Advanced Neuroimaging 2
Clinical Intensive Education Option
ORGANIZERS: Nicola De Stefano, M.D., Ph.D., Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D., Nadine J. Girard, M.D., Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D. & Afonso C. Silva, Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
Sunday, 8 May 2011

In this one-day course, speakers will be both physicians and physicists. The topics to be covered are:
« Pediatric MRI – cerebral malformations, epilepsy and tumors;
« Multiple sclerosis – lesions of white and grey matter;
« Normal appearing brain;
« Dementias – Alzheimer’s disease, HIV and prion disease; and
« Traumatic brain injury - acute evaluation, blast-related injury, application of functional connectivity MRI and DTI.
The overall goal is to familiarize physicians, physicists and technologists with advanced MR methods.  The format will be didactic sessions with time allotted for discussion.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
« Interpret cerebral malformations on MRI;
« Apply MRI to evaluation of pediatric epilepsy;
« Interpret pediatric brain tumors on MRI;
« Describe the pathology underlying MRI findings in multiple sclerosis;
« Interpret MRI findings in patients with multiple sclerosis;
« Describe the application of MRI methods to dementias (Alzheimer’s disease, HIV, and prion disease);
« Describe appropriate situations for the application of conventional MRI to traumatic brain injury; and
« Describe appropriate application of advanced MRI (functional connectivity MRI and DTI) to traumatic brain injury.

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  Pediatric Diseases  
09:00 Cerebral Malformations   Bernard S. Chang, M.D.
09:30 Epilepsy   Charles A. Raybaud, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 Pediatric Tumors   Nadine J. Girard, M.D.
10:30 Break  
  10:30 - 10:45 Meet the Teachers  
  Multiple Sclerosis  
11:00 Lesions of the White Matter   Alex Rovira, M.D.
11:30 Lesions of the Gray Matter   Jeroen Geurts, Ph.D.
12:00 Normal Appearing Brain   Maria A. Rocca, M.D.
12:30 Break  
  12:30 - 12:45 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Alzheimer's Disease   Douglas L. Arnold, M.D.
14:00 HIV   Beau M. Ances, M.D., Ph.D.
14:30 Prion Diseases   Alberto Bizzi, M.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Acute Evaluation (CT or MRI?)   Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 MRI Evaluation of Blast-Related TBI   -permission withheld David L. Brody, M.D., Ph.D.
16:30 fcMRI/DTI Applied to TBI   Jill V. Hunter, M.D.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers