ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum

The ACR-RBMA Practice Leaders Forum offers practical management strategies aimed at recalibrating your business operations for new health care models, improving profitability, and introducing a value-based mindset within your team.

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

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

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

Act now for early-bird savings! Earn CME, Category A and RBMA Credits


Act now for early bird pricing. 
Special team pricing available!


Friday, Jan.11

1:10–2:10 pm 
Various Imaging Practice Models in Preparation for Changing Medical Reimbursement 
Moderated and introduced by Keith Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA

Presentation #1: Regionalization of imaging in academic medical centers 
David Waldman, MD, PhD, FACR
James Forrester. MD

Presentation #2: National Outpatient Radiology Practice 
John Melnick, MD
Elisabeth Quam

Presentation #3: An Alternative Private Practice Model 
Paul Berger, MD
Greg Rose, MD, PhD

3:20 – 4:20 pm 
Leadership Development, Transitions in Leadership and Succession Planning 

Moderated and introduced by Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Presentation #1: Presentation Title: TBD
Mohammed Naeem, MBBS, MD, FCCP, Colonel, US Army

Presentation #2: Radiology Succession Planning – Consideration for the Generations
Chuck Falci, CPA, Senior Practice Manager, Zotec Partners

Presentation #3: Three Presidents in two years?  How did this happen in a successful private practice
Kamran Ali, MD

Presentation #4: Succession Planning and Execution in Private Groups
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR 

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

8– 8:30 am 
The Future of Radiology - A View from the Chair of the Board of Chancellors

8:30–9:30 am 
Get a Grip: How to Excel at Solving Workplace Conflict by Harnessing Your Emotional Intelligence 
Michael Fishman, Melissa Merres, Lawrence Muroff and Shira Fishman

10:45 am – 12 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

1:15 – 2:00 pm
Artificial Intelligence In Radiological Practice: What Radiologists Need To Know 

  •  Clinical Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Applications in Medical Imaging: Current and Future Applications
    Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD
  • Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Practice: Leveraging the Value of Radiologists
    Bib Allen Jr., MD, FACR
  •  Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: A Contrarian View

Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR


How Radiologists Will Be Involved In AI Development And Deployment

3:25– 4:25 pm
Artificial Intelligence In Radiological Practice: Data Science To Clinical Practice 

  • Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Practice: The FDA and Regulatory Hurdles
    Bib Allen Jr., MD, FACR
  • How Will Reimbursement for AI Fit in a Fee-For-Service And Value-Based Payment Model?
    Ezequiel "Zeke" Silva II, MD
  • Will AI Change My Practice? And if So, How?
    Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD

    Economics Of Artificial Intelligence In Radiological Practice.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

8– 8:45 am 
Capitol Hill Update 

8:50–9:50 am 
Diagnosing Happiness: Lessons From Positive Psychology 

Sanj Katyal, MD, FACR

10:20–11:00 am
Reducing Risk through Employee Engagement 

Barry Nielsen, MBA, CRA, RT (R), CPC

11– 1:45 am 
Online Reputation Management

Jennifer Kammer, MBA and Kim Kelley, FRBMA;

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