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The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2016: Emergency Neuroradiology

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ASNR 54th Annual Meeting

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Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Howard A. Rowley, MD

ASNR 2016 Program Chair/President-Elect

Programming developed in cooperation with...
  • Christopher G. Filippi, MD

    American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR)
  • Lindell R. Gentry, MD

    American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR)
  • Erin Simon Schwartz, MD

    American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR)
  • Gregory J. Lawler, MD

    American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR)
  • Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD

    Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS)
  • Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR

    American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Health Policy Committee
  • John L. Go, MD

    Computer Science and Informatics (CSI) Committee
  • Dikoma C. Shungu, PhD / Timothy P.L. Roberts, PhD

    Research Scientist Committee

Registration and Housing

The 2016 Annual Meeting Registration brochure is now available, to review Click here.

For online registration, please click here.

Housing Details

The ASNR housing deadline has passed.
Room are limited at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel.
To find out room rate and availability, please contact Lan via email at
Please note: Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, the hotel is sold out.

For Changes: Any changes to your reservations, please contact 877-212-5752

The Washington Marriott Wardman Park, located in a charming neighborhood in the heart of Washington, D.C., is just steps away from a variety of shops and restaurants. Conveniently located with a Metro stop outside the doors and easily accessible to area airports the Washington Marriott Wardman Park is just a few Metro stops away from everything D.C. has to offer.

ASNR has contracted with the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel to provide accommodations for the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting for attendees at a special conference rate: If you have any special requests for accommodations or need to book your housing early, please call the ASNR Meetings Department at 630-574-0220 x231 or email at

Room TypeRate Per NightRoom Rate Deposit*
Standard Room (Single or Double)$282 USD$323 USD*
Concierge Level Room$332 USD$383 USD*
Deluxe Room$357 USD$409 USD*

*As of 1/1/2016, total of 14.5% tax per room/per night.

Daily in-room internet access and health club admission are included in the room rate.

Children Policy: Children under 18 stay free with one adult in the room.

If you have any questions regarding room upgrades, please contact The ASNR headquarters office, Meeting Department, 630-574-0220 x231 or via email at

Useful Visa and Travel Websites Information

The following information is provided to help assist 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:

  • Allow a minimum of six (6) months to complete the visa applications process
  • A visa only allows travel to the U.S. port of entry
  • ASNR cannot intervene with either the United States Embassy or with the State Department on behalf of any participant.
Letter of Invitation

If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend please complete the following form and a member of the ASNR Meetings Department will respond to your request.

Future Meetings

  • 2017

    Long Beach
    April 22 – 27
    ASNR 55th Annual Meeting
    Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
    Long Beach, California

  • 2018

    June 2 – 7
    ASNR 56th Annual Meeting
    Vancouver Convention Centre
    Vancouver, BC Canada

  • 2019

    May 18 – 23
    ASNR 57th Annual Meeting
    Hynes Convention Center
    Boston, Massachusetts

Any questions can be directed to Lora Tannehill at 630-574-0220 x229 or email at


To View Your Abstract...
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Call for Abstracts
To view the PDF of the Call for Abstracts, please click here.

ASNR Cornelius G. Dyke Memorial Award

This award was established to honor Cornelius G. Dyke, one of the pioneers in Neuroradiology, and is given to an assistant professor, fellow or resident for excellence as demonstrated in a paper, which represents original, unpublished research in some aspect of Neuroradiology.

To submit for this award, please review the specific details on what is required. Click here to see the requirements.

Award includes:
  • A $2,500 honorarium.
  • Invitation to present the work at the 54th Annual Meeting in 2016.
  • Complimentary registration for the 54th Annual Meeting in 2016.
  • Round-trip coach travel to Washington, DC, two night’s lodging and meals.
  • Announcement in the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) and posting on the ASNR web site.

ASNR Trainee Award

This award is given to fellows, residents or medical students for the best research presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Award includes:
  • A $1,000 honorarium.
  • Announcement at the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, May 21 – 26, 2016.

ASNR Annual Meeting Outstanding Presentation Awards

All abstracts accepted for oral presentation or poster exhibit are considered for these awards. One award is given in each of the following categories:

  • Adult Brain Neuroradiology
  • Functional Neuroradiology
  • Head and Neck Radiology
  • Interventional Neuroradiology (Michael F. Brothers Memorial Award)
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology (Derek C. Harwood-Nash Award)
  • Spine Radiology
  • General Neuroradiology
Each award includes:
  • A $1,000 honorarium.
  • Announcement at the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, May 21 – 26, 2016.
  • Listing in the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), posting on the ASNR website and mention in membership communications.

Abstract Disposition Notification

Abstract notifications were sent on Friday, 2/19/2016. If you have questions, please contact Valerie Geisendorfer,

Abstract Presenters

Submit final presentation to the following:
(upon opening the link, your password will be 16ASNR. You will have to change the password)

  • Electronic Educational Exhibit Presenters - Submit by Friday, April 29, 2016.
  • Electronic Poster (ePosters) and Electronic Excerpta Presenters - Submit by Friday, May 6, 2016.
  • Oral (O) Presenters / Excerpta (E) - Submit the presentation uploaded at least 1 hour prior to your presentation. Please review in speaker ready room, Delaware B.

Please see below the guidelines to assist you with your accepted presentation at the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. If you have any other questions, please contact the ASNR.

- At least one author must register for the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting at the appropriate fee for accepted abstracts to be presented.
- ASNR does not provide honorarium or reimbursement of travel expenses for abstract presenters.


Oral Presenters

  • All oral presenters are required to deliver their work via electronic format.
  • All presentations must be uploaded to the ASNR-provided computer system. Personal laptop computer will not be permitted.
  • Presenters are strongly encouraged to submit their presentation prior to the Annual Meeting at
  • Presenters are required to check-in at the Speaker Ready Room to review their uploaded file.
  • Presenters may also submit their presentation at the Speaker Ready Room, but this must be done no later than 4:00pm the day prior to their presentation. This allows the Audio Visual service representative (Freeman) to preview and troubleshoot all sessions.
  • Changes to your presentation can be made up to one (1) hour before the start of the session in which you are presenting. No changes will be permitted after this time.

Electronic Educational Exhibit Presenters

Advance Submission Required:

All eEdE presentations must be finalized and submitted by Friday, April 29 to ASNR. Digital source files must be submitted at that time also. Authors who have not submitted their presentation by the deadline will be notified there presentation will not be reviewed and judged for the Education Exhibits awards.

Submit by Friday, April 29,

Publication in Neurographics

All Educational Exhibits will be evaluated, and select exhibits will be invited to submit to Neurographics, the online peer-reviewed educational journal of the ASNR. Invited exhibits will be designated with ribbons at the meeting. Formal invitations will be sent to the corresponding authors of selected exhibits within a month after the ASNR annual meeting. Any manuscripts derived from material presented at the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting must be submitted first to Neurographics or the AJNR, if solicited.

Poster (Printed) and Educational Exhibit Posters (Printed) Presenters

Set Up, Display and Dismantle Times

Exhibit Set Up Time:

Sunday, May 22 from 9:00am through 11:00pm

Note: All education exhibits must be set up by 11:00pm on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Exception to this policy must be requested in writing to ASNR and approved by the Education Exhibits Chair.


Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
Exhibit Hall A and Exhibit Hall B


Monday, May 23 - Wednesday, May 25, 6:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday, May 26, 6:30am - 3:00pm

Exhibit Dismantle Time:

Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Note: All exhibits must remain in place until 1:00pm, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Exceptions to this policy must be requested in writing and approved by the Education Exhibits Chair. With written approval to ASNR from the author, exhibits can be set up/removed by someone other than the author/contributing authors.

Electronic Poster (ePosters) and Electronic Excerpta Presenters

Advance Submission Required:

All electronic Poster presentations must be finalized and submitted by Friday, May 6, 2016 by 5:00pm PST to ASNR. No exceptions will be made to this policy.

Submit by Friday, May 6,

Need Help?

For Author Block changes or Technical Assistance, Please Contact: or call toll free 1-888-480-2031/ International 1-410-480-5224 Monday-Friday (9:00am-5:00pm EST)

For Assistance, Please contact:

Valerie Geisendorfer, CMP
ASNR, Senior Manager of Scientific Meetings
Phone: 630-574-0220x228
Fax: 630-574-0661

Invited Speaker and Faculty

Submit final presentation to the following:
(upon opening the link, your password will be 16ASNR. You will have to change the password)

*Please make sure one of your first slides identifies your disclosure.
*Please check in at Speaker Ready Room, Delaware B (Lobby Level) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The room is staffed by expert audio visual technicians and is open from 6:00am to 6:00pm every day of the meeting.

Available services include:

  • Assistance with conversion of presentations to the ASNR required presentation software format.
  • Troubleshooting on-site problems with presentations. Presentations containing video or created on a Macintosh computer are particularly vulnerable to errors when transmitting to a different platform or computer.
  • Computers for last minute editing of presentations. (Note: All edits must be completed one (1) hour prior to the start of the session in which you are presenting)
  • Computers for reviewing and rehearsing presentations.

Technical Exhibition

Thank you for your interest in the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting Technical Exhibition at The Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Technical Exhibit Dates and Hours:
Monday, May 23 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 24 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 25 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit Hall C Floor Plan
ASNR 2016 Technical Exhibitor Listing

Continuous Coffee will be served in the technical exhibit hall during show hours.

IMPORTANT: The required booth size MAY NOT exceed ten feet (10') in height.

Technical Exhibit Prospectus

Closing Reception of the Symposium
Sunday, May 22 • Washington Marriott Warman Park
Reception: 5:15pm – 6:15pm • Marriott Foyer
Capitol Steps Performance: 6:30pm – 7:20pm • Marriott Ballroom
Opening Reception with Attendees
Monday, May 23 • 6:15pm – 7:45pm • Washington Marriott Warman Park • Exhibit Hall C

Any questions or information requests on the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting and Technical Exhibition please contact:

Lora J. Tannehill, CMP-HC
Director of Scientific Meetings
P: 630-574-0220 x229
Michelle Morse
Senior Logistics & Exhibits Specialist
P: 630-574-0220 x232
Important 2016 Dates
  • Saturday, May 21
    • Exhibitor Move In, 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 22
    • Exhibitor Move In, 8:00am – 4:30pm
    • Closing Reception of the Symposium
      • Reception: 5:15pm – 6:15pm. Marriott Foyer
      • Capitol Steps Performance: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Marriott Ballroom
  • Monday, May 23
    • Exhibition Hall Open, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Opening Reception with Attendees, 6:15pm – 7:45pm
  • Tuesday, May 24
    • Exhibition Hall Open, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 25
    • Exhibition Hall Open, 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Exhibitor Move Out, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, May 26
    • All carriers check-in by 10:00am
    • Exhibitor Move Out, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Program Schedule


Annual Meeting

BOLD Functional MRI Hands-On Workshop

Thursday, May 26|7:30am-11:30am

Scott H. Faro, M.D.,
Professor of Radiology, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vice-Chair of Radiology
Director of Neuroradiology, Clinical MRI,
and the Temple University MRI Core,
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Feroze B. Mohamed, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology & Director of MRI Physics, Thomas Jefferson University
Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering,
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

This workshop will provide a practical step-by-step post-processing of BOLD fMRI studies with SPM12 software and data presentation. This activity is intended to educate neuroradiologists, neuroradiology fellows, physicists, clinical psychologists, and MR technologists. The workshop is intended for those with moderate to advanced level fMRI experience. The workshop will include didactic lectures on: Introduction to BOLD, Paradigm Design, and SPM; Clinical Overview of Language Activation; Presenting BOLD fMRI data-statistical processing strategies; and practical exercises on language data processing.

Attendees should have a basic understanding of the physical principles and clinical applications of BOLD fMRI, and at the completion of this workshop should be able to perform the following:

  • Preprocessing of BOLD fMRI Data for Realignment/ Coregistration, Spatial Normalization, Smoothing
  • Single Subject Analysis of Model Specification, Model Estimation, and Visualization of the BOLD data

Registrants are required to bring their own laptop with a minimum of 2G of RAM and 10G of hard disk space to the workshop. Your laptops should be preloaded with SPM 12 and MATLAB software prior to the workshop. DICOM BOLD fMRI practice data sets will be available at the workshop. All registrants will be given instructions on downloading SPM12 and the 15-day free MATLAB license prior to the workshop.

Bold fMRI Workshop
Space is limited to 20 spots only... Register today!
Thursday, May 26,7:30am-11:30am- $200

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Maryland (Lobby Level)

Register for fMRI Workshop

No CME credit will be given for this activity

The International Hydrocephalus Imaging Working Group — CSF Flow Group

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington D.C.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, May 27, 2016 | 8:00am – 4:30pm

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 the ISHCSF (International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders). During our meeting we address all forms of hydrocephalus with emphasis on imaging NPH. We discuss phase contrast techniques to measure aqueductal CSF flow, DESH (Disproportionately Enlarged Subarachnoid Space Hydrocephalus), and TimeSLIP to predict response to shunting. We also compare these noninvasive MR-based techniques to the more invasive intracranial pressure monitoring, saline infusion, high volume tap test and external lumbar drainage. We review CSF production and resorption, role of aquaporins, and CSF flow measurements to study Chiari I malformations as well as potential sources of error in our measurements. Recent meetings have had focused sessions on MRI measurement of connectivity, tractography, elastography and evolving concepts such as the “glymphatic system” and the VIIP (Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure) syndrome experienced by astronauts spending time on the space station.

We discuss infantile hydrocephalus and benign external hydrocephalus and the role of the latter as a potential cause of NPH later in life. We examine changes in DTI and MR elastography in NPH and discuss related topics such as aqueductal stenosis and pseudotumor cerebri.

To learn more about the IHIWG’s mission, members, and previous meetings, please visit their webpage at

Register for the IHIWG/CSF Flow Group on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27.
Thursday Only: Member $25 Non-member $50
Friday Only: Member $75 Non-member $100
Thursday/Friday: Member $100 Non-member $150
Click Here to download the IHIWG/CSF Flow Group Registration Form
Click Here to download the IHIWG/CSF Flow Group Program Schedule

How-To Sessions

Sunday, May 22
12:15–1:00 pm

Hyper-Acute Ischemic Stroke Imaging – An Interventional Neurologist’s Perspective
Stroke Care and Imaging Along with Mobile Stroke Ambulance Unit and Angio Advances for Treatment

Lucas Elijovich, MD
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center/Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute

Monday, May 23
12:15–1:00 pm

“Go Faster, Further, Deeper and See SIGNA Work”
Go Faster “Magic – Potential and Productivity”

Blaise V. Jones, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Go Further “Dementia and PET/MR”

Gregory G. Zaharchuk, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Go Deeper “The GE/NFL Head Health Research Project”

Teena Shetty, MD
Cornell – New York Presbyterian Hospital/Hospital of Special Surgery

Tuesday, May 24
12:15–1:00 pm

Contrast Agent Use in MRI of the CNS: A Balancing Act of Efficacy and Safety
Clinical Utility of Relaxivity in Neuro MRI Applications: What Does The Evidence Tell Us?

Zoran Rumboldt, MD, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Safety Considerations For GBCA Use: An Update on Recent Hot Topics

David S. Enterline, MD, FACR
Duke University School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 25
12:15–1:00 pm

fMRI and Advanced Neuro Imaging

Wilson B. Altmeyer, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Thursday, May 26
12:15–1:00 pm

Philips MRI in the Fastlane -- The Barrow Neurological Institute Experience

James Pipe, PhD
Barrow Neurological Institute


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