The 2012 edition of the Annual Scientific Meeting of Management in Radiology (MIR), chaired by Prof. Peter Mildenberger, has been announced for October 11 – 12, in Milan, Italy. This yearly gathering of leaders in healthcare, primarily coming from the medical imaging sector, but extended to all those with an interest in healthcare economics, management and senior level administrative topics, will address the following areas:
- Workflow Issues;
- Benchmarking and Costs;
- Building and Managing Imaging Services;
- Strategies in Radiology;
- Quality Issues;
- Appropriateness and Radiation Aspects;
- Ultrasound, and
- Management Around the World.
Call for Abstracts
MIR is happy to receive your abstract for inclusion at its Annual Scientific Meeting from October 11 - 12, 2012 in Milan, Italy. All submitted (poster) abstracts will be rated by the MIR Subcommittee. Abstract submitters will be notified about acceptance/rejection. The best accepted abstracts will be then invited for oral presentation during the annual scientific meeting. More details and requirements will soon be announced.
Imaging Management Junior Course
Also taking place one day prior to the meeting, the Imaging Management Junior Course aims to help young radiologists who aim to grow their career in medical imaging after qualification. Benefits will include:
- Learn about radiology management topics
- Network with leaders in radiology from throughout Europe and North America
This year's MIR Imaging Management Junior Course will take place directly before the main MIR Annual Scientific Meeting on October 10, 2012.The organisation are looking forward to welcoming radiologists towards the end of their training and urge them to take the opportunity to combine the Junior Course with the MIR main conference.
Winter Course Review
Taking place this year in the winter ski resort of Schladming, Austria, from January 14 – 16 2012, the annual MIR winter course programme welcomed an exclusive selection of leaders in healthcare with the aim that each delegate left with new insights and practical solutions they can implement immediately. Two trainers from "Inspire Change" explored the following five key topics:
- Chairing National & International Meetings;
- Advanced Presentation Skills;
- Dealing with Difficult People, and
The trainers from “Inspire Change” taught participants how to spot the professionally trained negotiator, the tricks they sometimes play and how to handle them and keep the negotiation fairly working for all par ties as well as skills such as:
- Being clear about your message;
- Getting buy in for your ideas, and
- Respecting others points of view.
This well-received leadership course proved extremely beneficial to attendees and will be held again in 2013, with further details to be announced in this journal and on the association website.
Further information can be found on www.mir-online.org