Wednesday Evening, 9 July 2003, 18:30
Poster Reception and Walking Tour
Day One, Thursday, 10 July 2003
07:45 - 08:00 Welcome and Announcements
Morning Moderator:  Muriel Cockburn, DC, RBSc(Hons), PGd.CERT MRI
08:00 - 09:00 Basics of Functional Neuro Imaging
Anne Sawyer-Glover, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
09:00 - 10:00 Cardiac Imaging
Naeem Merchant, M.D., Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Physics: New Pulse Sequences
William Faulkner, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), William Faulkner & Associates, Chattanooga, Tennessee,  USA
11:15 - 11:45 Proffered Papers - Improving Clinical Imaging Techniques in MRI
1st Place Award - Clinical Focus:  Mercedes Pereyra, RT
Quantitative Assessment of Global LV Function Using Sensitivity Encoding (SENSE) Accelerated Balanced FFE
2nd Place Award - Clinical Focus: Claudio Arena, RT (CT)(MR)
Robust Small Field-of-View, High Resolution Contrast Enhanced MRA (CE-MRA) of Renal Arteries Using Sensitivity Encoding in Tow Dimensions (2D-SENSE)
3rd Place Award - Clinical Focus: Eva Wembacher, RT
Comparison of Different Techniques for MR-Colonography

11:45 - 13:30

SMRT Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Afternoon Moderator:  Maureen Ainslie, RT(R)(MR)MS
13:30 - 14:30 Breast Imaging
Petrina Causer, M.D., Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
14:30 - 15:30 Pulse Sequences and Protocols in MSK
Garry Gold, M.D. Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
15:30 - 15:45 Break
15:45 - 16:00 Proffered Paper
President's Award:  Eva Wembacher, RT
Combined Small and Large Bowel MR Imaging in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
16:00 - 17:00 Pre- and Postnatal Pediatric Neuroimaging: How and Why
Erin Simon, M.D., Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
17:00 - 17:30 The Assessment of Gastrointestinal Disorders
Silke Bosk, R.T., and Thomas Lauenstein, M.D., University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
Day Two, Friday, 11 July 2003
7:45 - 8:00 Welcome and Announcements
Morning Moderator:  Julie Lowe, BS, RT(R)(MR)
08:00 - 09:00 Functional MRI: Past, Present, and Future
Lawrence Wald, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
09:00 - 10:00 Stroke Imaging
Richard Frayne, Ph.D., University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Contrast Enhanced MR of the Abdomen: Contrast Agents, Techniques and Findings
Richard Semelka, M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
11:15 - 13:15 MRI Safety Forum and Luncheon
Frank Shellock, Ph.D., Moderator
11:15 - 11:45 Safety Forum: Technologists' Responsibilities
William Faulkner, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), William Faulkner & Associates, Chattanooga, Tennessee,  USA
11:45 - 12:15 Safety Forum: Radiologists' Perspective
A. Gregory Sorensen, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
12:15 - 12:45 Safety Forum: MR Safety Guidelines and Recommendations
Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., Safety Forum Moderator, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
12:45 - 13:15 Safety Forum: Radiologists Perspective-Contrast Agent Safety
A. Gregory Sorensen, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Afternoon Moderator:  Laurian Rohoman, ACR, RT(R)(MR)
13:15 - 13:45 Proffered Papers - Improving on the Analysis and Assessment of MRI Data with New Developments in MRI Research
1st Place Award - Research Focus:  Heather Ducie, BSc(Hons)RT(MR)
Analysis of Perfusion MRI Data in Patients with Severe Cerebrovascular Disease
2nd Place (Tie) Award - Research Focus: Wendy Strugnell, BSc(RT)
Cardiac MRI Analysis of RV Function - A New Approach
13:45 - 14:45 Talking Sense and Non-Sense in Parallel Imaging
Donald W. McRobbie, Ph.D., Charing Cross Hospital, London, England, UK
14:45 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:00 MRI of the Female Pelvis: Emphasis on Technique
Eric Outwater, M.D., The University of Arizona HSC, Tucson, Arizona, USA
16:00 - 17:00 Why 3T?
David W. Stanley, B.S., R.T., R(MR), GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
17:00 Proffered Papers - Clinical Studies that are Diagnosed with Functional MRI
Filip De Ridder, RT
Improvement in the Selection of Sterotactic Biopsy Target in Intracerebral Gliomas Using T2* Perfusion
Cindy Comeau, BS, RT(N)(MR)
The Preoperative Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation by Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Series of 6 Patients
David Stanley, BS, RT(R)(MR)
Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Bilaterial Breat Technique
17:30 Adjournment