Newswise — Registration is now open for ACR 2015™ – the first American College of Radiology (ACR) all-member meeting – May 17-21, 2015, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Former United States Secretary of State and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will deliver the event’s keynote address on leadership.
ACR 2015™ will present a diverse and flexible program with more than 100 concurrent sessions on leadership and clinical education, advocacy, economics, informatics, clinical and socioeconomic research, and quality and safety. Attendees can earn continuing medical education (CME) and self-assessment module (SAM) credits for maintenance of certification.
“As the Crossroads of Radiology, ACR 2015™ is the perfect event for a time of great change in medicine. Professionals will come together to improve their business practices, advocacy efforts and clinical patient care. They will leave with a far better understanding of why they are ACR members or why they should be,” said ACR Chief Executive Officer William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., FACR.
Powell, a statesman and retired four-star general in the United States Army, has received numerous U.S. Military awards and decorations. His civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, and the Congressional Gold Medal. He serves on the board of directors at Revolution Health, a health-related portal site and social network that provides online tools to help people better manage their health. His remarks exemplify the tremendous content that ACR 2015™attendees can expect.
“We are honored to have such a distinguished keynote speaker at our first all-member meeting. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will add to the knowledge and skills attendees gain at ACR 2015™ to help them navigate and influence medical, economic and government trends shaping radiology’s future, to strengthen their practices and become better healthcare providers,” said Thorwarth.
For more information on ACR 2015™ visit acr.org/2015.
To arrange an interview with an ACR spokesperson, contact Shawn Farley at 703-869-0292 or PR@acr.org.