Palais des congrès de Montréal « 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle « Montréal, Québec, Canada

Clinical Intensive Education Programs for CME Credit
With Case-based Teaching:

NEURO Course

Up to 37 hours of CME
Saturday, 7 May – Wednesday, 11 May


We have selected key clinical educational sessions from throughout the meeting, created exclusive additional content, and organized them into two CLINICAL INTENSIVE PROGRAMS over five days. In most sessions, an audience response system will be used for an interactive educational experience. Complete overviews of the individual course components can be found at this link:  (While the course is from Saturday through Wednesday, registration includes optional attendance on Thursday and Friday.)


These two Clinical Intensive Education programs will run in parallel with the Annual Meeting from Saturday to Wednesday but will have a different flavor. The programs will incorporate some of the didactic and poster material from the main meeting along with exclusive additional lectures for clinical program registrants.  There will also be the opportunity to earn even more CME credits by attending Annual Meeting lectures on hot topics such as MR safety, unmet needs of MRI in various areas, and application of the newest hardware, coils and sequences in the field.

There will be one course series in NEURO, and another in BODY/MUSCULOSKELETAL.  These two series of clinical education sessions are intended for radiologists and other medical professionals who are interested in brushing up and fine tuning their MR interpretation skills.

We aim to provide practical take-home messages for daily clinical practice:

• Optimizing imaging protocols

• Recognizing common imaging artifacts (and their remedies)

• Imaging pearls for diagnosis

Some course sessions will be case-based, using an interactive audience response system.

Registrants will have time during and after the course to review scientific posters and to attend the wide array of other sessions of the main ISMRM meeting, or just simply to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities Montreal provides.

Neuroimaging Course

Organizers:  Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D., Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D.


Upon completion of the NEURO program, participants should be able to

- Describe recent overall advances in neuroimaging;

- Describe some of the new the advances in MRI of brain, and brain tumors;

- Decide when to use MR spectroscopy in clinical situations;

- Describe common infections of the brain and spine; and

- Explain new MR sequences and what they may add to the diagnosis of different diseases. 

Musculoskeletal and Body Imaging Course

Organizers: Christine Chung, Shahid Hussain, Lynne S. Steinbach, M.D., Bachir Taouli, M.D.


Upon completion of the body and musculoskeletal program, participants should be able to:

·         Implement optimized protocols for musculoskeletal and body imaging;

·         Describe anatomy, normal variants and pitfalls in MR images of the musculoskeletal system and the body;

·         Diagnose abnormalities on MR images of the musculoskeletal system and body

·         Implement recent updates in the field of MRI;  and

·         Describe current MR approaches for a variety of abnormalities in the musculoskeletal system and the body 

Please note that several Clinical Intensive Course sessions will be open only to Clinical Intensive Course registrants.  Please click here to register for the Clinical Intensive Course.