ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety

Empowering the Quality Journey Through AI
In Collaboration With the ACR Data Science Institute™

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October 26 - 28, 2018

Step Into the Future of Medical Imaging

October 26–28, 2018 | Boston

Join us for the 10th Anniversary ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety, where top quality and data science experts will come together to deliver the latest quality tools and insights on how artificial intelligence can best be applied for optimal patient care.

Gain high-value strategies to:

  • Harness the power of artificial intelligence, new informatics technology and decision support solutions
  • Identify strategies for improving communications with patients and referring physicians
  • Adapt to shifting health care requirements and achieve quality excellence
  • Discover tools and strategies to improve patient satisfaction and enhance quality metrics
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Earn CME, SAM, and Category A Credits
Be an active part of this year's innovative new program and gain recognition among colleagues and fellow attendees. Submit an abstract for presentation during scientific sessions held Saturday morning, October, 27.
Interested in exhibiting at this year's conference? Download the 2018 exhibitor prospectus for more information. Or contact Kathy Martin, Meeting Manager, at 703-262-9317 or Kmartin@acr.org.

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Time (ET)

Topic

Faculty

8 – 8:45am

Driving Improvement and Outcomes with Informatics

Moderator: Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR

  Outcomes, Informatics and IT Solutions: Setting the Stage Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR
  Annual C. Dan Johnson Lecture: Strategies for Radiology to
Thrive as an Essential Link in the Clinical Value Chain
Jonathan Kruskal, MD, PhD
     

8:45 – 10am

The Power Hour: The ACR Innovation Grant Awardees

Moderator: David Larson, MD

  RADS-Train: A Quality Improvement (QI) and Training Initiative to Improve Adherence to ACR’s Reporting and Data Systems Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, MD
Victoria Chernyak, MD, MS
  Radiologist Accountability for Incidental Costs Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD
  Patient-Centered Radiology Reporting Nadja Kadom, MD
     

10 – 10:30am

COFFEE BREAK

 
     

10:30am – Noon

Expanding Concepts of Appropriateness: The Right Study, the Right Report

Moderator: Dave Paushter, MD

  The ACR as a Stakeholder in Appropriateness: Analytics to Drive Reporting/AI in AUC Frankie J. Rybicki, MD, PhD, FACR
  Tools for Abstracting Essential Data for the Radiologist from the EMR Paul J. Chang, MD
  Workflow for the Right Study — the Right Report Nina E. Kottler, MD
  Q&A All speakers
     

Noon – 1pm

LUNCH

 
     

1 – 2:15pm

The Chicken and the Egg: Economics and Improvement

Moderator: Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD

  The Business Case for Improvement: Regulatory Imperatives and Opportunities Gregory N. Nicola, MD
  Practical Strategies for Measuring and Branding the Value that We Add Samir Patel, MD
  The Costs of Good and Poor Quality Lauren P. Golding, MD
  Q&A All speakers
   

2:15 – 3:45pm

Improving Radiologist Performance: Peer Learning

Moderator: David Larson, MD

  AI for Rad-Path Correlation to Facilitate Peer Learning Ross W. Filice, MD
  Improving Outcomes with Procedural Peer Learning Olga R. Brook, MD
  Transforming from RadPeer to RadImprove — A New Radiologist Learning and Improvement Tool Seth J. Berkowitz, MD
  Panel: When and How Will Machines Run Our PR Programs? All speakers
     

3:45 – 4pm

COFFEE BREAK

 
     

4 – 5pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 
Track: Innovations in Radiology Improving Radiology Reporting Moderators: Marta Heilbrun, MD; Marc D. Kohli, MD
Track: Patient-Centered Care 101 Effective Customer Surveys: Collecting and Managing the Appropriate Data Moderators: Brett W. Carter, MD; Olga R. Brook, MD
Track: Regulatory Requirements Optimizing Performance Measurement for Patient-Centered Care: MACRA, Registries, Cost Measures Moderators: Gregory N. Nicola, MD; Lauren Golding, MD
Track: Optimizing Your Human Resources The FPPE and OPPE Process Moderator: Jay K. Pahade, MD
     

5 – 6:30pm

RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL

 
   
     

 Note: program schedule subject to change

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Time (ET)


Topic


Faculty


8 – 9am

2018 Rad Odyssey: The Continued Rise of Our Machines

Moderator: Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR

  The DSI and the ACR's Role in Machine Learning Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR
  The First Wave: Algorithm Development Safwan Halabi, MD
  Bringing Machine Learning to Developers and Users
 
  Machine Learning and Clinical Informatics: How Radiology Can Collaborate with Other Specialties to Improve Population Health Maia Hightower, MD
  Q&A All speakers 
     

9 – 10am

SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS

  Session 1: General Improvement Stories Moderator: David Larson, MD, MBA
  Session 2: Outcomes Improvement Stories Moderators: Jennifer Broder, MD; Steven J. Baccei, MD
  Session 3: AI and Quality Moderator: Alexander J. Towbin, MD
     

10 – 10:30am

COFFEE BREAK

 
     

10:30am – Noon

Strategies to Optimize Reporting Through IT

Moderator: Olga R. Brook, MD

  Critical Results Notification in the Age of the Integrated EHR Steven J. Baccei, MD
  Managing Recommendations: Options for Closing the Results Follow-up Loop Ben C. Wandtke, MD, MMM
  Implementing a Process to Deliver Results Directly to Our Patients Bernadette L. Koch, MD
  Developing a Patient-Centric Report Hanna Zafar, MD
  Using Machine Learning to Drive Improved Reporting  
  Q&A All speakers 
     

Noon – 1pm

LUNCH

 
   

1 – 2:30pm

Dimensions of Service Quality

Moderator: Dave Paushter, MD

  Introduction Alexander J. Towbin, MD
  Reliability: Improvement Through Data Matt S. Davenport, MD
  Empathy: Delivering Difficult News Bernadette L. Koch, MD
  Responsiveness: Improvement from the Bottom Marta Heilbrun, MD
  Panel: Essential IT Tools for Your Quality Toolbox All speakers 
     

2:45 – 3:45pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 
Track: Innovations in Radiology
Developing AI Algorithms to Improve Quality
Judy Gichoya, MD; Adam Prater, MD, MPH
Track: Patient-Centered Care 101
The Daily Reading Room Huddle
Nadja Kadom, MD
Track: Regulatory Requirements
Implementing a CDS System: Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learned
Christie M. Lincoln, MD; Melissa Chen, MD
Track: Optimizing Your
Human Resources

Tips for Succeeding as a Quality Chief
Neville Irani, MD; Michael A. Bruno, MD, FACR
     

3:45 – 4pm

COFFEE BREAK

 
 

4 – 5pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 
Track: Innovations in Radiology Decreasing Interruptions in the Reading Room While Enabling Collaboration Ethan Smith, MD
Track: Patient-Centered Care 101 Advocating for Patients Hanna Zafar, MD
Track: Regulatory Requirements Disclosing Errors to Patients and Referrers — Are We Ready? Michael Bruno, MD; Stephen Brown, MD
Track: Optimizing Your Human Resources Managing Disruptive Personnel Bettina Siewert, MD; Marc H. Willis, DO

 

Note: program schedule subject to change

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Time (ET)

Topic

Faculty

8 – 9:30am

Improving the Patient Experience

Moderator: Jennifer Broder, MD

  Doing the Right Thing When Things Go Wrong: Building a
Culture of Safety Through Transparency
Dave Paushter, MD
  Bad Things Happen: Strategies for Effective Service Recovery Brett Carter, MD
  Using the EMR to Facilitate Communication between Patients
and Radiologists
Morgan McBee, MD
  Improving Care for Marginalized, Diverse and Vulnerable Patients Hannah Perry, MD 
  Q&A All speakers
     

9:30 – 10am

Coffee Break

 
     

10 – 11:30am

Building and Resourcing an Effective Quality Program

Moderator: David Larson, MD

  Avoiding Pitfalls When Starting Your Program Jennifer Broder, MD
  Operational Planning for Improving Outcomes Alex Towbin, MD
  Resourcing and Training Your Radiology Quality Leader David Larson, MD
  Improving the Quality of Our Employees: Mentoring and
Sponsoring the Next Generation
Amy Kotsenas, MD
  Q&A All speakers
     

11:30am – Noon

Closing and Summary

 
  From Here to Eternity Jonathan Kruskal, MD

 

Note: program schedule subject to change

Location

Date

Registration

Boston, MA October 26 - 28, 2018 Register

Registration Pricing


Category

Early Bird

Regular

On Site

Member $795 $845 $945
Nonmember Physician $895 $995 $1,095
Member-in-Training $445 $495 $595
Business Manager/Data Scientist/Administrator/Technologist $495 $545 $645

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.

Early Bird

Regular

On Site

First Team Member $795 $845 $945
First Team Nonmember $895 $995 $1,095
Additional Team Member $715.50 $760.50 $850.50
Additional Team Nonmember $805.50 $895.50 $985.50

Hotel Information

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

Group Rate: $289 single/double + 14.45% tax

Please call 1-888-627-7216 and refer to group name ACR Quality and Safety Conference to receive the special group rate.

Reservation deadline: October 4, 2018

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