Continuing Medical Education

26th Annual Duke Radiology Beach Course – Offering 21 Hours SA-CME Credits

Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC


21 hours of SA-CME credits 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.

Duke Radiology annual Beach Course offers a  comprehensive curriculum on cutting edge general radiology subjects. This year, the curriculum was re-structured as a multidisciplinary approach with many topics grouped as specific pathology related presentations. It was designed with an experienced or in training radiologist in mind, who will find it helpful to implement the gained knowledge into their busy practice. We invite you to join us for a great opportunity to learn, relax and enjoy your time at the beach.

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.


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In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of      Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

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Abdominal Imaging

Brian Allen, M.D., Assistant Professor
Mustafa Bashir, M.D., Associate Professor
Rajan Gupta, M.D., Assistant Professor
Barbara Hertzberg, M.D., Professor
Lisa Ho, M.D., Associate Professor
Chad Miller, M.D., Assistant Professor
Rendon Nelson, M.D., Professor

Breast Imaging
Sujata Ghate, M.D., Associate Professor
Connie Kim, M.D., Assistant Professor
Mary Scott Soo, M.D., Associate Professor
Ruth Walsh, M.D., Associate Professor
Sora Yoon, M.D., Assistant Professor

Jared Christensen, M.D., Assistant Professor
Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Page McAdams, M.D., Professor
Lacey Washington, Associate Professor

Waleska Pabon-Ramos, M.D., Assistant Professor
James Ronald, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Instructor
Tony P. Smith, M.D., Professor
David Sopko, M.D., Medical Instructor
Paul Suhocki, M.D., Associate Professor

Charles Spritzer, M.D., Professor
Emily Vinson, M.D., Assistant Professor

Timothy Amrhein, M.D., Assistant Professor
Daniel Barboriak, M.D., Professor
David Enterline, M.D., Associate Professor
Linda Gray, M.D., Associate Professor
Jenny Hoang, M.D., Associate Professor
Peter Kranz, M.D., Assistant Professor
James Provenzale, M.D., Professor
Christopher Roth, M.D., Assistant Professor

Nuclear Medicine
Salvador Borges-Neto, M.D., Professor
Bennett Chin, M.D., Associate Professor
Michael Hanson, M.D., Professor
Brandon Howard, M.D., Medical Instructor
Olga James, M.D., Assistant Professor

Caroline Carrico, M.D., Associate Professor
Joseph Davis, M.D., Medical Instructor
Donald Frush, M.D., Professor
Gary Schooler, M.D., Medical Instructor
Charles Maxfield, M.D., Professor




Tentative & Subject to Change

Monday, July 25, 2016
7:30 am                Hypervascular Liver Lesions in the Cirrhotic Liver
8:00 am                Imaging of the Pancreas
8:30 am                Role of the Interventional Radiologist in the Management of HCC
9:00 am                Diagnosis and Treatment of Intussusception
9:30 am                Pediatric Emergencies
10:00 am              Q&A
10:15 am              Break & Informal Discussion
10:30 am              CNS Infections
11:00 am              CSF Pressure Related Problems
11:30 am              Nuclear Brain and CSF Imaging
12:00 pm              Q&A

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
7:30 am                Pitfalls in Gynecologic Ultrasound
8:00 am                Imaging Pre- and Post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization
8:30 am                Artifacts in Ultrasound
9:00 am                Hindsight:  What Can We Learn from Missed Breast Cancers
9:30 am                Breast Emergencies
10:00 am              Q&A
10:15 am              Break & Informal Discussion
10:30 am              Neoepithelial Brain Tumors
11:00 am              MRI of Treated Brain Tumors
11:30 am              Pituitary, Sellar and Suprasellar Lesions
12:00 pm              New Advances in PET/CT
12:30 pm              Q&A

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
7:30 am                Before You Call It Normal:  Pitfalls in Chest Radiography
8:00 am                Imaging Acute Aortic Syndrome
8:30 am                Imaging of Congenital Heart Disease
9:00 am                Overdiagnosis of PE
9:30 am                Chronic Thromboembolic PH
10:00 am              Q&A
10:15 am              Break & Informal Discussion
10:30 am              MRI of the Ankle
11:00 am              SPECT/CT Utilization of MSK Pathology
11:30 am              Ligamentous Injury of the Wrist
12:00 pm              Common Pediatric MSK Trauma for the Practicing Radiologist
12:30 pm              Q&A

Thursday, July 28, 2016
7:30 am                Characterizing Solid Renal Neoplasms with MRI
8:00 am                Renal Masses in Children
8:30 am                Interesting Cases in Abdominal Oncology
9:00 am                Challenging Hepatobiliary Cases
9:30 am                Imaging Findings after Interventional Oncologic Procedures
10:00 am              Q&A
10:15 am              Break & Informal Discussion
10:30 am              Fundamentals of Stroke MRI
11:00 am              Endovascular Treatment of Stroke
11:30 am              Making Your Spine Report Clinically Relevant
12:00 pm              Temporal Bones
12:30 pm              Q&A

Friday, July 29, 2016
7:30 am                Breast Cases
8:00 am                Lymph Node Imaging
8:30 am                PET/CT 2016 Update
9:00 am                SPECT/CT Update
9:30 am                Breast MRI
10:00 am              Q&A
10:15 am              Break & Informal Discussion
10:30 am              Lung Cancer Staging
11:00 am              Dealing with Liver Incidentalomas
11:30 am              Q&A
11:45 pm              Adjourn




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 22, 2016 or until the room block is full.

Embassy Suites – Oceanview suite – $265 (includes breakfast and reception daily)

Two bedroom plantation villa – $257

Three bedroom plantation villa – $ $277

Two bedroom oceanview condo – $277

Three bedroom oceanview condo – $357

Two bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $307

Three bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $407

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.

  • 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


$895 for Radiologists/$795 for Duke Radiology Alumni/$695 for Intraining/Military/Retired/Non-MD on or before July 1, 2016.  After July 1 the fees become $970/$870/$770 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.

Register using the button below or print registration form and mail with a check.

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