Annual Meeting Syllabus 2014 - Friday, May 16

Richard A. Barth, MD, Program Director
Peter J. Strouse, MD, FACR and Shreyas S. Vasanawala, MD, PhD, Course Directors

 7:00 - 8:20 a.m.
Advanced Body MRI Damien Grattan-Smith, MBBS, Moderator
MR Urography- current technique and practice Damien Grattan-Smith, MBBS
MR Enterography - Technique, Pearls and Pitfalls Shailee V. Lala, MD
MR Elastography: How and When to Do It  Daniel B. Wallihan, MD
The World Federation of Paediatric Imiaging (WFPI) M. Ines Boechat, MD, FACR, Moderator
Volume Sweep Imaging and Worldwide Opportunities for Rural Outreach Brian S. Garra, MD
Worldwide TB:  What the radiologist needs to know Bernard F. Laya, DO
Chest Ultrasound for Pediatric TB  Jaishree Naidoo, FCRad (Diagn) (SA), Dip Paed Rad (UCT)
Education & Communication: The Art and Practice of Communication in Pediatric Radiology: A Video-Based, Interactive Approach Stephen D. Brown, MD, Moderator; Bernadette L. Koch, MD and Dianne M. Hater, Co-Moderators
Communicating Bad News
Medical Error Disclosure
Fetal Christopher I. Cassady, MD, Moderator
Fetal Brain Imaging Hollie A. Jackson, MD
3T fetal imaging & safety Teresa Victoria, MD, PhD 
Fetal Brain MRI-Perspective of a Fetal Neurologist Adré J. du Plessis, MBChB (DC National Childrens) 
Muscoloskeletal Tal Laor, MD, Moderator
Adolescent Hip Pain Jeffrey L. Hanway, MD (orthopedic surgeon from CNMC)
Radiology of the Adolescent Hip Sarah D. Bixby, MD 
MRI of the adolescent hip: advanced techniques Nabile M. Safdar, MD, MPH
Scientific Session VI-A: Interventional Radiology James Donaldson, MD and John M. Racadio, MD, Moderators
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Whats new in the management of pediatric appendicitis Gary E. Hartman, MD, MBA
Scientific Session VI-B: Musculoskeletal Tal Laor, MD and Rebecca Stein-Wexler, MD, Moderators
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Pediatric Sports Injuries: What the Orthopedic Surgeon Needs from Radiology John F. Lovejoy, III, MD
Scientific Session VII-A: Public Policy, Healthcare, Education, Technology George S. Bisset, MD and Keith S. White, MD, Moderators
11:10 - 11:30 a.m. Payment for Value: The Practice of Radiology in a post-ACA World Danny R. Hughes, PhD
Scientific Session VII-B: Fetal Chrisopher I. Cassady, MD and Teresa Chapman, MD, MA, Moderators
11:10 - 11:30 a.m. Fetal Surgery for Lung Lesions N. Scott Adzick, MD, MMM
Scientific Session VIII-A: Fetal Judy A. Estroff, MD and Teresa Victoria, MD, PhD, Moderators
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele N. Scott Adzick, MD, MMM
Scientific Session VIII-B: Oncology & Nuclear Medicine Geetika Khanna, MD, MS and Andrew T. Trout, MD, Moderators
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. PET/MR in Children: Early Successes and Challenges Franz Wolfgang Hirsch, MD
Scientific Session IX-A: Musculoskeletal Sarah D. Bixby, MD and Diego Jaramillo, MD, MPH, Moderators
4:15 - 4:35 a.m. Dx and Management of Legg Calve-Perthes What the Radiologist Needs to Know John F. Lovejoy, III, MD
Scientific Session IX-B: Interventional Mark J. Hogan, MD and John J. Crowley, MD, Moderators
4:15 - 4:35 a.m. Innovative Techniques of Minimally Invasive Surgery Jeffrey R. Lukish, MD, FACS

Continuing Medical Education

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 sponsorship of the American College of Radiology and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Postgraduate Course

The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Annual Meeting
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 34.5 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

SAM Credit

The Postgraduate Course, as well as the Education, Interventional, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine and Thoracic Imaging Saturday special sessions meet the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 


The Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting and 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 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.