2017 SPR Annual Meeting & Categorical Course

Welcome to the 60th Society for Pediatric Radiology
Annual Meeting & Categorical Course 

Tuesday, May 16 - Saturday, May 20, 2017

Radiographer Program 
Wednesday, May 17 - Friday 19, 2017

Continuing Medical Education

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 the Society for 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 34.5 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 38.25 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

SAM Credit

Qualified on February 24, 2017, select sessions from this activity meet the American Board of Radiology criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 16.25 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. 

Learning Objectives

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 and imaging findings for pediatric imaging.

3.     Discuss trends in research and education concerning the care and imaging of pediatric patients.

4.     Identify common challenges facing pediatric radiologists, and possible solutions.

5.     Describe and apply basic principles for implementing quality and safety programs in pediatric radiology

6.     Evaluate and apply means of minimizing radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy.


Click here to view the list of disclosures.
Updated as of April 2017.

Credit Claiming & Evaluations

Prior to the meeting, you were sent an 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. 

Attendee Resources

Attendee List

The 2017 SPR Annual Meeting and Categorical Course Attendee List.

Vancouver Dining Guide

Things to Do in Vancouver


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 2017 Pocket Guide

To access the 2017 SPR Annual Meeting and Categorical Course Program-at-a-glance, please click here.

Access the Meeting App

Download the
2017 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 ‘2017 SPR Annual Meeting & Categorical Course’ in the search bar and tap on the event when it appears 
  3. Enter the event Passcode 'Vancouver2017'
  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, access the mobile website 

Access RSNA Diagnosis Live

RSNA Diagnosis Live™ - https://live.rsna.org/

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 Categorical 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!

2017 Electronic Exhibits


SAM References

General Categorical Course
Practical MSK Radiography for All

General Pediatric Radiology Categorical Course


Chest I

Chest II & IR



Neuro/Head + Neck

Musculoskeletal Imaging Categorical Course

Marrow and Infectious Disorders

Normal Growth & Cartilage


Saturday Topic-Focused Sessions

Interventional Radiology


Nuclear Medicine


Cases of the Day

On each day of SPR 2017 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 7:00 a.m. each day Vancouver 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.


The Society for Pediatric Radiology gratefully acknowledges the 

support of the following companies in presenting the 2017 Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting & Categorical Course: 


Agfa HealthCare




Bracco Diagnostics Inc.






                            Elsevier, Inc.



EOS imaging


FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA


                        FujiFilm VisualSonics

GE Healthcare

Guerbet LLC



 National Decision Support Company


NeoCoil/NeoSoft, LLC


                         Philips Healthcare


RedRick Technologies Inc.




Siemens Healthineers




         Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc



Supports – Marketing Agreements
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
GE Healthcare
Philips Healthcare
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.


Educational Grants

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
Guerbet, LLC – Medical & Regulatory Affairs

In-Kind Support: Durable Equipment
Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
GE Healthcare
Philips Healthcare
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.