ACR 2018 Annual Meeting

May 19–23, 2018 | Washington, DC
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Meeting Highlights

Sunday, May 20


Celebrate colleagues during the Convocation of Fellows ceremony where we will induct over 100 new ACR Fellows and present Honorary Fellowships and Gold Medal Awards to our 2018 honorees.

The President’s Reception will follow Convocation.

Featured Presentation – Keynote

Topic: Opportunities in AI

Faculty: Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the current big data and AI initiatives.
  • Discuss the current stage and future of AI in radiology.
  • Discuss the role of the radiologist/radiology department in the AI era.

Monday, May 21

Speed Mentoring

Noon – 1:30pm

The collective members of the ACR Young and Early Career Professionals Section (YPS) and the AAWR have organized a large scale mentoring session targeted toward all members of the ACR YPS and ACR and AAWR members-in-training.

Mentors and Topics

  1. Susan Ackerman, MD — Maintaining Work-Life Balance
  2. Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR — Understanding Coding and Billing in a New Practice
  3. Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS, FACR — Making a Career in Radiology Quality Improvement and QA/QI in the Workplace
  4. James Brink, MD, FACR — How to Get Promoted
  5. Cheri Canon, MD, FACR — Success in a Leadership Role
  6. Ruth Carlos, MD, FACR — Becoming a Reviewer for a Radiology Journal
  7. Jonathan Flug, MD, MBA — Taking the Professional Leap From Trainee to Attending
  8. C. Matthew Hawkins, MD — Fostering a Career Focus in Informatics
  9. William Herrington, MD, FACR — Understanding the ACR Leadership Structure and Organized Radiology
  10. Bruce Hillman, MD, FACR – How to Become an Editor of a Peer-Reviewed Journal
  11. Jonathan Kruskal, MB, ChB, FACR — TBD
  12. Frank Lexa, MD, MBA — Advice for Interviews
  13. Katarzyna J. Macura, MD, PhD, FACR — Writing a Grant and Obtaining Grant Funding
  14. Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR — Making the Decision: Academic versus Private Practice
  15. Carolyn Meltzer, MD, FACR – Avoiding Burnout
  16. Alexander Norbash, MD, FACR — Contract Negotiation
  17. Suzanne Palmer, MD — State and Local Practice Leadership
  18. James Rawson, MD, FACR — Becoming a Good Mentor
  19. Kurt Schoppe, MD — What Every Physician Should Know About the RUC
  20. Ezequiel Silva III, MD, FACR — How to Get Involved in Healthcare Economics
  21. Eric Stern, MD, FACR — International Outreach
  22. Nina Terry, MD — TBD
  23. William Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR — Patient Reported Outcome Measures: Get Ready
  24. David Youmans, MD, FACR — How to Get Involved in Radiology Political Advocacy

Tuesday, May 22

Featured Presentation – Moreton Lecture

Topic: Thinking Differently

Faculty: Anupam Jena, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand utility of natural experiments in observational health care research.
  • Develop and apply natural experiments to answer clinical and policy questions.
  • Identify limitations of natural experiment study designs

Lunch Presentation

Topic: Making the Media Work For You

Faculty: Nicole Saphier, MD

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize the media effectively as individual radiologists or on behalf of radiology practices.
  • Develop relationships with the media.
  • Prepare for interviews (print, radio, and TV), with emphasis on preparing for things outside of your clinical comfort zone.
  • Answer questions live.
  • Apply techniques to train and gain experience in this arena.

Wednesday, May 23

Capitol Hill Day

Join your state delegation in exclusive meetings with members of Congress to make the Voice of Radiology heard on Capitol Hill.

Participants in ACR Capitol Hill Day will attend exclusive meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff. To help deliver the College’s message, Capitol Hill Day registrants receive detailed information and talking points on legislative priorities at the Legislative Update and Capitol Hill Prep session on Tuesday, May 22 from 3:30–5 p.m.

International ACR Members:
Arrange a tour of the U.S. Capitol using the online reservation system on the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center website .