Save the Date - February 19, 2021

2021 Radiology Improvement Summit

"Improvement Capability"

Hosted by:

The Stanford Department of Radiology

Friday - February 19, 2021
Virtual Conference


Dear Colleagues,

After we sent out the save-the-date announcement for the Radiology Improvement Summit (RIS), we were informed that there is an overlap with the ACR/RBMA Practice Leaders’ Forum on January 22.  Since there are a number of individuals who may want to attend both, we’ll be shifting the 6th annual Radiology Improvement Summit (1-day, virtual) from January 22 to February 19.

This year’s theme is “Improvement Capability.” It’s one thing to commit to improving performance, but it’s another to make it actually happen. The ability to consistently achieve whatever improvement goals the organization puts its mind to is yet another thing altogether. Organizational improvement capability involves much more than know-how. It requires organizational alignment, effective use of improvement methods, teamwork and collaboration, effective use of data, systems thinking, and organizational learning. It requires thinking about more than just solutions, but also the environment in which those solutions will be applied and the ability of the team to execute. This year we will share what we have done to build improvement capability in our organizations--how we are making changes that are built to outlast us.

As in the past, the meeting will be geared toward physicians as well as administrative, technical, nursing, and other improvement colleagues. Improvement is a team sport, so bring your team!

The program will be a 1-day event on Friday from 7 AM – 2 PM Pacific Time.  Registration fees will be $85 per person. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  by Stanford University School of Medicine. We will be working out the program details in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars. The program contacts are Allison Faust at and Erlina Haun at Please also feel free to visit our website at, which will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Thank you all for your undying efforts to improve, to share, and to learn. We hope to see you all on February 19!

Warm regards,

David B. Larson, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair of Education and Clinical Operations
Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford CA 94305-5105


Erlina Haun –; Tracy Burk -; Allison Faust -