AIRP radiologic pathologic correlation course

Four Week Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course

Virtual and In-Person

Overview


In 2024, the ACR Institute for Radiologic Pathology™ (AIRP®) will be offering three virtual courses and two in-person courses (with one live-streamed). Virtual courses will have both synchronous and self-paced lectures. The in-person courses will also have self-paced lectures as well as a face-to-face lecture at the AFI Silver Theatre. For more details, click on the “Register” section of our website. 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 AIRP will offer its March 2024 Four-Week Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course in-person in Silver Spring, MD. A livestream option will also be available.

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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

Course Policies Instructions

Before you will be given access to the Canvas course content, please review the following course policies and answer the question below.  

Expected Behavior:

  • Always conduct and present yourself in a professional manner.

  • Be respectful and considerate of ACR members, volunteers, staff, contractors, course registrants, and guests.

  • Refrain from discriminatory, harassing, and demeaning speech or behavior.

  • Document only your own attendance and complete only your own work.

Unacceptable Behavior includes but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive or discriminatory actions or speech.

  • Verbal abuse.

  • Intentional and unwelcome sexual references or connotations.

  • Disruptive behavior that will interrupt any portion of the course.

  • Documenting the attendance or work for other students.  

What to do if you experience or witness unacceptable behavior during the course:

  • Promptly report the situation to the AIRP Director, Don Hatley, via email or phone at 703-390-9882.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior:

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated at any AIRP course, therefore individuals displaying such behavior will be asked to immediately stop the behavior.  In addition the ACR reserves the right to ask the offender to leave the course without warning and prohibit participation at any future ACR meeting or events.  If an offender is asked to leave the course, ACR will not refund any course registration fees or related expenses incurred for their attendance at the meeting.  

Based on the individual's relationship with the ACR and/or AIRP (i.e., staff, member, member-in-training, volunteer, or guest) further disciplinary action may be taken for anyone displaying unacceptable behavior.  These actions can include but are not limited to; a verbal warning to the offender, suspension, or termination of employment from ACR, Ethics Committee action including suspension or expulsion from ACR membership, banning from future ACR membership and/or meetings and events and notification of the appropriate residency program director.

Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy Applies to all AIRP Courses:

Please note that the ACR's policy against sexual harassment and other unlawful discrimination applies to all ACR locations and activities, including virtual courses.  If you experience directly or learn of any inappropriate conduct by staff, a member, member-in-training, or anyone else, please inform the AIRP Director, Don Hatley, immediately.  We have this policy to help one another and to ensure a comfortable learning environment for all.  

 

Attention Program Coordinators – please see updated instructions for registering your residents.

The March 2024 course will be livestreamed during the in-person sessions and will have interactive components such as chat, polling, and a Q&A session. This course will not provide recorded content from the live presentation for later viewing. A corresponding *reference recording will be released at the end of each week to help residents learn concurrently with each section. Reviewing the reference recordings does not replace attendance nor provide credit value to fulfill the course requirement.

Residents are expected to log in and attend live lectures each day. Live sessions begin at 8am ET. Participants in different time zones should plan accordingly.

*Reference recordings are recorded content from past courses that are ungraded and do not meet the course completion criteria.

Note: Not all lectures have reference recordings.

Upcoming courses


Live-streamed and in-person events are not recorded for viewing at a later date.

Course Dates

Format

February 5 – March 1, 2024 
SOLD OUT
March 11 – April 5, 2024 
In person  and live stream 
Presentations will not be recorded.
July 29 – August 23, 2024 
Virtual  
September 9 – October 4, 2024 
In person 
October 21 – November 15, 2024 
Virtual  

2025 Dates

 
February 10 – March 7, 2025
Virtual  
March 17 – April 11, 2025 
In person  and live stream 
Presentations will not be recorded.
August 4 – 29, 2025 
Virtual  
September 8 – October 3, 2025 
In person 
October 13 – November 7, 2025 
Virtual  

2026 Dates

 
February 9 – March 6, 2026
Virtual  
March 16 – April 10, 2026
In person  and live stream 
Presentations will not be recorded.
August 3 – 28, 2026
Virtual  
September 14 – October 9, 2026 
In person 
October 19 – November 13, 2026 
Virtual  

Four-Week Course Registration Fee Schedule


2024 Fees

2025 Fees

2026 Fees

Resident/Fellow (case submission required)* $2,150 $2,200
$2,250
Non-Radiologist Resident/Fellow $2,300 $2,350
$2,400
Practicing Physician (ACR Member) $2,900  $3,000
$3,050
Practicing Physician (Nonmember)  $3,150  $3,250 
$3,300 
Active-Duty Military, VA and USPHS  50% off applicable rate  50% off applicable rate 
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.

Registrations submitted within 30 days preceding the commencement of the course will be deemed late and will consequently be subject to an additional $300 registration fee.

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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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