Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 22-ASM Call for Abstracts open til Feb 15!/NEW CT Scanner for MB to focus on Wildlife/CSBI Conference/Radiation is your Friend Buttons

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on January 22, 2018

  • Call for abstracts for the 2018 Joint ASM is quickly approaching! Check out the details here and get your submission in before February 15th!
  • New CT Scanner coming to Manitoba to assist in the study of boars. Check it out here and here.
  • Check out the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging (CSBI), they have a conference coming up on April 26 in Montreal. Recognizing that there was a need for a place to discuss uniquely Canadian issues related to breast imaging, the CSBI was founded in October 2017 with the support of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR).
  • As recently seen in the listserv feed: "Radiation is your Friend" buttons for sale! Contact Custom Buttons here or at (623) 445-9975 - Specify you want the "RADIATION IS YOUR FRIEND" button as recently ordered by Scott Dube. Pricing is based on quantity so order as many as you think you can pass on.  They are great for staff, students, physicians, patients, and anyone who wants to combat the fear of medical radiation.

Background story from Scott Dube:
"In 1988, I was the Radiation Safety Officer at a medical center where there was a Safety Fair.  So I was asked to have a booth to talk about radiation safety.  I knew the other booths were giving away swag, like Infection Control gave away little bottles of sanitizer.  So I came up with the attached button.

Today I still wear that button on my labcoat.  It draws attention and people ask what it means.  I tell them:

Like a friend, radiation tells you if you have a problem.  (diagnostic radiology)
Like a friend, radiation helps you with your problem.  (radiation therapy)
Like a friend, radiation makes you a better person.  (hormesis)"

 

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