Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Imaging

January 23-25, 2015 • Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Parkway • Orlando, FL 32821

Program Highlights
•  New - Just the Basics Course on Friday Morning
•  Genitourinary
•  Gastrointestinal
•  Controversies in Imaging Placental Invasion - US vs. MR
•  Fetal and Neonatal CNS - Case Based
•  How Does Advanced Fetal & Neonatal CNS Imaging Affect Outcome?
•  Fetal and Neonatal Chest
•  Advanced Imaging
•  Fetal and Neonatal Skeletal Dysplasias
•  What Makes a Fetal Center Work
YOUR Interesting Fetal/Neonatal Cases

•  Earn SAM Credits - The Saturday Sessions will be offered for a maximum of 8.25 SAM credits.  

Program and Registration Information 
•  Access the complete program online here, or download the PDF version by clicking here  
•  Online Registration Is Now Closed.  Contact for more information. 

Hotel Accommodations 
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Parkway
Orlando, Florida  32821

Call (407) 390-2300 or toll-free at (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; however, please note that the group rate cannot be guaranteed.  Rooms will be confirmed based on the Hotel's availability.

SPR 2015 Annual Meeting


Important - Please read before you register.

SPR Members: You will be asked to log in to the website as a member to register. If you have not yet used the new log in system, here's what you need to know: 

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Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington, USA 98004
Tel: 425 462 1234

Reserve your hotel room now! The deadline for registration is
March 27, 2015

It is possible that rooms will sell out prior to the cutoff, so it is strongly recommended that your reserve your room as early as possible. Reservations made after March 27, 2015, will be based on the room availability, and the group rate cannot be confirmed.

Room Rates - Single/Double Occupancy $215.00/night (plus applicable taxes, currently 14.4%)
Additional room types available; visit the website or call for prices

Complete details, including the cancellation policy of the Hotel, check-in and check-out times will be provided upon finalizing your reservation.


The Hyatt Regency Bellevue is approximately 17 miles from Sea-Tac International Airport and nine miles East of Seattle.   The Hyatt Regency does not provide shuttle service. 

  • Taxi Service – approximately $45-$50 one-way (subject to change)
  • Shuttle Express – One-way fares starting at $19/person (subject to change); call (425) 981-7000 or reserve online here
  • Rental cars can be arranged through the airport or car rental provider of your choice. 


Postgraduate Course

Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, April 28

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 28 - Friday, May 1

Preliminary Program Here

NEW - Review the schedule for the 3D Read with the Experts Luncheon and the CT, MR and US Protocol Sessions here.  
Pre-registration not required, first-come, first-serve basis based on the number of participants noted.)

Continuing Education

Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and SAM credits. 

The Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course will provide pediatric and general radiologists with an opportunity to do the following: 

  • Summarize the most current information on state of the art pediatric imaging and the practice of pediatric radiology. 
  • Describe and apply new technologies for pediatric imaging. 
  • Describe and apply basic principles for implementing quality and safety programs in pediatric radiology. 
  • Discuss trends in research concerning the care and imaging of pediatric patients. 
  • Identify common challenges facing pediatric radiologists, and possible solutions. 
  • Evaluate and apply means of minimizing radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging and image guided therapy. 

At the conclusion of the experience, participants should have an improved understanding of the technologies discussed, increasing awareness of the costs and benefits of diagnostic imaging in children and of ways to minimize risks, and an improved general knowledge of pediatric radiology, especially as it interfaces with clinical decision making.


SPR 2015 Abstracts

Abstract notifications have been sent.  If you were not in receipt, please contact the SPR Office at  

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. 

Exhibitor & Support Opportunities


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.

Future SPR Meetings

SPR Pediatric Body MRI Course
September 18-19, 2015
The Hospital for Sick Children and
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

13th SPR Hands-on Cardiac MR Basic Course 
October 13-15, 2015

11th SPR Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging 
October 16-18, 2015

Both of the above courses will be hosted by
Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Click here for more information

AAP-SPR Imaging of Child Abuse (Course title subject to change)
February 26-28, 2016
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

IPR 2016
May 15-20, 2016
Fairmont Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

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

SPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course
May 15-19, 2018
Omni Nashville Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

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