NEURORADIOLOGY
Post Graduate Course

Monday – Wednesday, September 15 – 17, 2014

HEAD AND NECK RADIOLOGY

Thursday – Friday, September 18 – 19, 2014

The Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142



The educational objective of this intensive five-day course is to provide a comprehensive review of basic and advanced principles in the management, acquisition and interpretation of structural and functional imaging studies of the brain, spine, and extra-cranial head and neck. Interactive learning formats such as Q&A sessions and group case discussions will be incorporated into the course to enable the participants to develop new strategies they can use in their practice setting. This year’s highlights include symposia on Cerebrovascular Diseases, Intracranial Hemorrhage and Trauma, Pediatric Neuroimaging, Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors, Neurocognitive Disorders, White Matter, Gray Matter, Infection and Inflammation, and Diseases of the Spine.

Neuroimaging is a rapidly advancing field with frequent new developments in scanning modalities, protocols, clinical indications, patient management, and post-processing techniques. These can result in practice gaps among caregivers challenged to continually update their experience and expertise.

New concepts and recent development in the diagnostic approach to clinical problems using basic and advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), angiography, fMRI, MRS, PET, and neurovascular sonography will be discussed by leaders in the field. The course is designed for beginning and experienced radiologists and neuroradiologists in clinical practice.

This course should be of special interest to those who plan to take the examination for the Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in neuroradiology, which is sponsored by the American Board of Radiology.

It will also be of interest to neurosurgeons, neurologists, otolaryngologists, osteopaths, neuroscience clinicians, residents, technologists, technical representatives, health planners, and residents preparing for board examinations in radiology, neurology or neurosurgery. This will be a unique opportunity for the participants to enhance their skills and evaluate some of the latest advances in the field of radiology. A renowned guest faculty, well known for their extensive contributions in neuroradiology, head and neck radiology, functional MRI and MR spectroscopy will join distinguished faculty from Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in presenting this year’s up-to-date overview. A comprehensive syllabus will be provided as a permanent record of the course.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Select the most appropriate and cost effective imaging studies for specific clinical problems of the central nervous system (CNS) and head and neck

  • Provide a full range of diagnostic possibilities for simple and complex imaging problems of the CNS and head and neck

  • Integrate the most current pathophysiological and pathological concepts into the interpretation of these imaging studies

  • Use advanced imaging stud ies to differentiate stroke from stroke mimics and determine appropriate patient triage

  • Utilize advanced imaging studies to differentiate brain tumors from other ring enhancing masses, to differentiate progressive tumor from treatment related changes and determine appropriate patient therapy

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The target audience, includes, but is not limited to:

Neurosurgeons, neurologists, otolaryngologists, osteopaths, neuroscience clinicians, residents, technologists, technical representatives, health planners, and residents preparing for board examinations in radiology, neurology or neurosurgery.

ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 39.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Neuroradiology for a maximum of 28.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Head and Neck Radiology for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 39.75 ECMEC© Credits are available. Neuroradiology for a maximum of 28.50 ECMEC© Credits. Head and Neck Radiology for a maximum of 15.50 ECMEC© Credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*


NEURORADIOLOGY Post Graduate Course

Denotes SAM Credits

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
5:30–7:30 PM
Registration
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
7:00-8:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast
HOT TOPICS
7:30-7:45
CT Dose Reduction Pearls
Dr Stuart Pomerantz
7:45-8:00
Advances in CT imaging
Dr Rajiv Gupta
8:00-8:15
Advances in MR imaging
Dr William Copen
8:15-8:45
Gyral Anatomy
Dr Thomas Naidich
SAM 1 - Mini Symposium in Cerebrovascular Diseases
8:45-9:15
Acute Ischemic Stoke: Algorithm for Diagnosis and Triage
Dr Pamela Schaefer
9:15-9:45
Intravenous and Intra-arterial Treatment Options: Where do we stand?
Dr Thabele Leslie-Mazwi
SAM 2 - Mini Symposium on Intracranial Hemorrhage and Trauma
9:45-10:15
Head Trauma: Pearls and Pitfalls
Dr Michael Lev
10:15-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-11:00
Advanced Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr Rajiv Gupta
11:00-11:30
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Emerging Concepts
Dr Ann McKee
11:30-12:00
Algorithms for Hemorrhagic Stroke Imaging
Dr Javier Romero
12:00-12:30
Aneurysms and AVM’s/Advances in Imaging
Dr James Rabinov
12:30-1:45
Lunch Break
1:45-2:15
Evidence Based Efficient Algorithms for Neuroimaging
Dr R. Gilberto Gonzalez
SAM 3 - Mini Symposium on Pediatric Neuroimaging
2:15-2:45
State of the Art Imaging of Epilepsy
Dr Sandra Rincon
2:45-3:15
Hydrocephalus: Imaging and Treatment
Dr William Butler
3:15-3:45
Pediatric Brain Tumors
Dr Tina Young Poussaint
3:45-4:00
Coffee Break
4:00-4:30
Pediatric White Matter Disease
Dr Paul Caruso
4:30-5:00
Advances in Neonatal Imaging
Dr Ellen Grant
5:00-5:30
Case Presentation
Dr Pamela Schaefer
5:30
Adjourn
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
7:00-8:15
Continental Breakfast
SAM 4 - Symposium in Brain Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment
7:30-8:00
Insula
Dr Thomas Naidich
8:00-8:30
Men Syndromes
Dr James Smirniotopoulos
8:30-9:00
fMRI, DTI, and Intra-operative MRI for Brain Tumor Surgery
Dr Bradley Buchbinder
9:00-9:30
Imaging Intra-Axial Tumors
Dr James Smirniotopoulos
9:30-10:00
Differential Diagnosis of Enhancing Masses Made Simple
Dr Michael Lev
10:00-10:15
Coffee Break
10:15-10:45
Imaging Extra-Axial Lesions (including the Phakomatoses)
Dr James Smirniotopoulos
10:45-11:15
Metastases
Dr Daniel Cahill
11:15-11:45
Imaging GBM Treatments: “Pseudo” Response & Progression
Dr Otto Rapalino
11:45-12:15
Gliobastoma: The Clinical Perspective
Dr Tracey Batchelor
12:15-1:30
Lunch Break
SAM 5 - Mini Symposium on White Matter, Gray Matter, Infections, and Inflammation
1:30-2:00
Diseases of White Matter
Dr Pamela Schaefer
2:00-2:30
Diseases of Gray Matter
Dr James Smirniotopoulos
2:30-3:00
Infections and Inflammation
Dr M. Judith Donovan Post
Special Symposium on Neuro-Cognitive Disorders
3:00-3:45
The Big Picture: Brain, Cognition and Consciousness
Dr Jeremy Schmahmann
3:45-4:00
Coffee Break
4:00-4:30
Differential Diagnosis of Dementia: The Role of Imaging
Dr Mykol Larvie
4:30-5:00
Dementia: Clinical Perspective
Dr Bradford Dickerson
5:00-5:30
Interesting Cases
Dr Hillary Kelly
5:30
Adjourn
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
7:00-8:15
Continental Breakfast
Continental Breakfast Symposium
7:30-8:15
The Intervertebral Disc
Dr Stuart Pomerantz
Mini Symposium Ligamentous Vignette
8:15-8:45
Inflammatory Disease of the Spine
Dr M. Judith Donovan Post
8:45-9:15
Adult Spinal Tumor
Dr M. Judith Donovan Post
9:15-9:45
Intradural Spinal Tumors
Dr James Smirniotopoulos
The Juan Taveras Annual Lecture
9:45-10:30
Ligamentous Disease
Dr David B. Hackney
10:30-10:45
Coffee Break
Evidentiary Based Practice in 2014
10:45-11:15
The Post- Operative Spine: An Evidenced Based Approach
Dr Thomas Naidich
11:15-11:45
Evidentiary Basis of the Diagnostic Work-up of Low Back Pain
Dr Michael Modic
11:45-1:00
Lunch Break
1:00-1:30
Evidentiary Basis of Interventions for Low Back Pain
Dr Michael Modic
1:30-2:00
Optimizing multidisciplinary Neurological Care in the Era of Health Care Reform
Dr Michael Modic
2:00-2:30
Vascular Anatomy of the Spinal Column
Dr Thomas Naidich
Vascular and Interventional Diseases of the Spine
2:30-3:00
Syndromic Vascular Malformations of the Pediatric Spine
Dr Darren Orbach
3:00-3:15
Coffee Break
3:15-3:45
Spinal Dural Vascular Malformation: From Diagnosis to Treatment
Dr Ajay Wakhloo
3:45-4:15
Vertebral Augmentation: 2014 Update
Dr Ronil Chandra
4:15-5:00
Case-Based Presentations of Interesting Spinal Diseases
Dr James Smirniotopoulos
5:00
Adjourn

HEAD AND NECK RADIOLOGY

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
7:00-8:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Morning Symposium
Moderator Dr Hugh Curtin
7:30-8:00
Interesting Head and Neck Cases
Dr Marybeth Cunnane
8:00-8:45
Imaging of the Temporal Bone – Part I Introduction: Anatomy and Current Clinical Issues
Dr Hugh Curtin
8:45-9:30
Imaging of the Temporal Bone – Part II Inflammation and Cholesteatoma
Dr Gul Moonis
9:30-10:15
Imaging of the Temporal Bone – Part III Tumors
Dr Amy Juliano
10:15-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-11:15
Imaging of the Temporal Bone – Part IV Otosclerosis and Dysplasias
Dr Osamu Sakai
11:15-12:00
Imaging of the Globe and Optic Nerve
Dr Marybeth Cunnane
NEURORADIOLOGY REGISTRANTS AJOURN HERE
12:00-1:15
Lunch Break
Afternoon Symposium Moderator
Moderator Dr Hugh Curtin
1:15-2:00
Orbital Imaging
Dr Paul Caruso
2:00-2:45
Imaging of the Parapharyngeal Region
Dr Hugh Curtin
2:45-3:00
Coffee Break
3:00-3:30
Parathyroid Imaging
Dr George Hunter
3:30-4:00
Imaging of the Larynx
Dr Hugh Curtin
4:00-4:30
Interventional Head and Neck
Dr James Rabinov
4:30-5:00
Questions
5:00
Adjourn
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
7:00-8:15
Continental Breakfast
Morning Symposium
Moderator Dr Alfred Weber
7:30-8:15
Head and Neck Cases
Dr Hillary Kelly
8:15-9:15
Sinonasal Imaging
Dr Peter Som
9:15-10:00
Patterns of Disease Spread in The Head and Neck
Dr Deborah Reede
10:00-10:15
Coffee Break
10:15-11:15
Imaging of the Cervical Lymph Nodes
Dr Peter Som
11:15-12:00
Post Treatment Neck
Dr Peter Som
12:00-1:15
Lunch Break
Afternoon Symposium Moderator
Moderator Dr Alfred Weber
1:15-2:00
Imaging of the Pharynx and Oral Cavity
Dr Deborah Reede
2:00-2:45
Head and Neck Infection
Dr Deborah Reede
2:45-3:00
Coffee Break
3:00-3:45
Temporomandibular Joint
Dr Stephan Sweriduk
3:45-4:30
Lesions of the Jaw
Dr Alfred Weber
4:30-5:00
Questions
5:00
Adjourn

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION



Class Number #341135

Tuition Fees: Physicians $1,050.00 (USD)
Neuroradiology Course Physicians $850.00 (USD)
Head and Neck Radiology Course Physicians $775.00 (USD)
Allied Health Professionals $750.00 (USD)
Residents and Fellows in Training $750.00 (USD)

PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States Bank or by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

If paying by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School - Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

If paying by credit card, please register online.

Telephone, fax or mail-in registration with credit card payment is not accepted.

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384‑8600, Monday ‑ Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM (EST), or by email: hms‑cme@hms.harvard.edu

Upon receipt of your registration form an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Therefore, be sure to include an email address that you check daily/frequently. Your email address is used for critical information about the course including: registration confirmation, course evaluation and certificate.

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Systems-based practice

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.

COURSE LOCATION

All sessions for this course will be held at The Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142. Telephone: 617-806-4200.

ACCOMMODATIONS/TRAVEL

Hotel rooms in Boston and Cambridge are limited. You are urged to make reservations early. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Royal Sonesta Hotel until August 25, 2014. Room rate for the course is $265.00 (single or double). Please specify that you are enrolled in the course to receive a reduced room rate. Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration. For airfare reservations, contact the HMS Travel Desk toll free at 1-877-4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday - Friday, 9 am to 8 pm (ET). From outside the U.S., Canada, and Virgin Islands, please call 1-617-559-3764.



Course #341135





Offered by



Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts
Eye and Ear Infirmary

Departments of Radiology Harvard Medical School

Course Directors
NEURORADIOLOGY
Post Graduate Course:

R. Gilberto Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Joshua A. Hirsch, MD
Michael Lev, MD
Pamela Schaefer, MD

Course Directors
HEAD AND NECK RADIOLOGY
Hugh Curtin, MD
Alfred Weber, MD

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FACULTY

TRACY T. BATCHELOR, MD, MPH

BRADLEY R. BUCHBINDER, MD

WILLIAM E. BUTLER, MD

DANIEL P. CAHILL, MD, PhD

PAUL CARUSO, MD

WILLIAM COPEN, MD

MARYBETH CUNNANE, MD

HUGH D. CURTIN, MD

BRADFORD C. DICKERSON, MD

R. GILBERTO GONZALEZ, MD, PhD

P. ELLEN GRANT, MD

RAJIV GUPTA, MD, PhD

DAVID B. HACKNEY, MD

GEORGE HUNTER, MD, PhD

JOSHUA A. HIRSCH,
MD, FACR, FSIR

AMY JULIANO, MD

HILLARY R. KELLY, MD

MYKOL LARVIE, MD, PhD

THABELE LESLIE-MAZWI, MD

MICHAEL H. LEV, MD, FACR

GUL MOONIS, MD

DARREN B. ORBACH, MD, PhD

WILLIAM E. PALMER, MD

STUART POMERANTZ, MD

JAMES RABINOV, MD

OTTO RAPALINO, MD

SANDRA RINCON, MD

JAVIER ROMERO, MD

PAMELA W. SCHAEFER, MD

JEREMY D. SCHMAHMANN, MD

STEPHEN T. SWERIDUK, MD

TINA YOUNG POUSSAINT, MD

ALFRED WEBER, MD



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