Featured Events

How Radiologists Get Paid: Today and Tomorrow

Sunday, April 22, 7:30–9:30 am

This session will feature five interrelated lectures regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services' (CMS) payment policy under the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Lectures will feature discussion on the latest permutation of the pay-for-performance system and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the basic principles of MIPS, Alternative Payment Models (APMs), the future of healthcare payment policy, and much more.

Rock the Review: How to Get a Perfect Score!

Sunday, April 22, 7:30–9:30 am

Satisfies the New Reviewer Orientation Requirement Providing and updating key reviewer competencies is essential for optimizing AJR’s review consistency and providing our readers and the public with content essential to maintaining scientific integrity. This session will provide a unique opportunity for open exchange between editors, AJR staff, and new or current reviewers to clarify the importance, consistency, and timeliness of the scientific peer-review process.

Contrast Reaction: Now What Do I Do? Part 2

Sunday, April 22, 10:00 am–12:00 noon

Using a case-based clinical scenario format, this course will discuss various iodinated contrast reactions, Gd-DTPA-related reactions, contrast extravasations and the management of such, and also highlight the new changes that were just released on the pre-medication of contrast-allergic patients in the 10.3 version of the ACR Manual On Contrast Media. Attending Part 1 of this course at the 2017 Annual Meeting is not necessary to fully participate in this course.

Harmonizing Recommendations for Screening Mammography

Sunday, April 22, 10:00 am–12:00 noon

Health care policy and guidelines for practice are not harmonized for breast cancer screening with mammography. Recommendations differ from various organizations, and as a result, breast imagers and allied health professionals are faced with the daily challenge of communicating with patients and providers, making recommendations, and operating within the standard of care. This course will address these challenges in everyday practice as faculty discuss solutions that enable informed medical decision making.

Radiology Year in Review

Sunday, April 22, 3:30–4:30 pm

Given the growing number of radiology journals as well as the increasing complexity of radiologists’ practices, staying on top of the latest peer-reviewed, published literature can be challenging. This session will help address this challenge by providing key findings from articles in the past year that are most likely to impact radiologists’ practice.

Resident Symposium

Sunday, April 22
1:00–3:00 pm (Part 1)
3:30–4:30 pm (Part 2)

This symposium will provide residents the opportunity to focus on interview skills, develop an understanding of the fellowship process in radiology, discuss work-life balance, and more. In addition to lectures, the symposium will also feature a 1-hour panel discussion with fellowship directors, with time allocated for residents to ask questions.