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AJNR Editorial Office • American Journal of Neuroradiology @TheAJNR

The American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) publishes original articles pertaining to the clinical imaging, therapy, and basic science of the central and peripheral nervous system, including but not limited to the brain, spine, head and neck, interventional procedures, techniques in imaging and intervention, and related educational, socioeconomic, and medicolegal issues.

RadiologyAsia 2017 Announces Three Renowned Speakers – Pamela Schaefer, Bertrand Ang, and Richard H. Wiggins

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Pamela Schaefer Neuro radiology

Pamela Schaefer

Dr. Schaefer is a recognised clinical expert in neuroradiology especially in acute stroke imaging. She has held leadership positions in multiple regional and national societies, including President of the American Society of Neuroradiology, Eastern Neuroradiology Society and the New England Roentgen Ray Society. She is also a renowned educator, teacher and editor; and a respected administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Neuroradiology and Clinical MRI.


Dr. Ang

Bertrand Ang

Dr Bertrand Ang is a senior consultant working in National University Hospital Department of Diagnostic Imaging. He specialises in body radiology with a special interest in oncology. He graduated from University of New South Wales (Australia) in 1998 and finished his radiology speciality with Master of Medicine (Radiology) National University of Singapore and Fellowship Royal College of Radiology in 2005. He is active in various tumour groups including Colorectal, Gynaecological and Urological tumour groups.


Dr. Wiggins

Richard H Wiggins

Dr. Richard H Wiggins is the Director of Head and Neck Imaging and the Director of Imaging Informatics at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He has served as the President of WNRS and ASHNR, and Program Chair for SIIM. He was elected the inaugural fellow of the Academy of Medical Science Educators, and is the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award from the Department of Radiology, the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Department of Otolaryngology, as well as the Honoured Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America.

The 2017 RadiologyAsia Conference, themed “Bringing the State of the Art Imaging to Clinical Practice”, brings incredible value to attending delegates. The conference will feature 74 topics, over 50 renowned speakers and 4 tracks. Sign up today to learn and gain new insights from Pamela Schaefer, Bertrand Ang, Stephen Bird, Regina J Hooley, James G Smirniotopoulos, Ashish Chawla, Howard …

ASNR and Seek Entries for Annual Meeting Case of the Day Brain Category

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ASNR and are again collaborating to give you the opportunity to submit an adult brain case to ASNR 2017 Case of the Day.

Each day during the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting (April 22 – 27) in Long Beach, California, a brain case is part of the official Case of the Day program. This has traditionally been by invitation only, but like last year, one of the cases will be chosen from cases you submit to

In addition to one ASNR 2017 case of the day winner, will also be showcasing a number of the best submissions as ‘cases of the day’ on its home page and through social media!


There are a number of prizes available:


The winner gets two awesome prizes:

  • Standard Room for two (2) nights at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach or Westin Long Beach Hotel (based on availability) – total value is $522 with taxes; complimentary daily standard in-room WiFi and daily health club access. The prize is courtesy of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). The provided complimentary housing reservation can be used at any point during the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting dates from Friday, Apr. 20 through Friday, Apr. 27. If you are not planning to attend the conference, then you can transfer this prize to another colleague attending the meeting in Long Beach.) If you have questions, please contact, Ashley Boser at 630-574-0220, ext. 231, or email


The editorial team will also be selecting a runner-up who will receive 12-month online access to our two hugely popular neuroradiology …

Applications Available for the 2017 Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award: Deadline March 1


In 2012, the Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology (Foundation), American College of Radiology (ACR), and American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) established an award to provide leadership opportunities for women in neuroradiology and/or radiology overall. Since neuroradiologists must be leaders in the field, this award is for mid-career women with demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in neuroradiology and/or radiology overall. The objectives are to provide the award recipient with additional skills and insights to enhance opportunities for advancement.

The award recipient will receive funding to cover tuition and transportation costs to attend the ACR 2017 Radiology Leadership Institute Summit in conjunction with Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to be held at the Babson Executive Conference Center, Sept. 7-10, 2017. All other expenditures will be at the expense of the award recipient.

Eligible applicants must have a MD degree or DO degree, plus subspecialty certification in neuroradiology, or its equivalent for international candidates. Applicants must have demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in neuroradiology/radiology, and must be a member of ASNR, ACR, and AAWR prior to Jan. 1, 2017. Strong consideration will be given to applicants from practices and institutions that show a commitment to the applicant’s career development.

The deadline for receipt of applications and required attachments is March 1, 2017; late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be sent electronically, as indicated in the instructions.

Click here for the Prospectus.

Click here for the Application.

ASNR 55th Annual Meeting, April 22-27, 2017

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ASNR 55th Annual Meeting, April 22 – 27, 2017
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Long Beach, California

Join us for The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2017 and the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting! Learn about the clinical, scientific, academic, socioeconomic and other practice-related issues challenging neuroradiologists today and anticipated ahead.

ASNR Advance Registration and Housing deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

Register today and book your housing!

Highlights of The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2017 and the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting:

The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2017, beginning at 10:30AM Saturday and 8:00AM Sunday, will focus on Discovery and Didactics, featuring “What’s New” and “What’s Next?” for neuroradiology.  Immediately following the Symposium, join us for the closing reception (included in your registration fee) on Sunday, April 23 from 6:00pm – 7:15pm.  Enjoy beach background music featuring Woodie and the Longboards – performing hit music from the 50s to the 80s.

The annual meeting will continue from Monday, April 24 – Thursday, April 27, focusing on Diagnosis and Delivery, how to keep up with the challenges and changes of healthcare reform, maintaining quality, considering cost, and teaching best practices.  The heart of the meeting will include invited lectures, original presentations, scientific posters, parallel paper sessions, and educational exhibits. Two special sessions this year – “Taking the Lead!” with CEO perspectives and “Meet the Pres”.  More exciting information to follow.  Don’t miss the Annual Meeting Reception with Technical Exhibitors, including a night of mingling and jazz music from 6:30pm – 8:00pm on Monday, April 24.

  • Twelve (12) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) Sessions Programming throughout the week
  • Earn up to 43.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Need to complete evaluations in order to receive CME credits but don’t have time to stop by the CME Pavilion?  You

In Memoriam – David O. Davis (1933–2016)

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ASNR Founding President Juan M. Taveras (left) with David O. Davis

David Oliver Davis, MD, past President of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), died at his home in McLean, Virginia on November 29, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson disease. He was born the son of Oliver and Marie (Collignon) Davis on June 25, 1933 in Danville, Illinois. As a teenager, he was an accomplished hunter, played on the football team, and graduated first in his class at Schlarman High School. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, graduating in 1954. He subsequently graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1958. He and his high school sweetheart, Agnes Layden, began a 61-year marriage in Hoopeston, Illinois on December 26, 1955.

After an internship at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Staten Island and a radiology residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, he served a 2-year neuroradiology fellowship with Juan Taveras at the Neurological Institute and remained on the staff. In 1965, when Taveras assumed the Chairmanship of Radiology at the Edward Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University, he invited Davis to accompany him as Director of Neuroradiology. At Mallinckrodt, Davis established an excellent fellowship program, earned great respect from the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, began significant investigations, and built friendships with neuroradiologists around the country, particularly with Hans Newton at the University of California, San Francisco.

Davis left St. Louis to join the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah and eventually moved to George Washington University, where he was Director of Neuroradiology and subsequently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology.  The Davis family lived in the Watergate Apartments for 22 years. His 5 daughters ran a wildly successful hot dog stand in …

Foundation of ASNR Grant Announcements: Awards and Deadlines


The Foundation of the ASNR is pleased to announce that we will be utilizing FluidReview, a grant management software system, for the application and review of its upcoming grant awards. The FluidReview software will streamline the LOI, application and review processes. Our FluidReview website is now open for registration. Please visit and register for a free account if you plan on submitting an application for the following grants:

LOI deadline has passed. Application deadline Monday, Jan. 18, 9:00 am CST

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research Award
  • Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research
  • Research Scientist Award in Neuroradiology

No LOI Required. Applications must be received by 9:00 AM CST, January 31, 2017. (Budgets that exceed $100,000 require pre-approval by the Chairs of the Research Committee prior to submission.) Please submit to Rahul Bhala, Director of Economics & Health Policy at

  • Alzheimer’s Imaging Research Award

Please feel free to contact Rahul Bhala, Director of Economics & Health Policy at with any questions or comments. We look forward to your submissions.


Second Round of Alzheimer’s Grant Funding

On behalf of the Foundation of the ASNR, we are delighted to announce the second round of a funding opportunity made possible by a generous donor committed to supporting imaging research in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Grant submissions are due January 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM CST.

The goal of this program is to translate the novel imaging research into strategies that will increase understanding of the mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease and help stratify populations and possible treatments. All proposals must have a clear focus on Alzheimer’s disease and may also include other neurodegenerative diseases. Submissions from collaborative research that have experience across aging and neurodegenerative diseases are strongly encouraged. Novel and creative ideas are sought from investigators at any career stage.

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Dr. Omid Nikoubashman Announced as 2016 Lucien Appel Laureate

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Omid Nikoubashman recently received the Lucien Appel Prize for best research paper from the European Society of Neuroradiology Scientific Awards Committee. This honor was presented for his article “Prospective Hemorrhage Rates of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations in Children and Adolescents Based on MRI Appearance,” which appeared in the November 2015 issue of the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Seven neuroradiologists comprised the ESNR Scientific Awards Committee, which evaluated submitted papers and determined the recipients of each prize. The members of this committee were Nadine Girard (France), Sven Haller (Switzerland), Marco Leonardi (Italy), Per Nakstad (Norway), Isil Saatci (Turkey), Joanna Wardlaw (UK), and Chairman Rüdiger von Kummer (Germany). Members based their ratings of each submission on the following criteria: 1) publication in a high-ranking scientific journal, 2) scientific integrity, 3) advances in knowledge, and 4) implications for patient care. Dr. Nikoubashman’s paper was among 5 submissions considered for the Lucien Appel Prize, and the committee’s decision was unanimous.

Click here to read Dr. Nikoubashman’s award-winning article.

More on the 2016 Lucien Appel Prize Recipient:

Dr. Omid Nikoubashman was born in Tehran, Iran in 1983. He studied Human Medicine in cities such as Düsseldorf, Paris, and London. After completing his education in 2010, he began his residency in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Aachen. He also spent a year in the institution’s Department of Neurology. Since 2014, he has served as a research fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (medical imaging) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany. He earned his doctorate degree in 2013 upon the completion of his thesis, “Natural History of Cerebral Cavernous Angiomas in the Paediatric Age Group.” The German Society of Neuroradiology previously awarded Dr. Nikoubashman the Marc-Dünzel Award. He has authored and co-authored 33 peer-reviewed articles in the field of …

In Memoriam – Henry J.M. Barnett

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Henry J.M. “Barney” Barnett, neurologist, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 1922 and died in Toronto, Canada on October 20, 2016. He was best known for his contribution to randomized stroke-prevention trials that investigated aspirin effectiveness to prevent stroke,1 the lack of effectiveness of cerebral bypass,2 and the effectiveness of carotid endarterectomy.3 Part of the success of these trials stemmed from Barney’s understanding of the value of an angiographic core lab for the studies; NASCET’s success came, in part, from the core lab’s insistence on consistent, reproducible stenosis quantification.

He was honored throughout his lifetime. He was inducted as a Companion of the Order of Canada (the closest Canadian award to a UK knighthood), was recognized as an Honorary Doctor of Science at Oxford University, received the Stroke Research Award of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and held honorary membership in foreign medical societies including the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), the Russian Academy of Medical Science, the Indian Academy of Neurology, the Hungarian Neurosurgical Society, among others.

He completed medical school at the University of Toronto in 1944, and followed up with Toronto residencies in medicine and neurology, as well as fellowships at Oxford and Queen Square. At Queen Square, he overlapped with Charlie Drake, a neurosurgery fellow. They developed both a professional and personal relationship, as evidenced by their intertwining families. (Some of his grandchildren are Drakes.)

In the late 1960s, he moved from Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital to join Drake in London, Ontario, where the two formed an innovative, combined-university clinical neurosciences department. After I was recruited in 1976, I saw the special opportunity in combining neurology and neurosurgery into one academic department, along with neuropathology and neuroradiology. The CNS department’s academics gave it a prominent place at the university table beside medicine and surgery; …

ASNR 2017 Abstract Submission Site Is Now Open

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The abstract submission site for the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting at the Long Beach Convention Center to be held on April 22-27, 2017 is now open at:


Note:  The Submission Site has changed; we recommend prior review before submitting.

Reminders… All authors must disclose. For submitted abstracts to be finalized, all primary and co-authors must complete online disclosure process to be considered for presentation for ASNR 2017. Author changes will not be allowed after the submission deadline Friday, December 9, 2016. All correspondence (including the notification) will be sent via email to the primary/presenting author.

Any notification emails from the abstract system will be labeled from We suggest you add this email to your safe sender list.

The 2016 Annual Meeting was a success with over 1,700 attendees and a record number of 1,400 submitted abstracts; let’s keep that momentum and make our 2017 meeting another memorable year.

For more details about the ASNR 2017 Annual Meeting on Diagnosis and Delivery and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2017: Discovery and Didactics, please visit:…