Saturday, 16 June 2018
Pending 5.50 Category A CE credits
08:00     Welcome & Announcements Titti Owman, (R)(CT)(MR) FSMRT, SMRT President 2017-2018
Dora Grauballe, R.T.(MR),Dpl(MR),Dpl(Pub Mgmt), SMRT Program Chair 2018
Forum 1: Plenary Session: Machine Learning
  Moderators: Adam D. Scotson, B.Sc., P.G.cert MRI & Martin Sherriff, B.Appl.Sc., R.T. (MR)
08:15     Value in MR: What Is It and How Do We Create It? Michael P. Recht, M.D.
09:00     Deep Learning - Big Data Kim Mouridsen, Ph.D.
09:45     Discussion & Questions    
10:00     Diamond Sponsor: Philips Healthcare: A Breakthrough in Speed, Diagnostic Confidence and Patient Experience (no CE credit) Andrew Bull
10:10   Break
Forum 2: MR Spectroscopy
  Moderator: Sheryl L. Foster, MHlthSc (MRS)(MRI)
10:40     Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Alexander Lin, Ph.D.
11:10     Clinical Applications of GABA and CEST Ralph Noeske, Ph.D.
11:40     Detecting IDH Mutational Status in Cerebral Glioma by MRS Anna Tietze, M.D., Ph.D.
12:10     SMRT Annual Business Meeting (no CE credit)
12:30   Lunch
Forum 3: Proffered Papers
  Moderator: Kendra Huber, B.S.R.T. (R)(M)(CT)(MR)
13:15     President's Award
MREYE - Are You Winking at Me?
Rebecca Glarin, B.Appl.Sc., PgD (MedRads)
13:30     1st Place Clinical Focus Award
Improving MR Spectroscopy in the Liver with a Small Number of Averages by Accurate Voxel Placement
(no CE credit)
Petronella Samuels, B.Tech.
13:40     1st Place Research Focus Award
Examining the Effects of SMS and GRAPPA Acceleration on Resting State fMRI Signal Quality
(no CE credit)
Ingrid Op't Hof, Dipl.Rad. (CV)(R)
13:50     2nd Place Clinical Focus Award
The Expanding Role of MRI in Brachytherapy Planning
(no CE credit)
Rachelle Meissner, MMRT, B.Appl.Sc. (MRS)
14:00   Break
Forum 4: Basic to Advanced Physics
  Moderator: Anne Sawyer, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
14:10     A Brief History of Pulse Sequences Martin J. Graves, Ph.D.
14:40     Making SENSE of Parallel Imaging Rebecca Ramb, Ph.D.
15:10     Compressed Sensing Sebastian Kozerke, Ph.D.
15:40   Break
Forum 5: MR Safety
  Moderators: Jeff Jahn, BAS, R.T. (R)(MR) & Vera Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
16:10     MR Safety From a MD's Perspective Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.
16:30     MR Safety from the Industrial Physicist's Perspective Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
16:50     MR Safety From a Radiographer/Technologist's Perspective Claire Mulcahy, M.MRT., B.Appl.Sc.
17:10     Panel Discussion    
17:40     Announcements & Adjourn
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Pending 4.50 Category A CE credits
08:15     Welcome & Announcements Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc, PgCert, MRI, SMRT President 2018-2019
Dora Grauballe, R.T.(MR),Dpl(MR),Dpl(Pub Mgmt), SMRT Program Chair 2018
Forum 6: Future of MRI
  Moderator: Ashok Saraswat, M.S., BEd, R.T. (R)(MR)
08:25     UTE Imaging in the Musculoskeletal System - Video Streaming Permission Withheld Richard Hodgson, Ph.D., BM
08:55     MR-Linac, Frequent Use of MR for Clear Target Visualization During Radiation Therapy Eveline Alberts
09:25     Printed Coils Michael Lustig, Ph.D.
09:55   Break
Forum 7: Diffusion / Perfusion / QSM
  Moderator: Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R)
10:25     Ten Reasons to Build a SuperScanner Derek Jones, Ph.D.
10:55     Diamond Sponsor: GE Healthcare (no CE credit) Heide Harris, RT (R)(MR)
11:05     Diffusion and Perfusion Imaging Samantha Holdsworth, Ph.D.
11:35     Susceptibility Weighted Imaging: Clinical Potential and Relevance Christian Ziener, M.D., Ph.D.
12:05   Lunch
Forum 8: Proffered Papers (no CE credit)
  Moderator: Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc, PgCert, MRI
12:55     2nd Place Research Focus Award
Dynamic MR Imaging of Temporomandibular Joint: Optimal TR and Flip Angle to Maximize Contrast with true FISP Real Time Cine at 3.0T
Sara Na, R.T., Mst
13:05     3rd Place Clinical Focus Award
Free Breathing Motion Insensitive T1-weighted MR Enterography using a
Golden-Angle Radial Acquisition at 3 Tesla
Mark Smith, MS, R.T., (R)(MR), ABMP
13:15     3rd Place Research Focus Award
Clinical Advantages Using Black Blood 3D T1 Gadolinium Enhanced Imaging in the Brain for Metastatic Tumour Spread
Ben Kennedy, B.Appl.Sc., Mst(MRI)
13:25     SMRT Awards T.B.A.
13:45   Break
Forum 9 Cardiac Imaging
  Moderator: Cindy Comeau, R.T. (BS)(N)(MR), FSMRT
13:55     Exercise-Stress Cardiac MRI with Compressed Sensing Wendy Strugnell, B.App.Sc.(MIT), FSMRT
14:25     Parametric Techniques in the Heart T1/T2/T2* Graham Wright, Ph.D.
14:55     Machine Learning and Beyond: New Approaches to Cardiac MRI Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
15:25   Break
Forum 10: Contrast Agents
  Moderators: Titti Owman, (R)(CT)(MR), FSMRT, Anne Dorte Blankholm, Ph.D., M.Sc. (R)
15:50     European versus American Aspects on Administration of Contrast Agents, Including Safety Issues and Approval Status - Video Streaming Permission Withheld Val Runge, M.D.
16:10     Where Do We Stand with NSF in 2018? Alexander Radbruch, M.D., J.D.
16:30     Gadolinium Based Contrast: Optimization of Contrast Dose: Is the Standard Dose Always the Best Option? Michael Kean, (RT), FSMRT
16:50     Panel Discussion    
17:20     Closing Remarks & Adjourn