Program Description: 

In 2000, the American College of Radiology (ACR) developed Peer Review in response to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) landmark report, To Err is Human. This report documented the impact of medical errors, accounting for 10% of patient deaths and 6-17% of adverse events. IOM recommended building a system that facilitated effective teamwork and focused on collaboration while identifying, learning from, and reducing diagnostic errors and near misses in clinical practice. However, the Peer Review system had many limitations, including lack of blinding, hindsight bias, tendency to score cases without errors or misses, and having a negative impact on morale. 

The Peer Learning system has been developed to meet the spirit of IOM recommendations, increasing learning opportunities, quality improvement activities, and celebrating successes. Faculty members contribute cases for possible inclusion in peer learning conferences throughout the quarter and the conference leader brings a selection of these cases to the conference for learning, discussion, and possible workflow or process change. 

Key words: quality improvement, peer learning, imaging

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Identify common blind spot on imaging examinations
  • Identify common misinterpretations of imaging findings
  • Acknowledge common pitfalls of imaging interpretation, including but not limited to satisfaction of search
  • Familiarize uncommon presentations of common pathologies and anatomic variations
  • Discuss options for variations in workflow or processes which may lead to departmental improvements
Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Activity Director:

Stacy O'Connor, MD
Associate Professor, Abdominal and Body Imaging, Radiology


Hillary Bauer-Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor, Abdominal and Body Imaging, Radiology

Manav Bhalla, MD
Assistant Professor, Neuroradiology, Radiology

Ryan Beck, MD
Assistant Professor, Neuroradiology, Radiology

Daniel Buckland, MD
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology

Laura Field, MD
Assistant Professor, Breast Imaging, Radiology

Glen Hansen, MD
Assistant Professor, General, Radiology

Kurt Techawatanaset
Assistant Professor, Breast Imaging, Radiology

The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.


Laurie Grieb
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-2379
Series date: 
01/01/2022 - 8:00am CST to 12/31/2022 - 11:59pm CST

Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Group description: 
Radiology Peer Learning Conference 2022
Series location: 
Virtual Meeting
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States