SMRT 21st Annual Meeting: Celebrating a New Era in MR Education
In Collaboration with the 7th Annual SMRT ANZ Chapter Meeting
Melbourne, Australia

SMRT Poster Walking Tour & Reception – Friday, 4 May 2012, 18:00 –20:00

Program - Day One, Saturday, 5 May 2012, 07:45 - 17:05

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07:45   Welcome & Announcements Charles T. Stanley, B.S, R.T. (R)(CT)(MR), CIIP
SMRT President 2011-2012

Glenn Cahoon, B.App.Sc., Dip.Ed., MApp.Sc.
SMRT Program Chair 2012

    Physics & Technology Forum
    Moderator: Michael Macilquham, B.App.Sc., M.H.Sc. (MRI)
08:00 Future Directions in MRI  Michael E. Moseley, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA
08:30 Principles of Image Formation Based on Spatial Frequencies Walter Kucharczyk,  M.D., FRCPC
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
09:00 Multi-Transmit Technology Paul Glover, Ph.D.
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
09:30 Compressed Sensing  Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York, USA
10:00   Break  
    Oncology & Whole Body Imaging Forum
    Moderator: Barry Southers, B.R.S.T., R.T. (R)(MR)
10:20 Multi-parametric MRI in Tumor Assessment  James Stirling, M.Sc., D.C.R., D.M.S.
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre
Mount Vernon Hospital
Northwood, Middlesex, United Kingdom
10:50 MR PET David Gilmore, M.S., CNMT, R.T. (R)(N), FSNMTS
Regis College
Weston, Massachusetts, USA
11:20   GE Healthcare Platinum Corporate Member Session Tony Enright
11:30   SMRT Annual Business Meeting  
12:00   Lunch  
    Proffered Papers – Originations of MR Innovation: Research Focus Forum
    Moderator: John Totman, M.Sc., D.C.R. (R)
12:45 President’s Award: Incidental Findings in Neuro-Imaging Research: The Impact of Neurological Opinion on the Need for Clinical Follow-up Saba Ansari, B.Sc., MR
Brain Research Institute
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13:05 1st Place Research Focus Award: A Systematic Evaluation of Dual-Source Parallel RF Excitation Methods to Combat Transmit RF Field (B1) Inhomogeneity in Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 3.0T Claudio Arena, R.T. (R)(MR)(CT)
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA
13:15 2nd Place Research Focus Award: Effects of Varying Head/Neck Position on Venous Flow Quantification Zahid Latif, R.T. (R)(MR)(CT)
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, USA
13:25 3rd Place Research Focus Award: T1 & T2 Values of Postmortem Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Liver Tomoya Kobayashi, R.T.
Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital
Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
    Cardiac MRI Forum
    Moderator: Cindy R. Comeau, B.S., R.T. (N)(MR), FSMRT
13:35 CMR Cardiologist Perspective Dr. Michael Cheung, B.Sc.(Hons),MB ChB,MRCP(UK)
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14:05 Fast CMR Techniques Jeffrey Tsao, Ph.D., M.B.A.
McKinsey & Company
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
14:35 3T Cardiac MR Scott Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
15:05   Philips Platinum Corporate Member Session David Campling
15:15   Break  
    Pediatric Imaging Forum
    Moderator: R. Scott Dunn, R.T. (MR)
15:35 Pediatric Bone Marrow Imaging Michael Ditchfield, MBBS, M.D., FRANZCR
Monash Medical Centre
Clayton, Victoria, Australia
16:05 Pediatric Liver MRI Shreyas Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA
16:35 Why Do MRU? Erin Robins, Dip. App.Sc.
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Perth, Australia
17:05   Announcements/Close  
19:00   Cocktail Reception - Alumbra  

Program - Day Two, Sunday, 6 May 2012, 07:45-17:15

07:45   Welcome & Announcements Vera K. Miller, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
SMRT President 2012-2013

Glenn Cahoon, B.App.Sc., Dip.Ed., MApp.Sc.
SMRT Program Chair 2012

    Musculoskeletal MRI Forum
    Moderator: Colleen Hammond, R.T. (R)(MR)
08:00 Joint Replacement MRI (MARS) Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York, USA
08:30 Clinical MRI of the Elbow Richard Kijowski, M.D.
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
09:00 MRI of the Hand & Thumb William B. Morrison, M.D.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
09:30 Spine Diffusion Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York, USA
10:00   Break  
    Neuro MRI Forum
    Moderator: Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., MMRT
10:20 Ultra-High Field Neuro Imaging Matthias J. P. Van Osch, Ph.D.
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands
10:50 Susceptibility-weighted MRI E. Mark Haacke, Ph.D.
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, USA
11:20 New Frontiers in Head & Neck MRI Mitesh Gandhi, MBBS, MRCP (UK) FRCR, FRANZCR
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
11:50   Siemens Platinum Corporate Member Session Wellesley Were
12:00   Lunch  
    Proffered Papers - Originations of MR Innovation: Clinical Focus Forum
    Moderator: Rosemary Fisher, R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)  
12:45 1st Place Clinical Focus Award: High-Resolution MR Imaging of the Inner Ear with Advanced Post-Processing Algorithms Frank Stadie, R.T. (MR)
University Hospital Munich
Munich, Germany
12:55 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: 3D Dark Blood Cardiac Imaging Using SPACE Martin Sherriff, B.App.Sc, R.T. (MR)
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Calgary, Alberta Canada
13:05 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: T2* Susceptibility Weighted Angiography (SWAN) in the Evaluation of Venous Stasis Associated with Pediatric Hemiplegic Migraine Mark A. Smith, ABMP, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, USA
13:15   SMRT Awards Presentation  
    Body MRI Forum
    Moderator: Muriel Cockburn, D.C.R., B.Sc., (Hons)
13:50 MR Enterography Diego Martin, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., FRCP
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Part 1:

Part 2:
Fetal MRI: Techniques & Clinical Evaluation Anne Michelle Fink, M.D., MRCP, FRCR, FRANZCR
Vanessa Orchard, DCR, MApp.Sc.
Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
15:20   Bayer Platinum Corporate Member Session David Jory
15:30   Break  
    MRI in a Changing Field Forum
    Moderator: Wendy Strugnell, B.App.Sc., (MIT)
15:45 Exposure Limits for Time Varying Magnetic Fields  Donald W. McRobbie, Ph.D.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London, United Kingdom
16:15 Operational Modes for Active Implants Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Toshiba Medical Research Institute
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
16:45 Safety Update: High Field MRI  Emanuel Kanal, M.D., FACR
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
17:15   Announcements / Adjourn  

SMRT Poster Oral Presentation Schedule – Friday, 4 May 2012

SMRT Poster Walking Tour Reception

Auditorium Theatre, Level 2 of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
SMRT 21st Annual Meeting - Melbourne, Australia

18:00   SMRT Reception and Poster Tour Opening Ceremony

Oral Poster Presentation Schedule

    Clinical Focus Posters:
18:15   1st Place Clinical Focus Poster Award – Megan Cromer, Australia, “In-vivo MR Imaging of Medtronic Activa Deep Brain Stimulation System” (Poster #1)
18:20   2nd Place Clinical Focus Poster Award – Sharmeen Maze, USA, “Contrast Enhanced 3D Spinal MRA for Localization of Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas” (Poster #2)
18:25   3rd Place Clinical Focus Poster Award – Helle Juhl Simonsen, Denmark, “Experience with 3T, 32-Channel Head Coil & Multi Transmit in the Diagnosis of Malignant Melanomas in the Eye” (Poster #3)
    Research Focus Posters:
18:30   1st Place Research Focus Poster Award – Katsuhiro Kida, Japan, “Detection of Calcification Using Magnetic Resonance Phase Imaging for Breast Cancer Screening” (Poster #4)
18:35   2nd Place Research Focus Poster Award - Yoshiyuki Ishimori, Japan, “Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (time-SLIP) Can be Used for Perfusion Imaging” (Poster #5)
18:40   3rd Place Research Focus Poster Award - Greg Brown, Australia, “Estimating R2*. Method Matters” (Poster #6)

Monday, 7 May 2012, 14:15 – 16:15 – ISMRM 20th Annual Meeting

ISMRM – SMRT Joint Forum: Parametric Mapping of Cartilage