Continuing Medical Education

Duke Radiology in the Blue Ridge Mountains 2016

Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville, North Carolina


joint accreditation logoSelf-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 musculoskeletal, abdominal,  cardiothoracic and nuclear medicine imaging including SPECT/CT.

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.


Duke 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



R. Lee Cothran, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Michael Hanson, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Nuclear Medicine

Laura Heyneman, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Daniele Marin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Erik Paulson, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Chairman, Department of Radiology

Emily Vinson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology


Saturday, October 15, 2016

730 am            MRI of Shoulder: 1 – R. Lee Cothran, M.D.

815 am            Incorporation of DECT into Routine Practice – Erik Paulson, M.D.

845 am            MRI of Shoulder: 2 – R. Lee Cothran, M.D.

915 am            Q&A

930 am            Break

945 am            DECT in the characterization of renal masses – Daniele Marin, M.D.

1015 am          Small Bowel Obstruction – Erik Paulson, M.D.

1045 am          MRI of Wrist – R. Lee Cothran, M.D.

1115 am          Acute Appendicitis – Erik Paulson, M.D.

1145 am          Primer on MR imaging for staging of rectal cancer – Daniele Marin, M.D.

1230 pm          Q&A

Sunday, October 16, 2016

730 am            Non-Vascular Intervention:  Biopsies & Drainages  – Daniele Marin, M.D.

800 am            MRI of Ankle: Lateral ankle pain – Emily Vinson, M.D.

845 am            MRI of Trauma – R. Lee Cothran, M.D.

930 am            Q&A

945 am            Break

1000 am          Upper Extremity Injuries in Throwing Athletes – R. Lee Cothran, M.D.

1045 am          MR contrast agents for liver imaging –Daniele Marin, M.D.

1130 am          MRI of the Elbow –  Emily Vinson, M.D.

1215 pm          Focal Liver lesions – Daniele Marin, M.D.

1245 pm          Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016

730 am            MRI of Knee : Meniscus – Emily Vinson, M.D.

815 am            Hepatobiliary Scintigraphic Imaging – Michael Hanson, M.D.

900 am            Dots and Lines:  High Resolution Chest CT – Laura Heyneman, M.D.

945 am            Q&A

1000 am          Break

1015 am          MRI of Knee : Interesting Cases – Emily Vinson, M.D.

1045 am         Clinical applications of SPECT/CT imaging – Michael Hanson, M.D.

1115 am          Atypical Infections: Can we get more specific? – Laura Heyneman, M.D.

1145 am          Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy of Neuroendocrine Tumors:  MIBG                                     –                            Michael Hanson, M.D.

1215 pm          Q&A

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

730 am            Myocardial Perfusion imaging – Michael Hanson, M.D.

815 am            MRI of Cardiomyopathy – Laura Heyneman, M.D.

845 am            Incidental Pancreatic Cyst – Erik Paulson, M.D.

915 am            Update on Pulmonary Fibrosis – Laura Heyneman, M.D.

945 am            Q&A

1000 am          Break

1015 am          Molecular imaging of neuroendocrine tumors:  Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy  – Michael Hanson, M.D.

1045 am          Physician Heal Thyself: Physician Burnout – Laura Heyneman, M.D.

1115 am          Case Conference – Abdominal Masses – Erik Paulson, M.D.

1200 pm          Q&A

1215 pm          Adjourn meeting




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 $329 per night single/double occupancy for Run of House rooms.  Guaranteed resort view rooms are $349 and guaranteed mountain view rooms are $369.   Current room tax is 11%.  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.

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 13, 2016.  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 15, 2016 ($795 for Duke Radiology alumni / $695 for intraining/military/VA/retirees/Non-MD).   After September 15, 2016 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 “Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners” or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation.  No refund within 14 days of first day of meeting.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will distribute syllabi electronically.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or electronic device to follow along.  A paper syllabus will only be provided upon request at a cost of $25.

Please make sure to check the correct box on the registration form.

Register online (using the button below) or send registration to:

Emily Dunn

Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners

301 North Main Street, Suite 2602

Winston-Salem, NC  27101

(336) 499-6705 or 1-800-849-1680 Ext. 705

Fax (336) 499-6774

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