ASNR 2022 Comprehensive Neuroradiology Course


September 15-17, 2022
Chicago, IL, and Virtual

Back by popular demand! ASNR is once again hosting its popular Comprehensive Neuroradiology Course September 15-17, 2022. This year, we are planning for a hybrid event, with attendees being able to choose their learning environment: in-person in Chicago OR virtual.

The Comprehensive Neuroradiology Course is a 2.75 day intensive, image-rich review of neuroradiology taught by award-winning educators. This high-yield, practical course covers the essentials of neuroradiology practice, including adult brain imaging, head and neck imaging, spine imaging, pediatric neuroradiology, and advanced imaging techniques in neuroradiology.

CME Credit

The American Society of Neuroradiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In-Person and Virtual Registration

This hybrid event will allow attendees to choose how they attend, in-person OR virtual.

In-Person: Join us in Chicago to connect and learn with faculty and colleagues face-to-face in an interactive classroom environment. Registration will also include one evening social activity and planned meals.

Virtual: Alternatively, attendees may choose to join virtually which will include all of the course content thought a live feed (and on-demand post-event) and the opportunity to participate in discussion/Q&A with faculty and attendees real-time.

Both environments will allow for small group interaction and (BONUS) ALL of the content on-demand after the event!


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Topics and Agenda

View the detailed agenda here.

Day 1: Thursday, September 15

8:00 am-5:00 pm Central Time


  • Normal brain development
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Epilepsy imaging
  • Perinatal imaging and NAT
  • Adult brain tumors
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • MR Perfusion, spectroscopy and fMRI
  • Degenerative spine
  • Spine vascular and inflammatory
  • Spine infection and mimics
  • Post-treatment brain imaging
  • DWI imaging
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

6:00 pm-8:00 pm Central Time

Welcome Party for In-Person Registrants at 3 Dots and a Dash Tiki Bar

Day 2: Friday, September 16

8:00 am-5:00 pm Central Time


  • Spaces of the head and neck 1
  • Spaces of the head and neck 2
  • Facial trauma
  • Temporal bone
  • Orbit imaging and disease
  • Thyroid imaging
  • Paranasal sinus imaging
  • Spine tumors, including bone
  • Phakomatoses
  • Spine- CSF
  • Brain trauma
  • Spine trauma
  • Developmental spine malformations
Day 3: Saturday, September 17

8:00 am-3:30 pm Central Time


  • CT perfusion and stroke imaging
  • White matter diseases, toxic and metabolic
  • Intracranial infection
  • Non-traumatic hemorrhage and vascular lesions
  • Skull base cases
  • Vessel wall imaging
  • Lesion localization
  • Post-operative spine
  • Unknown rapid-fire cases

Meet Your Course Faculty

Joshua P. Nickerson, MD: Course Director

Dr. Nickerson is Division Chief of Neuroradiology and Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a former residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education, and current Associate Program Director. He has served for many years on the Education Committee of the ASNR, and is the current Editor-in-Chief of Neurographics, the educational journal of the ASNR. He is a passionate educator, a prior Anne Osborn International Outreach Professor, and serves in educational roles with the APDR, AUR, and ABR.

Tabassum A. Kennedy, MD: Adult Brain

Dr. Tabby Kennedy is the Division Chief of Neuroradiology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a former Fellowship Director. Tabby is a pioneer in medical education and has experience with flipped classroom instruction using digital media. She is a highly regarded lecturer on the national stage always delivering well-organized, visually appealing and insightful talks. She was recently awarded the ASNR Outstanding Educator award for 2021.

Judith A. Gadde, DO, MBA: Pediatric

Dr. Judy Gadde is a pediatric neuroradiologist at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she also serves as the Director of Academic Innovation. She is the Vice Chair of the Young Professionals Committee for 2022-2023. She is also a member of the Social Media & Website Committee and the Education Committee. She will be starting her Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) this Fall at University of Illinois Chicago.

Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD: Advanced Imaging

Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha is Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair of Quality & Safety, and Medical Director of MRI at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Mahmud is former Johns Hopkins Fellow Teacher of the Year (2012), UW Neuroradiology Teacher of the Year (2013, 2015), and Scott J. Schulte UW Radiology Teacher of the Year (2014). Mahmud is the co-director of the ACR Neuroradiology Review Course, a didactic and case-based hands-on course the he leads and proctors 2-3 times per year.

Wende Gibbs, MD, MA: Spine

Dr. Wende Gibbs is the Director of Spine Imaging and Intervention at Barrow Neurological Institute. She holds committee and leadership positions in multiple medical societies, is Chair of the ASNR Education Committee, and a member of the ASNR Operations and Corporate Partners committees. She is the Vice President of the American Society of Spine Radiology and Western Neuroradiological Society and ARRS Scientific Program Chair for Neuroradiology. She is also the Podcast Editor and Host for Radiographics, the educational journal of RSNA. She has focused her research, service and education efforts on spine oncology, pain management, and radiology reporting. She is a frequently invited speaker at national and international radiology, neurosurgery, and multidisciplinary meetings. She has authored multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and award-winning abstracts, scientific talks, and exhibits. In addition to spine topics, her interests include patient safety, communication, ethics, education, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Ashley H. Aiken, MD: Head & Neck

Dr. Aiken is Director of Head and Neck imaging, Fellowship Program Director and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. She has served for many years on the ASNR education committee and serves as chair of the ASNR fellowship directors’ committee. She also serves as chair of the fellowship director’s committee for APDR. She serves on the editorial board for AJNR and is heavily involved in ACR committee work focused on head and neck practice parameters. She practices in an innovative embedded reading room within ENT clinics and a multidisciplinary clinic for head and neck cancer.

In-Person Location Information

For in-person participants, the meeting venue will be MATTER, located in the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, in the heart of downtown Chicago. Daily breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection
333 North Dearborn Street
(Driveway entrance on 350 N. State Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Sophisticated, stylish and luxuriously modern, Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection is located in the heart of the city’s upscale River North area. Part of the Marina City complex, the hotel provides unparalleled access to some of the most renowned restaurants, shopping, and nightlife that downtown Chicago has to offer.

Hotel Reservations
For your convenience, reserve in the ASNR Room Block. Room Rate: $319 Standard Single/Double + tax.

To receive the room rate, please email Monserrat Malvaes –

ASNR does not use third party organizations (online or via telephone) for booking accommodations. For your safety and security, please only make your reservations using the online reservation link or the reservation phone number.

Tax Policy
Room Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.4%) in effect at the time of check-out.

Check-In and Check-Out Time
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.

Guest Deposits
All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled arrival date will forfeit one night’s room and tax.

Hotel Cut-Off Date
Reservation cut-off date is Tuesday, August 30, 2022, or until the ASNR room block fills. Rates are subject to change after this date.

Air Travel and Ground Transportation


  • Chicago Midway International Airport – Distance from hotel: 11.9 Miles
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Distance from hotel: 18.1 Miles

There are multiple options for traveling from each airport or station to the hotel, including shuttles, trains, buses, taxis, and private vehicles. For information and tips to help you travel safely through the airports click on the airport links below:

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