Continuing Medical Education

25th Annual Duke Radiology Beach Course – Offering SAMs

Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC


Self-Assessment Modules as qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certificate Program will be offered.

The 25th annual Duke Beach Course includes highlights and selected topics from our renowned comprehensive Duke Radiology Review Course.  The course focuses on high-yield teaching points and applications, including technologic advances, to benefit radiologists whether in training or in practice.

Following participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the latest modalities and techniques being used in the field of Diagnostic Radiology.
  • Discuss differential diagnoses of common disease processes as they are seen on radiologic images.
  • Demonstrate compliance with various governing agencies to sustain accreditation, licensing and board certification requirements.


Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this Duke Radiology Beach Course activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please feel free to contact:


Debbie Griffin

Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center

919-684-7228 or



All faculty are members of the Duke Department of Radiology.


Course directors:

Karen Johnson, M.D.

Michael Miller, M.D.


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Grand Strand:  The Myrtle Beach “Grand Strand” has been called the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World” with over 100 area golf courses.

Something for Everyone:  The Myrtle Beach “Grand Strand” has activities for the entire family.  Golf, fishing, scuba diving, parasailing, tennis, swimming, and biking are just some of the many activities available and within easy access during your visit.  Whether relaxing at one of the areas premier spas, visiting local historical sites, shopping the outlets, or just soaking up the sun on our 60 miles of beautirful beaches, there is something for everyone at Myrtle Beach.

The Kingston Plantation featuring Embassy Suites:  Wooded hills surround a twenty-acre freshwater lake and line the winding drive that leads to a half mile stretch of white sand beach.  The twenty story, all-suite hotel provides a spectacular view of the ocean from each private balcony.  Two and three bedroom luxury oceanfront condominiums or one, two and three bedroom villas set among the forest and lakes provide the ultimate in comfort and amenities during your stay.   Kingston Plantation features the Sport and Health Club which includes nine lighted tennis courts, three racquetball and squash courts, indoor/outdoor pools, whirlpool, weight training equipment, free weights, an aerobics studio, tanning salon, cafe and lounge.  The hotel also has a full-time Golf Director affiliated with over 100 area courses.  So bring your swimsuit, sunglasses, racket and clubs – the Kingston Plantation welcomes you to an unforgettable vacation!

Hotel Reservations should be made directly with the resort at Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation by calling 843-449-0006 or 1-800-876-0010.  Room rates available until June 15, 2015 or until the room block is full.

Embassy Suites – Oceanview suite – $263 (includes breakfast and reception daily)

Two bedroom plantation villa – $255

Three bedroom plantation villa – $ $275

Two bedroom oceanview condo – $275

Three bedroom oceanview condo – $355

Two bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $305

Three bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $405

Accommodations will not be confirmed without a check for the first night’s deposit or use of a credit card to guarantee your reservation.  You will be charged for the first night if reservations are not canceled 7 days prior to arrival.  These prices are exclusive of 11% taxes.

Room rates are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes which are currently 12%.  Quoted rates will be offered based on availability for three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the meeting dates.   Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am.

There is an additional $20 rate per adult, per suite above double occupancy in the Embassy Suites.  The hotel rate does include a complimentary buffet breakfast and complimentary manager’s reception daily per person, per day based on single/double occupancy, unless children under 18 are accompanied by adult.

Daily housekeeping services are offered in the condominiums and villas and consists of removing trash, vacuuming, making beds with existing linens and replacing bath linen.   Condo and villa rates do not include a $10.00 daily resort fee per unit.  The resort fee includes:

  • Unlimited 800 and local telephone calls
  • Door to door transportation (includes offsite transportation – 2 mile radius)
  • 24 hour Business Center access (internet, printing)
  • Free racquetball/tennis court rentals (reservation required)
  • Children’s activities (seasonal)
  • Pool towels
  • Self parking
  • Basic internet service


*Schedule subject to change

Monday, July 20, 2015

7:30 a.m.              Approach to Focal Liver Lesions – Mustafa Bashir, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Ultrasound of 1st Trimester & Ectopic Pregnancy – Barbara Hertzberg, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Abdominal Imaging Interesting Cases – Chad Miller, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Breast MRI Bi-Rads – Sora Yoon, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Imaging of the Male Breast – Karen Johnson, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Question & Answers

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Missed Breast Cancers Case Conference – Mary Scott Soo, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Imaging Thyroid Nodules and Masses – Jenny Hoang, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Temporal Bone – Christopher Roth, M.D.

12:00 noon          Stroke Imaging – James Provenzale, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Worst Headache of Life – Peter Kranz, M.D.

1:00 a.m.              Question & Answers

1:15 p.m.             Adjourn

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7:30 a.m.              Lung Cancer Screening – Jared Christensen, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Acute Aortic Syndromes – Danielle Seaman, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Venous Imaging – Charles Kim, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Pre-Post Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tubes – Waleska Pabon-Ramos, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Vascular Compression Syndromes – David Sopko, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Question & Answers

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Malrotation and Midgut Volvulus – Caroline Carrico

11:00 a.m.           Pediatric Abdominal Masses – Gary Schooler, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Fundamentals of Clinical PET/CT – Brandon Howard, M.D., Ph.D.

12:00 noon          The Heart in the ER:  The Nuclear Role – Salvador Borges-Neto, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Wednesday, July 22, 2015

7:30 a.m.              Atypical Liver Lesion – Rendon Nelson, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Interstitial Lung Disease – H. Page McAdams, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Interentional Case Conference – Tony Smith, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Neuroradiology Cases – David Enterline, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Incidental Pancreatic Cysts – Erik Paulson, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Question & Answers

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           MSK Nuclear Medicine – Olga James, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           MRI of the Shoulder Part 1 – Charles Spritzer, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           MRI of the Shoulder Part II – Emily Vinson, M.D.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

7:30 a.m.              Business of Radiology 101 – Bhavik Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

8:00 a.m.              Adrenal Imaging – Lisa Ho, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Dual Energy CT – Daniele Marin, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Child Abuse – Charles Maxfield, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Pediatric Imaging Case Conference – Donald Frush, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Question & Answers

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Breast Implants – Sujata Ghate, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Is Breast MRI Worth It? – Connie Kim, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           BiRads Calcifications – Ruth Walsh, M.D.

12:00 noon          Pneumonia Imaging – Lacey Washington, M.D.

Friday, July 24, 2015

7:30 a.m.              Brain Tumors – Post-Therapeutic Imaging – Daniel Barboriak, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              MR Strategies in Neuro – Christopher Lascola, M.D., Ph.D.

8:30 a.m.              Extradural Spine – Timothy Amrhein, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Break

9:15 a.m.              Lymphoscintigraphy and Radionuclide Therapies – Bennett Chin, M.D.

9:45 a.m.              Scintigraphy Hepatobiliary Imaging – Michael Hanson, M.D.

10:15 a.m.           New IR Residency:  What? – Paul Suhocki, M.D.

10:45 a.m.           Venous Disease – Michael Miller, M.D.

11:15 a.m.           Question & Answers

11:30 a.m.           Adjourn


$895 for Radiologists/$795 for Duke Radiology Alumni/$695 for Intraining/Military/Retired/Non-MD on or before July 1, 2015.  After July 1 the fees become $975/$875/$775 respectively.

A $100 cancellation fee will be charged.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will distribute syllabus electronically.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or electronic device to follow along.  A printed syllabus will only be provided upon request at a cost of $25.  Please make sure to mark the appropriate box on the registration form.



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