RLI Annual Event to Feature New RLI-Kellogg Leadership Development Program

May 13, 2013

All-New Program Offers Tools and Strategies Radiologists Need to Succeed in Today’s Changing Health Care Environment

As health care moves from a volume to a value proposition, building better, more efficient patient care is increasingly important. Radiologists will learn skills to help navigate this transition, become better leaders, and thrive under new delivery and payment systems, at the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) Annual Event, to be held July 25–28, 2013, at the Kellogg School of Management on Northwestern University’s Evanston, IL, campus. Former Senator Tom Daschle — the author of “Obamacare” — will deliver the keynote address. The event will offer a total of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 22 RLI Credits.

“The RLI has carefully selected leading radiology professionals to collaborate with the renowned Kellogg business school faculty to produce an educational event focused on the implementation of best business practices in a radiology environment. Based on the feedback from participants at last year’s conference, we have developed a program with content even more focused on meeting today’s challenges. This is THE event for radiology’s current and future leaders,” said Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, FACR, medical director of RLI and chair of the ACR Commission on Leadership and Practice Development.

The all new, four-day program is designed to help radiology professionals:

  • Identify key operational metrics and processes for organizational effectiveness and utilize tools to embed the “value” concept into practice management
  • Explore effective negotiation techniques and learn strategies to maximize the potential for a deal
  • Build and manage more effective teams to improve the quality of care and profitability
  • Learn strategies for managing conflict, dealing with uncertainty and creating opportunities for improvement, as well as understand how team dynamics will likely shape the role of radiology in new payment systems

Brian Uzzi, PhD, a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks and new media, will demonstrate effective techniques that help leaders build consensus in organizations. Jan A. Van Miegham, PhD, the Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and professor of operations management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will introduce attendees to practical aspects of operations research to enhance patient flow and achieve operational excellence.

Other notable Kellogg faculty presenting: Keith Murnighan, PhD, the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management at the Kellogg School of Management; Robert Wolcott, PhD, co-founder and executive director of the Kellogg Innovation Network and a member of the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; and Edward Zajac, PhD, the James F. Beré Chair in Management and Organizations and professor of health industry management.

Distinguished radiology faculty include: Arl Van Moore, JR., MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA, chairman of Strategic Radiology; Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR, chief executive officer and president of Imaging Consultants, Inc.; Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA, clinical associate professor of radiology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine; Ricardo Cury, MD, FAHA, FSCCT, president and chief executive officer of Radiology Associates of South Florida; and Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, FACR, professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, philanthropy and in the Honors College at Indiana University, where he also serves as vice chair of radiology.

For additional information, download the RLI Annual Event Program.

To register, please visit: https://onlineregistration.acr.org/RLIKellogg/Registration/.

To speak with an RLI spokesperson, please contact Heather Curry at 703-390-9822 or PR@acr.org.

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Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.