Keynote Tuesday: Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate.  

Yassmin trained as a mechanical engineer and worked on oil and gas rigs around Australia for years before becoming a writer and broadcaster in 2016. She published her debut memoir, Yassmin's Story, with Penguin Random House at age 24, and followed up with her first fiction book for younger readers, You Must Be Layla, in 2019. Yassmin’s critically acclaimed essays have been published in numerous anthologies, including the Griffith Review, the best-selling It’s Not About The Burqa and The New Daughters of Africa.

Yassmin founded her first organization, Youth Without Borders, at the age of 16, leading it for nine years. Since, Yassmin has co-founded two other organizations and now shares her learnings through keynotes and workshops. Yassmin has spoken in over 20 countries on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. Her TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you, has been viewed over two million times and was one of TED’s top 10 ideas of 2015.

Tuesday, August 11: 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Opening Ceremony & Keynote: Beating Your Bias
We've all heard about the concept of 'unconscious bias', but what does it actually mean? In this engaging and informative talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied will use personal experience backed up by research to illustrate the impacts of bias on our workplaces. She will also share what we can all do about it, so that we create have safer, and fairer and more productive workplaces for all.

You will learn to:
• identify your own biases, as well as the biases that inform your company and industry culture
• understand the impact of biases on those around you and your business performance
• challenge these biases and their impacts to both improve your workplaces, and the outcomes for your patients.

Generously Sponsored By 
Domains: CI, HR, OM
CE Credits: 1

Keynote Wednesday: Imaging Innovation Council

About the IIC: Formed by the AHRA Education Foundation in 2020, the Imaging Innovation Council (IIC) is a visionary think tank designed to explore emerging issues within the field of medical imaging. The IIC is composed of industry innovators and AHRA member leaders who are committed to driving the conversation about the future of the field together.

Wednesday, August 12: 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Keynote: Forecasting Change in a Rapidly Evolving World (No CE)
Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA - AHRA President and Vice President, Enterprise Radiology & Women and Children’s Service Line, Jefferson Health
Rich Dewit - Chair, Imaging Innovation Council
Kimberly Evans, CRA - Vice President of Imaging,
Christiana Care Imaging Services/Department of Radiology
Martin Silverman - VP & General Manager, Northeast Zone, Siemens Healthineers

The old adage, "the only constant in life is change", has held true for centuries, but what has this meant for the field of medical imaging and what will it mean for the future? From the recent healthcare pandemic to the expeditious advancement of technology, the pace at which we are adapting to challenges and change has never been more rapid. Join members of the Imaging Innovation Council for a panel discussion to hear what leaders of the field anticipate the future will look like and how to stay ahead of the curve.

You will learn to:
• how organizations have adapted to rapid and unexpected change in 2020
• what industry leaders anticipate the future of the field will look like
• steps that your organization can take to embrace innovation at all levels

Continuing Education credits will not be provided for this session.

Keynote Thursday: Josh Block

Josh Block is the President of Block Imaging, a second-generation family business in Lansing, Michigan specializing in refurbished medical equipment, parts, engineering and service solutions. Josh graduated from Taylor University in 2003 and prior to joining Block Imaging, founded a service company in Muncie, Indiana. Josh is passionate about finding new ways to lead and shape corporate culture such that both the business and team members grow and thrive.

Thursday, August 13: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Eating the "Stress Elephant" One Bite at a Time
The usage of the word "stress" has ballooned over the last 25 years and in many ways has become a catch all for the kaleidoscope of life's challenges. In this session, we'll look to break down the root causes and provide a framework and tools for helping leaders and teams navigate a culture that feels enduringly "stressed out."

You will learn to:
• Identify the root causes of stress SO THAT we can be more equipped to shape our future decisions, actions and relationships.
• Leverage personal identity as a means of combatting stress.
• Help team members break down and navigate situational and chronic stress and anxiety.

Generously sponsored by 

Domains: HR, CI
Credits: 1