Continuing Medical Education

Duke Radiology in the Islands 2021 – New dates (Sunday – Wednesday)

The Ritz Carlton Aruba, Palm Beach, Aruba



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.

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 imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, and neuroradiologic and vascular/interventional procedures


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


Linda Gray Leithe, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Clyde Helms, M.D.
Consulting Professor of Radiology

  1. H. Page McAdams, M.D.
    Professor of Radiology

Rendon Nelson, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Waleska Pabon-Ramos, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

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


Sunday, January 17, 2021
7:30 a.m.         HRCT of Diffuse Lung Disease: Intro and Linear Opacities – Page McAdams
8:15 a.m.         MRI of Foot & Ankle – Clyde Helms
9:00 a.m.         Evaluating Postop Spine – Linda Gray Leithe
9:30 a.m.         Q&A
9:45 a.m.         Break
10:00 a.m.       Treatment of Low Back and Neck Pain – Linda Gray Leithe
10:30 a.m.       HRCT of Diffuse Lung Disease – Nodular Opacities, Cysts and Ground Glass Opacities –
Page McAdams
11:15 a.m.       MRI of MSK Masses – Clyde Helms
12:00 p.m.       Basal Ganglia Lesions: Sorting Out the Diagnostic Dilemmas – Linda Gray Leithe
12:30 p.m.       Q&A
12:45 p.m.       Adjourn

Monday, January 18, 2021
7:30 a.m.         Leadership:  Lessons Learned – Erik Paulson
8:00 a.m.         Update in Lymphatic Interventions and Imaging – Waleska Pabon-Ramos
8:45 a.m.         Acute Pancreatitis with Emphasis on Necrosis – Rendon Nelson
9:30 a.m.         Q&A
9:45 a.m.         Break
10:00 a.m.       Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Staging – Erik Paulson
10:30 a.m.       Abdominal Imaging Interesting Cases – Rendon Nelson
11:15 a.m.       Incidental Panc Cystic Lesions:  When Do I Worry?  – Erik Paulson
12:00 p.m.       CPT Code Creation and Valuation – Waleska Pabon-Ramos
12:45 p.m.       Q&A
1:00 p.m.         Adjourn

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
7:30 a.m.         Clinical and Radiologic Diagnosis of the Unseen Headache:  CSF Pressure Disorders – Linda Gray Leithe
8:15 a.m.         HRCT of Diffuse Lung Disease:  Case Review – Page McAdams
9:00 a.m.         MRI of the Shoulder (Cuff) – Clyde Helms
9:45 a.m.         Q&A
10:00 a.m.       Break
10:15 a.m.       Lung Cancer Screening and LungRads: Update 2021 – Page McAdams
11:00 a.m.       MRI of the Shoulder (Labrum) – Clyde Helms
11:45 a.m.       Neuroradiologic Unknown Cases – Linda Gray Leithe
12:30 p.m.       Q&A
12:45 p.m.       Adjourn

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
7:30 a.m.         Benign Primary Liver Lesions – Rendon Nelson
8:15 a.m.         Small Bowel Obstruction – Erik Paulson
9:00 a.m.         Vascular Malformations – Waleska Pabon-Ramos
9:45 a.m.         Q&A
10:00 a.m.       Break
10:15 a.m.       Malignant Primary Liver Lesions – Rendon Nelson
11:00 a.m.       Acute Appendicitis:  Imaging Update and New Issues – Erik Paulson
11:30 a.m.       Diagnostic Imaging Pre- and Post-Uterine Fibroid Embolization – Waleska Pabon-Ramos
12:15 p.m.       Q&A
12:30 p.m.       Adjourn



Ritz Carlton Aruba

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea with miles of azure waters to explore, experience, surprise and delight at every turn is the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, one of the newest Aruba luxury hotels to rise along the island’s spectacular Palm Beach. With its exclusive location and remarkable offerings of dining, wellness and recreation,

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba makes each vacation experience more memorable than the last. Weddings and meetings, too, will leave an indelible impression when they unfold in this lush Caribbean setting, masterfully orchestrated by our dedicated event planning professionals. Our island paradise also features a 24-hour casino. With its pristine beaches and beautiful landscape, guests will revel in a new standard of luxury and elegance that characterizes one of the finest Aruba 5 star hotels.  Each of its 320 rooms offers a private balcony.

Group rates for this meeting are $579 Run of Coastal or $709 for Run of Ocean Front.  All rates are subject to all applicable government taxes (currently 9.5%), taxable service charge (currently 15%) and a government mandated levy charge of $3.50 per occupied room in effect at the time of check in (all taxes and levies are subject to change).  The following charges also apply:  Bellman charge $10.00 round trip, per person/Housekeeping gratuity $5.00 per room per day.


The daily service charge includes:

Complimentary local welcome drink at check-in

Use of laptop computers in the Business Center

Local telephone calls

Newspaper App for smartphones and tablets

Complimentary 2MB internet access through the resort (Except in Meeting Rooms)

Access to spa facilities including steam, sauna and whirlpools

Use of Fitness Center and jacuzzi’s

Daily fitness classes (including Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi on the beach)

Use of non-motorized water sports equipment, including kayaks, standing paddle boards and floating rafts

One time Spa skin consultation (advance reservation required)

Scheduled daily activities for the family (including sand castle building and culinary demonstrations)

Weekly movie night for Ritz Kids


Maximum occupancy is three adults or two adults and two children (under 18 years of age) per room.  Charges for rol-away beds and cribs may apply.  These rates will be available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after scheduled conference dates, subject to availability.  Rooms are being held at these rates until Thursday, December 17, 2020 or until the room block is full.  To make reservations call 1-800-241-3333 and reference Duke Radiology-CME Meeting.  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.



When booking air, you want to choose flights in and out of Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), located approximately 20 minutes from the resort. Taxis are readily available and cost approximately $25 per taxi plus luggage fees.  Alternatively, if you wish to explore the island on your own a rental car is suggested.



Registration fee is $895 for physicians on or before December 17, 2020 ($795 for Duke Radiology alumni / $695 for intraining/military/VA/retirees/Non-MD).   After December 17, 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 “Director Travel” or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation.  Written notification must be received by January 4, 2021 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.

Register online (using the button below)

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