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Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Imaging for the Practicing Radiologist

  • Location Naples, FL
  • Date Mar 16 - 19 2020
  • Price $595 – $850*
  • Credits 21.65 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.

Educational Objectives

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.

Target Audience

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



Monday, March 16

7:25 - 7:30amWelcome to Course - Drs. Naidich & Som
7:30am - 8:00amLesions of the Bony Spine: Pitfalls in Interpretation - R. M. Quencer, MD
8:00am - 8:30amIs This Really Disc Disease - R. M. Quencer, MD
8:30am - 9:00amAssessing Spinal Infection - R. M. Quencer, MD
9:00am - 9:20amCoffee Break
9:20am - 9:50amTeaching Cases & Quiz: SAMS Spine - R. M. Quencer, MD
9:50am - 10:35amCerebral Circulation: Significant Variations - T. P. Naidich, MD
10:35am - 11:20amCurrent Imaging of the Acute Ischemic Stroke - K. Nael, MD
11:20am - 11:40amCoffee Break
11:40am - 12:10pmIntracranial Vessel Wall Imaging - K. Nael, MD
12:10pm - 12:30pmIntracerebral Hemorrhage: Cause & Effect - T. P. Naidich, MD
12:30pm - 1:30pmTeaching Cases & Quiz: SAMS Stroke - TP Naidich & K. Nael, MDs

Tuesday, March 17

7:00am - 7:30am COFFEE and PASTERIES
7:30am - 8:00amImaging Assessment of Dementia - B. P. Drayer, MD
8:00 - 8:30am Brain Tumors: Mass, Edema & Initial Assessment - T. P. Naidich, MD
8:30am - 9:15am Advanced Brain Tumor Imaging - K. Nael, MD
9:15am - 9:35am Coffee Break
9:35am - 10:05am Artifical Intelligence and Neuroradiology - K. Nael, MD
10:05am - 11:05am Teaching Cases & Quiz: SAMS Tumors - K. Nael & TP Naidich, MDs
11:05am - 11:30am Imaging Evaluation of the Seizure Patient - T. P. Naidich, MD
11:30am - 11:50am Coffee Break
11:50am - 12:15pm Key Lesions of the Brainstem - T. P. Naidich, MD
12:15pm - 12:45pm Key Lesions of the Cerebellum - T. P. Naidich, MD
12:45pm - 1:45pmTeaching Cases & Quiz: SAMS Brain - T. P. Naidich, MD

Wednesday, March 18

7:00am - 7:30am COFFEE and PASTERIES
7:30am - 8:30am The Sinonasal Cavities: How to Approach Diseases - Peter M. Som, M.D.
8:30 - 9:30am The Temporal Bone: Anatomy and Pathology - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D., M.D
9:30 - 10:00am Challenging Cases in Orbital Imaging - Robert Quencer, M.D.
10:00 - 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am - 11:15am The Oral Cavity and Pharynx: A Practical Approach - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.
11:15am - 12:00pm Fibro-osseous Lesions of the Facial Bones and Calvarium - Peter M. Som, M.D.
12:00pm - 12:45pm The Larynx: Anatomy and Pathology - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.
12:45pm - 1:00pm The Cervical Lymph Nodes: Why are They so Important? - Peter M. Som, M.D.
1:00pm - 1:15pm Questions and Answers
1:15pm Adjourn

Thursday, March 19

7:00am - 7:30am COFFEE and PASTERIES
7:30am - 8:15am An Approach to Major Salivary Gland Diseases - Peter M. Som, M.D.
8:15am - 9:15am The Parapharyngeal and Masticator Spaces - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.
9:15am - 10:00am How to Approach The Post Treatment Neck - Peter M. Som, M.D.
10:00am - 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am - 11:00am Head and Neck Imaging in the Emergency Room - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.
11:00am - 12:00am Non-nodal Neck Masses - Peter M. Som, M.D.
12:00 - 12:45pm A Discussion of Some Interesting Cases - Peter M. Som, M.D.
12:45pm - 1:00pm Questions and Answers
1:00pm Adjourn


Program Directors

 Peter M. Som, M.D., 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, M.D.

Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery
Director of Neuroradiology

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


Guest Faculty

Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.

Professor of Radiology

Harvard Medical School

Chief of Radiology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts


Robert M. Quencer, M.D.

Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology
Chairman of the Department of Radiology

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


Mount Sinai Faculty

Burton P. Drayer, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor and Chairman
Department of Radiology


Thomas P. Naidich, M.D. FACR

Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery
Director of Neuroradiology


Kambiz Nael, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Neuro MRI, CT & Advanced Imaging


Peter M. Som, M.D. FACR, FRSM

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 Early Rate * Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$695.00$750.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$595.00$650.00

* Early Registration must be completed by February 16, 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 02/16/2020.


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

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