“At the Forefront of MR Education”
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall

Program - Day One: Saturday, 30 May 2015, 07:45-17:10 (6.50 Category A CE)
SMRT Poster Presentations 17:20-18:20: Located in vendor display area
SMRT Social Function 19:30: “Imperial Room” at the Fairmont Royal York

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07:45     Welcome & Announcements Maureen N. Hood, Ph.D., R.N., R.T. (MR), FSMRT, SMRT President 2014-2015
Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc, PgCert, MRI, SMRT Program Chair 2015
Forum 1:     MR Physics  
      Moderator: Vera K. Kimbrell, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR, FSMRT
08:00 Physics for Technologists Brian A. Hargreaves, Ph.D.
08:40 K-Space Donald B. Plewes, Ph.D.
09:20 Artefacts: Causes & Cures Martin J. Graves, Ph.D.
10:00     Break  
Forum 2:     Musculoskeletal MR  
      Moderator: Nina U. Salman, B.Sc. (Hons)  
10:20 Sports Injuries in MSK Garry E. Gold, M.D.
10:50     Philips – Diamond Sponsor
Making MR Accessible for Every Patient Condition
(no CE credit)
Marius van Meel
11:00 Sequence Design & Optimization for MSK Imaging Ben Allen Kennedy, B.App.Sc. Mst(MRI)
11:30     SMRT Annual Business Meeting (no CE credit)
12:00     Lunch  
Forum 3:     Proffered Papers: MR Brain - Image Optimization Techniques
      Moderator: Sheryl L. Foster, MHSc.(MRS)(MRI)  
12:50    President’s Award: The Light Bulb and Its Effect on Noise in P 31MR Spectroscopy @ 3.0T Zahid Latif, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
13:10 1st Place Clinical Focus Award: Increasing Time of Inversion (TI) in Inversion Recovery Prepped-Fast Spoiled Gradient Recalled Echo (IRP-FSPGR) and Magnetization Prepared-RApid Gradient Echo (MP-RAGE) for Infant Brain MRI at 3T Mark Aaron Smith, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR), ABMP
13:20 1st Place Research Focus Award: Evaluation of Neurocysticercosis with Pre and Post Contrast Balanced Turbo Field Echo (BTFE) Sequence: its Possible Effects on Diseases Morphology Understanding Kirti Verma, M.Sc. (R.T.)
13:30 2nd Place Research Focus Award: Tissue Specific Optimization of the 3D T1 MPRAGE Sequence Claire Mulcahy

Forum 4:


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  Moderator: Rhonda F. Walcarius, B.Sc.(MRT)(R)(MR)   Moderator: Vanessa Louise Orchard, DCR(D),M.Sc.
Introduction to CMR: Sequences & Techniques
Cindy R. Comeau, B.S, R.T. (N)(MR), FSMRT
Location, Location, Location: The Fourth Ventricular Tumors in Children
Charles A. Raybaud, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC
T1/T2 Mapping
Christopher Jean-Pierre François, M.D.
Bribery, Tape & Hard Drugs-Successful Pediatric MR
Mark A. Smith, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
Why Cardiologists Like CMR - Permission Withheld
Andrew Lewis, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiac MRI
Taylor Chung, M.D.
15:10     Break  
Forum 5:     Clinical Neuro  
      Moderator: James J. Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)  
15:30 MRI in Low Back Pain Johan W.M. Van Goethem, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00     GE Healthcare – Diamond Sponsor
New Clinical Solutions from GE Healthcare
(no CE credit)
Steve Lawson
16:10 Traumatic Brain Injury Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.
16:40 MRI in Neurodegenerative Disease Stephen E. Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
17:10     Announcements/Adjourn  
17:20-18:20     SMRT Poster Presentations – Located in vendor display area

SMRT Annual Meeting Welcome Reception:
Wind down after a busy first day and recharge in preparation for day 2, all while networking with colleagues and friends from around the world! Join us for the SMRT 24th Annual Meeting Reception at the “Imperial Room" Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street W, Toronto


“At the Forefront of MR Education”
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall

Day Two: Sunday, 31 May 2015, 07:45-17:20 (6.50 Category A CE)

07:45     Welcome & Announcements G. Barry Southers, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2015-2016
Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc., PgCert, MRI, SMRT Program Chair 2015
Forum 6:     Body/Oncology MRI  
      Moderator: Kendra Huber, B.S., R.T. (R)(M)(CT)(MR)
08:00 Body DWI: A Biomarker in Cancer Dow-Mu Koh, M.D., MRCP, FRCR
08:30 Rectum: Imaging Considerations Gina Brown, M.D., MRCP, FRCR
09:00 Breast MRI Update Elizabeth J. Sutton, M.D., C.M.
09:30     Siemens Healthcare GmbH – Diamond Sponsor
Translate MRI Research Power into Clinical Care
(no CE credit)
Julien Gervais
09:40   MR Imaging of Lymph Nodes Update - Permission Withheld Mukesh G. Harisinghani, M.D.
10:10     Break  

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MR Management
  Moderator: Anne Marie Sawyer, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT   Moderator: Charles T. Stanley, BSRT(R)(CT)(MR)CllP
Compressed Sensing: Where to From Here?
Michael Lustig, Ph.D.
Core Leadership Disciplines
Luann Culbreth, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR)(QM)(courtesy of AHRA)
7T MRI: Where We Stand Today & Where are We Headed?
Manojkumar Saranathan, Ph.D.
Introduction to Lean Methodology
Gina M. Greenwood, M.B.A., R.T. (R)(MR)
PET-MR: What’s Going On in Positron Emission Tomography?
James Crowley, B.S., CNMT
Guidelines & Best Practices
Nancy A. Talbot, MAppSc, MRT (MR)(R)
(courtesy of CAMRT)
12:00     Lunch  
Forum 8:     Proffered Papers: The use of MRI to evaluate common pathologies (no CE credit)
      Moderator: Megan Cromer, Ph.D., App.Sc. (Hons)  
12:50 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: Piriformis Syndrome Anthea Min, B.App.Sc. (MRS)
13:00 3rd Place Research Focus Award: Susceptibility-Weighted imaging (SWI) at 7T Showing Subcortical Abnormality in a Case of Atypical Epilepsy Shawna L. Farquharson, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
13:10 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: Overview of the Role of Cardiac MRI in Cryoablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Planning and Success Tara Lawson, R.T. (CT)(R)
13:20   SMRT Awards Presentation (no CE credit)
Forum 9:     Advanced Neuro
      Moderator: Shawna L. Farquharson, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
14:00 DTI Processing: Pitfalls in Clinical Applications Alexander Leemans, Ph.D.
14:30 Resting State fMRI Joshua S. Shimony, M.D., Ph.D.
15:00   Applications of Perfusion MR in the Brain - Permission Withheld Greg Zaharchuk, M.D., Ph.D.
15:30     Break  
Forum 10:     MR Safety  
      Moderator: Amanda Louise Hunt, Dip.App.Sc.(MRT)(MRI)
15:50 How to Safely Scan Pacemakers Joao A. C. Lima, M.D., M.B.A.
16:20 Retained Gadolinium/Gadolinium Update Richard C. Semelka, M.D.
16:50 The Role of the Technologist in MR Safety Emanuel Kanal, M.D., F.A.C.R.
17:20     Closing Remarks/Adjourn  

Monday, 1 June 2015, 14:15-16:15
ISMRM/SMRT Joint Forum: Whole Body DWI
(2.00 Category A CE pending approval)
This course is included with your 2-Day SMRT Meeting Registration!

Register for the ISMRM 5-Day Meeting and Earn More CEs at These Accredited Courses:
(Total of 6.00 Category A CE pending approval)

Date Time Course Title Credit
2 June 2015
10:00 - 12:00 MRI in the Emergency Room 2.0
3 June 2015
16:00 - 18:00 Update on MRI Pulse Sequences for Body MRI 2.0
4 June 2015
10:30 - 12:30

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