"SMRT: A Silver Anniversary Celebrating Golden Ideas"
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

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SMRT Poster Walking Tour & Reception: Friday, 06 May 2016, 18:00-20:00

Program - Day One: Saturday, 07 May 2016, 07:45-18:00 (Pending 7.75 Category A CE)

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07:45     Welcome & Announcements James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2016-2017
Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT Program Chair 2016
Forum 1:     MSK  
      Moderator: Rhonda Walcarius, B.Sc., MRT(R)(MR)
08:00 Can Imaging Predict Return to Play? Hollis Potter, M.D.
08:30   MRI of the Shoulder for Technologists Lynne Steinbach, M.D.
09:00     Philips Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Scanning Patients with MR Conditional Implants Marius van Meel BSc, R.T. (MR)
09:10 MSK MRI Protocols Garry E. Gold, M.D.
09:40     Break  
Forum 2:     Advances in Hardware & Software  
      Moderator: Julie Strandt-Peay, BSM, R.T.(R)(MR), FSMRT  
09:55 Understanding MRI RF Coils Inside and Out Michael Noseworthy, Ph.D.
10:25   Understanding and Selecting MR Coils Greg Brown, A.Dip.Rad.Tech.
10:55   Neonatal MR Imaging: Expanding the Diversity of Imaging Through Innovation Michael Kean, R.T., FSMRT
11:25     SMRT Annual Business Meeting (no CE credit)
11:55     Lunch  
Forum 3:     Proffered Papers: Research Focus
      Moderator: Megan Cromer, Ph.D., B.App.Sc.(Hons)  
12:55  President’s Award:
Reproducibility Technique to Successfully Implement Magnetic Resonance Elastography of the Brain in Routine Clinical Protocol
Karla Epperson, (R)(MR)
13:15 1st Place Research Focus Award:
Correction of B0-Susceptibility Induced Distortion Using Paraffin In Brain Diffusion Weighted Imaging
(no CE credit)
Jun Seok Yang
13:25 2nd Place Research Focus Award:
Audio-Visual (AV) Biofeedback Guided Breath Hold MRI Improves Lung Tumour Inter-fraction Position Reproducibility
(no CE credit)
Jameen Arm, MMRT(R)(CT)(ARRT)
13:35 3rd Place Research Focus Award:
Pre-operative Planning of Breast Reconstruction with Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap: Potential of Non-contrast Enhanced MRA
(no CE credit)
Tanja Haas, R.T.
13:45     10 minute break to transfer to parallel session rooms  

Forum 4


Advanced MRI Techniques
Moderator: Anne Sawyer, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), FSMRT
Management and Education in MRI
Moderator: Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR)
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound within the MRI Suite
Pejman Ghanouni, M.D., Ph.D.
How Can EMR Assist Technologists with MRI Safety?
Vera Kimbrell, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), FSMRT
MRI Guided Right Heart Catheterization
Kendall O’Brien, B.A.
When Throughput Affects Patient Care: How to Improve Your Numbers Without Compromising Care
Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc., PgCert, MRI
Comparisons and Contrasts Between PET/CT and PET/MRI
John Totman, DCR (R), M.Sc., Ph.D.
How to Get Students Engaged and Active in the Clinical Site
Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T. (R)(MR)
15:45     Break  
Forum 5:     How To Get a Better Body: Body Imaging  
      Moderator: Jeff Jahn, BAS, R.T.(R)(MR)  
16:00 MRI Guided Prostate Biopsy Anna Simeonov, M.Sc., R.T.(R)(MR)
16:40   Implementation of Whole Body MR into Routine Pediatric Clinical Practice Michael Kean, R.T., FSMRT
17:20 Magnetic Resonance Elastography Richard Ehman, M.D.
18:00     Announcements/Adjourn  

SMRT Annual Meeting Welcome Reception: South Beach Hotel, A La Carte Ballroom, 30 Beach Road


"SMRT: A Silver Anniversary Celebrating Golden Ideas"
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Day Two: Sunday, 08 May 2016, 07:45-17:00 (Pending 7.50 Category A CE)

07:45     Welcome & Announcements James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2016-2017
Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR), SMRT Program Chair 2016
Forum 6:     Imaging Methodology  
      Moderator: Amanda Hunt, Dip.App.Sc.(MRT)(MRI)
08:00 Methods of Imaging Near Metal Implants Brian Hargreaves, Ph.D.
08:30   Methods to Address Motion During Imaging Julian Maclaren, Ph.D.
09:00   Imaging Nightmares: How To Solve Imaging Catastrophies Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst(MRI)
09:30     Break  

Forum 7


Research and Veterinary Imaging
Moderator: Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR)
Students and New Techs Session
Moderator: Vera Kimbrell, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), FSMRT
Large & Small Animal Imaging: The Basics of Room Set-Up and Hardware
James Stuppino, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
MRI Physics for Technologists
Catherine Moran, Ph.D.
Therapeutic use of MRI with Stereotactic Radiosurgery
James Stuppino, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
Pediatric Body MR Imaging: Challenges and Strategies for Success
Hansel J. Otero, M.D.
Development & Advances in Veterinary Quality Research
James Stuppino, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
Image Quality
Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, Ph.D.
11:45     Lunch  
Forum 8:     Proffered Papers: Clinical Focus
      Moderator: Shawna Farquharson, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. App.  
12:45 1st Place Clinical Focus Award:
The Utility of Interactive MRI for Fetal and Neonatal Imaging
(no CE credit)
Ilse Patterson
12:55 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award:
Optimized Acquisition of Ultra-High Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the  Prostate
(no CE credit)
Ben Allen Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst (MRI)
13:05 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award:
MRI of Morton’s Neuroma – Mulder’s Compression Technique Adapted to MRI For Improved Lesion Conspicuity
(no CE credit)
Soo Lee Linda Lim, (MMagResonTech)
13:15     SMRT Awards Presentation (no CE credit)
Forum 9:     Neuro Forum
      Moderator: Kendra Huber, B.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR)
13:45 Measuring Cerebral Perfusion Using MRI Fernando Calamante, Ph.D.
14:15   Principles & Practical Applications of Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) Shawna Farquharson, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. App.
14:45   Gadolinium Deposition in Brain Tissues Post Contrast Enhanced MRI Exams Greg Brown, A.Dip.Rad.Tech.
15:15     Break  
Forum 10:     Breast Imaging  
      Moderator: Anne Sawyer, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), FSMRT
15:30   MR Guided Breast Biopsy Elizabeth Sutton, M.D., C.M.
16:00   Advanced Acquisitions in Breast MRI Catherine Moran, Ph.D.
16:30   MR Imaging of Breast Implants Jamie Ho, MMagResonTech
17:00     Closing Remarks/Adjourn  

Monday, 09 May 2016, 14:15-16:15
ISMRM/SMRT Joint Forum: Update on MRI Contrast Agents: Recent Controversies
1.5 Category A CE credits. Room: Nicoll 3
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 10.00 Category A CE pending approval)

Date Time Course Title Credit Room #
10 May 2016
10:00-12:00 Fetal & Placental MRI 2.0 Nicoll 3
10 May 2016
13:30-15:30 Advances in Pulse Sequences for Body MRI 2.0 Nicoll 1
11 May 2016
10:00-12:00 Portable MRI 2.0 Nicoll 3
11 May 2016
13:30-15:30 Wrist Imaging 2.0 Nicoll 1
12 May 2016

Overuse Injuries: Too Much of a Good Thing

2.0 Nicoll 1