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American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) 2019 Annual Symposium

  • Location Miami, FL
  • Date Feb 20 - 24 2019
  • Price $345 - $895*
  • Credits 10 SAM's Credits (pending ABR approval) and 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

A Letter from the President,

So, how well do you know spine? As a practicing academic neuroradiologist, spine imaging comprises up to 50% of my academic practice. I keep up to date by fastidiously reading journals, participating in multi-specialty conferences with my medical colleagues, but find that targeted meetings are the best way to keep up to date with my knowledge base, learn new and innovative techniques in my field, as well as meet and collaborate with experts from around the world in the field of spine imaging and interventions.
I would like to invite you to the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Spine Radiology which will be held in Miami, Florida, February 20-24th, 2019, at the Intercontinental Miami in Downtown Miami.
The ASSR is the pre-eminent society in Radiology related to the imaging diagnosis and image guided treatment of spine disorders. National and international experts in the field of Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Pain Management, and Spine Interventions will be participating in this meeting to review topics relevant to you in both academic and private practice that you can immediately utilize and implement in your programs. Basic and advanced spine interventional topics include vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, pain management procedures, use of stimulators, and ablation techniques will be covered. Topics relevant to your practice including spine trauma and emergencies, spine vascular imaging, degenerative spine, infectious and inflammatory disorders, new and upcoming imaging techniques, spine oncology, pediatric spine, as well as sessions on advancements in computer post processing techniques, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence will be covered. A special Vascular Imaging Symposium has also been included which I would like to dedicate to Brian C. Bowen, PhD, MD, our 11th past President, who passed away last year.
Truly an international meeting, our society is in collaboration with the European Society of Neuroradiology and SILAN, the Latin American Radiology Society, with speakers from both groups participating in our meeting.
Miami in February is a great time to come with average temperatures in the low 80’s during the day and low 60’s at night. The Intercontinental Miami is set in the heart of Downtown’s thriving financial and business district, with 641 guestrooms and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. The hotel has undergone major renovations and is a stunning state-of-the-art hotel — located by the hot Brickell shopping district — as well as Museum Row. Little Havana, the Arts district, and South Beach are minutes away from the hotel. A free tram is across the street from the hotel which can take you to the museums and the famous Brickell shopping area.
I am truly excited about this meeting and know that you will love the
sessions that the Program Committee and I have created. Submission of
abstracts for oral paper presentation and electronic exhibits will begin soon. Mark your calendars and I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in February, 2019!

Best regards,
John L. Go, MD, FACR
ASSR President and Program Chair

About the Symposium

The ASSR 2019 Annual Symposium, #ASSR19, will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of new and important developments in spine radiology and spine interventions. 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 scientific paper 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 Healthcare Policy: Our meeting will feature a dedicated session on economics and health care policy specifically pertinent to spine specialists. This CME session will include presentations on 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.

Non-CME Vendor-Sponsored 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!).

Non-CME Vendor-Sponsored Spine Procedures Workshops will feature the latest technologies.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

 

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 November 26, 2018.

Educational Objectives

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

  •  Review some of the controversies in diagnostic and interventional spine including discography, discogenic pain, the utility of cervical epidurals, the impact of IR residency programs on spine radiologists, when to image degenerative pain, the use of CT or fluoroscopy for image guided procedures, and the common nomenclature for degenerative spine.
  •  Review the basics and pathophysiology of spine trauma and the imaging of traumatic and nontraumatic injuries to the spine in the emergency room setting and learn the new AO classification and TLIC score for spinal trauma.
  •  Review various vascular lesions of the spine as well as learning basic and techniques in CTA and MRA to image these lesions.
  •  Discuss updates on imaging and treatment of spinal cord injury and the utility of advanced imaging techniques to image the spinal cord. Special consideration regarding children and athletes will also be included.
  •  Demonstrate an increased understanding of basic and advanced techniques of vertebral augmentation that can be used in your daily practice as well as innovative treatments for spinal stenosis, CSF leak, and percutaneous discectomy.
  •  Understand new imaging techniques to image the spine including dual energy CT, high field MRI, new MR pulse sequences on the horizon, diffusion tensor imaging, perfusion imaging of the spinal cord, and new techniques to image the disc.
  •  Learn how to implant and perform advanced interventional techniques including the use of stimulators, pumps, interspinous spacers, different type of ablation techniques including cryoablation, RF ablation, microwave ablation, and basivertebral nerve ablation, as well as the MILD technique.
  •  Gain a better understanding about spine conditions in the pediatric population including open and closed spinal dysraphisms, trauma, tumor, vascular lesions, syndromes in children, drop metastasis imaging, as well as unusual and rare disorders in children.
  •  Develop greater understanding healthcare policy relevant to you and your practice including an update on policy, MACRA, Medicaid and the spine radiologist, CPT and RUC basics, ways to optimize your practice, utilization management, and alternative spinal care models.
  •  Review topics in degenerative spine including implants and devices, describing neural foraminal and spinal stenosis, spondyloarthropathies, and post-operative imaging, as well as ancillary findings in spine that you don’t want to miss when reviewing studies.
  •  Learn about advanced computer techniques being used now or the near future including artificial intelligence and 3D printing, as well as reviewing cognitive errors which can lead to misinterpretation or missed findings.
  •  Review the basics of regenerative medicine including the use of stem cells, PRP, and Speranza treatment, as well as an update on multiple sclerosis and spine infection.
  •  Discuss topics in spine oncology including assessment and reporting of metastasis as well as advanced imaging of bony metastasis, hematologic metastasis and the imaging of post treatment complications to the spine and spinal cord.

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 10 SAM's Credits (pending ABR approval) and 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Schedule

Tuesday, February 19

4:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Opens — Satellite Registration Area (Level 2 Mezzanine)

Wednesday, February 20

7:00 – 7:50 am Registration — Satellite Registration Area (Level 2 Mezzanine)
7:00 – 7:50 am Continental Breakfast for Registrants — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
7:00 – 7:50 am Breakfast and Learn — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom
7:55 – 8:00 am Welcome and Dedication — John L. Go, MD, FACR

Joint Session 1: Controversies in Spine • Moderators: Caren Jahre, MD and Carl E. Johnson, MD

8:00 – 8:20 amDiscography — Walter S. Bartynski, MD
8:20 – 8:35 am Discogenic Pain: Does it Exist — Gregory J. Lawler, MD
8:35 – 8:50 am Cervical Epidurals: Should We Do Them? — Timothy J. Amrhein, MD
8:50 – 9:05 am IR Residency Programs: How Will It Affect Spine Radiologists? — Jay Acharya, MD
9:05 – 9:20 am Degenerative Disease: When to Image? — Johan W. Van Goethem, MD, PhD
9:20 – 9:35 am CT vs Flouroscopy for Needle Guided Procedures — Amish H. Doshi, MD
9:35 – 9:50 am Nomenclature Stephen — L.G. Rothman, MD
9:50 – 10:00 am Questions & Answers — Faculty
10:00 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area

Break-out Session I

Interventional Session I: Basic Spine Procedures (Trianon Ballroom) Moderators: Tim J. Amhrein, MD and Gregory J. Lawler, MD

10:30 – 10:45 amWhy Needle Injections (Epidurals, Facet Blocks, and Nerve Blocks) — Todd S. Miller, MD
10:45 – 11:00 am Complications of Spine Procedures — Richard Silbergleit, MD, MBA
11:00 – 11:15 am Sympathetic Blocks — Wade H.M. Wong, DO, FACR, FAOCR
11:15 – 11:30 am Spine Biopsies — Ashok Srinivasan, MD
11:30 – 11:45 pm Interventional Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD
11:45 – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty

Diagnostic Session I: Next Gen Imaging – Spine Emergencies (Versailles Ballroom) Moderators: Benjamin A. Cohen, MD and Sylvie Destian, MD

10:30 – 10:40 am Biomechanics of Spinal Trauma — Bohdan W. Chopko, MD, PhD
10:40 – 10:50 am Cervical Trauma — Majda M. Thurnher, MD
10:50 – 11:00 am Thoracic and Lumbar Trauma — Jennifer L. Becker, BMBS, MRCS, FRCR
11:00 – 11:10 am Craniocervical Junction Trauma — John L. Go, MD, FACR
11:10 – 11:20 am Whiplash Injury — Edward P. Quigley III, MD, PhD
11:20 – 11:30 am Nontraumatic Spine Emergencies — Carlos H. Torres, MD, FRCPC
11:30 – 11:40 am AO Classification and TLIC Score — Jason F. Talbott, MD, PhD
11:40 – 11:55 pm Diagnostic Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD
11:55 – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Learn Session — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom or Lunch On Your Own

Joint Session 2: Vascular Imaging Symposium (SAM Session) • Moderators: Gregory E. Punch, MD and Matthew S. Parsons, MD

1:00 – 1:15 pmVascular Anatomy of the Spine — Gregg H. Zoarski, MD
1:15 – 1:30 pm CTA — Paul E. Kim, MD
1:30 – 1:45 pm MRA — Marco Pinho, MD
1:45 – 2:00 pm Vascular Malformations of the Spinal Cord — Gordon K. Sze, MD, FACR
2:00 – 2:15 pm Vascular Injury of the Cord: Imaging Findings — Michele H. Johnson, MD, FACR, FASER
2:15 – 2:30 pm Case-Based Review of Vascular Lesions of the Spine — Reade DeLeacy, MBBS
2:30 – 2:45 pm SAM Questions — Faculty
2:45 – 3:15 pm Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
3:15 – 3:45 pmAnnual Business Meeting (ASSR Members Only) — Versailles Ballroom
3:45 – 4:45 pm Interventional Roundtable for Trainees and Aspiring Interventional Spine Physicians (non-accredited) — TBD
5:00 – 6:30 pm Workshop 1 (non-accredited) — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom
6:30 – 7:15 pm Women with Spine Reception — TBD (non-accredited)
7:00 – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception — Plaza Level Lower Deck

Thursday, February 21

7:00 – 7:55 am Sign-In / Continental Breakfast for Registrants — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
7:00 – 7:55 am Breakfast and Learn Session — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom

Joint Session 3: Past President’s Session: Past, Present, and Future • Moderators: John L. Go, MD, FACR

8:00 – 8:10 am Gold Medal Award
8:10 – 8:30 am Gold Medal Oration
8:30 – 9:00 am Past — M. Judith Donovan Post, MD, FACR
9:00 – 9:30 am Present — Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR
9:30 – 10:00 am Future — Meng Law, MD, MBBS, FRACR
10:00 – 10:30 amRefreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area

Special Joint Session 4: Multidisciplinary Case Management Conference

10:30 – 12:00 pm Multidisciplinary Case Management Conference — Kent B. Remley, MD (Moderator) Panel: Gregory J. Lawler, MD; Peter Kranz, MD; Cynthia T. Chin, MD; and Bohdan W. Chopko, MD, PhD
12:00 pmFree Afternoon

Friday, February 22

7:00 – 7:55 am Sign-In / Continental Breakfast for Registrants — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
7:00 – 7:55 am Breakfast & Learn Session — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom
7:55 – 8:00 am Welcome and Dedication

Joint Session 5: Spinal Cord Injury • Moderators: Adam E. Flanders, MD and Nandita Guha-Thakurta, MD

8:00 – 8:20 am Spinal Cord Injury: Update on Management and Treatment in the 21st Century— Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD
8:20 – 8:40 am Spinal Cord Injury: Update on Imaging — Robert M. Quencer, MD
8:40 – 8:55 am Clearing the Injured Spine — J. Pablo Villablanca, MD
8:55 – 9:10 am Is DTI the Missing Link in Spinal Cord Injury? — Mahmud Mossa-Basha MD, DABR
9:10 – 9:25 am Spinal Cord Injury in Children — Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
9:25 – 9:40 am Clearance for Return to Play in High Performance Athletes — Adam E. Flanders, MD
9:40 – 10:00 am Questions and Answers — Faculty
10:00 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area

Break-out Session II

Interventional Session II: Vertebral Augmentation (SAM Session) (Trianon Ballroom) Moderators: Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR and Todd S. Miller, MD

10:30 – 10:50 am Vertebral Augmentation: Total Care of the Vertebral Augmentation Patient — Keith E. Kortman, MD
10:50 – 11:10 am Sacral Augmentation: Current Devices and Techniques — John M. Mathis, MD, MSc
11:10 – 11:30 am Vertebral Augmentation: Update on Current Evidence — John D. Barr, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA, FSNIS
11:30 – 11:45 am Interventional Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD
11:45 – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty

Diagnostic Session II: New Imaging Techniques (SAM Session) (Versailles Ballroom) Moderators: Meng Law, MD, MBBS, FRACR and Matthew G. Young, DO

10:30 – 10:40 am Dual Energy/Spectral CT — Reza Forghani, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABR
10:40 – 10:50 am High Field MRI — Timothy M. Shepherd, MD, PhD
10:50 – 11:00 am New Pulse Sequences — Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR
11:00 – 11:10 am Metal Reduction Techniques — Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
11:10 – 11:20 am Imaging the Disc (MRS, T1 rho...) — Allison Grayev, MD
11:20 – 11:30 am Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Spine and Spinal Cord — Vinil N. Shah, MD
11:30 – 11:40 am Perfusion Imaging of the Spinal Cord — Vahe Zohrabian, MD
11:40 – 11:55 am Diagnostic Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD
11:55 – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch and Learn Session — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom or Lunch On Your Own

Break-out Session III

Interventional Session III: Advanced Interventional Procedures (Trianon Ballroom) Moderators: John D. Barr, MD, FACR SIR, FAHA, FSNIS and Majid A. Khan, MD

1:00 – 1:10 pm Spinal Stimulators — Olivier Clerk-Lamalice, MD
1:10 – 1:20 pm DRG Stimulation — Bohdan W. Chopko, MD, PhD
1:20 – 1:30 pm MILD — Gregory J. Lawler, MD
1:30 – 1:40 pm Pain Pumps — Ezell Askew, MD
1:40 – 1:50 pm Interspinous Spacer — Douglas P. Beall, MD
1:50 – 2:00 pm RF Ablation — Allan L. Brook, MD, FSIR
2:00 – 2:10 pm Cryoablation of Tumors — Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD
2:10 – 2:20 pm Basivertebral Nerve Ablation — Dan T.D. Nguyen, MD
2:20 – 2:30 pm Microwave — Majid A. Khan, MD
2:30 – 2:45 pm Interventional Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD 2:45 – 3:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty

Diagnostic Session III: Pediatrics/Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders (Versailles Ballroom) Moderators: Erin Simon Schwartz, MD and Blair A. Winegar, MD

1:00 – 1:10 pm Update of Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair — Deborah M. Zarnow, MD
1:10 – 1:20 pm Closed Posterior Spinal Dysraphisms — Mai Lan Ho, MD
1:20 – 1:30 pm Syndromes Associated with the Spine — Erin Simon Schwartz, MD
1:30 – 1:40 pm Pediatric Trauma — Pia Maly Sundgren, MD, PhD
1:40 – 1:50 pm Infection and Inflammation — Troy Hutchins, MD
1:50 – 2:00 pm Tumors in Children — William K. Erly, MD, MBA
2:00 – 2:10 pm Vascular Lesions in Children — Anandh G. Rajamohan, MD
2:10 – 2:20 pm What’s Up with Drop Metastasis? — Susan Palasis, MD
2:20 – 2:30 pm Unusual/Rare Cases — V. Michelle Silvera, MD
2:30 – 2:45 pm Diagnostic Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD
2:45 – 3:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty
3:00 – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
3:30 – 5:00 pm Spinal Jeopardy East vs West Panel
5:00 – 6:30 pm Workshop 2 — Sponsor: Medtronic — Title & Faculty: TBD (non-accredited) — Ironwood Meeting Room

Joint Session 6: Gameshow or Contest: US vs the World? • Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

3:30 – 5:00 pm Contest
5:00 – 6:30 pm Workshop 1 — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom

Saturday, February 23

7:00 – 7:55 am Sign-In / Continental Breakfast for Registrants — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
7:00 – 7:55 am Breakfast & Learn Session — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom
7:55 – 8:00 am Welcome and Dedication

Joint Session 7: Healthcare Policy • Moderators: Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS and John E. Jordan, MD, FACR

8:00 – 8:20 am Healthcare Policy Keynote — Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS
8:20 – 8:35 am MACRA 2019 — Gaurang V. Shah, MD
8:35 – 8:50 am Medicaid and the Spine Radiologist — Raymond K. Tu, MD, MS, FACR
8:50 – 9:05 am CPT/RUC and You! — Melissa M. Chen, MD
9:05 – 9:20 am Innovating Operations to Optimize Practice — Robert M. Sheridan, RTR, FAVIR
9:20 – 9:35 am Is Utilization Management the Scourge We Believe it to Be? — Bassem A. Georgy, MD
9:35 – 9:50 am Spine Care Models: Optimizing Delivery and Quality for the Next Generation — Jeffrey A. Stone, MD, FACR
9:50 – 10:00 am Questions and Answers — Faculty
10:00 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area

Break-out Session IV

Interventional Session IV: Intervention Spine: Potpourri (Trianon Ballroom) Moderators: Peter Kranz, MD and Jay Acharya, MD

10:30 – 10:50 am European Innovations-Spinal Stenosis — Luigi Manfre, MD
10:50 – 11:10 am CSF Leaks — Peter Kranz, MD
11:10 – 11:30 am Percutaneous Discectomy — Kent B. Remley, MD
11:30 – 11:45 am Interventional Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD
11:45 – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty

Diagnostic Session IV: Degenerative Spine (SAM Session) (Versailles Ballroom) Moderators: Juan Pablo Cruz, MD and Lubdha M. Shah, MD

10:30 – 10:40 am Nomenclature — Ryan D. Murtagh, MD
10:40 – 10:50 am Implants and Devices — Alyssa T. Watanabe, MD
10:50 – 11:00 am Neural Foraminal and Spinal Stenosis Quantification — Eric M. Spickler, MD
11:00 – 11:10 am Post Operative Imaging — Puneet S. Pawha, MD
11:10 – 11:20 am Spondlyloarthropathies — Gregory W. Petermann, MD
11:30 – 11:40 am Miscellaneous Findings (Ancillary Findings) — Anat Krishnan, MD
11:40 – 11:55 am Diagnostic Scientific Oral Presentations — TBD
11:55 – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers — Faculty
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch and Learn Session — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom or Lunch On Your Own

Joint Session 8: Computers and Me (SAM Session) • Moderators: Edward P. Quigley III, MD, PhD and Lex Mitchell, MD

1:00 – 1:15 pm Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning — Nathaniel Swinburne, MD
1:15 – 1:30 pmAI and Spine: Review of the Literature — Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM
1:30 – 1:45 pm Structured Reporting — Adam E. Flanders, MD
1:45 – 2:00 pm 3D Printing — Jonathan M. Morris, MD
2:00 – 2:15 pm Cognitive Errors — Francisco Rivas, MD
2:15 – 2:30 pm Best Spine Papers of 2017 — Lubdha M. Shah, MD
2:30 – 2:45 pm SAM Questions — Faculty
2:45 – 3:15 pm Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
3:15 – 4:45 pm Workshop 3 — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom
6:00 – 9:00 pm Closing Reception — Bayfront Ballroom

Sunday, February 24

7:00 – 7:55 am Sign-In / Continental Breakfast for Registrants — Mezzanine / Foyer Area
7:00 – 7:55 am Breakfast & Learn Session — TBD (non-accredited) — Versailles Ballroom

Joint Session 9: Regenerative Medicine/Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders (SAM Session) Moderators: Anandh Rajamohan, MD and Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR

8:00 – 8:20 am Stem Cell Basics — William Moore, MD
8:20 – 8:40 am Disc and Joint — Douglas P. Beall, MD
8:40 – 9:00 am PRP — Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR
9:00 – 9:15 am Spinraza Treatment Ichiro Ikuta, MD, MMSc
9:15 – 9:30 am MS and NMOSD: Classic Signs, Diagnostic Criteria and Imaging Updates — Juan Pablo Cruz, MD
9:15 – 9:30 am Parasitic Infections of the Spine — Lazaro do Amaral, MD
9:45 – 10:00 am Questions and Answers — Faculty
10:00 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits — Mezzanine / Foyer Area

Joint Session 10: Oncology (SAM Session) • Moderators: Lazaro do Amaral, MD and Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA

10:30 – 11:00 am Advanced Imaging of Osseous Metastases (DCE, Dixon, Diffusion, Other) Kambiz Nael, MD
11:00 – 11:30 am Hematologial Malignancies — Amit Aggarwal, MD
11:30 – 11:45 am Metastatic Disease Assessment and Reporting — Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA
11:45 – 12:00 pm Post Treatment Imaging of the Spine: Complications — Sophia Symko, MD
12:00 – 12:05 pm 2019 Annual Symposium Summation — John L. Go, MD, FACR
12:05 PM 2019 Annual Symposium Concludes

Speakers

2017-2018 Program Committee

PROGRAM CHAIR

John L. Go, MD, FACR

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

 

Amish H. Doshi, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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

 

Michele H. Johnson, MD, FACR, FASER

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

 

Dan T.D. Nguyen, MD

Neuroradiology & Pain Solutions of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Richard Silbergleit, MD, MBA

William Beaumont School of Medicine
Royal Oak, MI

 

Carlos H. Torres, MD, FRCPC

University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

 

Johan W. Van Goethem, MD, PhD

University Hospital Antwerp
Antwerp, BELGIUM

Invited Faculty

Jay Acharya, MD

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

 

Amit Aggarwal, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

 

Timothy J. Amrhein, MD

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

 

Ezell Askew, MD

AIRS Clinic
Lodi, CA

 

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

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

 

Walter S. Bartynski, MD

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

 

J. Levi Chazen, MD

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

 

Melissa M. Chen, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

 

Cynthia T. Chin, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

Bohdan W. Chopko, MD, PhD

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

 

Olivier Clerk-Lamalice, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Benjamin A. Cohen, MD

NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

 

Juan Pablo Cruz, MD

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Santiago, Chile

 

Reade DeLeacy, MBBS

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

 

Sylvie Destian, MD

Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA

 

Lazaro Do Amaral, MD

Beneficencia Portuguesa de São Paulo
Diagnostic Center
São Paulo, Brazil

 

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

 

Reza Forghani, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABR

McGill University
Montreal, Canada

 

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

 

Nandita Guha-Thakurta, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

 

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

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA

 

Mai-Lan Ho, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

 

Troy Hutchins, MD

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Ichiro Ikuta, MD, MMSc

Yale University School of Medicine
Milford, CT

 

Caren Jahre, MD

Lenox Hill Radiology and
Medical Imaging Associates
New York, NY

 

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

 

Carl E. Johnson, MD

New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

 

Michele H. Johnson, MD, FACR, FASER

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

 

John E. Jordan, MD, FACR

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Rancho Palos Verdes, 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

 

Keith E. Kortman, MD

Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, CA

 

Peter Kranz, MD

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

 

Anant Krishnan, MD

Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

 

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

 

Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD

University of Miami
Miami, FL

 

Luigi Manfre, MD

A.O. Cannizzaro Hospital
Catania, ITALY

 

John M. Mathis, MD, MSc

Emeritus member
Dayton, OH

 

Todd S. Miller, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore
New York, NY

 

Lex Mitchell, MD

Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI

 

William Moore, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

 

Jonathan M. Morris, MD

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

 

Mahmud Mossa-Basha MD, DABR

University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

 

Ryan D. Murtagh, MD

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

 

Kambiz Nael, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

 

Dan T.D. Nguyen, MD

Neuroradiology & Pain Solutions of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

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

 

Matthew S. Parsons, MD

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
St. Louis, MO

 

Puneet S. Pawha, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

 

Gregory W. Petermann, MD

Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, WI

 

Marco Pinho, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

 

M. Judith Donovan Post, MD, FACR

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

 

Gregory E. Punch, MD

Tripler Army Medical Center
Honoululu, HI

 

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

 

Kent B. Remley, MD

Community Westview Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

 

Francisco Rivas, MD

University of Michigan Health Systems
Ann Arbor, MI

 

Jeffrey S. Ross, MD

Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ

 

Stephen L.G. Rothman, MD

Neuroradiologist
Los Angeles, CA

 

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

 

Timothy M. Shepherd, MD, PhD

New York University Medical Center
New York, NY

 

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

 

V. Michelle Silvera, MD

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Eric M. Spickler, MD

Henry Ford Hospital/University
Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

Ashok Srinivasan, MD

University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

 

Jeffrey A. Stone, MD, FACR

Mayo Clinic, Florida
Jacksonville, FL

 

Pia Maly Sundgren, MD, PhD (ESNR)

Lund University
Lund, Sweden

 

Nathaniel Swinburne, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

 

Sophia C. Symko, MD

Harbor UCLA
Torrance CA

 

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. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR

RadNet, Inc.
Riverside, CT

 

Majda M. Thurnher, MD

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, AUSTRIA

 

Carlos H. Torres, MD, FRCPC

University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

 

Raymond K. Tu, MD, MS, FACR

Progressive Radiology
Washington, DC

 

Alyssa T. Watanabe, MD

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

 

Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

 

Blair A. Winegar , MD

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

 

Johan W. Van Goethem, MD, PhD

University Hospital Antwerp
Antwerp, BELGIUM

 

J. Pablo Villablanca, MD

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

 

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

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

 

Matthew G. Young, DO

NYU Radiology Associates
New York, NY

 

Deborah M. Zarnow, MD

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

 

Gregg H. Zoarski, MD

Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

 

Vahe M. Zohrabian, MD

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

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History, Art, And Technology

In 1982, InterContinental Miami was built in an untraditional way. Instead of building the hotel, then decorating it, we started with an art sculpture. Henry Moore’s 18-foot, 70-ton Spindle sculpture, made of travertine marble, was the focal point our lobby was created around. Pietro Belluschi, a world-famous architect, designed our 34-story hotel. Our Grand Lobby presents an elegant entrance, with its Italian marble slabs and precious African wood complementing The Spindle. Since its creation, our luxury hotel in Miami has hosted heads of state, artists, and the world’s top athletes.

Our luxury hotel in Miami, Florida holds commanding views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and the Port of Miami. 641 luxury guest rooms, including 34 suites, present luxury with Miami charm. Our 101,000 square feet of meeting space, spread over 33 meeting rooms, allows guests to hold massive conferences and quick meetings. InterContinental Miami is owned by Strategic Hotels & Resorts and operated by InterContinental Hotels Group PLC.

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Miami is a tropical playground. Take in the city’s vibrant nightlife, sumptuous dining, sparkling beaches, and vibrant Art Deco history. From downtown to Miami Beach, the city is alive with activity. You don’t even have to leave our hotel to find stunning views and water. Our hotel’s rooftop pool gives you the best view of Biscayne Bay. Our onsite fitness center gives you a chance to work out and blow off steam. Complimentary running gear is also available for outdoor workouts.

Nearby attractions include Bayside Marketplace, a shopping center boasting the latest in fashion. In November, we construct an ice-skating rink. With the waterfront just steps away, you’re always near Miami’s best attraction.

 

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InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami FL 33131 United States

https://www.icmiamihotel.com/

(305) 577-1000

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