Neuroradiology: Practice to Innovation 2018

Neuroradiology: Practice to Innovation

Neuroradiology: Practice to Innovation 2018



Course Description and Intended Audience

Neuroradiology: Practice to Innovation is intended to provide a practical discussion and review of common diseases involving the brain, head/neck, and spine. It will also provide an overview of common imaging strategies, as well as an update in new trends, relevant techniques, and applications in diagnostic and/or therapeutic neuroradiology.  In addition, this course will review common endovascular and spinal interventional techniques utilized in neuroradiology.

This course is designed for the practicing radiologist whose work involves neuroradiology, or those involved in the neurological sciences, neurosurgery, neurology, and/or related fields.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review features of degenerative spine disease and nomenclature
  • Illustrate common and uncommon cases resulting from trauma
  • Discuss the basic and advanced imaging techniques for degenerative dementia
  • Review pediatric brain and spine imaging
  • Illustrate the role of the neuroradiologist in the treatment and evaluation of epilepsy
  • Demonstrate the future and current role for artificial intelligence in the reading room
  • Update the provider on gadolinium contrast safety issues and contrast induced nephropathy


HotelCourse Date and Location

November 5-9, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
PO Box 32348
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 

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Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Future Course Dates and Locations

November 10-14, 2019
Fairmont Kea Lani
Maui, Hawaii


Course Directors

Felix E. Diehn, M.D.
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Christopher H. Hunt, M.D.
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Timothy J. Kaufmann, M.D.
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Kelly K. Koeller, M.D.
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Faculty Disclosure

As a Jointly Accredited Provider by ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.  Faculty also will disclose any off label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation.  Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in activity materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

National Physician Payment Transparency Program

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science complies with the requirements of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program OPEN PAYMENTS (Physician Payments Sunshine Act).

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development Disclosure

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) please go here


Registration Fees:

Physicians/Scientists: No Price Defined
Residents, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: No Price Defined


For additional information, contact:

Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology
Continuing Medical Education Office
Mayo, W-2
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Phone:     866-246-1581 (toll free) or 507-284-3317
Fax:          507-266-3061


HotelCourse Location

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 

HotelLodging Accommodations

Hidden away in the western Caribbean Sea, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman resort sits along the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, a glorious, walkable stretch of soft sand located on the island’s western shore. Guests will experience an exceptional level of service and luxury at this exclusive oceanfront resort.

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman with special course rates.

$325 per night for Resort Tower
$449 per night for Ocean Tower

Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable taxes and services charges at the time of check-in. Currently the room tax is 13% and the service change is an additional 10%. The service fee includes round trip baggage handling and room attendant. The special group rates will apply three days prior to and three days post course, based on availability. The maximum number of people per guest room is three adults or two adults and two children. A maximum of two children under the age of eighteen per room is complimentary.

There is a reduced daily resort fee of $50.00 per room, per night, plus tax. The resort fee includes high speed wireless internet in guest rooms, use of the fitness center, use of water sport toys including kayaks, standing paddle boards, snorkel gear, etc., valet parking as well as many more services and amenities. 

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-241-3333.

Please identify yourself as a participant in the Mayo Clinic Neuroradiology course when making your reservation. In order to receive the special group rates, reservations must be made on or before Tuesday, October 4, 2018, and will be based on availability. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Early reservations are highly encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, and check-out time is before 12:00 p.m. on the day of departure.

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Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Travel and Ground Transportation

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is located approximately 15 minutes from Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman does not provide complimentary airport shuttle service, but other transportation options are available. Most major rental car companies operate just a short walk from the airport terminal. Taxi cabs are also available; a one-way fare to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is approximately $25.00. Rates are subject to change.

Driving in the Caymans: Please note that traffic flow in Grand Cayman is left-hand traffic, and traffic must keep to the left side of the road. An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is not required.


Valet parking is included in the resort fee. Self-parking is also available and is complimentary. 

Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology CME Office is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Recreation/Leisure Activities 

HotelGOLF – The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman, a Greg Norman-designed nine-hole golf course, offers golfers the opportunity to make tee times at short notice and enjoy a relaxing pace of play. The course is perfect for both infrequent players who want to play at their leisure and passionate golfers who want to play multiple rounds in a single day. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman also features a full-service Golf Shop, tournament conditioning and customized instruction. For more information or to schedule a tee-time, please call 345-815-6500.

SPA – From the moment they arrive through its alluring entrance, la prairie spa envelopes guests in a brilliant world of well-being. The most rare and pure ingredients have been incorporated into this luxurious Grand Cayman spa resort’s products and services in the quest for ageless beauty and infinite luxury. For more information about this distinctive Grand Cayman spa, or to reserve a spa treatment, please call 345-815-6900.


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