Welcome to Speaker Central

Welcome to the SPR 2020 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Speaker Central. We are delighted that you be presenting at the Society’s Annual Conference to be held at InterContinental Miami in Miami, FL. This page is where you will find important details related to your participation at the conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SPR at spr@acr.org or SLARP at secretaria.slarp@gmail.com.

Program Descriptions

Join us for the SPR 2020 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course! This year’s theme is “Vision 20/20” and you don’t want to miss it! The program will provide participants with an improved understanding of the evolving technologies, techniques and applications of imaging evaluation in children.

The SPR is continuing to monitor the fast-moving developments related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and its potential impact on the SPR 2020 in Miami. SPR is paying close attention to statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization regarding COVID-19 and is following the guidelines from these agencies and local health departments. No matter what, the health and safety of all participants is our number one priority. We offer condolences to those directly affected and gratitude to healthcare and public officials working to manage the current situation. Travelers are encouraged always to exercise healthy travel habits and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information. Access to CDC Travel Notice.

¡Únase a nosotros para la Reunión Anual SPR 2020 y el Curso de Posgrado! ¡El tema de este año es "Visión 20/20" y no te lo puedes perder! El programa proporcionará a los participantes una mejor comprensión de las tecnologías, técnicas y aplicaciones en evolución en la evaluación de imágenes en niños. El SPR continúa monitoreando los desarrollos rápidos relacionados con el brote de la enfermedad del coronavirus (COVID-19) y su impacto potencial en el SPR 2020 en Miami. SPR está prestando mucha atención a las declaraciones de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades y la Organización Mundial de la Salud con respecto a COVID-19 y está siguiendo las pautas de estas agencias y departamentos de salud locales. Para nosotros, la salud y la seguridad de todos los participantes es nuestra prioridad número uno. Ofrecemos condolencias a las personas directamente afectadas y agradecimiento a los funcionarios de salud pública que trabajan para manejar la situación actual. Se alienta a los viajeros a que siempre ejerzan hábitos saludables de viaje y sigan las pautas emitidas por fuentes oficiales de información de salud pública.

We welcome La Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiología Pediátrica, with full sessions dedicated to our Spanish speaking attendees. 

The following SLARP sessions will be presented entirely in Spanish:

  • Scientific Session I-D (SLARP): Trabajos Científicos (5/12)
  • Midday Session VI (SLARP) - Oncología (5/12)
  • SLARP Afternoon Session I: Tracto Urinario (5/12)
  • SLARP Morning Session II: Músculo-esquelético (5/13)
  • Midday Session XII (SLARP) - WFPI / SLARP (5/13)
  • SLARP Afternoon Session II: Abdomen Recién Nacido (5/13)
  • SLARP Morning Session III: Neuroradiología (5/14)
  • Midday Session XVIII (SLARP) - Misceláneas (5/14)
  • SLARP Morning Session IV: Misceláneas (5/15)
  • Midday Session XXIV (SLARP) - Tórax (5/15)

The Ultrasound Postgraduate Course Track, May 9-10, will also be translated to Spanish.  

Click here for a full list of sessions offered in Spanish.

NOTE: Sessions presented in Spanish will not be eligible for CME credit as the ACCME is a US-based accrediting body and requires educational materials designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to be in English.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SLARP Office at secretaria.slarp@gmail.com or the SPR Office at spr@acr.org.

The 2020 SPR Postgraduate Course brings you expert speakers from our field to deliver succinct and timely knowledge in two tandem tracks that will span two weekend days each - Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, May 10.

Cardiac CT: What you need to know to establish and build the service – Includes hands-on case-based learning (bring your laptop)Pediatric Cardiac CT is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing areas of pediatric radiology. The SPR 2020 Cardiac CT Postgraduate Course features national and international experts delivering didactic lectures on cardiac CT techniques and a broad range of pediatric cardiac conditions, mentored “hands-on” case reviews, and an innovative learning session with 3D printed cardiac models! We hope this course will cardiovert everyone into becoming a pediatric cardiac CT expert!

Pediatric Ultrasound: Beyond Fellowship – Includes vendor demonstrations (Spanish Translation Provided)
Ultrasound is the most versatile and valuable of the non-ionizing radiation imaging modalities, and pediatric radiologists continue to be at the forefront of developing and adopting new and improved ultrasound techniques. The 2020 Postgraduate Ultrasound Course will cover a variety of conditions relevant to our practice. With topics ranging from musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound elastography and contrast applications, there is something for everyone who has an interest in pediatric ultrasonography.


The Professionalism, Leadership and Career Development Course on Monday, May 11 will feature a full day on career and wellness.

Excellence as a physician means going beyond academic knowledge and clinical productivity. Increasingly, the practice of medicine requires particular attention to how our efforts are adding value to the care of the patient. The SPR has designed a unique day-long course, drawing together leaders and experts in pediatric radiology to serve as a concentrated resource for pediatric imagers, in order to allow for learning and discussion on professionalism and leadership development in radiologic practice. Pediatric radiologists are well-positioned to be ambassadors to other providers by showing how radiology can connect the disparate dots of sub-specialized healthcare and bring a diverse team together.
This course in Radiologic Professionalism is comprised of diverse sessions designed to aid the pediatric radiologist in developing professional and leadership skills, particularly by focusing on the myriad roles in which we can serve our patients: diagnostician, information manager, consultant, patient advocate, and communicator - to name a few. Topics will be applicable to both academic and private practice radiologists, such as practice building, professional development, addressing work-related stress, balancing productivity with quality, mentorship, and conflict management.

The Neuhauser Lecture is the singular most prestigious lectureship for our specialty, and it has a long-storied history of renowned lecturers. The 2020 Neuhauser Lecturer is Nisha Mehta, MD. Dr. Mehta's presentation will be featured the afternoon of Friday, May 15, 2020.

The Annual Meeting will have 90 minute workshop sessions each morning. Each day there will be 6 different workshops running concurrently, one entirely in Spanish. Rather than back-to-back, long didactic lectures, most workshops will be divided into short, 10-15 minute talks and discussion sessions, allowing for more active learning.

Featured Midday Sessions

Best Case Competition (5/13) – Have an interesting case? Click here for more information and to submit your case for consideration by 2/17/2020. 

This year we are experimenting with new content delivery options, including an hour at the end of the Annual Meeting days in which dynamic speakers are featured discussing focused topics of personal but generalizable relevance to our Members. Topics are organized by themes, including Wellness, Investing in Ourselves and Outreach. 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, including Kristen DeStigter, MD, Francoise Mathieu, MEd, CCC, RP, and Adam Foss, JD.

Wellness - Tuesday, May 12, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Investing in Ourselves - Wednesday, May 13, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Outreach - Friday, May 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Scientific Sessions of the Annual Meeting will start on Tuesday, May 12th and end on Friday, May 15th. All scientific sessions will include both a quiz or keynote presentation as well as 10-minute paper abstracts. All paper presenters will be sent notifications with the specific date/time of their presentations.

All poster abstracts are electornic

This session will be focused on musculoskeletal cases including fracture assessment and spectral analysis. Discussion points from 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.)

Tuesday, May 12, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

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 the MR and CT Protocol Sessions.)

Ultrasound Protocol Session: Sunday, May 10, 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.

MR Protocol Session: Tuesday, May 12, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

CT Protocol Session: Thursday, May 14, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Marketing Materials

Include the SPR 2020 Speaker Badge as a part of your email signature to publicize the meeting and highlight your involvment! Speaking at another meeting? Consider giving #SPR2020 a shout-out! Check out this marketing slide deck!

Forms & Guidelines

SAM Question Submission

SAM questions must be submitted by using the SAM Question Form, here.

Test-item writing guidelines and requirements can be found, here.

HIPAA Slide Preparation

All presentations must be HIPAA Compliant. Guidelines can be found here.

PDF Slides/Handout Upload


Speaker Guidelines

To view the Speaker Guidelines, click here.

Moderator Guidelines

To view the Moderator Guidelines, click here.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SPR Office at spr@acr.org or the SLARP Office at secretaria.slarp@gmail.com.

Faculty Agreement Form

All faculty must complete the required Faculty Agreement Form, here. 

Faculty Responsibilities

Important Deadlines

November 15, 2019 

Faculty Agreement Forms Due

February 3, 2020 

SAM Questions Due

April 7, 2020 

Make sure your hotel reservation is complete. 

April 10, 2020

Submit copy of presentation and/or handouts for attendees.



ALL faculty are required to register themselves for the meeting.

To view the registration fees and access online registration

If you are only attending to deliver your presentation, you are still responsible for paying a one-day registration fee. As this one-day registration option will not be available online, please contact sprmeetings@acr.org for assistance once general registration opens.

Hotel Accommodations

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 1-800-237-3005

Room Rates:
Traditional Single/Double $219 (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 1-800-327-3005. If you call, be sure to state that you are with the SPR Annual Meeting group to receive the group rate.


Tuesday, April 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET. 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 time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Check out time: 3:00 p.m. ET

Faculty Compensation

The Society greatly values the participation of speakers in its annual conference; however, we are unable to support any expenses related to participation. All speakers are expected to make their own travel arrangements and pay their own expenses, unless alternative arrangements were confirmed through the Society.

Presentation Template

AV Requirements

Practice Makes Perfect