Continuing Medical Education

Duke Radiology in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina



We want you to know that our CME committee is cautiously optimistic about being able to proceed with learning as scheduled.  However, we are monitoring the situation closely.  We are willing to give you the utmost flexibility to make the right decision for your family when the time comes.  

As we move forward, we will be modifying our meeting room set up accordingly to the most stringent health and safety guidelines and will be making other changes where necessary.  We are working with our hotel partners to ensure the very safest experience for our attendees and their families.  We hope that you will plan to join us.



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 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


We are pleased to offer Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) which meet the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for self-assessment activities in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.


This course has been designed for the radiologist who performs abdominal, cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal, nuclear medicine, pediatric and neuroradiologic imaging examinations.


At the conclusion of 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 certificate requirements.

For more information contact:
Debbie Griffin
Department of Radiology, Box 3808
Duke University Medical Center


Monday, October 19, 2020

7:30 a.m.             Femoral Acetabular Impingement – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
8:00 a.m.             Pediatric MSK Injuries – Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
8:30 a.m.             Challenging Chest X-Rays – Lynne Hurwitz Koweek, M.D.
9:15 a.m.             Q&A
9:30 a.m.             Break
9:45 a.m.             MRI of Peripheral Nerves – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
10:15 a.m.          Head and Spine Ultrasound – Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
10:45 a.m.          Tendon Injuries – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
11:15 a.m.          Emergency Pediatric Radiology – Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
11:45 a.m.          Update on Use of Iodinated Contrast and Renal Insufficiency – Lynne Hurwitz Koweek, M.D.
12:30 p.m.          Q&A

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

7:30 a.m.             FDG-PET/CT for Head and Neck Cancers – Terence Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
8:15 a.m.             Fat Containing Lesions – Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
8:45 a.m.             fMRI and DTI for Presurgical Planning – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.
9:30 a.m.             Q&A
9:45 a.m.             Break
10:00 a.m.          CT and MR Enterography – Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
10:30 a.m.          Imaging in Epilepsy – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.
11:15 a.m.          Misses and Misdiagnoses in the GI Tract – Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
11:45 a.m.          PET/CT Artifacts and Pitfalls – Terence Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30 p.m.          Q&A

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

7:30 a.m.             Coronary CTA:  Best Practice – Lynne Hurwitz Koweek, M.D.
8:15 a.m.             Pediatric Chest – Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
8:45 a.m.             Knee – Chondral Abnormalities – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
9:15 a.m.             Q&A
9:30 a.m.             Break
9:45 a.m.             Coronary CTA – Image Interpretation – Lynne Hurwitz Koweek, M.D.
10:30 a.m.          Meniscal Injuries – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
11:00 a.m.          Pediatric Abdominal Tumors – Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
11:30 a.m.          Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
12:00 p.m.          Child Abuse – Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
12:30 p.m.          Q&A

Thursday, October 22, 2020

7:30 a.m.             Imaging in Dementia and Cognitive Impairment – Terence Wong, M.D., Ph.D. and Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.
8:45 a.m.             GU Cases – Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
9:15 a.m.             Update:  New PET Tracers – Terence Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
9:45 a.m.             Q&A
10:00 a.m.          Break
10:15 a.m.          GYN Ultrasound – Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
10:45 a.m.          Targeted Radionuclide Therapies – Terence Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 a.m.          Ectopic Pregnancy and 1st Trimester Ultrasound – Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
11:45 a.m.          Cranial Trauma – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.
12:30 p.m.          Q&A
12:45 p.m.          Meeting Adjourned





Lynne Hurwitz Koweek, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Charles Spritzer, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Terence Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology


The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina is one of the American South’s oldest and most famous grand resorts.  Built in 1913 overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn is a favorite year-round destination.  Its splendid views, old world charm, peerless amenities, long tradition of exceptional service and hospitality make it a place to savor as one of the most enduringly original and exciting resorts in America.

Amenities include golf, tennis, two pools, sports complex, 18-station Paramount fitness center, shops, fine dining and children’s programs and the finest spa in North America with over 40,000 square feet dedicated to your relaxation.  Guest rooms in the Historic Main Inn are newly refurbished and contain original solid oak furnishings.  Guest rooms in the Sammons and Vanderbilt wings are more spacious than those in the historic Main Inn.  Additional features include CD stereo players, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, in-room safes, in-room pay movies, cable television, voice mail, dataports, and windows that open for fresh mountain air.  Both mountain view and property view rooms are available in both the contemporary wings and historic Main Inn.  The mountain view rooms face the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain ranges with the golf course below and the city of Asheville in between.  The property view rooms overlook the spa or the front courtyard.

Hotel Reservations – Room rates are $389 (Run of House) per night single/double occupancy for Run of House rooms.  Upgraded rooms are available at $409 for Resort Rooms and $429 for Mountain View Rooms.  Current room tax is 13%.  Children under 16 stay free in room with parent or adult.  There is a $40 per person charge for third and fourth persons (over 16) sharing a room.  Nonsmoking and handicap accessible rooms are available.  Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.  A $25 resort fee per room per night (taxable) includes toll free and local calling, in-room high-speed internet access, entrance to our fitness center, in-room coffee and tea, guided history tour of the Grove Park Inn and newspaper available upon request.  These items are subject to change

We suggest you make reservations early.  This is one of the most popular times of year in the Asheville/Blue Ridge Mountain area as the brilliant color of the changing leaves brings visitors from all over.

A block of rooms has been reserved for the dates of this meeting.  These rooms will be held until the block is full or until the cut-off date of Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  To make reservations call 1.800.438.5800 and reference Duke University Radiology.    Reservations can also be made online at


Asheville is located in the western North Carolina mountains which is home to the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River.  The Grove Park Inn is located just off I-140 (take I-240 into Asheville) and the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is nine miles southeast of Asheville (25 minutes from the Grove Park Inn).

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.


Registration fee is $895 for physicians on or before September 21, 2020 ($795 for Duke Radiology alumni / $695 for intraining/military/VA/retirees/Non-MD).   Beginning September 22, 2020 there is a $75 late fee making the registration $970/$870/$770 respectively.   The registration fee includes tuition, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks.  The fee is payable with check to “Direct Travel & Meeting Planners” or online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation.  Written notification must be received by October 16, 2020 to receive refund.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will only distribute syllabi electronically.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or electronic device to follow along.  Registrants will be provided with a printable version via the mobile app if they wish to print their own.

Send check and registration form to:

Emily Dunn
Direct Travel
301 North Main Street, Suite 2602
Winston-Salem, NC  27101


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