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Previous Courses and Conferences

Ontario Association of Radiologists' Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programming

September 20, 2014 – Paediatric Ultrasound 2014

Course Director:  Dr. Oscar Navarro, SickKids, Keynote Speakers:  Jorge Davila, MD, Paediatric Radiologist, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Residency Program Director, The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, George Taylor, MD FACR, Radiologist-in-Chief Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Professor of Radiology (Paediatrics), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Mental Health Research – Magnetoencephalography & Neuroimaging in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, February 14, 2014

Presented by The Hospital for Sick Children, along with the University of Toronto, Canadian Forces Health Services, and Defence Research and Development Canada.  Keynote Speaker:  Geoffrey Ling, MD PhD, Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

2nd Pediatric IBD Imaging Course: MRE & Pelvic MRI in Focus, March 29, 2014

The Hospital for Sick Children, along with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the University of Toronto, presented a one-day course on imaging inflammatory bowel disease with a focus on the roles of MRI, CT and ultrasound.  Interactive MR enterography workship with case-based learning, and gastroenterology and surgery update.  

Course Directors:  Dr. Mary-Louise Greer, Dr. Manohar Shroff, Dr. Thomas Walters, Dr. Peter Church, and Dr. Anne Griffiths.  

Derek Harwood-Nash Research Day - Brain Tumors in Children - October 17, 2014

The third annual DHN Symposium was dedicated to the new concepts regarding the developmental biology of Brain Tumors in children, and their diagnostic applications. The Keynote speakers were:  Dr. Ashok Panigrahy (Radiologist In Chief, CHOP Philadelphia, PA), who gave a talk on What did we learn from advanced imaging?; Dr. Zoltan Patay (, who discussed Medulloblastoma Revisited 2014; and
Dr. Tina Y. Poussant (Professor, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital), who presented Intratentorial Brain Tumor: An Update.  

6th Pediatric Interventional Radiology Symposium, October 17-19, 2014

The symposium consisted of lectures, workshops, live/taped patient cases, morbidity and mortality reviews, and interesting case presentation to pediatric interventional radiologists and trainees.  This provided an opportunity to gain practical knowledge, procedural tips and take part in discussions pertaining to the advancement of pediatric interventional radiology.

Paediatric Radiology Case-Based Resident Review Course 2013

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Department of Diagnostic Imaging and the University of Toronto are pleased to offer "Paediatric Radiology Case-Base Review Course", March 9-10, 2013. The course is targeted at residents preparing for Boards, but may also be of benefit to paediatric radiology fellows and general radiologists. This two-day course covers important topics in paediatric radiology by very experienced teaching faculty. The lectures will be 'case-based' with practical tips on how to discuss the case, say the key words, work up differential diagnosis and manage the patient further. Sessions will include CanMEDS roles scenarios and a discussion on the hot topic of diagnostic radiation issues in children. There will be HOT SEATS in small groups at the end of each day.  We hope that this course will help radiology residents and paediatric radiology fellows to prepare for their respective boards. 

For more information, and to register for this course, please see the course pamphlet.

Derek Harwood-Nash Research Day 2013 - White Matter

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging, SickKids, and The Department of Medical Imaging , University of Toronto, are proud to present our Annual Derek Harwood-Nash Research Day, Friday October 18, 2013.  The annual Derek Harwood-Nash Lecture in Neuroradiology was established in 1999 to commemorate the tremendous contribution of Dr. Harwood-Nash in laying the foundation of paediatric neuroradiology, through his pioneering scientific work and his outstanding teaching at SickKids and the University of Toronto as well as worldwide. This year's featured presenter, Dr. Marjo van der Knaap, has devoted her career to the study of disorders affecting the white matter of the brain. These relatively rare disorders can be overwhelming, not only to the families of the children suffering from them, but to the physicians involved with their care, and with interpreting their diagnostic imaging studies. 

For more information, and to register for our DHN Research Day, please see the pamphlet

Paediatric MRI: What every radiologist and technologist scanning children & adolescents needs to know!

SickKids, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, in conjunction with The Ontario Association of Radiologists' Continuing Medical Education, presents this two-day Paediatric MRI course, October 19-20, 2013.

"This course will be of interest to general radiologists doing paediatric MRI in their practice, paediatric radiologists, paediatric radiology fellows and MRI technologists scanning children."

For more information this course, its speakers, course content or to register please see the course brochure.

 Mental Health Research - Magnetoencephalography & Neuroimaging in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

This mental health research symposium “Magnetoencephalography and neuroimaging in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and mild Traumatic Brain Injury” will highlight the latest advances in non-invasive neuroimaging approaches to understand the brain and cognitive effects of PTSD and mTBI, with a particular emphasis on the application of these techniques in the military.  The use of neuroimaging to assess, monitor and aid in differential diagnoses of these disorders is a focus of this symposium.  Speakers will include internationally acclaimed scientists and medical military personnel involved in these fields of study.  For more information and to register, please see the symposium information page and registration form.

Paediatric Radiology Case-Based Resident Review Course 2012 - March 2-4, 2012

The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and the University of Toronto offered this course, which was targeted at residents preparing for Boards, although it may also have been of benefit to paediatric radiology fellows and general radiologists.  For more information about this course, the Faculty Presenters, and the agenda, please see the event pamphlet.

Brain Perfusion Symposium - June 15, 2012

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging co-sponsored this Symposium along with The Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto. For more information on the Symposium, the Course Directors and Guest Faculty, and the agenda, please see the event pamphlet 

Pediatric IBD Imaging Course; Special Focus on MRE - September 15, 2012

This one-day course on imaging inflammatory bowel disease focused on Roles of MRI, CT, and ultrasound, Hands-on MR enterography workshop, and Gastroenterology and surgery update.  For more information on the course please see the event pamphlet  

Derek Harwood-Nash Lecture: The Preterm Brain - October 19-20, 2012

The Annual Derek Harwood-Nash Lecture in Neuroradiology was established in 1999 the commemorate the tremendous contribution of Dr. Harwood-Nash in laying the foundation of Paediatric Neuroradiology, through his pioneering scientific work and his outstanding teaching at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, as well as worldwide.

This year, we were honoured to have with us Dr. Linda DeVries, Professor in Neonatal Neurology at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Paediatrician, and Specialist in the fields of neonatology and paediatric neurology, as our Derek Harwood-Nash Lecturer.  Dr. DeVries  discussed Thirty Years of Neuroimaging in Premature Infants.

For more information concerning our Guest Lecturer, Speakers please see the event pamphlet. 

The 5th Pediatric Interventional Radiology Symposium - October 26-28, 2012

This symposium consisted of lectures, workshops, live/taped cases, morbidity and mortality reviews and interesting case presentations on topics of interest to pediatric interventional radiologists and trainees.  It provided an opportunity for participants to gain practical knowledge, procedural tips and take part in discussion pertaining to the advancement of pediatric interventional radiology.  

Introduction to Research in Radiology, 2009

This course, instructed by Dr. Andrea Doria, is mandatory for Residents and recommended for Fellows within the Department. Containing 2 modules, Research Design and Biostatistics, it introduces doctors to topics such as randomized controlled-clinical trials and statistical methods for evaluation of diagnostic tests. For more in-depth information and topics, please see the 2009 program

The 7th Annual Pediatric Cardiovascular MR Symposium, 2009

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging co-sponsors this conference along with the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. This symposium took place September 8th–11th at the Hospital for Sick Children.

The 5th Annual Advanced Course on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging, 2009

This was a two and half-day course aimed to review advanced utilization of MR for heart diseases in children. Co-sponsored by the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, this course was held from September 11th-13th, 2009.  

Pediatric Interventional Radiology Conference, 2008

In October 2008, we held our 3rd Paediatric Interventional Radiology Symposium (PIRS) in the Image-Guided Therapy division of Diagnostic Imaging at The Hospital for Sick Children. PIRS is the only dedicated paediatric interventional symposium world-wide and provides a valuable forum for paediatric interventionalists to meet and learn. 

PIRS 2008 involved all members of the IGT division (MDs, RNs, MRTs) and was organized by Drs. Temple and Connolly, along with Ms. Dubois, Ms. Prior & Ms. Lee. The two and a half day PIRS was attended by delegates from all over the world. It included a variety of invited lectures, several live cases transmitted from the room with audio/visual participation and discussion from the attendees, as well as workshops, taped cases, discussion groups and the opportunity to network. The evaluations were very positive.