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Neuro/ENT at the Beach

  • Location Hollywood, FL
  • Date Jan 15 - 18 2018
  • Price $625 – $925*
  • Credits 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

This four-day course is designed to bring the practicing physician interested in imaging diseases of the CNS and extracranial head and neck, a range of useful and state-of-the-art information regarding the performance of imaging exams, the typical and unusual imaging findings, and pathology of a broad spectrum of diseases. The course is in a beautiful resort setting with first rate facilities and access to some of the nation’s finest shopping and culinary sites. Afternoons and evenings are your own to explore the region. The course has been structured to provide a wide range of lectures regarding common problems seen in an active practice. The faculty will lecture on disease of the brain and head and neck, and will also present interesting case sessions for active audience participation. The faculty is completely accessible for informal discussions, to answer questions, and to help participants with problem areas in imaging


Upon completion of this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

• Review the normal anatomy of the head and neck as depicted on imaging studies, and comprehend the compartment approach to lesion location.

• Comprehend the imaging approach to patients with several common head and neck presentations.

• Increase your knowledge of the imaging and reporting of head and neck neoplasia, and the proper staging of tumors.

• Debate current thoughts of the imaging of stroke.

• Learn the approach to spinal cord and vertebral body disease.

• Understand the compartment approach to spinal disease.

• Increase your understanding of temporal bone anatomy and pathology.

• Comprehend the limitations of imaging in disease of the head and neck.

• Comprehension of the complexity and importance of reporting sinus CT studies.



Radiologists, Head and Neck Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Otologists, Radiation Oncology Physicians, Radiology and Otolaryngology residents or fellows, or other allied health care providers with an interest in the imaging of CNS and Head and Neck Pathology.



International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Monday, January 15

7:00 — 7:45 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:40 — 7:45 amWelcome by Dr. Phillips
7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Suprahyoid Neck Spaces (Wiggins)
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.Infrahyoid Neck Spaces (Phillips)
9:15 - 10:45 a.m.Sinonasal and Orbital Imaging SAM Session
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Sinonasal Anatomy (SAM) (Michel)
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Orbital Differential Diagnosis (SAM) (Shatzkes)
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Break
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.Laryngeal Disease: Interactive Session (Michel)
11:45 - 1:15 p.m.Low Back Pain and Compression Fractures SAM Session
11:45-12:30 a.m. Lower Back Pain: Evaluation and Management (Ortiz)
12:30-1:15 p.m. Imaging Evaluation of Vertebral Compression Fractures SAM (Ortiz)

Tuesday, January 16

7:00 — 7:45 amContinental Breakfast
7:45-10:00 a.m.Cranial Nerves SAM Session
7:45-8:30 a.m.CN I - VI (SAM) (Shatzkes)
8:30-9:15 a.m. CN V, VII and VIII (SAM) (Phillips)
9:15-10 a.m. CN IX - XII (SAM) (Wiggins)
10:00-10:15 a.m.Break
10:15-11:45 a.m.H&N Emergencies and Missed Diagnoses SAM Session
10:15- 11 a.m.Head & Neck Emergencies (SAM) (Michel)
11:00-11:45 a.m. Missed Diagnoses in the Head & Neck (SAM) (Ginsberg)
11:45-12:30 p.m.Reporting Sinus CT (Michel)
12:30-1:15 p.m.Salivary Gland Neoplasia (Shatzkes)

Wednesday, January 17

7:00 — 7:45 amContinental Breakfast
7:45 - 8:30 amSpondyloarthropathies and the Spine (Ortiz)
8:30-9:15 a.m.Temporal Bone Imaging SAM Session
8:30-9:15 a.m.Mastoid and Petrous Apex Tumors (SAM) (Wiggins)
9:15-10:00 a.m. Temporal Bone Inflammatory Disease (SAM) (Shatzkes)
10:00-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:00 a.m. Sellar Pathology (Phillips)
11:00-11:45 a.m. Imaging Hyperparathyroidism (Shatzkes)
11:45-12:30 a.m.Perineural Spread (Ginsberg)
12:30-1:15 p.m.Imaging Hearing Loss (Wiggins)

Thursday, January 18

7:00-7:45 a.m. Continental BreakfastContinental Breakfast
7:45-8:45 a.m. Vascular Lesions of the H&N SAM (Shatzkes)
8:45-9:30 a.m. The Post-Operative Neck (Ginsberg)
9:30-10:15 a.m. Central Skull Base Lesions (Phillips)
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:15 a.m. The Sacrum (Ortiz)
11:15-12:00 a.m. Stroke: Imaging Update (Phillips)
12:00-12:45 p.m. Interesting Case Presentation (Faculty)
12:45 p.m.Questions, Wrap Up and Course Concludes


Program Director

C. Douglas Phillips, MD, FACR

Director of Head and Neck Imaging
Weill-Cornell Medical College
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Radiology
New York, NY



Lawrence E. Ginsberg, MD

Professor of Radiology and Head and Neck Surgery
University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Michelle A. Michel, MD

Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology
Chief, Head and Neck Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
Milwaukee, WI

A. Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR

Program Director and Chair, Department of Radiology
Winthrop Radiology Associates
Mineola, NY

Deborah R. Shatzkes, MD

Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Chief, Head & Neck Radiology
Lenox Hill Hospital and

The New York Head & Neck Institute
Northwell Health

Richard H. Wiggins, III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
and Biomedical Informatics
University of Utah Health Science Center
Salt Lake City, UT


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$825.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$725.00

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 12/15/2017.


Sign-in will take place on Monday at 7:00 am  in the Conference Room Foyer .

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The Diplomat Beach Resort

2555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL  33019

$329 single/double

There will be a daily resort charge, currently $26.00 per room, per night, plus applicable state and local tax, that will be posted to all guest rooms to cover the following: basic guest room internet, local and toll-free calls, two bottles of water day of arrival, up to 4 beach chaise lounges per day, one group fitness class per day, transportation to/from golf location, unlimited range balls at golf location, no-motorized water sports.

Cutoff Date for the hotel room block: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017

Check in time is 4:00 pm and check-out team is 11:00 am. All guests arriving before 4:00 pm will be accommodated as rooms become available.




A grand re-imagining of a legendary Florida resort, The Diplomat Beach Resort brings iconic hospitality back, wrapped in a spirited escape-to-sunny-shores feeling. Rising above the Atlantic surf and beyond the expected, our vibrant Hollywood destination extends its stylish flair from coast to Intracoastal – a Florida playground rendered to contemporary perfection. We do lively well here – and have endless ways to connect, recharge, and recreate. Slip out to the shore, into the lagoon pool, away to a private cabana – havens all – and enjoy your chaise, the sun, and the sparkling personality of our blissful beachside treasure. Creative culinary and entertainment star in multiple dimensions, and matchless ways, restating The Diplomat’s status as a glamorous Gold Coast host with an with an exuberant social side.

Fringing one of Florida’s standout blue-water beaches, our shore thing spills from view-inspired and coastal-cozy guestrooms and suites, fresh off a fabulous makeover, to a lively lobby – and on to your beach-y lifestyle – in a tasteful modern way, all of it designed around you. Bold and magnetic, imaginative and exciting, The Diplomat distinguishes itself among Florida’s glimmering beachside destinations – iconic again.

Please Note: A Daily Resort Charge will be added to the room rate and includes: Standard WiFi, 800 and Local Calls, One Fitness Class per Day, Four Beach Lounges per Day, Two Bottles of Water Day of Arrival, Roundtrip Transportation and Unlimited Range Balls for Diplomat Golf Club, All Non-Motorized Water Sports.


The Diplomat Beach Resort

2555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood FL 33019 United States




Rental Car

Hertz is our official rental car supplier. Special low rates have been negotiated to reduce your travel costs. Call the Hertz Convention ControlCenter at (800) 654-2240 or book through Hertz Rental Cars Online.

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Cancellations received in writing by December 15, 2017, will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


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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.