Join us virtually in September for a new and exciting interactive educational medicolegal and risk management symposium for the interventional radiology community.  Note that all times listed are EDT (Boston, MA time)

Scroll to the bottom of this page for details on the RISQCS 2020 Resident and Medical Student Case-Based Complications Competition.

Our goal with this inaugural IR Medicolegal, Quality and Safety conference is to fill a current educational void in the field of IR and offer a dedicated medicolegal, risk management and peer-learning complications symposium, designed for both practicing Interventional Radiologists and IRs-in-training, with special attention to early career IRs.

The symposium will provide honest, in depth and informative insights on the ever-evolving, multi-dimensional landscape of complications, adverse events, medical error, risk management, and litigation in IR through engaging collegial sessions that will provide practical learning for the practicing IR.

To accomplish this objective, this dynamic educational virtual symposium will include the 3 following core educational components:

1. An introduction to Risk Management in IR:(Friday, September 11th: 5:00pm-9:30pm): How has IR become a ripe domain for medical error and litigation? How do we as innovators in IR successfully persist while managing the risk inherent in our minimally invasive work?

2. IR Complications Mastermind:(Saturday, September 12th: 8:05am-1:00pm): Vascular- and Nonvascular- themed peer-learning complications sessions, featuring clinical and technical didactics paired with known and unknown case-based hot seat discussions.

3. Medicolegal IR: Liability, Defense, and Recovery:(Monday, September 14th: 5:00pm-9:00pmpm): Defense attorneys who have built a career defending IRs, and IRs who have successfully emerged through malpractice suits will share requisite pearls and pitfalls. What does one do or not do? How does one recover? How does one make it through in one piece?


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Richard Shlansky-Goldberg, MD, FSIR

Professor of Radiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Surgery Division of Interventional Radiology Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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Jeffrey Weinstein, MD, FSIR

Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Program Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship and Residency Programs Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School
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Daniel Sheeran, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology University of Virginia Health System
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Gloria M. Salazar, MD, FSIR

Assistant Professor Radiology Departmental Simulation and Patient Experience Officer Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard- Boston, MA
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Mikhail C. S. S Higgins, MD, MPH

CME Course Director RISQCS Founding Chair Assistant Professor Director, Radiology Medical Student Clerkship Program Director, Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Pathway Division of Interventional Radiology Department of Radiology Boston University School of Medicine
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Saher Sabri, MD, FSIR

Chief of Interventional Radiology MedStar Health
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Nicholas Fidelman, MD, FSIR

Professor of Clinical Radiology and Biomedical Imaging University of California San Francisco
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Janice Newsome, MD FSIR

Division Director of Interventional Radiology and Image Guided Medicine Associate Professor of Radiology Emory University Hospital
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Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor of Radiology University of Colorado School of Medicine Vascular and Interventional Radiology Director, VIR Fellowship and Integrated Residency Program Director, CU Radiology Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Director, Noninvasive Vascular Imaging Co-Director, UCH HHT Center of Excellence
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Charles "Chuck" Martin III, MD, FSIR

Cleveland Clinic
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James Benenati, MD, FSIR

Interventional Radiologist Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
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Sreekumar Madassery, MD

Assistant Professor, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Director, Advanced Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship Director, CLI Program Director, IVC Filter Clinic Rush University Medical Center Rush Oak Park Hospital
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Jhanelle Graham Caldwell, JD

Trial Attorney, Medical Malpractice and Product Liability Defense Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP
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Baljendra S. Kapoor , MD FSIR FCIRSE FACR

Professor of Radiology Editor-in-Chief-Digestive Disease Interventions Director, Interventional Radiology Medical Students Clinical Elective Director, Interventional Radiology International Preceptorship Program| Imaging Institute | Cleveland Clinic
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Sarah B. White, MD, MS, FSIR

Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgical Oncology Vice Chair, Radiology Research Department of Radiology, Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
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Geogy Vatakencherry, MD, FSIR

Interventional Radiology Program Director Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
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Raj Pyne, MD, FSIR

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Olga R. Brook, MD, FSABI, FSIR

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Director of CT, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
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Maureen P. Kohi, MD, FSIR, FAHA

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology Chief, Interventional Radiology University of California, San Francisco
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Timothy Clark, MD FSIR

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
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Mohammed Al-Natour, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist Integrated IR/DR Residency Program Director Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Associate Professor- Case Western Reserve University/ School of Medicine
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T. Gregory Walker, MD, FSIR

Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency Program Director Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program Director Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Interventional Radiology
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Wendy Gross, MD MHCM

Chief of Anesthesiology St Luke’s Hospital Southcoast Health
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Venkat Tummala, MD

Medical Director Lakeland Vascular Center Outpatient lab and Ambulatory Surgery Center Vascular Interventional Radiologist
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Arthur Freedman, MD

Augusta University Health
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Theresa M. Caridi, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor Division Director of Interventional Radiology Vice Chair of Interventional Affairs Department of Radiology University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Michael Barkley, JD

Partner Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP
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Jon C. Davidson, MD, FSIR

Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Division Chief of Interventional Radiology University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study


RISQCS 2020 Resident and Medical Student Case-Based Complications Competition

Rules of Engagement:

1. Submit an anonymous teaching case (complication vs clinical conundrum) for consideration in a simple PowerPoint format with the following 6 items represented:

  • Title slide (Name, Institution, Case Mentor, Contact information)
  • Introductory Case Summary
  • Case course and outcome
  • 3-5 significant representative deidentified images on black background
  • 3 multiple choice questions and answer
  • Learning/take home points

2. All cases proposals should be emailed to risqcir@gmail.com with the heading “RISQCS 2020 Resident and Medical Student Case-Based Competition.

3. Deadline for submission: Wednesday, August 19th 2020.

***3 Winning Finalists will be selected to present in the RISQCS Case-based Complications Session on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 and will receive complimentary travel, lodging and registration to the RISQCS 2021 Global IR Trainee Bootcamp. All honorable mention submissions will receive complimentary registration to RISQCS 2020.