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ASPNR WINTER MEMBER MAILING 2019 FROM LAURENCE ECKEL, MD

• Filed under: President's Letter

Greetings & Happy Holidays ASPNR Members! As we close out one year and prepare to start another, we are grateful for your membership and support and share your excitement for our future successes!

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FEATURING DR. BETH KLINE-FATH FROM THE CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, CINCINNATI, OH

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Get to know Dr. Beth Kline-Fath, chief of Fetal and Neonatal Imaging from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio!

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PLEASE WELCOME THESE NEW MEMBERS TO THE ASPNR!

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Welcome to the Society! See you in Miami!

Angela Beavers, MD Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Corey S. Bregman, MD Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Julia D. Cameron-Morrison, DO Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston Salem, NC
Eva Catenaccio, MD Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Adam Donithan, MD University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Jeremy Ford, MD, MBA Weill Cornell
New York, NY
Eftychia Kapsalaki, MD University of Thessaly
Larissa, Greece
Shekhar D. Khanpara, MD The University of Texas Health Science
Houston, TX
Arian E. Mashhood, MD UC San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Zachary Miller University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Jeffrey H. Miller, MD Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AX
Faizan Mohd Zaki, MD Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jing Qi, MD Children Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Maria Camilla Rossi Espagnet, MD Bambino Gesú Children’s Hospital
Rome, Italy
Erika Schneble, DO Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR
Anna E. Smyth, MD BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC
Caroline Cusack Swift, MD Northwestern
Chicago, IL
Lana Vasung, MD, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Kingal Virshni, MBBS Norton’s Childrens Hospital
Louisville, KY
Adam Waldman, FRCP, FRCR, PhD University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Xing-Chang Wei, MB, FRCPC Alberta Children’s Hospital
Calgary, Canada

JOINT ESNR-ASPNR PROGRAMMING IN OSLO 2019

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ESNR-ASPNR Joint Pediatric Neuroradiology Session,   42nd ESNR Annual Meeting September 19-22, 2019, Oslo, Norway The annual ESNR-ASPNR joint Pediatric Neuroradiology session at the ESNR meeting

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PLEASE WELCOME THESE NEW MEMBERS TO THE ASPNR!

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Amanda B. Allen, DO University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Savvas Andronikou, MBBCh, FRCR, FCRad Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Debarata Bhattacharya, MBBS, MRCS, FRCR Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Belfast, United Kingdom
Asthik Biswas, DNB The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada
Ritu Bordia, MBBS, MPH St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
Sara K. Boyd, DO May Clinic
Rochester, MN
Chiara Carducci, MD Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital
Rome, Italy
Lucia Carpineta, MD, CM McGill University Health Ctr- Montreal Children’s Hospital
Montreal, Canada
Gayoung Choi, MD Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea
Pablo P. Coimbra, MD Fortaleza General Hospital
Fortaleza, Brazil
Jeffrey DeSanto, MD Advocate Christ Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Matthew S. Devine, MBBS, BSc Princess Alexandra Hospital
Brisbane, Australia
Katherine Nicole Epstein, MD University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Andre Furtado, MD Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA
Flavio Luz Garcia Pires, MD University of Arkansas for Medical Science
Little Rock, AR
Bo Gong, MD, MSc Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, Canada
David M. Kerner, DO Bryn Mawr Hospital
Wilmington, DE
Caroline Lacroix, MD Montreal Children’s Hospital
Sherbrooke, Canada
Carl Merrow, MD Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Jose I. Munoz Lopez, MD Instituto Nacional De Neurología Y Neurocirugía Manuel Velasco Suárez
Mexico City, Mexico
Murali Nagarajan, MD, FRCR University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Rahul Nikam Nemours A I DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE
Christopher W. Reeves, MD Hartford Hospital
Manchester, CT
Renga Samy California Medical University
Fremont, CA
Bindu N. Setty, MD, DNB Boston Medical Center
Lexington, MA
Ximena Stecher, MD Clinica Alemana De Santiago
Santiago, Chile
Elaine Tanhehco, MD, PhD Presence St. Francis Hospital
Evanston, IL
Nicholas M. Thomas, DO Aultman Hospital
Hudson, OH
Jennifer A. Vaughn, MD Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Pankaj Watal, MD Nemours Childrens Hospital
Orlando, FL
Sandrine Yazbek, MD Hotel Dieu De France Hospital
Achrafieh, Lebanon

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FEATURING DR. LARRY ECKEL FROM THE MAYO CLINIC, ROCHESTER, MN

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Our next feature profiles the Society’s new President,  Dr. Larry Eckel from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FEATURING DR. SANJAY PRABHU FROM BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, BOSTON, MA

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Get to know one of our multifaceted ASPNR members, Dr. Sanjay Prabhu, pediatric neuroradiologist from Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Sanjay wears many different hats,

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Message from the ASPNR President Arastoo Vossough Fall 2019

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It is with great pleasure that we write this joint President’s report and letter for our valued membership! It is an exciting time for our Society. The breadth and depth of the Society’s activities have grown immensely and there are exciting upcoming future events and new initiatives. Our ASPNR committees are working diligently to grow our Society’s reach by providing excellent educational content to all those interested in pediatric neuroimaging, facilitating inter-societal collaborations, and engaging new members

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2019 ASPNR DEREK HARWOOD-NASH AWARD

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The 2019 ASPNR Derek Harwood-Nash Award was awarded to Shiva Shahrampour of Thomas Jefferson University for her work presented at the 57th ASNR Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts on Development of a Standardized Normative Pediatric Spinal Cord Structural Template: Demonstration of an Automatic Estimation of Spinal Cord Cross Sectional Area Measurements (SCCSA).

Synopsis: The purpose of this work is to create a structural MRI-based template of the normal pediatric spinal cord by combining T2w MR scans of several typically developing subjects.  As a demonstration of the utilization of this template, spinal cord cross sectional area was computed at disc levels in all subjects.  This work is the first to create a standardized template of the spinal cord in pediatric subjects.  The significance of this work is directly related to the need for normative pediatric references for imaging biomarkers such as SCCSA, to enable clinical interpretation of studies done on patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The standardized template will facilitate group and single subject analysis in a standardized 3D space, controlling for variability among age-matched subjects. Furthermore, this template is needed to ensure the possibility of assessing specific spinal tracts to further advance our understanding of the microstructure of the spinal cord in children.

Shiva Shahrampour completed her masters in Bioengineering at Temple University in December 2014. She is currently a PhD candidate at Temple University and a research assistant in the radiology department at Thomas Jefferson University.  Her current research focuses on developing a normative spinal cord template in children as well as evaluating individual spinal tracts using automatic delineation of motor and sensory pathways based on a white matter atlas. This data could assist in extracting tract-specific diffusion biomarker information relevant for identifying pathologies in SCI.

ASPNR PROMO PARTY RECAP

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On May 20th 2019, during the ASNR conference in Boston, ASPNR members, friends, and supporters enjoyed the first ever promotional Fundraiser for the ASPNR.  Revved up by the success of the first ever ASPNR meeting in New Orleans last January 2019, Paul Caruso from the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston organized the event as an after-conference fundraiser to benefit the new ASPNR meetings. What started as an informal musing between Paul and cohosts Michelle Silvera and Susan Palasis late one night during the NOLA meeting back in January, steadily gained momentum over the next few months as more and more support emerged from local New England companies who felt a connection to the mission of the ASPNR.

Steven FAVREAU, a local Boston interior designer, and partner Dennis WYRZKOWSKI got things rolling by donating their one-of-a-kind 11,000 square-foot design studio to the fundraiser. This generous offer was quickly followed by sponsorships from Berkshire Mountain DistillersBoston’s Cava CateringNew Hampshire’s Tiffany’s Bagel Café, and Rhode Island’s DJ Pauly that lent the event a distinctively local New England flavor and that naturally gave rise to the name New-England-Loves-the-ASPNR Promotional Party.  Local branches of global industry leaders E4H Architecture-Environments for Health and Guerbet contributed their support and Dr. Bob Barr, the ASNR Program Chair helped spread the word.

Fueled by all this good will the fundraiser could not help but be a success. On the evening of May 20th, some 220 guests walked into a kaleidoscopic luxurious space where butterfly chandeliers and bronze palm trees hold court with Greco-Roman statuary and hedgehog handbags. Welcomed by the sounds of harp strings, rocked by dance music, and treated to delicious food and signature cocktails, guests enjoyed an upbeat evening that brought us together to relax, to socialize, and to foster the sense of community that, along with great education and intellectual content, is one of the missions of the ASPNR meetings.  With tremendous gratitude to Paul Caruso, Paul’s partner Andre Silvestre, our sponsors, and with special thanks to all the ASPNR members and supporters who made the party so wonderful, we now turn to Miami 2020!