37th Annual MRI of the Head & Spine 2020: National Symposium

09/29/20 - 09/30/20
Wynn Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 10.75

Category A CE Credits: 11.75

Reduced Hotel Room Rate: Only $109.00 per Night! *
* (+Taxes & Fees)

All of these educational activities will be held in person or via webcast. Should the in person meeting not be possible you will have the option to participate in the virtual meeting, receive a tuition credit, or a full refund.

Registered attendees have access to the archived lectures for 6 months.
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Each meeting registrant must have, and be registered under their own account, in order to obtain CME.


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All of these educational activities will be held in person or via webcast. Should the in person meeting not be possible you will have the option to participate in the virtual meeting, receive a tuition credit, or a full refund.
About The Meeting
This symposium provides a practical, comprehensive review of the important aspects of clinical MRI/MRA of the head & spine. Physicians and technologists practicing neuroradiography utilizing MRI should expand their knowledge base and obtain additional information on safe and efficient scanning protocols.

Target Audience
This CME activity designed to educate physicians who supervise and interpret neurological MRI studies. This CME activity should also be useful for referring physicians who order these studies so that they might gain a greater appreciation of the strengths and limitations of clinically relevant neuroradiology. MR Technologists should also find this program beneficial.

Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Optimize imaging protocols and techniques to effectively assess CNS pathology.
  • Effectively assess cerebral hemorrhage, the temporal bone, neurodegenerative disorders and CNS infections.
  • Discuss the expanded role of MRI/MRA of the brain and spine.
  • Review and recognize the diverse pathology that affects the spine, including congenital, degenerative, demyelinating, inflammatory, traumatic, and vascular conditions.
  • Describe evolving MRI applications and techniques used to evaluate the brain and spine.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in continuing medical education since 1975.

Educational Symposia appreciates our corporate supporters and exhibitors. A list of industry supporters will be provided and acknowledged at the meeting.

Registration & Cancellation Information
Early registration is strongly suggested as capacity may be limited. We will accept registrations on a first-come basis due to possible restriction on the number of registrants able to attend this course in person. Should you register to attend the meeting in-person and the meeting is not able to proceed as a live event, you will have the option to participate in the virtual meeting, receive a tuition credit, or a full refund.
Educational Symposia (ESI) as planner and presenter of this meeting, and Professional Travel as the official travel agency for this meeting, claim no liability for the acts of any suppliers or the safety of any attendees while in transit to, from, or during this event or any optional activities. The total amount of liability, if any, for the meeting organizer is limited to a refund of the registration fee, and Professional Travel's responsibility is limited to that of an agent.

Special Note for the Disabled
Educational Symposia wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact our office at (813) 806-1000.
Scientific Sponsor
Educational Symposia
Meeting Accreditation
Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologists: This activity is approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for 11.75 Category A continuing education credits. Please visit www.edusymp.com or call 813-806-1000 regarding the availability of Category A CE credit.

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs): Educational Symposia has been granted Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). This allows Educational Sympoisa to develop and implement SAMs that satisfy ABR Part II MOC requirements.
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
Moderator Head & Spine:
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
8:00–8:40 AI in Healthcare
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
8:40 – 9:20 Imaging Evaluation of Head and Neck Pathology
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
9:20 – 10:00 Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Wende N. Gibbs, M.D., MA
10:00 – 10:15 Question and Answer Session
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
SAM Session
10:30 – 11:00 Imaging in Headache
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
11:00 – 11:30 The Perineural Highway: MR Imaging of the Skull Base Foramina and Cranial Nerves
Marin A. McDonald, M.D. Ph.D.
11:30 – 12:20 PM MR of Skull Base Tumors
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
12:20 – 12:30 Question and Answer Session
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 2:00 MR Contrast Agents Safety Update
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
2:00 – 2:30 Differential Diagnosis of Basal Ganglia Abnormalities
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
2:30 – 3:00 Advanced MR Imaging of the Anterior Skull Base
Marin A. McDonald, M.D. Ph.D.
3:00 – 3:15 Question and Answer Session
3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
3:30 – 4:00 Quality, Efficiency and Survival with Patient Centric Imaging
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
4:00 – 4:30 White Matter Diseases
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
4:30 – 5:00 What's Up Your Nose? Complimentary Role of MR and CT in the Evaluation of Sinonasal Malignancy
Marin A. McDonald, M.D.
5:00 – 5:15 Question and Answer Session
5:15 End of Session
7:00 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
7:00 – 8:00 Registration for Musculoskeletal MRI
8:00 – 8:30 Advanced Imaging of the Spine
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
8:30 – 9:00 Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Leaks
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
9:00 – 9:30 Spine Infections and Mimics
Wende N. Gibbs, M.D., MA
9:30 – 10:00 Spine Tumors: Intradural
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break for Registrants
10:15 – 10:45 Spine Emergencies
Wende N. Gibbs, M.D., MA
10:45 – 11:15 Cervical Spine Trauma
John F. Feller, M.D.
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break for Registrants
11:15  End of Course
11:30 – 12:00 PM Vendor Forum  ♦
  ♦ Not accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Faculty & topics subject to change.
Program Co-Directors:
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR

John F. Feller, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Halo Dx
Menlo Park, CA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Wende N. Gibbs, M.D.
Division of Neuroradiology
Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
National Medical Director
Director of Regenerative Medicine
Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Marin A. McDonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Diego

Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
Consultant, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Neuroradiology Division
Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Neuroradiology

Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Director of CT, MR and Advanced Imaging
Medical Director East Region
RadNet, Inc.

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