Young (and Early Career) Physician Programming at ACR 2019

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The YPS Executive Committee has put together another exciting slate of programming on the afternoon of Saturday, May 18, at the 2019 ACR Annual Meeting. This YPS programming is free for all ACR members and will take place before the general ACR meeting, so you can sit back, relax, and earn 3.25 CME credits without having to worry about schedule conflicts!

We are excited to start our programming with a special JACR® session hosted by YPS Associate Editor K. Elizabeth Hawk, MS, MD, PhD, and Editor-in-Chief Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR, who will discuss the critical review and understanding of scientific literature. Next, Jason N. Itri, MD, PHD, vice chair of quality and patient safety at Wake Forest Baptist Health, will speak about lessons on quality improvement and early career leadership. Then, Agnieska Solberg, MD and Taj Kattapuram, MD, moderators of the YPS virtual book club, will discuss the book club and physician well-being/resilience.

After a short break, we look forward to a rousing debate on the economic impact of physician extenders brought to us by the trio of Magda Rizer, DO, Amy Patel, MD, and Saurabh “Harry” Jha, MBBS. Lauren Golding, MD, vice chair of ACR’s MACRA Committee, will give an update on healthcare reform and reimbursement trends. And our final speaker, Ian Weissman, DO, FACR, chair of the Patient and Family-Centered-Care (PFCC) Toolkit Subcommittee, will teach us about the ACR’s efforts to advance PFCC.

Finally, we will end our Saturday programming with the YPS elections for the executive committee. If you have not already applied for a position, there are still a few days left, with the deadline on April 20, 2019! This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the ACR, expand your leadership skills, and make a tangible difference in our field. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us on the executive committee.

But the special YPS opportunities at the meeting do not end once the general ACR meeting begins. For the fourth year in a row, the ACR is partnering with the American Association for Women Radiologists to organize their hugely successful Speed Mentoring Session on Monday, May 20, 2019, from 12:00–1:30 p.m.  This session will once again provide an opportunity for the younger membership to have valuable interactions with leaders in our field. Over lunch, participants will partake in multiple 9- to 10-minute conversations with their choice of nearly 20 radiology leaders about advocacy, work-life balance, leadership, mentorship, interviewing, grant writing, contract negotiation, getting involved in organized radiology, and more, with the goal of beginning an ongoing dialogue between mentors and mentees all year round.

And last but not least, we invite you to unwind at the YPS reception on Monday evening from 5:00–6:00 p.m., held in conjunction with the Senior and/or Retired Section. Enjoy a nice, relaxed cocktail hour catching up with old friends and making some new connections!

We look forward to seeing you at ACR 2019!

By Neil Lall, MD, a pediatric neuroradiologist at Ochsner Health System and ACR-YPS Advocacy and RADPAC® Liaison. You can connect with Dr. Lall on Twitter at @NULall.

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