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Western Neuroradiological
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Course Description

Please note: This course will be a virtual activity.

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Please use the following link to submit abstracts:

We encourage scientific presentations, case series and case reports to be sent in an email to the following address:

wnrsabstracts@iicme.net

Please ensure to include the names of all the authors in your abstract submission and keep the word count to less than 500 words.

 

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 Brain: Back to Basics, Spine: Diagnosis and Intervention, Advances in Neuroimaging, Rise of the Machines, Pediatric Neuroimaging, Head and Neck: The Old and the New, and Vascular Imaging: Stroke and Beyond.

Letter From the President

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and WNRS Society Supporters:

I am pleased to invite you to attend the WNRS 52nd Annual meeting Thursday October 22 through Sunday October 25, 2020 to our first virtual meeting.

President-elect Ashok Srinivasan, MD has assembled a terrific program with Focus Sessions covering all the major areas of neuroradiology: Brain, Spine (including interventional spine), Pediatrics, Head and Neck, Vascular, plus sessions on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Imaging techniques. Lectures are delivered by outstanding internationally-renowned faculty from both academics and private practice, making this meeting a useful resource for both academicians and clinical practitioners. There is also a quiz-show format session, which is always entertaining and informative.

Of note, many of radiology’s top vendors will be sponsoring our meeting, showing off their latest and greatest products, with many opportunities for direct interaction and information exchange.

In addition to CME- and SAM-accredited content, there will be original research presented in the Scientific Oral Presentations sessions. We encourage the membership to submit scientific abstracts and case reports for these sessions. As always, if you have fellows or residents in your program, please encourage and mentor them in submitting a scientific paper. We welcome them to become involved with our Society.

To this end, we will again host our Fellow/Attending Job Fair Social to introduce trainees to our superb WNRS members and mentors. This is a great opportunity to network and to explore possible employment and collaborative opportunities.

I really look forward to again seeing my neuroradiology friends and welcoming new members to our wonderful upcoming Western Neuroradiological Society Meeting in Reno next October 2020.

Sincerely,
Roland R. Lee, MD
WNRS President

Educational Objectives

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

  • Revisit the basics of brain imaging including approach to diagnosis of headache, evaluation of epilepsy and brain tumors, and learn about blind spots and normal variants in brain imaging
  • To better understand the reasons to integrate AI into clinical practice and how to overcome practical challenges with its integration
  • Learn about diagnosing spinal tumors, spine trauma, CSF leaks and vertebral augmentation strategies
  • Enhance one’s understanding on recent advances in neuroimaging including dual energy CT and its applications, the future of MR spectroscopy, chemical exchange saturation transfer MRI and development of faster MRI techniques
  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of key changes with the AJCC 8th edition in head and neck cancer staging, and understand the role of NIRADS in this setting.
  • Learn about the top 5 causes of lump in the throat sensation and perineural tumor spread in the head and neck
  • Learn about the role of neuroimaging in pediatric non-accidental trauma, pediatric stroke, CNS tumors in children, and spinal dysraphisms
  • Discuss recent advances in vascular imaging and focus on the pearls and pitfalls of stroke imaging, and the diagnosis and monitoring of high flow vascular lesions.

 

Target Audience

The 52nd 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 12.65 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Schedule

Wednesday, October 21

Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time

Thursday, October 22

FOCUS SESSION: BRAIN – Back to the Basics
Moderator: Dr. Cyrus Raji

8:00a — 8:20a ABCs of Headache Evaluation — Noriko Salamon, MD
8:20a – 8:40a Zap into the Future: Epilepsy Imaging for Today and Beyond — Diana Gomez-Hassan, MD, PhD
8:40a — 9:00a Brain Tumors: Post Treatment Evaluation — Blair Winegar, MD
9:00a — 9:15a Touch-Me-Not: Normal Variants on Brain Imaging — Marin McDonald, MD, PhD
9:15a — 9:30a Touch Me: Blind Spots You Need to Know — Alexander Lerner, MD
9:30a — 10:30a Break / Vendor Presentations
10:30a — 10:55a Scientific Presentations

FOCUS SESSION: RISE OF THE MACHINES – Lick ’em or Join ’em Moderator: Dr. Joshua Nickerson

10:55a — 11:20a The Real Reasons We Need AI — Andreas Rauschecker, MD
11:20a — 11:40a Integrating AI into Workflow: Challenges and Opportunities — Daniel Chow, MD
11:40a — 12:00p Avoiding Pitfalls in AI — Luke N. Ledbetter, MD

Friday, October 23

FOCUS SESSION: SPINE – Fix it, Mend it, Heal it
Moderator: Dr. Esther Yuh

8:00a — 8:20a Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation: Indications and Strategies — Bharathidasan Jagadeesan
8:20a — 8:40a Imaging of Interventional Spine Complications — Bassem Georgy, MD
8:40a — 9:00a Roid Rage: Rethinking the Role of Steroids in Spine Intervention — Nicholas Koontz, MD
9:00a — 9:25a Spine Tumor Imaging: Where Do We Go From Here? — Wende N, Gibbs, MD, MA
9:25a — 9:50a Updates on Spine Trauma: What You Need to Know — Jason F. Talbott, MD, PhD
9:50a — 10:10a Pesky CSF Leaks: The Art of Detection and Treatment — Mark Mamlouk, MD
10:10a — 10:30a Break
10:30a — 11:00a Scientific Presentations

FOCUS SESSION: GAME SHOW (Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!) Moderators: Dr. Koontz, Dr. Lobo and Dr. Radhakrishnan

11:00a — 12:00p Game Show

Saturday, October 24

FOCUS SESSION: Pushing the Envelope: Advances in Neuroimaging
Moderator: Dr. Nandita Guha-Thakurta

8:45a — 9:05a What Dual Energy CT Can Do For You — Reza Forghani, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABR
9:05a — 9:20a MR Spectroscopy: What the Future Holds — James Y. Chen, MD
9:20a — 9:35a Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer: Ready for Primetime? — TBD
9:35a — 9:55a Scanning Better, Scanning Faster — Gregory D. Avey, MD
9:55a — 10:15a Case Reports
10:15a — 10:30a Break

FOCUS SESSION: VASCULAR IMAGING: Stroke and Beyond Moderator: Dr. Toshio Moritani

10:30a — 10:55a Stroke Imaging: Pearls and Pitfalls — Kambiz Nael, MD
10:55a — 11:20a Imaging of CNS Vasculopathies — Nikhdokht Farid, MD
11:20a — 11:40a Diagnosis and Monitoring of High Flow Vascular Lesions — Scott McNally, MD, PhD
11:40a — 12:00p New Kids on the Block — The Latest and Greatest in Vascular Imaging — Mahmoud Mossa-Basha, MD
12:00p — 12:40p Case Reports

Sunday, October 25

FOCUS SESSION: Head and Neck: The Old and the New
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Fischbein

8:00a — 8:25a Key Changes with AJCC 8th Edition — Mohit Agarwal, MD
8:25a — 8:50a Imaging Evaluation in the Post Treatment Neck — Brent D, Griffith, MD
8:50a — 9:10a NIRADS for Head and Neck Cancer — Bruno Policeni, MD
9:10a — 9:30a There’s a Lump in My Throat: Top 5 Causes — Remy R. Lobo, MD
9:30a — 10:00a Perineural Tumor Spread — Gaurang V. Shah, MD
10:00a — 10:15a Case Reports
10:15a — 10:30a Break

FOCUS SESSION: Pediatric Neuroimaging: It’s Not Child’s Play Moderator: Dr. Dennis Shaw

10:30a — 10:55a Neuroimaging in Non-Accidental Trauma — Rupa Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
10:55a — 11:20a Pediatric Stroke: Is that a Real Thing? —Mai-Lan Ho, MD
11:20a — 11:40a Updates in Pediatric CNS Tumors — Mohit Maheshwari, MD, MBBS
11:40a — 12:00p Spinal Dysraphisms — Let’s Not Split Hairs — Anant Krishnan, MD
12:00p — 12:15p Challenging Pediatric Cases - Hervey Segall, MD

Speakers

Invited Faculty

Mohit Agarwal, MD

Froedtert Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gregory D. Avey, MD

University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, Wisconsin

 

James Y. Chen, MD

UC San Diego Health System
San Diego VA Medical Center
La Jolla, California

 

Daniel S. Chow, MD

University of California Irvine
Irvine, California

 

Nikdokht (Niky) Farid, MD

University of San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California

 

Reza Forghani, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABR

McGill University
Montreal, Canada

 

Bassem A. Georgy, MD

San Diego Imaging
San Diego, California

 

Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA

Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona

Brent D, Griffith, MD

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan

 

Diana Gomez-Hassan , MD, PhD

Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA

 

Mai-Lan Ho, MD

Nationwide Children’s
Columbus, Ohio

 

Bharathidasan Jagadeesan, MD

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Nicholas A. Koontz, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Anant Krishnan, MD

Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

 

Luke N. Ledbetter, MD

University of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas

 

Alexander Lerner, MD

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

 

Remy R. Lobo, MD

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Mohit Maheshwari, MD, MBBS

Children's Wisconsin Clinics - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Mark Mamlouk, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

Mahmoud Mossa-Basha, MD

University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

 

Marin A. McDonald, MD, PhD

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

 

Scott McNally, MD, PhD

University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Kambiz Nael, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York

 

Bruno Policeni, MD

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

 

Rupa Radhakrishnan, MD, MS

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Andreas Rauschecker, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

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

 

Jason F. Talbott, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Blair Winegar, MD

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

 

 

WNRS 2019- 2020 Executive Committee

PRESIDENT

Roland R. Lee, MD, FACR

UCSD/VA Medical Center
San Diego, California

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT/PROGRAM CHAIR

Ashok Srinivasan, MD

University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

SECRETARY

Jennifer L. Becker, BMBS, MRCS, FRCR

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

 

TREASURER

Luke N. Ledbetter, MD

The University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, KS

 

RULES COMMITTEE CHAIR

Rihan Khan, MD

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

 

FIRST PAST PRESIDENT

Hollie A. Lai, MD

CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange County
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Orange, California

 

SECOND PAST PRESIDENT

Edward P. Quigley, III, MD, PhD

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Non-Members$250.00
WNRS Members$200.00
Resident/Fellows$150.00

* Early Registration must be completed by September 22, 2020

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