44th Annual UW Big Sky Radiology Conference In Memory of Virgil and Sharon Graves

Big Sky, MT US
January 12, 2020 to January 15, 2020

Statement of Need

Advances in medical imaging continue to occur quite rapidly, making the clinical practice of radiology extremely demanding. The information presented in this course familiarizes the participant with newly emerging material and provides opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas with the faculty. The program was conceived, developed and structured as a result of the input from attendees of previous CME meetings and the need perceived by our faculty.

    Intended Audience

    This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of radiologists in general diagnostic practice who are determining which radiologic tests to order and how to evaluate and manage their patients.


    Learning Objectives

    • Review breast MRI interpretation and breast MRI biopsy indications and techniques.
    • Describe spinal cord abnormalities and extramedullary processes.
    • Identify utility and process of adding US contrast to your practice.
    • Add clinical value for your colleagues in regards to diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and cervical cancer.
    • Reveiw ankle MRI fundamentals and beyond.
    • Recognize thoracic trauma and mimics of thoracic malignancy.

    Additional Information

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 18.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    Registration opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    01/12/2020 - 7:00am CST
    Event ends: 
    01/15/2020 - 6:45pm CST


     Sunday, January 12, 2020
    7:00-8:00 AMThoracic Trauma**
    Steven Primack, MD
    8:00-9:00 AMPractical Approach to Breast MRI Interpretation**
    Habib Rahbar, MD
    9:00-9:30 AMMRI Guided Biopsy
    Habib Rahbar, MD
    4:30-5:30 PMApproach to Spinal Cord Abnormalities: What to Do with High T2**
    Allison Grayev, MD
    5:30-6:00 PMPostoperative Imaging: What Do Surgeons Want to Know?
    Allison Grayev, MD
    6:00-6:30 PMThoracic Imaging in the ICU
    Steven Primack, MD
     Monday, January 13, 2020
    7:15-8:00 AMBIRADS Category 3
    Habib Rahbar, MD
    8:00-8:45 AMMimics of Thoracic Malignancies
    Steven Primack, MD
    8:45-9:30 AM8:45-9:30 AM8:45-9:30 AMSubacute and Chronic ILD: Pattern Based Approach
    Steven Primack, MD
    4:30-5:15 PMChallenging Multimodality Breast Imaging Cases
    Habib Rahbar, MD
    5:15-6:00 PMDegenerative Changes of the Spine
    Allison Grayev, MD
    6:00-6:45 PMEverything Extramedullary
    Allison Grayev, MD
     Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - UPDATED
    7:00-8:00 AMFibroids: From the Diagnosis to Treatment, Adding Value as a Radiologist**
    Jessica Robbins, MD
    8:00-8:30 AMCT Colonography: Current Status
    Jessica Robbins, MD
    8:30-9:30 AMAnkle MRI: Fundamentals and Beyond**
    Andrew Ross, MD, MPH
    4:30-5:00 PMUS Contrast Part 1
    Robert Bour, MD
    5:00-6:00 PMUS Contrast Part 2**
    Robert Bour, MD
    6:00-6:30 PMInfected or Not? Challenging Cases in MSK Infection
    Andrew Ross, MD, MPH
     Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - UPDATED
    7:15-8:00 AMImaging of Mullerian Duct Anomalies
    Jessica Robbins, MD
    8:00-8:45 AMCervical Cancer: Diangosis and Stating, Treatment Planning and Post-Treatment Monitoring
    Jessica Robbins, MD
    8:45-9:30 AMPancreatitis: Role of a Radiologist
    Robert Bour, MD
    4:30-5:15 PMFollow-Up Recommendation Tracking
    Robert Bour, MD
    5:15-6:00 PMUS of Lumps and Bumps
    Andrew Ross, MD, MPH
    6:00-6:45 PMAdvance Imaging of Osteoporotic Hip and Pelvic
    Andrew Ross, MD, MPH

    **SAM Presentation

    Big Sky Resort
    50 Big Sky Resort Road
    Big Sky, MT 59716
    United States
    +1 (800) 548-4486

    Conference Attire

    To ensure your comfort in the conference room, please bring a sweater or jacket to accommodate temperature variations.


    UW Big Sky Radiology Conference Room Rates and Reservations

    The Huntley Lodge
    First Class (2-4 guests)        $208-283
    Mtn. View (2-4 guests)         $223-298
    Loft (2-6 guests)                   $279-404

    The Summit at Big Sky
    Studio (2 guests)                  $253-278
    Hotel (2Q) (2-4 guests)        $279-354
    Hotel (1K) (2-4 guests)        $289-314
    1-bdrm (2-6 guests)             $529
    2-bdrm (4-8 guests)             $679
    3-bdrm (6-10 guests)           $939

    The Shoshone Condominium/Hotel
    1-bdrm Suite (2-4 guests)   $384
    1-bdrm Loft (2-6 guests)     $559

    The Village Center
    Studio (2 guests)                $259-284
    1-bdrm (2-6 guests)            $534
    2-bdrm (4-8 guests)            $669
    3-bdrm (6-10 guests)          $947

    The above rates do not include tax and service fees. The current total is twenty-one percent (21%) tax and service fees on accommodations. This twenty-one percent (21%) is made up of eight percent (8%) state bedding/accommodation tax, three percent (3%) local/resort tax, and ten percent (10%) resort service fee. Percentages are subject to change on a yearly basis depending on current, federal, state, and local laws. Call the Big Sky Central Reservations to book your lodging at 800-548-4486 (outside Montana) or 406-995-5750. You must make your reservation through this process in order to receive discounted lift tickets. To guarantee conference rates, reservations must be received no later than December 31, 2019. You are urged to make reservations early. When making room reservations or purchasing lift tickets be sure to specify “Big Sky Radiology Conference.”

    CONTACT INFORMATION: Big Sky Resort, 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky, MT 59716. TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE: 1-800-548-4486.


    Travel Accommodations

    Travel to Big Sky is made simple by non-stop flights to Bozeman, Montana from many major cities, as well as convenient bus service from the airport to the Huntley Lodge and Big Sky area. Meeting rooms are in the lodge and mountain mall is within walking distance from almost all Mountain Village property. There is a free intra-resort shuttle. Special rates for lodging, lift tickets and ski rentals are available for the conference. Only guests staying with Big Sky Resort properties will receive lift and rental discounts.

    For More Information

    Karen Knipschild, MS, Department of Radiology Clinical Science Center, Box 3252 600 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53792–3252 Phone: 608-263-8799, Fax: 608-263-0876 KKnipschild@uwhealth.org


    Presenting Faculty

    Robert Bour, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor in Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 

    Allison Grayev, MD; Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 

    Steven Primack, MD; Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Divison of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University 

    Habib Rahbar, MD; Associate Professor, Clinical Director of Breast Imaging, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Breast Imaging, University of Washington

    Jessica Robbins, MD; Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

    Andrew Ross, MD; Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

    Conference Director

    Pamela A. Propeck, MD, FACR
    Professor of Radiology
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

    Associate Director

    Thomas M. Grist, MD, FACR
    Department Chair
    Professor of Radiology
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health



    It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).

    For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:

    Name of Individual

    Individual’s Role in Activity

    Name of Commercial Interest & Nature of Relationship

    Discussion of
    uses of drugs/devices
    in presentation?

    Terese BaileyPlanner

    No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Robert Bour, MD


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseYes
    Allison Grayev, MD


    McGraw Hill (Author)No
    Thomas M. Grist, MD, FACR

    Associate Director

    Bracco, Change Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Hologic, Inc., Siemens (Institutional Research Support);
    Elucent Medical, LLC, Histosonics, Inc. (Stockholder or Other Ownership Interest Holder)
    Karen Knipschild


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseNo

    Steven Primack, MD


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseNo

    Pamela A. Propeck, MD, FACR

    Conference Director & PlannerNo Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseNo

    Habib Rahbar, MD


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseNo

    Jessica Robbins, MD


    No Relevant Financial Relationships to DiscloseNo
    Andrew Ross, MDPresenterNo Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose


    * The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

    Discloser List CME Internal Report

    Accreditation Statement

    Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Credit Designation Statement

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Continuing Education Units

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.8 continuing education units (CEUs) or 18 hours.

    Self-Assessment Module Credits (SAM)

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for a self-assessment activity in the ABR Maintenance of Certification program and will include up to 6 SAM hours.


    Available Credit

    • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 18.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

    Please login or register to take this course.

    Registration Instructions

    Register for this event: https://www.go.wisc.edu/bigsky2020radiology

    Syllabus Materials

    Syllabus materials will be posted on this site.  Materials will be available to registered participants on January 8, 2020. If you want to view the presentations while at the conference, please bring your laptop.


    Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. Cancellation requests received at least 96 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 96 hours prior to the activity start date.


    Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

    For Further Information

    For conference information or details, please contact Karen Knipschild at 608-263-8799 or kknipschild@uwhealth.org.