Western Neuroradiological Society 2021
The WNRS Annual Meeting is designed to provide an enhanced educational experience in various topics pertaining to the practice of neuroradiology and cutting edge updates in our field. The 2021 meeting will feature amongst other topics specific focus sessions on brain and spine imaging, head and neck imaging, brain, AI in practice, therapeutic interventions, and acute stroke imaging.
Letter From the President
Dear Friends, Colleagues, and WNRS Society Supporters:
It gives me great pleasure to invite one and all to attend the WNRS 53rd Annual meeting to be held at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada from Thursday October 7 through Sunday October 10, 2021.
President-elect Jennifer Becker, BMBS, MRCS, FRCR has put together an excellent program that is a balanced combination of educational activities, social events and networking opportunities. With focus sessions covering multiple topics in neuroradiology including practical AI and therapeutic interventions, the program offers an in depth review of topics to interest and engage all who practice neuroradiology.
The faculty and moderators for the 2021 meeting include speakers from all across the geographic boundaries of the society, and span upcoming talented junior faculty to internationally established renowned neuroradiologists. There will also be a Game show to help us relax and refresh ourselves after absorbing all the educational material!
A number of Radiology’s top vendors will be sponsoring our meeting, bringing their expertise to the meeting, and providing many opportunities for direct interaction and information exchange.
Apart from CME- and SAM-accredited content, we encourage everyone to submit scientific abstracts and case reports that will be presented during dedicated Oral presentations sessions. Residents and fellows are the future of our society and we strongly urge mentors to help them through this process and also welcome them to become involved with our Society.
While the past year and a half has not been easy for many of us, on both a personal level and professionally, the gradual opening of the country gives me hope that we will be able to renew our societal relationships in person again this year. On that optimistic note, I really look forward to again seeing my friends, colleagues and society supporters at the meeting in Reno this fall.
Ashok Srinivasan, MD FACR
Upon completion of this meeting the following goals and objectives will have been met:
- Discuss brain tumor recurrence on imaging and newer developments for Alzheimer disease imaging
- Discuss spinal pathologies ranging from trauma, masses, CSF venous fistula and hardware complications
- To understand applications of AI in clinical practice and challenges with its integration
- Learn about imaging evaluation of head and neck tumors with emphasis on advanced imaging techniques and assessment of postoperative flaps.
- Learn about different therapeutic interventions ranging from spinal procedures to intraarterial retinoblastoma treatment to pediatric aneurysm therapy
- Discuss recent advances in vascular imaging with focus on workup of acute ischemic stroke
The 53rd 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.
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 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Thursday, October 07
|6:30 - 7:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|7:00 - 7:15 am||Announcements/Welcome|
FOCUS SESSION: Head and Neck
Moderators: Justin Cramer, Nick Koontz and John Kim
|7:15 - 7:35 am||Temporal Bone Tumors - John Go|
|7:35 - 7:55 am||Nasopharyngeal Tumors - Brownyn Hamilton|
|7:55 - 8:15 am||Perfusion Imaging of the Neck - Remy Lobo|
|8:15 - 8:30 am||Diffusion Imaging of the Neck - Gloria Guzman|
|8:30 - 8:45 am||Post Surgical Imaging of Invasive Fungal Sinsusits- Penny Thomas|
|8:45 - 9:00 am||The Imaging of Reconstruction Flaps in the Head and Neck - Jenny McCarty|
|9:00 - 9:20 am||Central Skull Base - Tanya Rath|
|9:20 - 9:40 am||Posterior Skull Base - Joseph Hoxworth|
|9:40 - 10:10 am||Break (vendor presentation session)|
FOCUS SESSION: Brain: Epilepsy
Moderators: James Chen and Devdutta Warhadpande
|10:10 - 10:30 am||Scientific Presentations|
|10:30 - 10:50 am||Clinical Perspectives on Brain Tumor Recurrence - William Erly|
|10:50 - 11:10 am||Breakthroughs in PET for Alzheimer's Disease - Phil Kuo|
|11:10 - 11:30 am||The New Face of Mentorship - Michelle Johnson|
|11:30 - 11:50 am||The Future of Medical Education - Richard Wiggins|
|12:00 pm||Golf Tournament - Tournament Coordinator: Keith Kortman|
|6:00 - 7:30 pm||Opening Reception|
Friday, October 08
|6:30 - 7:30 am||Breakfast and Learn|
FOCUS SESSION: Spine: AI In Practice
Moderators: Lisa Watanabe, Edward Quigley, Paul Kim and Jason Liu
|7:30 - 7:50 am||Overview of AI and Regulatory Issues - Lisa Watanabe|
|7:50 - 8:10 am||Quantitative AI, Radiogenomics - Peter Chang|
|8:10 - 8:30 am||AI in the Outpatient Setting ( Subtle, IcoMetrix, Neuroquant) - Suzie Bash|
|8:30 - 8:50 am||AI in the Hospital ( AI doc and Rapid and Neuroquant) - Frank Moser|
|8:50 - 9:10 am||AI of the Back and the Back Office - Lawrence Tanenbaum|
|9:10 - 9:30 am||Accelerated imaging, GAN, and the Future - Gregory Zaharchuk|
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Panel Discussion: AI in practice|
|10:00 - 10:30 am||Break (vendor presentations)|
FOCUS SESSION: Enhance Your Practice: Therapeutic Interventions
Moderators: Keith Kortman, Joe Houkal and Emma Moss
|10:15 - 11:00 am||Game Show: Organized by Remy Lobo, Miriam Peckham, James Chen and Justin Cramer|
|11:00 - 11:20 am||Adjacent Segment Disease: imaging and intervention - Baseem Georgy|
|11:20 - 11:40 am||MRI Imaging in Spinal Trauma: A surgical Perspective - John Hurlbert|
|11:40 am - 12:00 pm||Cellular regenerative therapies for the spine - William Moore|
|12:00 - 12:20 pm||Intraarterial chemotherapy treatment for retinoblastoma - Gary Nesbit|
|12:20 - 12:40 pm||Treatment of Pediatric High Flow aneurysms - Gary Duckwiler|
|12:40 - 1:00 pm||Post Operative Imaging of Intracranial Aneurysms - Gaurang Shah|
Saturday, October 09
|7:00 - 7:30 am||Annual Business Meeting Breakfast|
|7:30 - 8:15 am||Annual Business Meeting|
|8:15 - 8:45 am||ASNR President's Address - Tina Young Poussaint MD, FACR (remote)|
FOCUS SESSION: Head/Neck Radiology
Moderators: Ashok Srinivasan, Sophia Symko and Jay Starkey
|8:45 - 9:05 am||ENRS Invited Lecture - Pattern Recognition in Pediatric Metabolic Disease- Thierry Huismann MD PhD|
|9:05 - 9:25 am||Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (?remote) - Jeffrey Ross|
|9:25 - 10:15 am||Interventional Treatment Strategies for CSF Pressure Related Headache. Point and Counterpoint for aggressive treatment - Troy Hutchins and John Karis|
|10:15 - 10:45 am||Break: Vendor|
FOCUS SESSION: Potpourri: Acute Stroke Imaging
Moderators: Scott McNally, Lidia Nagae and Justin Honce
|10:50 - 11:10 am||Acute stroke imaging MRI paradigm - Nancy Pham|
|11:10 - 11:30 am||Acute stroke imaging CT paradigm - Anthony Kuner|
|11:30 - 11:50 am||Mayhem in the Brainstem and Posterior Fossa Stroke Syndromes - Samuel Rogers|
|11:50 am - 12:10 pm||Perfusion Imaging in stroke: Application and challenges - Jared Narvid|
|12:10 - 12:30 pm||Vessel wall imaging in stroke - Mahmud Mossa-Basha|
|12:30 - 12:50 pm||Making a difference to patient care. Stroke post processing software in practice - Daniel Chow|
|12:50 -1:10 pm||Thrombectomy: the good, the bad and the ugly - Jeremy Heit|
|4:30 - 7:00 pm||Lake Cruise ???|
|7:00 - 11:00 pm||Grand Gala|
Sunday, October 10
|7:00 - 7:55 am||Breakfast|
|7:55 - 8:00 am||Announcements|
FOCUS SESSION: Stroke: Spine
Moderators: John Barr, Kalen Riley and Ali Mian
|7:30 - 7:50 am||Actionable findings in the painful spine - Miriam Peckham|
|7:50 - 8:10 am||DTI in spine trauma: Potential, promises, and reality - Jason Talbott|
|8:10 - 8:30 am||Taking The Fast Lane on Spinal MRI - Marco Pinho|
|8:30 - 9:00 am||New Hardware, Old complications - Lex Mitchell|
|9:00 - 9:30 am||CT guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of CSF venous fistulas -Heather Early|
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Spine masses, mimics and malignancy - Marin McDonald|
|10:00 - 10:30||Break|
FOCUS SESSION: BRAIN
Moderators: Blair Winegar and Wende Gibbs
|10:30 - 11:00 am||Scientific Presentatiions|
|11:00 - 11:20 am||Meningiomas: a wolf in sheep's clothing - Jeremy Hughes|
|11:20 -12:00 pm||Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus - Kevin King|
|12:00- 12:10 pm||Closing remarks - Ashok Srinivasan|
|Registration Type||Early Rate *||Regular Rate|
|A Late fee of $150.00 has be added to the registrations received after September 7, 2021||$|
|Add-On Type||Early Rate *||Regular Rate|
|Golf Tournament (lunch included)||$90.00||$90.00|
* Early Registration must be completed by September 07, 2021
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