2016 RAD-AID Conference

2016 RAD-AID Conference: International Radiology and Global Health

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8AM-5:30 PM

Where: World Health Organization (PAHO HQ) at 525, 23rd Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

2016 RAD-AID International Conference

2016 RAD-AID International Conference

Sponsored by Project HOPE

7:30-8:30 Breakfast, Meet and Greet

8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Introduction: Meeting Overview, Agenda, and Objectives.

Daniel J. Mollura. President & Chief Executive Officer, RAD-AID International

Welcome Address: Thomas Kenyon. Chief Executive Officer, Project HOPE

9:00-10:30 Assessing Radiology Capacity for Global Health Objectives

9:00-9:15 Radiology Outreach for Uganda: Assessment and Planning

  • Connor Louden. Aparna Baheti. Juliana Bueno. University of Virginia RAD-AID Chapter

9:15-9:30 Ultrasound Education for Global Radiology Development

  • Harvey L. Nisenbaum. President, World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology (WFUMB).

9:30-9:45 Radiology in Tanzania: Scaling and Building Radiology for Shortage Areas

  • Munir Ghesani. RAD-AID Tanzania, Director.
  • Gary Whitlock. RAD-AID Tanzania, Associate Program Manager
  • Matthew Schwartz. RAD-AID Tanzania, RAD-AID Ultrasound

9:45-10:00 South Africa Residency training for Southern African nationals

  • Richard Pitcher. Head of Medical Imaging, Stellenbosch University (Cape Town, SA)

10:00-10:15  Panel with Audience Comments and Q/A

 *15min break (10:15-10:30)

Assessing Radiology Capacity for Global Health

Panel: Assessing Radiology Capacity for Global Health

 10:30-12:15 Implementation Strategies for Radiology in Resource-Limited Regions

10:30-10:45 RAD-AID Laos

  • Cheri Nijssen-Jordan. Executive Director Laos Hospital for Children
  • Michael Reiter. Director, RAD-AID Pediatric Radiology, Radiology-Readiness

10:45-11:00 Radiology Development in Malawi: RAD-AID Malawi Project

  • Amit Sura, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Cheri Nijssen-Jordan, Executive Director Laos Hospital for Children

    Cheri Nijssen-Jordan, Executive Director Laos Hospital for Children

11:00-11:15 RAD-AID Ghana: 2012-Present, and Plans for Future

  • Seth Quansah. Program Manager, RAD-AID Ghana
  • Vincent Hewlett. Radiologist, Korle Bu Hospital (Accra, Ghana)

11:15-11:30 Radiology Development in Kazakhstan

  • Marianna Zagurovskaya. Program Manager, RAD-AID Kazakhstan

11:30-11:45 RAD-AID Cape Verde:  Island networks for Radiology in West Africa

  • Robin Sobolewski. Director, RAD-AID Cape Verde
  • Adriana Faulkner. Radiologist, RAD-AID Cape Verde
  • Eva Tutone. Sonographer, RAD-AID Cape Verde

11:45-12:00  RAD-AID Cancer Teams: India, China, & Kenya

  • Erica Pollack. Director, RAD-AID India
  • Veleda Stephens. RAD-AID Radiation Oncology/RAD-AID China

12:00-12:15  Panel with Audience Comments and Q/A


Presentations at 2016 RAD-AID Conference

12:15-1:00 Lunch (Provided at Conference Site)

1:00-2:15 Public Health Objectives for Global Radiology

1:00-1:15 Radiology Outreach in Cameroon

  • Kenedy Foryoung. Yale University RAD-AID Chapter, RAD-AID Cameroon.

1:15-1:30 Radiology Development in Ethiopia

  • Bart Pierce. Director, RAD-AID Ethiopia

1:30-1:45 Global Radiology Ethics

  • Sarah Averill, University of Iowa RAD-AID Chapter; VA Western New York Healthcare System
  • Janet Pollard, University of Iowa RAD-AID Chapter

1:45-2:00 RAD-AID in Jamaica: Radiology-Readiness

  • Krystal Buchanan. Resident, Yale University, Yale RAD-AID Chapter

2:00-2:15 Panel with Audience Comments and Q/A


Richard Pitcher. Head of Medical Imaging, Stellenbosch University

2:15- 3:30 Educational Strategies: In-Country Personnel and Global Volunteers

2:15-2:30 Radiology Residency Development: Guyana

  • Gillian Battino. Director, RAD-AID Latin America
  • Petal Padmini Surujpaul. Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana.
  • David Axelrod. Hofstra Northwell Health RAD-AID Chapter

2:30-2:45 Medical Student Clerkship Elective Development for Global Health Radiology

  • Elise Desperito. Columbia RAD-AID Chapter.

2:45-3:00 RAD-AID Mallinckrodt Chapter Strategy in Guatemala

  • Lauren Saling. RAD-AID Mallinckrodt Chapter, RAD-AID Guatemala

3:00-3:15 RAD-AID South Africa: Telemedicine networks and Clinical Impact

  • Michael Morris, Jean Jeudy et al. University of Maryland RAD-AID Chapter

3:15-3:30 Panel with Audience Comments and Q/A

*15 min break

3:45-5:10 Technology Solutions For International Imaging

3:45-4:00 Equipment Implementation: The Case of Haiti and Guyana for CT

  • Berndt Schmit. RAD-AID Equipment Implementation Manager
  • Michael Yannes. Program Manager, RAD-AID Haiti
  • Natasha Monchil. Technologist, RAD-AID Haiti
  • Ryan Sydnor. Director, RAD-AID Haiti

4:00-4:15 RAD-AID Nicaragua: PACS Implementation Strategies

  • Gillian Battino. Director, RAD-AID Latin America.

RAD-AID Conference at WHO/PAHO Headquarters

4:15-4:30 RAD-AID Global PACS Outreach

  • Andrew Kesselman. Director, RAD-AID Informatics
  • Dale Gerus. Program Manager. RAD-AID Informatics

4:30-4:45 Learning Management Systems: How Online Learning can Support On-Site Goals

  • Mai Elezaby. Director RAD-AID Learning Center

4:45-4:55 RAD-AID Nigeria: Resident-Driven Global Health Outreach.

  • Farouk Dako. Program Manager, RAD-AID Nigeria

4:55-5:10 Panel with Audience Discussion and Q/A

5:10-5:30 Wrap-Up, Summary and Future Plans: Themes of Conference
Moderator: Daniel J. Mollura, President and Chief Executive Officer, RAD-AID

POSTERS* (displayed all day in WHO/PAHO Lobby)

  • Volume Sweep Ultrasound Imaging in Rural Peru (Garra B)
  • RAD-AID Ukraine (Gill T)
  • Zika Virus: Implications for Medical Imaging Professionals (Mazal J)
  • Radiology Education & Infrastructure: Vietnam (Minshew L)
  • Tanzania: First Impressions (Schwartz M)

ACR Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Radiology and RAD-AID.  The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

MD Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Medical Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists. The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 7.75 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.


This continuing nursing education activity was approved for 7.25 contact hours by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Sonography Accreditation Statement

This education activity was approved by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) for 8 credit hours.


Participants in RAD-AID Conference seeking CME (Physicians, Nurses, Technologists and Sonographers) will be receiving the credits via email.  You will receive an email asking you to verify your credits. If you have would like to receive the credit verification email at a different email address than the one you entered for conference registration, then please email Gary Soroosh at gsoroosh@rad-aid.org .

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