2022 ACR Quality and Safety Conference

Conference Agenda

Oct. 20–22, Washington, DC | In Person or Virtual

Three days of jam-packed sessions make up the 2022 ACR® Quality and Safety Conference. See the daily agendas below. 

Day 1 | Thursday, Oct. 20

Session 1 – (Available to in-person attendees only.)

  • Point of Care Ultrasound (Room: Burnham) — Alex Towbin, MD, Jeannie Kwon, MD, Sonya Echols, MD, David Evans, MD, David Waldman, MD
  • Value of Using RADS (Room: Latrobe) — Olga Brook, MD & Victoria Chernyak, MD


3:30–5:30pm – (Available to in-person attendees only.)
Session 2
  • Lessons Learned from the National Contrast Shortage: Are We Better Prepared for the Next Supply Chain Disruption? (Room: Burnham) — Pranay Krishnan, MD & Helise Coopersmith, MD
  • Using the GRID Registry for QI and MIPS (Room: Latrobe) Anh Duong, MD, Laurie Wadsworth, Vikki Casey, Wayne Wadsworth

Day 2 | Friday, Oct. 21

Learning Breakfast/Roundtable
(Room: Constitution CDE)

High-Value Operational Improvement Strategies
(Room: Constitution AB)Moderators: Jay Pahade, MD & Shlomit Stein, MD

*The goal of this session is to present the user with ideas and frameworks to think about health care value and how locally led initiatives driven by radiologists can improve the care provided to patients. 

  • Introduction to the Q&S conference — Program Chairs
  • Opening Keynote: Harmonizing the Drivers of Value-based Care Transformation: Professionalism, Provider-led Performance Improvement, Payers and Policy Makers — Pam Johnson, MD
  • Making a Business Case for Equity in Healthcare and Imaging — Ruth Carlos, MD
  • Operationalizing Quality Improvement: Implementing Solutions for ROI — Jay Pahade, MD
  • Video Radiology Reports: A Tool to Improve Patient-Centered Radiology — Michael Recht, MD
  • Panel Discussion

Coffee Break

Follow-Up Recommendations
(Room: Constitution AB)Moderator: Ben Wandtke, MD

*Incidental findings, often considered a nuisance, present an opportunity to identify cancers at their earliest and most treatable stage. Learn strategies to best identify incidental findings found on radiology exams, assure that appropriate high-quality recommendations are consistently being made and understand emerging data on the impact of recommendation follow-up tracking systems on the disparities in care. Tools to help you obtain resources or improve tracking systems will be provided.  

  • Measuring and Improving Recommendation Quality — Regan City, PA-C, CPHQ
  • Optimizing Recommendation Identification — Woojin Kim, MD
  • Measuring Return on Investment — Neville Irani, MD
  • Impact of Follow-up Tracking on Disparities in Care — Chris Moore, MD
  • Panel Discussion
  • Scientific Abstracts:
    • Improving Stroke CT Imaging Turnaround Time Through a Multidisciplinary Team Approach — Daniel Karolyi
    • Improve Quality of Triphasic Abdominal CT Images — Kumlachew Abate

(Room: Constitution CDE)

Breakout Sessions (Note: These sessions will not be available to virtual attendees)

  • Transitioning Peer Learning Into Quality Improvement (Room: Penn Quarter B) — Rich Sharpe, MD & Jenn Broder, MD
  • Participating in a National Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative (Room: Declaration A) — David Larson, MD,  Kandice Garcia Tomkins, MS, Kay Zacharias-Andrews, MBA, Chirag Parghi, MD, Melinda Willis, Erin Panter, Laurie Wadsworth, Ben Wandtke, MD, Neville Irani, MD
  • Patient Experience in Operational Improvement (Room: Declaration B) — Arun Krishnaraj, MD & Nina Vincoff, MD

Coffee Break

Non-Interpretive AI
(Room: Constitution AB)Moderator: Matt Davenport, MD

*A mix of concise lectures and an interactive activity will teach participants how machine learning can be used to improve our practice outside image interpretation. This is a cross-disciplinary session by the Quality and Safty Commission and Informatics teams. 

  • The Impact of AI on Clinical Decision Support — Hanna Zafar, MD
  • Using Data Science to Satisfy OPPE and FPPE Through Outcome Metrics — Atul Shinagare, MD
  • Activity: How to Prioritize New AI Tools — Nabile Safdar, MD
  • Using Data Science to Understand Radiology Access Disparities — Efren Flores, MD & Dania Daye, MD

Reception/Abstract Posters
(Room: Grand Foyer)

Day 3 | Saturday, Oct. 22

Peer Learning
(Room: Constitution AB)Moderator: Jenn Broder, MD
  • Current State of Peer Learning — Jenn Broder, MD
  • Partnering with Leadership: How to Get Your C-Suite Onboard — Regan City, PA-C, CPHQ & Samir Patel, MD
  • Translating Peer Learning Into Quality Improvement — Rich Sharpe, MD
  • Opportunities Ahead: Envisioning the Future State of Peer Learning — Gloria Hwang, MD
  • Panel Discussion
  • Scientific Abstracts:
    • ACR DIR in Digital Radiography: Developing Meaningful Reports for Quality Improvement — Xiang Li
    • Optimizing Image Quality for Portable Chest and Abdomen Radiographs: A RITE Project — Ethan Larsen

Coffee Break 

Lung Cancer Screening With Population Health (Room: Constitution AB)Moderator: Ella Kazerooni, MD

*The goals of this session are to better understand why and how to improve lung cancer detection programs by reaching a diverse patient population and to use the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry data for quality improvement. 

  • Early Lung Cancer Detection: Reaching a More Diverse Population With Both Screening & Incidental Nodule Programs — Ella Kazerooni, MD
  • Making the Business Case to Support Incidental Lung Nodule and Lung Cancer Screening Programs: LungPlanElla Kazerooni, MD
  • Using Geospatial Analysis to Identify Gaps in Screening to Reach Diverse Populations: Lung Atlas — Liora Sahar, MD
  • Using Your ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry Data for Quality Improvement: New LCSR QI Templates — Shawn Teague, MD 
  • Panel Discussion
  • Awards & Recognition/Closing Remarks

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