ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum

Join us in 2019 for a high-impact program of learning, networking and solution-building with the nation’s top radiology business strategists.

Jan. 11– 13, 2019 
Hyatt Regency Houston
Houston, Texas

The ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum offers practical management strategies, tailored for a radiology environment, that will boost your practice performance, align your business operations with new health care models and promote a value-based mindset within your team.

  • Gain all-new insight into the economic and cultural factors driving radiological change
  • Lay a strategic roadmap for success ― explore new ideas for achieving optimal practice performance
  • Collaborate and innovate with colleagues and top business experts
  • Network with colleagues and top leaders
  • Boost your management impact and build confidence as a strategic thinker

Earn CME, Category A , NASBA CPE and RBMA Credits


NOTE: Registration is processed through the ACR website; you will need to create a profile on the ACR website if you do not have one already.

Special team pricing available!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Acclaim Radiology Management
Change Healthcare
Haverford Health
Healthcare Administrative Partners
HealthPro Medical Billing, Inc.
MSN Healthcare Solutions
Strategic Radiology
Synergy Radiology
Zotec Partners


Please note that plenary panel sessions will consist of 10-15 minute presentations by panelists, followed by Q&A. During the breakouts immediately following the plenary session, panelists will move into separate session rooms and delve deeper into each specific methodology/model they presented during the panel session. Attendees have the flexibility to pick the breakout session that best aligns with their organization's goals and strategies. If attending as a team, this is a great opportunity for team members to explore different pathways to achieve their operational goals.

Friday, Jan.11, 2019

Noon-1 p.m.

1-1:10 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR and Keith Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA

1:10–2:50 pm 
Various Imaging Practice Models in Preparation for Changing Medical Reimbursement 
Paul Berger, MD;  James Forrester, MS; John Melnick, MD; Liz Quam;  Greg Rose, MD, PhD; and David Waldman, MD, PhD, FACR, FSIR; Moderated by - Keith Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA

2:50-3:20 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

3:20 – 4:20 pm 
Leadership Development, Transitions in Leadership and Succession Planning 
Kamran Ali, MD; Raedina Campbell, MBA; Chuck Falci, CPA; Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR ; and Mohammed Naeem, MBBS, MD, Colonel, US Army

     4:20-5 p.m.
     Breakout Session: Leadership Development, Transitions in Leadership and Succession Planning

5-6 p.m.
Networking Reception With Exhibitors

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

7-7:55 a.m.
Breakfast With Exhibitors

8–8:30 a.m.
The Future of Radiology – A View from the Chair of the Board of Chancellors
Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR

8:30–9:30 am 
Get a Grip: How to Excel at Solving Workplace Conflict by Harnessing Your Emotional Intelligence 
Michael D.C. Fishman, MD;  Shira Fishman, PhD; Melissa Merres, MA, ACC; and Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR

9:30-10:15 a.m.
     Breakout Session: Get a Grip: How to Excel at Solving Workplace Conflict By Harnessing Your Emotional Intelligence

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Break With Exhibitors

10:45 a.m.–Noon 
The “Nuts and Bolts” of the QPP in 2019
Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR,; David S. Nilasena, MD, MSPH, MS; Barbara F. Rubel, MBA, FRBMA ; and Ezequiel Silva, III, MD, FACR

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Lunch With Roundtable Discussions

1:15-2 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence In Radiological Practice: What Radiologists Need To Know
Bib Allen Jr., MD, FACR; Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR; and Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD

2:05-2:55 p.m.
    Breakout Session: How Radiologists Will Be Involved in AI Development and Deployment

2:55-3:25 p.m.
Break With Exhibitors

3:25–4:25 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence In Radiological Practice: Data Science To Clinical Practice 
Bib Allen Jr., MD, FACR; Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD;  Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva II, MD

     4:30-5:15 p.m.
     Breakout Session: Economics of Artificial Intelligence In Radiological Practice

5:15-5:30 p.m.
Faculty Panel With Q&A
Friday and Saturday Faculty

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

7-7:55 a.m.
Breakfast With Exhibitors

8–8:45 a.m.
Capitol Hill Update 
Ted Burnes, MPA

8:50–9:50 a.m.
Diagnosing Happiness: Lessons From Positive Psychology 
Sanj Katyal, MD, FACR

9:50-10:20 a.m.
Break With Exhibitors

10:20–11 a.m.
Reducing Risk through Employee Engagement 
Barry Nielsen, MBA, CRA, RT (R), CPC

11–11:45 a.m.
Online Reputation Management
Jennifer Kammer and Kim Kelley, FRBMA

11:45 a.m.-Noon
Final Faculty Panel With Q&A
Sunday Faculty

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