AIRP radiologic pathologic correlation course

Four Week Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course

Virtual and In-Person

Overview


AIRPThe ACR AIRP rad-path correlation courses will be held virtually with with synchronous and self-paced lectures, through August 2022. AIRP alumni are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the registration fee. This discount cannot be combined with any discounts on AIRP categorical courses.

The Sept. 12 – Oct. 7, 2022, course will be an in-person course and will be held at the AFI Silver Theatre located in downtown Silver Spring at 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The March 13 – April 7, 2023, course will be a combination of an in-person course, as well as live-streamed. We will be testing this combination format for one year offering three virtual courses and two in-person courses (with one live-streamed). The course will also be held at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Read more about this course»

For course registration or login questions, please submit your inquiries to AIRPRegistrations@acr.org or call 1-800-373-2204.

Objectives


  • Apply the principles of radiologic-pathologic correlation to the interpretation of radiologic studies
  • Understand the clinical and treatment implications of diseases with characteristic radiologic appearances
  • Refine differential diagnoses in various organ systems based on specific imaging features related to their underlying pathology

Cancellation/Refund Guidelines


Cancellations must be received in writing:

  • Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of any course and “no shows” will be given no refund.
  • Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the start of a four-week course will receive a refund less a $300 fee.
  • Program Registration: is not complete until payment has been fully processed. Check payments must be received within 45 days of the date of registration. Any slot not paid within 45 days of registration will be canceled.

If you have requested a refund, please know that ACR staff are actively working through this process and appreciate your patience during this time. The timeframe to receive your refund may be extended, however, all effort is being made to ensure that you receive your refund within 30 days of the date of your written request.

Transfer Policy

Transfers are permitted, however a $100 administrative fee will be assessed for transfers of any kind made up to two weeks prior to the course. Transfers made less than two weeks prior to the course will not be permitted.

International Students

AIRP Welcomes International Attendees

A trip to the United States may require an additional degree of planning. This page provides course attendees from outside the United States the essential information for planning a trip to the U.S.

General Meeting Information

ACR Institute for Radiologic Pathology Correlation Four-Week Course
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3916

International Invitation Letter

If you must apply for a temporary, non-immigrant visa to attend AIRP, you are advised to apply as soon as travel to the United States is contemplated and not later than three to four months in advance. Apply early!

AIRP offers an official letter of invitation for international attendees. Please contact Obse Debela at odebela@acr.org for more information. The visa letter of invitation, though not required for the visa application, can assist as a supporting document. Present this letter to the consular officer during the visa interview. This letter by no means guarantees admittance to the United States but can provide compelling evidence for immigration officials to consider. Please note that the AIRP cannot intervene with U.S. embassies abroad or with the U.S. State Department on behalf on any attendee.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of specific countries to travel to the United States without obtaining a visa for tourism or business stays of 90 days or less. For more information, see the United States Department of State's Visa Waiver Program information.

Travel Approval Required for Visa Waiver Countries

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors for travel to the United States under the VWP. A valid ESTA approval is required for all VWP travel to the United States. The electronic version collects the same information as the paper I-94W form also used for travel to the U.S.

ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel. An ESTA authorization generally will be valid for up to two years. Authorizations will be valid for multiple entries into the United States. The DHS recommends that travelers submit an ESTA application as soon as they begin making travel plans.

In 2010, the DHS transitioned to enforce compliance of the ESTA requirement for VWP travelers. Therefore, VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the United States.

Effective May 24, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will charge $21 for travelers intending to travel to the United States with an approved ESTA. The fees include a $4 administrative fee and a $17 travel promotion fee established by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. More information regarding this fee can be found on the Customs and Border Protection website.

Tips for Successful Visa Applications

Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer. Please contact Obse Debela at odebela@acr.org for more information.

When possible, provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status, society membership and/or meeting registration.

Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they intend to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should provide proof of binding or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent residence abroad. Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in the visitor's home country.

Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.

All applicants must be able to qualify for a visa on their own merits under the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Late Registration Policy

Any registration received less than 30 days prior to the start of the four-week course for (MIT) will be charged a $300 late fee in addition to the regular course fee.

Program Registration: is not complete until payment has been fully processed. Payments must be received within 45 days of the date of registration. Any slot not paid within 45 days of registration will be canceled.

For course registration or login questions, please submit your inquiries to AIRPRegistrations@acr.org or call 1-800-373-2204.

Code of Conduct

This code of conduct outlines AIRP’s expectations for all AIRP staff, contractors, volunteers, registrants, guests, and vendors at AIRP Radiologic-Pathologic course meetings and/or social events, whether those occur in person or virtually. All participants who attend these meetings and events are expected to abide by this code of conduct to help ensure a pleasant and safe meeting experience.

Read the code of conduct

All AIRP four-week courses are provided in Eastern Time Zone.

Upcoming courses


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Course Dates

Format

July 25 – August 19, 2022 Virtual             
September 12 – October 7, 2022 In person
October 17 – November 11, 2022 Virtual   
February 6 – March 3, 2023 Virtual
March 13 – April 7, 2023 In person and live stream 
July 24 – August 18, 2023 Virtual 
September 11 – October 6, 2023 In person
October 16 – November 10, 2023 Virtual 

Fees


             

Category

Fee

Resident/Fellow (case submission required)* $2,050
Non-Radiologist Resident/Fellow $2,200
Practicing Physician (ACR Member) $2,850 
Practicing Physician (Nonmember)  $3,100 
Active-Duty Military, VA and USPHS  50% off applicable rate 

*The resident/fellow rate requires submission of a radiologic-pathology correlation case 90 days prior to attending the course. For those unable to submit a case, a waiver can be purchased for $500. Please contact airpregistrations@acr.org with any questions.

 

Please note: Beginning January 2023, registration fees for the AIRP four-week courses will increase by $50.

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Case Preparation & Submission


Resident admission to the Rad-Path Course requires you to submit a case report demonstrating radiologic-pathologic correlation to our database. Your case submissions are intended to provide you with an introduction to radiologic-pathologic correlation before attending the course. Ideally, this case report format will encourage multidisciplinary interaction with your surgical and pathology colleagues.

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Numerous options for housing exist near the AFI Silver Theatre. Many residents choose to rent houses or apartments with others attending the course. AIRP has negotiated reduced rates at nearby hotels.

Radiologic-Pathologic Categorical Courses



Categorical courses enable participants to utilize knowledge of how radiology and pathology correlate to improve their diagnostic accuracy in identifying specific diseases, their treatment and potential complications.

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