Boise State’s Department of Radiologic Sciences was well represented at the annual Association of Collegiate Educator in Radiologic Technology (ACERT) conference in February. In its 44th year, the conference hosted more than 800 educators, students and vendors from across the country to share research and celebrate the radiologic sciences profession.
Over the course of three days, experts in the field gave presentations on a wide variety of subjects related to medical imaging. In addition to presentations, there were a number of student competitions, including an essay and research poster contest. The opportunity to share best practices, learn new trends in medical imaging and education programs as well as meet faculty and students from across the country was invaluable for educators and students alike.
Boise State Visiting Scholar John Lampignano, Clinical Instructor Travis Armstrong, clinical instructor and Professor Emeritus Scott Staley were joined by 14 radiologic sciences students and members of the Student Association of Radiologic Technology at the conference. Faculty and association members promoted Boise State’s online imaging sciences program while Armstrong served as a faculty judge for the student research poster competition.
Additionally, students from the Department of Radiologic Sciences were awarded first place in the student domingo essay competition. The prestigious first place award was given to Bailie Lane, Hannah Lee, Jana Mueller and Ashley Mason, whose research focused on the use of sterile leaded gloves during mobile fluoroscopic procedures in the operating room.
ACERT is a national professional educator’s organization dedicated to improving the quality of education among radiologic technology programs. It is through the leadership and foresight of past presidents that ACERT has been able to provide the professional collegiality that supports its membership as it encounters the new challenges in medical imaging and therapy education.
Learn more about ACERT.