Conferences & Lectures

Our full schedule of teaching conferences for radiology residents includes a wide variety of educational experiences, including formal lectures given by attending staff here and at the University of Washington, case conferences, journal club, and other department meetings.


  • The Introductory Summer Lecture Series covers the basics of radiology and takes place during the morning and noon conference slots during July and August.
  • Morning and noon resident conferences given by radiology attendings occur throughout the rest of the academic year. These are presented in case-based and lecture-based formats and cover clinical as well as non-clinical subjects.
  • At Monthly Interesting Case Conference, challenging cases are discussed with emphasis on multimodality problem solving. Clinical applications of radiologic physics are also presented in the setting of discussion of imaging artifacts.
  • At Monthly Quality Assurance Conference, discrepancies in interpretation are reviewed and consensus developed. Our attendings actively participate in the ACR-sponsored peer-review system eRadPeer.
  • Monthly ultrasound conference includes residents, attendings, and technologists and reviews interesting cases.
  • Monthly departmental meetings are a window into the nuts and bolts of department and practice operations.
  • Journal club occurs once a month covering hot topics in the current radiology literature.

Residents function as team members in our multidisciplinary approach to patient care through case conferences and tumor boards with physicians from Urology, Neurology, Gastroenterology and other departments. At some of these conferences, residents gain experience preparing and presenting cases as well as teaching the audience.

Other Conferences and Meetings

  • Thursday afternoon Lecture Series at the University of Washington. Our residents attend all educational radiology lectures, grand rounds and case conferences given in the afternoon. The instructors are staff members from the University of Washington, Virginia Mason and other institutions. 
  • Diagnostic radiology physics lectures at the University of Washington occur weekly for several months of the year. 
  • Virginia Mason Grand Rounds occur Friday mornings.
  • Attendance at local and regional meetings such as the Washington State Radiological Society and the Pacific Northwest Radiological Society is highly encouraged. Our residents have held leadership positions in the resident sections of these and other radiologic societies.