Upcoming Meeting for all those interested in Head and Neck Radiology! Promises to be a great meeting. Here are a few words from the President Elect of the ASHNR. To register for the meeting, please visit http://www.ashnr.org
"It is my pleasure to invite you to the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) to be held in Toronto at the Toronto Hilton Hotel from Wednesday, September 10th through Sunday, September 14th, 2008. The Program Committee offers a comprehensive and informative review program organized to please the varying levels of experience and comfort in Head and Neck Imaging among the attend-ees, with each day planned to offer “pearls” for everyone. In addition to the background core of head and neck anatomy/pathol-
ogy, I would like to highlight specifc features of the 2008 program.
The program, extended to offer 33.5 hours (the most ever) of Category 1 CME, will feature more than 50 of the leading North American experts in Head and Neck Imaging, augmented by outstanding surgeons from the University of Toronto. A Temporal Bone Study Club for Wednesday morning offers attendees and faculty an opportunity to informally show each other interesting cases. The opening Wednesday afternoon session will feature head and
neck emergencies and will highlight critical imaging fndings on patients requiring urgent treatment of ENT-craniofacial pathologies. Clinical per-spectives by outstanding ophthalmologic and plastic-reconstructive sur-geons include a panel discussion and question period.
The Thursday morning session will feature anatomy and pediatric pre-sentations, vasoformative anomalies and vascular tumors, including en-dovascular treatment capabilities. Thursday afternoon will include pre-sentations on dental anatomy, the maxillary and mandibular arches and temporomandibular joints, complemented by clinical presentations to better understand oral surgical procedures, craniofacial and mandibular reconstructions as well as clinical, imaging and treatment aspects of TMJ disease, including a panel discussion and questions.
On Friday morning, our emphasis on the oral cavity will continue with presentations on the oral cavity/oropharynx and adjacent buccal, parapharyngeal, masticator, and parotid spaces. Friday afternoon will be free to enjoy the city. On Saturday morning, neoplasia will be presented, including anatomy and patterns of tumor spread of the nasopharynx and larynx, post-treatment appearances of the larynx and of the neck; PET-CT, and a special Gold Med-al presentation by Dr. Peter M. Som on Infammation and Cancer. Saturday afternoon will highlight temporal bones and cranial nerves. Sunday morning will emphasize sinonasal diseases as well as presentations on the orbit and olfactory tract.
The attendees will have the opportunity to test their acquired knowl-edge with several unknown case review sessions, as well as three cases of the day (with book prizes) to be offered. A Stump the Stars session with three teams of expert panelists offers an opportunity to see how experts approach challenging diagnostic head and neck cases. Three sci-entifc paper sessions complement the program.
September is a beautiful time of the year to visit Toronto. The city is in full activity. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible using the Hotel Registration Form or through the direct link available on the ASHNR website.
Edward E. Kassel, MD
President-Elect and Program Chair"