WSRS Annual Meeting 2018

Puneet Bhargava, MD, program chair

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Register Now


We are anticipating a highly successful and well attended annual meeting this year on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in Seattle.

Highlights of the morning program include Dr. Frank Lexa speaking on “Future Shocks to Radiology in 2018 and Beyond,” Dr. Bibb Allen providing talks on “Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Radiology’s Next Frontier” and “AI In Medical Imaging: Leveraging The Value of Radiology Professionals,” and Dr. Puneet Bhargava presenting on “Mindful Approach to Productivity.”

From noon to 2 p.m. we’ll be holding our annual members’ business meeting/luncheon which will feature elections and bylaws amendment approval, as well as awards and recognition of leadership for both individual members and practices that have demonstrated a commitment to ACR/WSRS with 100% membership.

During lunch there will also be a panel discussion for residents and fellows about launching their careers, and another track specifically for medical students considering pursuing careers in radiology and related specialties.

The afternoon will have multiple tracks:

Thanks to support from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, we will be offering a special track for radiation oncologists. The content will be updates based on the 2018 ASTRO conference in the areas of breast cancer, genitourinary, thoracic, gastrointestinal/sarcoma, lymphoma and palliative care.  This is a great opportunity for radiation oncologists who are not able to attend ASTRO to get briefed on the latest research.  SCCA network radiation oncologists can register for free for the conference!

In our diagnostic radiology track, the afternoon program will include, Dr. Christoph Lee speaking on “Improving the Value Proposition through Enhanced Radiologist-Patient Communications,” Dr. Jeff Robinson giving insights into “The Radiologist Entrepreneur,” Dr. Gail Morgan and Dr. Marie Lee will present on “Radiologist Burnout: Myth or Reality?” and UW resident Dr. Mazen Zawaideh will offer a talk on  “Looking Deep Within: The Future of Radiology in the Era of Deep Learning.”

Another optional breakout program during the afternoon will be “Exploring the Patient Journey with Problem-Based Learning.” This program, sponsored by the France Foundation, is an interactive, problem-based learning session based on ATS/ERS guidelines for diagnosing ILD and interpreting HRCT findings effectively to the pulmonary care team. Presenters will be UW faculty members Dr. Ganesh Raghu, and Dr. Sudhakar Pipavath.

The conference will wrap up with a joint reception to bring all of the attendees together to socialize and network and celebrate International Day of Radiology.

Our venue this year is the suite of King Street ballrooms on the 6th floor of the brand-new Embassy Suites Downtown-Pioneer Square. The hotel is located adjacent to Seattle’s Amtrak station and across the street from the bus/light rail station.  For those who plan to drive to the meeting, ample parking is available in the neighborhood.

Registration is open now by clicking on the link on this page.   The cost for WSRS members is just $75. Non-members are $150. Residents, Fellows, medical students  and SCCA network radiation oncologists attend for free.  To help us plan, please pre-register!

If your company is interested in exhibiting at the meeting, please download these documents and contact the WSRS office to book your booth.

Exhibitor Prospectus WSRS 2018 Annual Meeting – current as of 7-11-18

Exhibitor Registration Form – WSRS 2018 Annual Meeting



Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 WSRS Annual Meeting, held jointly with the WSMA on October 14, 2017.

  • WSRS board member Diana Lam, MD, a diagnostic radiologist from the UW, (left) and Meghan Macomber, MD, the chief resident in radiation oncology from the UW, planned and presented the medical student program at this year’s annual meeting.