AMRT) branding. This branding gives you as MRTs the opportunity to identify yourself and your colleagues with the important care described on the posters.
With this contest we want to capture the spirit of I AMRT in living, breathing, video form. Nothing too fancy, just videos of you – the real MRT Heroes – explaining via your smartphones what being an MRT means to you, what your contribution means to patients, etc.
For this contest, we are asking for:
1) A short video submission that answer two simple questions:
I AM __________ Who you are (First name, location, and discipline(s) of practice) (For example: I am Emma, an MRT practicing in nuclear medicine from Alberta)
I AM an MRT __________ (because / for / to … etc.) Why you are an MRT / became an MRT / love being an MRT (For example: I am an MRT because I love contributing to the best possible care for my patients through the imaging I do)
2) An original meme that describes a truth about being an MRT. Submissions must not include foul language or mature themes. The CAMRT is not responsible for any copyright issues. The member making the submission is responsible for not infringing any copyright.
Contest period: November 26th to December 3rd, 2021.
2021 Troll Hunt Contest (closed)
National MRT Awareness Campaign
This year, we are again using MRT Week as the platform for national awareness for the MRT profession. We hope you will join us in supporting the campaign by placing the posters you order prominently at your sites before during and after MRT Week, and by helping to amplify the awareness push.
Sponsored By: GE, Bracco and Fujifilm
New posters added to the MRT Awareness series are now available for download:
Original size: 17″x 24″
Electronic files of last year’s posters files are available for download now (in the order seen above):
Original size: 17″x 24″
Watch and share the Awareness videos
Together, as we push for greater recognition of all that MRTs do for Canadians, CAMRT is asking you to actively join in the campaign by taking a few simple, but important steps.
Stay tuned for further announcements about our planned awareness activities, contests and more in the coming months.
MRT Week Sponsors