President's Message

Hope you all had a wonderful relaxing summer and enjoyed some time spent with families and friends. Fall is in the air…. bringing cooler nights, fall colors, pumpkins and apple cider. It is a wonderful time of the year. This is an exciting fall season for ARIN! ARIN is hosting a Fall Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The Symposium is being held September 26-29, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Columbus/Dublin, Ohio. Columbus is a great location and allows for easy travel arrangements. The Symposium provides an opportunity to obtain education with approximately 12 CEU credits over a weekend. There is an option to attend the Imaging Review Course on the 26th and 27th for nurses who are preparing to take the CRN exam. Our Radiologic Technologist colleagues have been invited to attend the symposium and participate in the educational opportunities available. The Board of Directors will utilize this time to conduct their face to face Board meeting on Friday 9/26/2019.

I would like to highlight some of the exciting educational presentations that will be part of the Symposium. Saturday begins with a presentation by Karen Green, MHA, BSN, RN, CRN, ARIN Past President. Her topic is “Too Much Bullying in the Workplace; It’s Time for a Permanent Change.” Dr. Kiran Rajneesh is presenting “Portal Hypertension: Management and Interventional Therapies.” There is a team presentation by Amy Schueler, APN, CNP; Michelle Schnurr, APN, CNP and Dr. Mamdouh Khayat. This team is from the Ohio State University. Their topic is “Getting RAD in IR: The Transradial Approach.” Dr. Francis Rajneesh, MS who is the Division Director of Neurological Pain, Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University Medical Hospital is presenting “Introduction to Interventional Pain Management.” Scott Green, MS, CMD, RT, Scott is a Visiting Instructor/Program Director; Online Radiation Therapy Program, Imaging Sciences and Radiation Therapy Program; Radiologic Technologies University, South Bend, IN. His topic is “Generation Differences in the Clinic.” On Sunday we will hear from Dr. Daniel Eiferman on “There’s No Crying in Medicine.” A topic that many have shown interest in, Shared Governance, will be discussed by Kerri Walker MS, RN, ACM, NE-BC. We will end the day hearing from Dr. Eric Elliot with “Basic concepts needed to understand the different targeted embolic therapies in liver Cancer.” These are just a few of the exciting topics we will hear about at Fall Symposium.

I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to BMC, The Planning committee and the Board of Directors on all their hard work on the vision, development and planning of the Fall Symposium. I hope you are excited to join us in Columbus. Hope to see you there!

                                                                        Chris Keough BSN, RN, CRN

                                                                        ARIN President 2019-2020

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