As previously announced in this journal, Europe's most important management-focused congress for chairmen, senior managers and administrators, radiographic technologists, medical equipment industry personnel and those interested in better managing their role in diagnostic imaging facilities and departments, are welcome to attend the Management in Radiology (MIR) Annual Scientific Meeting, which takes place this year in Mallorca, Spain at the Hotel Gran Meliá Victoria, from October 14 – 15. Congress participants can benefit from a special promotional booking rate at the official congress hotel for their stay.
This year's scientific programme will share a variety of different useful tools and practical guidelines to assist those in a position of responsibility to streamline workflow, ensuring a quality service for patients and providing the latest hot topics in management in medical imaging. Highlights of the programme, which can be found in full on the MIR website (see below) include:
» Image compression issues: "How long should we keep our images?";
» "The management decision I most regret and why" Series of short presentations with audience debate;
» How to improve process optimisation in an imaging department;
» Renewing doctors' license to practice: "How do we know if we are good enough?";
» The European Commission guideline on clinical audit: How will it affect departments?;
» Management of radiation protection in fluoroscopy- guided imaging: responsibilities of the department chairman, the radiologists and the radiographer;
» Update on the legal issues of teleradiology;
» Quality aspects and auditing of teleradiology, and
» The position of the European Society of Radiology on teleradiology.
You will find a full copy of the scientific programme later in this journal (see p. 30). MIR also kindly invites participants and their partners to take part in an evening event on Thursday, October 14, 19.30 to take place inside the Museum of Modern Art ('Museu Es Baluard') at the Plaça Porta Santa Catalina (www.esbaluard. org). During this event, there will be a guided tour through the museum, followed by a cocktail dinner which will be served on the museum's terrace. For the price of 25 euros per ticket, you can order your ticket directly during the registration process.
Previous MIR congress' programmes, as well as the friendly atmosphere at the event, and the outstanding evening events, have been highly regarded by participants from across the globe, who report that they received practical, useful information that they can take back to their daily working lives. The top presentations from the congress will be reported on in full for the first edition of IMAGING Management in 2011, where you can find an expanded version of the leading talks.
Fur ther MIR news includes the annual winter meeting, which is scheduled to take place in the coming January, where a smaller group of par ticipants will receive intensive management coaching from experienced leaders from the world of industry in business and management models and techniques. More information on this will be reported in this journal and can be found at the website noted below.
Further information on: www.mir-online.org, www.myesr.org