2018 RAD-AID Conference

2018 RAD-AID Conference on Global Health Radiology: Bringing Radiology to the Underserved

The 2018 RAD-AID Conference, celebrating our 10th anniversary, was held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8 AM-5:30 PM at the World Health Organization (PAHO HQ) at 525, 23rd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037. Agenda available for download.

Agenda Topics

  1. How to Develop your Global Outreach Radiology Project
  2. Technologist outreach programs in Poor and Low-Resource Areas
  3. Mobile Radiology on Air, Land and Sea
  4. CT for Low-Resource hospitals: Laos, Guyana, Haiti, Africa, and Central America
  5. IT: PACS, Artificial Intelligence and International Radiology Outreach
  6. Educational Capacity Building for Radiology: Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Liberia
  7. Leveraging Ultrasound for Remote Regional Outreach
  8. Women’s Health in Radiology and Global Outreach
  9. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Roles for Radiology at the Public Health and Policy Levels.
  10. RAD-AID in Central America: Progress in Guatemala and Nicaragua
  11. Radiology as the Gateway for Health IT Adoption in Low Income Countries
  12. Radiology-Readiness Assessments: How, When, and Why?
  13. RAD-AID Appalachia: Medically Underserved USA and RAD-AID’s next steps
  14. Middle East and Central Asia Projects: Kazakhstan and Jordan/Refugee crisis
  15. RAD-AID Pediatrics:  Radiology Health Capacity Building for Children’s Health
  16. Ultrasound strategies for Training in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Roles for Sonographers, MDs, and Nurses
  17. Medical Physics: Image Quality and Safety for Radiology & Radiation Oncology in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (LMICs).
  18. Interventional Radiology: Project Opportunities and Strategic Overview from Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and South America
  19. Peru and Radiology for Breast Cancer Screening
  20. Educational Tools for Your RAD-AID Project on Global Health
  21. RAD-AID in Francophone Africa: RAD-AID’s new program for Cameroon, Senegal, Gambia, and 23 other French-speaking countries.

Registration Information

*RAD-AID Conference offers registration of $79 for Physicians ($99 after August 15, 2018), $35 for Radiology Residents, Radiology Fellows, Technologists, and Nurses ($40 after August 15, 2018), $25 for all students (medical, nursing, graduate, technologist, etc) ($29 after August 15, 2018), and $39 for all other (business, nonprofit, engineering, admin, and other professionals) ($49 after August 15, 2018). This includes free breakfast, lunch, refreshments throughout the day, and educational credits. Refunds on registration are only available up until September 15, 2018 because RAD-AID must pay many conference costs upfront (we apologize for any inconvenience that may cause).

RAD-AID Chapters

Members of RAD-AID Chapters were invited to attend the Chapters Roundtable Meeting on Sunday, November 4 from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM to discuss project development, chapter collaborations, new projects, mentorship strategies, funding, and other essential program leadership objectives. This interactive session is directly led by the RAD-AID Chief Executive Officer as an interactive session.

Accreditation Statement for 2018 RAD-AID Conference (pending update):

This activity is undergoing CME accreditation in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 for physicians. The American College of Radiology is reviewing this activity for administering AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Prior years offered 7.75 CME credits for this activity.

This activity has been submitted to the Virginia Nurses Association for approval to award 7.25 contact hours. The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Sonographers: This education activity is undergoing approval by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Prior years offered 8.0 Sonography Credit Hours for this 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 is reviewing this educational activity. Prior years offered 7.75 Category A credit hours of the ARRT for this activity.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Since you are receiving Category A credit, you will need to sign-in and sign-out at the entrance to each session. Also, there will be at least one staff member guarding these doors during session times.