Practical Radiology 2019 – Core Topics in Emergency Radiology


April 4-7, 2019

Bellagio Las Vegas

17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


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vRad Education and MEDNAX Radiology Solutions brings you the eigth-annual CME conference on Practical Radiology at the beautiful Bellagio Las Vegas exploring core concepts in emergency radiology that can be readily applied in everyday practice.

This year’s conference features an exciting schedule of lectures by prominent experts including Elliot Fishman, MD of Johns Hopkins, Katherine Richman, MD of UCSD, and perfusion scanning pioneer Max Wintermark, MD of Stanford.

This intimate conference of approximately 100 radiologists is an ideal setting for engaging case review as well as socializing and networking with colleagues from around the country and a range of practice settings including vRad, private practice and academic groups.



We welcome the following speakers in 2019.


Kevin Abrams, MD
Section Chief, Neuroradiology and MRI, Baptist Hospital of Miami



Edward Callaway, MD
Medical Director, vRad




Elliot Fishman, MD
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Medicine




Katherine Richman, MD
Professor of Radiology, UC San Diego Health




Benjamin W. Strong, MD
Chief Medical Officer, vRad




Max Wintermark, MD
Professor of Radiology and Chief of Neuroradiology, Stanford University




Hotel Reservations

Please book your room directly with the Bellagio.

Hotel details coming soon.

vRad Education Contact
DeeDee Heitzman
Phone: 952-595-1480
Fax: 763.647.3784


About Bellagio

Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. For more information visit


Venue Accommodations

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting DeeDee Heitzman at 952-595-1480 or Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


Conference Description

Participants will be exposed to complex radiology cases, pathologies and imaging applications.  They will be updated on the latest advances and trends in radiologic diagnosis, which, in turn, will allow for prompt and accurate patient care.  This will also expand their range of  expertise and knowledge.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify imaging approaches to allow prompt assessment of the injured or ill patient.
  2. Develop and utilize a systematic approach to the assessment of traumatic injuries and non-traumatic injuries, from head to toe
  3. Identify pertinent aspects of nighttime and emergency radiology.
  4. Understand latest imaging technologies to deliver continuous high-quality care in emergency radiology.



Disclosure of the planning committee and speaker’s commercial relationships will be made known onsite to the activity.



Gap Assessment

Practice gaps have been identified through radiologist’s clinical experience, quality assurance programs, clinical chief meetings and independent surveys from the 500+ radiologists that read for vRad.  These gaps can have a significant effect on patient outcomes, patient care and costs.

The Quality Assurance Committee was able find trends and classify many commonly missed diagnoses.  Compiling and presenting the quality assurance data and trends of these common misses, provides a foundation for learning diagnoses and better patient care practices, both for core and emergency-based radiology.

Clinical Chief Focus Groups hear reoccurring themes that recognize a series of commonly missed diagnoses from the 500+ radiologists that read for vRad, and conclude updated techniques, teaching the latest clinical advances and identifying commonly missed diagnoses will provide radiologists with knowledge to diagnose correctly, which will ultimately improve performance and provide quality patient care.



The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Questions? Need Help?

Contact DeeDee Heitzman by email or call 952-595-1480