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American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) 2018 Annual Symposium

  • Location Scottsdale, AZ
  • Date Feb 14 - 18 2018
  • Price $345 - $895*
  • Credits 25.15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

A Letter from the President,

The American Society of Spine Radiology is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Symposium Exhibitor Prospectus. The Program Committee has built upon the best elements of our prior meetings with even more innovations to #ASSR18 for this upcoming year. Our biggest change for #ASSR18 is the expanded meeting format of four and one-half days; our field has grown in so many ways that we could no longer accommodate our attendees’ programming desires within the previous format. Our program features three broad categories of scientific sessions: interventional, diagnostic and joint. The joint sessions include topics of broad interest to all of those involved in the care of spine patients. The dedicated interventional and diagnostic sessions facilitate brainstorming and are designed to promote dynamic interaction between audience members and our internationally recognized faculty. Special keynote addresses are featured every day.

One of the core values of the ASSR remains the multidisciplinary nature of our meeting program.In addition to radiologists from multiple spine-related subspecialties, the scientific sessions include oncologists, spine surgeons, palliative care and interventional pain specialists. As in the past, we expect that our attendees will include many physicians from outside of the membership of the ASSR. Controversies, hot topics, exceptional faculty, case-based presentations, and embedded abstracts will keep audience members active and engaged during the scientific sessions.

The exhibitor area is located in between the scientific sessions and the Breakout Room, maximizing flow to this area. We have carefully designed multiple elements (refreshment breaks/food service /video monitors showing the live presentations) to ensure that our attendees experience repeated and direct contact with you and your exhibits throughout the meeting.

Non-CME workshops and Breakfast and Learns are included in Diamond, Platinum and Gold Exhibit Level sponsorships. A-la-carte opportunities exist, including cost-saving bundles for some of these options. We feature 20% discounts for first-time exhibitors at the Bronze and Silver Exhibit Levels. The ASSR 2018 Annual Symposium is already active on social media. We believe #ASSR18 will be an exceptional meeting experience. We look forward to welcoming and hosting you February 14-18, 2018 at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please feel free to email me personally at john.barr@utsouthwestern.edu with questions or thoughts.

John D. Barr, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS
President and Program Chair ASSR

About the Symposium

The ASSR 2018 Annual Symposium, #ASSR2018, 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 interventional, musculoskeletal and neuroradiologists, spine surgeons, pain management physicians 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.

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.

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 an in-depth update about the current technology and indications for spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators, pain pumps and regenerative cellular treatments.

Economics and Health Care Policy: Our meeting will feature a dedicated session on economics and health care policy specifically pertinent to spine specialists. The dedicated CME session will include presentations about billing and coding, just culture, MOC, MACRA and potential futuristic spine health care models.

Multidisciplinary Clinical Case Management Conference Moderators will lead panels of experts from multiple disciplines to present and discuss spine management dilemmas with regard to the role of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive spine procedures. The sessions will illustrate best practice scenarios that highlight the outcomes and economic benefits of comprehensive multidisciplinary 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.

CALLING FOR ABSTRACTS

We are currently accepting abstracts. Scientific oral presentations are interspersed throughout the didactic program. Electronic presentations will be specifically highlighted throughout the meeting.  Please use the link below to submit.
The deadline to submit abstracts is January 8, 2018.

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 25.15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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Schedule

Wednesday, February 14

07:00 - 07:55 a.m. Breakfast & Learn 1
08:00 - 08:05 a.m. Welcome and Intro - John Barr

Joint Session 1: The Degenerative and Post Operative Spine: Critical Findings and Management - Moderators: Wende N. Gibbs, John M. Mathis, John P. Karis

08:05 - 08:20 a.m.Clinically Relevant Spine Reports: What the Clinicians Want to Know- Marco Pinho
08:20 - 08:35 a.m. The Facet Joint: Physical Exam, Imaging & Evidence Based Medicine- Walter Bartynski
08:35 - 08:50 a.m. Spinal deformity: What the surgeon looks for in the imaging - David Polly
08:50 - 09:05 a.m. Pitfalls in imaging the postoperative spine - Paul Kim
09:05 - 09:20 a.m. Imaging of pseudoarthrosis and instability in the postoperative spine - Amish Doshi
09:20 - 09:35 a.m. Interventional Pain Management in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome -Bassem Georgy
09:35 - 09:50 a.m. Spinal Surgery for the Very Elderly Patient: Unique Challenges and Innovations - Bohdan Chopko
09:50 - 10:00 a.m.Question & Answer Session
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. BREAK

Interventional Session 1: Implantable Infusion Pumps and Neural Simulators - Moderators: Douglas P. Beall, David Polly, Allan L. Brook

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.Keynote - Why and How Interventionalists Should Build Their Stimulator Practice - Doug Beall
10:50 – 11:10 a.m. High Frequency versus Conventional Stimulation - Scott Kreiner
11:10 - 11:30 a.m.DRG stimulators - Tory McJunkin
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.Interventional Scientific Abstract Presentations - TBD
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.Question and Answer Session - Faculty

Diagnostic Session 1: Infection, Inflammation, and Spondyloarthropathies - Moderators: John L. Go, Johan Van Goethem, Allison Grayev

10:30 - 10:40 a.m.Spondylodiscitis - Stephen Rothman
10:40-10:50 a.m.TB and Fungal Infections - Sophie Symko
10:50-11:00 a.m.Parasitic Infections - Richard Silbergleit
11:00-11:10 a.m.Viral Myelitis - Jennifer Becker
11:20 - 11:30 a.m.Toxic and Metabolic Processes of the Spinal Cord - William Early
11:30 - 11:40 a.m. Multiple Sclerosis - Levi Chazen
11:40 - 11:55 a.m.Diagnostic Scientific abstract presentations - TBD
11:55 - 12:00 p.m.Question and Answer Session - Faculty
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch and Learn

Joint Session 2 (SAM Session): Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury - Moderators: David P. Chason, Lubdha M. Shah, Walter Bartynski

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.Evidence-based guidelines for imaging of spine trauma - Vahe Zohrabian
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Advanced imaging of spinal cord trauma - Eric Schwartz
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Classification Systems for Spine Trauma - Jason Talbott
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Vascular Injury in Spine Trauma - Allison Grayev
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.Pediatric Spine Trauma - Aseem Sharma
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.Role of imaging in Sports Injuries - Jeff Stone
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. SAM questions
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. ASSR business meeting
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Interventional Round Table for Trainees and Aspiring Spine Interventionalists
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Workshop 1
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Women with Spine Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Welcome reception
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Mentoring Reception for Trainees and Early Career Physicians

Thursday, February 15

07:00 - 07:55 a.m. Breakfast & Learn 2

Joint Session 3 (SAM Session): Vital Issues in Spine Radiology: Value, Technology, and Innovative Patient Care - Moderators: Wende Gibbs, Daniel Nguyen, Gregory J. Lawler

08:00 - 08:15 a.m.Variability in Spine reporting - Richard Herzog
08:15 - 08:30 a.m. Best Practices reporting - Adam Flanders
08:30 - 08:45 a.m. Back Pain: Adding Value in the Current Socioeconomic Environment - Michael Modic
08:45 - 09:00 a.m. Stenosis grading systems - Gregory Lawler
09:00 - 09:15 a.m. Lessons Learned in AI from Data Scientists - Alyssa Watanabe
09:15 - 09:35 a.m. Current State of Osteoporosis and Treatment - Michael Lewiecki
09:35 - 09:45 a.m. How Spine Radiologists Can Alleviate the Osteoporosis Treatment Gap - Daniel Nguyen
09:45 - 10:00 a.m. SAM questions
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. BREAK

Joint Session 4: Interventional Spine Multidisciplinary Case Management Conference - Panel: Kent B. Remley, (Moderator), John L. Go, (diagnostic radiologist), Johan Van Goethem, (diagnostic radiologist), Jeffrey A. Stone, (interventional spine radiologist), David Polly (spine surgeon), Bohdan W. Chopko, (spine surgeon), Eric Lis, (interventional spine radiologist), Michele H. Johnson, (interventional spine radiologist),

10:30 - 12:30 p.m.Multidisciplinary Case Management Conference

Joint Session 5: Implanted Spinal Infusion Pumps for Pain Management - Moderator: Douglas P. Beall, and Lisa Sterns

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn
1:30 p.m.Free afternoon

Friday, February 16

07:00 - 07:55 a.m. Breakfast & Learn 3

Joint Session 6 (SAM session): Spinal Oncology Session - Moderators: Alan L. Williams, M Johnson, Donald F. Schomer

08:00 - 08:20 a.m. Bridging the gap between medical therapy and major surgery: what can and should the radiologist provide? - Bohdan Chopko
08:20 - 08:35 a.m. What does the spine radiologist need to know about radiation oncology? - Todd Miller
08:35 - 08:50 a.m. What does the spine radiologist need to know about surgical management of spinal oncologic disease?- Michele Johnson
08:50 - 09:05 a.m.What does the spine radiologist need to know about ablative techniques for spinal tumors? - Jack Jennings
09:05 - 09:20 a.m.What does the spine radiologist need to know about management of pediatric spinal oncologic disease?- Jeff Miller
09:20 - 09:35 a.m.What does the spine radiologist need to know about palliative options for management of spinal oncologic disease? - Wade Wong
09:35 - 09:50 a.m.What does the spine radiologist need to know about critical interventional issues for the spine oncology patient? Wende Gibbs
09:50 - 10:00 a.m.SAM questions
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. BREAK

Interventional Session 2: Ablation Techniques - Moderators: Jennings, Stefano Marcia, Gregg H. Zoarski

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.Why I like Ice (cryoablation) in the spine - Jay Morris
10:40 – 10:50 a.m.Some like it hot (RFA) for spinal lesions - Allan Brook
10:50 – 11:00 a.m.Microwave Ablation of Spine Tumors - Majid Khan
11:00 – 11:10 a.m.Treatment of benign spine lesions - Andy Tomasian
11:10 - 11:20 a.m.The role of imaging in ablation: Before and After - Jeremiah Long
11:20 – 11:30 a.m.Challenging spine biopsies - Travis Hillen
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.Interventional Scientific Abstract Presentations TBD
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.Question and Answer Session - Faculty

Diagnostic Session 2: Spinal Neoplasms - Moderators: M. Judith Donovan Post, MD, John Go, Adam Flanders

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.Intramedullary Tumors - John Go
10:40 – 10:50 a.m.Intradural Extramedullary tumors - Sylvie Destian
10:50 – 11:00 a.m.Extradural Masses -Troy Hutchins
11:00 – 11:10 a.m.Lesions of the Neural Foramen - Edward Quigley
11:10 - 11:20 a.m.Osteocartilaginous Tumors -Jay Acharaya
11:20 – 11:30 a.m.Multiparametric evaluation of Spinal Masses - Kambiz Nael
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.Diagnostic Scientific Abstract Presentations TBD
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.Question and Answer Session - Faculty
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch and Learn

Interventional Session 3: Advanced Augmentation and Beyond - Moderators: Joshua A. Hirsch, Giuseppe B. Ammirati, David A. Miller

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.Historical review of augmentation from a pioneering insider - Gregg Zoarski
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.Master Level Sacroplasty - Orlando Ortiz
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.Master Level Augmentation; Cervical and Beyond - Luigi Manfre
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.Post Augmentation Fracture Progression in the cancer patient - Eric Lis
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.Disc Replacement with Discogel - Stefano Marcia
2:15- 2:30 p.m.Percutaneous Interspinous Spacers - Stefano Marcia
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Interventional Scientific Abstract Presentations - TBD
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Question and Answer Session -All Faculty

Diagnostic Session 3: Pediatric Spine - Moderators: Erin Simon Schwartz and Susan Palasis

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.Update on Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair -Gregory G Heuer
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.Vascular lesions of the pediatric spine -Caroline D Robson
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.Pediatric Spinal Cord Inflammation and Mimics - M. Craig Morris
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.Evaluating the Peripheral Nerves in Children -Cynthia T Chin
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Update on the Chiari I Deformity -Judith A Gadde
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.Advances in Pediatric Spine Intervention -Richard B Towbin
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Diagnostic Scientific Abstract Presentations -TBD
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.Question and Answer Session - Faculty
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. BREAK

Joint Session 7: Spinal Jeopardy - East vs West (East) Adam Flanders, Alan Brook, Erin Simon Schwartz vs (West) Jason Talbott, Jeffrey S. Ross, MD and Jennifer L. Becker, MD, FRCR Contestants: AEF, Allan Brook, Erin Schwartz

5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Workshop 2

Saturday, February 17

07:00 - 07:55 a.m. Breakfast & Learn 4

Joint Session 8: Spinal Cellular Regenerative Therapies: Moderators: John Barr, Jack Jennings, Lubdha Shah

08:00 - 08:30 a.m.Regulatory aspects of cellular regenerative therapies (CRT) - Wilson Bryan
08:30 - 08:50 a.m. Spinal Cord CRT - William Moore
08:50 - 09:15 a.m. Disc, Facet and SI Joint CRT - Christopher Hancock
09:15 - 09:40 a.m. Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Stem Cells for CRT - Blake Johnson
09:40 - 10:00 a.m. Discussion
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Gold Medal Presentation & Lecture

Joint Session 9 (SAM session): State of the Art Imaging: Moderators: Meng Law, Peter Kranz, Charles Cho

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Introduction to AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning - Richard H. Wiggins, MD
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Perfusion imaging of the spine - Andrei Holodny
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Peripheral nerve imaging & DTI in clinical practice - Vinil Shah
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Brachial Plexus Imaging - Carlos Torres
11:45 - 12:00 p.m. Advanced imaging of spinal CSF leaks - Tim Amrhein
12:00 - 12:15 p.m. SAM questions and Q/A
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Learn

Interventional Session 4: Advanced Topics in Spine IR : Moderators: Charles Kerber, Orlando Ortiz, Kieran Murphy

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Percutaneous Fixation Systems: the European Experience - Luigi Manfre
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.The Wilson Approach and Understanding Placebo - Waleed Brinjikji
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.10 Myths and Misperceptions about Spinal CSF Leaks - Peter Kranz
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Is the basivertebral nerve key to fixing spine pain? - Daniel Nguyen
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.Endoscopic micro-discectomy - George Rappard
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression - John Barr
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.Interventional Scientific Abstract Presentations - TBD
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.Question and Answer Session - Faculty

Diagnostic Session 4: MRI Compatibility & Safety : Moderators: Roland Lee, Gregory Petermann, Alyssa Watanabe

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. MR Guided Focused Ultrasound for Facet Pain: Lubdha Shah
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. MRI and Pacemakers - Robert Russo
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Clinical Practice Integration of MR Safety & Pacemakers - Roland Lee
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Contrast Safety Issues - Meng Law
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Diagnostic Scientific Abstract Presentations - TBD
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Q & A session
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Workshop 3
5:15 - 7:00 p.m. Workshop 4
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Closing party

Sunday, February 18

07:00 - 07:55 a.m. Breakfast & Learn 5

Joint Session 10: Health Care Policy and Economics That You Must Know: Moderators: Allan Brook, Richard Wiggins, Joseph Sullivan

08:00 - 08:30 a.m.Keynote Address - Alternative Payment Models:Historical context and present day- Joshua Hirsch
08:30 - 08:45 a.m.MIPS and the Spine Radiologist -Gaurang Shah
08:45 – 09:00 a.m.Can you perform high-end spine radiology in a Medicaid dominated practice? Raymond Tu
09:00 - 09:15 a.m.The Ugly Face of Medical Management Utilization - Bassem Georgy
09:15 - 09:30 a.m.Pain Medicine Certificate for Radiologists- Frederick Weiss
09:30 - 09:45 a.m.Innovative Clinical Operations that can improve your spine practice - Rob Sheridan
09:45 - 10:00 a.m.Question and Answer Session - Faculty
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. BREAK

Joint Session 11: Best Literature Review & Meeting Summation: Moderators : John Go, Michele Johnson

10:30 -11:00 a.m.The year’s best interventional spine manuscripts - Jack Jennings
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.The year’s best diagnostic spine manuscripts - Jeffrey Ross
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.What should our 2019 meeting feature? - open mic audience discussion
11:45 - 12:00 p.m.Meeting Summation - John Barr

Speakers

2016-2017 Program Committee

PROGRAM CHAIR

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

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

John L. Go, MD, FACR

University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

 

Michele H. Johnson, MD, FACR

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

 

Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston MA

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 

J. Levi Chazen, MD

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

 

Adam E. Flanders, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

 

Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA

University of Southern California,

Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

 

Christopher R. Hancock, MD

Desert Medical Imaging

Palm Springs, CA

 

Jack W. Jennings MD, PhD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Washington University in St. Louis

School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

 

Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR

Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Minneapolis, MN

 

Peter Kranz, MD

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

 

Gregory J. Lawler, MD

Neuroimaging and Interventional Spine Services

Ridgefield, CT

 

Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR

UCSD/VA Medical Center

San Diego, CA

 

Daniel T.D. Nguyen, MD

Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

 

Erin Simon Schwartz, MD, FACR

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

 

Lubdha M. Shah, MD

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

 

Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

 

INVITED FACULTY

Jay Acharya, MD

University of Southern California,

Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

 

Giuseppe B. Ammirati, MD

California Center for Neurointerventional Surgery

LA Jolla, CA

 

Tim Amrhein, MD

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

 

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

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

 

Walter S. Bartynski, MD

Adjunct Professor of Radiology

Duke University, Department of Radiology

Durham, NC

 

 

Douglas P. Beall, MD

Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Jennifer L. Becker, BMBS, MRCS, FRCR

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

 

Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR

Montifiore Medical Center

Bronx, NY

 

Wilson Bryan, MD

FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Review

Silver Spring, MD

 

David P. Chason, MD, FACR

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

 

J. Levi Chazen, MD

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

 

Cynthia T. Chin, MD

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

 

Charles H. Cho, MD, MBA

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston MA

 

Bohdan W. Chopko, MD, PhD

Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, CA

 

Sylvie Destian, MD

State University of New York

Syracuse, NY

 

Amish H. Doshi, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

 

William K. Erly, MD, MBA

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

 

Adam E. Flanders, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

 

Judith A Gadde, DO, MBA

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

 

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

 

John L. Go, MD, FACR

University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

 

Allison M. Grayev, MD

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Madison, WI

 

Christopher R. Hancock, MD

Desert Medical Imaging

Palm Springs, CA

 

Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR

Hospital for Special Surgery

New York, NY

 

Gregory G Heuer, MD

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

 

Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston MA

 

Travis J. Hillen, MD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Washington University in St. Louis

School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

 

Andrei I. Holodny, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

College of Cornell University

New York, NY

 

Troy Hutchins, MD

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

 

Jack W. Jennings MD, PhD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Washington University in St. Louis

School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

 

Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR

Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Minneapolis, MN

 

Michele H. Johnson, MD, FACR

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

 

John P. Karis, MD

The Barrow Neurological Institute

Phoenix, Arizona

 

Charles W. Kerber, MD

UCSD Medical Center

San Diego, CA

 

Majid A. Khan, MD

Johns Hopkins University Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

 

Paul E. Kim, MD

University of Southern California,

Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

 

Peter Kranz, MD

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

 

D. Scott Kreiner, MD

Ahwatukee Sports and Spine

Phoenix, AZ

 

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

 

E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Albuquerque, NM

 

Eric Lis, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

 

Jeremiah R. Long, MD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Washington University in St. Louis

School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

 

Luigi Manfre, MD (ESNR)

A.O. Cannizzaro Hospital

Catania, ITALY

 

Stefano Marcia, MD (ESNR)

ASL Cagliari, SS Trinita Hospital

Cagliari, ITALY

 

John M. Mathis, MD, MS

VA Medical Center

Dayton, OH

 

Tory L. McJunkin, MD

Arizona Pain

Phoenix, AZ

 

David A. Miller, MD

Mayo Clinic, Florida

Jacksonville ,FL

 

Jeffrey H. Miller, MD

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

 

Todd S. Miller, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore

New York, NY

 

Michael T. Modic, MD, FACR

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

 

William Moore, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

 

Jonathan M. Morris, MD

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

 

M. Craig Morris, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

 

Kieran P.J. Murphy, MD, FRCPC

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

 

Kambiz Nael, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

 

Daniel T.D. Nguyen, MD

Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

 

Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR

Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Stony Brook, NY

 

Susan Palasis, MD

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

 

Gregory W. Petermann, MD

Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield, WI

 

Marco Pinho, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

 

David W. Polly, Jr., MD

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

 

M. 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

 

George Rappard, MD

Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute

Los Angeles, CA

 

Kent B. Remley, MD

Community Westview Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

 

Caroline D Robson, MB, ChB

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, MA

 

Edgar L. Ross, MD

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

 

Jeffrey S. Ross, MD

Mayo Clinic

Phoenix, AZ

 

Stephen L.G. Rothman, MD

Neuroradiologist

Los Angeles, CA

 

Robert J. Russo, MD, PhD

The Scripps Research Institute

La Jolla, CA

 

Donald F. Schomer, MD

University of Texas MD Anderson Medical Center

Houston, TX

 

Eric D. Schwartz, MD

Shields Health Care

Brockton, MA

 

Erin Simon Schwartz, MD

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

 

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

 

Aseem Sharma, MD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Washington University in St. Louis

School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

 

Robert M. Sheridan, RTR, FAVIR

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston MA

 

Richard Silbergleit, MD, MBA

William Beaumont School of Medicine

Royal Oak, MI

 

Lisa Jo Sterns, MD

Center for Pain and Supportive Care

Phoenix, AZ

 

Jeffrey A. Stone, MD, FACR

Mayo Clinic, Florida

Jacksonville, FL

 

Joseph C. Sullivan, MD

Midsouth Imaging and Therapeutics

Memphis, TN

 

Sophia C. Symko, MD

Harbor UCLA

Torrance, CA

 

Jason F. Talbott, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

 

Andy Tomasian, MD

University of Southern California,

Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

 

Carlos H. Torres MD, FRCPC

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario,  CANADA

 

Richard B Towbin, MD, FACR

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

 

Raymond K. Tu, MD, MS, FACR

Progressive Radiology

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

 

Johan W. Van Goethem, MD, PhD (ESNR)

University Hospital Antwerp

Antwerp, BELGIUM

 

Alyssa T. Watanabe, MD

University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine

Los Angeles, 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

 

Alan L. Williams, MD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Washington University in St. Louis

School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

 

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

 

Vahe M. Zohrabian, MD

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

 

Registration

If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-289-5997. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.

Fees

Registration Type Regular Rate
ASSR Member$645.00
New Membership (online application link) + Registration
(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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Technologist/Nurse, Retired
$345.00
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(This category does not apply to Scientific Paper presenters)
$345.00

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Sign-in

Sign-in will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. in the Ballroom Foyer.

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Accommodations

FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS

7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Phone: 480-585-4848
Fax: 480-502-9492
scottsdale@fairmont.com

Special Discounted Group Room Rate:  $349 single/double
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Reservations number: 1 800 344 4758 Remember to identify yourself as a registrant of the ASSR 2018 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 Monday, January 15, 2018. After this date, reservations will be accepted at the discretion of the hotel, on a space and rate available basis. Complimentary basic wireless internet in all guestrooms. Check-in Time: 4:00 pm. Checkout Time: 12:00 noon. Reservations must be made on or before cut-off date.

 

WELCOME TO FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS

THE ULTIMATE DESERT OASIS

The AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provides the perfect setting to enjoy al fresco living in the blooming Sonoran Desert. As in the Native American tradition, you’ll live in harmony with nature...vast open spaces, lushly landscaped grounds, regal Saguaro cacti and a burning orange sun sinking behind the majestic mountains will inspire and energize you. From the rich purple hues of the desert sunset to the green agave plants and coral pinks and butter yellow of blooming cactus flowers, the natural palate at play is of the most unique and stunning in the world.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Four top-ranked Arizona restaurants, inspiring indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, innovative spa and fitness programs at Well & Being Spa, six sparkling pools, including the all-new Sunset Beach, and annual events that turn into family traditions, this highly acclaimed Scottsdale resort is truly an experience like no other.

EXPERIENCE SCOTTSDALE IN STYLE

Let the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess be your gateway to everything Scottsdale has to offer. Minutes away from shopping centers and just a short drive from Sedona, the Grand Canyon and the bustling cultural center home to the Phoenix Open, Spring Training baseball, five Major League sports teams, Arabian horse shows and more. From art walks and culinary festivals to hot air ballooning and jeep tours, spend your next vacation in style at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

Venue

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale AZ 85255-5802 United States

http://www.fairmont.com/scottsdale/

1 480 585 4848

Travel

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