Annual Meeting Program

SMRT 23rd Annual Meeting: Setting the Trends for Global Education
MiCo Milano Congressi, Silver Plenary Room, North Wing, Level 2

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Day One: Saturday, 10 May 2014, 07:45-16:40 (6.5 Category A CE)
SMRT Poster Walking Tour & Reception - Saturday Evening 17:00 –20:00

07:45     Welcome & Announcements Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc. (MIT) MMRT, SMRT President 2013-2014
Rhonda F. Walcarius, B.Sc. (MRT)(R)(MR), SMRT Program Chair 2014
Forum 1:     Neuro MR  
      Moderator: Vera Kimbrell, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)  
08:00 Innovations in Neuro Imaging Michael Moseley, Ph.D.
09:00 MR Neurography John A. Carrino, M.D., M.P.H.
09:30 Stroke Celestine Santosh, MBBS, M.D., F.R.C.R.
10:00     Break  
Forum 2:     MR Physics  
      Moderator: Raschel van Luijk-Snoeks, R.T  
10:20 DTI Christian Beaulieu, Ph.D.
10:50     Philips Healthcare - Diamond Sponsor: mDixon TSE – Integrating into your Clinical Mainstream Marius van Meel
11:00 Fast & Super Fast Imaging Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30     SMRT Business Meeting  
12:00     Lunch  
Forum 3:     Proffered Papers – Originations of MR Innovation: Research Focus
      Moderator: Sheryl Foster, MHSc. (MRI)  
13:00 President’s Award: Evaluation of MR Elastography Reproducibility: Effect of Motion Encoding Gradient Direction, Slice Position, and Meal Ingestion Claudio Arena, R.T. (MR)(CT)
13:20 1st Place Research Focus Award: Non-Invasive Assessment of Ectopic Fat in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Using 1H-MRS Tomonori Isobe, R.T., Ph.D.
13:30 2nd Place Research Focus Award: Non Contrast Breath Hold 3D T2 Prepared Balanced Steady State Free Precession Thoracic Aorta MRA - ECG versus Pulse Gating Emma Hornsey, B.Sc.
13:40 3rd Place Research Focus Award: Predicting Non-compliance with MRI Procedures Among Younger Pediatric Patients Glenn Cahoon, B.App.Sc., Dip.Ed., M.App.Sc.
Forum 4:     Lung MR  
      Moderator: Amanda Hunt, Dip.App.Sc (MRT)  
13:50 Imaging the Lung Maureen Ainslie, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
14:20 Hyperpolarized MR Imaging of the Lung Talissa Altes, M.D.
14:50     Break  
Forum 5:     MR Pulse Sequences  
      Moderator: James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)  
15:10 MRI in the Trenches William Faulkner, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT
15:40     Siemens - Diamond Sponsor: Chronically Consistent Results – The New MRI Exam Software DotGO Michaela Martin
15:50 MR Artifacts: Who wants to be a MRillionaire? Nina U. Salman, BSc. (Hons)
16:40     Closing Remarks  
17:00     Poster Presentations/Reception  

Day Two: Sunday, 11 May 2014, 07:45-16:50 (6.5 Category A CE)

07:45     Welcome & Announcements Maureen N. Hood, Ph.D., R.N., R.T. (MR), FSMRT
SMRT President 2014-2015

Rhonda F. Walcarius, B.Sc. (MRT)(R)(MR)
SMRT Program Chair 2014

Forum 6:     Interventional MR  
      Moderator: Scott Dunn, R.T. (MR)  
08:00 MR-Guided Cardiovascular Interventions Anthony Faranesh, Ph.D.
      Jonathan Mazal, M.S, R.R.A., R.T. (R)(MR)
09:00 Neuro Interventional MR Janice Fairhurst, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
09:30 Minimally Invasive Interventional MR Kemal Tuncali, M.D.
10:00     Break  
Forum 7:     Emerging Technologies  
      Moderator: Kendra Huber, B.S., R.T. (R)(M)(CT)(MR)
10:15   PET/MR - permission withheld Harald H. Quick, Ph.D.
10:45     GE Healthcare - Diamond Sponsor: FOCUS: Reduced FOV, High Resolution Diffusion Imaging Patrick Quarterman
10:55 7T Imaging Priti Balchandani, Ph.D.
11:25     Lunch  
Forum 8:     Proffered Papers – Originations of MR Innovation: Clinical Focus
      Moderator: Sheryl Foster, MHSc. (MRI)  
12:25 1st Place Clinical Focus Award: The Utility of the DWI/FLAIR Mismatch for Identifying Wake-up Stroke Patients Who May Benefit from Thrombolysis Ben Statton, B.App.Sc.
12:35 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: Estimation of Hepatic Iron Content (HIC) at 3.0T Mark Smith, M.S. R.T. (R)(MR)
12:45 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: Comparison of Single-Shot and Readout-Segmented, Multi-Shot (RESOLVE) Diffusion–Tensor Imaging in the Cervical Spinal Cord Michael Geneser, R.T.
12:55   SMRT Awards Presentation  
Forum 9:     Abdominal MR  
      Moderator: Vanessa Orchard, DCR(D), PGDip., NM, MSc. MRI
13:35 Prostate MR Clare Tempany-Afdhal, M.D.
14:05 Liver/Fat Quantification Mustafa Bashir, M.D.
14:35     Break  
Forum 10:     MR Safety  
      Moderator: Michael Schlenk, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR)  
14:50 MRI Safety: Conditional Imaging Kristan Harrington, M.B.A., R.T. (R)(MR)
15:20 MRI Safety Events: Lessons Learned Robert E. Watson, M.D., Ph.D.
15:50 FPO: B Update Vera Kimbrell, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR) &
    Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
16:20 The European Union EMF Directive: An Update Stephen Keevil, Ph.D.
16:50     Closing Remarks  

Monday, 12 May 2014, 14:15 ISMRM/SMRT Joint Forum: PET-MRI – Included with SMRT Meeting Registration!!

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Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM - ESMRMB, 12 – 15 May, Category A CE Accreditation/CPD-Information - Total CE 10.00 Credits

Session Title Time Room # Date CE Credit
ISMRM-SMRT Joint Forum: PET-MRI 14:15-16:15 Brown 1 & 2 5/12/2014 2.00
MRI of Professional Athletes 13:30-15:30 Brown 1 & 2 5/13/2014 2.00
Lung 10:00-12:00 Brown 1 & 2 5/14/2014 2.00
Emerging Spine Techniques 13:30-15:30 Space 4 5/14/2014 2.00
Artifact Game Show: Ciao Artefatti! 13:30-15:30 Brown 3 5/15/2014 2.00