CAMRT Honorary Awards
The CAMRT Honorary Awards are a collection of awards presented to members at the pinnacle of the profession. The winners of these awards earn the highest recognition from their association by their dedication, commitment and exceptional contributions to our profession. These awards were presented at the Celebration of Excellence at the 2017 CAMRT-OAMRS AGC in Ottawa.
The prestigious CAMRT Life Membership was awarded to Patricia Munro, RTNM. Trish inspired generations of MRTs as an educator in Nuclear Medicine at the QE11/Dalhousie Program in Halifax, NS, retiring last year. As a volunteer, she was deeply involved with the CAMRT. From the development of certification exams and CAMRT Best Practice Guidelines, to competency profile revision, to the Education Advisory Council, she was an active contributor to many important CAMRT initiatives. In addition, she was a leader both in her province (as longtime Board member and NSAMRT President) and nationally as CAMRT Board member from 2008 to 2014. Those she inspired the most noted that it was her effervescent energy, evident at once, that caused others to follow her lead. Trish joins a prestigious group of Life Members that have shaped and defined the CAMRT over the years.
Life Membership at CAMRT represents the highest form of recognition by one’s peers and is designed to honour a member of the CAMRT with distinguished service to the Association. A Life Member is an individual who has supported their profession and professional association at the provincial, national and international levels throughout their career, and whose leadership has served to motivate others to become involved in professional activities.
Honorary Life Membership
Elaine received this honour in recognition of her contributions made over 50 years in the field of medical radiation technology. Over 25 years as a volunteer with both the NBAMRT and the CAMRT, Elaine served on every type of committee. She was president of the NBAMRT from 1989-91 and became a Board member for CAMRT in 1999. For the last 12 years, Elaine has been leading from within as the Director of Education at the national association, where she has transformed and modernized the association’s CPD and certification. The improvements she has made for all of us, through her contributions as technologist, educator, staff director, mentor, committee member, and MRT leader are truly amazing, and are appreciated by us all at CAMRT.
Welch Memorial Lecture
Lisa Di Prospero, RTT, presented an exceptional Welch Memorial Lecture, Being Comfortable with Uncomfortable, and took us on a journey of discovery that helped us realize that reframing the sense of being uncomfortable as an energy can be harnessed and leveraged, rather than being intimidating.
The Welch Memorial Lecture was established in 1951 to honour Mr. Herbert M. Welch, one of the pioneer members of the association. To be chosen to deliver this lecture is considered an honour, which is bestowed upon a member of the CAMRT who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession at a national level. The recipient must have influenced the growth of the profession in clinical practice, education, research, and/or administration.
Steward of the Profession Award
The Steward of the Profession Award honouring a CAMRT member who has advocated for and worked to advance the profession at both the national and provincial levels was presented to Brian Liszewski, RTT.
Dr. Marshall Mallett Lamp of Knowledge Award
The Dr. Marshall Mallett Lamp of Knowledge Award, honouring a CAMRT member who has made a significant contribution to the profession and/or association at a national level in the field of education was presented to Sarah Kristensen, RTT.
Early Professional Achievement Award
The Early Professional Achievement Award, honouring a CAMRT member who, at an early stage in their career, has provided inspiration and leadership to their colleagues by acting as a role model of professionalism and/or volunteerism was presented to Steven Brown, RTT.
Awards of Excellence
Award of Excellence – highest score on the 2016 CAMRT certification exam:
- Lisa Adey, RTT (Radiation Therapy)
- Kaylee J. Gardner, RTNM (Nuclear Medicine)
- Jennifer Garrow, RTR (Radiological Technology)
- Jennifer Guertin, RTR, CTIC, RTMR (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Dr. Petrie Memorial Award
- Katherine Hurley
- Essay: Peptide receptor radiotherapy in the management of progressive and symptomatic neuroendocrine tumours with high somatostatin receptor expression
L. J. Cartwright Student Award
- Deanna Lee Burns
- Essay: 90Y Radioembolization: A safe and effective option
Sister Mary Arthur Sharing the Light Award
- Lysa Nicole Lever
- Essay: Bone palliation therapy for castration resistant prostate cancer
- Susan J. Crisp, RTNM, RTMR
- Krista Dawdy, RTT
- Essay: Building an MRI safety culture from the ground up
Dr. Marshall Mallett Student Award
- Dominique Zwicker
- Derek Garson
- Exhibit: Limitations of bariatric imaging
- Sidsel Pedersen, RTR, BASc
- Virginia Marie Sanders, RTR
- Presentation: It’s the parts that matter
ASRT Radiation Therapy Conference
- Jill Sutherland, RTT, MHS
- Presentation: Enhancing the patient experience: Driving continuous quality improvement through patient reported outcomes
This recognition award is both selected and presented by the current CAMRT President to honour an individual or group who have realized an outstanding achievement, or who have made a difference in their life.
- Robert Gilbert, PhD, Associate Professor, Dalhousie School of Health Sciences