Continuing Medical Education

Duke Radiology at Walt Disney World 2016

Disney's BoardWalk Inn, Walt Disney World, Florida


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.

This course has been designed for the radiologist who performs cardiothoracic, abdominal and/or neuroradiologic imaging procedures in adults or children.

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.


joint accreditation logoDuke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this Duke Radiology Beach Course activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

For more information, please feel free to contact:Debbie Griffin
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center
919-684-7228 or




Brian Allen, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Edward F.  (Ned) Patz, Jr, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

James Provenzale, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Christopher Roth, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Gary Schooler, M.D.
Medical Instructor
Pediatric Imaging



Sunday, November 6, 2016

7:30 am    PET Imaging in the Chest – Ned Patz, M.D.

8:15 am    MRI in Pediatric patients:  State of the Art – Gary Schooler, M.D.

8:45 am     Brain Tumors – Christopher Roth, M.D.

9:30 am    Pediatric non-accidental trauma – case based considerations in a traumatizing entity
Gary Schooler, M.D.

10:00 am   Q&A

10:15 am   Break

10:30 am   Screening for Lung Cancer – Ned Patz, M.D.

11:15 am  Intradural spine – Christopher Roth, M.D.

12:00 pm  Radiology in Pediatric Emergencies –  Gary Schooler, M.D.

12:30 pm  Q&A

Monday, November 7, 2016

7:30 am     Practical IT for Radiologists – Christopher Roth, M.D.

8:15 am     Practical approach to abdominal masses for the practicing radiologist –
Gary Schooler, M.D.

8:45 am      Interventional Procedures in the Thorax – Ned Patz, M.D.

9:30 am     Musculoskeletal imaging in children:  What every radiologist should know –
Gary Schooler, M.D.

10:00 am   Q&A

10:15 am   Break

10:30 am  Pediatric Radiation dose – Where are we and where are we headed? – Gary Schooler, M.D.

11:00 am  Interesting Thoracic Cases – Ned Patz, MD

11:45 am  Rad Technology five years from now – Christopher Roth, M.D.

12:30 pm    Q&A

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

7:30 am      Neuroradiological Emergencies (dural sinus thrombosis, arterial dissection, PRES, herpes encephalitis) – James Provenzale, M.D.

8:00 am     CT of the acute abdomen – Brian Allen, M.D.

8:45 am    Thoracic aortic evaluation:  acute aortic syndrome, trauma, and postoperative findings  – Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., PhD

9:30 am     MR Pitfalls – James Provenzale, M.D.

10:00 am   Q&A

10:15 am   Break

10:30 am   Characterizing solid renal neoplasms with MRI – Brian Allen, M.D.

11:15 am   White Matter Diseases – James Provenzale, M.D.

11:45 am    Lung cancer screening – Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., PhD

12:30 pm   Q&A

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

7:30 am    MR enterography for assessment and management of small bowel Crohn Disease –
Brian Allen, M.D.

8:15 am    Basics of Cardiac CT:  Technique, interpretation, limitations and pitfalls –
Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., PhD

9:00 am    Spine Trauma – James Provenzale, M.D.

9:30 am     Challenging cardiac cases – Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., PhD

10:15 am    Q&A

10:30 am   Break

10:45 am   Brain Trauma – James Provenzale, M.D.

11:15 am   Approach to the challenging pelvic mass:  Problem solving with MRI – Brian Allen, M.D.

12:00 pm  Understanding Cerebral Infarction Findings:  Infarct age, etiology and intervention –
James Provenzale, M.D.

12:30 pm  Q&A

12:45 pm  Adjourn


Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Experience the charm and whimsy of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City at this waterfront Resort hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool and delight in a massage at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Discover carnival games, unique dining and exciting nightlife on the Coney Island-style boardwalk. Strung like saltwater taffy along the shimmering Crescent Lake, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What makes this property unique:

  • Complimentary Magical Express Airport transfers are included for every Disney guest
  • Complimentary internet access throughout the hotel
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Carnival-themed Luna Park Pool with a water slide
  • Two all-ages leisure pools—each with a whirlpool spa
  • Walking distance to Epcot and the distinctive restaurants along the Boardwalk
  • Bike rentals are available so you can breeze along the lakefront promenades and woodland trails at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Valet and complimentary self-parking available

Group rates for this meeting are $255++ per night for single or double occupancy. Rates are subject to applicable local taxes. Additional fees may apply depending on the services requested. These rates will be available for the three days prior to the meeting and the three days after, based on hotel availability. These rooms will be held until the block is full or until October 10, 2016. After the block is full or the cut-off date, reservations will be subject to prevailing rates/availability.

To make hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at 407-939-4686 and reference the Duke Radiology Conference.
If you are interested in an upgraded or different room type other than what is blocked, please contact Emily Dunn  at or 336-499-6705 for assistance.
Attendees have access to specially-priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets. The Magic Your Way Meeting/Convention Tickets are offered at advance purchase savings and are unavailable at the front gates of the WDW Theme Parks. Purchase must be completed prior to arrival. Please call 407-566-5600 for more information or click here to order your tickets online.

To make airline reservations or for any other travel needs, email Cheryl Everhart at Aladdin Travel, or (336) 499-6736.


Registration fee is $895 on or before October 6, 2016.

We offer discounted registration rates to Duke Radiology alumni of $795 and Military/NonMD of $695. On or after October 6 there is a $75 late fee in addition to the registration fee.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will distribute syllabus materials to the attendees electronically. You are welcome to bring your laptop to the lectures should you wish to follow along.   A paper syllabus will only be provided upon request at a cost of $25. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

The fee is payable by check made out to “Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners” or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation. Written notification must be received by October 23, 2016 to receive refund.

If you have questions regarding meeting registration please contact Emily Dunn at Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners 336-499-6705 or

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