Make it your meeting!

ASNR 55th Annual Meeting

April - , 2017

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

Long Beach, California
ASNR 55<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting

We welcome your input!

Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR

ASNR 2017 Program Chair / President-Elect

invites interested members to share programming ideas and suggestions for ASNR 2017
your participation . . . priceless!


Programming developed in cooperation with and appreciation of the...

  • American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR)

    Kirk M. Welker, MD
  • American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR)

    Rebecca S. Cornelius, MD, FACR
  • American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR)

    Susan Palasis, MD
  • American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR)

    Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR
  • Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS)

    Blaise W. Baxter, MD
  • ASNR Health Policy Committee (HPC)

    Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR
  • ASNR Computer Sciences & Informatics (CSI) Committee

    John L. Go, MD, FACR
  • ASNR Research Scientist Committee

    Dikoma C. Shungu, PhD and Timothy P.L. Roberts, PhD
  • The International Hydrocephalus Imaging Working Group (IHIWG) / CSF Flow Group

    William G. Bradley, Jr., MD, PhD, FACR, Harold L. Rekate, MD and Bryn A. Martin, PhD

April 22 – 27, 2017

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center



To view the full 2017 ASNR Registration Brochure, click here.

For online registration and housing, please click here.

If you would like to register via email or fax, please send the following pages to or fax to 630-574-0661.

If you have questions or special questions, please call or email the ASNR Meetings Department at 630-574-0220 x 231 or


Member Fee — ASNR members and members of ASNR subspecialty societies (ASFNR, ASHNR, ASPNR, ASSR, and SNIS)

Young Professional Fee — the following are eligible to register at the Young Professional Fee:

ASNR Members-in-Training — Medical Students, Graduate Students, Residents and Fellows
Young Professionals — ASNR Members–in–Training and practicing doctors within 3 years out of fellowship training
Research Scientist — (non MD) - Physicists (PhD) or Neuroscientists (MS, PhD)

Non-Member Fee — Those who are not an ASNR member or a member of any ASNR subspecialty society listed above

International Outreach Member Fee — Radiologists/Neuroradiologists in countries with an annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $10,000 or less. Click here to view list of eligible countries.

Meeting Venue

Long Beach Convention Center Parking:
100 South Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Housing Details

If you have already registered for the meeting but need to add your hotel accommodation, please email

Reservations received after the contracted block of rooms is full or after Friday, March 10, 2017 are subject to rate and space availability.

ASNR has contracted with the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Westin Long Beach hotels to provide accommodations for the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting for attendees at a reduced housing conference rate. If you have any special requests for accommodations, please call 630-574-0220 x231 or email

If you have any questions regarding housing reservations, please contact Ashley Boser, at ASNR headquarters office, 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.

Abstract Presenters

To View Your Abstracts

Abstract Presenters:

Please see below the guidelines to assist you with your accepted presentation at the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. If you have any other questions, please contact the ASNR.


  • At least one author must register for the ASNR 55th 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 computers 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 5:00pm 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, March 31 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.

Publication in Neurographics
All Educational Exhibits will be evaluated, and selected 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 55th 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, April 23, 2017 from 9:00am through 9:00pm

Note: Exception to this policy must be requested in writing to ASNR and approved.

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Hall B (Lower Level)

Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 26, 6:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday, April 27, 6:30am - 1:00pm

Exhibit Dismantle Time:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Note: All exhibits must remain in place until 1:00pm, Thursday, April 27, 2017. 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) Presenters

Advance Submission Required:
All electronic Poster presentations must be finalized and submitted by Friday, April 14, 2017 by 5:00pm PST to ASNR. No exceptions will be made to this policy. Submit at

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

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.

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 55th Annual Meeting at the the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California, April 22 - 27, 2017.

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 55th Annual Meeting at the the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California, April 22 - 27, 2017.
  • Listing in the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), posting on the ASNR website and mention in membership communications.

Abstract Disposition Notification

Abstract disposition notification will be sent via email. If notification is not received by February 17, 2017, contact Valerie Geisendorfer,

Submission Deadline!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Technical Exhibitors

Thank you for your interest in the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting Technical Exhibition at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California.

Technical Exhibit Dates and Hours:
Monday, April 24 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 25– 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 26 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Closing Reception of the Symposium

Sunday, April 23 • Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
6:00pm – 7:15pm • 104 Foyer

Annual Meeting with Attendees

Monday, April 24 •Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
6:30pm – 8:00pm • Hall A

If you have any questions or information requests regarding the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting and Technical Exhibition, please contact:

Lora J. Di Padova-Tannehill, CMP-HC
Director of Scientific Meetings
P: 630-574-0220 x229

Michelle Morse
Senior Logistics & Exhibits Specialist
P: 630-574-0220 x232

Program Schedule


Overview     2017 Program at a Glance
(as of 01-04-2017)

How-To Sessions

Monday, April 24
7:15am - 7:55am


How to Optimize Imaging for Acute Stroke

Moderator: Greg W. Albers, MD
Prof. of Neurology at Stanford Univ. Med. Ctr; Dir., Stanford Stroke Center

Howard Rowley, MD
Chief of Neuroradiology, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Ryan McTaggart, MD
Assist. Prof. of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, The Warren Alpert Med. School of Brown University

Blaise Baxter, MD
Chief of Radiology, Erlanger Health System

Tuesday, April 25
7:15am - 7:55am

Siemens Healthineers

Neuroperfusion in the Angio Suite and Mobile Stroke Units: Rethinking ELVO Patient Selection Imaging Strategies to Improve Treatment Times and Outcomes

Blaise Baxter, MD
Erlanger Health, Chattanooga, TN

Tuesday, April 25
12:30pm - 1:15pm

Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents in the Clinical Setting: Where Does the Current Evidence Stand?

Optimization of imaging protocols for the best impact on patient management: what’s the role of relaxivity

Mark C. DeLano, MD FACR
Medical Director, Adult Radiology
Spectrum Health Advanced Radiology Services PC Director,
Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
College of Human Medicine Michigan State University

Safe use of contrast agents in MRI: should we be doing anything different?

Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Director of Neuroradiology, USC Keck School of Medicine & Medical Center
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Wednesday, April 26
7:15am - 7:55am

GE Healthcare

Clinical Outcomes after scanning

Evaluating brain aneurysms using 4D flow visualization

Kambiz Nael, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology,
Director of Neuro MRI, CT and Advanced Imaging
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section

Qualitative MR imaging markers in dementia

Marion Smits, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Neuro - and Head and Neck Radiologist,
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam/NL Honorary Consultant and Reader,
University College of London Hospitals Foundation Trust, London UK

Visualization solutions for neuro MR images

Suchandrima Banerjee
Senior Scientist, Global MR Neuro Applications, GE Healthcare

Wednesday, April 26
12:30pm - 1:15pm

Toshiba America Medical Systems

DSI, DKI, RSI, FOD, NODDI: Towards a Better Understanding of Tissue Microstructure with Modeling Approaches for Multi-Shell DTI

Department of Radiology
USC Keck School of Medicine

Thursday, April 27
12:30pm - 1:15pm


Philips MRI Neuro Imaging & ScanWise Updates

Joshua P. Nickerson, MD
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Radiology Residency Program Director Diagnostic Radiology Division Chief, Neuroradiology Co-Director UVM MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging
The University of Vermont

Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology Department of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


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