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ULM rad tech hosts seminar

Published April 03, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Department of Radiologic Technology hosted the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (LSRT) 2014 Mid-Winter Seminar March 20-21.

Approximately 250 radiologic technologists and student technologists attended the two-day seminar, which consisted of business meetings, continuing education meetings, and student competitions.

Meeting chair Jennifer Michael of ULM’s Department of Radiologic Technology, coordinated the meeting’s events and speaker arrangements.


“The conference went great and there was tremendous support from all of the faculty and students here at ULM,” said Michael. “The speakers were well informed and covered a variety of pertinent topics during each of the lectures. Many thanks to all those involved.”

Students attended general education and review lectures, as well as the LSRT Student Advisory Council meeting, student bee competitions, and student social event.

Radiologic technology junior Skyler Ferrell of Mer Rouge was elected Chair of the LSRT Student Advisory Council, and junior Kristyn Newman of Winnsboro was elected Vice Chair of the LSRT Student Advisory Council.

In the state student bee competition, junior Nicole Payton of Monroe placed first in the junior division, and senior Tracy Mulhearn of West Monroe placed third in the senior division. 

Several ULM faculty members presented lectures at the seminar. Speakers included, Andy Allen from the Department of Radiologic Technology, who presented “Review of Patient Care;” LSRT Chairman of the Board Brett Bennett from the Department of Radiologic Technology, who presented “Equipment Maintenance and Operation;” Patti Calk, associate director of the School of Health Professions, who presented “Common Disorders: Functional Impairments and Precautions;” and Lacy Davis from the Department of Radiologic Technology who presented “From Myth to Medicine.”

Judith Hughes from the School of Nursing presented “Therapeutic Communication,” and Amy Kincannon from the School of Nursing presented “Healthcare Associated Infections.”