2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

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Join us in Montreal for the Canadian Association of Radiologists' 80th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), Radiology Care: A Value-Driven Approach. Attended for its scientific program and the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across Canada, this will be the premier Canadian radiology event of the year. The ASM will be taking place from April 20 to 23, 2017, at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal, Quebec.

Covering a broad range of subjects designed for both practicing radiologists and radiology residents, the ASM Working Group is preparing a dynamic scientific program articulated around appropriateness and the use of advanced equipment and tools to help guide therapeutic decision-making and help improve clinical outcome.

The didactic lectures, panel discussions and hands-on workshop provide a wide variety of formats to enhance every participant’s learning experience.

Dynamic Speakers

Featuring an impressive roster of national and international speakers, the comprehensive program will cover pertinent topics for today’s radiologists and radiologists-in-training. The CAR is proud to be hosting the following keynote speakers:

Dr. Brian Goldman
Host of the award-winning current affairs CBC radio series, White Coat, Black Art
Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto

Dr. Mayank Goyal
Professor at the Department of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary
Director of Imaging and Endovascular Treatment at the Calgary Stroke Program

Dr. Ellen Chung
Chief of Pediatric Imaging at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology in Maryland, USA
Vice Chair for the Department of Radiology and Radiologic Sciences and Associate Professor of Radiology and Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Exceptional Scientific Program

In seeking to provide patients with optimal healthcare experiences and outcomes, radiologists seek to deliver proficient services in a timely manner and with the most appropriate and advanced equipment and tools. The 2017 ASM will touch on new technologies, how to integrate them thoughtfully, and how to use imaging to help guide therapeutic decision making to help improve clinical outcomes. These are topics that Canadian radiologists have expressed an interest in learning more about at past events.

Innovative Simulation Workshop

HRCT of the Chest – A hands-on practical workshop of diffuse lung disease
Based on membership feedback, this year’s annual interactive workshop will be dedicated to diffuse and interstitial lung disease. This half-day hands-on CT workshop can accommodate up to 40 participants. Designed for practicing radiologists, this course will focus on practical problem-solving for the general radiologist.

Short high-impact didactic sessions will be followed by hands-on review of complete image files. With a five-to-one participant to faculty ratio, and plenty of image workstations, participants will be able to simulate real case-reporting with the benefit of individualised instructor feedback. The instructors – all fellowship-trained thoracic radiologists at academic centres – will share strategies for the interpretation of difficult imaging patterns, summarize recent updates in interstitial lung disease, and review new recommendations.

The simulation workshop will take place during the morning of Saturday April 22, 2017. To attend, you must sign up for it during the ASM registration process. The cost of the workshop is $100, which is donated to the Canadian Radiological Foundation on the attendee's behalf.
Space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain high-resolution CT technique and protocols available for imaging of diffuse lung diseases
  2. Apply pattern recognition and distribution of findings in the HRCT diagnosis of diffuse lung diseases
  3. Diagnose the most common cystic, nodular and fibrotic interstitial lung diseases

Lively Social Events

Beginning on Thursday evening, the ASM social events are always widely-anticipated. This year, the CAR welcomes guest speaker Dr. Brian Goldman, host of the CBC radio series, White Coat, Black Art, to the opening cocktail reception. Other social events include:

  • 80th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail
  • Reception for Radiologists-in-Training, hosted by the President of the CAR
  • Wine & Cheese Reception and Awards Ceremony, including presentation of the new CAR Distinguished Career Achievement Award

2017 CAR ASM Contests

The CAR will hold the following four contests as part of the ASM:

Click here for more information on the contests.
Additional details on submitting an abstract may be found on the Call for Abstracts FAQ page.

Abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST

Sister Events Also Taking Place in Montreal

April 18-19: Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Radiologists (ACLS-r)

April 18-19: CAR/CRF/UBC Sauder Leadership Course

ASM Overall Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the importance of multidisciplinary consultation in the diagnosis of diffuse lung diseases. (CanMEDS roles: Collaborator, Medical Expert)
  2. Discuss imaging and treatment of acute ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke and decision making for brain death. (CanMEDS roles: Communicator, Medical Expert)
  3. Describe the key elements of reporting rectal cancer MRI, prostate MRI, and hepatic CT/MR necessary to enhance the value of these studies for clinicians and improve patient care. (CanMEDS roles: Collaborator, Medical Expert)
  4. Optimize the technique for bowel and polytrauma imaging in emergency setting. (CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Collaborator)
  5. Identify strategies to engage in academic activities and contribute to the academic life of a Radiology department. (CanMEDS role: Scholar)
  6. Identify leading-edge innovations in breast imaging that are having a positive impact on patient centered care. – (CanMEDS role: Health Advocate)
  7. Define the role and utilization of advanced technology in clinical imaging. (CanMEDS roles: Communicator, Leader)
  8. Discuss the opportunities of big data and artificial intelligence to improve on the diagnostic performance and predictive value of imaging (CanMEDS roles: Health Advocate, Scholar)
  9. Discuss how imaging can help inform therapeutic decision making that help improve outcomes (CanMEDS roles: Health Advocate, Leader)
  10. Detect, describe, diagnose and provide disposition recommendations for a wide variety of chest and cardiac findings as seen on x-ray, CT and MRI. (CanMEDS roles: Medical Expert, Scholar)
  11. Identify and avoid common blind spots and recognize and avoid common misinterpretations in each of the following subspecialties: Cardiac, MSK, Emergency Radiology, GU/GI, Neuroradiology and Vascular Pathology (CanMEDS roles: Professional, Scholar)
  12. Discuss the importance of radiologists maintaining an active role on clinical teams. (CanMEDS roles: Collaborator, Health Advocate, Leader, Professional)
  13. Discuss the changes that have occurred in imaging over the last 2 decades to help inform an understanding of the changes that may be coming. (CanMEDS roles: Health Advocate, Leader, Professional)
  14. Apply a value-based strategy to the radiological management of thoracic disease in the adult and pediatric population. (CanMEDS roles: Collaborator, Health Advocate, Medical Expert)




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