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

September 9, 2022 to September 10, 2022

Registration for the Bootcamp is now closed.  You may still register for the Virtual CME Meeting.

We welcome you, our global IR community, to another exciting and educational Risk Management, Quality and Safety Symposium. To facilitate attendance of global participants, this year’s meeting will be held virtually via livestream (CME Meeting) on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th, 2022. It will follow our 2nd annual Medical Student and Trainee IR Device and Risk Management Bootcamp which will be held in Boston, MA at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business on Friday, September 9th 2022.

Learn more in the video below:


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 all members of the IR team.

Our goal with this IR Risk Management, Quality and Safety conference is to fill a current educational void in the field of IR that supports constructive practice-building discussions and peer-learning on complications, ethics, and controversial issues in IR, designed for practicing Interventional Radiologists, IRs-in-training, and IR APPs, with special attention to early career IRs.


To accomplish this objective, this year's exciting agenda will include the 5-following core educational components:
 

1. Industry and IR: Conflicts of Interest: (Friday, September 9th, 2022)

2. Second Victim Syndrome: the IR Perspective: (Friday, September 9th, 2022)

3. Standards of Practice Debate: (Friday, September 9th, 2022)

4.  Identity, Challenges and Risk Management in IR: (Saturday, September 10th, 2022)

5. Complications Mastermind, Misses and Near Misses in the IR Suite: (Saturday, September 10th, 2022)

Featured Talks

KEYNOTE: Abiding Lessons from my Most Treasured Complications 
Anne Marie Cahill MB Bch BAO, FSIR, FCIRSE
Division Chief, IR
Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Endowed Chair of Pediatric Interventional Radiology

Mundane Cases: Embracing the Role of the Heroic IR… to do or not to do
Kavi Devulapalli, MD, MPH
St. Francis Medical Center

Complications Mastermind: PERT Unknown Case
Joseph Gemmete, MD, FSIR, FACR, FCIRSE, FAHA
Clinical Professor, Radiology
Clinical Professor, Otolaryngology
Director, Neurointerventional Radiology Fellowship Program
Division of Neuroradiology
Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Neurointerventional Radiologist

Supported by educational grants from:

  • Gore

Supported by exhibits from:

  • Inari
  • Medtronic
  • Penumbra
  • Shimadzu Medical Systems and dealer partners Alpha Imaging, Alpha Medical Equipment and CMS
  • Sirtex
  • Boston Scientific

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

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • 12.25 MA Risk Management
  • 12.25 Participation
Course opens: 
06/06/2022
Course expires: 
09/10/2023
Event starts: 
09/09/2022 - 4:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2022 - 4:30pm EDT
Cost:
$397.00
AGENDA
Friday, September 9, 2022 (note all times are EST)
3:45pmWelcome and Conference Overview
 Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD, MPH, RISQCS Founding Chair, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine
I: Industry and IR: Managing Physician Conflicts of Interest:
 Moderator: Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD, MPH, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center and Gloria Salazar, MD UNC Chapel Hill
4:15pmSession Overview and Introductions
4:20pmSession Keynote: Should Physicians Collaborate with Industry?: Managing Conflicts of Interest: An Industry Leadership Perspective: Frank Facchini, MD
4:50pmPanel/Q & A Jhanelle Graham Caldwell, JD, Akhilesh Sista, MD
II. Standards of Practice Debate
 Moderator: Dr. Paul J. Rochon, MD and Dr. Mohammed Al-Natour, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center 
5:25pmSession Overview and Introductions
 Subject: The IR "Black Box" or Fish Bowl”:  Should we record IR procedures for ongoing Quality Improvement?
5:30pmProponent (“Yup: We should!”): James R Duncan, MD, PhD, FSIR
5:50pmOpponent (“Nope: Not for us!”): Jon Davidson, MD, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center 
6:10pmPanel Q & A and Audience Discussion with Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, MPH, FACR,  
Meeting Keynote
6:25pmAbiding Lessons from my most Treasured Complications, Anne Marie Cahill, MD, CHOP
6:55pmQ & A 
III. The Second Hit: The IR Perspective
 Moderator: Yolanda Bryce, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
7:10pmSession Overview and Introductions 
7:15pmSecond Victim Syndrome in the Era of Physician Burnout, Kenneth Settel, 
7:35pmSecond Victim Syndrome: Cases, Strategies, Pearls and Pitfalls, Keren Ziv, MD
7:55pmRebounding from Complications: A Personal Reflection, Adrian Gonzalez-Aguirre, MD
8:15pmQ & A 
8:35pmEnd of Day 1
Saturday, September 10, 2022 (note all times are EST)
8:15amWelcome and Session Overview: Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD, MPH, RISQCS Founding Chair, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine
V. Risk Management for the Early Career IR
 Moderator: Mohammed Al-Natour, MD, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center 
8:25amSession Overview and Introductions
8:30amPeer learning vs Peer Review: A Case-based IR Perspective, Michael Bergen MD, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
8:50amCase-based application of Practice Guidelines: Need to know risk management strategies for the early career IR, Andrew Kesselman MD, Stanford Medical Center
9:10amExtreme IR Considerations: Tackling complex cases as an Early Career IR, Mona Ranade MD, UCLA
9:30amQ & A 
VI. Complications, Futile and Mundane Cases: Embracing the Role of the Heroic IR...to do or not to do?
 Moderators: Geogy Vatakencherry, MD, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD MPH, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine
9:50amSession Overview and Introductions
9:55amFutile Cases: Embracing the Role of the Heroic IR…to do or not to do? Eric J. Keller, Stanford Medical Center
10:15amComplications: Embracing the Role of the Heroic IR…to do or not to do? Noor Ahmad, MD, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
10:35amMundane Cases: Embracing the Role of the Heroic IR…to do or not to do? Kavi K. Devulapalli, MD, American Vascular Associates
10:50amKeynote : Complications, Futile and Mundane Cases: The Rolse of the Heroic IR? To do or not to do?: J. Fritz Angle, University of Virginia Medical Center 
11:20amQ & A 
VII: Prevention vs Cure: Misses and Near Misses in the IR Suite: Lessons Learned.
 Moderator: Dr. Raj Pyne, MD, Rochester General Hospital
11:50amSession Overview and Introductions
11:55amCase #1 Nikki Keefe, MD, UNC Chapel Hill
 Panel Q & A
12:15pmCase #2: Kevin Daly, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
 Panel Q & A
12:35pmCase #3: Rakesh S. Ahuja, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - McGovern Medical School
 Panel Q & A
12:55pmCase #4: Resmi Charalel, MD, MPH, Cornell Weill Medical Center
 Panel Q & A
1:15pmBreak
VIII. Complications Mastermind
 Tumor Board Unknown Case Presentations
 Moderators: Yolanda Bryce, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Raj Pyne, MD, Rochester General Hospital
1:35pmSession Overview and Introductions
1:40pmCase 1: Pua Uei MD, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
 Audience Response and Discussion
2:00pmCase 2: Raul Uppot, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
 Audience Response and Discussion
2:20pm  Case 3: Brian Schiro, MD, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
 Audience Response and Discussion
2:40pmCase 4: Kimi L Kondo DO, FSIR
 Audience Response and Discussion
3:00pmQ & A (10 minutes)
 PERT Unknown Case Presentations
 Moderators: 
 Dr. Mohammed Al-Natour, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center 
 Dr. Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
3:10pmSession Overview and Introductions
3:15pmCase 1: Akhilesh Sista, MD, New York Presbyterian Medical Center
 Audience Response and Discussion
3:35pmCase 2: Diane Szaflarski, MD, Cleveland Clinic
 Audience Response and Discussion
3:55pmCase 3: Jessica Stewart, MD, UCLA Medical Center 
 Audience Response and Discussion
4:15pmCase 4: Joseph Gemmete, MD, University of Michigan Medical Center
 Audience Response and Discussion
4:35pmQ & A 
4:45pmAdjourn

 

 

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

Steering Committee

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, RPVI
2022 Guest Course Director
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Assistant Attending
Weill Cornell Medicine, Assistant Professor

Mohammed Al-Natour, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
Integrated IR/DR Residency Program Director
Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Associate Professor- Case Western Reserve University/ School of Medicine

Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR
Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residencies
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Division of Interventional Radiology | Rochester Regional Health
Medical Director, The Vein Institute
 
Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor of Radiology
Carol M. Rumack MD Endowed Chair-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Director, Integrated and Independent Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Co-Director, UCH HHT Center of Excellence

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

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

Speakers

Noor Ahmad, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Assistant Attending Radiologist
Directory of Quality and Patient Safety- Radiology 
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Rakesh S. Ahuja, MD, MBBS, DABR
Assistant Professor, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - McGovern Medical School
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Section of Vascular & Interventional Radiology

J. Fritz Angle, MD
Professor, UVA Health, University of Virginia Medical Center

Michael Bergen, MD, RPVI (he/his/him)
Interventional Radiology
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, MPH, FACR
Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Quality & Safety
Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Director (CT), Center for Clinical Imaging Research
Cardiothoracic Imaging Section
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Anne Marie Cahill MB Bch BAO, FSIR, FCIRSE
Division Chief, IR
Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Endowed Chair of Pediatric Interventional Radiology

Jhanelle Graham Caldwell, JD
Partner
Goodell DeVries

Resmi Charalel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Assistant Attending Radiologist
New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine

Kevin Daly, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology
Boston University School of Medicine

Jon C. Davidson, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 
Division Chief of Interventional Radiology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Kavi K. Devulapalli, MD, MPH
Interventional Radiologist
American Vascular Associates

James R Duncan, MD, PhD, FSIR
Professor of Radiology and Section Head, Interventional Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Francis Facchini, MD FSIR
President, Varian Interventional Solutions
EVP,  VIR Chicago

Joseph J Gemmete, MD, FACR, FSIR, FCIRSE, FAHA
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, and Radiology
The University of Michigan

Adrian Gonzalez-Aguirre, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nicole A Keefe, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, IR
Department of Radiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eric J. Keller, MD, MA
Resident Physician, Interventional/Diagnostic Radiology
Stanford University

Andrew Kesselman, MD
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Stanford University 

Kimi L. Kondo DO, FSIR
Associate Professor
Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Mona Ranade, MD
Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Diane Szaflarski, DO
Cleveland Clinic

Brian Schiro, MD, RPVI, FSIR
Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute 
Medical Director, Noninvasive Vascular Lab
Baptist Hospital of Miami

Kenneth M. Settel, MD
Lecturer in Psychiatry, Part-time
Harvard Medical School

Akhilesh Sista, MD
Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine
Department of Radiology

Jessie Stewart, MD 
Assistant Professor
Interventional Radiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Pua Uei MD
Interventional Radiologist 
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Raul Uppot, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Interventional Radiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Research in Interventional Radiology

Keren Ziv, MD
Clinical Professor
Medical Director, UCLA Community Ambulatory Surgery Centers
DAPM Physician Wellness Officer
Director, Anesthesiology for Interventional Neuroradiology
Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
UCLA Health

 

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.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 12.25 hours of risk management study

 

Available Credit

  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • 12.25 MA Risk Management
  • 12.25 Participation

Supported by educational grants from:

  • Gore

Supported by exhibits from:

  • Inari
  • Medtronic
  • Penumbra
  • Shimadzu Medical Systems and dealer partners Alpha Imaging, Alpha Medical Equipment and CMS
  • Sirtex
  • Boston Scientific

Price

Cost:
$397.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Registration Fees:

Registration for the Bootcamp is now closed.  You may still register for the Virtual CME Meeting.

Symposia Virtual Attendance MD/DO$397.00
Symposia Virtual Attendance Fellows and Residents   $97.00
Symposia ONLY Virtual Attendance Medical Students$49.00
Symposia Virtual Attendance Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners$267.00
Bootcamp and Symposia for IR Residents & Medical Students (limited spots)$96.00
Bootcamp ONLY  IR Residents & Medical Students (limited spots)$47.00

SPECIAL OFFER All trainees and students have complimentary registration for the virtual meeting through September 2nd. Please use the code RISQCS at registration. 

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.

If you need to cancel your registration, please click here

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