SPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course

Welcome to the 61st Society for Pediatric Radiology
Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course 
Tuesday, May 15 - Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pediatric Imaging Technologist Program
Thursday, May 17 - Friday 19, 2018

Meeting Information


Registration for the 2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course is

To view fees and register online,


View the Scientific Sessions here.                                                 


Hotel Information

Omni Nashville Hotel

250 Fifth Avenue South

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Phone: (615) 782-5300

Room Rates:

Traditional Single/Double $259 (Rates will increase for triple and quadruple occupancy. The hotel fees are per night and are exclusive of applicable taxes, which are 17.5% at the time of posting and are subject to change.)  

UPDATE: Reservations for Wednesday and Thursday are currently sold out.  The Hotel is also near capacity for the night of Saturday.  Reservations at the group rate for these nights will be accepted based on availability.



Online Reservations: Access the online reservation site here.

Phone Reservations: Reserve your room by calling the Hotel directly at the number above or via the toll free reservations line at 1-800-THE-OMNI. If you call, be sure to state that you are with the SPR Annual Meeting.

Cutoff Date:

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Do note that the hotel is near capacity and may sell out prior to the cutoff date; therefore, it is strongly recommended that you book your room now. Reservations made after the cutoff date and time will be based on the room availability, and the group rate cannot be confirmed.

In the event that your dates of preference are not available, you may wish to secure a reservation at an alternate hotel. Click here for a list of alternate hotels within walking distance of the Omni.  Please note that SPR does not have a negotiated room rate with these hotels. 

FREE Wi-Fi at the Omni:

Join the Omni Select Guest Loyalty Program (here) to obtain an array of benefits including: Free Wi-Fi, Express Check-in & Check-Out, Morning Beverage Delivered and MUCH MORE!  Already a member? Then you are all set, but be sure to have your login information upon checking in to the Hotel.

Speaker Resources

International Letter of Invitation Request

If you require a letter of invitation for visa acquirement purposes, please complete the request form to the SPR using the link below. NOTE: The Society is only able to provide letters of invitations to individuals that are participating in the meeting as an attendee of the educational sessions. A letter of invitation for a guest of a meeting attendee will not be provided by the Society.


Important Dates

Friday, January 15, 2018

Commitment due for guaranteed listing in printed program book.

Friday, April 13, 2018
All payments due.

Monday, April 23, 2018 5:00 pm CT
Hotel deadline for group room rate (rooms may sell out prior to the deadline)

Friday, April 27, 2018 5:00 pm CT
Materials due to Exhibitor Appointed Contractor, for Discounted Rate EAC required, as the Hotel cannot accept shipments.
 The EAC contact information will be distributed to exhibitors.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Set-up: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm

Friday, May 18, 2018
Dismantle should begin by 4:00 pm CT
(Note: The dismantle time is subject to change. Final times will be confirmed well in advance).

Documents Needed

Exhibit space is nearly sold out! If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Jenny Raju, jraju@acr.org, about possible opportunities to support the SPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course. 
Corporate Prospectus 
Exhibitor Kit

Exhibit Hours

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Continental Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am

Morning Coffee Break: 9:40-10:10 am
Afternoon Coffee Break: 4:15-4:45 pm

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Continental Breakfast: 6:30-8:30 am
Morning Coffee Break: 10:10-10:40 am
Afternoon Coffee Break: 3:30-4:00 pm
Mix and Mingle: Leadership Product Showcase: 5:45-7:00 pm

Share your products and services during a private viewing by the SPR Leadership, as well as members of SCORCH (Society of Chairs of Radiology at Children’s Hospital)

Friday, May 18, 2018
Continental Breakfast: 6:30-8:30 am
Morning Coffee Break: 10:10-10:40 am
Afternoon Coffee Break: 3:20-3:50 pm

Don’t forget to join us for the Annual Dinner & Reception starting at 7:00 pm


Times are subject to change. Final confirmation will be distributed in advance. You are welcome to staff your exhibit at any other times your representatives are available during the program hours.

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: 
  • Username: the email address at which you received this message
  • Password: your full last name, lower case, with as many of the number "9" needed to render a 7-character password (boylan9 or davis99 as examples)
    If your last name is longer than 7-characters, use all the letters and do NOT add the additional numbers.  If your name is hyphenated, use all the letters, no space, no hyphen.
    Example: if your last name is Boylan-Davis, your password would be boylandavis.
  • Once you have logged in, select Shopping Cart to purchase your registration.  

Non-Members: You should select 'New Visitor Registration' to begin the registration process

Daily Rates are available, but must be secured via the Meeting Registration Department.  

For Assistance: E-mail sprmeetings@acr.org or call the SPR Meetings Department at 800-373-2204 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
If you are located outside of the United States or Canada, please call 703-648-8900.  

IMPORTANT: For the 2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course, if you reside and practice in one of the countries listed here, please complete the preliminary
registration form (
here). Do NOT register until you have completed the preliminary registration form AND received instructions on how to proceed from the SPR Registrar.

To download a paper version of the registration form, select the PDF icon to the left.

Registration Categories
(Registration fees for the
Pediatric Imaging Technologist Program ONLY follow.)

Postgraduate Course Only
(May 15-16)

Annual Meeting Only
(May 16-19)
Annual Meeting &
Postgraduate Course 
(May 15-19)
SPR Member Physician $425/$450 $625/$650 $950/$975 
Non-Member Physician $500/$525 $700/$725 $1,025/$1,050 
Active Duty Military $325/$350 $525/$550 $850/$875 
In-Training (Med Stud, Resident, Fellow) $200/$225 $400/$425 $500/$525 
Technologist/Allied Health Professional $200/$225 $400/$425 $500/$525 
 Emeritus SPR Member  $325/$350  $525/$550 $850/$875 
Early bird rates are listed first and are valid  through March 30, 2018; Regular rates begin March 31, 2018 and run through May 4, 2018

An additional fee of $50 applies to onsite registrations, which start on May 5, 2018

Registration fees include tuition, teaching materials, continental breakfasts, as well as coffee breaks and the Welcome Reception (for registrants only).
IMPORTANT: The Reception and Annual Banquet are NOT covered in the registration fee, an additional $100 will apply
for both registrants and guests that wish to attend.










2018 SPR Pediatric Imaging Technologist
Program ONLY Registration
Early Bird


Technologist Course ONLY (May 17-19) 
Fee applicable for: Technologists, radiographers, sonographers, physicists, nurses and other allied health professionals
 $350 $375
 An additional fee of $50 applies to onsite registrations, which start on May 5, 2018.
Registration fees include tuition, teaching materials, continental breakfasts,as well as coffee breaks and the Welcome Reception.

IMPORTANT: The Welcome Reception (Wednesday, May 16th) and the Reception and Annual Banquet (Friday, May 18th)
are NOT covered in the registration fee, an additional $75 and 100, respectively will apply for both registrants and guests that wish to attend.

Attendee Resources

Attendee List

The 2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course Attendee List is forthcoming.

Nashville Dining Guide

Things to Do in Nashville

Meeting Attire

We encourage attendees and speakers as well to dress comfortably for this meeting and suggest business casual attire for all meeting functions.  It is also advised that you bring a sweater or jacket with you.  Meeting rooms can be chilly, and we have very limited control over the room temperature.
Social Events
Welcome Reception – Casual Attire  

Banquet & Reception – Business Casual to Cocktail Attire


Meeting Resources

SPR 2018 Pocket Guide

The 2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course Program-at-a-glance is forthcoming.

Access the Meeting App

 Download the 
2018 SPR Meeting App

  1. Download the app to your mobile device by searching ‘CrowdCompass’ and download the app ‘CrowdCompass Directory' 
  2. Open the app, search for ‘2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course’ in the search bar and tap on the event when it appears 
  3. Enter the event Passcode 'nashville2018'
  4. Tap on the ‘Attendees’ icon
  5. You will be asked if you would like to Join the Attendee List, select ‘Join Attendee List’(If this does not happen, select the ‘+’ in the top right hand corner) 
  6. Select the ‘Log In’ button
  7. Fill in your credentials and select 'Next'
  8. An email will be sent to the email address you just registered with so you can confirm your account
  9. Go back to the app and log in with your new CrowdCompass account!

Not able to download the app?  
No problem, the mobile website  can be accessed at:
Access is forthcoming

Access RSNA Diagnosis Live

RSNA Diagnosis Live™ - Access the website here.

Join the fun with this interactive way to learn and test your knowledge.  Using your personal wireless device, play along by answering questions during the RSNA Diagnosis Live™ Q&A sessions. Bring your fully charged mobile wireless device to the SAM-eligible sessions during the Postgraduate Course. iPads or Android tablets are preferred, but you can also play along on smartphones or laptops. 

To access RSNA Diagnosis Live™, you will need login credentials for one of the following providers: Facebook, Google, Microsoft Live, LinkedIn or Yahoo. If you do not have an account with one of these providers, it's easy to create one. Click on one of the icons below and look for the prompt to create a new one. RSNA members - use your username and password to login. 


NEW - Facebook 2 NEW - Google 2 NEW - Windows NEW - LinkedIn NEW - Yahoo

Get ready for the session – and the fun – to begin!

2018 Electronic Posters

Access to the Electronic Posters is Forthcoming.

SAM References

General Postgraduate Course

Patient Safety and Technique

Body Imaging Postgraduate Course

Liver Imaging
Gastrointestinal Radiology

Saturday Topic Focus-Sessions

Young Practitioners: The Future of Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Pediatric Neuroradiology

Reference documents will be posted at the end of each day.

Cases of the Day

On each day of SPR 2018 except Saturday, a new web-based “Case of the Day” online system will show six new unknown cases to challenge your pediatric radiology knowledge. From 8:00 a.m. each day in Nashville time go to: http://sprcod.org  from virtually any web connected device including common smartphones. After completing a simple one-time registration process, you will see a link to a new case every day in  each of six categories and then submit your answer online. The six categories are: 1) Chest / Cardiac, 2) Neuro / Head and Neck, 3) Abdomen / Pelvis, 4) Musculoskeletal, 5) Interventional and 6) Fetal.

This SPR case based educational activity is open to any pediatric radiology person worldwide. An additional category “Fun and SPR History” is exactly that, and will show images of past SPR events, pediatric radiology personalities or other fun material, but these answers will not be counted for the leaderboard or overall winner.

Overnight, you will receive an email revealing the correct answer with a link to further images and an explanation for each of the previous day’s cases. CME will not be provided for this activity. A cumulative leaderboard will show the top 20 participants and the overall winner will be announced at the SPR banquet.

Hit the books, brush up on your pediatric or paediatric radiology knowledge and get ready for a new online case based educational experience.

CE Information

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Radiology and Society of 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 activity for a maximum of 39.25 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 42.75 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

SAM Credit

Qualified on January 29, 2018, select sessions from this activity meet the American Board of Radiology criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 14.50 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. 

Learning Objectives

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


1) Summarize the most current information on state-of-the-art pediatric imaging and the practice of pediatric radiology.

2) Describe and apply new technologies for pediatric imaging.

3) Describe and apply basic principles for implementing quality and safety programs in pediatric radiology

4) Discuss trends in research concerning the care and imaging of pediatric patients

5) Identify common challenges facing pediatric radiologists, and possible solutions.

6) Evaluate and apply means of managing radiation exposure and the need for sedation/anesthesia during diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy.


At the conclusion of the experience, participants should have an improved understanding of the technologies discussed, the benefits of medical imaging, increasing awareness of the risks of imaging, including radiation, to children and of ways to minimize these risks, and an understanding of evolving technologies, techniques and applications of imaging evaluation in children.

Target Audience

· Pediatric Radiologists

· General Radiologists

· Pediatric Radiology Fellows

· Residents in training

· Pediatric Imaging Technologists

· Pediatric Nurses

· Radiology Administrators
· Physicians and Healthcare Providers 

· Regulatory Experts

· Medical Physicists


The full list of disclosures is forthcoming.

Credit Claiming and Evaluations

Prior to the meeting, you will be sent and email from spr@acr.org with instructions on how to claim your continuing education credits.

During the claiming process, you will also be asked to participate in the meeting and session (as applicable) evaluations.  Your feedback on the sessions in which you participated and the overall meeting is appreciated and will assist in the planning of future educational offerings.