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Practical Radiology 2024

 Core Topics in Emergency Radiology

Feb. 29th - Mar. 2nd, 2024 | Las Vegas & Online

Practical Radiology – Core Topics in Emergency Radiology

Radiology CME Conference 


February 29 - March 2, 2024 | ARIA Resort & Casino

Open to all radiologists



vRad Radiology Education is excited to return to Vegas for the ninth-annual CME conference on Practical Radiology at the ARIA Resort. Join us to explore core concepts in emergency radiology that can be readily applied in everyday practice.   

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"This was the best radiology conference

I’ve ever attended in my career. Great content, great people."

- 2023 Conference Attendee


2024 Conference Speakers


Benjamin W. Strong, MD
Chief Medical Officer, vRad
Fabio Paes, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine
David Naeger, MD
Director of Radiology, Denver Health; Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Karen Fowler, MD
Women’s and Neonatal Clinical Program Medical Director, SSM Health
Unni Udayasankar, MD
Professor/ Vice Chair of Quality and Safety Program/ Director of Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
Brian Baker
Director Software Engineering /Machine Learning and DevOps, vRad
David L. Smith, MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology/ Co-Director of Musculoskeletal Research, LSU Health
Bharti Khurana, MD, MBA
Founder and Director, Trauma Imaging Research and Innovation Center/ Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

"Really outstanding lectures. It is challenging to strike the right balance between providing a satisfying learning experience with in-depth expertise on a subject, while also tying it into daily clinical practice. But these speakers nailed it."

- 2023 Conference Attendee

2023 Conference Schedule - 2024 Schedule Coming Soon!

*Times listed below are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).


Start Time Speaker Topic
11:30 A.M.   Check-In Open
11:30 A.M.   Welcome lunch 
1:45 P.M. Scott Baginski, MD Welcome 
2:00 P.M. Kevin Abrams, MD Imaging on Non-Traumatic Spine Emergencies - Intradural
2:30 P.M. Kevin Abrams, MD Imaging on Non-Traumatic Spine Emergencies - Extradural
3:00 P.M. Kevin Abrams, MD Cervical Artery Dissection
3:30 P.M.   Break
3:45 P.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD Thoracoabdominal Trauma
4:15 P.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD Thoracoabdominal Trauma
4:45 P.M.   Break
5:00 P.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD Thoracoabdominal Trauma
5:30 P.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD Thoracoabdominal Trauma
Start Time Speaker Topic
7:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.   Breakfast and Check-In Open
8:00 A.M Anthony Gabriel, MD State of Radiology
8:30 A.M. Kevin Abrams, MD CTA and CTP in Stroke – Basics
9:00 A.M. Kevin Abrams, MD CTA and CTP in Stroke – Challenging Cases
9:30 A.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD 137 years of Medical Malpractice
10:00 A.M.   Break
10:15 A.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD 137 years of Medical Malpractice
10:45 A.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD 137 years of Medical Malpractice
11:15 A.M.   Break
11:30 A.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD 137 years of Medical Malpractice
12:00 P.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD 137 years of Medical Malpractice
12:30  P.M.   Lunch - Sponsored by Sierra Pacific
2:00 P.M. Paul L. Wasserman, DO, MHCM Easily Missed Fractures of Upper Extremity
2:30 P.M. Paul L. Wasserman, DO, MHCM Easily Missed Fractures of Lower Extremity
3:00 P.M. J.P. Dym, MD Neuro QA Part 1
3:30 P.M. J.P. Dym, MD Neuro QA Part 2
4:00 P.M.   Break
4:10 P.M. Berndt Schmit, MD
Blake Poleynard, MD
Dan Mollura, MD
5:00 P.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD Medical Jeopardy & Happy Hour
Start Time Speaker Topic
8:00 A.M.   Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Paul L. Wasserman DO, MHCM  Imaging of Musculoskeletal Infections
9:30 A.M. Brett M. Elicker, MD  Update on Pulmonary Embolism
10:00 A.M. Paul L. Wasserman DO, MHCM  Arthritis 
10:30 A.M.   Break
10:45 A.M. Brett M. Elicker, MD CT of Acute Aortic Diseases
11:15 A.M. Katherine Richman, MD Is there a good head on those shoulders? Carotid Ultrasound Updates 
11:45 A.M.   Break
12:00 P.M. Katherine Richman, MD Great Balls of Fire: Scrotal Sonography Update
12:30 P.M. Katherine Richman, MD Time is Short: GYN emergencies
Start Time Speaker Topic
8:00 A.M.   Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Brett M. Elicker, MD High Resolution Chest CT - Basics
9:30 A.M. Katherine Richman, MD Your Job Killing You? The Dangers of Sitting and Inactivity
10:00 A.M. Brett M. Elicker, MD Imaging of Pulmonary Infections
10:30 A.M.   Break
10:45 A.M. Katherine Richman, MD Test Your Skills: GI, GU & US Cases
11:15 A.M. Brett M. Elicker, MD Multidisciplinary Approach to Lung Cancer 
11:45 A.M. Benjamin W. Strong, MD Final Thoughts

Details coming soon!



Conference Objectives

  1. Identify imaging approaches to allow prompt assessment of the injured or ill patient.
  2. Develop and utilize a systematic approach to the assessment of traumatic injuries and non-traumatic injuries, from head to toe.
  3. Identify pertinent aspects of nighttime and emergency radiology.
  4. Understand latest imaging technologies to deliver continuous high quality care in emergency radiology.

"Excellent, focused review of topics and cases related to emergency imaging - whether a trainee, new emergency radiologist or seasoned radiologist looking for a refresher. The didactic approach balanced with actual cases and image review is perfect."

- 2023 Conference Attendee

Hotel Information 


ARIA Resort & Casino

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89158



Set on the Las Vegas Strip, ARIA Resort & Casino features a 150,000-square foot casino and numerous restaurants. The Aria is known for its exquisite interior and exterior decor design of the hotel. 
"The food was incredibly delicious, varied, and creative! It was the best conference food I have had in 30 years!"

The conference is conveniently located in Aria's award-winning, technologically advanced convention center which includes stunning indoor/open-air spaces and a glass-enclosed venue with dramatic views of The Park.

Stay in one of the best hotel rooms and suites on the Las Vegas Strip. World-class dining and five-star service converge with in-room technologies and award-winning rooms and suites.

2023 Sponsors

Learn about our commitment to safety, the community, our policies, and more. Following CDC guidance and requirements set forth by the State of Nevada, masks are required for all guests and employees in all inside public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

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Since 2010, vRad has been providing a variety of high-quality continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. Open to all radiologists, these live and enduring (recorded) modules are a convenient way to stay up-to-date on practical radiology topics. Every year thousands of radiologists earn CME credit attending vRad Radiology Education’s online lectures and annual conferences. Our spring national conference is the pillar of our CME and provides a great opportunity for you to meet face to face with physicians in the radiology profession.


For sponsorship opportunities please visit our sponsor page >>


Cancellations and Refunds:

  • Conference registration canceled on or before Sunday, February 5, 2023, is refundable in full, less an administrative fee. 
  • Conference registration canceled on or after Monday, February 6, 2023, will not be refunded.  
  • All conference registration cancelation and refund requests must be submitted in writing to Sarah.Creighton@vrad.com  
  • In the event an attendee must cancel due to a COVID-19 related circumstance within two weeks of the event, please email Sarah.Creighton@vrad.com  


Questions? Need Help?

Contact Sarah Creighton, Sarah.Creighton@vrad.com | 952.595.1622



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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 (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and vRad. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


CME Statement

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this hybrid activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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