2019 RAD-AID Conference

2019 RAD-AID Conference: International Radiology and Global Health

When:  Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8AM – 5:30 PM

Where: World Health Organization (PAHO HQ) at 525 23rd Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20037 (free breakfast, lunch, and refreshments to be provided on-site)

*CME/CE for MDs, Nurses, and Techs to be available; **registration rates shown below

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State Plaza Hotel Block: There is an option for a single bed versus two double beds. Single beds are $149 per night and double beds are $169 per night. Please see the link in the email below for the State Plaza Hotel. Guests can also call 202-861-8200 to reserve rooms under group block #6744lW. Guest have until Oct 1st to reserve rooms under group block rate if rooms are still available.

One Washington Circle Block: Option for Deluxe Room-Queen beds at $139 per night and Studio Room- Double/Double beds at $139 per night. One Washington Circle does not provide a direct link to the hotel/room page. Each individual must make their own reservations by calling the hotel directly at 202-872-1680 by Tuesday, September 17, 2019. They also must identify themselves as members of the RAD-AID Conference-Courtesy Block Group.

For questions, please contact: [email protected]

Presentation Themes and Discussion Topics

1. Hand-held, portable and conventional ultrasound: opportunities and challenges in diagnostic and point-of-care ultrasound in global radiology outreach

2. Radiology equipment procurement and management in developing countries

3. Nursing in Global Health Radiology: Safety, Triage, and Referral Systems for IR, Ultrasound, CT and Women’s Health

4. Interventional Radiology: Building IR capacity in Africa, Asia and Latin America

5. The ‘Agile Management’ paradigm in RAD-AID’s global radiology operations

6. Artificial Intelligence in RAD-AID outreach strategies: Pipeline vs Content in making AI work for low-resource hospitals

7. New and Old CT scanners in low-resource hospitals: strategies for Physicians, Nurses and Technologist training

8. Curriculum-building for on-site and online delivery to in-country radiologists and technologists in underserved regions

9. The growing problem of nonfunctional radiology equipment at under-resourced hospitals: is there a path to sustainability?

10. Social Inclusion and Leadership Strategies: supporting leaders from under-represented groups to empower global health radiology

11. Cloud, PACS, and Radiology Data: Technical strategies, regulatory considerations, and marketplace dynamics

12. IV contrast techniques in IR, CT and MRI: vital capacity-building efforts in contrast-based protocols in developing countries

13. Breast Imaging in Asia, Latin America and Africa: Locally-adapted plans with challenges and opportunities for mammography, ultrasound, screening, and breast health diagnostics.

14. Rural USA approaches to mobile services, camp-based health fairs, and stationary clinics needing radiology for comprehensive care models

15. Northern Canada, geographic information systems (GIS) research,  and aircraft-based delivery of multi-modality imaging services

16. RAD-AID Chapters: 75 chapters and growing, with rising opportunities for projects, collaboration, education, and impact.

17. Countries to be included in presentations: Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, US, Canada, Benin, Cameroon, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Laos, Nepal, China,  Morocco, French-speaking African regions, South Africa, India, Guyana, Jordan/Middle East, Vietnam , Kazakhstan, Eastern Europe, and others.

The RAD-AID Conference has 6 panels covering these topics, in which each presentation is 15 minutes in length, followed by a panel discussion and Q/A session with the audience.  This schedule will be updated regularly to show speakers and presentation titles.

CME Credits

CME, CE, and contact hours credits will be provided to physicians, technologists  and nurses. The available credit award for RAD-AID Conference will be confirmed shortly, subject to approval of American College of Radiology and Virginia Nurses Association. In prior years, physician attendees received 7.75 CME credits for RAD-AID Conference, participating technologists received 8-9 credits, and nurses received 8.0 credits (Continuing Nursing Education contact hours), which we anticipate will be similar to credit awards for 2019 RAD-AID Conference attendees.

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Registration Rates (includes Conference materials, CME/CE, breakfast, lunch, refreshments):

  • Physicians (attendings & private practice): $89 ($99 after August 15, 2019)
  • Residents and Fellows (MDs & DOs): $40 ($45 after August 15, 2019)
  • Advanced Practice Providers, Technologists, Physicists, and Nurses: $40 ($45 after August 15, 2019)
  • Students (Masters, PhD, Undergraduate, MD, Technologist, Nursing, etc): $29 ($35 after August 15, 2019)
  • Other (Business, Nonprofit, Admin & other Professionals): $49 ($55 after August 15, 2019)

Note: The final day for processing refund requests is Thursday, October 10, 2019. Travel Information for hotels, flights, driving directions, etc., will be made available here.

RAD-AID Chapter Members are reminded that Sunday November 3rd is the RAD-AID Chapters Roundtable 8:30-12:30 to be held in the One Washington Circle Hotel for interactive discussion on RAD-AID chapter projects, grants, fundraising, and collaboration-development.