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Educational Conferences

Noon conferences occur on a daily basis and last until 1:30 pm. Generally, the first half of conference lasts until 12:45 pm, and is primarily didactic in nature. The second half of conference lasts until 1:30 pm, and is a mix of didactic and case-based reviews. Many of the case-based reviews are given by residents with staff supervision. Also included in the noon conference lecture series are dedicated MRI physics lectures, radiologic physics lectures, and visiting professor lectures. We are also using audience response systems to further enhance our lectures and prepare for written board examinations.

Our visiting professor lecture series includes invited local and national experts in radiology imaging, who generally give an hour didactic conference preceded or followed by a case-based review geared to our residents.

Multidisciplinary conferences occur on a daily basis, and generally occur in the mornings before start of daily rotations. This includes: Monday – Thoracic Oncology/Pulmonary, Tuesday – Vascular Surgery; Wednesday – Genitourinary (GU) and ENT (depending on the week); Thursday – Gastrointestinal (GI); Friday – ER, Neurointerventional (depending on the week). Residents on specific rotations may also attend multidisciplinary conferences in Breast Imaging, GI Oncology, Neurosurgery, and GU Oncology.

Journal clubs occur several times per year, and require active resident participation. Senior residents will critically present journal articles on a variety of topics, with ensuing discussion amongst other residents and staff.

Tumor Board (Oncology) conferences are weekly interdisciplinary conferences – amongst the surgeons, radiation oncologists, and oncologists. The radiology residents are responsible for presenting the radiology aspects of cases. Residents gain valuable insight into treatment and management of a variety of oncologic cases.

Our residents also present case at other multidisciplinary conferences, including team rounds with the general internal medicine residents and surgical intensive care units. This is a great opportunity to meet and discuss cases with other residents and clinicians.

Conferences Table
Conference Day/Time Staff Responsible Location
Pulmonary/Thoracic Oncology Monday, 7:30-8:30 am Drs. Mckee, French Radiology Conf. Room
Vascular Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 am Drs. Flacke, Molgaard Radiology Conf. Room
ENT 1st Wednesday
7:30-8:30 am
Drs. Kousoubris, Hildenbrand Radiology Conf. Room
Gynecology/Oncology 1st & 3rd Wednesday
8:00-8:45 am
Drs. Reuter, Broder Radiation Onc. Conf.
Urology 4th Wednesday
7:30-8:30 am
Drs. Larsen, Wald Radiology Conf. Room
SICU Wednesday
10:30-11:30 am
Drs. Bakal, O’Donnell SICU Conf. Room
Abdominal Thursday, 7:00-8:00 am Drs. Scholz, Scheirey Radiology Conf. Room
Neuroradiology Learning Modules 1st & 2nd Friday
7:30-8:30 am
Dr. Erbay Radiology Conf. Room
Neurointerventional 3rd Friday, 7:30-8:30 am Dr. Choi Radiology Conf. Room
ER 4th Friday/month
7:30-8:30 am
Dr. Pollak Radiology Conf. Room
Mammography Friday, 7:00-8:00 am Dr. Kim Kariotis Conf. Room


  • Noon combined didactic film conferences
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly Program Director’s meeting


As mandated by the ACGME, all residents are required to complete at least one research project during their radiology residency. Over the last few years, we have added more support mechanisms to further encourage residents to take an active role in research. All second years currently have 4 weeks of dedicated research time. In addition, residents, with the approval of supervising staff and the program director, are also able to apply for additional protected time should the need arise (upcoming presentations, submission deadlines, etc). Fourth years will also be encouraged to do research in their areas of concentration. In addition, the department will fully fund registration fees or travel expenses incurred for the residents to present their research for at least one conference. Additional reimbursements are predicated on submission of prior abstracts/presentations for publication. Residents will also have at their disposal a Radiology Research fund that can be that can be used for financial expenses related to any departmental research.