ASRT Foundation names winners of 2019 International Speakers Exchange Awards

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has announced the winners of the ASRT Foundation’s annual International Speakers Exchange Award. Each year, the ASRT selects two members to travel to an international conference and share research with other industry professionals.

The award recipients for 2019 are Justin Pigg, BS, RT(R)(T), and Paul Riley, MPH, CNMT, NCT. Pigg is a therapy manager at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He will deliver his presentation, “Technical Aspects of Proton Therapy” at the CARO-COMP-CAMRT Joint Scientific Meeting in October in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Riley is a clinical coordinator for the nuclear medicine technology program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He will present “The Practice of Empathy and Encouraging its Application in the Radiologic Setting” at the 2019 United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology Congress in June in Liverpool, England.

“I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I had been chosen for the International Speakers Exchange Award,” Pigg said in a prepared statement. “I'm excited to network and collaborate with international colleagues in October.” 

“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,” Riley said in the same statement. “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.”