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Concepts in Brain, Spine, and Head/Neck Imaging

  • Location Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Date May 17 - 20 2018
  • Price $595 – $850*
  • Credits 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

This course is a four-day post graduate course in diagnostic radiology emphasizing new techniques in Neuro and Head and Neck Imaging.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME course the attendees will:

  • Be able to recognize subtle abnormalities of the spinal column and spinal canal contents which have a great bearing on patient care
  • Understand how to employ the newest MR techniques such as permeability imaging, susceptibility imaging, diffusion kurtosis, among other advances in MR
  • Recognize very subtle and easily missed diagnosis in Neuroradiology
  • Gain an insight into the analysis of paranasal sinus and orbital lesions and how these should be reported to be of most help to the ophthalmologic surgeon or to the head and neck surgeon
  • Understand the various ways in which patients with dementia can present relative to their imaging findings
  • Gain an understanding of cartilage mapping

Target Audience

The target audience is general radiologists or any radiologists with an interest in Neuroradiology. Head and Neck Radiologists, Otolaryngologists, and Residents, or Fellows or other allied healthcare providers.


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





Thursday, May 17

7:00 - 7:25 AMBreakfast
7:25 - 7:30 AM Welcome / Overview of Course - Robert M. Quencer


7:30 - 8:15 AMDegenerative Disc Disease:Beyond the Common Manifestations - Robert M. Quencer
8:15 - 8:45 AMSurgical Approaches to Degenerative Spine Disease: Concepts and Complications - Robert M. Quencer
8:45 – 9:15 AMTumors of The Spine Column: The Unusual and the Problematic - Robert M. Quencer
9:15 - 9:30 AMDiscussion
9:30 - 9:45 AM BREAK


9:45- 10:30 AMConcepts in Stroke Imaging: What is the best practice now? -Meng Law
10:30-11:15 AMAdvanced Techniques in Neuro MR Practical Use -Meng Law
11:15 - 12:00 PM Brain Tumors: New WHO ClassificationWhat does it mean? - Meng Law
12:00-12:15 PMDiscussion

Friday, May 18

7:00 - 7:30 AMBreakfast


7:30 - 8:15 AMOrbital Imaging: Orbital Tumors, and Optic Nerve abnormalities -Robert M. Quencer
8:15- 8:45 AMTemporal Bone Anatomy -Richard Wiggins
8:45 – 9:30 AMTemporal Bone Pathology -Richard Wiggins
9:30 - 9:45 AMDiscussion
9:45 - 10:00 AMBREAK
10:00 - 10:30 AMSinonasal Anatomy -Richard Wiggins
10:30 - 11:15 AMSinonasal Pathology -Richard Wiggins
11:15-11:45 AMCervical Lymphadenopathy -Richard Wiggins
11:45-12:15 AMArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: How can we use it - Richard Wiggins
12:15-1:30 PMDiscussion

Saturday, May 19

7:00 - 7:30 AMBreakfast


7:30 - 8:00 AMSpine - Robert M. Quencer
8:00 - 8:30 AMBrain - Meng Law
8:30 - 9:30 AMHead and Neck -Richard Wiggins
9:30 - 9:45 AMDiscussion
9:45 - 10:00 AMBREAK
10:00 - 10:30 AMHow we teach, learn, and educate -Richard Wiggins


10:30 -11:00 AMNeuroanatomy/Neuroimaging : Variants, Tips, Pitfalls -Meng Law
11:00 -11:30 AMImaging MCI and Dementia -Meng Law
11:30 - 12:15 PMEvaluation of the Post treatment Brain -Meng Law
12:15 - 12:30 PMDiscussion

Sunday, May 20

7:00 - 7:30 AMBreakfast


7:30 - 8:30 AMTinnitus and Hearing Loss -Richard Wiggins
8:30 - 9:15 AMFallor Ergo Sum:Misadventures in Head and Neck Imaging -Richard Wiggins
9:15 - 9:30 AMDiscussion
9:30 - 9:45 AMBREAK
9:45 - 10:15 AMGadolinium Deposition in the Brain: Meaningful or Meaningless -Meng Law


10:15 - 11:00 AMBrain -Meng Law
11:00 - 11:45 AMHead and Neck -Richard Wiggins
11:45 – 12:15 PMSpine -Robert M. Quencer
12:15 - 12:30 PMDiscussion


Program Director

Robert Quencer, MD

Professor of  Radiology

Professor of Neurological Surgery & Ophthalmology

University of Miami

Department of Radiology

Chairman, Department of Radiology

Miami, FL



Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery

Director of Neuroradiology

Keck School of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California


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

Professor of Radiology

Director of Head and Neck Imaging

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and BioMedical Informatics
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT, USA





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$750.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$650.00

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 04/17/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Thursday at 7:00 AM in the Ballroom Foyer.

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The Ritz-Carlton
Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, California 94019 United States

1 (650) 712-7000

Room Rate: $365.00 Single/Double





Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay CA 94019 United States




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Cancellations received in writing by April 17, 2018, 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.