Clinical Intensive Education Option
MR Spectroscopy in Clinical Use
ORGANIZERS: Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D. & Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Wednesday, 11 May 2011

This two-hour course is a part of the Clinical Intensive Neuro Course, and is also open to all registrants. It will focus on clinical MR spectroscopy used to solve problems related to brain tumors, metabolic and psychiatric disorders. The physician speakers, experts in their field, will cover:
New advances in MRS;
MRS in brain tumor diagnosis;
MRS metabolic disorders; and
MRS in bipolar disorders.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe advances in MRS that can be implemented in clinical practice;
Explain how and when MRS can be useful in the work-up of brain tumors, and its pitfalls;
Explain the of role of MRS in differentiation of metabolic disorders; and
Describe the role of MRS in bipolar disorders.

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  Moderator: Jeffry R. Alger, Ph.D. & Sven E. Ekholm, M.D., Ph.D.
10:30 Advances in MRS for Clinical Use   Peter B. Barker, D.Phil.
10:55 MRS in Brain Tumors Ramon   Gilberto Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D.
11:20 MRS in Metabolic Disorders   Zoltan Patay, M.D., Ph.D.
11:50 MRS in Bipolar Disorder   John D. Port, M.D., Ph.D.
12:20 Discussions & Meet the Teachers  
12:30  Adjourn