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American College of RadiologyAnnual Meeting & Chapter Leadership ConferenceResident and Fellow Section 2014 Recap

Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.


the american college of radiology

The American College of Radiology

“Quality Is Our Image”

what is the acr
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
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
ACR Overview
  • Over 34,000 members
  • Organizes activities by five pillars of excellence
    • Advocacy
    • Clinical Research
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Quality and Safety
  • Oversees accreditation
  • Publishes the JACR & ACR Appropriateness Criteria®
  • Promotes Image Wisely & Image Gently campaigns
  • Administers the AIRP (former AFIP), Radiology Leadership Institute and other CME activities
resident fellow section rfs
Resident & Fellow Section (RFS)
  • All radiology residents are automatically free members during training
  • The largest and most active RFS section among radiology organizations
  • Represents the future of the ACR and our profession
  • Focuses on education & resources for residents
    • RFS e-news
    • RFS Toolkit
    • ACR RFS Fellowships
    • Business Concepts in Radiology Lecture Series
    • Health Policy Milestones in Modern America
    • Resident and Fellow Journal Club
amclc 2014
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
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
5 th annual rfs poster session
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
    • Education
    • Case-Based
    • Clinical Research
    • Quality & Safety
rfs poster winners
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 winners1
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
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 highlights1
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
ACR Council
  • Councilors represent all stateand subspecialty societies
  • Discuss business of the College
  • Debate and adopt policies and resolutions
  • Multiple lectures focused on socioeconomic issues and radiology
amclc speakers
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
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
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 meeting

Beyond the Annual Meeting

Staying involved with the ACR RFS throughout the year

visit the rfs website
Visit the RFS website
  • Numerous educational resources for residents
  • Information on applyingfor fellowships, volunteering and more!
  • Information on how to get involved in a subcommittee
  • Contact us at
  • Affirm your membership today at
acr rfs on social media
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
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
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
membership subcommittee
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 for more information
radiology advocacy network
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 co-residents, acting as part of a sophisticated network to respond for ACR Calls to Action
  • To get involved, email
acr radiology leadership institute
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
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
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
RFS Executive Committee
  • Andy Moriarity, MD
    • Chair
    • Henry Ford Health System, MI
  • Neil Lall, MD
    • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
    • Ochsner Clinic Foundation, LA
  • Jonathan Flug, MD
    • Immediate Past Chair
    • Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
  • Amy Patel, MD
    • Secretary
    • University of Kansas-Wichita, KS
  • Tirath Patel, MD
    • Education Liaison
    • University of Toledo, OH
  • McKinley Glover, MD
    • AMA Delegate/Advocacy Liaison
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
  • Taj Kattapuram, MD
    • Communications Officer
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
  • Jolinta Lin, MD
    • Radiation Oncology Representative
    • University of Maryland, MD

Contact us –

Elections occur annually, please consider running in 2015!

  • E-mail the executive committee at
  • Visit
  • Read the RFS E-News
  • See you May 17-21, 2015in D.C. at ACR 2015