2013 RFS AMCLC Wrap-Up and Overview

Report
American College of Radiology
Annual Meeting & Chapter
Leadership Conference
Resident and Fellow Section
2013 Recap
Washington Hilton
Washington D.C.
5/4/2013-5/8/2013
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
radiologists”
 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 socio-economics 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 &
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)
 http://rfs.acr.org
 All radiology residents are
automatically members during
training
 Focuses on education &
resources for residents
 RFS e-news
 RFS Toolkit
 The largest and most active
RFS section among radiology
organizations
 ACR Fellowships
 Represents the future of the
ACR
 Health Policy Milestones in
Modern America
 Business Concepts in Radiology
Lecture Series
 Resident and Fellow
Journal Club
AMCLC 2013
 “Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference”
 Held at the Washington Hilton, in Washington D.C.
 Resident & Fellow Section Meeting – Saturday May 4th
& Sunday May 5th
 ACR Council – Monday May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th
 Capitol Hill Visits - Wednesday, May 8th
 Attended by over 300 residents
Resident & Fellow Section
 21st annual dedicated RFS meeting
 Opportunities:
 Learn about the ACR’s legislative and advocacy efforts
 Learn about future business models in radiology
 Leadership development
 Learn about international outreach opportunities
for radiology residents
 Network with colleagues nationwide
 Meet senior leaders in the ACR
 Participate in the ACR Council
4th Annual RFS Poster Session
 49 posters on display
 Can be viewed online @ the AMCLC RFS portal
(http://amclc.acr.org/PROGRAMMAPS/ResidentFellow.aspx)
 Categories:
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Advocacy & Government Relations
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Economics & Health Policy
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Education
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Case-Based
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Clinical Research

Quality & Safety
RFS Poster Winners
 Clinical Research
 Lead Author: Eric Monroe
 Program: University of Washington
 Title: Emergent embolization of ruptured hepatic angiosarcoma: a single center
experience
 Case Based
 Lead Author: Chris Lazo, MD
 Program: University of Florida College of Medicine
 Title: Now you see it, Now you don’t: Comparing two cases of gallstone ileus
 Economics & Health Policy
 Lead Author: Mary Wood, MD
 Program: Eastern Virginia Medical School
 Title: Examining barriers for mammography screening compliance within an urban
hospital and an underserved primary care clinic in Santiago, Chile
RFS Poster Winners
 Advocacy & Government Relations
 Lead Author: Florian Fintelmann
 Program: Massachusetts General Hospital
 Title: Novel Advocacy Platform to Reach Junior Residents: Teaching Essentials for
Independent Call
 Quality & Safety
 Lead Author: Aarti Luhar, MD
 Program: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
 Title: Reducing Unnecessary Pelvic Imaging in Trauma Patients: A Residents-Driven
Quality Improvement Project
 Education
 Lead Author: Andrew Bunney, MD
 Program: University of Minnesota
 Title: Improving Medical Student Radiology Education Through Development
of a Focused Ultrasound Moodle
RFS Meeting Highlights
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Radiology Advocacy Network Overview
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Dr. David Rosman
AMA Overview and Update
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Dr. Alex Ding
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Lunch with ACR Leaders
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RFS International Outreach
Subcommittee Info Session
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State RFS Leaders Networking Breakfast
Dr. Alexander Norbash FACR
Separate Radiology and Radiation
Oncology Young Physician Panels:
Transitioning to Life after Training
Dr. Richard Duszak FACR
Healthcare Reform/PPACA Discussion
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Drs. John Patti FACR and Paul Ellenbogen FACR
Setting a Strategic Course- RLI MiniSession
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Dr. Lawrence R. Muroff FACR
Q&A with ACR Leadership
Radiology Risk Management: Improving
Quality through Expectations and
Communication
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Dr. Lawrence R. Muroff FACR
Radiology Leadership Institute Overview
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Dr. Andrew Wu
What You Didn’t Learn in Residency
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***Video highlights from the meeting will be posted on the RFS website***
RFS Meeting Highlights
 New for the 2013 RFS Meeting
 Dual Track Programming
 First-Time Attendee Track
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Senior Resident Involvement Panel
Leadership in Practice
 Dr. Richard B. Gunderman FACR
Business of Radiology
 Dr. Frank Lexa
 Return Attendee Track
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Advocacy Engagement Panel
Economics & Coding Session
 Dr. Geraldine McGinty FACR
Making a Career Out of Quality
 Dr. Paul Nagy FSIIM
 Point/Counterpoint - Is eliminating
fee for service reimbursement good or bad for radiology?
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Moderator – Dr. Saurabh Jha
Presenters – Drs. Matt Hawkins and Neil Lall
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 Keynote Speakers
 Robert D. Moreton Lecture
 Value, Variation, and Patient-Centered care: Building Radiology’s Future
 Brent James, MD
 Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Presentation
 Promoting Relevancy and Value in Evolving Health Care Delivery Systems
 Richard Duszak, MD FACR
Capitol Hill Visits
 Visits were organized by the ACR and RADPAC
 More than 525 radiologists participated in the
2013 AMCLC Capitol Hill Day, an all-time
record!
 Attendees distributed information regarding
our two MPPR bills, S. 623 and H.R. 846
 S. 623 gained 3 co-sponsors as a result of Hill Day
 H.R. 846 gained 12 co-sponsors as a result of Hill Day
RADPAC
 The Political Action Committee affiliated with the ACR
 Lobbies in DC to support the political interests of Radiology
 More than 400 contributors during the 2013 AMCLC including over 140
members in training!
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During the Chapter Leader’s Breakfast on Monday of the AMCLC, RADPAC
presented the four winning states of the RADPAC March Madness Campaign with
$500 prizes
 The $500 is to be used to fund a resident to attend the AMCLC
 Congratulations to CA, IA, MO, and WY!
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Donations can be made online at www.radpac.org
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RFS members are encouraged to consider donating
$5/month to RADPAC to support our profession
Imaging 3.0
 A change process led by the ACR
 Recognizes the changes facing the profession
 Focuses on what we need to manage our practices, patient care, and the future
 A call to action to all radiologists to take a
leadership role in shaping America’s future
healthcare system
Beyond the AMCLC
Staying involved with the
ACR RFS throughout the year
ACR RFS on Twitter
 Follow the RFS @ACRRFS
 Use #radres for all tweets
radiology resident related
 Join the ongoing discussion
about the future of radiology
in the twittersphere
Visit the RFS website
• Numerous educational resources for residents
• Directory of state RFS
chapters/leaders
• Information on applying
for fellowships,
volunteering and more!
• http://rfs.acr.org
ACR RFS Virtual Journal Club
 Led by Dr. Geraldine McGinty FACR
 Chair of the Commission on Economics, Twitter @ gmcginty
 Next Journal Club – August 1st - Hosted by
Dr. David Levin on the topic of Self Referral
 Prior topics
 Reimbursement for radiology and radiologists – Dr. Ronald Evens FACR
 Imaging Utilization: RBMs vs Decision Support – Dr. Richard Duszak FACR & Jim Rawson FACR
 Imaging Utilization: The effect of price and policy – Dr. David Lee PhD
 Radiology Practice Models – Dr. Lawrence Muroff FACR
 Recaps from prior journal clubs available for download on
the RFS website
Membership Subcommittee
 Focuses on a variety of projects to benefit the
RFS membership.
 All projects remain on the RFS website.
 Anyone can become involved!
 Contact [email protected] if you would like to
participate
ACR Radiology Leadership
Institute
 Mission – “to prepare leaders
who will shape the future of
radiology”
 Enrollment is FREE for residents
& fellows
 www.radiologyleaders.org
 RLI Annual Event at Kellogg
School of Management
 July 25-28, 2013 – Discount for
RFS members
 Upcoming free webinars
 Identify & Apply – June 18th
 Optimize your outcomes – June 24th
 Changing the culture – June 27th
 Is there a new payment model in your
future? – August 7th
 Multiple archived webinars
 Live meetings
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
 View the list of mentors –
 http://www.acr.org/Membership/Residentsand-Fellows/Resident-Resources/YPS-Mentors
Health Policy Milestones in
Modern America
 2011-2012 Membership
Subcommittee project
 Insightful perspective on how
politics and public opinion have
shaped and defined the delivery
of healthcare in the United States
 PowerPoint lecture series
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http://www.acr.org/Membership/Residen
ts-and-Fellows/Learning-Center/HPMMA
 Selected Topics:
 The Formation of Blue Cross and
Blue Shield
 The AMA’s Defeat of President
Truman’s Health Care Proposal
 Shift to Employer-Based Health
Insurance in the United States
 The Creation of Medicare
 The History of Radiology in
Medicare
 … and many more!
Business Concepts In
Radiology
 Excellent resource compiled by
the 2010-2011 membership
subcommittee
 All lectures correspond to the
free video lectures compiled by
Dr. David Yousem MD, MBA
 PowerPoints http://www.acr.org/Membership/Residen
ts-and-Fellows/Learning-Center/BCR
 Video Lectures –
http://webcast.jhu.edu/mediasite/Catalog
/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=7e18b7d59c63-487e-aaf1-77a86f83b011
 Selected Topics:
 The Management Expenses in
Radiology
 Malpractice: What the Thinking
Radiologist Should Know
 Communication, Leadership, and
Excellence
 The 411 of Employment
Contracts
 Where does the money come
from in Radiology? An
application of RVUs
Dollars and Sense
 Online resource for residents and
fellows on non-technical issues that
affect the future of radiology
 Includes sections on
 Government Relations
 Reimbursement and Finance
 Imaging Informatics
 Legal Issues pertinent to Radiology
 Future plans: Interactive Q & A
sessions with ACR leadership
Getting Started Handbook:
A Guide to Radiology Residency
 Making the transition from clinician to consultant
 Contrast reactions and radiation safety
 Introduction to each rotation
 Dictations
 Resident resources
 Organized medicine and advocacy
 The alphabet soup of medical organizations
 An excellent resource when distributed to first year residents
prior to arrival
Career Handbook
 Resource created by the RFS Membership Subcommittee to
assist residents and fellows in the job search process and
making the transition from internship to Radiology residency
 Contents of the Career Handbook
 Fellowships
 Types of Jobs
 Interview Preparation
 Questions to ask
 Contracts
 Recruiters
Heart of Radiology Campaign
 Increase resident and fellow involvement in community
service activities.
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Serving meals at a homeless shelter
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Habitat for Humanity
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Sponsor a team 5K for a local cause
 Combat the perception of radiologists as physicians who are
detached from the doctor-patient relationship and their
communities.
 Help build a better world!
http://www.acr.org/Membership/Residents-and-Fellows/Volunteering/Heart-of-Radiology
How Can I Get Involved?
 All residents are free members of the ACR!
 Affirm your membership today at https://shop.acr.org/MemberAffirmation.aspx
 Visit the RFS Website
 Attend the 2014 ACR AMCLC
 April 26th-30th in Washington D.C.
 Submit a research poster
 Run for an executive committee position
 Join your state RFS chapter
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Start an RFS if your state chapter is yet to exist!
 Join the Radiology Resident Advocacy Network
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E-mail [email protected] for more information
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
 For more information: http://www.acr.org/Membership/Residents-and-Fellows/ACR-Fellowships
RFS Executive Committee
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Jonathan A. Flug, MD, MBA
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Florian Fintelmann, MD
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Chair
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A3CR2 Representative/Educational Liaison
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Winthrop-University Hospital, NY
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Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
Andy Moriarity, MD
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Neil Lall, MD
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Vice-Chair
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AMA Delegate/Advocacy Liaison
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Henry Ford Health System, MI
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Ochsner Clinic Foundation, LA
C. Matthew Hawkins, MD
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Nathaniel Margolis, MD
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Immediate Past Chair
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Communications Officer
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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, OH
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New York University Medical Center, NY
Ryan Brady, MD
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Lauren Layer, MD
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Secretary
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Radiation Oncology Representative
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University of Minnesota, MN
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University of Texas Medical Branch, TX
Contact us – [email protected]
Elections occur annually at the AMCLC, please consider running in 2014!
Questions???
 E-mail the executive committee at [email protected]
 Visit http://rfs.acr.org
 Read the monthly E-News
 See you in 2014!

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