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Society Announcements – Spring 2019

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ASET Director of Education to Retire

After nearly 15 years as Director of Education, Faye Mc Nall, MEd, R. EEG T., FASET, has opted to retire from her position effective May 17, 2019. Faye truly has put an indelible mark on the Society’s education programming, whether it be ASET’s seminar courses, annual conferences or as mentor to hundreds (if not more than a thousand) perspective and practicing neurodiagnostic technologists seeking advice and counsel on the profession. Members will have an opportunity to personally thank Faye for her service and wish her a happy retirement this August at the 2019 annual conference in Kansas City, MO, where Faye will present the Kathleen Mears Memorial Lecture.

Linda Kelly, R. EEG/EP T., R.NCS.T., CNCT, FASET, CSSGB, has been selected as Faye’s successor. Linda will bring to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience in formal neurodiagnostic programs both as associate professor and program director, clinical education, and neurodiagnostic lab management. Since becoming a member of ASET in 2006, Linda has served the Society in an impressive number and variety of volunteer capacities, including as a member of the board from 2009 to 2012, and most recently as chair of the Standards & Practices Committee. Linda officially takes over the position on May 20. She will be working as a satellite employee from her home in Morton, PA.

ASET Members Have Free Access to OSET E-Learning Portal

As an organization member of the International Organisation of Societies for Electrophysiological Technology (OSET), members of ASET are provided free access to the OSET E-leaning portal, located at http://osetedu.org/ . ASET members will need to register one time to first gain access to the portal. You also will need a password. The password for access to the portal for 2019 through January 2020 is 2019@NeuroPro. The E-learning portal includes discussion forums, newsletter exchange, and courses on the various neurodiagnostic modalities based on lectures presented at the OSET Congress held in 2015 in Turku, Finland.

You’re Invited to OSET 11th Congress

The International Organisation of Societies for Electrophysiological Technology (OSET) invites you to attend their 11th OSET Congress, September 9 – 13, 2019 in Porto, Portugal. Complete information, including the scientific and social programs, workshops, and hotel accommodations are available on the Congress website.

Online registration is now open. Pre-registration discount expires June 1, 2019.

Call for Theda Sannit Award Nominations Now Open

The Theda Sannit Outstanding Education Award was established in 1990 by the Philadelphia Regional EEG Technologists Association and the Eastern Society of EEG Technologists to honor Theda’s accomplishments and contributions to EEG. The award was first presented to Theda Sannit herself. In 1992, ASET continued the award on a national basis, recognizing outstanding educators in the field of neurodiagnostics. Nominations for the award are based on member recommendations. Nominees for the outstanding educator award may be a technologist or a physician with the following eligibility criteria:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in Neurodiagnostics
  • Professional contributions in the areas of publications, teaching/training, and/or educational development
  • Demonstration of educational expertise in both national and regional society involvement, such as directing programs, providing instruction, and creating training materials
  • Teaching experience in a formal Neurodiagnostic Training program is always a plus but not a nomination eligibility requirement.

To recommend a candidate, please send the name of the person and a brief note stating the reasons for your recommendation to Riki Rager, Awards Committee Chair, at riki.rager@gmail.com. The deadline for nomination recommendations is May 15, 2019.

2019 Knott Lecture Notice

The John Knott Educational Lecture program is a lecture series designed to bring distinguished speakers to an ASET Chapter or area neurodiagnostic society meeting, thereby providing exceptional educational opportunities for technologists who might be unable to attend the national meetings. ASET Chapters and local, state, and regional societies representing the interests of neurodiagnostic technologists are eligible for the opportunity to host a Knott Lecturer. Applications are now being accepted for chapters and societies to request a speaker for meetings held from September 2019 through August 2020. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019. For more information on the lecture program and to download the John Knott Lecture application, click here.

Scholarship Availability for ASET 60th Anniversary Annual Conference

Are you hoping to attend the 2019 ASET Annual Conference, August 15-17, in Kansas City, MO, but are having difficulty in coming up with the funds? Then consider applying for a Company Sponsorship Scholarship (CSS) or ASET Scholarship to cover the cost of your conference registration. Some scholarships also include a stipend to help offset your travel expenses to the event.

Thanks to the generosity and support of ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation, Consolidated Neuro Supply, Inc., David Weaver and Company, Lifelines Neuro Corp, Neurotech, Signal Gear, and WR Medical Electronics Co, the ASET Foundation is pleased to announce availability of Company Sponsorship Scholarships to the 2019 ASET Annual Conference. To be eligible for the scholarships, all applicants must be ASET members for at least one year prior to the year of making application. (Students with less than a year’s membership in ASET are eligible to apply for CSS student scholarships if they became a member of ASET at the time they enrolled in a neurodiagnostic training program.) Depending on the scholarship, additional eligibility requirements may be placed on candidates.

For complete information on the scholarships available and eligibility requirements, click here. To download the CSS Scholarship application form, click here. There are no limits on the number of CSS scholarships for which you can apply as long as you meet the eligibility requirement(s).

A limited number of ASET Scholarships to the annual conference also are available. Each ASET Scholarship covers the cost of Full registration to the event. To be eligible for an ASET Scholarship, applicants must be ASET members for at least one year prior to the year of making application. To download the ASET Scholarship application form, click here.

Individuals are not eligible for a CSS Scholarship or ASET Scholarship if they have received funding from the ASET Foundation within two years prior to making application. The deadline for filing scholarship applications to the 2019 ASET Annual Conference is May 15, 2019.

ASET Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Tuition Grants

The ASET Foundation offers tuition grants to assist and encourage qualified students to further or continue their interest in selecting the allied health field of neurodiagnostic technology as a new or continued career. Any student who will be or is currently enrolled full-time in a CAAHEP accredited neurodiagnostic program is eligible to apply for a tuition grant. In addition, persons who are already employed in the neurodiagnostic profession may apply for a grant to attend a 2-year junior college or a 4-year college to pursue their degree. For complete information on the tuition grant program, including the selection criteria, click here.

The number of tuition grants and the dollar amount for each is determined annually by the ASET Foundation Board of Directors. Typically, tuition grants range in value from $500 to $1,000.

Applications for tuition grants must be completed and returned to the Foundation no later than June 1, 2019 for the coming school year. Copies of the applicant’s academic transcripts (if applicable) and all letters of recommendation and references also must be received by the Foundation by June 1st.

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