ASRT Members to Speak at International Conferences

Feb. 21, 2019
Justin Pigg and Paul Riley

Justin Pigg, B.S., R.T.(R)(T), and Paul Riley, M.P.H., CNMT, NCT, have been selected as the 2019 recipients of the ASRT Foundation's International Speakers Exchange Award.

Pigg will present “Technical Aspects of Proton Therapy” at the CARO-COMP-CAMRT Joint Scientific Meeting on Oct. 2-5, 2019, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I had been chosen for the ISEA award,” he said. “I'm excited to network and collaborate with international colleagues in October.” Pigg is a therapy manager at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Riley will present “The Practice of Empathy and Encouraging its Application in the Radiologic Setting” at the 2019 United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology Congress on June 10-12, 2019, in Liverpool, England. "I am delighted and honored that the ASRT Foundation has provided me with this international opportunity to share what I have discovered concerning this topic,” he said. “I am looking forward to learning from the global health care community about their own experiences and struggles with delivering empathetic care, particularly in the context of increasing technological challenges." Riley is clinical coordinator for the nuclear medicine technology program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

For more than a decade, the ASRT Foundation has funded radiologic technologists to participate in the ISEA program. It promotes global cooperation through the sharing of research, best practices and professional development in the radiologic sciences. It also provides speakers the opportunity to forge important professional connections with international colleagues. The award includes conference registration, travel and lodging expenses, and a stipend to cover related costs.