Meet Our Keynote Speakers:

Keith Thulborn, M.D., Ph.D.,
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
Read Dr. Thulborn’s Bio

Lale Umutlu, M.D.
University Hospital Essen, Germany
Read Dr. Umutlu’s Bio

Vincent Vandecaveye, M.D.
University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
Read Dr. Vandecaveye’s Bio


A total of 11.5 RANZCR CPD points can be claimed for attendance at the SMRT ANZ Annual Meeting 2018.

Day 1 – Saturday, 10 November 2018
07:45 Registration & Coffee/Muffins
  Forum 1
  Moderator: Kate Negus
08:25 Welcome Kylie Walters
SMRT ANZ President
08:30 Keynote: Artificial Intelligence & Radiomics in Radiology: Friend or Faux of a Radiologist? Associate Professor Lale Umutlu
University Hospital Essen 
09:15 Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Siemens Healthineers
09:30 MRI Safety: A Radiographer's Perspective Claire Mulcahy
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
10:00 Break
  Forum 2
  Moderator: Jeff Chen
10:30 Keynote: The Role of fMRI in Clinical Management of Brain Tumors & Cerebrovascular Disease Professor Keith Thulborn
University of Illinois at Chicago
11:15 Diamond Sponsor Presentation: GE  
11:30 A Neurosurgeon's Perspective on the Advantages of the Clinical Use of fMRI & Tractography Dr. Joseph Yang RCH, Postdoctoral Neurosurgery Research Fellow
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
12:00 Lunch
  Forum 3
  Moderators: Megan Cromer & Kylie Walters
13:00 MR Imaging of Myelopathy Associate Professor Pramit Phal
Epworth Medical Imaging
13:30 Battle of the Divisions

  FASHIoN in MRI - dGEMRIC Study in OA Amelia Hickman
NSW Division
  Unidentified Ingested Metal in Paediatric Patients Christine Jones
QLD Division
  Hot or Not - Temperature Does Matter Paula Ciccozzi
SA Division
  Why MRSO? (Magnetic Resonance Safety Officer) Emma McDonnell
ACT Division
  An Interesting Case Study Kerry Henderson
South Island NZ Division
  Black Blood Imaging Nick Wade
North Island NZ Division
  Snoop and the Brain Lucinda Dessington
WA Division
  MRI/PET Epilepsy Case Study Trish Cahill
VIC Division
  A Sports Injury - or Something More Sinister Harry Hanson
TAS Division
14:30 Voting

14:45 Break
  Forum 4
  Moderator: Sarah Green
15:15 Keynote: Whole Body Diffusion in Ovarian Cancer Professor Vincent Vandecaveye
University Hospitals Leuven
15:45 MRI Female Pelvis: Radiographer Perspective Kirsty Campbell
Ascot Radiology, New Zealand
16:15 MRI Female Pelvis: What a Radiologist Wants You to Know Dr Clair Shadbolt
Royal Women's Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
16:45 Day Close
18:30 Gala Reception: Left Bank
Day 2 – Sunday, 11 November 2018
08:30 Registration & Coffee/Muffins
  Forum 5
  Moderator: Sam Wilson
09:00 Keynote: Imaging in Pregnancy Professor Vincent Vandecaveye
University Hospitals Leuven
09:45 Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Philips   
10:00 Abnormal Brain Development & Imaging Markers
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Associate Professor Simone Mandelstam
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
10:30 Break
  Forum 6
  Moderator: David Di Domineco
10:55 Recognition of Remembrance Day  
11:01 MRI Psoas Muscle & Hip Abnormalities Dr Paul Marks
Imaging Associates
11:30 MRI Brachial Plexus
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Dr Michelle Thong
Epworth Medical Imaging
12:00 Lunch
  Forum 7
  Moderator: Su Liew
13:00 Keynote: PET/MRI: When, How and Why? Associate Professor Lale Umutlu
University Hospital Essen
13:45 PET MR: How to Integrate Staff (Rads & Nuc Med Techs) Mr Michael Kean
Royal Children’s Hospital
14:15 SMRT ANZ Battle of the Divisions Awards & Announcements Kylie Walters
SMRT ANZ President
14:30 Break
  Forum 8
  Moderator: Nathasha Kularante
15:00 Keynote: Monitoring Treatment Response in Human Glioblastomas using Clinical Sodium MRI at 3T Professor Keith Thulborn
University of Illinois at Chicago
15:45 New Era in Stroke Imaging Associate Professor Ronil Chandra
Monash University
16:15 Meeting Close


The program is correct at time of publication. However, the organising committee reserves the right to change the program at any time without notice.