ASRT discontinues conference, adds governance meeting

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The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) will no longer hold an annual conference, according to the ASRT board of directors. The board examined the annual meeting's role and format for several years before deciding to discontinue the traditional conference, which the association has hosted since the early 1920s.

The conference will be replaced in 2008 with the ASRT annual governance and house of delegates meeting, with a new emphasis on the ASRT's governance system.

In making the change, the board of directors recognized the need to devote an entire meeting to addressing the practice issues that face the radiologic science profession.

"Trying to combine a CE conference with a governance meeting meant that neither received the proper prominence or attention," said Cynthia Daniels, ASRT’s chairwoman of the board. "The new meeting will allow us to focus on the important policy-making work of the house of delegates."

The 2008 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting is scheduled for June 13-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.