SPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course

Welcome to the 61st Society for Pediatric Radiology
Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course 
Tuesday, May 15 - Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pediatric Imaging Technologist Program
Thursday, May 17 - Friday 19, 2018

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. 

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.

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


Click here to view the list of disclosures.
Updated as of May 2018.

Credit Claiming and Evaluations

Prior to the meeting, you will be sent and email 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. 

Click here to access the credit claiming website. 

SPR 2018 Registration Form.pdfREGISTER ONLINE HERE!          

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.

Attendee Resources

Attendee List

View the 2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course Attendee List here.

Presentation Slides

ALL SPR members can access the presentations by logging in here.


Recorded Presentations

Select sessions were recorded at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course. Click here to view recordings. Please note: CME for recorded presentations is only available to SPR members. If you are a non-member and interested, please contact spr@acr.org. 

ePoster Library

Access the Electronic Posters here.

Meeting Resources

SPR 2018 Pocket Guide

View the 2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course Program-at-a-glance here.

Access the Meeting App

 Download the 
2018 SPR Meeting App

  1. Download the app to your mobile device by searching ‘CrowdCompass’ and download the app ‘CrowdCompass AttendeeHub' 
  2. Open the app, search for ‘2018 SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course’ in the search bar and tap on the event when it appears 
  3. Enter the event Passcode 'nashville2018'
  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, the mobile website  can be accessed at:

SAM References

General Postgraduate Course

Patient Safety and Technique

Body Imaging Postgraduate Course

Liver Imaging
Gastrointestinal Radiology

Saturday Topic Focus-Sessions

Young Practitioners: the Future of Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Pediatric Neuroradiology

Reference documents will be posted at the end of each day.

Cases of the Day

On each day of SPR 2018 except Saturday, a web-based “Cases of the Day” online system will show six new unknown cases to challenge your pediatric radiology knowledge. From 8:00 a.m. each day Central 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. New! In 2018 all correctly diagnosed cases will carry CME credit. Only meeting attendees are eligible to receive CME credit for this activity.

An additional category “Just for fun” 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.

Hit the books, brush up on your paediatric or pediatric radiology knowledge and get ready for a new online case based educational experience!