ISR presents radiological quality and safety campaigns across the globe at IAEA International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine

The ISR is getting ready for its participation in the IAEA International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine in Vienna, 11-15 December. As a cooperating organisation of the conference, the ISR has the opportunity to present its quality and safety activities. The ISR is honoured about the invitation to hold a lunchtime session on December 14, presenting regional and national quality and safety campaigns driven by professional organisations demonstrating how the Bonn Call for Action has been turned into practice.

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International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice
International Society of Radiology (ISR) Lunchtime Session

Regional and national quality and safety campaigns driven by professional organisations – Bonn Call for Action turned into practice
Thursday 14 December 2017, 12:10-13:10

Chairs: G. Frija (ISRQSA Co-Chair), D. Frush (ISRQSA Co-Chair), M. Perez (WHO)
12:10-12:15  Introduction: ISR and its Quality and Safety Alliance L. Donoso, ISR President-Elect, Barcelona/Spain (5 min)
12:15-12:23 Achieving justification in a LMIC: Example of Egypt by ArabSafe, D. Husseiny, Cairo/Egypt (8 min)
12:23-12:31 Optimisation: A new concept for Diagnostic Reference Levels developed by EuroSafe Imaging, G. Frija, Paris/France (8 min)
12:31-12:46 Importance of medical equipment quality for patient safety: Situation in North Africa by F-AFROSAFE, B. Mansouri, Algiers/Algeria (5 min)
Situation in East Africa by E-AFROSAFE, M. Kawooya, Kampala/Uganda (5 min)
Situation in West Africa by E.H. Niang, Dakar/Senegal (5 min)
12:46-12:54  Imaging for children - good practices by Image Gently, D. Frush, Durham, NC/USA (8 min)
12:54-13:02  Challenges and opportunities for implementing efficient radiation protection in Latin America by LATINSAFE, R.A. Mendonça, São Paulo/Brazil (8 min)
13:02-13:10  Discussion

 

ISR co-organises WHO workshop on radiation risk communication in paediatric imaging
The ISR is very pleased to act as co-organiser of the WHO Workshop on Radiation Risk Communication in Paediatric Imaging in Vienna on 10 December 2017. The workshop will gather 24 experts and aims at finalising a set of leaflets targeting patients, parents, family members to support benefit-risk dialogue in paediatric imaging and collect stakeholders’ feedback; to improve informational, motivational and persuasive messages tailored to different audiences for effective radiation risk communication in this field as well as to identify gaps/needs in education and training tools and activities for health professional to improve their communication skills towards an effective radiation benefit-risk dialogue in paediatric health care.
The joint workshop is part of the collaboration plan between WHO and the ISR as non-state actor in official relations with WHO.

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