2024 Annual Meeting

AUR 72nd Annual Meeting 

The Learning Healthcare System | April 2-5, 2024 (Tuesday - Friday) 
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts

A hybrid meeting in coordination with AUR affinity groups (A3CR2, ACER, AMSER, RAHSR, RRA) and APCR, APDIR, APDR, SCARD, and SNMMI.

The AUR Annual Meeting is the perfect venue to share ideas and explore new opportunities for collaboration with colleagues.

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AUR 2024 Welcome Letter

It is truly a privilege to welcome you to the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) 72nd  Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. We will gather at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, April 2 – 5, 2024 (Tuesday-Friday).

The theme of this year’s meeting is The Learning Healthcare System. Many of you may be unfamiliar with the concept of a learning healthcare system, while some of you may be immersed in a healthcare system that embraces these ideals. Whatever your background, we’ve created a program that offers everyone the opportunity to learn. Some highlights include:

Tuesday, April 2

Following roundtable breakfast discussion groups, at 8am we have our Opening Plenary Session. The keynote speaker for our plenary is Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD. Dr. Shah is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and Chief Data Scientist for Stanford Health Care. His group analyzes multiple types of health data (EHR, Claims, Wearables, Weblogs, and Patient blogs), to answer clinical questions, generate insights, and build predictive models for the learning health system. He leads artificial intelligence (AI) and data science efforts for advancing the scientific understanding of disease, improving the practice of clinical medicine and orchestrating the delivery of health care. He will discuss the importance of the learning healthcare system, especially as it relates to radiology. Since AI potentially will play a critical role in learning healthcare systems, to better understand how federal regulators are approaching AI, we have invited a second plenary speaker, Krishna Juluru, MD, from the FDA who will present the FDA’s approach to AI in general and specifically with respect to diagnostic imaging.

At the end of a day packed with potent parallel programming we will have the Vydareny Competition led by last year’s winners from the University of Utah.

Wednesday, April 3

Following a break-of-dawn, 7am poster session, at 8am we have the AMSER Lucy Squire and ACR-APDR Keynote Lecture: Random Acts of Medicine. This year features a talk by Anupam B. Jena, MD PhD, Harvard Faculty and host of the Freakonomics, MD podcast. 

In the afternoon, join the Robert A. Novelline Diversity and Inclusion Lecture: There's No Need for Fear: Holistic Selection Beyond Racism-conscious Admissions. Joel Arvizo-Zavala, PhD will lead this dynamic session.  

Thursday, April 4

We again start the day with breakfast roundtable discussions followed by the Brogden Panel: Learning Healthcare Systems in Education. Richard Duszak, MD and Tomo Omofoye, MD will be our panelists.

Friday, April 5

Friday you’ll get to sleep in till 8am when we bring back for a third time the PowerPitch Plenary, which will feature five dynamic speakers who will present TED-style talks. The main meeting programming will end at noon, but post-meeting programming will include an APDR-RLI Bootcamp and ACER Certificate Program.

Throughout the meeting we will have arts and social programming to enhance the meeting experience.

Thanks to the AUR Staff, especially Amanda Decker, for navigating the challenges of planning a meeting with a new society administrative organization, Affinity. Special thanks to Priscilla Slanetz, MD, MPH, FAUR and her committee for organizing the art and social programming. Finally, this meeting could not happen and the program would not have been planned without the contributions of each AUR member and leader, our affinity groups, and affiliated societies. These include the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2), Alliance of Clinician-Educators in Radiology (ACER), Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER), Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (RAHSR), Radiology Research Alliance (RRA), Association of Program Coordinators in Radiology (APCR), Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology (APDIR), Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR), Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD), and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).

I look forward to seeing you in beautiful Boston. 

With warmest regards,

Jeffrey (Jerry) G. Jarvik, MD, MPH, FAUR
AUR Program Chair and President-Elect