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RLI Summit

Three Days of Unparalleled Professional Development
September 6 - 8, 2024

Tackle Workforce Challenges at the 2024 RLI Summit

During this immersive weekend, you will learn from renowned radiology leaders and business experts in an interactive environment that will equip you with the tools, strategies and new connections you need to conquer critical business and leadership challenges head-on. The RLI Summit has something for everyone!  Summit attendees represent a variety of practice settings and experience levels and together offer a team learning experience like no other.

This year’s program will focus on issues around workforce challenges and how to best manage the continued demand for imaging from a strategic decision making, operations and leadership perspective.  

Faculty from Babson College, the #1 entrepreneurship MBA for three decades, will share insights and research in these important areas and lead interactive discussions that will provide you with key takeaways and practical strategies for you to implement in your practice. 

Radiology leaders will guide you through two case studies that will challenge your current ways of thinking and provide you with new ideas for your practice.  

There is something to learn and connections to forge at every RLI Summit.  Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in three days of unparalleled professional development. This is the education that all physicians should have. We invite you to join us in September and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

2024 RLI Summit -- See you at the Seaport Hotel!

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Pre-Conference Workshop: Resident & Young Physician Leadership Program
September 5, 6-9pm ET

The program kicks off with the Summit Pre-Conference Resident and Young Physician Leadership Program on Thursday evening. Free to residents, and all Summit attendees, topics reflect a mix of both topical and timeless business management and leadership content designed specifically for rising leaders.

Keynote Speaker for the 2024 RLI Awards Dinner

Dr. Basu is a pioneering business leader, entrepreneur, and physician whose professional mission has been to build a better American healthcare system and, by extension, a better America. A former Stanford University physician and White House Advisor, Pat has served as the principal leader of organizations in the public, private, and government sectors with direct responsibility for managed care or delivery of care to more than 25 million Americans. This impact encompasses leading two national healthcare providers and a Fortune 10 managed care organization; helping start a leading virtual health company and serving as a growth equity investor in the health, technology, and services sectors. Dr. Basu currently serves as a Managing Partner of Varsity Healthcare Partners where he leads investments in high growth companies and entrepreneurs improving health care. In this capacity he also oversees Varsity Operations, a team of former CEOs, CFOs and CIOs which help guide portfolio investments in their growth.

Dr. Basu was the guest on the April 2024 RLI Taking the Lead podcast. Listen now»

Three reasons to register today

  1. Learn from the experts. Over the course of a weekend, top-tier faculty from Babson College (the #1 entrepreneurship MBA for three decades) and renowned radiology leaders will share strategies to help you tackle critical business and leadership challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to reflect on these learnings through the lens of your experience as well as the perspective of a diverse range of other attendees.

  2. Access peer problem solving. You’ll put your learnings into practice during hands-on breakout sessions and a real-world case study review. Gain fresh ideas and share innovative approaches with your peers while discussing actual practice scenarios and challenges.  

  3. Build your network. The 2024 RLI Summit is an immersive weekend of collaboration with the best and brightest in the specialty. This is the conference where you’ll forge connections that will make the biggest impact on your career for decades to come.

Why should I attend the 2024 RLI Summit?

 Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, and Summit Program Chair, explains why you can’t miss this educational and interactive program!


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

Annual Summit Photos

Thursday | Sept. 5th

Pre-Conference Workshop: Resident & Young Physician Leadership Program
September 5, 6-9pm ET





5:30 – 6:00pm Networking
6:00 – 6:10pm Welcome  
6:10 - 6:35pm
Navigating Radiology Education Amidst Workforce Shortages
Mary H. Scanlon, MD, FACR
6:35 - 7:00pm
Workforce Shortage Job Searching: An Embarrassment of Riches?
Richard Duszak, Jr., MD, FACR
7:00 - 7:25pm
How Will the Workforce Shortage Impact Radiology 5-10 Years in the Future?
Geoffrey D Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
7:25 - 7:35pm
7:35 - 8:35pm
Panel Discussion: Strategies Leaders Are Using to Mitigate the Workforce Shortage

Geoffrey D Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
Dana H Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR
David A Rosman, MD, FACR
Syed Zaidi, MD, FACR

8:35 - 9:00pm
9:00pm Program Concludes


Friday | Sept. 6th




7 – 8:30am Badge Pickup and Breakfast  
8:30 – 8:45am Summit Welcome Alia Crocker, Ph D
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
8:45am – Noon Strategic Decision Making  Dwight L. Gertz, BA, MBA
12:15 – 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30 –5pm Case Studies Richard Duszak, MD, FACR
Dana H. Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR
6 – 8:30pm RLI Awards and Recognition Dinner  

Saturday | Sept. 7th




7 – 8:30am Breakfast  
8:30am – Noon Optimizing Operations for Labor Scarcity and Volume Growth
Optimizing operations in radiology can be particularly challenging given the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguous nature of the workforce, exam characteristics and processes. However, there are some approaches that can be used to increase stability, efficiency and, ultimately, scale clinic operations. This session will first define operational processes. Then we will leverage lean management and performance measurement to identify areas of opportunity within the practice of radiology. We will conclude with a reflection on how to develop a culture of continuous improvement.
Wiljeana Glover, PhD
12:15 – 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30 –5pm Case Studies Richard Duszak, MD, FACR
Dana H. Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR

Sunday | Sept. 8th




7 – 8:30am Breakfast  
8:30am – Noon Leading Yourself and Others: Building Self Awareness, Connections & A Developmental Culture
Radiologists face challenges at multiple levels from work volume to disrespect and burnout. While many of these are systemic, at the individual level, remedies may include promoting connections, expressing appreciation, and listening to colleagues. This session will be built on the emotional intelligence framework which emphasizes self- and social awareness, empathy and social skills for effective leadership. Deep self-knowledge is necessary to lead yourself in your work and career, so we will begin by considering our own self-awareness and how we connect with others. We will explore the practice of empathy and how to extend this to leading with compassion. Finally, we will practice developmental coaching to build skills and begin to consider our role in contributing to a developmental culture.
Wendy Murphy, BA, MS, PhD
Noon – 12:30pm Summit Wrap-Up Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR




Boston, MA September 6 - 8, 2024 Register


Early Bird Rates
January 15 – May 15, 2024

Regular Rates
beginning May 16, 2024

ACR Member $1,350 $1,750
Non-Member $1,750 $2,250
Resident $625 $875

2024 RLI Summit - Program Chairs

Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR

Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR

RLI Summit Program Co-Chair
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medical Imaging
University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson

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Alia Crocker, Ph D

RLI Summit Program Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Strategy in the Management Department
Babson College

2024 RLI Summit – Faculty

Richard Duszak, Jr., MD, FACR

Richard Duszak, MD, FACR

Chair, ACR Commission on Leadership and Practice Development
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology
University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Dwight L. Gertz, BA, MBA

Associate Professor of Practice
Babson College

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Wiljeana Glover, PhD

Associate Professor
Founding Faculty Director, Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Babson College

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Wendy Murphy, BA, MS, PhD

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs
Professor of Management at Babson College
Co-Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership & Influence Program

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Dana H. Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR

Chair, Department of Radiology
Associate Medical Director, Medical Specialties
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans
Chief Executive Officer, American College of Radiology (effective July 1, 2024)

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RLI Resident & Young Physician Leadership Program - Planning Committee

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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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 

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The Reservation Deadline is Thursday, August 15, 2024.

Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be offered if any rooms are available at the hotel at the Group's rate.