ACR 2022 Virtual Advocacy Boot Camp

Instructions to Receive Credit and Event Agenda

Learning How to Amplify Your Advocacy Voice

March 10, 2022 | 7–9pm | Virtual
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Instructions to Receive Credit

How to Claim Credit Instructions

In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must virtually attend the internet live activity, complete the course evaluation and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

Please note: Credit claiming instructions will be sent via e-mail from “[email protected]” following the activity, by March 18, 2022. All evaluations and credit claiming requests must be completed no later than 11:59pm EDT, Tuesday, June 18, 2022. 

Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at [email protected].


Accreditation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy
The American College of Radiology (ACR) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.

Planner/Manager Disclosures
The following planners, manager, and moderators have no financial relationships to disclose:
David C. Youmans, MD, FACR; Loralie D. Ma, MD, PHD, FACR; Nazish Khaliq; Melody Ballesteros; Alexis LaCount

Faculty Disclosures
The following faculty members have no financial relationships to disclose:
Howard Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR; David Youmans, MD, FACR; Taj Kattapuram, MD; Kimble Ross; Shauneen M. McNally; Joshua J. Cooper; Ted Burnes; Eugenia Brandt; Michael Peters


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Identify resources that provide insight into legislative and regulatory activity that influences healthcare practice and policy.
  • Describe how federal and state legislative and regulatory processes function and recognize how to effectively influence these processes.
  • Explain how to apply lessons learned in narratives/case studies to practical applications of advocacy at the state and federal level.



*Chairman’s Welcome: Howard Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR — 3-5 minutes *

An Overview of the Government Relations Group

  1. Josh Cooper — Federal Congressional Affairs & ACR’s Top Legislative Priorities 2022
  2. Mike Peters Federal Agency Policy and Engagement
  3. Ted Burnes RADPAC®
  4. David C. Youmans, MD, FACR Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) & Grassroots Engagement
  5. Eugenia Brandt Defining a Legislative Strategy in Your State

Advocacy in Practice

  1. Taj Kattapuram, MD CO Case Study: When a State Legislature Sets Its Sights on Your Credentialing Privileges
  2. Kimble “Kim” Ross  The Politics and Rules of Engagement for Scope Conflict
  3. Shauneen McNally Effective Lobbying Strategies

Live Q & A