JACR Reviewer Toolkit Webinar

Join K. Elizabeth Hawk, MD, PhD, for a deep dive into what makes a quality peer review. Dr. Hawk, JACR associate editor representing young physicians, will cover the ins and outs of completing a peer review. You’ll learn about conflicts of interest, the anatomy of a high-quality review, and common pitfalls for new reviewers. This webinar is suitable for members at all career stages who are hoping to improve or refresh their peer review skills or become more involved with the JACR.

Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Access the recording for CME

Instructions for Claiming Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must watch the webinar, engage in the additional resources, complete the activity post-test and evaluation. Participants must receive an 80% or higher score on the post-test. The participant has three attempts to pass the post-test and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity. Access the recording for CME

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
The ACR Disclosure Policy: In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for disclosure and review of potential conflicts of interest, and a method for resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve these values and ensure its educational activities are independent and free of commercial bias, all individuals, including planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators, participating in an ACR educational activity, or an activity jointly provided by the ACR must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

The following planners, managers and faculty have no financial relationships to disclose: K. Elizabeth Hawk, MD, Ph.D; Lyndsee Cordes; Nazish Khaliq; Beverlee Carlisle; Lisa Gunderman; Alexis LaCount.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify best practices for approaching a peer review.
  2. Discuss the purpose of peer review and recognize potential pitfalls when reviewing a manuscript.
  3. Review a paper’s approach to a topic.
  4. Explain how to evaluate a paper’s methodology and statistical analysis.
  5. Recognize bias and confounding variables.

Accreditation and Designation Statements


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

Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material 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.

Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated "SA-CME" by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment

CME Released: 11/30/2020
CME Expires: 11/30/2023

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.