Welcome to the SPR 2022 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course! We hope you will join us as we celebrate Frontiers in Pediatric Imaging!

This meeting will bring the pediatric radiology community together to learn more about state-of-the-art pediatric imaging and its positive impact on the children we serve. Focused sessions on diversity, equity, inclusion, wellness, and professionalism will be interspersed throughout the Annual Meeting program.

The Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course programs are a culmination of the combined efforts of an amazing group of teams who created sessions that have a wide variety of topics and diverse speakers. The individual sessions and their organizing teams are enumerated in the adjacent session tabs. I’d like to offer my most sincere gratitude to the team leads and members for their contributions.

Cynthia Rigsby, MD
SPR President and Program Director

The Edward B. Neuhauser Lecture is the most prestigious pediatric radiology lectureship. As a leader on the cultivating inclusion in the workplace, implicit bias, and diversity recruitment and retention practices and author of Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity, Dr. Brenda Allen, Professor Emerita and former Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver, will speak on why “DEI Matters in Pediatric Radiology”. An educational session dedicated to discussion of pediatric radiology related diversity, equity, and inclusion topics will follow the Neuhauser lecture.

The 2022 SPR Postgraduate Courses bring you expert speakers from our field to deliver succinct and timely knowledge in two tandem tracks that will span two weekend days each - Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1.

Pediatric Oncologic Imaging Postgraduate Course: Pediatric radiologists play an important role in the care of pediatric cancer patients, providing imaging expertise in the tumors seen from infancy to young adulthood. This course will discuss state-of-the-art oncologic imaging techniques, current recommendations for tumor response assessment and measurements, side effects of cancer treatment, and practical issues related to multi-disciplinary management of pediatric cancer patients.  Emerging and cutting-edge topics (including novel radiopharmaceuticals, theragnostics, immunotherapy, radiomics, and artificial intelligence) will also be discussed.  This course will be useful for all pediatric radiologists with an interest in oncology. 

Susan Sharp, MD, Team Lead
Adina Alazraki, MD and Beth McCarville, MD, Co-Team Leads
Alex Towbin, MD, Team Consultant

Pediatric Imaging Refresher Postgraduate Course: Refresh your skills with our Pediatric Radiology Mini Smorgasbord - From basic to advanced with our clinicians’ perspectives. 

  • New and improved updates in ultrasound, tips for your own contrast use, why and how to assess malrotation, an algorithmic approach to tricky lumps and bumps and US to MRI of DVT. 
  • Updates in chest basics, the wall to COVID controversies and vaping.  
  • Musculoskeletal - don't miss the fractures!  Tag teaming scoliosis and tracking those abnormalities! 
  • Child abuse imaging collaboration with clinical colleagues, protocol updates and expert witness evaluation.
  • Advanced neuroimaging without the use of sedation. 
  • Don't forget the cardiovascular imaging basics, with CT and vascular malformations, start to finish.

Roni Rooks, MD, Team Lead
Aparna Anaam, MD
Paul Clark, MD
Lindsay Griffin, MD
Nick Stence, MD
Jason Weinman, MD

Scientific Sessions of the Annual Meeting will begin on Wednesday, April 27th and end on Friday, April 29th. There will be concurrent 2-hour morning and afternoon sessions on a variety of cutting edge and current interest topics. Each scientific session will start with a 20-minute keynote presentation that will be followed by focused oral abstract presentations. All accepted oral abstract presenters will be sent notifications with the specific date/time of their presentations.

Susan Palasis, MD, Team Lead
Laura Fenton, MD
Lizzie Snyder, MD
Andrew Trout, MD

Start your day with informative and engaging Sunrise Sessions on Thursday and Friday of the Annual Meeting.  Thursday topics include AI/Informatics, Advanced US Imaging, MR Safety and Updates in Practice and Education. Friday topics include Dual-Energy CT and Overnight/ER Radiology. Hope to see you there!

Ellen Benya, MD, Team Lead
Maddy Artunduaga, MD
Govind Chavhan, MD
Summer Kaplan, MD
Marianna Meyers, MD

We are excited this year to present 5 concurrent 90-minute Midday Sessions, Wednesday - Friday of the Annual Meeting.  Each session will consist of five 15-minute presentations, followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.  On Wednesday, session topics include Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, and Fetal Imaging.  On Thursday, the session topics are Genitourinary, Liver, and Cardiac Imaging. On Friday, session topics are Neuroradiology, Chest/Cardiothoracic Imaging, and Lymphatic Malformation Interventions. Speakers will emphasize state-of-the-art imaging in their respective areas.  Subspecialty clinicians will be interspersed throughout the Midday Sessions to provide attendees with clinical insight into each topic.

Jonathan Samet, MD, Team Lead
Annie Gill, MD
Sarah Milla, MD
Cara Morin, MD

Excellence in radiology requires not only mastery of interpretive and technical skills, but also a commitment to serving the medical community in a responsible, cooperative and ethical manner that promotes the well-being of a diverse group of patients and colleagues. The SPR 2022 program incorporates a novel series of Professionalism and Career Development Sunrise and Midday Sessions designed to foster the development of non-interpretive, interpersonal "soft" skills such as communication, networking, mentorship, negotiation and conflict management that are essential for both individual and organizational success. The sessions also feature personal perspectives from a variety of practice settings and professional paths to assist pediatric radiologists in finding their best career fit, and illustrate the range of potential career opportunities beyond the reading room.  

R. Paul Guillerman, MD

A series of talks focused on pediatric radiologist holistic wellness are incorporated into the SPR 2022 Sunrise and Midday Workshops. Topics include burnout and resilience, diversity, equity and inclusion, and individual, departmental, and financial wellness.

Rama Ayyala, MD, Team Lead
Beth Kline-Fath, MD
Teresa Victoria, MD

This year we are experimenting with new content delivery options, including a session at the end of the day, Wednesday – Friday, in which dynamic speakers are featured discussing focused topics of personal but generalizable relevance to our attendees. Topics are organized by themes, including Wellness, Compassion, and Investing in Ourselves. This is meant to be a time for everyone to come together collectively before the social evenings to relax, enjoy and engage. These sessions will feature renowned speakers from within and outside of the SPR.

Chris Cassady, MD

During this session a panel of expert Pediatric Radiologists will showcase creation and sustainability of a 3D processing lab, advanced imaging and 3D visualization techniques/applications and how 3D printing benefits diagnosis and surgical planning. To achieve this goal, insights and tips for developing a successful 3D lab will be discussed during a round robin review of clinical cases with description of the real-world utility of these visualization techniques as well as their future applications. Organizing the session in this format will allow attendees to continue to explore building a successful 3D lab, provide needed guidance toward how advanced imaging can be financially sustainable, and provide pointers on how to promote 3D visualization to their customers, patients, surgeons and other clinicians at their institutions. (Lunch is provided for the first 100 participants.)

Thursday, April 28, 12:15 - 1:15 PM


Dianna Bardo, MD
Mark Ferguson, MD

Protocol refinement and problem solving sessions will be offered again this year. The goal of these sessions is to develop, through discussion and interaction, manufacturer-specific CT, MR and US protocol improvements. Come prepared with your specific questions and challenges! The discussion will be led by experts in the field who have hands-on experience with the equipment operation and protocol design. Vendors will also have representatives present, who can respond to questions about trouble with specific exam types, sequencing, best sequencing processes, image optimization, dose reduction, etc. (Lunch is provided for the first 60 participants for each Protocol Sessions.)

CT Protocol Session: Wednesday, April 27, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Prakash M. Masand, MD and Grace S. Phillips, MD

Ultrasound Protocol Session: Wednesday, April 27, 1:25 - 2:25 p.m.
Arzu Kovanlikaya, MD and Leann Linam, MD

MR Protocol Session: Thursday, April 28, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Govind Chavhan, MD, DNB and Cara Morin, MD

The SPR 2022 Poster Session will feature Scientific, Educational and Case Report poster exhibits presented in electronic format. All posters will be featured on our SPR Poster Archives Site - here.

Meeting Information

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission for SPR 2022 is Wednesday, October 27th at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click here for more information.

Target Audience & Learning Objectives

Target Audience

The educational content is designed for all pediatric radiologists, general radiologists, residents, fellows, technologists and other allied health professionals that care for the pediatric patient.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to: 

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 the basic principles for implementing diversity, equity and inclusion into the workplace.

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

5) Identify common challenges facing pediatric radiologists, and possible solutions, including self-care, professionalism and wellness.

Preliminary Program

The preliminary program will be posted later this year.


Registration will be available in January 2022. We hope you will join us!

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 1-303-893-3333
Hotel Website

Room Rates:
Traditional Single/Double: $239 (Rates will increase for triple and quadruple occupancy). The hotel fees are per night and are exclusive of applicable taxes.


Online Reservations: Access the online reservation site here.

Phone Reservations: Reserve your room by calling the Hotel directly at 1-888-236-2427. If you call, be sure to state that you are with the SPR Annual Meeting group to receive the group rate.

Cutoff: Monday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m. MT. 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.

Experience Denver

Looking for destination information? Check out the Denver Convention and Visitor's Bureau website here

You can also see area highlights here.

International Letter of Invitation/VISA 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.

Exhibit and Corporate Support

For more information on exhibiting and support opportunities, click here!