2019 RAD-AID Conference

2019 RAD-AID Conference: International Radiology and Global Health

When:  Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8AM – 5:30 PM

Where: World Health Organization (PAHO HQ) at 525 23rd Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20037 (free breakfast, lunch, and refreshments to be provided on-site)

*CME/CE for MDs, Nurses, and Techs to be available; **registration rates shown below

Agenda for Download. For questions, please contact: conference@rad-aid.org

Presentation Themes and Discussion Topics

1. Hand-held, portable and conventional ultrasound: opportunities and challenges in diagnostic and point-of-care ultrasound in global radiology outreach

2. Radiology equipment procurement and management in developing countries

3. Nursing in Global Health Radiology: Safety, Triage, and Referral Systems for IR, Ultrasound, CT and Women’s Health

4. Interventional Radiology: Building IR capacity in Africa, Asia and Latin America

5. The ‘Agile Management’ paradigm in RAD-AID’s global radiology operations

6. Artificial Intelligence in RAD-AID outreach strategies: Pipeline vs Content in making AI work for low-resource hospitals

7. New and Old CT scanners in low-resource hospitals: strategies for Physicians, Nurses and Technologist training

8. Curriculum-building for on-site and online delivery to in-country radiologists and technologists in underserved regions

9. The growing problem of nonfunctional radiology equipment at under-resourced hospitals: is there a path to sustainability?

10. Social Inclusion and Leadership Strategies: supporting leaders from under-represented groups to empower global health radiology

11. Cloud, PACS, and Radiology Data: Technical strategies, regulatory considerations, and marketplace dynamics

12. IV contrast techniques in IR, CT and MRI: vital capacity-building efforts in contrast-based protocols in developing countries

13. Breast Imaging in Asia, Latin America and Africa: Locally-adapted plans with challenges and opportunities for mammography, ultrasound, screening, and breast health diagnostics.

14. Rural USA approaches to mobile services, camp-based health fairs, and stationary clinics needing radiology for comprehensive care models

15. Northern Canada, geographic information systems (GIS) research,  and aircraft-based delivery of multi-modality imaging services

16. RAD-AID Chapters: 75 chapters and growing, with rising opportunities for projects, collaboration, education, and impact.

17. Countries to be included in presentations: Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, US, Canada, Benin, Cameroon, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Laos, Nepal, China,  Morocco, French-speaking African regions, South Africa, India, Guyana, Jordan/Middle East, Vietnam , Kazakhstan, Eastern Europe, and others.

The RAD-AID Conference has 6 panels covering these topics, in which each presentation is 15 minutes in length, followed by a panel discussion and Q/A session with the audience.  This schedule will be updated regularly to show speakers and presentation titles.

ACR Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented 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 International. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

We thank ACR for sponsoring CME and CE credits for Physicians and Technologists attending RAD-AID Conference.


The American College of Radiology designates this activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 8 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 8 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).


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

Nurses are required to participate in the entire program and complete and submit the conference evaluation form in order to receive nursing contact hours. A certificate will be provided at the end of the conference with submission of the conference evaluation form.

Contact Information:

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest:

The ACR Disclosure Policy:  In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for disclosure and review of potential conflicts of interest, and a method for resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve these values and ensure its educational activities are independent and free of commercial bias, all individuals, including planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators, participating in an ACR educational activity, or an activity jointly provided by the ACR must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

Registration Rates (includes Conference materials, CME/CE, breakfast, lunch, refreshments):

  • Physicians (attendings & private practice): $89 ($99 after August 15, 2019)
  • Residents and Fellows (MDs & DOs): $40 ($45 after August 15, 2019)
  • Advanced Practice Providers, Technologists, Physicists, and Nurses: $40 ($45 after August 15, 2019)
  • Students (Masters, PhD, Undergraduate, MD, Technologist, Nursing, etc): $29 ($35 after August 15, 2019)
  • Other (Business, Nonprofit, Admin & other Professionals): $49 ($55 after August 15, 2019)

Note: The final day for processing refund requests is Thursday, October 10, 2019. Travel Information for hotels, flights, driving directions, etc., will be made available here.

RAD-AID Chapter Members are reminded that Sunday November 3rd is the RAD-AID Chapters Roundtable 8:30-12:30 to be held in the One Washington Circle Hotel for interactive discussion on RAD-AID chapter projects, grants, fundraising, and collaboration-development.