Continuing Medical Education

27th Annual Duke Radiology Beach Course – Earn over 20 SA-CMEs

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.  You can earn up to 22 hours of SA-CME credit.

The Duke Radiology annual Beach Course offers a comprehensive curriculum on cutting edge general radiology subjects.  This year, the curriculum has been 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.


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.


Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information contact Debbie Griffin (919)684-7228 or




Abdominal Imaging
Brian Allen, M.D., Assistant Professor
Mustafa Bashir, M.D., Associate Professor
Rajan Gupta, M.D., Associate Professor
Barbara Hertzberg, M.D., Professor
Lisa Ho, M.D., Associate Professor
Chad Miller, M.D., Assistant Professor
Rendon Nelson, M.D., Professor
Erik Paulson, M.D., Professor & Chairman

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
Tina Tailor, M.D., Assistant Professor
Lacey Washington, Associate Professor

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

Nicholas Said, M.D., Medical Instructor
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
Christopher Lascola, M.D., PhD, 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., Assistant Professor
Charles Maxfield, M.D., Professor




Monday, July 24, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Sarcoidosis:  Case Based Review – H. Page McAdams, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              The Role of Cardiac PET in Clinical Practice – Salvador Borges-Neto, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Interstitial Lung Disease – Tina Tailor, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              VQ Scan – Brandon Howard, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Imaging in Bowel Ischemia – Chad Miller, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Q&A

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Imaging Malrotation and Malfixation of the Bowel in People of All Ages – Caroline Carrico, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Pediatric Imaging Emergencies – Charles Maxfield, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Biliary Imaging:  An Overview -Mustafa Bashir, M.D.

12:00 noon          Complications of Common IR Procedures – James Ronald, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Q&A

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7:30 a.m.              The Male Breast – Sora Yoon, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Pelvic Congestion Syndrome – Waleska Pabon-Ramos, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Tomosynthesis:  Practical Tips – Mary Scott Soo, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Ectopic Pregnancy – Barbara Hertzberg, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Female Pelvic MRI – Lisa Ho, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Q&A

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Hydroxyapatite Depositions:  Head to Toe – Emily Vinson, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           CT Guided Pain Management – Linda Gray, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Normal Variants in Brain MRI – Daniel Barboriak, M.D.

12:00 noon          Temporal Bone – Christopher Roth, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Creative Solutions to Challenging IR Cases for the Practicing Radiologist – Paul Suhocki, M.D.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:30 a.m.              How to Survive the Stroke Code – David Enterline, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Sepsis in IR – Tony Smith, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Acute Pancreatitis – Rendon Nelson, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              The Incidental Pancreatic Cyst – Erik Paulson, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Imaging of the Pancreas in Children – Donald Frush, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Q&A

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Diagnostic Approach to the Mediastinum – Jared Christensen, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Cardiothoracic PET/CT Cases – Olga James, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Imaging Breast Implants – Sujata Ghate, M.D.

12:00 noon          Q&A

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Uses of Diffusion Imaging in Various CNS Diseases – James Provenzale, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Orbits – Timothy Amrhein, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Easily Missed Findings in Emergency Neuroradiology – -Peter Kranz, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Congenital and Developmental Disorders in Neuroradiology – Christopher Lascola, M.D., PhD

9:30 a.m.              Head & Neck Emergencies – Jenny Hoang, MBBS

10:00 a.m.           Q&A

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Radiology in Pulmonary Hypertension – Lacey Washington, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Radiology’s Impact in Pulmonary Embolus Response Teams (PERT) – David Sopko, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           No Touch Thoracic Intervention – Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., PhD

12:00 noon          Congenital Lesions in the Chest – Joseph Davis, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Advances in Theranostics 2017 – Bennett Chin, M.D.

1:00 p.m.             Q&A

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Pediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging:  What the General Radiologist Should Know – Gary Schooler, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Common Musculoskeletal Interventions – Nicholas Said, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Infection, the Utility of MRI – Charles Spritzer, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Breast MR Interventions – Connie Kim, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              BIRADS Calcification – Ruth Walsh, M.D.

10:00 a.m.           Q&A

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Approach to the Challenging Pelvic Mass:  Problem Solving with MRI – Brian Allen, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Molecular Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors – Somatostatin Reception Scintigraphy – Michael Hanson, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Dealing with Liver Incidentalomas – Rajan Gupta, M.D.

12:00 noon          Q&A

12:15 p.m.            Adjourn meeting



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 21, 2017 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.  The rate also includes the resort fee (currently $13.99 per room, per night) which 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 serviceDaily housekeeping services are offered in the condominiums and villas and consists of removing trash, vacuuming, making beds with existing linens and replacing bath linen.



On or before July 1, 2017
$895 for Radiologists
$795 for Duke Radiology Alumni
$695 for Intraining, military, retired, non-MDs

After July 1, 2017 the fees increase by $100 ($995/$895/$795)

A $100 cancellation fee will be asssessed.

Registration form can be downloaded here and mailed.

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we will only distribute syllabus materials electronically using our mobile App.  You will be provided with a printable version of the syllabus material.


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