Korea, Canada Honored at RSNA 2014 "Country Presents" Courses

Jongmin Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Jacques Levesque, M.D.

Attendees of the RSNA 2014 "Country Presents" courses will have the opportunity to hear the latest in cardiovascular imaging from top radiologists in the two countries spotlighted at this year's meeting: Canada and the Republic of Korea.

Course on cardiovascular imaging will include cutting-edge research on the hottest topics in heart and vascular medicine. Each 90-minute special course—Korea on Monday, Dec. 1, and Canada on Tuesday, Dec. 2—features presentations by the country's top researchers.

RSNA is partnering with the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) and Korean Society of Radiology (KSR) to celebrate each country's contributions to radiologic discovery.

"Canada has been a longstanding partner that we wanted to honor during our 100th meeting," said N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., 2014 RSNA President. "We chose to highlight the Republic of Korea for their consistent and growing contributions to our community."

Jongmin Lee, M.D., Ph.D., international liaison for KSR, said the RSNA annual meeting offers an important opportunity to experience other researchers' presentations and results. "When we come back from the meeting, we usually have a wish list for further research as well as new knowledge and expanded networks," he said.

The large numbers of Canadians attending and presenting at the RSNA annual meeting over the years demonstrate the strong relationship between American and Canadian radiologists, said Jacques Levesque, M.D., CAR President. "We are very proud to be chosen for 'Canada Presents,' especially in RSNA's centennial year," he said. "I think it's an indication of how closely our two societies have worked together."

Korea Presents: "Exploring Evidence in Cardiovascular Imaging"
Monday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Room E353C

  • Opening Remarks: 2014 RSNA President N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., and KSR President Tae-Hwan Lim, M.D., Ph.D.
  • "What are Risk Factors for Stroke? Imaging Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Stroke," Jin Hur, M.D.
  • "Is Screening of Coronary Heart Disease with Coronary CT Angiography (CTA) Necessary? Coronary CTA in Asymptomatic Patients," Sang II Choi, M.D.
  • "Is CT Stress Perfusion Comparable to FFR in Assessing Ischemic Heart Disease? Multicenter Trial PERFUSE," Byoung Wook Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Closing Remarks: James P. Borgstede, M.D., RSNA Board Liaison for International Affairs, and Byung-Ihn Choi, M.D., Ph.D., Korean Society of Radiology

Canada Presents—"Beyond Diagnosis: How Cardiovascular Imaging Research in Canada is Improving Clinical Outcomes"
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Room E353C

  • Opening Remarks: 2014 RSNA President N. Reed Dunnick, M.D.
  • "The Impact of Integration of a Multidetector CT Annulus Area Sizing Algorithm on Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Prospective, Multicenter, Controlled Trial," Jonathon A. Leipsic, M.D., Vancouver
  • "Refining the Phenotype of Genetic Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Cardiac MRI," Andrew M. Crean, M.D., Toronto
  • "A New Paradigm for Cardiac CT Imaging: Quantitative Assessment of Perfusion and Late Enhancement," Ting-Yim Lee, M.Sc., Ph.D., London
  • "Modeling of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Before, During and After Endovascular Repair: Potential Impact on Patient Management," Gilles P. Soulez, M.D., Montreal
  • "Fast and Furious: Imaging to Recanalization in Acute Stroke," Mayank Goyal, M.D., Calgary
  • "Prevalence of Extracranial Venous Narrowing on Catheter Venography in People with Multiple Sclerosis, Their Siblings, and Unrelated Healthy Controls: A Blinded, Case-control Study," Darren Klass, M.D., Ph.D., Vancouver
  • Closing Remarks: James P. Borgstede, M.D., RSNA Board Liaison for International Affairs
Learn more at Presents Booths

Learn more about the history of Korea's and Canada's relationships with RSNA by visiting the Korea Presents booth (South Building, Hall A: 1119) and Canada Presents booth (South Building, Hall A: 1219).

In addition, first-time RSNA attendees from Canada and Korea can learn how to make the most of their time in Chicago at Navigating RSNA 2014—get tips from veteran attendees about the meeting program, networking opportunities and exploring the city. A discussion will be held at the Korea Presents booth in Korean today at 11:00 a.m. Discussions will be held today at the Canada Presents booth in English at 1:00 p.m. and in French at 2:00 p.m.

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