ACR 2019 Annual Meeting



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The ACR Annual Meeting features the activities of the ACR Council along with programming designed to support the needs of Council members, state chapter leaders, the ACR Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) and the Young and Early Career Professionals Section (YPS). All ACR members and guests are invited to attend.

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Go to the Apple or Google Play store and search for the “ACR Events.” Install the app, open it, and under “Current & Upcoming,” select ACR 2019 to access annual meeting content.
Printed copy available at the meeting.

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Agenda materials for the Council meeting are now available. We encourage you to download important documents onto your device in advance.

See all the best moments from the 2018 ACR Annual Meeting.
Printed copy available at the meeting.

Pre-meeting Sessions


(eastern time)



8am – 5pm

 Omni Shoreham

Thurgood Marshall North & East

 8 – 10am
Lung Cancer Screening Session (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
 Thurgod Marshall South
10:30 – Noon  Future Practice Management Session (1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)   Thurgood Marshall North & East
Noon – 4:30pm Chapter Leaders Workshop (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
 Thurgood Marshall West
1 – 5pm YPS Meeting (3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
 Thurgood Marshall South
1 – 5pm 

Radiation Oncology Economics Sessions (3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) 

 Wilson ABC
5:30 – 6:30pm ACR-RSNA RFS Reception  Thurgood Marshall Foyer
Total CME Saturday  11.75   
*Schedule is subject to change


(eastern time)


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
  • Governance Orientation - Harding
  • New Fellows Breakfast - Wilson ABC
7:00 a.m. – Noon RFS Meeting - Thurgood Marshall North & East
7:30 a.m. – Noon Caucus Meetings
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Opening Session
ACR Council – Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR

     Welcome Remarks

     Keynote Address - Physician Burnout: Prevalence, Drivers, and Mitigating Strategies -
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
     Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MPHE


Leadership Reports

      Chair’s Report
     Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, FACR

      CEO’s Report
      William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, FACR

     Secretary/Treasurer’s Report
     James V. Rawson, M.D, FACR

     Nominating Committee Report & Candidate Presentations
     Join Y. Luh, MD – Chair, CNC

     Presidential Address
    James Brink, MD, FACR

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Meet the Candidates
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

ACR Convocation

  • Honorary and New Fellows Induction Ceremony
  • Presentation of Gold Medals and Distinguished Service Award
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. President’s Reception for Honorary and New Fellows and Award Recipients (All attendees welcome) - Roosevelt Rooms
Total CME Sunday   0.5
*Schedule is subject to change


(eastern time) 


7:00 – 10:00 a.m.  
ACR Elections 
6:45 – 8:00 a.m. 
Reference Committee Breakfast (invitation only)
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Mass Casualty Incident Planning (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)

8:15 – Noon

ACR Council Convenes - Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR

8:15 – 9:15
     Awards and Reports
           ABR Report


                • Chapter Recognition Awards
                • RADPAC and RAN Awards
                • Global Humanitarian Award

           Task Force on Member Dues

9:15 – 10:30
              Reference Committee Open Hearings

10:30 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – Noon
               Reference Committee Open Hearings

Noon – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Economics Forum (3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
SRS & YPS Reception
Total CME Monday  4.0 
*Schedule is subject to change


(eastern time)


 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

 ACR Council: Q&A with Speaker and Vice Speaker

 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Warfare and Austere Environments: Relevant Lessons from Military Radiology for the Practicing Radiologist (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)
 8:15 am – Noon

ACR Council – Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR

8:15 – 10:00
     Gold-Merit Abstract Awards Announcement

     In Memoriam

     Changing of the Guard/Introduction of New Officers

     Moreton Lecture*
     Introduction – Richard Duszak, Jr., MD, FACR

     Measuring Hospital Quality – And More
     Ben Harder
                  Audience Q&A

10:00 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:55 – Reports

                    • YPS
                    • Informatics
                    • Leadership
                    • Q&S

10:55 – 12:00
      Open Microphone Session

 Noon – 1:30pm

Lunch (for all attendees)

 Noon - 1:30pm
Diversity Forum (lunch will be provided)
 1:30 – 3:30pm

ACR Council Convenes - Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR

     Reference Committee Reports

 3:30 – 5pm

ACRA Legislative Update and Capitol Hill Preparations (1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

Total CME Tuesday  3.75 
*Schedule is subject to change

Capitol Hill Day


(eastern time)


8am – 5pm

Capitol Hill Day

  • Advocates will spend the day in exclusive presentations and meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill
*Schedule is subject to change

Hotel Information

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Online Booking Information
Reserve a room now


RADPAC will host its 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Tuesday, May 21, at the historic Washington National Cathedral.

To learn more and RSVP (deadline is May 14th), please visit the RADPAC website now.

Capitol Hill Visit 2019

It’s that time of year when we need to identify a Key Contact for every chapter for our ACR Capitol Hill Day. The Key Contact serves as the chapter liaison to the ACR's Government Relations team regarding the scheduling of Hill appointments for the Hill Day.

The Congressional Office Contact spreadsheet and other resources to assist with the scheduling of appointments are posted below. The actual scheduling of the appointments will not start until early April.