Hawaii March 25-28, 2019


Sample Program (final to be posted May 1, 2018)

Monday, March 25, 2019  – Abdominal Imaging

Time Session Speaker
7:00-7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:15 Imaging Pearls- Hepatic CT and MR Lawrence Chow, MD
8:15-9:00 The Peritoneum and Mesenteries- Determinants of Disease Spread Lawrence Chow, MD
9:00-9:30 Spleen Imaging Hiroyuki Akai, MD
9:30-9:45 Coffee Break
9:45-10:05 Imaging Spectrum of Cholecystitis Hiroyuki Akai, MD
10:05-10:50 The Ins and Outs of Internal Hernias Lawrence Chow, MD
10:50-11:35 Complications of Bariatric Surgery Lawrence Chow, MD
11:35-12:15 Questions and Answers

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Chest Imaging

Time Session Speaker
7:00-7:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:00 Case-Based Review: Pulmonary Infection Ann Leung, MD
 8:00-8:30 Approach to CT of Diffuse Lung Disease Hiroto Hatabu, MD PhD
8:30-9:00 Thoracic Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disease Ann Leung, MD
9:00-9:30 Imaging of Anterior Mediastinal Tumors Noriyuki Tomiyama, MD
9:30-9:45 Coffee Break
9:45-10:15 Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Tumors  Ann Leung, MD
10:15-10:45 Quantitative Imaging of Pulmonary Nodules for Chest Radiologists Masahiro Yanagawa, MD
10:45-11:15 Imaging of Cancer Immunotherapy for Chest Radiologists Mizuki Nishino, MD PhD
11:15-11:45 Lung Cancer Screening: Current Status Ann Leung, MD
11:45-12:15 Questions and Answers

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Musculoskeletal Imaging

Time Session Speaker
7:00-7:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:15 Bone Marrow and MRI: A Practical Approach to Common Problems Geoffrey M. Riley, MD
8:15-9:00 Normal Variants of the Upper Extremities Geoffrey M. Riley, MD
9:00-9:35 Recent Progress of Osteoporosis, Diagnosis, and Treatment Masako Ito MD, PhD
9:35-9:50 Coffee Break
9:50-10:35 Normal Variants of the Lower Extremities Geoffrey M. Riley, MD
10:35-11:20 Femoroacetabular Impingement Update: What Needs to be Reported Geoffrey M. Riley, MD
11:20-11:40am Journal Club: Recent Articles Important to Your Practice. Geoffrey M. Riley, MD
11:40-12:15 Questions and Answers

Thursday, March 28, 2019  – Neuroradiology

Time Session Speaker
7:00-7:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:10 Imaging Cranial Nerves I-VI
8:10-8:50 Imaging Cranial Nerves VII-XII
8:50-9:30 MR of the Sella Turcica and Parasellar Region
9:30-9:45 Coffee Break
9:45-10:25 Regenerative Medicine: A Primer for Radiologists
 10:25-11:05 CNS Tumors and Tumor Mimics
11:05-11:45 Diagnostic Pitfalls in Neuroimaging
11:45-12:15pm Questions and Answers

Course Directors

Michael P. Federle, MD
Professor and Associate Chair for Education
Department of Radiology
Stanford University Medical Center
Masahiro Jinzaki, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Keio University School of Medicine
Ann Leung, MD
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Radiology
Stanford University Medical Center
Kuni Ohtomo, MD
Professor Emeritus
University of Tokyo
President, International University of Health and Welfare
Noriyuki Tomiyama, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Toshio Yamaguchi, MD
Director, Research Institute of Diagnostic Radiology
Shinyurigaoka General Hospital
Chairman, Center for Promotion and Education in Personalized Medicine (CPEP)



Coming Soon!

Grand Hyatt Kauai

Discover paradise at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The lush grounds and infinite amenities present myriad options for each guest to create their own personalized retreat. Kayak in the lagoons, indulge in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, or simply breathe in the refreshing ocean breezes. Play championship golf or tennis, savor fine dining or delight in an authentic Luau. The lovely setting of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort lets you easily explore the natural wonders of the Garden Isle.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the following special rates: Garden View at $315.00, Pool View at $335.00, Partial Ocean View at $365.00 and Deluxe Ocean View at $395.00. All rates are per room per night, plus tax and daily resort of $25.00 per day, and are for single or double occupancy; up to two more guests under age 18 are at no additional charge, additional guests aged 19 and over are $75.00 per night, per person.

To receive these special rates, please make your reservation no later than February 22, 2019. After February 22, 2019, rooms at our discount rates cannot be guaranteed. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and may sell out before the cut-off date.

You can make your reservation ONLINE HERE or by calling the Grand Hyatt Kauai direct at +1-808-742-1234 or toll free 1-800-742-2353 to make your reservation. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant of CME’s Science’s Imaging Update Conference in order to receive these special rates.

For more information on the Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel, please visit their website at www.grandhyattkauai.com. For more information on Hawaii and the island of Kauai, please visit www.kauaidiscovery.com and www.Travelsmarthawaii.com.

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located at 1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756 USA, Phone:  (808) 742-1234

Travel to Kauai

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located on Poipu Beach in Koloa, Kauai. The resort is a half-hour drive from Lihue airport, a short 20 minute flight from Honolulu International Airport. Transportation from Lihue airport is available by taxi or rental car. Rental cars are recommended for those who plan on exploring the island.

Special Airfare and Car Rental Discounts:

For United Airlines and United Express, and United Codeshare airlines (Lufthansa Airlines, All Nippon Airways), visit www.united.com or call 1-800-426-1122 and use Z Code: TBD. US and Canada flights are 2-5% off discounted economy, business and first class, and 10% off full fare economy, business and first class. International flights are discounted by 5-10%.

For Hawaiian Airlines log on to  www.HawaiianAir.com/Affiliate and enter the code “CMESCIENCE” for 5% off their published web fares.

For Delta Airlines, Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code TBD on the Search Flights page.
Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111
Mon-Fri. 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

For Hertz Rent-A-Car, call 1-800-654-2240 reference Convention Number use code: TBD and click HERE to book.

For Avis and Budget:
Avis: 1 (800) 331-1600 Reference this course and use AWD code: TBD Book on-line HERE
Budget: 1(800) 842-5628 Reference the course and use BCD code: TBD.  Book on-line HERE

For Enterprise and National, call 1 (800) RENT-A-CAR Reference the course and use code: L23J799.

For Advantage Rent A Car; Call 1 (800)-777-5500, reference the course and use discount code TBD. To book on-line click HERE

Area code for Hawaii is (808)

Lihue Airport Information (808) 246-1448

Learn more – detailed Hawaii Travel Tips at: Travelsmarthawaii.com

Kauai Visitor Information (Kauai Visitors Bureau)
Toll Free: 1-800-262-1400
Phone: (808) 245-3971
Fax: (808) 246-9235
Address: 4334 Rice St., Suite 101, Lihue, HI 96766
E-mail:  kauai@hvcb.org

The most difficult thing about a visit to Kauai – besides getting on the plane to return home – is knowing where to start once you get here.

Opportunities for fun are virtually endless. So, what do you want to do first? You might start by checking out the various outdoor sports and other activities that are available on the island at  www.kauaidiscovery.com.




  • This course is designed to provide the tools for participants to enhance interpretation skills utilizing the latest imaging technologies. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques and protocols for improved diagnostic accuracy in multiple applications.At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Use contemporary imaging techniques and protocols in thoracic imaging to accurately diagnose, stage and manage diseases
  • Discuss the treatment of the liver
  • Outline CT protocols and techniques in abdominal imaging for improved clinical diagnosis of diseases
  • Recognize normal variants, incidental findings, and pitfalls on PET/CT
  • Develop differential diagnosis that relates to the pertinent imaging and clinically relevant findings for each of the cases covered in this course
  • Outline the fundamentals of the latest advanced techniques in MRI and CT including their current roles and limitations in clinical practice
  • Integrate information presented in this course into efforts to improve the imaging skills of the participants

Target Audience

targetsThe course is intended for practicing radiologists and radiologic nurses, physician assistants, technologists, scientists, residents, fellows and others who are interested in current techniques and applications for advanced diagnostic imaging.


Course Overview

This course is designed to provide the tools for participants to enhance interpretation skills utilizing the latest imaging technologies. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques and protocols for improved diagnostic accuracy in cardiac, thoracic, musculoskeletal and body imaging applications.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CME Science.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

arrt master

Technologists: This course is pending approval for up to 16.0 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.


CME Certificate Copies

How to Claim your CME Certificate instruction video on www.cmeuniversity.com

Physicians please contact:
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
367 Inverness Parkway, Suite 215
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720-895-5357
Fax: 303-858-8848
Email: rwalters@pimed.com

Technologists please contact:
Email: Toni@cmescience.com