Strengthen Radiology Practice Management Skills at ACR 2016

Newswise — Washington, DC — Unique ACR 2016 —The Crossroads of Radiology® sessions, tailored specifically for early career professionals, residents and fellows, supply critical advice from experts on the front lines of radiology.

“Early career radiology and medical imaging professionals, along with residents and fellows, will enhance their knowledge of strategic and financial planning, leadership, advocacy and Imaging 3.0 at ACR 2016,” said Cheri Canon, MD, FACR, chair of the meeting’s Program Committee. “Attendees will strengthen leadership and practice management skills and expand their professional networks,” she added.

Several sessions have been developed in conjunction with the Radiology Leadership Institute®, which prepares radiologists to create, deliver and maintain value in practices, including:
Leadership Challenges: Missed Opportunities, Mistakes and Valuable on the Job Lessons That Shaped Me 
The Importance of Leadership in Practice Team Building — Lessons Learned from the Military, Successful Large Corporations and Large Academic Practices
Radiology Practice Improvement: Advances in Optimizing the Patient Experienc
Legislative Update and Radiology Advocacy Network/RLI —Part I: The Practice Environment of Modern Day Radiologyand Part II: The Practice Environment of Modern Day Radiology

The Resident and Fellow Section will meet May 14–15, giving attendees the opportunity to join dedicated educational sessions and multiple other sessions to help prepare the next generation of radiologists. Select sessions from the American College of Radiology’s (ACR’s) Young and Early Career Physician Section (YPS) and Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) are listed below. 
How to Succeed in Your Practice
How to be a Successful Radiologist
Negotiation Principles and Hospital Contracting
From PQRS to MIPS: What You Need to Know About New Payment Models for Radiolog
The Nuts and Bolts of Healthcare Payment Policy
Advancing the Practice of Lung Cancer Screening 
Economics Forum — Part 1 and Part 2
Legislative Update and Capitol Hill Preparations
Maximizing the Patient Experience in Radiology: Interactive Case-Based Discussions 
RFS: Career Development and MACRA 101

While on site, early career professionals, residents and fellows will receive a curated edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). The special collection, tailored specifically for young professionals, focuses on fundamental professional, practice management and business applications that are often not taught in residency or fellowship programs.

ACR’s annual all-member meeting will be held May 15–19 in Washington, DC. The keynote address is being given byEzekiel J. (Zeke) Emanuel, MD, PhD, an architect of the Affordable Care Act and a leading practitioner shaping the future of health care. Special events include Capitol Hill Day, with exclusive meetings scheduled for members to bring the “Voice of Radiology” to elected officials; the Body MRI Boot Camp and the Economics Forum. Sessions are organized into nine Program Pathways, with more than 100 hours of continuing education programming. More information may be found in the ACR 2016 program scheduleOnline registration is open; take advantage of reduced rates before April 30.

About the American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.