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Professional Development in Radiography

For 60 years, the ISRRT World Congress has been the most prestigious Radiography Profession conference globally.

The ISRRT World Congress is recognised as the professional and scientific key forum, where clinical experiences are communicate, clinical practices are presented and discussed. Another key focus of the congress is to provide education and a platform for presenting new innovative concepts specific to oiur industry. The Congress target is to ensure we provide a better service to patient.

The ISRRT will celebrate it's 21st World Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 26-29 August 2020. It will bring together Clinical Radiographers/Radiological Technologists, Academic Educators Researchers, Students as well as the industry and health policy stakeholders from around the world.

All these professionals have something in common: Their interest to offer the best possible services to their patient.

We believe you should be part of the 21st ISRRT World Congress in Dublin.

We are inviting you to join ISRRT Family - 26-29 August 2020, in Dublin.

Registration Link - Click Here

Dean Harper, President, Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy 2020 & The Organising Committee of the 21st ISRRT World Congress


THE LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Our local organising committee consists of representatives from the major academic institutions, organisations and council members of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT). The scientific and programme committee will comprise of:
Diagnostic Imaging Education Representatives
Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Representatives
Radiography Therapy Educational Representatives
Radiography Therapy Clinical representatives
Chaired by Michele Monahan

DEAN HARPER, PRESIDENT ELECT/IIRRT MEMBERSHIP OFFICER


Workplace:
Radiation Therapy Department, St. Luke’s Hospital Rathgar, St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (SLRON)
Qualifications: MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), BSc. (HONS) Radiation Therapy, Trinity College Dublin. (TCD), PGc Quality and Safety, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Professional Experience:
Current: Radiation Therapy Services Manager, St. Luke’s Hospital Rathgar SLRON
Previous: Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist SLRON
Professional memberships: IIRRT, ESR, ESTRO, ISRRT, CORU
Special Interests/Research area:
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
Quality improvement
Incident reporting and incident learning
Continual professional development (CPD)
Publications:
Continuing professional development (CPD) in radiography: A collaborative European meta-ethnography literature review (Radiography, 2017)
The dosimetric impact of manual adjustments following automated registration in prostate image-guided radiotherapy (Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 2017)
Council Activities:
Membership Secretary
Treasurer
Member of CPD sub-committee
IIRRT rep on HSCP Education & Development Advisory Group

MICHELE MONAHAN, PAST PRESIDENT, IIRRT SECRETARY, REGION DUBLIN NORTH EAST

Qualifications: Radiography, Ultrasound, Management
Workplace/ Professional Experience: Radiography Services Manager Connolly Hospital. Previously Clinical Specialist Ultrasound
Professional memberships: IIRRT, ISRRT, EFRS, CORU
Special Interests/Research area: All aspects of Radiography and how to drive forward advanced practice for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. Ultrasound and Radiation Safety as well as Professionalism within the professions are key interest areas.
Council Activities: Secretary, CPD Committee, Conference Committee, Guidelines, ISRRT Conference 2020.

THERESA O’ DONOVAN, PAST PRESIDENT

Qualifications: DCRT, Management
Workplace: St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network Dublin
Professional Experience:
Director of Radiation Therapy Services SLRON
National Clinical Lead for Radiation Therapists NCCP
St Luke’s Institute of Cancer Research, Director
Professional memberships: IIRRT, ESTRO, ESR, CORU
Special Interests/Research area: Radiotherapy risk & clinical audit. Advanced Practice. Workforce Planning.
Council Activities: RSM Chair 2012-2016. 2017 President-elect. Represent IIRRT on national committees. Social media.
Subcommittees:
Grants: reviewer of research grant applications
Guidelines: Editorial Board: RT Scope of Practice, Code of Professional Conduct

JENNIFER GREHAN, REPRESENTING: NATIONAL EDUCATION (DIAGNOSTIC)


Workplace: University College Dublin
Professional interests:
After moving to GOSH in 1998, Jenny was appointed Superintendent in 2000 and held the post of Lead Superintendent Radiographer for the department from 2005 until 2012, during which time she received awards for clinical management and leadership skills. Over this time her interest in clinical coaching arose and she has mentored several staff as they have progressed through their careers including professional lead radiographers.
She has held her current role as Lecturer and Undergraduate clinical and CPD coordinator for Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging, UCD since November 2012. While in post, facilitating the development and delivery the first post graduate qualification in Paediatric Radiography has been the fulfilment of a long-standing professional goal.
Currently Jenny holds several leadership roles at a national level. She represents Diagnostic Radiography Education on the IIRRT Council (the professional body for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists in Ireland), she is an Academic Assessor of International Qualifications for CORU (the state registration body for allied health professionals in Ireland) and she represents Diagnostic Radiography on the Health & Social Care Professionals (HSCP) Paediatric Expert Group.
Her role has developed to absorb her strong interest in Lifelong Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from both a management and research perspective. She facilitates the cycle of UCD Multi-Disciplinary Study Days, events which allow her to invite national and international colleagues to join her in delivering best practice perspectives.
I have 2 book chapters, 2 journal articles and 5 published reports to date.
Council Work: CPD Roadshow lecturer/demonstrator


SHANE FOLEY, CHAIR SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE, PAST PRESIDENT


Workplace: University College Dublin
Special Interests/Research area:
Education and continuing professional development of all Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. Main research interest is in radiation dose optimisation especially in the area of CT.
Council Activities: President 2008, as part of this role I am involved in securing CPD finding and the allocation of these funds; representing the views of members at national level; the development of educational courses and the publication of best practice guidelines. I am also on the following subcommittees:
CPD: allocates CPD endorsement to relevant courses and looks at IIRRT funding of same.
Grants: allocates IIRRT educational grants
IV Course Review: reviews IV courses and decide

HANNAH TURNER, REPRESENTING: DUBLIN MID LEINSTER

Qualifications: BSc Radiography (UCD), Professional Certificate in Radiation Safety
Workplace: Tallaght Hospital
Professional memberships: European Society of Radiology
Special Interests/Research area: Radiation Safety, Professional Development and Education.

CATHERINE MC KENNA, PRESIDENT

Qualifications: DCRT, Management
Workplace: St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network Dublin
Professional Experience:
Director of Radiation Therapy Services SLRON
National Clinical Lead for Radiation Therapists NCCP
St Luke’s Institute of Cancer Research, Director
Professional memberships: IIRRT, ESTRO, ESR, CORU
Special Interests/Research area: Radiotherapy risk & clinical audit. Advanced Practice. Workforce Planning.
Council Activities: RSM Chair 2012-2016. 2017 President-elect. Represent IIRRT on national committees. Social media.
Subcommittees:
Grants: reviewer of research grant applications
Guidelines: Editorial Board: RT Scope of Practice, Code of Professional Conduct

LIAM DOWNEY, REPRESENTING: DUBLIN MID LEINSTER (DI)


Workplace: St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8
Qualifications: currently undertaking an MSc. In CT in UCD
Special Interests/Research area:
Graduated in 2012 and have worked in St. James’s since qualified. Particular interest in Radiographer screening in barium/fluoroscopy exams and developed the protocol for Radiographer screening for video fluoroscopies.
Also work in CT and PACS and was involved with the St. James’s Hospital NIMIS Implementation Project
Council Activities:
Involved with the update and maintenance of the website.