ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety

October 10 - 12, 2019

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October 1012, 2019  | Sheraton Denver

Gather tools, strategies and next-level ideas to transform the way your radiology group delivers patient care. The ACR Annual Quality and Safety Conference gathers the world’s leading quality experts for a full program of learning, networking and solution-building aimed at putting you at the forefront of quality patient care.

  • Discover new ways of enhancing quality metrics and patient engagement
  • Explore innovative informatics and decision support solutions for optimal reporting and patient outcomes
  • Adapt to shifting patient expectations and achieve quality excellence
  • Connect with colleagues across the community ― gain new perspective from like-minded peers

Abstract submission is now open! For more information, visit our Call for Abstracts page.
Call for Abstracts

Interested in exhibiting at this year's conference? Contact meeting manager, Kathy Martin at 703-262-9317 or

(mountain time)

Session & Topic


1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Concurrent workshops (4 rooms available)

  • Quality Improvement Bootcamp for Residents/Fellows/Junior Faculty 
  • Implementing a Peer Learning Program
  • Creating Machine Learning Use Cases
  • Meet Up for Quality Improvement Leaders
  • Marta Heilbrun, MD & Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH
  • Jennifer Broder, MD & Olga Brook, MD
  • Alex Towbin, MD & Adam Prater, MD
  • Neville Irani, MD & Nolan Kagetsu, MD, FACR


Session Descriptions

Quality Improvement Bootcamp for Residents/Fellows/Junior Faculty

The goal of this workshop is to introduce and teach attendees sufficient Quality Improvement concepts and tools such that the attendee will be able to identify and begin a systems-based practice QI project at their home practice. This will be achieved through a combination of interactive didactic presentations and hands on group work.

Attendees are encouraged to bring ideas, projects and problems that they are currently trying to solve or are interested in solving. Pre-workshop material that will prepare attendees for the boot camp will be forthcoming. Completion of these materials is not a pre-requisite for participation in the boot camp.

Implementing a peer learning program

This practical workshop focuses on helping participants articulate the challenges of the peer review process in their home institution, understand the components of a peer learning program, and develop a practical plan for implementation of a peer learning program. The difference between performance assessment and peer learning will be addressed, with discussion regarding options for performance evaluation when necessary.

Meet Up for Quality Leaders

This session will be a valuable opportunity for leaders in radiology quality improvement to learn from each other and share best practices, advice and insights on achieving your quality and safety goals. We would like to establish problem-focused, multi-institutional relationships to facilitate progress on common initiatives beyond the conference.

We hope to coordinate topics of interest beforehand with registrants to maximize benefit to all participants. As such, attendees are encouraged to consider a 5 minute presentation on a valuable lesson learned or initiative that your organization is looking to successfully advance in the upcoming year.

Some considerations to get the wheels turning are:

  1. Best practices around imaging decision support
  2. Coordinating quality focus areas with a health system
  3. Maximize scanner utilization / access
  4. Upcoming ACGME focus (7/2020) on faculty development and the opportunity to align with quality program.

If you have questions or topics you would like to share / discuss, please contact the session facilitators: & 

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Session & Topic


8:00 am - 10:00 am

Cornerstones of PFCC

  • Welcome & Overview
  • Opening Presentation: What is PFCC
  • What Does a Patient Want from Radiology?
  • Empathy in the Workplace
  • Patient-centered Radiology Reports
  • Ideal Patient Experience and Deliverables

Moderator: Nadja Kadom, MD

  • Arun Krishnaraj, MD
  • David Andrews
  • John Vizzuso
  • Nadja Kadom, MD
  • Bernadette Koch, MD
  • Dianne Hater
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Essential Requirements of Care/Assurance

  • Connecting with Patients to Improve Quality and Safety
  • Disclosure & Apology
  • Talking with Patients - A Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Cancer Clinic Example
  • Scientific Abstract Speakers (1-2)
  • Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jennifer Kemp, MD, FACR 

  • Linda Sample 
  • Stephen Brown, MD
  • Cynthia Wu, MD
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Break out Sessions (concurrent)

  • Reinventing Radiology Peer Review
  • Tools for Improving the Patient/Family Experience
  • Technologist Coaching Models
  • Wellness & Burnout
  • Richard Sharpe, Jr, MD
  • Keith Hentel, MD
  • Melissa Davis, MD, MBA
  • David Larson, MD 
  • Susan Reich
  • Nicole Restauri, MD
  • Syam Reddy, MD
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break/Poster Session
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Prioritizing the Patient Experience

  • Tools for Assessing the Patient Experience
  • Improving Efficiency in Patient Access
  • Cost Transparency
  • Managing Recommendations: Options for Closing the Results Follow-up Loop
  • Scientific Abstracts (3-5)
  • Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ben Wandtke, MD

  • Dot Cordova
  • Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, MD
  • Summer Kaplan, MD
  • Ben Wandtke, MD
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reception


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Session & Topic


8:00 am - 9:30 am

Continuity of Care or Tangibles

  • Using Standardized Recommendations for Population Health
  • Benefits & Opportunities of CDS
  • Social and Economics Determinants for Health
  • Scientific Abstracts (6-8)
  • Panel Discussion

Moderator: Matt Davenport, MD 

  • Matt Davenport, MD
  • Ted Palen, MD
  • Efren Flores, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Break

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Just Culture
  • Faculty & Staff Engagement
  • Daily Management Systems
  • Empowering Technologists for Change
  • Panel Discussion
  • Closing & Thank Yous

Moderator: Marta Heilbrun, MD

  • Jennifer Broder, MD
  • Olga Brook, MD
  • Marta Heilbrun, MD
  • Rachel Smith

Alex Towbin and Adam Prater
Alex Towbin and Adam Prater




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Registration Pricing


Early Bird
(on/before August 12

(on/before October 9)

(beginning October 10)
Member $795 $845 $945
Non-Member Physician $895 $995 $1095
Member In-Training $445 $495  $595
 Business Manager/Administrator and Technologists $495  $545 $645
 Medical Students $250 $250 $250

Special reduced pricing for teams available

The ACR is pleased to offer a team-pricing package for the ACR Quality and Safety Conference. Team registration can be arranged by contacting Meetings Registration at 1-800-373-2204. Team members must register together to receive the team rate.

Regular (By Oct. 9)

On Site

First Team Member $845 $945
First Team Nonmember $995 $1,095
Additional Team Member $760.50 $850.50
Additional Team Nonmember $895.50 $985.50

Hotel Information

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 
1550 Court Pl.
Denver, CO 80202

Online booking information

ACR group rate: $190/night
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4 Reasons to Showcase Your Brand

The ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety presents an exclusive opportunity to connect with top radiology influencers across private and academic practice.

Here are four reasons to showcase your brand at the Conference:

  1. Generate leads – connect with prospects and existing clients to generate new leads and drive revenue
  2. Build your brand – keep your company front-and-center by showcasing your brand to influential clientele
  3. Access decision-makers – gain access to executive-level decision-makers and connect during meals, breaks and at the end of daily sessions
  4. Pulse of the industry – learn from internationally recognized radiology thought leaders and keep your finger on the pulse of the industry

Who Attends?

Radiologists, technologists, business managers and administrators from academic medical centers, community hospitals and large multispecialty practices, as well as data scientists, health informatics professionals and AI developers.

Access to Decision-Makers

Most attendees have buying power and are eager to engage the latest services and technology solutions that will help them improve bottom lines, mine and make good use of data, and turn regulatory requirements into meaningful quality improvement.

For more information about exhibits or sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Kathy Martin, CMP
Meeting Manager

Exhibit Hall Hours

Exhibit hours subject to change


Thursday, October 10
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Show Hours

Friday, October 11
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break and Poster Session
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Exhibitor Reception

Saturday, October 12
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing presentation

Tear Down

Saturday, October 12
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Price: $1,500 for a tabletop. No full-size pop-ups.

  • 1 6-ft. skirted table, wastebasket and 2 chairs (hall is carpeted)
  • Access to educational sessions (no CME)
  • 2 non-CME registrations
  • Company listing on the meeting website
  • Participation in the continental breakfasts, breaks and luncheons
  • All meals will be held in the exhibit area

Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities

Platinum-level sponsorship — $5,000

  • Branded signage in registration area and lunch/break areas
  • Dedicated pre- and post-meeting email to conference attendees sent by the ACR (subject to ACR review)
  • Listing in the on-site conference program guide
  • Mention in pre-meeting marketing emails from the ACR to conference attendees
  • “Hotspot” giveaway opportunity in which your booth will be the site of a major giveaway

Gold-level sponsorship — $3,000

  • Branded signage in registration area and lunch/break areas
  • Dedicated pre-meeting email to conference attendees sent by the ACR (subject to ACR review)
  • Listing in the on-site conference program guide
  • Mention in pre-meeting marketing emails from the ACR to conference attendees

À la carte sponsorship opportunities

  • Branded door drop — $1,000
  • Attendee room keys branded with your logo — $3,000
  • Branded jump drive/sale sheets — $2,500