Resident and Fellow Section 2014 Recap

American College of Radiology
Annual Meeting & Chapter
Leadership Conference
Resident and Fellow Section
2014 Recap
Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.
The American College
of Radiology
“Quality Is Our Image”
What is the ACR?
 Originally established in 1923 as an honorary society to
recognize “Fellows” with distinguished academic careers
 1930’s – “advancing the science of radiology by means of the
study of the economic aspects of radiology and the
encouragement of improved educational facilities for
 The ACR has been the primary organization representing the
socioeconomic and professional practice issues of radiology
since it’s foundation
ACR Mission
To serve patients and society by
 Maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional
radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics
 Advancing the science of radiology
 Improving the quality of patient care
 Positively influencing the socioeconomics of the practice of radiology
 Providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions
 Conducting research for the future of radiology
ACR Overview
 Over 34,000 members
 Oversees accreditation
 Organizes activities by
five pillars of excellence
 Publishes the JACR & ACR
Appropriateness Criteria®
 Advocacy
 Clinical Research
 Economics
 Education
 Quality and Safety
 Promotes Image Wisely &
Image Gently campaigns
 Administers the AIRP
(former AFIP), Radiology
Leadership Institute and
other CME activities
American College
of Radiology
Resident and
Fellow Section
“Lead from the Beginning”
Resident & Fellow Section (RFS)
 All radiology residents are
automatically free members
during training
 Focuses on education &
resources for residents
 RFS e-news
 RFS Toolkit
 The largest and most active
RFS section among radiology
 ACR RFS Fellowships
 Represents the future of the
ACR and our profession
 Health Policy Milestones in
Modern America
 Business Concepts in Radiology
Lecture Series
 Resident and Fellow
Journal Club
AMCLC 2014
 “Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference”
 Held at the Washington Hilton, in Washington D.C.
 Resident & Fellow Section Meeting – Saturday, April
26th & Sunday, April 27th
 ACR Council – Monday, April 28th & Tuesday, April 29th
 Capitol Hill Visit - Wednesday, April 30th
 Attended by over 300 residents
Resident & Fellow Section
 22st annual dedicated RFS meeting
 Opportunities:
 Learn about the ACR’s legislative and advocacy
efforts and future business models in radiology
 Leadership development
 Network with colleagues nationwide
 Meet senior leaders in the ACR
 Participate in the ACR Council
5th Annual RFS Poster Session
 57 posters on electronic display
 Can be viewed online via the AMCLC RFS portal
 Categories:
Advocacy & Government Relations
Economics & Health Policy
Clinical Research
Quality & Safety
RFS Poster Winners
 Case Based
 Lead Author: Ivan DeQuesada, MD
 Program: Emory University
 Title: Central Venous Catheter
Complications: A Case Review
 Economics & Health Policy
 Lead Author: Nathaniel Margolis, MD
 Program: New York University
 Title: Imaging 3.0: How Trainees can
add Value
RFS Poster Winners
 Advocacy & Government Relations
 Lead Author: M. Cody O’Dell, MD, MPH
 Program: Florida Hospital
 Title: Instituting Governmental Relations
and Advocacy in the Radiology Resident
Curriculum: A Pilot Study
 Quality & Safety
 Lead Author: Joseph Fuller, MD
 Program: University of Washington
 Title: Radiology Clinical Decision Support:
Evaluation of Feasibility at a Level I
Trauma Center
RFS Meeting Highlights
 Radiology Advocacy Network Overview &
RADPAC Legislative Update
Andrew Wu, MD; AJ Lewis, MD; Melody Ballesteros
 Leadership
Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, FACR
 Achieving Competency in the Health Care
Economics Milestones: An RLI Primer
Richard Duszak Jr, MD, FACR; Jason N. Itri, MD, PhD;
Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR; Zeke Silva III, MD,
FACR; William T. Thorwarth Jr, MD, FACR
 ABR Update with Q&A
 Lunch with ACR Leaders
RFS Meeting Highlights
 Point/Counterpoint Debate: Radiology Residency Spots should be
Drastically and Immediately Reduced
Saurabh Jha, MBBS; Adam Kaye, MD; Neil Lall, MD; Colin Segovis, MD, PhD; Mark Sharafinski, MD
 RFS International Outreach Subcommittee Panel
Claire Alleyne, MD, Maud Morshedi, MD, and Rend Khalili, MD
 Nonclinical Careers for Radiologists
Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA and Andrew Misono, MD, MBA
 Young Physician Panel: Transitioning to Life after Training
 Senior Resident Panel
Matt Hawkins, MD; Rebecca Gerber, MD; Taj Kattapuram, MD; Adam Kaye, MD; Ashley Lotfipour,
MD; Tirath Patel, MD
ACR Council
 Councilors represent all state
and subspecialty societies
 Discuss business of the College
 Debate and adopt policies and resolutions
 Multiple lectures focused on socioeconomic
issues and radiology
AMCLC Speakers
 Robert D. Moreton Lecture: Value Based Healthcare Delivery
 Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business School
 Controlling Costs and Improving Healthcare, What Physicians
and Employers Can do Together
 Helen Darling, President of the National Business Group on Health
 Economics Forum: Demonstrating the Value of Imaging 3.0
 Dr. Geraldine McGinty MD, FACR, Chair of the ACR Commission on Economics
 Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group
 Neiman Health Policy Institute: Information Evolution
 Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR, HPI chief medical officer
Capitol Hill Visits
 Visits organized by ACR and RADPAC
 Over 500 radiologists participated
in the 2014 Capitol Hill Visits!
 Met Members of Congress to
discuss important issues such as:
ACR supported provisions in the recent SGR patch
Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR)
Clinical Decision Support Requirements
Utilization Management Reforms
Medicare coverage for CT Lung Cancer Screening
 Political Action Committee affiliated with the ACR
 Lobbies in DC to support the political interests of Radiology
 Many RFS members were new contributors during the 2014
AMCLC and members-in-training are encouraged to consider
donating $5/month to support our profession
 Donations can be made online at or via mail
 Four winning states of the RADPAC March Madness Campaign
received $500 prizes to fund residents to attend the AMCLC
 Congratulations to TN, MS, NY, and AR!
Imaging 3.0
 An ACR-initiated culture change
 Recognizes the modern challenges facing our profession
 Focuses on behaviors needed to lead our practices, patient care, and the future
 Provides a roadmap for radiologists to manage the shift from volume-based
reimbursement to value-based healthcare delivery
 A call to action to all radiologists to take a
leadership role in shaping America’s future
healthcare system
 An expanded format of our ACR annual meeting with greatly
increased content and programming for all members
 The best of ACR is showcased in sessions from the ACR
Education Center, Radiology Leadership Institute and the
American Institute for Radiologic Pathology
 Over 100 sessions covering all aspects of radiology including
clinical and leadership education, advocacy, economics,
informatics, research, and quality and safety
 May 17-21, 2015, Marriott Wardman Hotel, Washington DC
 New for the RFS: in addition to the weekend
meeting, sessions will be held throughout the week
with content for members-in-training
 Website:
 ACR 2015 Video:
Beyond the Annual
Staying involved with the
ACR RFS throughout the year
Visit the RFS website
• Numerous educational resources for residents
• Information on applying
for fellowships,
volunteering and more!
• Information on how to get
involved in a subcommittee
• Contact us at [email protected]
• Affirm your membership today at
ACR RFS on Social Media
 Ways to participate in the
ongoing discussion about the
future of radiology
 Follow @ACRRFS on twitter
 Use #RadRes for all tweets
radiology resident related
 Join ACR RFS on Facebook
ACR RFS Journal Club
 Virtual Journal Club held every 2 months
 Led by Dr. Geraldine McGinty, MD, FACR
 Chair of the Commission on Economics (Twitter @DrGMcGinty)
 To learn about past and future events and
sign up to participate, visit the RFS website:
Get Involved in Your State Chapter
 ACR has chapters in every state, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada
 Most states have an organized RFS
 If you are not sure how to contact your state
chapter or would like to start a state chapter,
please email [email protected]
Membership Subcommittee
 Coordinates a variety of RFS initiated projects to benefit
members-in-training, recent work includes:
 Health Policy Milestones in Modern America Lecture Series
 Business Concepts In Radiology Lecture Series
 Getting Started Handbook: A Guide to Year One of Radiology Residency
 All projects remain on the RFS website
 Anyone can become involved!
 Contact [email protected] for more information
Radiology Advocacy Network
 Ensures that radiology’s voice is heard at
the local and federal levels
 Motivates fellow radiologists to take an
active role in the defense of our specialty
 Spreads awareness of legislative and
regulatory issues
 Disseminates advocacy information to coresidents, acting as part of a sophisticated
network to respond for ACR Calls to Action
 To get involved, email [email protected]
ACR Radiology Leadership Institute
 Mission is to provide training “to prepare leaders who will
shape the future of radiology to ensure quality, elevate
service and deliver extraordinary patient care”
 Enrollment is FREE for residents & fellows
 Annual RLI Leadership Summit
 August 7-10, 2014
 Babson College, Wellesley, MA
 Discount for RFS members
Young Physician Section (YPS)
Mentor Network
 The YPS has partnered with the RFS to create
a network of young and early career
physicians that have volunteered to serve as
mentors for RFS members
 Visit the website to participate
Apply for an ACR Fellowship
 J.T. Rutherford Fellowship – Government Relations
 James Moorefield Fellowship – Economics and Health Policy
 Health Services Research Fellowship
 E. Stephen Amis Jr., M.D. Quality and Safety Fellowship
 Valerie Jackson Fellowship – Education
 Radiation Oncology Resident Training Fellowship – RadOnc Research
 Goldberg-Reeder International Travel Grant – Bringing Imaging to the
Developing World
 Visit:
RFS Executive Committee
Andy Moriarity, MD
Tirath Patel, MD
Education Liaison
Henry Ford Health System, MI
University of Toledo, OH
Neil Lall, MD
McKinley Glover, MD
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
AMA Delegate/Advocacy Liaison
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, LA
Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
Jonathan Flug, MD
Taj Kattapuram, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Communications Officer
Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
Amy Patel, MD
Jolinta Lin, MD
Radiation Oncology Representative
University of Kansas-Wichita, KS
University of Maryland, MD
Contact us – [email protected]
Elections occur annually, please consider running in 2015!
 E-mail the executive committee at [email protected]
 Visit
 Read the RFS E-News
 See you May 17-21, 2015
in D.C. at ACR 2015

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