Practical Radiology 2019 – Core Topics in Emergency Radiology
April 4-7, 2019
Bellagio Las Vegas
17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Open to all radiologists
vRad Education and MEDNAX Radiology Solutions bring 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.
Max Wintermark, MD
Professor of Radiology and Chief of Neuroradiology, Stanford University
Neuroradiology fellowship, University of California, San Francisco. Perfusion scanning pioneer, Dr. Wintermark has extensive expertise in the diagnoses of stroke, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, movement disorders and psychiatric disorders. As research committee chair of the American Society of Neuroradiology, he has developed multiple groups to study how radiology can drive improvement in the ability to diagnose neuro-abnormalities. He is currently leading the imaging core lab aimed at identifying the role and etiology of arteriopathy in pediatric stroke patients.
Katherine Richman, MD
Professor of Radiology, UC San Diego Health
Body Imaging fellowship, UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Richman specializes in abdominal trauma assessment and the diagnosis of gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders. She’s a leader in the use of hysterosalpingograms and sonohysterograms to diagnose infertility and gynecological conditions. Her research focuses on identifying causes of infertility, with the goal of improving techniques for predicting a woman’s potential to conceive and to carry pregnancy to term.
Elliot Fishman, MD
Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Diagnostic Radiology fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Fishman is the recognized authority on 3D imaging and rendering, including its impacts on and uses in patient care and management. Since first working with Pixar over 25 years ago, he remains at the forefront of visualization and post-processing techniques and technologies. His work has resulted in over 1,000 peer-reviewed publications. He is author or co-author of 10 textbooks, and a member of editorial boards for more than 35 journals.
Kevin Abrams, MD
Section Chief, Neuroradiology and MRI, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Neuroradiology fellowship, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Baptist Hospital of Miami. Dr. Abrams is a partner with Radiology Associates of South Florida. His research on spinal imaging, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, has appeared in Neuroradiology, International Journal of Neuroradiology, Cancer Research, and American Journal of Radiology. An active educator, Dr. Abrams presents at leading radiology symposia, and is associate clinical professor at two Florida universities.
Benjamin W. Strong, MD
Chief Medical Officer, vRad
Musculoskeletal MRI fellowship, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Strong is at the forefront of efforts to expand access to quality, affordable care through telemedicine. As CMO for the nation’s largest radiology practice, he collaborates with radiologist and hospital partners, uncovering opportunities to enhance the practice environment. Dr. Strong is a member of the ACR Committee on Emergency Radiology and an AIRP Sanctioned Clinical Lecturer on Trauma and Emergency Radiology.
Edward Callaway, MD
Medical Director, vRad
Diagnostic Radiology, Residency, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Callaway uses technology to drive workflow improvement and enhance the efficacy of medical information systems. With expertise in advanced speech recognition and data management, Dr. Callaway seeks to optimize the integration of picture archive and communications systems (PACS) and hospital information systems.
Please book your room directly with the Bellagio to receive the special conference rate.
- Wednesday & Thursday nights are $139/day + resort fee & tax
- Friday, Saturday, are Sunday nights are $205/day + resort fee & tax
Reservations by phone: 888.987.6667 (ask for the VRAD Meeting Block)
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Conference Pricing and Registration
- Standard Registration | $695
- Full-Time Military | $485
For the discounted rate, please select the Military ticket option when registering and send a letter from your director or other status documentation to email@example.com.
- Residents | FREE
We are excited to offer this valuable conference at no charge to current radiology residents! Registration is required. Please use the promo code ResidentEarlyBird. To secure your reservation, we will charge your credit card $450. After you check in at the conference, we will refund the full amount to your card. Cancellations after Feb. 28 and no-shows will not receive the refund.
- On or before February 28: If we receive your written cancellation request on or before 2/28/19, we will issue a full refund back to your credit card.
- After February 28: Cancellations after 2/28/19 and no-shows will not receive a full refund. A $450 late cancellation fee will be retained and any remaining payment will be refunded.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting Maureen Flynn at 952-595-1436 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
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.
- Identify imaging approaches to allow prompt assessment of the injured or ill patient.
- Develop and utilize a systematic approach to the assessment of traumatic injuries and non-traumatic injuries, from head to toe.
- Identify pertinent aspects of nighttime and emergency radiology.
- 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.
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 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Questions? Need Help?
Contact Maureen Flynn by email or call 952-595-1436