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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.
A 360° review of advances in understanding of the fetal brain, presented by a panel of world-renowned experts in the fields of maternal-fetal medicine, developmental neuroscience, neurogenetics, fetal and neonatal neurology, and imaging.
The deadline for abstract submissions is rapidly approaching! Submit your online abstract for the ASNR 56th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada, which will take place June 2-7, 2018. Abstracts can be submitted in one of the following categories: Scientific Paper, Excerptas, Scientific Poster, Electronic Scientific Poster, Educational Exhibit Poster, Electronic Education Exhibit. Submit your abstract here.
The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, Dec. 15.…
William Werner Orrison died at age 68 on Oct. 19, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev., of a non-specified neuro-degenerative disorder.
Born on April 2, 1949, in Louisville, Ky., Bill was the eldest child of Agnes Rutherford Miller “Ruth” Orrison, R.N., and William Werner Orrison Sr., M.D., known as Werner. Bill grew up in Minneola, Plains, and Meade, Kans., where his father was among the last generation of country doctors, often making house calls to remote farms, equipped only with the contents of a black bag, sometimes accepting livestock as payment. From his earliest years, Bill witnessed his father’s devotion to humble patients and dreamed of joining him in practice as a medical doctor.
Bill graduated in 1967 from Meade High School, an Eagle Scout and an accomplished trick horseback rider. As a teen, while on a fishing trip with Werner, Bill suffered a freak accident that put him in the first of three near-death states during his life. Bill later described being drawn into a “tunnel of fog” while his father performed an emergency tracheotomy to save his son’s life. Attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence on an ROTC scholarship, Bill rose to commander of his Air Force squadron, but at the Phi Gamma Delta house he was known as “Doc,” for his unlicensed diagnostic skills. After Bill earned the lowest score in the class on his first chemistry test, the professor encouraged him to try another major. By semester’s end, Bill had the highest grade among his peers. He graduated from KU in 1971 and remained a lifelong fan of Jayhawk basketball.
While at KU, Bill attended a talk by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, discovering that the hypnosis his father had used on patients in the absence of anesthesia …
Due to high demand, abstract submission for the joint Symposium Neuroradiologicum and the 12th Annual AOCNR meeting will be extended to October 15, 2017 (GMT +8). For more information regarding abstracts, click here. To submit an abstract, please click here.
Register now for this multidisciplinary, CME-accredited two-day event featuring a 360-degree review of advances in understanding of the fetal brain presented by a panel of world-renowned experts in the fields of imaging, fetal and neonatal neurology, maternal-fetal medicine, developmental neuroscience, neurogenetics, and genetics. The updated agenda and speaker list is available now at fetalbrainsympoium.com.
In addition to expert talks on clinical and research innovation, this year’s conference will offer a poster session and breakout breakfast sessions with practical clinical applications designed to better address needs and answer questions for all members of the multidisciplinary audience.
Join the event to explore a range of topics related to the fetal brain, connect with international colleagues, and discover the countless cultural and historic sites of Washington, D.C.
Don’t miss this course in neuroradiology and neurosurgery!
Mark your calendars for March 24-25, 2017.
Program topics include:
Y-stenting for aneurysm treatment
The seminar is accredited for 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by the ACCME through the joint providership of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and is compliant with theEucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice.
Our meeting’s philosophy is based on you!
Led by Jacques Moret and faculty, we are gearing up for the seminar with recorded cases focusing on a wide variety of themes and techniques linked to our specialty. Our program is being adapted in real time to fit your needs and provide you with tips and tricks that are directly applicable to your daily practice.
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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During most MRI procedures, there is no need for interaction between the administrator of the test and the patient. The situation is quite the opposite in functional MRI (fMRI), where the neurological status of the patient must be assessed; an appropriate paradigm must be selected based on the neurological assessment and prior MRI examinations. Further, the paradigm must be delivered to and successfully performed by the patient while in the MRI machine. In addition, there is a rather complicated analysis of the fMRI and diffusion tractography data, which must be performed and assessed. How to properly perform these tasks is often not addressed during residency and fellowship training or in annual scientific society meetings.
Clinicians involved in fMRI, including neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists.
Understand the fundamental principles behind fMRI and diffusion tractography
Choose the optimal fMRI paradigms appropriate for the patient and clinical situation
Deliver fMRI paradigms correctly and monitor the patient for adequate compliance
Hands on experience so that the attendee will be able to analyze fMRI and diffusion tractography
Understand how data is delivered to a neurosurgical navigational system and used by the neurosurgeon
Avoid pitfalls in the interpretation of clinical fMRI and diffusion tractography
Optimize fMRI billing and coding
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. and fMRI Consultants LLC. The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education Inc. is accredited by the ACCME …
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 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.
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 Radiopaedia.org 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 Radiopaedia.org.
In addition to one ASNR 2017 case of the day winner, Radiopaedia.org will also be showcasing a number of the best submissions as Radiopaedia.org ‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.