2020 RLI Leadership Summit

September 11 - 13, 2020
Compass needle pointing toward leadership

The RLI Leadership Summit is the only leadership training program in radiology that is designed in close collaboration with business school experts to bring to bear the best business theories and research on how to improve your practices and departments.

Each session at the Leadership Summit will provide you with deeper understanding of several of the biggest challenges facing health care and radiology today and how to turn those challenges into opportunities for capturing greater value in the modern patient cycle of care.

For 2020 we will once again present a dedicated evening session for resident and young physician attendees. We listened to your feedback and have scheduled the session on Thursday evening to allow more time for valuable content. More details are coming soon!

See Program tab for full agenda and session details


NOTE: In light of the time and resources that individuals and institutions are spending dealing with the rapid changes in response to the Covid19 virus, we are extending the following deadline:

  • RLI Summit early bird rates extended to May 15, 2020 (click on Register tab above)

Accreditation and Designation Statements

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

Credit 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. 

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

Annual Summit Photos

2020 RLI Resident & Young Physician Leadership Program

Time Session Faculty  Descriptions
5:00 - 5:15 pm Welcome and Introductions

Dania Daye, MD, PhD
Eleanor Gillis, MD
Alexander Norbash MD, MS, FACR
Nisha Sankaran, MD
Kerri Vincenti, MD

5:15 - 6:00 pm Keynote: Design Thinking and Innovation in Radiology - Examples and Considerations Alexander Norbash MD, MS, FACR Radiology includes numerous examples of innovation, which does not typically follow a design thinking approach.  It may be helpful to understand the potential benefits of a more design-based approach to future innovations by contrasting and comparing individual examples of radiology innovation with design thinking approaches.
6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner with facilitated table discussions around goal setting for Summit experience Dania Daye, MD, PhD
Eleanor Gillis, MD
Nisha Sankaran, MD
Kerri Vincenti, MD
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Leadership Development / Panel

 The New Paradigm in Leadership


Panel Discussion with LEAD group



Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR


Marta Heilbrun, MD, MSCI
Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH

Healthcare continues to change and so does the role of leaders in their healthcare systems. We will discuss this changing paradigm, including skill set development and the roles and responsibilities of successful leaders.

8:00 - 9:00 pm


Career Development 

Key Factors for Success in Our First Real Job

Draconian Clauses in a Private Practice Contract Between a Group and Its Radiologists: Why Are They There; What Do They Mean?


Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR


Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR



The employment agreement (contract) between a Radiology group and its radiologist members is not a document of parity. The protections are in place for the practice. Six clauses are typically seen in this type of contract. What these clauses are and what they mean will be the topic of this presentation.



Q & A  
Time Session Faculty
 7:00  - 8:30 am Program Registration  
 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast  
 8:30 - 8:45 am Summit Welcome Gaurab Bhardwaj, MBA, PhD
Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MHCM, FACR
 8:45 am - 12:00 pm Leading in a Connected World: How More Successful People Thrive through Networks Today Rob Cross, MBA, PhD
 12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch
 1:30 - 5:00 pm Case Study Breakouts for Academic and Private Practice Radiologists Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR
 6:00 - 9:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Dinner  
Time  Session Faculty
 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast  
 8:30 am - 12 :00 pm Creating Financial Value  Jerome Taillard, PhD
 12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch  
 1:30 - 5:00 pm Leader as Coach  Scott Taylor, MBA, PhD
  Dinner on Your Own  
Time Session Faculty
 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast  
 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Negotiations Lakshmi Balachandra, MBA, PhD
 12:00 - 12:30 pm Summit Wrap-up Alexander N. Norbash, MD, MHCM, FACR
 12:30 pm Lunch (Optional)  
   Participants depart from Babson Executive Conference Center  




Wellesley, MA September 11 - 13, 2020 Register

Registration Pricing (Early Bird pricing extended to May 15th)


Early Bird
(before May 15, 2020)

(after May 15, 2020)

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Special pricing for teams available

First person full rate – 50% off second registration (discount will be taken off the lower-priced registration). Both attendees must register at the same time.

Register your team today by contacting Meetings Registration at 1-800-373-2204 or email rlimeetings@acr.org. Team pricing may not be combined with other discounts.

Babson Executive Conference Center
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, Massachusetts 02457-0310
Ph. 781-235-1200

To book your stay at the exclusive Babson Executive Conference Center, please contact reservations at 781-239-5816. Please use reference ID RLI2020 when you call.

About the Venue:

The Babson Executive Conference Center is located on Babson College's campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts, 20 minutes from Boston and Logan International Airport.

Offering a rare blend of conference facilities and thoughtful amenities, the seclusion and serenity of our setting ensures the focus of your meeting is on your objectives. Our 211 guest rooms come complete with work spaces and complimentary wireless Internet access. And for your leisure time, Babson also offers inviting living rooms with fireplaces and a lounge for relating and relaxing. We also invite you to take advantage of recreational amenities like our billiards in the Bottom Line Lounge or on-site exercise equipment in the fitness room.