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Western Neuroradiological Society 2019

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Educational Description

The WNRS Annual Meeting is designed to introduce clinically relevant advances in Neuroradiology and provide in-depth review of topics within Neuroradiology.  The meeting will feature Focus Sessions in Spinal Oncology and Neuroradiological Interventions, Epilepsy, Spine, Enhancing Your Practice, Head and Neck Imaging, and Brain Imaging, as well as more General Medical Knowledge as it relates to Neuroimaging.

Letter From the President

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and WNRS Society Supporters:

I am pleased to invite you to attend the WNRS 51st Annual meeting, September 26-29, 2019 at the beautiful and newly renovated Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The resort overlooks a stunning alpine lake and has many upscale amenities while maintaining a quaint, friendly downtown lakeside atmosphere.

President-elect Roland Lee, MD, FACR has put together a fantastic program with Focus Sessions in Spinal Oncology and Neuroradiological Interventions, Epilepsy, Spine, Enhancing Your Practice, Head and Neck Imaging, and Brain Imaging. I am deeply grateful to the outstanding and internationally renowned faculty who will be coming from both academic and private practice institutions, making the meeting a useful resource for both academicians and clinical practitioners.  In addition to CME- and SAM-accredited content, there will be superb research presentations in the Scientific Oral Presentations sessions.

Please use the following link to submit abstracts:

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For our newer members and trainees, we will, once again, offer a Fellow/Attending Job Fair Social to introduce them to the superb WNRS members and mentors.  This will be a great opportunity to network and to explore possible employment and collaborative opportunities.

Additional social/networking activities include the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 26 and the WNRS Grand Gala on Saturday, September 28.  On Friday, September 27, we have scheduled our annual WNRS Golf Tournament at the Coeur d’Alene Golf course with the world’s only floating green.  These are excellent ways to catch up with old and new friends.

This is by far my favorite meeting of the year.  I very much look forward to seeing my neuroradiology friends and welcoming many new members to our cherished society.

Respectfully,

Hollie A. Lai, MD

WNRS President

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course the following goals and objectives will have been met:

  1. Enhance your practice by learning how to implement functional MRI, state-of-the-art stroke imaging, arterial spin-labelling, and new clinically-available MRI sequences.
  2. Become familiar with advanced brain imaging techniques such as advanced tumor and stroke imaging, functional MRI, and magnetoencephalography.
  3. Review head and neck pathology, and spinal pathology.
  4. Learn imaging strategies to help guide neurosurgeons in the treatment of epilepsy, and learn about the new tools those surgeons now routinely use.
  5. Gain an understanding of current stroke imaging, mimics, and treatment updates.
  6. Obtain In-depth understanding of artificial intelligence and compressed sensing and their daily implementation in your practice.
  7. Learn about the updated radiologist’s role in spinal oncology, and neuroradiological  interventions for treatment and pain relief.
  8. Learn about the essential role of molecular genetics in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment, and relevant neuroimaging techniques.

Target Audience

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Western Neuroradiological Society is targeted to the neuroradiologist and radiologist in academic or private practice, physicians in a neurologically-related specialty, physicians in training or post-graduate training in a radiology-related specialty, as well as physicians interested in brain, head and neck, and spine-related imaging and interventional techniques.

Accreditation

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.

Designation

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.68 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Schedule

Wednesday, September 25

4:00 - 6:00 pmRegistration

Thursday, September 26

7:00 - 7:50 amContinental Breakfast
7:50 - 8:00 amWelcome Remarks - Hollie A. Lai, MD

FOCUS SESSION: Spinal Oncology and Neuroradiological Interventions

Moderators: Ashok Srinivasan, MD & Keith Kortman, MD

8:00 - 8:30 amSpine Oncology: Imaging and Interpretation - Wende Gibbs, MD MA
8:30 - 9:00 amRFA/augmentation for spinal column neoplasms - John Barr, MD
9:00 - 9:30 amInterventional Options for Oncologic Pain - Wade Wong DO
9:30 - 10:30 amShort Vendor Presentations/Break

FOCUS SESSION: Epilepsy

Moderators: Alexander Lerner, MD & Jennifer L. Becker, BMBS, MRCS, FRCR

10:30 - 11:00 amScientific Presentations
11:00 - 11:30 amImaging Evaluation of Epilepsy: MRI, PET, SPECT - Noriko Salamon MD
11:30 - 12:00 pmMagnetoencephalography in the workup of Epilepsy - Roland Lee MD
12:00 - 12:30 pmNew neurosurgical tools revolutioning the treatment and diagnosis of Epilepsy - Sharona Ben-Haim MD, UCSD Neurosurgery
12:00 pmGolf Tournament - Tournament Coordinator: Keith Kortman MD
6:00 - 7:30 pmOpening Reception

Friday, September 27

7:00 - 7:55 amContinental Breakfast
7:55 - 8:00 amAnnouncements

FOCUS SESSION: Spine

Moderators: Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA & Lex Mitchell, MD

8:00 — 8:20 amNew Trends in Vertebral Augmentation — Bassem Georgy, MD
8:20 — 8:40 am Synovial Cysts: Non-Operative Treatment and Results in 200 Patients — Keith Kortman, MD
8:40 — 9:05 am White Matter Disease in the Spine — Marin McDonald, MD, PhD
9:05 — 9:30 am Tinnitus - John Go, MD
9:30 - 10:10 amScientific Presentations / Case Reports
10:10 - 10:30 amBreak

FOCUS SESSION: Enhance Your Practice

Moderators: Vaisali Phalke, MD & Bing Wang, MD

10:30 - 11:00 amFunctional MRI in Clinical Practice - Gaurang Shah, MD
11:00 - 11:30 amState of Art Stroke Imaging Tips in Your Practice - Howard Rowley MD
11:30 - 12:00 pmBuying a new MRI? Pros and cons of 1.5T vs. 3T - Nick Matthees, MD
12:00 - 12:30 pmFellow/Attending Job Fair Social - Steven G. Imbesi, MD

Saturday, September 28

7:00 - 7:30 amAnnual Business Meeting Breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 amAnnual Business Meeting
8:15 - 8:45 amASNR President's Address - Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR

FOCUS SESSION: Head/Neck Radiology

Moderators: Edward P. Quigley, III, MD, PhD & Blair Winegar, MD

8:45 - 9:15 amENRS Invited Lecture--HPV head and neck-related cancers and staging - Claudia F. E. Kirsch, MD
9:15 - 9:45 amEnhance your practice: Arterial Spin Labeling - Divya Bolar MD PhD
9:45 - 10:15 amOrbit trauma, tumors, and reconstruction: Surgical perspectives - Alison V Crum MD
10:15 - 10:30 amBREAK

FOCUS SESSION: Potpourri

Moderators: Jordan Ziegler, MD & Catherine Chong, MD

10:30 - 11:00 amTop 10 Head and Neck Imaging Pearls - Richard Wiggins, MD
11:00 - 11:30 amGreat Neuroradiology Cases/Pearls from the NIH - John Butman MD PhD
11:30 - 12:00 pmWrong-Level Spine Surgery: The Importance of Recognizing Transitional Anatomy - Drs. Kaye and Richard Westmark
12:00 - 12:40 pmCase Reports
4:30 - 7:00 pmLake Cruise to the Private Gardens of Mr. Hagadone (Owner) — Aboard the Mish-an-Nock and Return (Boardwalk)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Grand Gala – Hagadone Event Center (Separate Registration Required)

Sunday, September 29

7:00 - 7:55 amContinental Breakfast
7:55 - 8:00 amAnnouncements

FOCUS SESSION: Hot Topics: Deep Dive

Moderators: Rajiv Bapuraj, MD & Remy Lobo, MD

8:00 - 8:30 amArtificial Intelligence: How does it Actually Work? - Peter Chang MD
8:30 - 9:00 amCompressed Sensing - Jon Tamir PhD , from UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept
9:00 - 9:30 amNew Endovascular Treatments for chronic subdural hematomas and low back pain - J. Scott Pannell, MD
9:30 - 10:10 amCase Reports
10:10 - 10:30 amBreak

FOCUS SESSION: BRAIN

Moderators: Nikdokht Farid, MD & Brownyn Hamilton, MD

10:30 - 11:00 amBrain Tumor Molecular Genetics for the Neuroradiologist - James Chen, MD
11:00 - 11:30 amPostoperative evaluation of brain tumors - Niky Farid, MD
11:30 - 12:00 pmDiffusion Imaging Applications - Bing Wang, MD
12:00 - 12:20 pmClosing remarks - Hollie A. Lai, MD

Speakers

Invited Faculty

John D. Barr, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA, FSNIS

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

 

Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR

Mecklenburg Radiology Associates
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Sharona Ben-Haim MD

UCSD Neurosurgery
San Diego, California

 

Divya Bolar MD PhD

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

 

John Butman MD PhD

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland

 

Peter Chang, MD

University of California Irvine
Irvine, California

 

James Chen, MD

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, California

 

Alison V. Crum MD

University of Utah, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Nikdokht (Niky) Farid, MD

University of San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California

 

Bassem A. Georgy, MD

San Diego Imaging
San Diego, California

 

Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Pasadena, California

 

John L. Go, MD, FACR

LAC/USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

 

Steven G. Imbesi, MD

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, California

 

Claudia F. E. Kirsch, MD

NSUH - Dept of Radiology
Manhasset, New York

 

Keith E. Kortman, MD

San Diego Imaging
San Diego, California

 

Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, California

 

Nick Matthees, MD

Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, Arizona

 

Marin A. McDonald, MD, PhD

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

 

J. Scott Pannell, MD

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

 

Howard A. Rowley, MD

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

 

Noriko Salamon, MD

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Los Angeles, Calfornia

 

Gaurang V. Shah, MD

University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Jon Tamir, Ph.D.

Research Associate Engineer
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

 

Bing Wang, MD

MD Anderson
Houston, Texas

 

Kaye D. Westmark, MD

The University of Texas
Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas

Richard M. Westmark, MD, FAANS

Houston Spine and Neurosurgery Center
The University of Texas
Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas

 

Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Wade H.M. Wong, DO, FACR, FAOCR

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

 

WNRS 2018- 2019 Executive Committee

 

PRESIDENT

Hollie A. Lai, MD

CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange County

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Orange, California

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT/PROGRAM CHAIR

Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, California

 

SECRETARY

Ashok Srinivasan, MD

University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

TREASURER

Jennifer L. Becker, BMBS, MRCS, FRCR

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

 

RULES COMMITTEE CHAIR

Gregory W. Petermann, MD

Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, WI

 

 

FIRST PAST PRESIDENT

 Edward P. Quigley, III, MD, PhD

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

 

SECOND PAST PRESIDENT

Steven G. Imbesi, MD

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, California

Registration

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.

Fees

Registration Type Regular Rate
Non-Members$1000.00
WNRS Members$575.00
Resident/Fellows$350.00

A Late fee of $150.00 has be added to the registrations received after August 26, 2019

Optional Add-Ons

Add-On Type Regular Rate
Golf Tournament (lunch included)$250.00$250.00
Spouse/Guest$225.00$225.00

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Accommodations

The Coeur d'Alene Resort

115 S 2nd St,
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
855-999-7998
Group Rate:
Lake Tower Run of House - Single/Double $299.00
Park Tower Run of House - Single/Double $249.00
Cut-off Date: August 18, 2019
All rates are per room per night. Room rates are subject to applicable taxes and surcharges. The room rates are subject to State and Lodging tax at 8% and surcharge at 5%. Group rate honored 3 days pre and post, based on availability.

Traveling by Air

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is located 40 minutes east of the Spokane International Airport (GEG), offering nonstop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities.

The Coeur d’Alene Air Terminal is available for corporate and private aircraft.

Airport limousine service is available from both the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene facilities with advance reservations.  Details below.


Transportation Options to The Coeur d’Alene Resort from Spokane International Airport

Luxury Van and Town Car Service

The Coeur d'Alene Resort offers a wide range of transportation options. From the motor coach fleet—featuring leather seating and on-board entertainment systems—to custom luxury vans with flat screen television monitors, reclining captain's chairs and complimentary beverage service, The Coeur d'Alene transportation fleet ensures a smooth relaxing ride. For the ultimate in privacy and comfort, be sure to request the stylish Lincoln Town Car SUV.

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Fleet:

  • 13-Passenger Coach Vehicles
  • 8-Passenger Custom Luxury Vans
  • 6-Passenger Custom Luxury Vans
  • Lincoln MKT Town Cars (private)

Spokane International Airport Transportation Services
Round Trip: $69 | Children 2 & Under: $29
One-Way: $50 | Children 2 & Under: $20

To contact the resort’s transportation department for scheduling, call 208-765-4000. Please note that 48-hour notice is required for all transportation requests or cancellations.

For more information, please refer to the web link:  TRAVEL TOOLS


Venue

The Coeur d’ Alene Golf and Spa Resort

115 S 2nd St.
Coeur d'Alene ID 83814 United States

http://www.cdaresort.com/

(208) 209-5031

Travel

Traveling by Air

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is located 40 minutes east of the Spokane International Airport (GEG), offering nonstop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities.

The Coeur d’Alene Air Terminal is available for corporate and private aircraft.

Airport limousine service is available from both the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene facilities with advance reservations.  Details below.

Transportation Options to The Coeur d’Alene Resort from Spokane International Airport

Luxury Van and Town Car Service

The Coeur d'Alene Resort offers a wide range of transportation options. From the motor coach fleet—featuring leather seating and on-board entertainment systems—to custom luxury vans with flat screen television monitors, reclining captain's chairs and complimentary beverage service, The Coeur d'Alene transportation fleet ensures a smooth relaxing ride. For the ultimate in privacy and comfort, be sure to request the stylish Lincoln Town Car SUV.

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Fleet:

  • 13-Passenger Coach Vehicles
  • 8-Passenger Custom Luxury Vans
  • 6-Passenger Custom Luxury Vans
  • Lincoln MKT Town Cars (private)

Spokane International Airport Transportation Services
Round Trip: $69 | Children 2 & Under: $29
One-Way: $50 | Children 2 & Under: $20

To contact the resort’s transportation department for scheduling, call 208-765-4000. Please note that 48-hour notice is required for all transportation requests or cancellations.

For more information, please refer to the web link:  TRAVEL TOOLS

Rental Car

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