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Neuroimaging: Pros and Cons of Basic and Advanced Techniques

  • Location Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China
  • Date Nov 1 - 3 2018
  • Price $695 – $950*
  • 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 diseases that affect the brain, spine, and head and neck. An international faculty has chosen subject material that emphasizes their approach to solving clinically relevant problems involving these 3 areas. Traditional imaging as well as the benefits and caveats of advanced imaging techniques will be addressed when pertinent. Ample time for questions and discussion will be provided.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Be familiar with the differential diagnosis and utility of conventional and advanced imaging to arrive at a diagnosis of the diseases of the central nervous system, spine and head and neck.
  • Integrate the imaging of complex neuroradiology into a “clinical practice.”
  • 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 19.8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Thursday, November 01

7:30 - 8:00 AMBrief Welcome: Castillo
8:00 - 9:00 AMCoffee, Tea and Cases: Brain (potpourri) - Castillo

Vascular Mini-Symposium: Ischemia

9:00 - 9:30 AMCT Perfusion and Multiphase CT in Acute Ischemic Stroke - Wong
9:30 - 9:40 AMQ and A
9:40 - 10:20 AMCerebral Collateral Circulation and Its Importance in Acute Ischemia - Castillo
10:20 - 10:30 AMQ and A
10:30 - 10:50 AMCoffee break
10:50 - 11:30 AMHow to Image Moya-moya and Other Chronic Cerebro-Vascular Disorders - Wong
11:30 - 11:40 AMQ and A
11:40 AM - 12:10 PMImaging Extracranial Vascular Disease: Which Technique is Better? - Law
12:10 - 12:20 PMQ and A
12:20 - 1:00 PMCases: Vascular Brain Disorders - Castillo
1:00 - 2:00 PMLunch

Selected Topics in Head and Neck

2:00 - 2:50 PMReview of Superficial and Deep Vascular/Lymphatic Malformations - Alvarez
2:50 - 3:00 PMQ and A
3:00 - 3:50 PMOptimizing Imaging of the Cranial Nerves Excluding Cranial Nerves 7 and 8 - Wong
3:50 - 4:00 PMQ and A
4:00 - 4:50 PMImaging Cranial Nerves 7 and 8 and Masses in the Cerebello-Pontine Angles - Wong
4:50 - 5:00 PMQ and A

Friday, November 02

8:00 - 9:00 AMCoffee, Tea and Cases: Head and Neck

Advanced Concepts in Brain Tumors Mini-Symposium

9:00 - 9:35 AMCurrent Classification of Gliomas: Genetics and Imaging - Castillo
9:35 - 9:45 AMQ and A
9:45 - 10:20 AMPosterior Fossa Tumors: Genetics and Imaging - Castillo
10:20 - 10:30 AMQ and A
10:30 - 10:50 AMCoffee break
10:50 - 11:30 AMImaging Metastases: What Different MRI Techniques Can Tell Us - Castillo
11:30 - 11:40 AMQ and A
11:40 AM - 12:15 PMExtra-axial Masses Excluding Those of the Cerebello-Pontine Angle - Wong
12:15 - 12:25 PMQ and A
12:25 - 1:00 PMCases: Brain Tumors - Wong
1:00 - 2:00 PMLunch

Vascular Mini Symposium continuation: Aneurysms & AVMs

2:00 - 2:50 PMReview of Intracranial Aneurysms: Classifications and Treatments - Alvarez
2:50 - 3:00 PMQ and A
3:00 - 3:50 PMNon-Invasive Imaging of Cerebral Vascular Malformations - Castillo
3:50 - 4:00 PMQ and A
4:00 - 4:50 PMImaging Spinal Vascular Disorders: From Ischemia to Vascular Malformations - Law
4:50 - 5:00 PMQ and A

Saturday, November 03

8:00 - 9:00 AMCoffee, Tea and Cases: Spine - Law

Spine Imaging Mini-Symposium

9:00 - 9:40 AMSpine Degenerative Disease: 2.0 Classification - Castillo
9:40 - 9:50 AMQ and A
9:50 - 10:30 AMSpinal Cord Tumors: Benefits of Diffusion Tensor Imaging - Castillo
10:30 - 10:40 AMQ and A
10:40 - 11:00 AMCoffee break
11:00 - 11:40 AM Spinal Column (Bone Tumors) - Law
11:40 - 11:50 AMQ and A
11:50 AM - 12:40 PMSpinal Congenital Abnormalities: Practical Case-Based Approach - Castillo
12:40 - 12:50 PMQ and A
12:50 - 1:00 PMBrief Thank You and Farewell


Program Director

Mauricio Castillo, MD, FACR

J Scatliff Distinguished Professor of Radiology

Chief, Division of Neuroradiology

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC USA



Hortensia Alvarez, MD

Professor of Radiology

Division of Interventional Neuroradiology

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC USA


Simon Sin Man Wong, MBBS, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology)

Associate Consultant

Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology

Prince of Wales Hospital
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Eric Ka Chai Law, Hons BSc, MBChB, FRCR, FHKCR

Honorary Clinical Tutor

Department of Imaging & Interventional Radiology

Prince of Wales Hospital
The Chinese University of Hong Kong







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Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$850.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$750.00

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 10/01/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:30 AM in the Ballroom Foyer.

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Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin

18 Chak Cheung St.
Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong

Reservations: +852 3723 1234


Room Rate:
Mountain View Room with daily Breakfast : Single HK$1380/ Double HK$1500

The charge for the third person is at HK$420 + 10% per night but is available at no charge for children under the age of 12 years old. The above rates are based on Hong Kong Dollars (HK$) and are quoted on a per room, per night basis, subject to 10% service charge.

The "Cut-Off Date" is Thursday, October 11, 2018. Reservation requests received after the cutoff date will be based on availability at the Hotels prevailing standard rates and will be credited to the Group's Guest Room Block.

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Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin offers a convenient getaway in the midst of resort-style surroundings located just steps from busy urban areas. Adjacent to the University MTR Station, the hotel is near the area’s best dining, entertainment and outdoor hot spots. Whether guests are exploring the natural side of Hong Kong, or simply staying in town for business, they are sure to find a welcoming guestrooms and a full range of facilities.

What Makes a Seamless Stay:

  • Guestrooms with calming views: 430 guestrooms and suites overlooking Tolo Harbour or the Kau To Shan mountains, 132 special accommodation for extended stays
  • Unparalleled dining experiences: Savour authentic Chinese delicacies, casual all-day dining and more
  • Top-notch resort facilities: Relax and recharge at Melo Spa, Fitness Centre or in the outdoor heated swimming pool, all set amid magnificent scenery
  • Flexible meeting space: More than 750 sq m of indoor and outdoor space, including a Regency Ballroom, three Salons with terrace, a landscaped garden and more
  • Convenient location: Direct access to Hong Kong Island and China, only 30 minutes to Hong Kong International Airport and renowned outdoors such as Sai Kung



Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin

18 Chak Cheung Street
Sha Tin Hong Kong China


+852 3723 1234



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