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Mount Sinai Update: Brain, Spine, Neuroradiology, and ENT Imaging

  • Location New York, NY
  • Date Oct 12 - 15 2017
  • Price $725 – $975*
  • Credits 30.20 to 30.30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

Course Description

This course is designed for neuroradiologists, general radiologists, and clinicians who have an interest in imaging of the brain, spine, and head and neck. The case material shown will include a wide spectrum of the diseases that affect these areas. The specific utilization of CT, MRI, MRS, perfusion-diffusion and permeability imaging in the investigation of these diseases will be discussed. In each section, the imaging protocols, anatomy, pathology, and the clinically relevant differential diagnoses will be reviewed. This course will improve the participant’s ability to analyze CT and MR images, to offer a pertinent differential diagnosis, and to be familiar with the newest technologies applied to these regions.

This year, we will offer registrants a choice of two different Sunday Morning Programs.           

Option A will present a broad range of interesting teaching cases for analysis and discussion to be held at the hotel lecture hall.

Option B will be a Hands-on Workshop in Gross Anatomy & Pathology to be held at the Medical School.

(Due to the extensive preparation required for this option, option B will be held only if sufficient numbers of registrants sign up for this session by  SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Present the essential anatomy and imaging protocols necessary to arrive at a diagnosis of the diseases of the central nervous system and head and neck.
  • Recognize both the common and uncommon CNS and ENT diseases.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for each area that relates to the pertinent imaging and clinically relevant findings.
  • Review the application of the newest imaging techniques to these areas.
  • Improve the imaging skills of all of the course participants.

 Target Audience

• Board certified general radiologists interested in neuroradiology and head and neck imaging.
• Neuroradiologists
• Radiology residents and Fellows-in-training
• Practicing physicians in general neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and related clinical subspecialties who desire to familiarize themselves with the current role of imaging.
• Allied health care professionals who desire to have 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 30.20 to 30.30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Thursday, October 12

7:00-7:55 AMFinal Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:55-8:00 AM Welcome - Peter M. Som, MD
8:00-8:30 AMAnterior Skull Base and Paranasal Sinus Anatomy - Girish Fatterpekar, MD
8:30-9:15 AMFacial Fractures - Bradley N. Delman, MD
9:15-9:45 AMEmergencies in Head and Neck Imaging - Girish Fatterpekar, MD
9:45-10:00 AMCoffee Break
10:00-10:45 AMThe Pharynx and Oral Cavity - Hugh D. Curtin, MD
10:45-11:30 AMThe Cervical Lymph Nodes - Peter M. Som, MD
11:30-11:45 AMQuestions and Answers
11:45-1:15 PM Lunch on your own
1:15-2:00 PMHow to Approach Laryngeal Diseases - Hugh D. Curtin, MD
2:00-2:45 PMParapharyngeal Space: Anatomy and Pathology - Peter M. Som, MD
2:45-3:30 PMThe Temporal Bone - Hugh D. Curtin, MD
3:30-3:45 PMCoffee Break
3:45-4:30 PMThe Orbit - Amit Aggarwal, MD
4:30-5:15 PMReview of Unknown Cases - Peter M. Som, MD
5:15-5:30 PMQuestions and Answers
5:30 PMAdjourn

Friday, October 13

7:00 - 7:30Continental Breakfast

SAMS Symposium: Vascular Disorders of Brain

7:30 - 8:15 AMLocalizing Function Along the Brain Surface - Thomas P. Naidich, MD
8:15 - 9:05 AMAdvanced CT - MR Display of Head & Neck Arteries - Kambiz Nael, MD
9:05 - 9:30 AMNormal Variability in Cerebral Vascular Supply - Thomas P. Naidich, MD
9:30 - 10:00 AMTeaching Cases & Quiz: Vessels & Vascular Pathology - Mauricio Castillo, MD
10:00 - 10:20 AMCOFFEE BREAK
10:20 - 11:20 AMPerfusion Imaging in Cerebrovascular Disorders: Stroke, Penumbral Imaging, TIA, Cerebrovascular Reserve Imaging - Kambiz Nael, MD
11:20 - 12:00 PMNeuro-Intervention for Mitigating Stroke Volume - Reade DeLeacy, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PMLUNCH BREAK (on our own)

SAMS Symposium: Intracranial Hemorrhage

1:00 - 1:30 PMAssessing & Reporting Intracranial Hemorrhage - Mauricio Castillo, MD
1:30 - 2:00 PMAssessing & Reporting Intracranial Aneurysms - Mauricio Castillo, MD
2:00 - 2:30 PMAssessing & Reporting Cerebrovascular Malformations - Mauricio Castillo, MD
2:30 - 3:00 PMTeaching Cases & Quiz: Intracranial Hemorrhage - Mauricio Castillo, MD
3:00 - 3:20 PMCOFFEE BREAK

Selected Topics

3:20 - 4:00 PMSurgical Theater: Displaying Lesions for Surgical Planning - Department of Neurosurgery
4:00 - 4:30 PMMS & Consequences of Immune Surveillance - Bradley N. Delman, MD
4:30 - 5:00 PMIntracranial Infection - Thomas P. Naidich, MD
5:00 - 5:30 PMDeep Brain Stimulation: Assessing & Reporting DBS Studies - Puneet Pawha, MD
5:30 - 5:55 PMUpdate on Contrasts, GFR, NSF & Gd Deposition - Thomas P. Naidich, MD
5:55 - 6:30 PMFetal-Maternal MRI at 20-24 Weeks - Thomas P. Naidich, MD

Saturday, October 14

7:00 - 7:30 AMContinental Breakfast

SAMS Symposium: Intracranial Tumors

8:00 - 8:30 AMBrain Tumors: Imaging Clues to Histopathological Diagnosis and Current Concepts - Girish M Fatterpekar, MD
8:30 - 9:00 AMImaging Pearls for Intracranial Masses - Girish M Fatterpekar, MD
9:00 - 10:00 AM Advanced Tumor Imaging: Perfusion Kinetics, Arterial Spin Labeling, (Pseudo) Progression and Regression- Kambiz Nael, MD
10:00 - 10:20 AMCOFFEE BREAK
10:20 - 10:55 AMAssessing Sellar-Parasellar Tumors - James Smirniotopoulos, MD
10:55 - 11:30 AMAssessing Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors - James Smirniotopoulos, MD
11:30 - 12:00 PMTeaching Cases & Quiz: Intracranial Tumors - James Smirniotopoulos, MD
12:00 - 1:00 PMLUNCH BREAK (on our own)
1:00 - 3:00 PMHands-on Workshop for Advanced Image Processing - Kambiz Nael, MD
3:00 - 3:20 PMCOFFEE BREAK

SAMS Symposium: Key Topics in Spinal Imaging

3:20 - 3:50 PM Assessing & Reporting Spinal Trauma - Girish M Fatterpekar, MD
3:50 - 4:20 PMAssessing & Reporting Spinal Stenosis & Degeneration - Thomas P. Naidich, MD
4:20 - 4:40 PMAssessment & Reporting Sagittal Balance - Thomas P. Naidich, MD
4:40 - 5:10 PMLesions of the Spinal Cord - James Smirniotopoulos, MD
5:10 - 6:00 PMAdvanced Imaging of the Spinal Column & Cord - Kambiz Nael, MD
6:00 - 6:30 PMTeaching Cases & Quiz: Spinal Lesions - James Smirniotopoulos, MD

Sunday, October 15

Program Offering: Option A

SAMS SYMPOSIUM: Teaching Cases, Quiz & Discussion

7:30 - 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AM Scalp, Skull & Meninges – Cases & Quiz - James Smirniotopoulos, MD
8:45 - 9:30 AMCerebral Hemispheres – Cases & Quiz - Mauricio Castillo, MD
9:30 - 9:50 AMCOFFEE BREAK
9:50 - 10:35 AM Basal Ganglia & Thalami – Cases & Quiz - Puneet Pawha, MD
10:35 - 11:20 AMVentricles, Cisterns & CSF Circulation – Cases & Quiz - Puneet Belani, MD
11:20 - 12:05 PMBrain Stem & Cranial Nerves – Cases & Quiz - Amit Aggarwal, MD
12:05 - 1:00 PM Cerebellum – Cases & Quiz- Daniel Lefton, MD

Program Offering: Option B

7:30 - 8:00 AMBreakfast in Mt. Sinai Hospital Cafeteria

Dissections in the Anatomy Laboratory

8:00 - 10:00 AM Anatomic Dissections: Brain
10:00 - 10:30 AMAnatomic Dissections: Spinal Cord
10:30 - 11:00 AMGross Spinal Column: Discs & Vertebrae
11:00 - 11:30 AM Clean Up & Coffee Break in Hospital Cafeteria

Class Rooms of the Department of Anatomy

11:30 - 12:15 PMSlide Presentations of Anatomic Sections of Pathology of the Spinal Cord & Brain
12:15 - 1:00 PMSelf-Scoring Practical on Fixed Gross Anatomic Slices: Do You Know Where You Are & What You Are Seeing?


Department Chair

Burton P. Drayer, MD, FACR

The Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor of Radiology
Chairman of the Department of Radiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Program Directors

Peter M. Som, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology and Radiation Oncology
Chief of Head and Neck Imaging Section
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Thomas P. Naidich, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director of Neuroradiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Mount Sinai Faculty

Amit Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Puneet Belani, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Reade DeLeacy, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery

Bradley N. Delman, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Mary E. Fowkes, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Neuropathology & Autopsy Service

Jeffrey T. Laitman, PhD

Professor & Director
Center for Anatomy & Functional Morphology

Daniel Lefton, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Kambiz Nael, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Puneet Pawha, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Joy S. Reidenberg, PhD

Professor: Center for Anatomy & Functional Morphology


Guest Faculty

Mauricio Castillo, MD

James Scatliff Distinguished Professor of Radiology
Chief, Division of Neuroradiology
University of North Carolina     

Girish M Fatterpekar, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

James Smirniotopoulos, MD

Professorial Lecturer (Radiology)
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Chief Editor, MedPix®
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD



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$875.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$775.00

Breast/Brain, Combo Courses

Physicians before September 12, 2017$1675.00
Physicians after September 12, 2017$1725.00
Residents/ Fellows, Retired, or Military before September 12, 2017$1475.00
Residents/ Fellows, Retired, or Military after September 12, 2017$1525.00
Technologists before September 12, 2017$1275.00
Technologists after September 12, 2017$1325.00

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 09/12/2017.


Sign-in will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM in the Regency Room.

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Room Rate: $319.00 Single/Double

Room rates are exclusive of applicable NY Sales Tax (14.75% plus $3.50 daily occupancy tax) or applicable service, or hotel specific fees in effect at the Hotel at the time of the meeting. The reservation Cut off date for group rates is September 18, 2017, after the cut off date reservations will be based upon availability and booked at the most available rate. Check-in time is after 4:00 PM and check-out time is prior to 11:00 AM. Check-in before 4:00 PM is on a request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.


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109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York NY 10017 United States




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