Newswise — Reston, VA (March 27, 2012) — The American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute™ (RLI) has released the official program for the RLI Inaugural Event, to be held July 12-15, 2012, at the Kellogg School of Management on Northwestern University’s Evanston, IL, campus. This one-time only event features renowned Kellogg faculty, radiology thought leaders and keynote speaker, Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric. The event will offer a total of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Creating a culture of leadership, organizational strategy, reputation management and service as a competitive advantage are among the hot topics to be examined by faculty from Kellogg’s prestigious Health Enterprise Management Program and well-known radiology leaders. Speakers will facilitate interactive discussions designed to provide attendees with skills and information that can be immediately applied to the radiology-business setting.

Nabil Al-Najjar, chair of the managerial economics and decision sciences department at Kellogg, will identify the difference between effective and ineffective decision making — challenging attendees to become better decision makers themselves. Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr., MBA, former chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc., will focus on values-based leadership, emphasizing opportunities for leadership at all organizational levels.

Other notable Kellogg faculty to present: Lynn Cohn, JD, director of the program on negotiations and mediation at Northwestern Law School; Daniel Diermeier, PhD, IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice and professor of managerial economics and decision sciences; and Edward J. Zajac, PhD, the James F. Beré Chair in Management and Organizations and professor of health industry management.

“We are privileged to be able to share our expertise in physician executive management with the RLI. The ACR has been an innovative and insightful partner in joining us to design this exciting program. I personally look forward to learning from these great Kellogg professors as well as from some of the most important leaders in radiology,” said Joel Shalowitz, MD, MBA, FACP, clinical professor and program director at the Kellogg School of Management.

Distinguished radiology leaders to present include: James H. Thrall, MD, FACR, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, vice chairman and a professor of radiology at the Drexel University College of Medicine, and Arl Van Moore, JR, MD, FACR, chair of Strategic Radiology and president of Charlotte Radiology.

For more information, download the RLI Inaugural Event program or visit

To schedule an interview with an RLI spokesperson, please contact Heather Curry at 703-390-9822 or [email protected].


Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.