ACR 2018 Annual Meeting

May 19–23, 2018 | Washington, DC
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Overview




Earn up to 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The ACR Annual Meeting will feature the activities of the ACR Council along with programming designed to support the needs of Council members, Chapter leaders, the RFS and YPS. All ACR members and guests are welcome to attend.

Program and Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the meeting attendees will be able to:

  • Implement key leadership and practice management skills to enhance the value-based care of radiology.
  • Discuss health policy trends, including delivery, payment models, MACRA impacting the radiology healthcare field.
  • Review the key legislative issues that affect the radiology profession and develop skills to advocate for the profession.
  • Evaluate critical regulatory information on procedures and guidelines to enhance the practice of radiology.
  • Describe the latest innovative technologies, including machine learning, to improve performance and quality.

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

Child Care at ACR 2018

The ACR is pleased to offer childcare for the first time as an option during the annual meeting.

Please be aware that due to lack of participation we are not able to offer on-site, group childcare, however we are happy to work with attendees to arrange for childcare services through White House Nannies.

For more information and to arrange childcare for your family, please contact Pam Plater at (800) 227-5463 ext. 4967.

A private and secure nursing room will be provided at ACR 2018. Information can be requested from the ACR Meeting Registration staff on-site.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Time

(eastern time)

Topic

8am – 5pm Resident and Fellow Section Meeting — view details
10:30 – 11:30am Chapter Executive Director Forum
Noon – 4:30pm Chapter Leaders Workshop — view details
5:30 – 6:30pm ACR-RSNA RFS Reception

Time

(eastern time)

Topic

7 – 8am Governance Orientation
Richard Duszak, Jr., MD, FACR, ACR Council Vice Speaker
7am – Noon Resident and Fellow Section Meeting — view details
7am – Noon Young and Early Career Professionals Section Meeting — view details
8 – 9:30am  ACR 2018 Diversity Forum: Women in Radiology – Why Men Should Care   
8am – Noon  Caucus Meetings — view details 
1 – 3pm

Opening Session
ACR Council Convenes – Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR — access meeting materials

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Leadership Reports
    • Speaker’s Report
      Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR
    • Chair’s Report 
      James Brink, MD, FACR
    • CEO’s Report 
      William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, FACR
    • Secretary/Treasurer’s Report
      Howard Fleishon, MD, FACR
    • Presidential Address
      Alan Kaye, MD, FACR
    • Keynote Address
      Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR
      Topic: Medical Imaging AI: From Creation to Implementation
3 – 4pm

State Government Relations: Strategies and Opportunities to Strengthen Your Advocacy Program

  • Moderator – Loralie Ma, MD, PhD, FACR
  • Speakers
    • Terrance Healey, MD
    • Loralie Ma, MD, PhD, FACR
    • Tyler Prout, MD
    • James Schlund, MD
    • David Youmans, MD, FACR
4 – 5pm Meet the Candidates Forum
5:30 – 7pm ACR Convocation
7 – 8pm President’s Reception for Honorary & New Fellows and Award Recipients

Time

(eastern time) 

Topic

 
6:45 – 8am   Reference Committee Breakfast (invitation only)
7 – 8am

Breakfast for all registrants

Emergency Radiology (ER) Session

8 – 9:45am

ACR Council Convenes — access meeting materials

  • 8:00 – 8:30
    Chapter Recognition Awards
    RADPAC® and Radiology Advocacy Network Awards
    Global Humanitarian Award
  • 8:30 – 9:30
    Nominating Committee Report & Candidate Presentations
    Kathryn Gardner, MD, FACR – Chair, CNC
9:45 – 10am  Break (optional) 
9:45am – 12:45pm ACR Elections – Polls Open
(appropriately credentialed councilors may vote)
10am – Noon  Reference Committee Open Hearings – access meeting materials 
Noon – 1:30pm

Lunch for all registrants – Washington Rooms

  • YPS-AAWR Speed Mentoring Lunch (Roosevelt 1&2)
1:30 – 3pm

Economics Forum – Part 1

3 – 3:30pm  Break
3:30 – 5pm  Economics Forum – Part 2 
5 – 6pm YPS Reception
5 – 6:30pm  SRS Reception  

Time

(eastern time)

Topic

 
7 – 8am

Breakfast for all registrants

ACR Council: Q&A with Speaker and Vice Speaker

Veterans Administration (VA) Session

8 – 9:30am

ACR Council Convenes – Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR — access meeting materials

  • Reports
    RFS Report – Colin Segovis, MD, PhD
    Commission on Patient and Family Centered Care
  • Open Microphone Session
    What is the purpose of Councilors and Chapter leaders in the ACR?
    Colin Segovis, MD, PhD, moderator
    C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, moderator
9:30 – 10am  Break  
10 – 11:45am

ACR Council Convenes – Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR — access meeting materials

  • In Memoriam 
  • Gold-Merit Abstract Awards Announcement
    Andrew Moriarity, MD
  • Changing of the Guard/Introduction of New Officers
  • Moreton Lecture
    Introduction – Richard Duszak, Jr., MD, FACR
Noon – 1pm

Lunch

Making the Media Work for You
Nicole Saphier, MD

1:15 – 3:30pm

ACR Council Convenes – Presiding: Timothy L. Swan, MD, FACR — access meeting materials

  • ABR Report with Q&A – Lisa Kachnic, MD
  • Reference Committee Reports
3:30 – 5pm

ACRA Legislative Update & Capitol Hill Prep

  • Josh Cooper
  • Chris Sherin
  • Rebecca Spangler

Capitol Hill Day


Time

(eastern time)

Topic

7 – 8am Breakfast for all registrants
8am – 5pm Capitol Hill Day

RADPAC

RADPAC will host its annual Thank You Gala Dinner on Tuesday, May 22nd, at the Embassy of Italy, in Washington, D.C. This event is for RADPAC supporters who pledge a $1,000 or higher contribution in 2018 – pledges must be made by April 25, 2018. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Ted Burnes at: tburnes@acr.org.

Child Care at ACR 2018

The ACR is pleased to offer childcare for the first time as an option during the annual meeting.

Please be aware that due to lack of participation we are not able to offer on-site, group childcare, however we are happy to work with attendees to arrange for childcare services through White House Nannies.

For more information and to arrange childcare for your family, please contact Pam Plater at (800) 227-5463 ext. 4967.

A private and secure nursing room will be provided at ACR 2018. Information can be requested from the ACR Meeting Registration staff on-site.

Registration Pricing


Category

Regular

(through 5/11/18)

On-site

Member Free Free
Nonmember $500 $600
Member-in-Training Free Free           

Hotel


Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-328-2000

Reserve online

Or call 877-212-5752 and reference ACR2018.

Attendee room rate:
$309 + tax - single/double occupancy
$329 + tax - triple occupancy
$349 + tax - quad occupancy

Reservation deadline – April 30, 2018

Reservations made after April 30, 2018 will be accepted on a space-available basis and may not be at the ACR 2018 group rate. Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or check for the first night’s deposit. To cancel your reservation, please notify the hotel at least 72 hours in advance to avoid forfeiting your deposit.

Capitol Hill Visit 2018


Participants attending this year’s ACR Annual Meeting will have an opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress on Wednesday, May 23 during the ACR’s Capitol Hill Day. This day provides an excellent opportunity for the radiology community to educate lawmakers on issues of concern to the profession.