Continuing Medical Education

Duke Radiology in the Islands 2020

The Ritz Carlton, Aruba, Palm Beach, Aruba



We are pleased to offer Self-Assessment Modules 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 interested in gaining a greater knowledge of advances in Diagnostic Radiology.  Experts from multiple subspecialties will update the participants on the latest approach to diagnosing and treating various disease processes.


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.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the newest imaging techniques and modalities being used to diagnose various abnormalities
  • Describe techniques and procedures currently being used to diagnose and treat various abnormalities


Daniel Barboriak, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Sujata Ghate, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Daniele Marin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Nicholas Said, M.D., MBA
Assistant Professor of Radiology

James Ronald, M.D., PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Lacey Washington, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology



Monday, January 20

 7:30 a.m.         LungRads:  Update 2020 – Lacey Washington

8:15 a.m.         Imaging for Stroke:  Update 2020  – Daniel Barboriak

9:00 a.m.         Probably Benign – Rules of the Game – Sujata Ghate

9:45 a.m.         Q&A

10:00 a.m.       Break

10:15 a.m.       Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Lacey Washington

11:00 a.m.       The Post-Conservation Breast:  Imaging and New Surgical Techniques – Sujata Ghate

11:45 a.m.       The Orbit and Visual Pathways:  What You Need to Know – Daniel Barboriak

12:30 p.m.       Q&A

12:45 p.m.       Adjourn

Tuesday, January 21

7:30 a.m.         How to Integrate DECT in a Busy Clinical Practice – Daniele Marin

8:00 a.m.         Knee Arthroplasty:  Quality Radiographic Interpretation for the Orthopedic Surgeon – Nicholas Said

8:30 a.m.         A Practical Approach to Lower Extremity Runoffs – James Ronald

9:15 a.m.         Vascular Disorders of Liver – Daniele Marin

9:45 a.m.         Q&A

10:00 a.m.       Break

10:15 a.m.       Shoulder Arthroplasty:  Quality Radiographic Interpretation for the Orthopedic Surgeon – Nicholas Said

10:45 a.m.       Imaging Findings after IR Oncologic Procedures – James Ronald

11:30 a.m.       Criteria Based Reporting for Assessing Treatment – Daniele Marin

12:00 noon      Rotten Feet:  Practical MRI Approach to Infection/Osteomyelitis of the Foot – Nicholas  Said

12:30 p.m.       Q&A

12:45 p.m.       Adjourn

Wednesday, January 22 

7:30 a.m.         Diffusion-Weighted Imaging:  Nuts and Bolts – Daniel Barboriak

8:15 a.m.         Diffuse Lung Disease:  Case-Based Review – Lacey Washington

9:00 a.m.         Breast MRI:  Update 2020 – Sujata Ghate

9:45 a.m.         Q&A

10:00 a.m.       Break

10:15 a.m.       Imaging Treatment Response for High-Grade Brain Tumors – Daniel Barboriak

11:00 a.m.       The Subsolid Pulmonary Nodule – Lacey Washington

11:45 a.m.       Ectopic Pregnancy:  The Role of Endovaginal US – Sujata Ghate

12:30 p.m.       Q&A

12:45 p.m.       Adjourn

Thursday, January 23

7:30 a.m.         Complications of Common IR Procedures – James Ronald

8:15 a.m.         MRI of the Hand, Fingers, and Thumb – Nicholas Said

9:00 a.m.         MRI of the Rectum:  What Radiologists Need to Know – Daniele Marin

9:45 a.m.         Q&A

10:00 a.m.       Break

10:15 a.m.       MRI of the Wrist – Nicholas Said

11:00 a.m.       Abdominal and Pelvic Venous Insufficiency – James Ronald

11:45 a.m.       Advances in CT Technology for Abdominal Imaging Protocols – Daniele Marin

12:30 p.m.       Q&A

12:45 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 $569 Run of Coastal or $699 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 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 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 on or before December 20, 2019 or $970 after December 20, 2019.   The fee is payable by check made out to Direct Travel or by visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation.  Written notification of cancellation must be received by January 7, 2020 to receive refund.

Printed syllabus will not be available.  All material will be distributed electronically.  A printer-friendly version will be made available prior to the course for anyone who wishes to print it for themselves.

If you have questions regarding meeting registration please contact Emily Dunn at Direct Travel 336-499-6705 or

Brochure Register