ASNR 51st Annual Meeting & The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2013
Saturday, May 18 - Thursday, May 23, 2013
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego California
Where can I pick up my registration materials and badge?
Registration materials and badges can be picked up on-site at the Registration Desk. The Registration Desk is on the upper level of the San Diego Convention Center in the Sails Pavilion.
When will the ASNR Registration Desk be open?
Friday, May 17: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, May 18 - Thursday, May 23: 6:30am-6:00pm
Note:If you are staying at the Marriott, please remember to bring your confirmation in order to make check-in run smoothly.
What will I receive at Registration?
You will receive a tote bag, Meeting flash drive, Badge/Badge holder, Meeting Guide and general meeting information.
Do I really need to wear my badge?
Your Meeting badge must be worn at all times to gain access to ASNR Meeting events, all sessions, and the USS Midway Museum Event on Wednesday, May 22. Guest badges can be picked up at the Registration Desk.
Members & Members-In-Training: Blue
Young Professionals:/Other Professionals Yellow
Where is the Technical Exhibit Hall and when is the Exhibit Hall open?
The Technical Exhibit Hall is at the San Diego Convention Center in the Sails Pavilionand will be open:
Monday, May 20 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 21 - 10:00am- 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 22 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where is the Education Exhibit Hall and when is it open?
The Education Exhibit Hall is in Hall B1 (Ground Level) of the San Diego Convention Center. The Exhibit Hall will be open:
Monday, May 20 –Wednesday, May 22: 6:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday, May 23: 6:30am - 3:00pm
Where can I go to upload my presentation?
To upload your presentation, please visit the Speaker Ready Room in Room 3 (Upper Level) of the San Diego Convention Center.
Where is the Speaker Ready Room located? The Speaker Ready Room is Room 3 (Upper Level) of the San Diego Convention Center.
The Speaker Ready Room will be open:
Friday, May 17: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, May 18 – Thursday, May 23: 6:00am-6:00pm
Are there any social events to attend?
Yes, the Closing Reception with Technical Exhibitors is scheduled on Wednesday, May 22 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the USS Midway. Transportation will be provided from the San Diego Convention Center. Guest tickets are available to purchase for guests of attendees at the cost of $75 per person. Attendees and guests must wear their name badge to access the event.
Case of the Day Hours and Location:
The Case of the Day is in Hall B1 (Ground Level) of the San Diego Convention Center Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22.
An online system will be available for submission of preferred diagnoses (links are available through the ASNR Annual Meeting Mobile Application). Be sure to participate in this new interactive programming feature with a limited number of prizes awarded to those participants with highest daily correct responses. Win a complimentary meeting registration to the 2014 Annual Meeting in Montreal, May 17 – May 22, 2014. No CME credit is available for this activity.
Where is the coat check located?
Complimentary coat check services are available at the San Diego Convention Center in Hall A Lobby from Saturday, May 18 – Thursday, May 23 for luggage, posters, and exhibit tubes.
Charging Stations Hours and Locations
Saturday, May 18 – Thursday, May 23
Lobby 6 (Upper Level) & Lobby B1 (Lower Level)
Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19
Young Professionals Lounge- Room 16AB & Registration (Sails Pavilion)
Monday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 22
Technical Exhibit Hall (Sails Pavilion)
Food Service Hours and Locations Saturday and Sunday:
ASNR will provide Morning & Afternoon Beverage Breaks. Breakfast & Lunch on own. Monday through Thursday:
ASNR will provide Continental Breakfasts, Morning & Afternoon Beverage Breaks and Boxed Lunches.
Please refer to the schedule below. Continental Breakfasts
Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23
Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor 6:00am – 7:55am Continuous Coffee Service – Technical Exhibits Hall
Monday, May 20 & Tuesday, May 21, Sails Pavilion: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 22 Sails Pavilion: 9:00am – 4:00pm Morning Beverage Breaks
Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19, Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor: 10:00am – 10:30am
Monday, May 20 - Tuesday, May 21, Sails Pavilion:10:15am – 10:45am
Wednesday, May 22 Sails Pavilion: 9:00am – 9:30am
Thursday, May 23 Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor: 10:15am – 10:45am Afternoon Beverage Breaks
Saturday, May 18 Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Sunday, May 19 Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor: 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22, Sails Pavilion: 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Thursday, May 23 Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor: 2:45pm – 3:15pm Boxed Lunches
Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22, Sails Pavilion, Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Thursday, May 23 Lobby 6 & Cityside Corridor: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
How Many CME Credits are available for the ASNR 51st Annual Meeting and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2013?
There will be approximately 34.5 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit available for the ASNR 51st Annual Meeting. There will be approximately 14.5 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit available for The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2013. We continue offering Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Self Assessment Modules (SAM) with interactive audience response technology. We will again feature valuable non-CME “How To Sessions” sponsored by our commercial partners, updating you on the capabilities and use of their hardware and software.
Where can I get a Certificate of Attendance?
If you wish to obtain a Letter of Attendance, please request one at the Registration Desk located in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center.
Audience Response Desk Hours and Location
Entrance of the Technical Exhibit Hall (Sails Pavilion)
Social Media Desk Hours and Location
Lobby 6 of the San Diego Convention Center
Program Co-Chairs, Symposium Faculty & Annual Meeting Invited Speakers
ASNR 2013 Program Chair/President-Elect Mauricio Castillo, MD, FACR
Thank You to our Program Co-Chairs!
Programming developed in cooperation with the:
American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) Meng Law, MD, MBBS, FRACR
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) Michelle A. Michel, MD
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR) Dennis Shaw, MD
American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) Allan L. Brook, MD
Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) Philip Meyers, MD
Computer Sciences and Informatics (CSI 2013) John L. Go, MD
Plan Your ASNR Meeting Schedule
The ASNR Program Planner lets you view the entire meeting schedule, including meeting abstracts, and create a personalized itinerary. Search by date, topic, presenter, etc. to make the most out of your meeting attendance.
Controversies in Hydrocephalus & CSF Flow Group Meeting:
The IHIWG (International Hydrocephalus Imaging Working Group) consists of neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, bioengineers, and basic scientists who meet twice a year in conjunction with ASNR and ISHCSF (International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders). Advance Registration and Fees apply for this session.
Thursday, May 23: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday, May 24: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Controversies in Hydrocephalus and CSF Flow (IHIWG) Workshop at ASNR, San Diego, May 23-24, 2013 Preliminary Agenda (3/15/13)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Session 1: CSF Formation and Uptake: formation by Choroid Plexus/Brain/Cord; uptake by arachnoidal granulations/villi, lymphatics; role of aquaporins (esp AQ4) and solute transport
Session 2: New CSF Motion Imaging Techniques, eg, TIME-SLIP: evaluation of ETV, arachnoid cysts, aqueductal stenosis, infantile hydrocephalus; MR-based estimation of ICP;
Friday, May 24, 2013
Session 3: NPH (Part 1): clinical and imaging diagnostic criteria, etiology, value of MR elastography, DESH, Tap Test, PC MRI, saline infusion
Session 4: NPH II (Part 2): DTI findings, idiopathic intracranial hypertension; accuracy of different CSF flow quantification techniques in phantoms and humans
Session 5: Chiari I (Part 1): definition, delineation of cisterna magna, predicting response to post fossa decompression; computational flow dynamics
Session 6: Chiari I (Part 2): basilar invagination, syringohydromyelia with intra and extramedullary tumors
Case of the day
Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22
A continuing addition to the ASNR program for the ASNR 51st Annual Meeting is the Case of the Day
(COD) program. Led by Drs. Mark Mullins and Achala S. Vagal, COD is scheduled from Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22.
Cases will be presented in Hall B1 at the San Diego Convention Center and will be available in
printed poster format as well as on a video loop at a nearby monitor. There will be 6 categories:
brain, functional, head & neck, pediatric, spine and vascular/interventional, each with 1 case per day.
Answers will be presented on the day following their respective questions.
An online system will be available for submission of preferred diagnoses (links are available through the ASNR Annual Meeting Mobile Application). Be sure to participate in this new interactive programming feature with a limited number of prizes awarded to those participants with highest daily correct responses.
No CME credit is available for this activity.
Education Exhibits Information
The ASNR 51st Annual Meeting Education Exhibition will take place in Hall B1 of the San Diego Convention Center from Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23, 2013. The following will be available for attendees:
Electronic Education Exhibit
Education Exhibits Dates and Hours:
Monday, May 20 – 6:30am-9:00pm
Tuesday, May 21 – 6:30am-9:00pm
Wednesday, May 22 – 6:30am-9:00pm
Thursday, May 23 - 6:30am-3:00pm
2013 Education Exhibits Tour
Hall B1 of the San Diego Convention Center
Monday, May 20............... 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Wednesday, May 22.......... 12:15pm – 1:15pm
You will receive CME credits for participating in the Education Exhibits Tour, a Review of Education Exhibits, visual presentations/educational displays designed to further the understanding of Neuroradiology by featuring cutting edge material or by offering an instructional review of a particular topic.
The session will allow for review of visually oriented educational displays that demonstrate novel and innovative applications for computers in Neuroradiology clinical practice, training and
research. Share this educational opportunity with your colleagues and primary exhibit presenters and exchange in a lively Questions and Answer session.
Technical Exhibits Information
The ASNR 51st Annual Meeting Technical Exhibition offers representatives of neuroradiology product and service manufacturers and suppliers the opportunity to interact and exchange information with the most prestigious decision-makers in the field of neuroradiology. Each year the ASNR Annual Meeting attracts members of every major academic radiology department, as well as leaders of the largest and most prominent private radiology practices.
The ASNR 51st Annual Meeting Technical Exhibition will be held in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center from Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Companies will be presenting a wide range of neuroradiological and interventional products and related services. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable portion of the Annual Meeting.
Technical Exhibit Dates and Hours:
Monday, May 20 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 21 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 22 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
The leadership of the ASNR is pleased to present more instructional How-To Sessions. These one-hour sessions, presented by major corporate contributors, deal with advances in imaging and procedures, as well as principles in neuroradiology and image information management. The How-To Sessions are scheduled throughout the week.
The How-To Sessions offer a unique opportunity for Neuroradiologists to discuss techniques, procedures and products with their colleagues as well as with technical specialists from the imaging industry.
The sessions may include a brief didactic presentation and demonstration, all with a strong practical emphasis. A significant portion of each session is devoted to questions and answers. As problems and solutions relating to the imaging techniques will be addressed with the previous year’s session addressing clinical CT Imaging, Practical Neuro CTA and advances in MR Imaging.
Please note: Due to the direct financial support from companies to conduct these sessions, CME credit hours will not be granted for any How-To Sessions.
The following information is provided to help assist our international attendees with the visa application process:
ASNR encourages international attendees to contact their Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate near their location to determine how to apply and what is required to complete the visa application process. Please visit the following link for more information: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
Allow a minimum of six (6) months to complete the visa applications process
Visa only allows travel to a U.S. port of entry
ASNR cannot intervene with either the United State Embassy or with the State Department on behalf of any participant.
Letter of Invitation
If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the meeting, contact Kelsey Pliner, email@example.com and include the following in your email with subject line “ASNR 2013 Invitation Letter”:
Your Full Name
Complete Mailing address
Any other specific information required for your country
Global Entry is the United State’s Custom and Border Protection program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
Travelers must be pre-approved for the program, and all applicants must undergo a thorough background check and interview before enrollment.
The program is designed for frequent international travelers, but there is no minimum of trips necessary to qualify for the program. It is open to US citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, South Korean citizens and Mexican Nationals. Canadian citizens and residents may enjoy Global Entry benefits through membership in the NEXUS program.
San Diego Padres Baseball
The San Diego Padres are offering an exclusive discount ticket offer for American Society of Neuroradiology meeting attendees and exhibitors, with a discount of up to 20% off tickets in select areas for the following games:
Monday, May 20 vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10pm
Tuesday, May 21 vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10pm
Wednesday, May 22 vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10pm
To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE and enter the special offer code: ASNR
For groups of 20 or more contact Logan Washburn at (619) 795-5137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest in California behind Los Angeles. Located along the Pacific Ocean and adjacent to the Mexican Border, San Diego is known for its year round summer-like climate, prominent high-technology, aerospace, and aviation production community, and a fertile agricultural area. Key components of San Diego’s vast economy are the five major military bases located within 50 miles of the city. San Diego is known as the economic center of the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area. The Greater San Diego Metropolitan area is the 17th largest in the United States with more than three million people distributed over 4,200 square miles.
San Diego lies just east of the Pacific Ocean on one of the finest natural harbors in the US, the San Diego Bay. It is about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles in the Southwestern corner of the United States, and neighbors the Mexico border. The city lies on approximately 200 deep canyons and hills, separating its mesas to create San Diego’s hilly geography. Running from east to west, directly through the middle of the city is the San Diego River, which creates a river valley that serves to divide San Diego into northern and southern segments.
A few notable peaks found in San Diego include Cowles Mountain, that highest point in the city at 1,593 feet, Black Mountain, at 1,558 feet and Mount Soledad at 824 feet. San Diego is composed of vast desert areas, as well as the Cuyamaca and Laguna Mountains that rise to the east of the city.
The San Diego area has a variety of public transportation options that include buses, shuttles, train, and light rail. The Metropolitan Transit System offers service from the airport to the Convention Center and also operates the San Diego Trolley. Check out the transportation guide at http://www.sdcommute.com/TripPlanner/index.asp, to see all of the attractions San Diego has to offer. Taxis and shuttles are easily accessible to and from the San Diego International Airport, Convention Center, and major hotels throughout the area, including the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.
For more information on taxi services, please visit http://www.san.org/sdia/transportation/cabs.aspx
For additional information on shuttles, please visit http://www.san.org/sdia/transportation/default.aspx
With the city’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, San Diego’s climate is perfect with its year-long summer-like temperatures. Temperatures average in the mid-60s during the winter months and highs average in the mid-70s during the summer months.
ASNR 2013 Program Chair/President-Elect Invitation Message from Mauricio Castillo, MD, FACR
Keep checking this site for further programming updates throughout the coming months! We look forward to seeing you in sunny San Diego!
Your program committee is planning several exciting, different, and informative “special sessions” for our 2013 San Diego meeting. Here are brief descriptions of some of them:
The Brain Observatory: Dr. Annese and his team of experts will inform us about their work at the “observatory” which houses the largest collection of human brains in the world. Their work creating “Google digital maps” of the brain will be highlighted. Dr. Annese has appeared in National Geographic, ABC, NBC, and many international newspapers and letters. Read more about the “observatory” at: http://thebrainobservatory.ucsd.edu/.
How the brain works and thinks. Dr. Tom Naidich and an international group of neuroscientists will illuminate all of us on the chemoarchitecture of brain, its circuits and networks, and the different types of neurotransmission. This informative session will be plenary one so that all of us can be there!
HPV-related head and neck cancers. A team from MD Anderson Hospital will cover this important topic including imaging, epidemiology and risk factors, clinical presentations, and treatment considerations.
Evidence-based medicine: imaging in mild traumatic brain injury. This session will review appropriateness criteria, imaging techniques including advanced techniques such as DWI and a discussion on structural and functional connectivity after brain injury and will end with a panel discussion among the presenters.
Neuromarketing: what is it and how can it help us. Experts will initiate us in the field of neuromarketing and the role of advanced imaging in it specifically the role of neuroradiologists.
I do not want to read that study! This session will be back by popular demand and this year it will cover imaging of tinnitus, post-operative temporal bone and post-therapy neck. You may even want to actually read these studies after listening to the experts!
Scientific publishing update. Editors of major imaging-related journals will update us on the different types of peer review systems, how much of what is published is actually false, and how we measure the success of published articles and the journals they appear in.
As if this was not enough, do not miss our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Greg Sorensen, CEO of Siemens Healthcare US and Canada will share his experiences from Neuroradiologist and researcher to CEO.
Mauricio Castillo, MD, FACR
2013 Program Chair/President Elect
ASNR 51st Annual Meeting &
The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2013
May 18 – 23, 2013
| San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California
$100 increase of registration fee if you register after 5:00pm PST on Friday, April 19, 2013.