Dubai meet-up to talk X-rays
THE Durban-based president of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists, Dr Fozy Peer, is expecting a right royal welcome when she attends a conference in Dubai today to celebrate World Radiography Day.
Since Peer, pictured, and her bid committee won the host city status for the World Congress of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists in Durban in 2008, the Westville practitioner has passionately promoted World Radiography Day every year on November 8, when homage is paid to the discovery of the X-ray, 122 years ago.
Peer, the head of nuclear medicine at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central hospital in Cato Manor, and Professor Leon Janse van Rensburg, of the Radiological Society of South Africa, jointly chaired the three-day SA Imaging Congress at the ICC in Durban.
As soon as the congress ended on Sunday afternoon, Peer headed straight for the airport for her overnight flight to Dubai.
“It was one of my tightest schedules since being elected president of the world body in 2015,” she said before her departure.
Peer was attending the threeday joint sitting of the 2017 Imaging Conference of the national radiography and radiology societies, which started on Sunday.
In her keynote address she spoke on radiation protection and patient safety.
Peer said radiography owed its breakthrough and advancement to Professor Wilhelm Rontgen, who discovered X-rays, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 for his scientific achievement.