The Imaging Conference and Expo (ICE) continues to evolve to meet the needs of the diagnostic imaging service community. One exciting development is the decision to move the annual conference to earlier in the year! This year’s conference will also be held at an exciting new location!
NEW DATES AND LOCATION
ICE 2018 is now in February – providing a far better month for the entire industry. It is an ideal time for a warm weather destination and eliminates obstacles to provide for increased attendance from leading imaging service professionals and directors from across the country! ICE 2018 will be held February 16-18 at the M Resort in Las Vegas.
PREMIER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“Health Economics: Market, Policy and Trends” is the title of the keynote being presented by Toshiba America Medical Systems Director of Healthcare Economics Tom Szostak. He will discuss how a new Republican administration with a Republican Congress has a different vision for health care and health policy in America than the previous administration. As well as ask the question, what does the future hold for health spending/policy and reform in the United States?
NEW EDUCATIONAL TRACK
ICE 2018 features two different educational tracks including a new track for imaging directors! Each educational time-slot offers two presentations specifically for imaging directors, and two for imaging service engineers. This means there are nine (9) classes for management and nine (9) classes for service. These classes showcase the latest trends, technology and information in the imaging industry from leading experts! ICE 2018 is seeking approval for more than 27 hours of potential CEUs, including two super sessions and the keynote address!
CRES PREP CLASS
This class meets a high demand. This eight-hour course is designed to teach the experienced service professional the requisite knowledge necessary to successfully pass the radiological portion of the CRES test. The subjects include radiation physics, radiation safety, anatomy, physiology, X-ray equipment use, CDRH compliance testing, electronics and troubleshooting. Sample testing during this program helps to reinforce good testing techniques and confidence in the process.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“First of all, it’s, I think, a good size. You have an opportunity to visit all of the exhibitors that you can’t always get to at larger meetings. So, that is good. The exhibitors are very focused on what you are interested in, so the information that you get from them is valuable, focused and right on point. It is a great opportunity to network because the variety of people who attend and the fact that a lot of the attendees are very influential and active in other advocacy organizations is just an added bonus.” – Andrea D. Browne, Ph.D., DABR, Diagnostic Medical Physicist Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission.
“The biggest benefit is networking. There is so much you can learn, especially from different companies, from training, from parts (suppliers) and also getting to know what other hospitals have in store for the future.” – Jina Walls, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indianapolis, Indiana.
“I’ve learned a lot through the educational seminars. It gave me exposure to different modalities that I did not have before including MR and CT. I am looking forward to heading back to work and applying what I learned. (ICE) is probably one of the best things you can do. It’s laid back, it’s fun, it’s informative. The networking opportunities here are tremendous.” – Ryan Kishun, Biomedical Imaging Engineer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
“If you are a hospital employee, I would say one of the main reasons to attend an ICE conference would be to come to these seminars and take home knowledge of where the industry is going, especially around things like developing trends and our new quality management systems that are coming from the FDA or other governing organizations.” – Kyle Grozelle, Manager of Global Education and Training, Summit Imaging.
Hospital employees and students can register for FREE by using the VIP code 18ICEMag. To register online or for additional information, visit AttendICE.com.
2018 CONFIRMED ATTENDEES INCLUDE:
Director of Diagnostic Imaging, St Luke’s Magic Valley
Senior Radiology Advisor, Select Specialty Hospital
Manager Clinical Engineering, Good Samaritan Hospital
Director of Imaging, SSM Health St Joseph Hospital St Charles
Manager Imaging Services, Texas Health Resources
Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Lovel Federal Health Care Center
Medical Systems Equipment Technologist, Palmdale Regional Medical Center
Healthcare Technology Management Imaging Services, Texas Health Resources
Director, Clinical Engineering, Adventist Health Florida Hospital
Director of Radiology, Peterson Regional Medical Center
Director of Imaging and Dean of the School of Radiology, Regional West Medical Center
System Director, Intermountain Healthcare
Regional Director, Adventist Health
Lead Biomedical Imaging Systems Technician, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
Manager Imaging Engineering, Fairview Health Services
Biomed Imaging Manager, NY Presbyterian Hospital
Director of Cardiovascular and Imaging Services, Houston Healthcare
Director of Radiology, Excelsior Springs Hospital
Director of Radiology, HCA: Las Palmas Medical Center
Director Biomedical Engineering/Imaging, Cape Code Hospital
Director of Healthcare Management, Corona Regional Medical Center
Corporate Director, Healthcare Technology Management, Universal Health Services, Inc.