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Western Neuroradiological Society 2021

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Educational Description

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
WNRS President


Educational Objectives

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


Target Audience

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 amContinental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:15 amAnnouncements/Welcome

FOCUS SESSION: Head and Neck

Moderators: Justin Cramer, Nick Koontz and John Kim

7:15 - 7:35 amTemporal Bone Tumors - John Go
7:35 - 7:55 amNasopharyngeal Tumors - Brownyn Hamilton
7:55 - 8:15 amPerfusion Imaging of the Neck - Remy Lobo
8:15 - 8:30 amDiffusion Imaging of the Neck - Gloria Guzman
8:30 - 8:45 am Post Surgical Imaging of Invasive Fungal Sinsusits- Penny Thomas
8:45 - 9:00 amThe Imaging of Reconstruction Flaps in the Head and Neck - Jenny McCarty
9:00 - 9:20 amCentral Skull Base - Tanya Rath
9:20 - 9:40 amPosterior Skull Base - Joseph Hoxworth
9:40 - 10:10 amBreak (vendor presentation session)

FOCUS SESSION: Brain: Epilepsy

Moderators: James Chen and Devdutta Warhadpande

10:10 - 10:30 amScientific Presentations
10:30 - 10:50 amClinical Perspectives on Brain Tumor Recurrence - William Erly
10:50 - 11:10 amBreakthroughs in PET for Alzheimer's Disease - Phil Kuo
11:10 - 11:30 amThe New Face of Mentorship - Michelle Johnson
11:30 - 11:50 amThe Future of Medical Education - Richard Wiggins
12:00 pmGolf Tournament - Tournament Coordinator: Keith Kortman
6:00 - 7:30 pmOpening Reception

Friday, October 08

6:30 - 7:30 amBreakfast and Learn

FOCUS SESSION: Spine: AI In Practice

Moderators: Lisa Watanabe, Edward Quigley, Paul Kim and Jason Liu

7:30 - 7:50 amOverview of AI and Regulatory Issues - Lisa Watanabe
7:50 - 8:10 amQuantitative AI, Radiogenomics - Peter Chang
8:10 - 8:30 amAI in the Outpatient Setting ( Subtle, IcoMetrix, Neuroquant) - Suzie Bash
8:30 - 8:50 amAI in the Hospital ( AI doc and Rapid and Neuroquant) - Frank Moser
8:50 - 9:10 amAI of the Back and the Back Office - Lawrence Tanenbaum
9:10 - 9:30 amAccelerated imaging, GAN, and the Future - Gregory Zaharchuk
9:30 - 10:00 amPanel Discussion: AI in practice
10:00 - 10:30 amBreak (vendor presentations)

FOCUS SESSION: Enhance Your Practice: Therapeutic Interventions

Moderators: Keith Kortman, Joe Houkal and Emma Moss

10:15 - 11:00 amGame Show: Organized by Remy Lobo, Miriam Peckham, James Chen and Justin Cramer
11:00 - 11:20 amAdjacent Segment Disease: imaging and intervention - Baseem Georgy
11:20 - 11:40 amMRI Imaging in Spinal Trauma: A surgical Perspective - John Hurlbert
11:40 am - 12:00 pmCellular regenerative therapies for the spine - William Moore
12:00 - 12:20 pmIntraarterial chemotherapy treatment for retinoblastoma - Gary Nesbit
12:20 - 12:40 pmTreatment of Pediatric High Flow aneurysms - Gary Duckwiler
12:40 - 1:00 pmPost Operative Imaging of Intracranial Aneurysms - Gaurang Shah

Saturday, October 09

7:00 - 7:30 amAnnual Business Meeting Breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 amAnnual Business Meeting
8:15 - 8:45 amASNR 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 amENRS Invited Lecture - Pattern Recognition in Pediatric Metabolic Disease- Thierry Huismann MD PhD
9:05 - 9:25 amDegenerative 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 amAcute stroke imaging MRI paradigm - Nancy Pham
11:10 - 11:30 amAcute stroke imaging CT paradigm - Anthony Kuner
11:30 - 11:50 amMayhem in the Brainstem and Posterior Fossa Stroke Syndromes - Samuel Rogers
11:50 am - 12:10 pmPerfusion Imaging in stroke: Application and challenges - Jared Narvid
12:10 - 12:30 pmVessel 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 pmThrombectomy: the good, the bad and the ugly - Jeremy Heit
4:30 - 7:00 pmLake Cruise ???
7:00 - 11:00 pmGrand Gala

Sunday, October 10

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

FOCUS SESSION: Stroke: Spine

Moderators: John Barr, Kalen Riley and Ali Mian

7:30 - 7:50 amActionable findings in the painful spine - Miriam Peckham
7:50 - 8:10 amDTI in spine trauma: Potential, promises, and reality - Jason Talbott 
8:10 - 8:30 amTaking The Fast Lane on Spinal MRI - Marco Pinho
8:30 - 9:00 amNew Hardware, Old complications - Lex Mitchell
9:00 - 9:30 amCT guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of CSF venous fistulas -Heather Early
9:30 - 10:00 amSpine masses, mimics and malignancy - Marin McDonald
10:00 - 10:30 Break


Moderators: Blair Winegar and Wende Gibbs

10:30 - 11:00 amScientific Presentatiions
11:00 - 11:20 amMeningiomas: a wolf in sheep's clothing - Jeremy Hughes
11:20 -12:00 pmNormal Pressure Hydrocephalus - Kevin King
12:00- 12:10 pmClosing remarks - Ashok Srinivasan


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Registration Type Early Rate * Regular Rate
WNRS Members$575.00
A Late fee of $150.00 has be added to the registrations received after September 7, 2021$

Optional Add-Ons

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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