Advocacy 101: How to Effectively Advocate for Your Patients and Profession

Thursday, July 14 | 7-8pm ET

Learn what forces legislate and regulate the ability of healthcare professionals and health care systems to provide equitable, high quality health care to patients.

Earn 1.0 CME and hear from radiologists, such as yourselves, who are familiar with federal and state legislative and regulatory processes and its impact on patient care and patient access to care.

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Questions? Contact Melody Ballesteros.

Instructions to Receive Credit

How to Claim Credit Instructions

In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must virtually attend the internet live activity, complete the course evaluation, and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

Please note: Credit claiming instructions will be sent via e-mail from “Info at ACR” following the activity, by July 22, 2022. All evaluations and credit claiming requests must be completed no later than 11:59pm EDT, Friday, October 14, 2022.

Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at

Accreditation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Physician Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
The ACR Disclosure Policy: The American College of Radiology (ACR) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.

Planner/Manager Disclosures
The following planners, managers, and moderators have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Amy Patel, MD, Melody Ballesteros, Alexis LaCount, Nazish Khaliq and Melissa Parker. 

Faculty Disclosures
The following faculty members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Amy Patel, MD; Alex Podlaski, MD; and Joshua J. Cooper. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the importance of advocacy in improving better access to care and patient outcomes.
  • Describe various resources that are available for radiologists to help them thrive in their advocacy endeavors.
  • Recognize that radiologists of all career levels can engage in advocacy efforts.


Alex Podlaski, MD, MS

IR Fellow | Rush University
RAN Communications Officer
RADPAC Board Member

Amy K. Patel MD

Breast Radiologist 
Medical Director of The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital 
Assistant Professor of Radiology 
The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine 
Chair, American College of Radiology Radiology Advocacy Network 
President Elect, American Association for Women in Radiology

Joshua Cooper

Vice President of Government Relations
American College of Radiology