Continuing Medical Education

Duke Radiology in the Blue Ridge Mountains 2017

Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville, North Carolina



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, 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

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James Eastwood, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Donald Frush, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Laura Heyneman, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Chad Miller, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Charles Spritzer, M.D.
Professor of Radiology


Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 a.m.              MR Evaluation of Ischemic Heart Disease – Laura Heyneman, M.D.
8:15 a.m.              Prostate MRI – Chad Miller, M.D.
9:00 a.m.              Infection:  The Clinical Utility of MRI – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
9:45 a.m.              Q&A
10:00 a.m.           Break
10:15 a.m.           MR Evaluation of Cardiomyopathy – Laura Heyneman, M.D.
10:45 a.m.           Sports Related Injuries of the Foot & Ankle – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
11:30 a.m.           Characterizing Solid Renal Neoplasms on MRI – Chad Miller, M.D.
12:15 p.m.           Update on Pulmonary Fibrosis – Laura Heyneman, M.D.
12:45 p.m.           Q&A
1:00 p.m.           Adjourn for day

Sunday, October 22, 2017
7:30 a.m.              Musculoskeletal Dual Energy CT – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
8:00 a.m.              Interesting Hepatobiliary Cases – Chad Miller, M.D.
8:30 a.m.              Dealing with Soft Tissue Masses – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
9:00 a.m.              Physician Heal Thyself – Laura Heyneman, M.D.
9:45 a.m.              Q&A
10:00 a.m.           Break
10:15 a.m.           Imaging of Liver Transplantation – Chad Miller, M.D.
10:45 a.m.           Dots and Lines:  High Resolution CT of the Chest – Laura Heyneman, M.D.
11:30 a.m.           Imaging of Complications of Gastric Surgery – Chad Miller, M.D.
12:00 p.m.           Painful Bone Marrow Edema – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
12:30 p.m.           Q&A
12:45 p.m.           Adjourn meeting

Monday, October 23, 2017
7:30 a.m.              Radiation and Risk Conversations:  What You Need To Know – Donald Frush, M.D.
8:15 a.m.             Imaging of Cervical Cancer – Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
8:45 a.m.              Stroke – James Eastwood, M.D.
9:15 a.m.              Imaging of Uterine Cancer – Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
10:00 a.m.           Q&A
10:15 a.m.           Break
10:30 a.m.         Imaging of Congenital Lung Abnormalities – Donald Frush, M.D.
11:15 a.m.           Auto-Immune, Degenerative and Demyelinating Brain Disorders – James Eastwood, M.D.
12:00 noon          Interesting GYN Cases – Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
12:30 p.m.           Q&A
12:45 p.m.           Adjourn for day

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 a.m.              Non-Traumatic Neuro Emergencies – James Eastwood, M.D.
8:15 a.m.              Common Indications and Common Imaging:  Tips on Interpretation in Children – Donald Frush, M.D.
9:00 a.m.              Imaging of Rectal Cancer – Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
9:30 a.m.              Q&A
9:45 a.m.              Break
10:00 a.m.           Improving Your Interpretations in Crohn’s Disease – Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
10:30 a.m.           Traumatic Neuro Emergencies  – James Eastwood, M.D.
11:15 a.m.           Interesting Small Bowel Cases – Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
11:45 a.m.           Pancreatic Disorders in Children – Donald Frush, M.D.
12:30 p.m.           Q&A
12:45 p.m.           Adjourn for day




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 $349 per night single/double occupancy for Run of House rooms.   Upgraded rooms are available at $369 for Resort Rooms and $399 for Mountain View Rooms.  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.  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 19, 2017.  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 20, 2017 ($795 for Duke Radiology alumni / $695 for intraining/military/VA/retirees/Non-MD).   After September 20, 2017 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 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.

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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