Radiologists: Power Up Value-Based Imaging at ACR 2017

10/21/2016
Washington, DC (Oct. 19, 2016)Get help navigating value-based medical imaging practice and reimbursement at ACR 2017 — The Crossroads of Radiology®. Early-bird discounted online registration is open for the American College of Radiology annual meeting to be held May 21–25, 2017, in Washington, DC.
 
“Medicare, in one of the biggest changes in its 50-year history, has overhauled how it pays doctors, rewarding clinicians for quality patient care. How is this change impacting radiologists and their practices? During five days of powerhouse programming, attendees will gain practical knowledge and tools to maintain thriving practices in the new health care delivery and payment model environment as well as be able to network and ask questions of the experts,” said Shawn Teague, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR 2017 program committee and the ACR Commission on Education.
 
At ACR 2017, attendees will be equipped by medical economics experts, health policy leaders and patient advocates to provide high-quality, patient-centered care, added Teague. The diverse and flexible program will offer more than 100 hours of  educational sessions, including ones targeted for residents, fellows and early-career physicians.
 
Highlights include
§  “Minute Mentoring” for residents, fellows and early-career physicians
§  Capitol Hill Day with exclusive meetings scheduled for members to bring the “Voice of Radiology” to elected officials
§  MSK Boot Camp, a categorical course with Mark D. Murphey, MD, FACR
 
ACR 2017 — The Crossroads of Radiology will be held May 21–25, 2017, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The ACR Resident and Fellow Section will meet May 20–21, 2017. Abstract submission is open until Dec. 16, 2016. For the first time, the top-scoring abstracts will be integrated into educational sessions, and cash awards will be given to Gold Merit abstract winners. Diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, medical physicists, residents and fellows may submit original abstracts in categories that include Advocacy; Economics and Health Policy; Clinical Education; Informatics and Innovations; Leadership; and Quality and Safety. See highlights from ACR 2016. Questions about registration may be directed via email to acrmeetings@acr.org.