RISQCS: Radiology Interventions Safety, Quality, and Complications Symposium 2022

September 9, 2022 to September 10, 2022
We welcome you to another exciting interactive and highly educational Risk Management, Quality and Safety symposium geared towards our global Interventional Radiology community!

To facilitate attendance of global participants, this year’s meeting will be held virtual livestream (CME Meeting) and on-site (Trainee Simulation Bootcamp in Boston, MA.)

The symposium’s ongoing mission is to provide a constructive community space that supports honest, in depth and informative insights on the ever-evolving, multi-dimensional landscape of complications, adverse events, medical error, risk management and litigation in IR through engaging collegial sessions that provide practical learning for the practicing IR and IR-to-be.

Our goal with this complication-centered Quality and Safety conference is to fill a current educational void in the field of IR and support progressive practice-building discussions and peer-learning on adverse events, ethical dilemmas and other controversial issues in IR, specifically designed for practicing Interventional Radiologists and IRs-in-training, with special attention to early career IRs.



Target Audience

This conference is designed for the practicing IRs and IRs-in-training, with special attention to Early Career IRs.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the fundamentals of risk management and litigation relevant to the practicing interventional radiologist.
  • Demonstrate objective review of de-identified case-based complications, adverse events, and controversial clinical conundrums
  • Identify critical learning opportunities and key decision-making points defining didactic vascular and non-vascular clinical challenges and complications.
  • Discuss how to navigate the incredibly complex medicolegal process and the associated emotions arising from adverse events
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/09/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2022 - 6:00pm EDT

The CME Portion of this meeting will be virtual.  Registrants will be sent connection information the week before the conference.

The Bootcamp will be in person at Trustees Ballroom on the CRC of Boston University.  1 SIlber Way Boston, MA

Mikhail C. S. S Higgins, MD, MPH
CME Course Director
RISQCS Founding Chair
Assistant Professor
Director, Radiology Medical Student Clerkship
Program Director, Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Pathway
Division of Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology
Boston University School of Medicine

Yolanda Bryce, MD (2022 Guest Course Director)
Assistant Attending
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gloria M. Salazar, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor Radiology
Division Chief
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR
Medical Director, The Vein Institute at Rochester Radiology
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY

George Vatakencherry, MD, FSIR
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Paul Rochon, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor, Radiology
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
Director, Noninvasive Vascular Imaging 
Co-Director, HHT Center of Excellence
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Mohammed Al-Natour, MD
Interventional Radiologist
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

BU-CME Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP


Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study


Please login or register to take this course.

Registration Fees:

Virtual Attendance - Regular Rate                                                                 TBD

Virtual Attendance Fellows and Residents (no CME)                                  TBD

Virtual Attendance Medical Students Regular Rate (no CME)                   TBD

 Virtual Attendance Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners            TBD

Global IR Resident and Medical Student Bootcamp: VENOUS Village      TBD

To pay by check, please create an account and email us at cme@bu.edu or call 617-358-5005 and we will assist you.

Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds, less an $50 administrative fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the meeting. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.

Special Services / Dietary Needs
To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Office of Continuing Medical Education in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference. The Office of Continuing Medical Education will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference

Please Note
The conference organizers may take pictures or record videos during the conference. In registering for the conference, you acknowledge that BUSM may photograph you during the meeting, and you agree that we may include images of yourself, intact or in part, for conference promotional activities or other related endeavors. This material may also appear on the conference's website or associated social media outlets. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the BUSM representative onsite know