ASNR Comprehensive Neuroradiology Course


August 11-13, 2021
Chicago, IL

The NEW ASNR Comprehensive Neuroradiology Course is a three-day intensive, image-rich review of neuroradiology taught by award-winning educators and provides a high-yield practical course covering 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 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Registration

Registration Rates:

ASNR Members $495.00
Non-Members $745.00

EARLYBIRD DATE: July 14, 2021. Please note all rates increase by $55.00 after July 14th.

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Topics and Agenda

Day 1
  • Normal brain and spine development
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Adult brain tumors
  • Preoperative fMRI
  • Post-treatment brain imaging
  • MR perfusion and spectroscopy
  • “Corner-findings”- how not to get sued
  • Spaces of the head and neck
  • Post-treatment neck imaging
  • Degenerative spine nomenclature
  • Postoperative spine
  • Brain trauma
  • NAT
Day 2
  • CT perfusion and stroke imaging
  • Non-traumatic hemorrhage and vascular lesions
  • Applications of DWI imaging
  • Vascular imaging techniques
  • Orbit imaging and disease
  • Thyroid imaging
  • Paranasal sinus imaging
  • Perinatal imaging
  • Congenital brain anomalies
  • Epilepsy imaging
  • Intracranial infections
  • Infection and inflammation of the spine
  • Head and neck illustrative cases
  • Phakomatoses
Day 3
  • Facial trauma
  • Temporal bone/IAC anatomy and disease
  • Spine trauma
  • Spinal neoplasm
  • White matter disease
  • Neurogenderative disease
  • Vascular spine disease
  • Toxic and metabolic brain disease

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 currently enrolled in two Harvard Macy Institute courses – Program for Educators in Healthcare Professions and Transforming your Teaching for the Virtual Environment. Her passion is in medical education with a focus on social media and innovation.

Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD: Advanced Imaging

Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha is an associate professor of radiology at the University of Washington, and serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Medical Director of MRI and Radiology Chief of Service. 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. Gibbs is a Neuroradiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Wende is Vice 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. She is the ARRS Scientific Program Chair for Neuroradiology and Chair of the Social Media Committee. She is a longstanding member of the American Board of Radiology Neuroradiology Core Committee. She is a member of the AJNR editorial board as well as AJNR Podcast Editor and host, and more recently, Associate Editor for Radiographics.

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.