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Case Based Tutorials in Neuroradiology: Head/ Neck Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Update on Socioeconomic Issues in Radiology

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Course Description

This 3 day course, 5 hours per day, will be divided into 45 minute segments in which key topics in neuroradiology, head/neck radiology and musculoskeletal radiology will be presented in both a didactic and case presentation format.

Registrants will actively participate in answering questions related to challenging imaging material.  It is anticipated that in each 45 minute segment, approximately 7 cases will be shown and as appropriate questions will be posed for each case.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the crucial and accurate elements of a diagnostic imaging report in brain, spine, head / neck and musculoskeletal imaging
  • Understand the basic underlying anatomy which allows a complete analysis of stroke patients and subsequent interventional care.
  • Develop an understanding of merit base incentives and other metrics used to evaluate radiology practices.
  • Demonstrate future improvements in MR imaging

Target Audience

This course is intended for academic and community radiologists who have a particular interest in neuroradiology, head and neck radiology and musculoskeletal radiology, Residents and fellows preparing for ABR examinations and Neurologists whose practice involves interpretation of neuroradiology images would benefit from this imaging material.


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



Friday, May 22

7:00 - 7:25 amBreakfast
7:25 - 7:30 am Welcome / Overview of Course - Quencer


7:30 - 8:30 am Common intracranial tumors - Castillo
8:30 - 9:00 amIntracranial cysts - Castillo
9:00 - 9:30 amBrain Maturation - Saigal
9:30 - 10:00 amSella/Parasellar Abnormalities - Castillo
10:00 - 10:15 amDISCUSSION/BREAK
10:15 - 10:45 amWhite Matter Disease in Adults: emphasis on age-related changes - Castillo


10:45 -11: 45 am Base of Skull/Temporal Bone - Saigal
11:45 - 12:15 pm Cerebellopontine Angle Masses - Saigal
12:15 - 12:45 pmOrbital Lesions - Quencer

Saturday, May 23

7:00 - 7:30 am Breakfast


7:30 - 8:00 amVasculitis/Vessel Wall Imaging - Castillo
8: 00 - 8:30 am Ischemic Stroke: an interventionalist’s approach - Hirsch
8:30 - 9:00 am Extracranial Vascular Abnormalities - Saigal
9:00 - 9:30 amVascular Abnormalities of Brain and Spine Diagnosis/Treatment - Hirsch
9:30 - 10:00 am “My worst Heachache”---Pitfalls and Pearls - Hirsch
10:00 - 10:15 am DISCUSSION/BREAK


10:15 - 10:45 amVariants of Disk Disease - Quencer
10:45 - 11:15 am Infection/Inflammation/Mimics - Quencer
11:15 - 11:45 amPediatric Spine Abnormalities - Saigal


11:45 - 12:15 pm Metabolic Bone Disease - Subhawong
12:15 - 12:45 pm Tumors of the Vertebral Column - Quencer

Sunday, May 24

7:00 - 7:30 am Breakfast


7:30 - 8:00 amImaging of Hip Pain - Subhawong
8:00 - 8:30 amImaging of the Shoulder pain - Subhawong
8:30 - 9:00 am MSK procedures: Problems/Pearls - Subhawong
9:00 - 9:30 amTumors Soft Tissue and Bone - Subhawong
9:30 - 9:45 amDISCUSSION/BREAK


9:45 -10:15 am Congenital Brain/Spine Abnormalities - Saigal
10:15 - 10:45 am Pediatric Neurology Emergencies - Saigal
10:45 - 11:15 am White Matter Disease in Children - Saigal


11:15 - 11:45 am MACRA/QPP/MIPS/APMS—What a radiologist needs to know - Hirsch
11:45 - 12:15 pm Case Based Health Policy Issues - Hirsch
12:15 - 12:45 pm 2010 Update on Vertebral Augmentation and new interventional spine procedures - Hirsch


Program Director

Robert M. Quencer, MD

Professor and Chair of Radiology

University of Miami
Miami, FL



Mauricio Castillo, MD

Professor of Radiology and Chief of Neuroradiology

University of North Carolina


Joshua Hirsch, MD

Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair and Service Line Chief of Interventional Radiology

Massachusetts General Hospital


Gaurav Saigal, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Chief of Neuroradiology

Chief of Pediatric Radiology

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Ty Subhawong, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

University of Miami
Miami, FL




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 Early Rate * Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$750.00$795.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$650.00$695.00

* Early Registration must be completed by April 22, 2020

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 04/22/2020.


Sign-in will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 AM in the Garden Suite.

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Chatham Bars Inn

297 Shore Road
Chatham, MA 02633
Phone: 1.800.527.4884

Group Rate

Run of House: $399.00

The above rate is net, and are exclusive of hotel occupancy tax of 9.7% and resort fee of 5%. Taxes are subject to change.

Run of House rooms are defined as a selection of any and all rooms from within the hotel's inventory. Bedding types, location, and views are not guaranteed. Please identify yourself as guest with the IICME 2020 group. All reservations must be received by Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to ensure guestroom availability.

The check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM. Hotel will accommodate any early arrivals and/or late departures on an availability basis.


Chatham Bars Inn

297 Shore Road
Chatham MA 02633 United States




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Cancellations received in writing by April 22, 2020, will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


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A Special Note To The Disabled

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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.