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.)  UPDATE: The Hotel is near capacity for the night of Saturday, May 19th.  Reservations at the group rate for this night 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.


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


Registration for the 2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course is

To view fees and register online,


View the Scientific Sessions here.

The 3D Read with the Experts and US, CT, and MR Protocol Sessions are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Click here to see when they are scheduled.                                                      


Submit a Case by March 1st!

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 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

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. 

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.


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.