Advances in Pediatric Neuroradiology Course

October 24-26, 2014 • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue • Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Program Highlights
•  Updates in Pediatric Neuroradiology Part I and II
•  Nonaccidental Trauma Update
•  Pediatric Spine and The Phakomatoses
•  Congenital Brain
•  Vascular Disease of Childhood
•  Pediatric Brain Tumors
•  Metabolic Diseases of Childhood
•  Pediatric Head and Neck Part I and II
•  Earn SAM Credits - The Saturday Sessions will be offered for a maximum of 7 SAM credits.  

Program and Registration Information 
•  Access the complete program online here, or download the PDF version by clicking here  
•  Online Registration Closed - For more information contact the SPR at 

Hotel Accommodations 
•  Loews Miami Beach - Group Rate Sold Out! As previously communicated, it is possible that the hotel rooms may sell out prior to the deadline of September 23rd.  Reservations may still be made at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, but will be taken on a space-available basis and the SPR group rate will not be available.  To reserve your room by phone, call (877) 563-9762 (toll free). 

•  Alternative Hotels - Please note that these are just suggestions, as the SPR has not reserved a block of rooms at the venues listed here.  You will need to communicate with them directly regarding availability and nightly room rates.  Transportation to and from the conference hotel headquarters will not be provided by the SPR. 

Continuing Education Credits Available 
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Radiology and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Medical Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 20 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

Future SPR Meetings

SPR Peds CMR Basic and Advanced Course
October 13-18, 2015
Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, Illinois  

IPR 2016
May 16-20, 2016
Fairmont Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

SPR 2017 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course
May 16-20, 2017
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SPR 2015 Annual Meeting

Abstract Submission - Now Closed

Abstract Submission Site is Now Closed!

Exhibitor & Support Opportunities


Community Outreach at SPR 2015

We would like to continue in the spirit of giving, this year we will be partnering with Seattle Children’s Hospital by supporting their Toy Program. The Toy Program donates new toys and personal items to patients and their families when they need help the most. 

Join the SPR by donating gifts and supplies that are deemed safe for patients and their families. Donations can be brought directly to the SPR Annual Meeting. For more information on the Toy Program and donation guidelines, please visit the Toy Program website. 

Things To Do In Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue Arts Museum

At $10.00 per person you can witness objects made for everyday use to cutting-edge sculpture, furniture, and jewelry, BAM celebrates the creative process, skill, and vision of today's most talented makers. Visit: for more information.

Bellevue Collection

Stop by the Bellevue Collection shopping center. Experience the exciting variety of 250 world-class retail brands and dozens of fine dining choices. Visit: for more information.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Group Tours 

There are also many fun things to do throughout the seasons at this FREE event: plant sales, community celebrations, summer concerts, art exhibits and holiday light festivities. Visit: for more information.

Bellevue Aquatic Center

The Bellevue Aquatic Center includes the Blue Lagoon Pool (a 25 yard, 6 lane, Lap Pool) and the Warm Springs Pool built for therapy and rehabilitation, but available for public open swim. Visit: for more information.

Early Bellevue Walking Tours

Want to discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue? Join the FREE walking tour for 2-3 hours of easy to moderate foot travel. Visit: for more information.

Info from SPR 2014


John Caffey Award for Best Basic Research/Education Paper

Paper #: PA-116: No longer a holiday: Improving the pediatric radiology elective for medical students and pediatric housestaff

Eddie Hyatt, Vanderbilt University, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Nashville, TN,; Cody Penrod, Sudha Singh, Jayne Seekins, DO, Amy Fleming, Melissa Hilmes, MD

John Caffey Award for Best Clinical Research Paper

Paper #: PA-008: Ultrasound-Derived Shear Wave Speed Correlates with Liver Fibrosis in Children

Jonathan Dillman, M.D., Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, Ethan Smith, Amer Heider, Nahid Keshavarzi, Jacob Bilhartz, Jonathan Rubin

John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award

Paper #: PA-034: Magnetic Resonance Venography in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Initial Experience with Ferumoxytol

Aarti Luhar, MD, University of California, Los Angeles-Department of Radiology, Los Angeles, CA, Sarah Khan, J. Paul Finn, Anjali Nayak, Joshua Zaritsky, Theodore Hall

John Caffey Award for Case Report

Poster #: CR-014: Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound of Pediatric Abdominal Visceral Trauma: Initial Data

Beatrice Dionigi, Carol Barnewolt, Jill Zalieckas, David Mooney, Harriet Paltiel, MD, Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

John Caffey Award for Educational Poster

Poster #: EDU-101: The Pediatric Breast: What to do with Lumps and Bumps

Natalie Burns, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Habib Rahbar, Teresa Chapman

John Caffey Award for Scientific Poster

Poster #: SCI-011: Towards radiation dose reduction in MDCT with iterative reconstruction for the prenatal diagnosis of skeletal dysplasia: the minimum radiation dose required to evaluate the normal fetal bones?

Chihiro Tani, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan, Yoshinori Funama, Chikako Fujioka, Kazuo Awai

Diagnosis Live

Tied for 5th place:
Lisa LaForest - Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Mirianne Ballisty - Fellow at Emory, Atlanta

Tied for 2nd place:
Adam Zarchan - University of Kansas, Wichita
Michael Reiter - Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati
Steven Sharatz - Fellow at MGH, Boston

1st place:
Leslie Grissom - NeMours Children’s Health System, Wilmington DE

People’s Choice Electronic Exhibit

Radiologic, pathologic, and surgical correlation in unusual large and small bowel lead point intussusceptions: a case series

Allison Johnsen, MD, Vanderbilt University, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Nashville, TN, Melissa Hilmes, MD, Sudha Singh, Wendy Ellis, Marta Schulman, MD

2015 Fetal/Neonatal Course

2015 Advances in Fetal And Neonatal Imaging
January 23-25, 2015

NEW - Online Registration Now Open 
Access the preliminary program here 

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Parkway
Orlando, FL 32821

Click HERE for online reservations or call (407) 390-2300 or toll-free at 1-800-996-3426 
 to reserve a room by phone.  If calling, please be sure to identify yourself as being a part of the 
SPR Fetal Course. 

Single/Double/Trip/Quad Occupancy: $179.00*
King or Double Queen Family Bunk Rooms: $229.00*
*Plus applicable taxes (12.5% at the time of posting)

The deadline for reservations is
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST.
It is possible that hotel rooms may sell out prior to the deadline; therefore, it is strongly recommended that you make your reservation as early as possible.  Reservations made after the deadline will be taken on a space-available basis and the SPR group rate cannot be guaranteed. 

All rooms require a one-night’s deposit by guest with a credit card, before the deadline date. Guest cancellations are accepted up to 72 hours prior to arrival. The deposit is refundable to the individual guest with at least seventy-two (72) hours advance notice. The Hotel will charge an early departure fee in the amount of $75.00 per night, plus applicable tax, for all guests who depart one or more days prior to their scheduled departure date after check-in.  

The Hotel’s check in time is 4:00 pm. Check out time is 11:00 am. Should you arrive prior to that time, all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate you.

 If you have any special needs or special dietary requests, please contact The Society for Pediatric Radiology at the above address or e-mail address at least two weeks before the meeting to ensure that your needs are met.

SPR 2014 Cardiac Courses

12th SPR Hands-on Cardiac MR Course
October 21-23, 2014
Out-patient Specialty Care Center of CHRCO 
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Walnut Creek, California
Preliminary Program

Review the Course invitation and download an application form here. The submission deadline has passed. 

10th SPR Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging
October 24-26, 2014
Renaissance ClubSport Hotel
Walnut Creek, California
Preliminary Program 

Review the Symposium announcement and download a registration form here.  The registration deadline has passed.