RLI Summit

Three Days of Unparalleled Professional Development
Find Inspiration at the RLI Summit


2024 dates to be posted soon

Join us for the 2024 RLI Summit to connect, share and find new inspiration for your leadership journey.
Over the course of a weekend, top-tier faculty from Babson College (the #1 entrepreneurship MBA for three decades) and renowned radiology leaders train attendees how to tackle critical business and leadership challenges.
During the Summit you’ll learn essential elements to enhance the success of your practice. You’ll also have a chance to put these learnings into practice during hands-on breakout sessions and two interactive case study sessions with your peers. .
Round out your Summit experience by networking with the specialty’s best and brightest in a highly interactive environment.

Earn up to 16 credits of CME while investing in your professional development.   (2023)


Accreditation Information

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.
Physician Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been supported by an independent medical educational grant from Philips Healthcare

Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must, complete an activity evaluation and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.
Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org

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Resident & Young Physician Leadership Program (Pre-Conference)
 2024 Program Information Coming Soon





2024 Program Information Coming Soon

Saturday Sept. 30th

Times Session Faculty
 7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast  
 8:30 am - 12:00 pm  Finance: Creating Value in Your Organization
Most business owners and managers go to work every day hoping to “create value”. But, what is “value” and for whom are they creating it? In this session, we will look at examples of valuable companies and try to identify what makes them worth more than their competition. 
Next, we will review some basic financial tools we can use to assess value creation. Finally, you will have the opportunity to consider your organization and your role in it through the lens of value creation.
Richard T. Bliss, PhD
 12:15 - 1:30  Lunch  
 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Case Studies
Preventing (or not) the Loss of Your Hospital Contract: The Role of Corporatization
This interactive case study will cover many of the opportunities and issues facing practices today. These include alignment, hospital contract competition, responding to RFPs, Covid-related challenges, on site versus remote hospital coverage, non-compete clauses, and dealing with the problematic partner/associate. Special attention will be given to the rise of corporatization and the implications that this phenomenon has on our specialty. Attendees will discuss real-life problems and develop strategies that they can immediately implement into their own practices.


Shifting Equilibrium to Maintain Stability
The situation at Moniz Medical Center in Santa Barbara, California, has reached a critical point, as the hospital is facing a staffing crisis that could have serious consequences for patient care. The Chair of Radiology, Carol Ardorly, is struggling to find overnight emergency radiologists to cover Serra Community Hospital, a crucial part of the hospital system. To address this problem, Dr. Ardorly turned to a teleradiology service provided by a large national radiology practice, “BlastRad”, which was able to deliver fast and efficient results for the emergency department.
However, the hospital's fortunes just took a turn for the worse. Dr. Ardorly and her Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Tom Brogdan, recently received the shocking news that twenty-five radiologists from the local community, who were working for the national radiology practice, had given notice and would be off the job in just 60 days. As a result, the teleradiology contract for Serra Community Hospital would be canceled, leaving the hospital without the overnight emergency radiologists it needs to provide critical care to patients. In addition, the evening, night, and weekend coverage at Forssmann Medical Center, Moniz's sister hospital, would also be canceled, further exacerbating the staffing crisis.
The hospital administration has turned to Drs. Ardorly and Brogdan for a solution to this urgent problem. The sudden loss of a significant portion of the radiology staff could have serious consequences, including longer wait times for diagnostic results, misdiagnoses, and delayed treatment. The situation is complicated by the fact that finding qualified radiologists to fill the vacancies on short notice may be difficult, especially in a competitive job market. Drs. Ardorly and Brogdan will need to act quickly and decisively to ensure that the hospital can continue to provide the highest quality care to its patients.
Join us as we unpack the challenges facing Drs. Ardorly and Brogdan as they consider how to deal with this sudden crisis.
Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
   Dinner on Your Own  

Sunday Oct. 1st

Times Session Faculty
 7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast  
 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Negotiations

Radiologists, like everyone else, negotiate on a daily basis – perhaps with colleagues, residents, supervisors, patients, administrators, vendors, potential business partners, or others. In this interactive workshop, participants will increase awareness of their current negotiation assumptions and habits, learn about fundamental techniques for both creating and claiming value in negotiation, understand how common psychological biases affect negotiator decisions, and identify concrete opportunities to negotiate more effectively in professional settings.
Melissa Manwaring
 12:00 - 12:30 pm Summit Wrap-Up Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MHCM, FACR

2023 RLI Summit Registration Rates




ACR Member   $1,750
Non-Member   $2,250
Resident   $875


RLI Summit - Faculty and Program Chairs


Bret Bero

Assistant Professor of Practice
Babson College

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Gaurab Bhardwaj, PhD, MBA, MA

RLI Summit Program Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Management at Babson College

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Richard Bliss, PhD

Professor of Finance
Babson College

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Melissa Manwaring

Associate Professor of Practice
Babson College

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Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR

Immediate Past CEO & President Imaging Consultants, Inc.

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Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MS, FACR

RLI Summit Program Co-Chair
Chair and Professor of Radiology, University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

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Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR

Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medical Imaging
University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson

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RLI Resident & Young Physician Leadership Program - Planning Committee and Faculty

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Ellen Chung, MD

National Children's Hospital 
Columbus, OH


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Ariadne DeSimone, MD

Ariadne DeSimone, MD, MPH

Brigham & Women's Hospital 
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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Neil U. Lall, MD

Neil Lall, MD

Emory University / Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

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Frank D. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Chief Medical Officer, The Radiology Leadership Institute, 
Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Dept. of Radiology Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

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Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR

Immediate Past CEO & President Imaging Consultants, Inc.

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Mona Shariari, MD

Mona Shahriari, MD

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

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Trent Graham, MD

Graham Trent, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine 
New York, NY

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Minutes from Logan Airport
Located in the Seaport District
One of Boston's most exciting neighborhoods
Authentic New England feel on the historic waterfront  
Restaurants, parks and museums within walking distance