Like the air we breathe to survive, advocacy through its membership is a lifeblood of the radiology profession. Ultimately, advocacy helps our profession so that patients benefit. This meeting is a symposium which will focus on several levels to advocate for radiology...nationally, statewide, and individually. The meeting has been designed for radiologists in all settings: residents, fellows and those in practice.
National advocacy and the ACR's role will be discussed. Meeting participants will be introduced to the concept of policy-focused outcome measures. Meeting participants will have a better understanding of relationships of policy focused outcome measures, proposed and existing clinical research projects, and implementation of new technology into widespread clinical practice.
State legislative advocacy will be discussed. Lobbying for NCRS interests for legislative issues such as certificate of need, telemedicine, radiology technology, and others will be discussed.
Individual advocacy will be discussed. Meeting participants will understand the concept of radiologist citizenship and be able to explain several simple actions that each individual radiologist can do to advocate for the patient and the profession and have a better understanding of how to deal with future issues in radiology which require lobbying.
Aftificial intelligence (AI) and radiology advocacy regarding it will be discussed. Meeting participants, and of special interest to residents and fellows, the meeting participant will learn what is meant by the term artificial intelligence, how it applies to the practice of radiology, and ways radiologists must engage and maximize the opportunities that AI affords.
There will be a special session for the residents and fellows, in addition to this meeting.