Register Now for ASNR’s 54th Annual Meeting

ASNR 54th Annual Meeting and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2016…join us and be a part of the best ASNR Annual Meeting and Symposium.

There are lots of new and exciting things happening at the meeting in 2016!

The ASNR Advanced Registration and Housing deadline is Friday, April 8, 2016. Register today and book your housing!

Highlights of the Foundation of the ASNR and the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting:

The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium beginning at 10:30 AM Saturday and 8:00 AM Sunday morning.  The symposium will be on Emergency NeuroradiologyImmediately following these symposia join us for the Closing Reception of the Foundation of the ASNR Symposium (included in your registration fee), followed by a fun performance by the Capitol StepsA Washington D.C. – based comedy troupe guaranteed to leave you laughing!

The Annual Meeting will provide informative updates on general Neuroradiology and showcase specialty healthcare programming, Young Professional programming, parallel paper sessions, and evidence based medicine programming.  The heart of the meeting will be invited lectures, original presentations, scientific posters, and educational exhibits. New this year: Turbo Talks! Brief, oral presentations followed by an in-depth electronic poster tour by the authors.

  • Fourteen (14) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) Sessions Programming throughout the week.
  • Earn up to 46 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Make sure you plan to attend the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception with our technical exhibitors and enjoy a performance by ASNR physician members’ jazz quartet led by Drs. Bruce Wasserman and Jonathan Lewin on Monday, May 23 from 6:15 – 7:45pm followed by a Jam Session until 10:00pm.
  • Need to evaluate to receive your CME credits but no time to stop by the CME Pavilion? You can access the link remotely 24/7 at the center and at your hotel. 

ASNR Seeks Editors to Bolster Content on New Website

Originally posted February 14, 2016 at

The ASNR is revamping its website and is looking for 11 website editors to help with creating content and working with ASNR members to create content. The website editors will each be in charge of different sections of the website (MOC portal, fellowship portal, neurocurriculum live, patient portal, PQIs, advocacy/health policy, research, study groups and 3 editors for social media). The website editors will work closely with the members of the ASNR Executive Committee responsible for these respective areas. Editors are expected to ensure that their website sections are up-to-date and that new content is continuously being created. New content should be added typically on at least a monthly frequency to keep ASNR members engaged. Web content will also populate ASNR social media, including Facebook and Twitter sites.

The website editors will be official members of the ASNR website content task force and can list the title of ASNR website editor on their CV. They will receive nominal financial compensation. Initial appointment will be for one year, and appointment can be renewed based on productivity as assessed by the ASNR Website and Social Media Committee. Interested candidates should email their CV along with a statement explaining their qualifications and interest in this role to Max Wintermark at Junior ASNR members are strongly encouraged to apply.…

In Memoriam – Georges Salamon

salamon_obitGeorges Salamon, one of neuroradiology’s pioneers, early thought leaders, and international spokesmen died on October 10, 2015, at age 84. Born in Montpellier, France to a Russian father and a Polish mother of Jewish descent, he acutely experienced the traumas of World War II, but kept throughout his life a unique, optimistic spirit of adventure. Knowing the costs and benefits of the vicissitudes of life, Georges maintained an exceptional open-mindedness and a zest for change and new opportunities.

Receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Aix-Marseille in 1958, he was spurred into specialty training by his teachers, Herman Fischgold, Henri Gastaut, and Robert Naquet, graduating in radiology in 1962 and neurology in 1965. This dual experience in imaging and neuroscience provided the stimulus for Georges to enter the nascent field of Neuroradiology and the basis of a prestigious career bridging these disciplines. Post training, Georges quickly joined the Hôpital de la Timone in that “considerable town,” Marseille, first as assistant professor in 1964, and then as head of the Department of Neuroradiology from 1972 to 1996.

Though broadly curious and an eclectic thinker, Georges’ first scientific love was neuroanatomy. Between 1965 and 1970 his students’ numerous theses on cerebral vasculature formed the basis of and culminated in the publication of the Atlas of Arteries of the Human Brain in 1974, of Radiologic Anatomy of the Brain in collaboration with Y.P. Huang in 1978, and Vascularization and Cerebral Circulation with G. Lazorthes and A. Gill that same year. This work became the anatomic bible for a whole generation of neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons. It also served as a basis for the subsequent development of therapeutic angiography and the emergence in France of a new generation of vascular neuroradiologists under the joint stimulus of Georges Salamon and René Djindjian.

The cross-sectional …

ASNR 2016 Abstract Submission Site Is Now Open

asnr2016The abstract submission site for the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park to be held on May 21-26, 2016 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 2016. Author changes will not be allowed after the submission deadline Friday, December 11, 2015. 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 as being from We suggest you add this email to your safe sender list.

The 2015 Annual Meeting was a success with over 2000 attendees and a record number of submitted research abstracts; let’s keep that momentum and make our 2016 meeting another memorable year.

For more details about the ASNR 2016 Annual Meeting and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2016: Emergency Neuroradiology, please visit:…

In Memoriam – William W.M. Lo, MD

by John L. Go, MD

William W.M. Lo, MD passed away on July 16, 2015 after a long illness peacefully surrounded by his family at home. Known as Bill by his friends and colleagues, he was born August 24, 1934 in Hong Kong. Attending the University of Iowa Medical School, he graduated in 1960, and completed radiology residency as well as fellowships in cardiovascular radiology and neuroradiology at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center from 1961-1966. His first and only job was as a radiologist at St. Vincent Medical Center from 1966-2005, where he served as Chief of Neuroradiology from 1983-1986 and 1989-2005, serving as chair of Radiology from 1986-1989. Bill also served as Clinical Professor of Radiology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California from 1989 to 2015.

Bill joined St. Vincent Medical Center to work with the Otologists at the world famous House Ear Clinic where he developed a successful and fruitful collaborative relationship for over 40 years during the Golden Age of Radiology. A world expert on temporal bone imaging, Bill published over 50 peer-review articles on the temporal bone, 18 book chapters, and gave over 150 national and international invited lectures during his career. Some of his major contributions to temporal bone imaging include describing the aberrant carotid artery, descriptions of the endolymphatic duct and sac and pathology, and defining and describing pathology of the anterior epitympanic space, just to name a few, besides beautiful and descriptive pictorials of temporal bone anatomy. Because of his seminal work on temporal bone imaging, Bill was honored with the ASHNR Gold Medal Award in 2007 as well as a Presidential Citation Award from the American Otological Society in 2007.

Bill was also active in the radiology community, being elected as a …

AJNR Releases Major App Update

AJNR’s new app release brings the latest Apple technology to you, fully built and optimized for iOS 8 with backward compatibility to iOS 7. This major update complements the most current Apple devices (iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, 6+) and offers many improvements and new features including:

Social Media Integration. Users can now share articles on Facebook and Twitter.  These icons are available under the Share icon in the article view. This replaces the in-app browser view from the sharing screen.

Refresh Icon. A new refresh icon updates all data and is helpful to users who are on slow cellular networks and experienced time-outs in the older version.

Download Issue in Background. Users can now download the latest full issue in the background. Once Download is selected, the issue will start downloading and continue unless stopped.

Auto Download. Download will start automatically after authentication. This simplified workflow is optimized to improve the speed.

New Email Option. Email to Self and Email to Friend have been replaced by a new Email icon. This is available under the Share icon. Users can send articles and supplementary images/tables to themselves or friends using a single email feature.

Visual Aid/Tool Tip for Table of Contents in Portrait Mode.  If an iPad is in portrait mode, the tool tip will be presented in the form of a pop-up balloon.


“Getting Personal” with Patients at ASNR 2015

“Getting Personal” with Patients at ASNR 2015

“I received more than 50 MRIs, but never got to meet my neuroradiologist. I don’t even know what he/she looks like.” Greg Cantwell, a 10-year survivor of Glioblastoma, shared his story with attendees of the 53rd annual meeting of the ASNR at one of the doctor-patient symposia, a highlight of this year’s “Getting Personal” meeting theme.  Numerous patients joined the meeting as guest speakers with stories of both good and bad healthcare experiences. Their experiences illustrated the important role Neuroradiologists play and ways that we could do better from the patient perspective.…

The Foundation of the ASNR Accepting Applications for the 2015 Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award

The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology (ACR), and American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) have established an award to provide leadership opportunities for women in neuroradiology. Since neuroradiologists must be leaders in the field and women continue to be underrepresented in neuroradiology, 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 2015 ACR Radiology Leadership Institute, held in conjunction with Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Aug. 6-9, 2015.

Eligible candidates must have an MD or DO degree, plus subspecialty certification in neuroradiology, or its equivalent for International candidates, and must be a member of ASNR, ACR, and AAWR as of Apr. 17, 2015. Strong consideration will be given to applicants from practices and institutions that show a commitment to the applicant’s career development.

For more information and the criteria, please follow the link:

The deadline for receipt of Applications and required documentation is 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST), Friday, Apr. 17, 2015.


meltzerCarolyn C. Meltzer, M.D.
Co-Chair, 2015 Women in Neuroradiology Award
SanelliPina C. Sanelli, M.D.
Co-Chair, 2015 Women in Neuroradiology Award
Howard A. Rowley, M.D
Chair, Foundation of the ASNR Board of Trustees