PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES | SPRING 2005
By: Craig Dial, CRT
I recently returned from the AADMRT meeting held in San Francisco, so first I need to say "Kudos" to Devery Wallace and Jerry Peck for putting together a great meeting. If you did not attend, you missed one of the most important meetings this group has had in a long time. They both did an excellent job selecting the location, hotel amenities, and course content.
There was one general theme playing throughout the day, and that was Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). This topic was discussed by a series of exceptional and knowledgeable speakers that brought CBCT right up to date, including the future developments of this technology. The presentations were so up to date that one speaker, Arun Singh from Imaging Sciences, was re-writing his speech on the day of the meeting, because some of his slides were already outdated (even though he?d written his original version the night before)!
Overall, the conferences that the AADMRT have organized lately have been fantastic. We as members should be sure to attend and support these conferences, not only for the growth of our organization, but for personal and professional growth as well. If you want to prosper in this ever-changing field, it is imperative that you keep up with all this new technology. Technology is changing at such an astounding rate; we cannot afford to miss one meeting. Many of you are thinking about this already. I know some have voiced the desire to have more meetings and study group time together to share ideas, thoughts, and future concepts. This is great; we need this type of forward thinking in order to continue down the path of this fast-paced advancing technology. I think it is best described by this quote:
"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road."