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ACR-RFS Overview You are a member – Do you want to be a leader? ACR-RFS Overview You are a member – Do you want to be a leader? A brief introduction to the American College of Radiology, the Resident and Fellow Section, and the benefits of membership Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD, FACR Vice Chairman, ACR Board of Chancellors

 • Southwest Imaging & Interventional Specialists Texas Health Resources (Presbyterian) Hospital Dallas Private • Southwest Imaging & Interventional Specialists Texas Health Resources (Presbyterian) Hospital Dallas Private Practice – 26 member group • Clinical Professor of Radiology – UTHSC Southwestern Medical School Dallas, Texas

What is the ACR? • The ACR is over 34, 000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, What is the ACR? • The ACR is over 34, 000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists – This includes 5, 000 residents and fellows, as members intraining • The ACR is over 400 professional staff members in Reston, Va. , Washington, D. C. , and Philadelphia, PA • The ACR is more than a thousand volunteers donating their time and talents

Founded in 1924 ACR Mission To serve patients and society by • advancing the Founded in 1924 ACR Mission To serve patients and society by • advancing the science of radiology • improving the quality of patient care • positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology • providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions • conducting research for the future of radiology

Research Quality & Safety education economics advocacy Research Quality & Safety education economics advocacy

What is the ACR? • The ACR is THE voice of radiology – Socioeconomics What is the ACR? • The ACR is THE voice of radiology – Socioeconomics – Politics • The ACR is THE organization ensuring YOUR future in radiology • NO ACR = NO REPRESENTATION The ACR is a collection of individuals who have come together in the interest of their patients and the profession of radiology!

What Is the ACR? • The ACR is the leader in tackling the tough What Is the ACR? • The ACR is the leader in tackling the tough issues facing radiology today, including – Imaging Utilization - Deficit Reduction Act – Decreased Reimbursement – International Teleradiology – Radiologist Assistant • The ACR is a leader in improving the quality of patient care • The ACR is your source for continuing education The ACR is the only national organization tackling socioeconomic issues in radiology!

ACR Organizational Structure IMPLEMENTATION POLICY 34, 000 ACR Members Communication Board of Chancellors Specialty ACR Organizational Structure IMPLEMENTATION POLICY 34, 000 ACR Members Communication Board of Chancellors Specialty Societies Free Standing Committees and Task Forces 54 Chapters Federal Agencies Specialty Commissions Recommendations Council Steering Committee Councilors & Alternate Councilors Operational Commissions Execution Projects and Programs

Chair of the Board Vice Chair of the Board ACR President ACR Vice President Chair of the Board Vice Chair of the Board ACR President ACR Vice President Treasurer- Secretary Speaker Vice Speaker Executive Committee Board of Chancellors Council Steering Committee Councilors Alternate Councilors State Chapters Members and Fellows

Effective Representation • Through its numbers and resources, the ACR can exert the leverage, Effective Representation • Through its numbers and resources, the ACR can exert the leverage, time and money necessary to effectively represent the specialty. • ACR represents the specialty before– – Congress and state legislatures – Federal and state agencies – Medicare & Third-Party payers – National and Local Media – Organized Medicine – And many others

Quality Patient Care ACR provides the tools and programs you need to provide quality Quality Patient Care ACR provides the tools and programs you need to provide quality patient care! • ACR Program Accreditation • ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards • ACR Appropriateness Criteria. TM • ACR RADPEER

Continuing Education – ACR Campus. TM • Launched in June of 2006 • Accessible Continuing Education – ACR Campus. TM • Launched in June of 2006 • Accessible 24 hours a day • Offers world-class lecturers and content on the latest topics in medical imaging, including – – Cardiac Web Lecture Series – Grand Rounds Lecture Series – OB Ultrasound Lecture Series

Continuing Education – Case-in-Point • One of many ACR offerings in on-line learning • Continuing Education – Case-in-Point • One of many ACR offerings in on-line learning • More than 5, 000 people receive a daily e-mail alert for Case-in. Point • Each peer-reviewed case allows you to – – Zoom and pan images of cases – Answer in-depth case questions – Access integrated video clips – Searchives for cases

Continuing Education – Products & Publications • • Learning Files Mammography Case Review Professional Continuing Education – Products & Publications • • Learning Files Mammography Case Review Professional Self-Evaluation Syllabi (PSE) Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI) • ACR Education Center – Reston, Virginia

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JACR • Contains articles designed to assist practitioners in – – Medical decision making JACR • Contains articles designed to assist practitioners in – – Medical decision making – Practice management – Providing quality patient care • JACR is the source for peer-reviewed articles on clinical and socioeconomic issues affecting the practice of radiology

RADPAC • • The political voice of radiology Non-partisan political action committee Supports and RADPAC • • The political voice of radiology Non-partisan political action committee Supports and elects pro-radiology candidates at the federal level Has raised almost $1 million for this campaign cycle

You are an ACR Member! What is the Resident and Fellow Section (RFS)? • You are an ACR Member! What is the Resident and Fellow Section (RFS)? • Over 5, 000 members in-training – All residents and fellows receive complimentary membership in ACR • Unique role within the College – Long-term stakeholders

Membership Benefits - While in Training FREE ACR MEMBERSHIP • • Access to Members-Only Membership Benefits - While in Training FREE ACR MEMBERSHIP • • Access to Members-Only information on ACR and RFS Web sites Access to ACR Practice Guidelines & Technical Standards Access to Appropriateness Criteria. TM Reduced rates on ACR learning materials – (Learning Files, PSE Texts, ISA CD-ROMs) ACR Professional Bureau - job listings ACR Fellowship Directory ACR In-Training Exam Subscriptions to ACR publications (Bulletin and JACR)

Resident & Fellow Section Web site Designed by residents, for residents • AFIP Housing Resident & Fellow Section Web site Designed by residents, for residents • AFIP Housing Database • RFS Discussion Forum • ACR Learning Center • MRI Teaching File • Resources to assist you in the years after residency – Fellowship Directory – ACR Professional Bureau – Information on Contracting

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MRI Teaching File • • • Created by residents, for residents Live at http: MRI Teaching File • • • Created by residents, for residents Live at http: //mri. acr. org – Currently over 100 cases in MSK, Cardiac and Body Case in Point format Peer reviewed Known and Unknowns Monetary compensation for case submission – $80 per single case, or • For 3 cases, $300 or 30 -gigabyte Video i. Pod and $50 i. Tunes gift card • For 4 cases, 80 -gigabyte Video i. Pod and $30 i. Tunes gift card

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RFS Tool Kit • Contains information to educate members in-training – RFS presentation – RFS Tool Kit • Contains information to educate members in-training – RFS presentation – ACR Overview – Web site preview – Testimonial video – ACR Fellowship information – Handouts

RFS E-News • • • Monthly electronic newsletter Sent to all members in-training Hot RFS E-News • • • Monthly electronic newsletter Sent to all members in-training Hot Topics Issue updates Calls to action

On-going Activities • Career Development Handbook – Resource for RFS members looking for practice On-going Activities • Career Development Handbook – Resource for RFS members looking for practice opportunities • Contracts • Interview Questions • Medical Legal Issues • Practice / Fellowship Database • Dollars and Sense – Economic Portal on RFS Web site – Economic and business-related topics – Experts in the field to discuss issues, respond to questions – Live “On-line” Chat presentations

What does the RFS Executive Committee do? • Represent the interests of residents and What does the RFS Executive Committee do? • Represent the interests of residents and fellows within the ACR – 5 seats on the ACR Council • Work in conjunction with ACR leaders and staff – Increase benefits and services – Develop new resources for members in-training • Coordinate activities for the RFS throughout the year – Including the RFS Annual Meeting

RFS Executive Committee 2010 -2011 Chair Vice-Chair Secretary A 3 CR 2 Rep AMA RFS Executive Committee 2010 -2011 Chair Vice-Chair Secretary A 3 CR 2 Rep AMA Rep Communications Rad Onc Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH Wendy Ellis, MD Matt Hawkins, MD Rob French, MD Rob Bour, MD Kathryn Everton, MD Snehal Desai, MD MGH, Fellow Vanderbilt, 4 th Cincinnati , 3 rd Lahey, 3 rd Vermont, 2 nd Duke, 3 rd Baylor, 4 th

 • • Since 1966, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) has been • • Since 1966, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) has been offering a rad-path correlation course to radiology residents. More than 90% of all US radiology residents attend the four-week AFIP course along with residents from a number of foreign countries.

American Institute for Radiologic Pathology • • • ACR has stepped up to the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology • • • ACR has stepped up to the plate to sponsor a new four-week rad-path correlation course beginning in January, 2011. The course will be offered five times per year. We will be able to accommodate 400 residents vs. the current 300 limit at AFIP AIRP

AIRP Key Milestone Contract signed for new venue § AFI (American Film Institute) Silver AIRP Key Milestone Contract signed for new venue § AFI (American Film Institute) Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD § 400 seat capacity § One block from Metro station § Convenient to housing, restaurants, shopping § Parking available within walking distance

New AIRP Venue New AIRP Venue

New AIRP Venue New AIRP Venue

AIRP Moving Forward Near Term § Embrace new educational technologies § i. Pads for AIRP Moving Forward Near Term § Embrace new educational technologies § i. Pads for use by all residents § Electronic syllabus with note-taking software § Electronic Case submission using TRIAD § On line registration

AMCLC and RFS Annual Meetings May 14 -19, 2011 Washington, Hilton • • • AMCLC and RFS Annual Meetings May 14 -19, 2011 Washington, Hilton • • • Over 220 residents and fellows – Representing 40 chapters ACR Business Meeting – Representation from chapters and specialty societies – Resolutions – Guidelines and Tech Standards Capitol Hill Day – Over 400 ACR members participated RADPAC Gala Network with your colleagues! • • Leadership Development Seminar Discussion of training issues – ABR Update – Proposed changes for training programs – RRC changes – AFIP AIRP Discussion of issues affecting radiology – Commoditization – Self-referral – Economics/ Reimbursement – ACOs Lunch with ACR Leaders

Annual Meeting and Chapter Leaders Conference Annual Meeting and Chapter Leaders Conference

So, Why ACR? As a radiologist you need – • An advocate to defend So, Why ACR? As a radiologist you need – • An advocate to defend and promote the profession of radiology • Resources to help you provide quality patient care • Opportunities for continued education The ACR gives you what you need!

Look at this slide! Get Involved – Be a Leader • • Attend the Look at this slide! Get Involved – Be a Leader • • Attend the ACR/RFS Annual Meeting Attend your local chapter meeting(s) Volunteer to serve on an ACR commission or committee Submit a case to the MRI Teaching File Write an article for the JACR or Bulletin Participate in the RFS discussion forum Visit the RFS Web site – Read hot topic articles – Provide feedback on the site

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Resident and Fellow Section contact: Trina Zeberlein (800) 227 -5463, ext. 4998 rfs@acr. org Resident and Fellow Section contact: Trina Zeberlein (800) 227 -5463, ext. 4998 [email protected] org Please contact us for more information on the ACR and RFS, or to become involved as a member-in-training!