SPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course

WELCOME TO NASHVILLE! To view the Welcome Letter from the Mayor of Nashville please click here.


Omni Nashville Hotel

250 Fifth Avenue South

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Phone: (615) 782-5300 

The SPR continues its yearlong celebration of
60 years serving children.


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.)



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.


All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which must be supplied at the time of reservation. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to one night room and tax cancellation fee.


Cutoff Date:

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Do note that reservations may sell out prior to the cutoff date; therefore, it is 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.


Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Central Time Check-out: 11:00 a.m. Central Time


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.


Meeting Information

Abstract Submissions

The SPR 2018 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Site Is Closed.  

Notifications will be sent to the corresponding and presenting authors on Friday, December 1, 2017.  If you do not receive your notice by then, please contact the SPR office at spr@acr.org


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.

Preliminary Program

To view an outline of the program for SPR 2018, click here.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  Updated information will be provided as available. 


Registration for the 2018 SPR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course is tentatively scheduled to open by the end of December 2017.


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 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: 6:45-8:45 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: 6:45-8:45 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.

CE Information

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

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.

CE Credits

Earn CME, Cat A and SAM credit while attending the 2018 SPR Annual Meeting! Credit amounts will be posted upon approval.