Annual Meeting Call for Presenters
The AHRA Annual Meeting and Exposition is the premier event for medical imaging leaders as well as other healthcare professionals. As a speaker, you will enjoy the prestige and satisfaction of presenting to the most active and committed members of the profession. Attendees at AHRA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition value presentations where the real-life experiences of radiology administrators are included. If you are a consultant or representative of a vendor, please consider partnering with an active radiology administrator in developing your presentation proposal.
Event: AHRA 45th Annual Meeting and Exposition
Date: July 9–12, 2017
Location: Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA
Submission Deadline: October 12th, 2016

Below is a list of topics that the Annual Meeting Design Team has identified as being of interest to the AHRA membership:
  • Automated Breast Ultrasound Imaging and Breast Density reporting Standards
  • Meaningful use 
  • Electronic medical records 
  • Performance management 
  • Leadership development 
  • Managing cultural change in your organization 
  • Health care reform and reimbursement 
  • Professional development and career ladders for clinical teams 
  • Customer service and patient satisfaction 
  • Compliance and regulatory standards and expectations 
  • Health care law and how it impacts imaging 
  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) 
  • Value Based Purchasing 
  • Radiologists becoming hospital system employees 
  • Radiation dose reporting 
  • Implementing deep dose reductions using iterative dose reduction in CT. 
  • Dose reporting directly from C-arms, scanners and fluoro units into patient electronic records. 
  • Imaging decision support to manage overutilization of MRI and CT. 
  • Improving patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores on a budget 
  • How do we go totally paperless in an imaging department? 
  • Legal advice on how to handle comparison exams (especially mammography) 
  • Moving from radiology PACS to enterprise PACS 
  • Best practices in charge capture and reconciliation 
  • Improving staff engagement 
  • Revenue cycle improvements 
  • Waste reduction 
  • Preparing for Joint Commission surveys 
  • Preparing and improving your resume
Note: Only one speaker is eligible for compensation.

60-Minute Sessions:
  • May be presented twice.
  • Attendance ranges from 50-150 people.
  • Lecture-style presentation.
  • Questions and answers follow presentation.
90-Minute Sessions:
  • May be presented twice.
  • Attendance ranges from 50-150 people.
  • Allows more time for audience participation and interaction.
3-Hour Sessions:
  • In-depth, hands-on exploration of today’s most crucial topics in imaging/healthcare administration.
  • Emphasis on interactive activities and exercises for participants.
  • May be presented by a team of instructors. Note: only one speaker is eligible for compensation. Please refer to AHRA’s speaker compensation on page 3.
All presentation applications must be submitted electronically-no paper applications will be accepted! This policy is designed to speed up the application process. All parts of your presentation submission, including resume(s), must be in electronic format. This may be accomplished in 2 ways:
1. Website: Presentations may be submitted via the AHRA website online form below.
2. E-mail: The required information listed below may be sent as an e-mail to:

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  • No hard copies of any part of the Speaker Application will be accepted. All documentation must be submitted electronically. See page 3 for submission methods.
  • Submissions are due by October 12, 2016.
  • All applicants will be contacted by an AHRA 2017 Annual Meeting Design Team Member for a phone interview between November and December 2016 to discuss the presentation application. Please try to return messages promptly. The sooner the interview is held, the sooner a decision will be made regarding the presentation’s acceptance. Failure to participate in an interview may result in non-consideration of the proposed presentation.
  • Notice of acceptance will be e-mailed in January 2017.
  • If your presentation is accepted, we will do our best to schedule you during your preferred dates; however, due to the large number of submissions and time slots, a specific date and time cannot be guaranteed.