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ACR-RFS Overview. You are a member – Do you want to be a leader?. A brief introduction to the American College of Radiology, the Resident and Fellow Section, and the benefits of membership. Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD, FACR Vice Chairman, ACR Board of Chancellors.

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Acr rfs overview

ACR-RFS Overview

You are a member – Do you want to be a leader?

A brief introduction to the American College of Radiology,

the Resident and Fellow Section, and

the benefits of membership

Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD, FACR

Vice Chairman, ACR Board of Chancellors



What is the acr
What is the ACR?

  • The ACR is over 34,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists

    • This includes 5,000 residents and fellows, as members in-training

  • The ACR is over 400 professional staff members in Reston, Va., Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, PA

  • The ACR is more than a thousand volunteers donating their time and talents


Acr mission

Founded in 1924

ACR Mission

To serve patients and society by

  • 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


Research

Quality & Safety

education

economics

advocacy


What is the acr1
What is the ACR?

  • The ACR is THE voice of radiology

    • Socioeconomics

    • Politics

  • The ACR is THE organization ensuring YOUR future in radiology

  • NO ACR = NO REPRESENTATION

The ACR is a collection of individuals who have come together in the interest of their patients and the profession of radiology!


What is the acr2
What Is the ACR?

  • The ACR is the leader in tackling the tough issues facing radiology today, including

    • Imaging Utilization - Deficit Reduction Act

    • Decreased Reimbursement

    • International Teleradiology

    • Radiologist Assistant

  • The ACR is a leader in improving the quality of patient care

  • The ACR is your source for continuing education

The ACR is the only national organization tackling socioeconomic issues in radiology!


Acr organizational structure
ACR Organizational Structure

IMPLEMENTATION

POLICY

34,000

ACR Members

Board of Chancellors

Communication

Free Standing Committeesand Task Forces

Specialty Societies

Federal Agencies

54 Chapters

Specialty

Commissions

OperationalCommissions

Recommendations

Council Steering

Committee

Execution

Council

Councilors & Alternate Councilors

Projects andPrograms


Chair of the Board

Vice Chair of the Board

ACR President

ACR Vice President

Treasurer- Secretary

Speaker

Vice Speaker

Executive Committee

Board of Chancellors

Council Steering Committee

Councilors

Alternate Councilors

State Chapters

Members and Fellows


Effective representation
Effective Representation

  • Through its numbers and resources, the ACR can exert the leverage, time and money necessary to effectively represent the specialty.

  • ACR represents the specialty before–

    • Congress and state legislatures

    • Federal and state agencies

    • Medicare & Third-Party payers

    • National and Local Media

    • Organized Medicine

    • And many others


Quality patient care
Quality Patient Care

ACR provides the tools and programs you need to provide quality patient care!

  • ACR Program Accreditation

  • ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards

  • ACR Appropriateness CriteriaTM

  • ACR RADPEER


Continuing education acr campus tm
Continuing Education – ACR CampusTM

  • Launched in June of 2006

  • Accessible 24 hours a day

  • Offers world-class lecturers and content on the latest topics in medical imaging, including –

    • Cardiac Web Lecture Series

    • Grand Rounds Lecture Series

    • OB Ultrasound Lecture Series


Continuing education case in point
Continuing Education – Case-in-Point

  • One of many ACR offerings in on-line learning

  • More than 5,000 people receive a daily e-mail alert for Case-in-Point

  • Each peer-reviewed case allows you to –

    • Zoom and pan images of cases

    • Answer in-depth case questions

    • Access integrated video clips

    • Search archives for cases


Continuing education products publications
Continuing Education – Products & Publications

  • Learning Files

  • Mammography Case Review

  • Professional Self-Evaluation Syllabi (PSE)

  • Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI)

  • ACR Education Center – Reston, Virginia




JACR

  • Contains articles designed to assist practitioners in –

    • Medical decision making

    • Practice management

    • Providing quality patient care

  • JACR is the source for peer-reviewed articles on clinical and socioeconomic issues affecting the practice of radiology


Radpac
RADPAC

  • The political voice of radiology

  • Non-partisan political action committee

  • Supports and elects pro-radiology candidates at the federal level

  • Has raised almost $1 million for this campaign cycle


What is the resident and fellow section rfs

You are an ACR Member!

What is the Resident and Fellow Section (RFS)?

  • Over 5,000 members in-training

    • All residents and fellows receive complimentary membership in ACR

  • Unique role within the College

    • Long-term stakeholders


Membership benefits while in training
Membership Benefits - While in Training

FREE ACR MEMBERSHIP

Access to Members-Only information on ACR and RFS Web sites

  • Access to ACR Practice Guidelines & Technical Standards

  • Access to Appropriateness CriteriaTM

  • Reduced rates on ACR learning materials

    • (Learning Files, PSE Texts, ISA CD-ROMs)

  • ACR Professional Bureau - job listings

  • ACR Fellowship Directory

  • ACR In-Training Exam

  • Subscriptions to ACR publications (Bulletin and JACR)


Resident fellow section web site
Resident & Fellow Section Web site

Designed by residents, for residents

  • AFIP Housing Database

  • RFS Discussion Forum

  • ACR Learning Center

  • MRI Teaching File

  • Resources to assist you in the years after residency

    • Fellowship Directory

    • ACR Professional Bureau

    • Information on Contracting



Mri teaching file
MRI Teaching File

  • Created by residents, for residents

  • Live at http://mri.acr.org

    • Currently over 100 cases in MSK, Cardiac and Body

  • Case in Point format

  • Peer reviewed

  • Known and Unknowns

  • Monetary compensation for case submission

    • $80 per single case, or

      • For 3 cases, $300 or 30-gigabyte Video iPod and $50 iTunes gift card

      • For 4 cases, 80-gigabyte Video iPod and $30 iTunes gift card



Rfs tool kit
RFS Tool Kit

  • Contains information to educate members in-training

    • RFS presentation

    • ACR Overview

    • Web site preview

    • Testimonial video

    • ACR Fellowship information

    • Handouts


Rfs e news
RFS E-News

  • Monthly electronic newsletter

  • Sent to all members in-training

  • Hot Topics

  • Issue updates

  • Calls to action


On going activities
On-going Activities

  • Career Development Handbook

    • Resource for RFS members looking for practice opportunities

      • Contracts

      • Interview Questions

      • Medical Legal Issues

      • Practice / Fellowship Database

  • Dollars and Sense – Economic Portal on RFS Web site

    • Economic and business-related topics

    • Experts in the field to discuss issues, respond to questions

    • Live “On-line” Chat presentations


What does the rfs executive committee do
What does the RFS Executive Committee do?

  • Represent the interests of residents and fellows within the ACR

    • 5 seats on the ACR Council

  • Work in conjunction with ACR leaders and staff

    • Increase benefits and services

    • Develop new resources for members in-training

  • Coordinate activities for the RFS throughout the year

    • Including the RFS Annual Meeting


Rfs executive committee 2010 2011
RFS Executive Committee2010-2011

Chair Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH MGH, Fellow

Vice-Chair Wendy Ellis, MD Vanderbilt, 4th

Secretary Matt Hawkins, MD Cincinnati , 3rd

A3CR2 Rep Rob French, MD Lahey, 3rd

AMA Rep Rob Bour, MD Vermont, 2nd

Communications Kathryn Everton, MD Duke, 3rd

Rad Onc Snehal Desai, MD Baylor, 4th


Since 1966, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

More than 90% of all US radiology residents attend the four-week AFIP course along with residents from a number of foreign countries.


American institute for radiologic pathology
American Institute for Radiologic Pathology has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

ACR has stepped up to the plate to sponsor a new four-week rad-path correlation course beginning in January, 2011.

The course will be offered five times per year.

We will be able to accommodate 400 residents vs. the current 300 limit at AFIP

AIRP


AIRP Key Milestone has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

Contract signed for new venue

  • AFI (American Film Institute) Silver Theatre

    in Silver Spring, MD

  • 400 seat capacity

  • One block from Metro station

  • Convenient to housing, restaurants, shopping

  • Parking available within walking distance


New AIRP Venue has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.


New AIRP Venue has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.


AIRP Moving Forward Near Term has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

  • Embrace new educational technologies

    • iPads for use by all residents

    • Electronic syllabus with note-taking software

    • Electronic Case submission using TRIAD

    • On line registration


Amclc and rfs annual meetings may 14 19 2011 washington hilton

Over 220 residents and fellows has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

Representing 40 chapters

ACR Business Meeting

Representation from chapters and specialty societies

Resolutions

Guidelines and Tech Standards

Capitol Hill Day

Over 400 ACR members participated

RADPAC Gala

Network with your colleagues!

Leadership Development Seminar

Discussion of training issues

ABR Update

Proposed changes for training programs

RRC changes

AFIP AIRP

Discussion of issues affecting radiology

Commoditization

Self-referral

Economics/ Reimbursement

ACOs

Lunch with ACR Leaders

AMCLC and RFS Annual MeetingsMay 14-19, 2011 Washington, Hilton


Annual Meeting and Chapter Leaders Conference has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.


So why acr
So, Why ACR? has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

As a radiologist you need –

  • An advocate to defend and promote the profession of radiology

  • Resources to help you provide quality patient care

  • Opportunities for continued education

The ACR gives you what you need!


Get involved be a leader

Look at this slide! has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

Get Involved – Be a Leader

  • Attend the ACR/RFS Annual Meeting

  • Attend your local chapter meeting(s)

  • Volunteer to serve on an ACR commission or committee

  • Submit a case to the MRI Teaching File

  • Write an article for the JACR or Bulletin

  • Participate in the RFS discussion forum

  • Visit the RFS Web site

    • Read hot topic articles

    • Provide feedback on the site


1-800-ACR-LINE has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.


Resident and fellow section contact

Resident and Fellow Section contact: has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents.

Trina Zeberlein

(800) 227-5463, ext. 4998

[email protected]

Please contact us for more information on the ACR and RFS, or to become involved as a member-in-training!


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