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American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) 2017 Annual Symposium

  • Location San Diego, CA
  • Date Feb 23 - 26 2017
  • Price $295 - $645*
  • Credits 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

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From the President and Program Chair

The American Society of Spine Radiology is incredibly excited to share its 2017 Annual Symposium registration brochure, i.e., #ASSR17.  The organizers have built on the most exciting elements of prior meetings while simultaneously introducing meaningful programmatic innovation.

I’ll go into a little bit greater detail below in the “About the Symposium” section but as an overview mention that there are three broad categories of didactic sessions; joint, interventional and diagnostic.  Joint sessions include topics of interest for all those involved in the care of spine patients.  The breakout sessions facilitate “deep dives” and are meant to foster lively discussion between audience members and our internationally recognized faculty.

Highlights of the program include…

  • Principle Investigators from the VERTOS series and VAPOUR, Drs. Paul N.M. Lohle and William Clark kicking off #ASSR17
  • Keynote address and special lectures that cover a diverse range of topics such as the role of placebo and nocebo in interventional spine and cutting edge work on CSF oscillatory flow
  • Europe vs. US featuring thought leaders from both sides of the Atlantic.  You will not want to miss this fun-filled, educational session.
  • An entire session on pediatric spine.
  • Master level talks on augmentation and other interventions
  • A session focused on stimulators, pain pumps and regenerative medicine
  • An amazing faculty that includes Neuro- MSK- spine radiologists, oncologists, spine surgeons, palliative care and interventional pain doctors.
  • Hands-on vendor-sponsored workshops

And so much more!

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We have dedicated an entire joint session to health care policy and economics of interest to the spine specialist.  I am delighted to share that ASSR will feature the Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Mr. Omar Ishrak as a special keynote speaker.  He brings a unique perspective of how medical device companies are addressing the national transition to value-based care.

Please consider joining us at #ASSR17.  Registration is open now!  We look forward to seeing you in San Diego, February 23-26, 2017 for the ASSR 2017 Annual Symposium!

If you have any questions, please feel free to tweet them to me @JoshuaAHirsch

Joshua A. Hirsch MD FACR FSIR
President and Program Chair
American Society of Spine Radiology

Attention Nonmembers:  If you submit a completed membership application, you can register for the ASSR 2017 Annual Symposium at a special discounted member rate. Please see Registration Form for details.

About the Symposium

The ASSR 2017 Annual Symposium, #ASSR17, will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of new and important developments in spine radiology and spine interventions. Keynote addresses and topically organized focus sessions will concentrate on various aspects of diagnostic and interventional spine techniques. Nationally and internationally recognized experts will share their experiences through didactic lectures, discussions and case-based reviews. Speakers and moderators are by design multidisciplinary including neuro- and MSK- radiologists, spine surgeons, pain doctors and oncologists.  Scientific sessions will address the newest applications and techniques in spine imaging and intervention, while electronic educational exhibits will help to reinforce and review new concepts. In addition, the oral abstract sessions will present new and exciting investigations in spine research. Special sessions will target trainees and young investigators and clinical development.

New this year–oral abstracts will be embedded into the formal program.

Diagnostic Spine Sessions will highlight the latest in advanced imaging across a wide variety of topics including infectious disease, oncologic imaging/management, etiology of pain generators, spine trauma diffusion tensor imaging and MR neurography. A full session is devoted to pediatric spine imaging that every spine specialist needs to know!

Interventional Spine Sessions will give participants the opportunity to review and master basic and advanced spine interventional skills, covering topics such as novel augmentation procedures, epidural therapeutics, advanced nerve blocks and tumor ablation techniques. There will be a deep dive into spinal stimulators, pain pumps and the evidentiary basis of regenerative treatments.

Economics and Health Care Policy: This year will feature an entire segment on economics and health care policy specifically pertinent to spine specialists. The dedicated CME session will include conversations about billing/coding, just culture, MOC, MACRA and futuristic spine care models.  In addition, Omar Ishrak, CEO Medtronic, will be featured in a special keynote address on how medical device companies are approaching value-based paradigms of the future.

Multidisciplinary Clinical Case Management Conference A moderator will lead a panel of experts to present and discuss a series of spine management dilemmas and discuss the role of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive spine procedures. The session’s goal will be to arrive at best practice scenarios that highlight comprehensive multi-disciplinary spine care.

Breakfast & Learn and Lunch & Learn Sessions will complement the formal scientific program and will address specific technical advances in imaging and/or interventional procedures and products.

Interventional Roundtable for Trainees and Aspiring Interventional Spine Physicians will provide a forum for attendees to interact with interventional experts and vendors in an informal non-CME setting, to discuss best practices for starting and sustaining a successful spine intervention practice (attendance will be limited!).

Hands-on non-CME Spine Procedures Workshops (sponsored by vendors) will feature the latest technologies available from vendors.

Educational Objectives

Attendees should, at the completion of this Symposium, be able to:

  • Demonstrate an increased understanding of recent advances in spine and peripheral nerve imaging to daily practice.
  • Review and understand the variety of diverse pathology that affects the spine, including congenital, degenerative, infectious/inflammatory, neoplastic, traumatic, and vascular conditions.
  • Develop greater understanding of the unique conditions that affect the spine and how imaging and image-guided intervention are used in their treatment.
  • Gain a better understanding of the controversies and limitations inherent to the diagnostic modalities and interventions used in the assessment and treatment of spinal diseases.
  • Understand the interplay between surgical intervention, oncology, percutaneous therapy and diagnostic imaging in the clinical management of spinal disease.

  No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Target Audience

This CME activity is primarily intended and designed to educate radiologists, neuroradiologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, interventional radiologists, spine surgeons, pain management and rehabilitation physicians, anesthesiologists, as well as fellows and residents in these specialties. Course material is also aimed at allied health professionals, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners who specialize, or have particular interest, in conditions affecting imaging and treatment of the spine.

Accreditation

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Schedule

Wednesday, February 22

3:00– 6:00 PM Registration for Attendees and Guests
3:30 – 5:00 PM Workshop I — (non-accredited) — Located in Hillcrest ABCD
5:30 – 7:00 PM Workshop II — (non-accredited) — Located in Cortez ABC

Thursday, February 23

7:00 – 7:50 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
7:00 – 7:50 AM Breakfast & Learn Session — (non-accredited)
7:50 – 8:00 AM Welcome and Dedication- Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR

JOINT SESSION 1: CONTROVERSIES IN SPINE • Moderators: Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, Johan W. Van Goethem, MD, PhD and John D. Barr, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA

8:00 – 8:25 AM KEYNOTE: VERTOS IV – The Principle Investigator Speaks- Paul N.M. Lohle, MD
8:25 – 8:50 AM KEYNOTE: VAPOUR – The Principle Investigator Speaks- William Clark, MD
8:50 – 9:05 AMPro: More Expensive, a la 3.0 Tesla, Isn’t Necessarily Better- Gordon K. Sze, MD, FACR
9:05 – 9:20 AM Con: 3.0 Tesla for Spine Imaging is Better Because “It Just Is” -Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
9:20 – 9:35 AM Pro: ESI – Our Patients Can’t Live Without Them- Nicholas A. Koontz MD
9:35 – 9:50 AM Con: ESI – Not On My Watch. They Don’t Work Better Than Sham -Christopher Gilligan, MD, MBA
9:50 –10:05 AM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
10:05 – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

BREAK-OUT SESSION I

Interventional Session I: Skill Sets “Beyond the Needle” Moderators: John M. Mathis, MD, M.Sc, Gregory W. Petermann, MD and Luigi Manfre, MD (ESNR)

10:30 – 10:40 AM Pharmacologic Management of Spine Pain- Mihir Kamdar, MD
10:40 – 10:50 AM The Clinical Exam In Guiding Therapy- Wade H.M. Wong, DO, FACR, FAOCR
10:50 – 11:00 AM Local Anesthetics Alone vs. Local Anesthetic and Steroids Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD
11:00 – 11:05 AM Interventional Scientific Presentation
11:05 – 11:10 AM Interventional Scientific Presentation
11:10 – 11:15 AM Interventional Scientific Presentation
11:15 – 11:25 AM The Surgical Back; in This Case Don’t Waste Time with the Needle- William Taylor, MD
11:25 – 11:35 AM MR Neurography and Ultrasound Guidance for Intervention- Vinil N. Shah, MD
11:35 – 11:45 AM Peripheral Stimulators- Line Jacques, MD
11:45 – 12:00 PM Question and Answer Session- Faculty

Diagnostic Session I: Next Gen Imaging – What the Referrer Wants to Know Moderators: Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD and Timothy Amrhein, MD

10:30 – 10:40 AM Evaluating Pain? Demonstrating Pain Generators with Physiologic Imaging - SPECT/FDG (SAMs) -Troy Hutchins, MD
10:40 – 10:50 AM MRI to Find the Pain Generator - Role in Spine Imaging (SAMs) -Johan W. Van Goethem, MD, PhD
10:50 – 11:00 AM What Your Interventionalists Want to Know. Imaging Parameters that Support the Necessity for Pain Procedures (SAMs) -Walter S. Bartynski, MD
11:00 – 11:05 AM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
11:05 – 11:10 AM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
11:10 – 11:15 AM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
11:15 – 11:25 AM Pseudoarthrosis and Instability: What Your Surgeons Want to Know (SAMs) -Cynthia T. Chin, MD
11:25 – 11:35 AM When the MRI Should Get You Thinking About Stimulators and/or Pain Pumps (SAMs) -Mark S. Wallace, MD
11:35 – 11:45 AM Lines and Angles: Assessing the Craniocervical Junction (SAMs) -John L. Go, MD, FACR
11:45 – 12:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch On Your Own / Lunch & Learn- “Current topics in contrast-enhanced MRI: what you need to know”

JOINT SESSION 2: NEW HORIZONS • Moderators: Daniel T.D. Nguyen, MD and Puneet S. Pahwa, MD

1:00 – 1:15 PM Should the Spine Radiologist Fear Machine Based Learning and AI? -Richard H. Wiggins, III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM
1:15 – 1:30 PM Variability and Diagnostic Errors in Spinal MRI Imaging -Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR
1:30 – 1:45 PM Unified Spine Reporting: Good or Bad for Radiology? -Adam E. Flanders, MD
1:45 – 2:00 PM Do We Perform Too Much Spine Imaging? -Michael T. Modic, MD, FACR
2:00 – 2:15 PM Spinal T.B.: Resurgent or in Decline? -M. Judith Donovan Post, MD, FACR
2:15 – 2:30 PM 3D Printing and the Spine -Jonathan M. Morris, MD
2:30 – 2:45 PM Gadolinium Deposition: What Does it Mean? -Meng Law, MD, MBBS, FRACR
2:45 – 3:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
3:00 – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits
3:15 - 3:45 PMASSR Annual Business Meeting (ASSR Members Only) or Lunch On Your Own
3:30 – 4:15 PM Interventional Roundtable for Trainees and Aspiring Interventional Spine Physicians (non-accredited) Moderators: Lubdha M. Shah, MD ,Mario Muto, MD, A. Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR, and Gregg H. Zoarski, MD
4:15 – 5:45 PM Workshop III — (non-accredited) — Located in Hillcrest ABCD
6:00 – 7:30 PM Workshop IV — (non-accredited) — Located in Cortez ABC
7:30 – 9:30 PM Welcome Reception for Registrants and Registered Guests

Friday, February 24

7:00 – 7:55 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
7:00 – 7:45 AM Breakfast & Learn Session — “Understanding Mortality Risk in Patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCFs)” Douglas Beall, MD Chief of Radiology Services Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma Kevin L. Ong, PhD, PE Principal Engineer, Exponent Inc. Adjunct member, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. (non-accredited)
7:55 – 8:00 AM Introduction of Keynote Speaker -Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR
8:00 – 8:30 AM KEYNOTE: How Medical Device Companies are Planning for Value-Based Paradigms of the Future (non-accredited) -Omar Ishrak, CEO – Medtronic

JOINT SESSION 3: ECONOMICS AND POLICY. WHAT YOU AS A SPINE RADIOLOGIST CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO KNOW • Moderators: Alexander M. Norbash, MD, and Joaquim M. Farhinas, MD, Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR

8:30 – 8:40 AM Billing/Coding Update -Raymond Tu, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.R.
8:40 – 8:50 AM Just Culture and Spine Practice -H. Benjamin Harvey, MD
8:50 – 9:00 AM Pain Medicine Certificate for Radiologists -Frederick E. Weiss, MD, PT, DPT, RMSK
9:00 – 9:10 AM Update from Washington. MACRA and Health Care Reform -Gaurang V. Shah, MD
9:10 – 9:20 AM "Doctor, You Have a Peer to Peer Review”; the Ugly Face for Medical Management Utilization -Bassem A. Georgy, MD
9:20 – 9:30 AM Spine Care Models: Optimizing Delivery and Quality for Next Generation Care -Jeffrey A. Stone, MD, FACR
9:30 – 9:40 AM Maintenance of Certification; an ABR Update -Anne C. Roberts, MD, FACR
9:40 – 9:45 AM Scientific Presentation
9:45 – 10:00 AM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
10:00 – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

BREAK-OUT SESSION II

Interventional Session II: Advanced Augmentation Moderators: Sean Tutton, MD and Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR, Stefano Marcia, MD

10:30 – 10:40 AM LABEL Trial and Wilson Approach – Understanding Placebo -Waleed Brinjikji, MD
10:40 – 10:50 AM RFA and Augmentation -Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD
10:50 – 11:00 AM Instrumented Augmentation -Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR
11:00 – 11:10 AM Up-to-Date Percutaneous Treatment of Spinal Instability: CT-Guided Fixation -Luigi Manfre, MD (ESNR)
11:10 – 11:20 AM Master Level Augmentation; Cervical and So Much More... -Luigi Manfre, MD (ESNR)
11:20 – 11:30 AM Master Level Sacroplasty -Keith E. Kortman, MD
11:30 – 11:35 AM Interventional Scientific Presentation
11:35 – 11:40 AM Interventional Scientific Presentation
11:40 – 11:45 AM Interventional Scientific Presentation
11:45 – 12:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty

Diagnostic Session II: Advanced Diagnostics Moderators: Allison M. Grayev, MD, Sophia Symko, MD, MS, and Jared Narvid, MD

10:30 – 10:40 AM Dual Energy CT and the Spine (SAMs) -Rajiv Gupta, MD, PhD
10:40 – 10:50 AM Advanced and Ultrafast MRI Imaging of the Cord including Spectroscopy (SAMs) -Otto Rapalino, MD
10:50 – 11:00 AMMost Common Missed Diagnoses in Spine Imaging (SAMs) -Paul E. Kim, MD
11:00 – 11:10 AM Ultrasound in Spine Intraoperative Guidance (SAMs) -Lubdha M. Shah, MD
11:10 – 11:20 AM Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Spine (SAMs) -Mahmud Mossa-Bossa, MD, DABR
11:20 – 11:30 AM 4D Time-resolved MRA of the Spine (SAMs) -Falgun H. Chokshi, MD
11:30 – 11:35 AM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
11:35 – 11:40 AM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
11:40 – 11:45 AM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
11:35 – 12:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
12:30 - 1:00 PMJoint Meeting with Other Societies (non-accredited)

BREAK-OUT SESSION III

Interventional Session III: Interventional Potpouri Moderators: David Pasquale, MD and Alyssa T. Watanabe, MD

1:00 – 1:10 PM CT-Guided Interventions of the Foramen Ovale (SAMs) -Ramin Sean Pakbaz, MD
1:10 – 1:20 PM Brachytherapy for Spinal Tumors (SAMs) -Eric Lis, MD
1:20 – 1:30 PM Workup and Treatment of Symptomatic Dural Tears (SAMs) -Peter Kranz, MD
1:30 – 1:40 PM Interspinous Spacers -Stefano Marcia, MD
1:40 – 1:50 PM Treatment of Facet Joint Synovial Cysts -Keith E. Kortman, MD
1:50 – 1:55 PM Interventional Scientific Presentation
1:55 – 2:00 PM Interventional Scientific Presentation
2:00 – 2:10 PM Advanced Practitioners; Opportunities to Enhance Your Spine Practice -Marion L. Growney MSN, ACNP/Teresa L. Vanderboom MSN, ANP
2:10 – 2:20 PM Percutaneous Discectomy: Think Ozone (SAMs) -Mario Muto, MD (ESNR)
2:20 – 2:30 PM CT-Guided Spinal Interventions (SAMs) -Todd S. Miller, MD
2:30 – 2:40 PM MRI-Guided Spinal Interventions (SAMs) -John A. Carrino, MD
2:40 – 2:45 PM Interventional Scientific Presentation
2:45 – 3:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty

Diagnostic Session III: Deep Dive on Pediatric Spine Moderators: Jeffrey H. Miller, MD, Mai-Lan Ho, MD, and Dennis Shaw, MD

1:00 – 1:20 PMSpecial Lecture: Vascular Diseases of the Pediatric Spinal Cord (SAMs) -Susan Palasis, MD
1:20 – 1:30 PM Interpreting the Pediatric Cervical Spine: Pearls and Pitfalls (SAMs) -David Mirsky, MD
1:30 – 1:40 PM Pediatric Cervical Spine Trauma (SAMs) -V. Michelle Silvera, MD
1:40 – 1:50 PM Childhood Myelopathy -Sarah S. Milla, MD
1:50 – 1:55 PM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
1:55 – 2:00 PM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
2:00 – 2:10 PM Infectious and Inflammatory Conditions of the Pediatric Spine (SAMs) -Asim F. Choudhri, MD
2:10 – 2:20 PM Pediatric Intramedullary Tumors (SAMs) -Aylin Tekes, MD
2:20 – 2:30 PM Pediatric Extramedullary Tumors (SAMs) -Laura L. Hayes, MD
2:30 – 2:40 PM The Role of Nuclear Medicine in the Evaluation of Pediatric Spinal Disease -Adina Alazraki, MD, FAAP
2:40 – 2:45 PM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
2:45 – 3:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
3:00 – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits
3:30 – 5:00 PM Multidisciplinary Case Management Conference Moderators: Kent B. Remley, MD (Chair) John L. Go, MD, FACR, Roland R. Lee, MD,FACR, Ronil V. Chandra, MBBS, FRANZCR
5:00 – 6:30 PM Workshop V — Topic: Clinical Treatment of Spinal Metastases with the OsteoCool™ RF Ablation System Speaker: Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Radiology Washington University (non-accredited) Located in Hillcrest ABCD

Saturday, February 25

7:00 – 7:55 AM Breakfast & Learn Session — (non-accredited)- “RF Ablation in the Spine: Innovation and Clinical Evidence”- Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Radiology Division of Diagnostic Radiology Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology
8:00 – 8:20 AM SPECIAL LECTURE: Understanding the Role of Placebo and Nocebo in Interventional Spine. -Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD

JOINT SESSION 5: EUROPE VS. US • Moderators: Johan W. Van Goethem MD, PhD, and Adam E. Flanders, MD, and Richard H. Wiggins, III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

8:20 – 10:00 AM A “Fun-Filled” Interactive Session Featuring Transatlantic Talent That You Won’t Want to Miss! -Faculty
10:00 – 10:15 AM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits
10:15 – 10:30 AM Gold Medal Lecture

JOINT SESSION 6: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ONCOLOGY FOR THE SPINE SPECIALIST • Moderators: William P. Dillon, MD and Charles Kerber, MD, Mario Muto, MD (ESNR)

10:30 – 10:45 AM Spine Imaging – An Oncologist’s Perspective -Daniel Simpson, MD
10:45 – 11:00 AM The Oncologic Spine: A Surgeon’s Perspective -Sunil P. Jeswani, MD
11:00 – 11:15 AM Multidiscipinary Spine Oncology: Radiology’s Role -Wende N. Gibbs, MD
11:15 – 11:30 AM Interventional Techniques for Palliation in the Oncologic Patient; Changing Lives -Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR
11:30 – 11:45 AM Building Bridges Instead of Burning Them: Cancer Pain as a Model for True Interdisciplinary Care- Mihir Kamdar, MD
11:45 – 12:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Learn Session --TBD (non--accredited) or Lunch On Your Own

BREAK-OUT SESSION IV

Interventional Session IV: New Technologies--Focus on Stimulators Moderators: Donald F. Schomer, MD, MBA and John T. Wald, MD

1:00 – 1:10 PM Current Landscape of Regenerative Medicine – State of the Evidence -Christopher R. Hancock, MD
1:10 – 1:20 PMPalliative CT-Guided Cordotomy for Medically Intractable Pain in Cancer Patient -Timothy M. Shepard, MD, PhD
1:20 – 1:30 PM Percutaneous Spinal Fixation -Bohdan W. Chopko, MD, PhD
1:30 – 1:40 PM Spinal Metastasis – Think Cryoablation -Jonathan M. Morris, MD
1:40 – 1:50 PM Microwave Ablation of Osseous Tumors -Majid A. Khan, MD
1:50 – 1:55 PM Interventional Scientific Presentation
1:55 – 2:00 PM Interventional Scientific Presentation
2:00 – 2:10 PM Why and How Interventionalists Should Build Their Stimulator and Pain Pump Practice -Doug P. Beall, MD
2:10 – 2:20 PM Spinal Cord Stim Update: Constant Current vs. Constant Voltage -Nrupen Baxi, MD
2:20 – 2:30 PM Spinal Cord Stim Update: New DRG Stimulators. The Future or Just Part of it? -Timothy R. Deer, MD
2:30 – 2:40 PM High-Frequency Stimulation vs Paresthesia-Inducing Stimulation for Spinal Cord Stimulation -Edgar L. Ross, MD
2:40 – 2:45 PM Interventional Scientific Presentation
2:45 – 3:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty

Diagnostic Session IV: Learnings I Can Use When I Get Back to My Practice Moderators: Michele H. Johnson, MD and Mark Stern, MD, Majda M. Thurnher, MD (ESNR)

1:00 – 1:20 PM Special Lecture: Spine MRI: an MSK Radiologist's Perspective -Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR
1:20 – 1:30 PM Diagnosis, Follow-Up and Treatment of Cervical Arterial Dissections -Gregg H. Zoarski, MD
1:30 – 1:40 PM Don’t Miss This Unexpected Finding – the Tethered Cord -Paul A. Caruso, MD
1:40 – 1:50 PM Spontaneous Spinal Hematoma: 3 Clinical Radiological Pearls -Ronil V. Chandra, MBBS, FRANZCR
1:50 – 1:55 PM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
1:55 – 2:00 PM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
2:00 – 2:10 PM Whiplash: Current Concepts and Investigational Techniques -Edward P. Quigley III, MD, PhD
2:10 – 2:20 PM Post-operative Spine Imaging: Constructs and Complications -Amish H. Doshi, MD
2:20 – 2:30 PM The 2 Big S’s of Symptomatic Spine: Inflammatory Spondyloarthropathies and Spinal Infection- Jason F. Talbott, MD, PhD
2:30 – 2:40 PM Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy – a Surgeon’s Perspective -Erica F. Bisson, MD
2:40 – 2:45 PM Diagnostic Scientific Presentation
2:45 – 3:00 PM Question and Answer Session -Faculty
3:00 – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits
3:30 – 5:00 PM Workshop VI – (non-accredited) - Located in Hillcrest ABCD
5:15 – 6:45 PM Workshop VII – (non-accredited) - Located in Cortez ABC
7:00 – 9:30 PM Closing Party

Sunday, February 26

7:00 – 7:55 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants

JOINT SESSION 7: ASSR ON THE CUTTING EDGE; FROM RESEARCH TO POLICY • Moderators: Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR and Bassem A. Georgy, MD

8:00 – 8:25 AM KEYNOTE: Normal and Pathological Anatomical Features of the Spine that Affect CSF Oscillatory Flow -Victor M. Haughton, MD
8:25 – 8:45 AM Physics of Oscillatory CSF Flow -Kent-Andre Mardal, PhD
8:45 – 9:00 AM CSF Pressure Waves, a Hydrodynamic Factor that Impacts the Spinal Cord -Erika K. Lindstrom, PhD
9:00 – 9:15 AM Simulation – Is it Ready for Prime Time in Spine Interventions? -Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR
9:15 – 9:30 AM Radiation Risk to Spine Interventionalists -Kieran P.J. Murphy, MD, FRCPC
9:30 – 9:45 AM Debate: The Multi-Society Pain Workgroup – ASSR is a Participating Society--Was that the Right Decision? -Gregory J. Lawler, MD
9:45 – 10:00 AM Debate: Why the MPW is Harmful for Interventional Pain Specialists Including ASSR Members -Staniford Helm II, MD
10:00 – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

JOINT SESSION 8: A SIMULTANEOUS LOOK TO THE PAST AND FUTURE • Moderators: Charles Kerber, MD and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR

10:30 – 10:45 AM Best Articles in Spine Imaging 2016 -Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
10:45 – 11:00 AM Best Articles in Spine Intervention 2016 -Douglas Beall, MD
11:00 – 11:15 AM Systems Errors in Spine Imaging- Anandh G. Rajamohan, MD
11:15 – 11:30 AM Spine Imaging: What is the Innovation We Will be Discussing at this Meeting in 2018? -Majda M. Thurnher, MD (ESNR)
11:30 – 11:45 AM Spine Intervention: What is the Innovation We Will be Discussing at this Meeting in 2018? -John D. Barr, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA
11:45 – 12:00 AM Meeting Highlights and Closing Thoughts -Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR
12:00 PM 2017 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM CONCLUDES

Speakers

2016-2017 Program Committee

PROGRAM CHAIR

Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA

 

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

John D. Barr, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

 

John L. Go, MD

LAC/USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR

Montifiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

 

Falgun H. Chokshi, MD

Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA

 

Adam E. Flanders, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

 

Bassem A. Georgy, MD

North County Radiology
Escondido, CA

 

Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, CA

 

Mario Muto, MD

AORN Cardarelli Hospital
Naples, ITALY

 

Susan Palasis, MD

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

 

Lubdha M. Shah, MD

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Vinil N. Shah, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

Johan W. Van Goethem, MD

University Hospital of Antwerp
Antwerp, BELGIUM

 

Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

INVITED FACULTY

 

Adina Alazraki, MD, FAAP

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

 

John D. Barr, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

 

Walter S. Bartynski, MD

Neuroradiologist
Charleston, SC

 

Nrupen Baxi, MD

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

 

Doug P. Beall, MD

Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

 

Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR

Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Radiology
New York, NY

 

 

Erica F. Bisson, MD

University of Utah
Clinical Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Waleed Brinjikji, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

 

Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR

Montifiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

 

John A. Carrino, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

 

Paul A. Caruso, MD

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA

 

Ronil V. Chandra, MBBS, FRANZCR

Monash Health
Docklands, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

 

Cynthia T. Chin, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

Falgun H. Chokshi, MD

Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA

 

Bohdan W. Chopko, MD, PhD

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

 

Asim F. Choudhri, MD

University of Tennessee Health Center
Memphis, TN

 

William Clark, MD

St. George Private Hospital
Kogarah, NSW, AUSTRALIA

 

Timothy R. Deer, MD

Center for Pain Relief
Charleston, WVA

 

Huy M. Do, MD

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

 

Amish H. Doshi, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

 

Adam E. Flanders, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

 

Bassem A. Georgy, MD

North County Radiology
Escondido, CA

 

Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA

University of Southern California,
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

 

Christopher Gilligan, MD, MBA

Spine Center
Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

 

John L. Go, MD, FACR

LAC/USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

 

Rajiv Gupta, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Marion L. Growney, MSN, ACNP

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Christopher R. Hancock, MD

Desert Medical Imaging
Palm Springs, CA

 

Benjamin Harvey, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Victor M. Haughton, MD

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Madison, WI

 

Laura L. Hayes, MD

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

 

Standiford Helm II, MD

The Helm Center
Laguna Woods, CA

 

Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR

Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY


Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA

 

Troy Hutchins, MD

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Line Jacques, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

Jack W. Jennings MD, PhD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

 

Sunil P. Jeswani, MD

Southern California Institute Neurological Surgery
Escondido, CA

 

Michele H. Johnson, MD

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

 

Mihir Kamdar, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Majid A. Khan, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Madison, MS

 

Paul E. Kim, MD

University of Southern California Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

 

Nicholas A. Koontz MD

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

 

Keith E. Kortman, MD

San Diego Imaging
San Diego, CA

 

Peter Kranz, MD

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

 

Meng Law, MD, MBBS, FRACR

University of Southern California,
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

 

Gregory J. Lawler, MD

Neuroimaging and Interventional Spine Services
Ridgefield, CT

 

Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, CA

 

Erika K. Lindstrom, PhD

University of California, San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA

 

Eric Lis, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

 

Paul N.M. Lohle, MD

Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital
Tilburg, NETHERLANDS

 

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD

Pain Management Center of Paducah
Paducah, KY

 

Luigi Manfre, MD (ESNR)

A.O. Cannizzaro Hospital
Catania, ITALY

 

Kent-Andre Mardal, PhD

Simula Research Center
Center for Biologic Computing
Oslo, NORWAY

 

Stefano Marcia, MD

ASL Cagliari, SS Trinita Hospital
Cagliari, ITALY

 

Sarah S. Milla, MD

Egleston Children’s Hospital
Emory University, CHOA
Atlanta, GA

 

Todd S. Miller, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore
New York, NY

 

David Mirsky, MD

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

 

Michael T. Modic, MD, FACR

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

 

Jonathan M. Morris, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

 

Mahmud Mossa-Basha MD, DABR

University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

 

Kevin T. Murphy, MD

University of California, San Diego Health
Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA

 

Kieran P.J. Murphy, MD, FRCPC

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

 

Mario Muto, MD (ESNR)

AORN Cardarelli Hospital
Naples, ITALY

 

Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR

Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

 

Ramin Sean Pakbaz, MD

University of California, San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA

 

Susan Palasis, MD

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

 

Judith Donovan Post, MD, FACR

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Edward P. Quigley III, MD, PhD

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Anandh G. Rajamohan, MD

University of Southern California,
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

 

Otto Rapalino, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Kent B. Remley, MD

Community Westview Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

 

Anne C. Roberts, MD, FACR

University of California, San Diego Medical Center
Thornton Hospital
La Jolla, CA

 

Edgar L. Ross, MD

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Jeffrey S. Ross, MD

Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ

 

Gaurang V. Shah, MD

University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

 

Lubdha M. Shah, MD

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Vinil N. Shah, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

Timothy M. Shepherd, MD, PhD

New York University Medical Center
New York, NY

 

Michelle Silvera, M.D.

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Jeffrey A. Stone, MD, FACR

Mayo Clinic, Florida
Jacksonville, FL

 

Gordon K. Sze, MD, FACR

Yale University
New Haven, CT

 

Jason F. Talbott, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

Lawrence N. Tannenbaum, MD, FACR

RadNet, Inc.
New York, NY

 

William Taylor, MD

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

 

Aylin Tekes, MD

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

 

Majda M. Thurnher, MD (ESNR)

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, AUSTRIA

 

Raymond Tu, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.R.

Progressive Radiology
Washington, DC

 

Johan W. Van Goethem, MD, PhD

University Hospital Antwerp
Antwerp, BELGIUM

 

Teresa L. Vanderboom, MSN, ANP

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Mark S. Wallace, MD

University of California, San Diego Health
Pearlman Medical
La Jolla, CA

 

Frederick E. Weiss, MD, PT, DPT, RMSK

Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Wade H.M. Wong, DO, FACR, FAOCR

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

 

Gregg H. Zoarski, MD

Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

 

Registration

If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-467-0290 and selecting Option 1. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.

Fees

Registration Type Regular Rate
ASSR Member $645.00
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(Best Value! - get immediate member benefits and registration discount)
$745.00
ASNR/ESNR Member (non-ASSR member) $845.00
Non ASSR / Non ASNR Member $895.00
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$345.00
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(This category does not apply to Scientific Paper presenters)
$345.00

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Accommodations

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101-US
Phone: 619-232-1234
Fax: 619-239-5678

Special Discounted Group Room Rate
$299 single/double

Online Hotel Reservations:

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ASSR2017AnnualConference

Reservations number:   1-800-633-7313

Remember to identify yourself as a registrant of the ASSR 2017 Annual Symposium in order to qualify for the special discounted group room rate.

Make your reservations as soon as possible as our room block may sell out prior to the cut-off date of Friday, January 20, 2017. After this date, reservations will be accepted at the discretion of the hotel, on a space and rate available basis.

Room rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes (which are currently 12.5%) and $1.60 California Tourism Fee. Complimentary basic wireless Internet in all guestrooms. Check-in Time: 4:00 pm. Check-out Time: 12:00 noon. Reservations must be made on or before cut-off date.

 

The Premier Waterfront Downtown San Diego Hotel

Discover the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Southern California right outside your door at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Ideally situated on San Diego Bay between the San Diego Convention Center and the city’s popular Seaport Village, our hotel offers a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting, complete with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. For a day adventure around our San Diego Gaslamp hotel, take a stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy various local waterfront shops and sites, spend time with family at the World Famous San Diego Zoo, or explore various art, photography and natural history museums at Balboa Park. The city comes to life at night - Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is within walking distance to restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in the ever popular Gaslamp District.

Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay:

  • Located in the heart of Downtown, near Seaport Village, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Gaslamp Quarter
  • 4th floor pool deck, 25,000-square-foot rooftop with whirlpools, fire pits and a bay view sundeck
  • Pools and StayFit™ Gym, two rooftop pools with private cabanas and a 24-hour fitness center
  • A Marilyn Monroe™ Spa, facials, massages, reflexology and body wraps
  • 8 on-site dining options including 3 recently remodeled restaurants, Top of the Hyatt, Sally’s Fish House & Bar and MARKET|ONE
  • Top of the Hyatt, 40th floor lounge with incredible views, cocktails and light fare

Venue

Manchester Grand Hyatt

One Market Place
San Diego CA 92101 United States

http://manchester.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

(619) 232-1234

Travel

Rental Car

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Disclaimer

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