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!


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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