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Neuro/ENT: Review & Update 2018

  • Location Naples, FL
  • Date Mar 12 - 15 2018
  • Price $650 – $895*
  • Credits 19.8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

This course is designed as a state-of-the-art imaging review of case material that affects the brain, spine, and head and neck. The internationally known faculty has chosen subject material that emphasizes their approach to solving clinically relevant problems involving these areas. Whether an experienced radiologist or one newly introduced to this material, this course will improve your ability to analyze CT and MR images and to offer a pertinent differential diagnosis.


At the completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

• State the essential anatomy necessary to arrive at a diagnosis of the diseases of the central nervous system and head and neck.

• Integrate the imaging of complex neuroradiology and head and neck problems into a “clinical practice.”

• Develop differential diagnoses that relate to the pertinent imaging and clinically relevant findings of diseases that affect these areas.

• Integrate information presented in the course into efforts to improve their imaging skills.


This program is designed for general radiologists and neuroradiologists. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and otolaryngologists may also find the program beneficial as could allied health care professionals who desire an update on recent imaging advances and the use of imaging as an aid to clinical patient management for diseases of the brain, spine, and head and neck.


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.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.35 AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Monday, March 12

7:00 am - 7:25 amFinal Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:25 am - 7:30 amWelcome to Course - Naidich & Som
7:30 am - 8:00 amThe Conus & Cauda: Normal & Pathology - T. P. Naidich, MD
8:00 am - 8:30 amThe Lumbar Spine: Disc Disease, Spondylosis & Stenosis - R. M. Quencer, MD
8:30 am - 9:00 amThe Cervical Spine: Normal & Pathology - T. P. Naidich, MD
9:00 am - 9:20 amBreak
9:20 am - 9:50 amSpinal Trauma - R. M. Quencer, MD
9:50 am - 10:20 amSpinal Infection & Inflammation - T. P. Naidich, MD
10:20 am - 10:50 amTeaching Cases & Quiz: SAMS Spine - R. M. Quencer, MD
10:50 am - 11:20 amIntracerebral Hemorrhage (IPH) - Amit Aggarwal, MD
11:20 am - 11:40 amBreak
11:40 am - 12:10 pmSubarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) - Amit Aggarwal, MD
12:10 pm - 12:40 pmIschemic Stroke - J. Smirniotopoulos, MD
12:40 pm - 1:10 pmBrain: Trauma - T. P. Naidich, MD

Tuesday, March 13

7:00 am - 7:30 amContinental Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 amImaging Correlates of Basic Pathology of the CNS - B.P. Drayer, MD
8:30 am - 9:00 amMS & Other White Matter Lesions - Amit Aggarwal, MD
9:00 am - 9:20 amBreak
9:20 am - 9:50 amThe Brain Stem: Normal & Pathology - T. P. Naidich, MD
09:50 am - 10:20 amBrain Tumors: Extra-Axial - J. Smirniotopoulos, MD
10:20 am - 10:50 amSellar-Parasellar Tumors - T. P. Naidich, MD
10:50 am - 11:20 amBrain Tumors: Intra-Axial - J. Smirniotopoulos, MD
11:20 am - 11:40 amBreak
11:40 am - 12:10 pmCNS Tumor Markers: What You Need to Know - J. Smirniotopoulos, MD
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmFetal-Maternal MRI - T. P. Naidich, MD
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmTeaching Cases & Quiz: SAMS Brain - Amit Aggarwal, MD

Wednesday, March 14

7:00 am - 7:30 amContinental Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 amThe Sinonasal Cavities - Peter M. Som, MD
8:30 am - 9:15 amThe Orbit - Nandita Guha-Thakurta, MD
9:15 am - 10:00 amThe Oral Cavity and Pharynx - Hugh D. Curtin, MD
10:00 am - 10:45 amThe Cervical Lymph Nodes - Peter M. Som, MD
10:45 am - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am - 12:00 pmThe Temporal Bone - Hugh D. Curtin, MD
12:00 am - 12:45 pmThe Skull Base and Related Abnormalities - Peter M. Som, MD
12:45 pm - 1:00 pmQuestions and Answers

Thursday, March 15

7:00 am - 7:30 amContinental Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:15 amThe Larynx - Hugh D. Curtin, MD
8:15 am - 9:15 amThe Post Treatment Neck - Peter M. Som, MD
9:15 am - 9:30 amBreak
9:30 am - 10:30 amThe Parapharyngeal and Masticator Spaces - Hugh D. Curtin, MD
10:30 am - 11:15 amInteresting Head and Neck Cases - Nandita Guha-Thakurta, MD
11:15 am - 12:15 pmNon-nodal Cervical Masses - Peter M. Som, MD
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmQuestions and Answers



Peter M. Som, MD, FACR, FRSM

Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology and Radiation Oncology
Chief of Head and Neck Imaging Section

The Ichan School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai New York
New York, New York


Thomas P. Naidich, MD

Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

The Ichan School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai New York
New York, New York


Hugh D. Curtin, MD

Professor of Radiology

Harvard Medical School

Chief of Radiology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts


Robert M. Quencer, MD

Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology

Chairman of the Department of Radiology

The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center
Miami, Florida


James G. Smirniotopoulos, MD

Professional Lecturer (Radiology)

George Washington University

Chief Editor, MedPix®

National Library of Medicine



Nadita Guha-Thakurta, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology-Neuro Imaging

The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


Amit Aggarwal, MD


The Ichan School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai New York
New York, New York


Burton P. Drayer, MD, FACR

Professor and Chairman

Department of Radiology

The Ichan School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai New York
New York, New York


Thomas P. Naidich, MD

Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery
Director of Neuroradiology


Peter M. Som, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology and Radiation Oncology
Chief of Head and Neck Imaging Section



If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-467-0290 Ext 101. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.


Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$795.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$695.00

A letter of verification from the Department Chairman must accompany the application of anyone wishing to qualify for the reduced rate. Enrollment will be confirmed on the basis of registration fee. We do not process registration without payment. We cannot guarantee course materials on site for a registration received after 02/12/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Monday at 7:00 am in the Royal Palm Foyer East.

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Naples FL 34103 United States


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Cancellations received in writing by (February 12, 2018), will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


You will receive registration confirmation via regular mail from the International Institute of Continuing Medical Education, Inc. approximately two weeks after your registration is received. Sorry, we are unable to confirm your registration by fax or email.

A Special Note To The Disabled

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. wish to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please indicate so on your registration form.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosure will be made at the beginning of each lecture.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., as sponsors of this meeting, claim no responsibility for the acts of any supplier to this meeting nor for the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event. The total amount of liability during the meeting will be limited to a refund of the attendance fee. Purchase non-refundable airline tickets at your own risk.