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Introduction | AVIR 2018 Board Meeting
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- Okay everybody. We're gonna start our annual business meeting. Starting near the end of the meeting and the sessions. It's been a really good curriculum and program so, I just wanna take a minute to just have a round of applause for Stephanie whose done an incredible job as the program chair.

(applause) And just take a moment to say a few words about our outgoing president who will then sort of say a few words about everybody and just the time that she spent with us. So, I've known Alicia for about four years.

I immediately recognized the passion that she has to get things right, to pay attention to the detail, and to not just sort of like, you know, do stuff, but to do what's right. And what she really is focused on and has done an

incredible job, not just for this group but also down at UVA is the education of the technologists which is a vital, vital thing. A couple of the big accomplishments, that have happened during her presidency and during her time obviously with the Board is the annual sort of

VI review that we have now. She spearheads that and leads that every year. This is a long, grueling, multi-hour session that she just does incredibly well. So I just wanna thank her for that. The other piece is that she does the

VI Workshop which is something that we've done a few times. They're regional meetings where we've had as many as 40, 50, 60 people there. It's just been an incredible amount of work to put on those meetings.

And Alicia's been a huge, huge driving force for that. And I think the other thing that's really nice is we've established the Student Award which is really something that recognizes the student of the year so that we can continue to foster and grow the people that come to these meetings

and come through the AVIR, the future leaders of the AVIR. So, I mean, I think with those three major accomplishments in terms of the education and just the quality of the work and how she likes to do stuff, I think it's clearly recognizable and the AVIR

has been much better served after her presidency. So, please join me in welcoming her to the podium. (applause) - So I have the privilege, before I hand this organization over into the very capable hands of Kristen Welch, who's the incoming president,

I have the privilege of honoring some other people that have been very integral to my presidency and people that I've also had the opportunity to mentor and I'm very excited to see what happens as a result of their future of very bright careers.

So the first award that I'm gonna start off with

is the Presidents Award of Educational Excellence. And this one is near and dear to my heart. As Rob mentioned, the Board has been very, very supportive of me over the past four years. I'll come to them and I'll say, "Hey, I have this idea." And they say, "How would you like to implement that?"

And I say, "I have no idea." But they've been very supportive in all of, sort of, the educational endeavors that I've wanted to take on and this is one of the things that I'm most proud of, is the establishment of this Presidents Awards of Educational Excellence.

This was established to honor a vascular interventional student who demonstrates a passion for interventional radiology through their commitment to patient care, research, and the pursuit of continued learning. This year's recipient is currently enrolled

in the Charles J. Tegtmeyer Program of Interventional Radiology and Special Procedures at the University of Virginia. She's been described by her instructors as a student who consistently demonstrates the work ethic and character needed of an exemplary technologist.

The proficiency with which she functions as a first assistant and the anticipation she demonstrates as a circulator at this very early stage of her career ensures that she will enjoy a fulfilling career as a VI technologist and she's gonna be a proven asset

wherever she decides to practice. UVA. (audience laughs) Her colleagues consistently see her demonstrating above and beyond compassion toward her patients. She takes time to educate them on their procedures

and she serves in whatever way, big or small, that she can. Please join me in honoring Miss Hailey Squire as this year's recipient of the Presidents Award of Educational Excellence. (applause)

- Okay. I do have a couple things to say. Thank you so much. This is a true honor. I tried to think of exactly what to say to express how all of this feels.

And I realized that when I get up and go to work each, I work hard for two things, to be the absolute best that I can and to give my patients the best care possible. That might seem simple but it's not always easy

and I could never do my job without the teachers and mentors that I have had. And that includes Dr. Angle, Dr. Matsumoto, and Dr. Wilkins. And the list goes on with the incredible support system at the University of Virginia.

Of course, receiving this award makes me feel proud and excited but, more than that, it truly motivates me to do even more. I wanna live up to this honor and recognition in continuing to make the most of the amazing opportunities that I have.

I'd be remiss if I didn't thank the AVIR for this recognition and again, Dr. Wilkins for the nomination. I realize that I've only started and have much more to learn but I am motivated and eager and I know that my future holds wonderful opportunities and challenges.

I've promised myself that I will continue to give my absolute best to my patients and my hospital and make my mark in IR. So thank you again for this honor and this opportunity. (applause)

Aah. Are you scared? (laughs) Alright.

I tried really hard to incorporate an Eagles chant like into this but I just couldn't do it. It never came off right. To say that I'm honored to hand out this year's Award Of Excellence is truly an understatement. There are countless technologists, nurses,

physicians, and perhaps most importantly, patients that would love the opportunity and privilege of standing here today and honoring Israel Ramaswamy. Izzy's career began in 1991 as a special procedures technologist at Albany Medical Center Hospital in New York.

For those of us who enjoy exploring the history of IR, hearing that someone served as a special procedures technologist holds both historical reverence and sentimental significance. From there, Izzy moved on to serve as the lead technologist at the prestigious

Bringham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Then in 1999, just eight years after his IR career began, he became the department manager at Albany Medical Center. In 2011 he took on the role of the operations manager at Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute in Miami. He currently serves as the director of radiology

and imaging services at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida. Izzy has worn many hats for the AVIR from presenter, regional chapter co-founder, and AVIR president, to his current role, serving on the AVIR executive committee.

He has served as a liaison between the AVIR and other organizations such as ISET and the ARRT. In ways too numerous to count, he has been instrumental to the growth of the AVIR and a core contributor to the success it celebrates today as an organization.

As a result of his countless contributions in 2012, he was inducted as an AVIR fellow. He's recognized by his colleagues as a natural educator and an irreplaceable leader. Izzy has dedicated his career and his professional life to elevating the role of interventional radiology.

He has inspired others to pursue roles of leadership. Each of those individuals hoping to one day emulate the honesty, calmness, and sincerity he brings to every situation and decision. Izzy's accomplishments, wisdom, and incredible character attributes are not confined to the

professional world. Those of us who are fortunate enough to count him as family or friend, find in him a voice of reason, a thoughtful critic, a loyal supporter and advocate, a killer host, and a mediocre boat captain. (audience laughs)

Izzy, I know I speak for countless folks and the entire Board of Directors when I say, we're better for knowing you, lucky to have you, and thrilled to honor you. (applause) (mumbles)

- For the record, I never crashed the boat. (laughs) - [Stephanie] I did. (audience laughs) - I told her to keep that short. She didn't listen.

Can you guys see me okay? This podium seems kinda tall. (audience laughs) (audience member speaks without microphone) Shush, Cara. It's been eight years since I've been elected president

of AVIR. And yet, they keep finding ways to drag me up here on this podium. Nothing happens in a vacuum. None of my achievements are mine alone. I too was guided and mentored.

There's folks in this room that have been there from the beginning of my career and I appreciate you guys being here. Thank you to those of you that played a part in watching me grow over the years. Mentorship is a brain to pick,

an ear to listen, a push in the right direction, and I encourage all of you to seek teachers and mentors that challenge you. As for AVIR, it's been my pleasure to serve all of you for the past decade or so.

It's been a privilege to work with you, past and present leadership of AVIR, such amazing people, standing up here and on the sides and in the room. And it's been an honor to belong to such a relevant organization over my entire career,

it's guided me all of that time. We all spend a lot of time, energy, and money putting diplomas on the walls, certificates in our offices, adding initials after our names, and adding lines to our resumes. We attend conferences and seminars, workshops,

hands on training. Why? Because we are told self improvement and self motivation are the keys to success. You know because you guys are here. And I know because I've done it too.

But here's the thing, none of that is why I'm standing here today being recognized. What you know is important but it's who you are that matters. Remember, your legacy is not defined by your resume. It's defined by your actions.

Be the person that makes a difference in someone else's life. I don't mean the patients you take care of. I'm sure they get the best of you every day. Help those around you, anyone who needs it. You have more to offer than you know.

And it's more rewarding than you think. That's how you change your world, one person at a time. Thank you all for this wonderful, amazing, and meaningful recognition. I really appreciate it. I hope you're enjoying this great conference

and have a great rest of it. And try to get home safe. I hear there's weather in the north but I live in Florida so you could always come visit me. (audience laughs) (applause)

- I have to do this one so I can tweet it out.

Okay. So this year, we also have the additional, very special honor, of inducting someone into an

AVIR fellowship. The AVIR fellowship is designed to recognize and honor interventional radiographers who demonstrate a continued pursuit of excellence in the IR profession. An AVIR fellowship is reserved for individuals

who've established themselves as leaders through education, publication, peer and colleague recognition. This year, the AVIR is honored to induct Kristen Welch as an AVIR fellow. Kristen graduated from the Wheaton Healthcare

All Saints School of Radiologic Technology in 2012. From there, she began what has been an already astounding career at Freighter and the Medical College of Wisconsin. In 2014, Kristen joined the staff of the IR internship program at Freighter

and the Medical College of Wisconsin as a clinical instructor. She had routinely lectures IR interns on a variety of IR topics from fundamentals of IR to more complex, innovative procedures. Additionally, she's intimately involved

in the students' clinical instruction. In addition to her educational role, Kristen has also become a research coordinator at Freighter in 2016. Her passion for innovation and continued pursuit of better patient outcomes is evident in the

multiple research projects that she's championed. Kristen joined the AVIR as a member in 2013 and she immediately became an active supporter of the AVIR functioning as the local southeastern Wisconsin chapter program director from 2013 until 2017. During this time, Kristen supported regional growth

in education by providing numerous lectures to both her local chapter as well as other regional chapters such as the Virginia AVIR and the Chicago chapter. Just three years later, in 2016, she joined the AVIR Board of Directors as the program chair and she brought her

talent for innovation and her passion for IR to the AVIR's national meeting. Kristen orchestrated an incredible annual meeting program that year. She provided our memberships an unforgettable week of world class lectures.

She was instrumental in the introduction of breakout sessions and she was also a leader in the introduction of the AVIR poster session. She provided a platform for technologists to showcase their individual accomplishments in both research and education.

In 2017, Kristen served as the vice president of the AVIR. In her role as education chair, she worked tirelessly, maybe you shouldn't type words you can't say. (laughs) She worked really hard

(laughs) to improve the AVIR's educational offerings, promoting not only the AVIR but the field of IR as a whole. She functioned as a critical liaison between the AVIR and other esteemed organizations such as the ARRT and RSNA.

She's published numerous articles for the AVIR Informer. She actively engages with her IR colleagues through social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn. On a personal note, during my term as president of

the AVIR, Kristen has been absolutely invaluable to me. She's served as my right hand and she is a professional inspiration and an incredible friend. She's demonstrated the tireless work ethic, character, and passion required of an AVIR fellow

and it is our incredible honor and privilege to induct her into the fellowship class of 2018. (applause) - Excuse me. First off, even being recognized with this group of individuals is an incredible honor.

I first found out about IR probably about a year before I applied for x-ray school. There was an article that was released by the hospital that I attended for x-ray school to the general public online and that article highlighted the transarterial chemoembolization procedure.

I was completely mesmerized by this article that I had read. I ended up later going to the library at the hospital that I currently worked at and did research on this and I found this article for HCC that I later found out was written by the father of interventional oncology,

Michael Soulen. That article that I read in JVIR, I think it was authored in 2002, made me apply for x-ray school. Fast forward, I'm sitting in my interview and my to-be program director asks me

why I want to be an x-ray tech. I continue to tell her all about the literature that I had read on liver directed therapy, and I think she looked at me and thought I was probably insane. She said, "You do understand you're here to learn

"how to take x-rays, correct?" And to be completely frank at that time, I really didn't understand what I was getting myself into. I still feel that same excitement every day when I walk into work.

And I'm really excited about everything that we've accomplished with the AVIR over the last year and I'm really excited to see where that leads to this year with our incoming board. So, I'd like to welcome the rest of the board up here as we lead into the business meeting.

The AVIR's mission is to collaborate with technologists to grow their passion for IR through strengthening their commitment to patient care and lead them in their pursuit of continued learning and innovation.

The AVIR's committed to being the organization of choice for those radiographies that are involved with vascular and interventional radiology. The AVIR continues to lead as the premier organization providing that education to our members. Our annual meeting is held each year

in conjunction with SIR. We continue to offer premier events to our members like workshops, the abstract writing workshop, the hack-a-thon that we offered this year, poster presentations,

and discussions with thought leaders within our field. We've continued to build on our partnerships with Medlantis that also offers top of the line education for IR techs as well as our partnerships with other societies and organizations like CIO, ISET, and GRIBOI.

Did anybody in the audience have a chance to attend the GRIBOI meeting that was held at the JW on Saturday? Well this is something that was offered to AVIR members, complementary to attend the GRIBOI, which is a bone and MSK meeting that was held at the

Marriott over the weekend. In addition to our online direc-- Actually, I think there's a slide missing here. Sorry about that. So, I'm not sure if anybody in the audience has had a chance to log into our

education portal within the last year but we've really done a lot of restructuring to organize this for our members. This here is our course catalog so we offer online directed readings to all of our members. So you can go online.

You can read articles that were written from the JVIR and then you complete a post test to obtain CE credits. You can then log into your transcript and you can view all of the courses that you've completed and you can actually

print your certificates right from the education portal. So each month the education committee sends out an email on the very first of the month, highlighting all of those articles for you guys. So we update that monthly. There's a new one that we put out every month

and we send out that email on the first of the month so you can obtain those credits. In addition to the AVIR directed readings, you also have unlimited access to hundreds of CE lectures, cases, procedures, workshops, and demonstrations from the world's top medical societies

through our partner Medlantis. The site features hundreds of accredited CE courses with video. You can actually view every single video of all the presentations from our annual meeting that was last year in DC.

So, how do you obtain this education? Each month, Medlantis sends out all of our active members a coupon code that you can then use to redeem for CE credits on their website. What's so great about Medlantis is that their content is tailored to you.

It's literally like Netflix for medical professionals. You can search all of the courses by specialty complaint procedure or even speaker. That was the last slide. Historically, Alicia touched, or we touched on this already but Alicia's held a VI review

that's usually held in conjunction with our annual meeting here in LA so Alicia held that this morning. We got a pretty good turnout for it. So if you're interested in taking you VI exam, I encourage you to take advantage of that opportunity.

This year we were very thrilled to offer that online to our members. This is only available for AVIR members. You can purchase that right directly from the AVIR website.

We've continued to grow our membership. We are currently at 990 members

and we've continued to grow our local chapters. So all the green states that you see on the map here have active AVIR chapters that are doing events. And the yellow states we're currently working with to get to chapters up and going. So if there's anybody in the audience that's

interested in getting a chapter started, please seek out Vernon Cooper, our new director at large. We've welcomed, under our outgoing director at large, incoming Vice President Mike Kelly, several new chapters over the last couple of years, including Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois,

Ann Arbor, Michigan, upstate New York, Austin, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, North Carolina, and our newest chapter, Jacksonville, Florida. We've continued to engage our membership on social media platforms. I know you guys all have your phone in your pockets

right now. I want you to take 'em out and follow us on all of these platforms. I'm not sure if anybody's on Twitter but IR has literally taken Twitter by storm. Sorry.

There are thousands of discussions happening on Twitter right now. This is our Twitter handle up at the top here. But it's really used as an opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn about different procedures and techniques within our field.

I'd like to welcome our new 2018 Board of Directors, our incoming president elect is Michael Kelly. Raise your hand. (applause) Our immediate past president who you all know is Alicia Haverleck.

(applause) Our incoming secretary treasurer is Robert Sheradin. (applause) Our director at large is Vernon Cooper. (applause)

He'll be working with all of our local chapter heads. So again, if there's anybody in the audience that is interested in starting a chapter, please seek him out. Our incoming associate liaison is Ms. Katie Unferth. (applause)

She'll be representing our associate membership. Our new annual meeting chair is Samantha Cabaci. (applause) She'll be planning our meeting next year in Austin, Texas. And our publication--

Sorry, I'm skipping over Dana. Our corporate liaison is Ms. Dana Kenfu, she works with all of our corporate sponsors. (applause) And our publications chair is David Delthit and he produces that fabulous program

(audience applause) that you guys all received when you registered for the meeting. This year, we're welcoming two new committees. We have an outreach committee that's going to be working directly with our new director at large, Vernon,

but also working to grow our membership and our regional chapters and that is Ms. Sandra Striker. (applause) And Julie Orlando. (applause) And our education committee,

we have Adam Reuben. - [Woman] Right there. (applause) - Adam, come on up here. - [Woman] Come on.

- So, with that being said,

I'm going to lead into-- We did this last year and I have a little bit more updated information so we're gonna talk about the ARRT's continuing education policy updates and where we stand with all of those. So, during this presentation,

I will outline all of the revisions that the ARRT's making to their education requirements. These new policies don't just affect IR techs but all registered technologists in general. Those updates that we'll talk about are the structured education requirement,

the continuing qualification requirement, discipline specific CEs, the educational activity coding process, and ARRT's online CE portal. So, first I wanna talk about continuing education in our profession.

Why do we need CEs? Anybody? Shout it out. (audience member speaks without microphone) Yep, why are you at this meeting? So CEs keep technologists up to date.

They provide learning opportunities and they advance our skill sets. In the early 2000s, the healthcare industry advisory counsel, along with the ASRT foundation were informed by clinical representatives that had said, "Before we can do applications training,

"We often need to remediate R.T.s on "Basic concepts and principles." Because of accelerating advancements in healthcare and the growing capabilities in the field, the idea that once certified, forever qualified, is no longer meeting the expectation of our patients

or our profession. Today, this is more accurately described as once certified, forever learning, evolving, and developing as a qualified individual. That is what we just said CEs do for us, correct? So first I'd like to go over some terminology

that I'll use throughout the presentation. Does everybody know what their primary certification is? So when you receive your primary certification, you have passed your diagnostic radiology boards now making you an RT, R. Your post-primary certification then are any of the

post-primary exams. So your CT boards, your IR boards, MR, Mammography, so now I would be an RT, R, VI. And does everyone understand when their biennium is? As a review, I know that we've all kind of strolled through our biennium and then realized like

oh crap, three months before credits are due that like, we have to catch up on our CEs. So, kind of as a review, your biennium begins the birth month after passing your primary certification exam and you then have 24 months to receive 24 credits. So, before we delve into the changes,

I wanna talk about the current certification process. So before you're able to sit for your diagnostic radiography boards, you have to pass an ethics review, you have to submit you didactic education before finally being able to sit for that board examination.

Something else that the ARRT added in 2015 was that for you to sit for that board exam, you had to have at minimum, an associate's degree. So, currently our biennium CE requirements are that we obtain our certification and that we maintain that through our

continuing education credits. So, the three new requirements that the ARRT are rolling out is the continuing qualification requirement which went into effect January 1, 2018, structured education CEs, and discipline specific CEs. We'll talk about all three of those today.

So the first, structured education. This went into effect again, 2018. And this affects all technologists that want to sit for any post-primary certification. So their IR boards, their CT boards, MR, Mammography. In years past, the requirements to sit for those VI

boards were that you already obtained your primary certification, but that you also provided proper documentation on all of the interventional procedures that you had performed. Starting January 1st, the ARRT is requiring that the candidates submit 16 credits of structured education.

Does anyone out here know what structured education is? So structured education, they are CEs that are in the topic of the board exam that you're wanting to sit for. So if you wanna sit for your IR boards, you have to have these 16 continuing education credits that are IR in topic but they've also been

pre approved by the ARRT as fitting the content outline of the board examination. So, I don't know if anyone out here has taken their boards recently or maybe you remember this from when you did take your board exam but the ARRT has a content outline on their

website which outlines exactly what's going to be on your board exam. This is just the patient care section of the IR board's content outline. If anybody out here is interested in looking at this, you can visit the hyperlink that's in the bottom right

corner there so you can view the entire content outline. So, in years past, we needed the RT certification and our procedure documentation. And moving forward, they're adding those 16 CE credits. So, within all of these 16 credits,

they all must be dispersed between three different categories. Those categories include patient care, image production, and procedures. You can distribute those credits across the three categories however you'd like.

But you have to have at least one in each of those categories.

The second thing that we'll talk about today is the continuing qualification requirement. This also went into effect January 1, 2018 and this affects all technologists

that took any certification exam after 2011. There seems to be a lot of talk circulating around the subject and I think a lot of tech are under the assumption that they have to retake their board exams. That is not true.

However, certifications that were obtained after January 1, 2011 are time limited to 10 years and what I mean by that is so the ARRT has developed a self assessment module. Technologists are going to be prompted to take this seven years after they take

their certification exam. So, this is any certification exam. Your radiography boards, your VI boards, your CT boards, or MRI. So, the ARRT then generates a report off of the questions that you answered

and then identifies you areas of strengths and weakness. And if you have areas of weakness, you may be issued a CE prescription and they'll mandate you to obtain CE credits in those area of opportune growth. And then all of the CEs that you obtain within that period also go towards your biennium.

So, I'm gonna go over a couple of examples here. So, John Smith took his RT certification April of 2005. Is he required to take a self assessment module for his radiography boards? No. He then obtained his VI certification June of 2011.

Is he required to take a self assessment module for his VI certification? And when does that happen? Yep, so he'll be prompted to take that his birth month in 2018. So this is why we're talking about this this year.

So this is the first round of candidates. Like, if somebody sat for their boards in 2011, they're going to be prompted this year in their birth month to take the self assessment module. He then has three years to complete that CE prescription so those CEs will be due the birth month of 2021.

So, how is everybody gonna keep track of all of these credits? So this is actually a screen shot of my own personal ARRT log in. So you have a dashboard when you log in. I took my RT certification in July of 2012.

So I am in this lucky group that gets to take a self assessment module in radiography. So if you look here, I have my CQR compliance period in radiography. That begins my birth month, August 2012 and it ends in 2022.

So, I will be prompted to take that self assessment module next year. I then obtained my post-primary VI certification in October of 2013. So if you look at my CQR compliance period for vascular and interventional,

it's August 1, 2014. So, that doesn't line up right. Well lucky me, I got pushed out another year. I took my board exam after my birth month so I will then be prompted to take that self assessment module in 2021.

So, I don't know, does anybody out here have to take the self assessment module in radiography? I'm currently not very thrilled about this. So, now I don't work in diagnostic radiology, I work in IR, so I'm gonna be required to obtain CE credits

in a field that I currently don't work in. Well, the AVIR is really committed to providing our members with all of the education that they need. So we are currently working with our partner, Medlantis, to develop some of those radiography CEs

so our members can obtain all of their CE credits through the AVIR. So, this is directly from the ARRT's website. If anybody has any questions, they actually have some very informational videos on their website that you can watch to get more information

about that CQR self assessment.

So, the third thing that I'll talk about today is discipline specific CEs. These go into effect January 1, 2020 and I'd like to point out, that's actually bienniums that begin after 2020.

This update affects everyone regardless of the modality that you work in or are credentialed in. So, this update requires technologists to obtain credits specific to the modality that they hold credentialing in. If you hold advanced certifications, you may be required to obtain 16 of your 24 credits

within that discipline. So, within those credits, there's three different categories, the same three categories about with the structured education CEs. And those include ethics, patient care, and safety.

Now, as this is very new. The ARRT's still in the process of developing the policies for it. They're still working out some of the kinks. For example, what will be the requirement for somebody that holds advanced credentialing

in four different modalities? You may be required to obtain 16 credits in each of those areas that you hold credentialing in. They also may only require you to obtain CEs in the disciplines that you work in.

So, moving forward into the future,

all CEs are going to be coded. Coded education is going to create a universal organization of content in the realms of CEs. So, what does that mean? That means that before you even obtain your CE credits, each one of those activities is already going to be coded

into different categories. Those categories include patient care, safety, image production, and procedures. These four content areas are universal to all of the disciplines. So, IR, CT, MRI, and Mammography.

However, the content is separate for each of the disciplines. The categories are the same. So for example, if you attend an activity on gastric artery embolization, you're used to walking out with your certificate

that's a 1.0 CE credit for an hour lecture that you attended. Well moving forward, it's going to be a little bit more complicated because all of these credits are going to be coded into the categories. So that one credit CE might be worth .5 in procedures

but it might be worth another .5 CEs in patient care.

So, the ARRT has developed an online CE portal which is going to help you report all of those activities that you complete. Here you'll be able to view that CE prescription if you're issued one through your CQR.

And you can follow along as you obtain the credits towards it. Your online portal will let you know how many credits you've obtained and which areas you still need to find activities in. This is actually currently active if you wanted to

sit for your board examination. The candidates are actually required to go on and submit their credits before even being able to sit for those and then it comes up with like the codes on which categories all of those credits fall into.

Jeannie? (audience member speaks without microphone) No. The ARRT-- So you will still submit for your credits to the AVIR like you always have

and in 2018, so Mike rolled out a list and it kinda goes out with each of those credits. Do you submit to us? (audience member speaks without microphone) Yep. Yep.

So there'll be a document that Mike will then get back to you with the approval letter and there's instructions. You go to the ARRT's website and you enter in in a couple-- It's actually the same documentation

that you send to us. So your objectives for the course, your speaker CV, and then you'd put in the reference code that Mike gives you on the approval letter, or Vernon actually, moving forward, the reference number that's on that approval letter

and then the ARRT will code that for you. You could then put that on your certificate that you made up like what category each of those fall in to. (audience member speaks without microphone) Yes, mm-hmm.

(audience member speaks without microphone) Yes, all of the credits at the AVIR meeting are approved for structur

the SIR credits are not.

- We're gonna go ahead and do our prize drawings and then Kristen will give you the number for the session. So thank you. Thank you everybody who stopped by the booths

and used our vendor cards, our walk of fame game, the feedback from our vendor partners was great. So thank you for those of you who took the time to do this. It really makes a big difference. These are people that support us directly.

So for you to go by in a show of force, they know that our organization, AVIR, a force to reckon with. So thank you for taking time to do this. So, to begin, Kristen will help me. So the Amazon gift card was the big winner overall.

So we'll do that one last. And we've got five glasses we're gonna give away. I'm just gonna read off the names and then I will email out information, probably not this week,

so you can choose which glasses that you want. So there are five glasses, five thyroid collars, and then the Amazon gift card. - Alright, the first number we have is 608-- - Just read the name. - Oh, the name's on the back.

Sorry about that. Clearly I didn't fill one of these out. Is there a Katherine Tripple. Whoo-hoo. - Alright. Good job. (applause)

- Tony Bratt. - We'll just get your email address. (audience member speaks without microphone) Tony's next door. - Oh, alright. - Alright, keep going.

That's two. - Teresa Winn. - Whoo-hoo. ATL in the house. - I got another Teresa Winn. - You get two pairs.

- Okay, something's wrong here, 'cause now I pulled, I have three. I have three Teresa Winn's. (laughs) - Are you alright with us...

(audience member speaks without microphone) Alright, thank you. - David McFall. - Go David. Whoo-hoo. - How many more do we have here?

- One more. - Linda McCabe. Whoo. - Alright. Alright and five of these. Your odds are a little bit better with these.

- Sandra Striker. - Whoo-hoo. - Ray Diquer. - Whoo-hoo, alright Ray. - Natalie Caprillion. Leslie Galloway.

One more. - One more. - I got another Ray Diquer. Here, we'll... - Do you want two or you wanna... The thyroid.

Alright. One more. - Another Ray. I think Ray put all of his eggs in the thyroid collar bucket. Teeny Sandel.

Terry. Terry. Terry Sandel. - Alright. And last but not least, the gift card. The Amazon gift card.

- Just one. - And as BTG actually won this. They did the Without A Scalpel Twitter Day and they finished in second place. So they actually, as part of their sponsorship, donated this for us.

They knew we were doing these prizes and they wanted to spread the wealth. So we'll pick one of these. - One. - One. - Mike Tom.

- Whoo-hoo. (applause) Alright, Mike. - Thank you all for coming. Just a reminder, at the end of today, this is the last day that we have AVIR sessions.

Please return your RFID bracelets at that AVIR table. You guys are all still welcome to attend SIR lectures tomorrow but they'll be scanning your badges and not the bracelets. And, the reference number for the business meeting is

AVIR180335R. Again, that's 180335R.

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