2014 Annual Meeting

2014 Meeting Resources

Program & Registration

Meeting BrochureRegistration: Online registration is now available here.  Or, download a form here.

Program: The Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course brochure can be accessed online or downloaded as a PDF. 

Hotel Information

The SPR room block at the JW Marriott has sold out.  Reservations may still be made at the JW Marriott; however, they will be taken on a space-available basis and the SPR group rate cannot be guaranteed.   

JW Marriott Washington DC Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: (202) 393-2000

Toll Free: (800) 266-9432 - Inform the representative that you are with the 2014 SPR Annual Meeting. 

For a list of alternate hotels, click here

Supporter & Exhibitor Information

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2014 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course. The Society has developed several documents for your review to aid you in making your decision to participate.

Prospectus - This document provides an overview of the Society as well as specific information on the support opportunities available. 

Exhibitor Materials - In an effort to cut down on your expenses, we have opted not to contract with an exhibitor company for this year's meeting. The JW Marriott Hotel has agreed to act as our coordinator by providing shipping services, labor, etc. as required. Detailed information for exhibitors on shipping, audio-visual, electrical services, labor, etc. can be accessed via the exhibit forms found by clicking here.

Exhibit Forms - Once you have made the decision to exhibit, please complete and return this form as indicated, with your payment, so that your exhibit space can be reserved. Additionally, please review and return the Exhibitor Contract as indicated.

Questions may be addressed to:

Angela R. Davis, CAE
Director of Meetings and Education
Phone: (703) 648-0691
Fax:(703) 880-0005

Community Outreach at SPR 2014

Based on the overwhelming support received for last year’s community outreach initiative, we would like to continue in the spirit of giving by supporting Dr. Bear®’s Closet this year. Dr. Bear®’s Closet, a well-regarded program at Children’s National Medical Center, donates toys, games, books and other items to children of all ages. The Closet ensures that all of the Hospital’s playrooms are stocked with toys, and that every patient has a gift for holidays and birthdays, and more importantly as a token of reward for their courage during their time of illness.

Join the SPR in putting a smile on a child’s face by donating supplies and gifts deemed safe and appropriate for use by patients and families. You may bring your donations directly to the SPR Annual Meeting. For more information on Dr. Bear®’s Closet and to access to the donation guidelines, please visit the Dr. Bear®’s Closet website.

Things To Do In Washington, D.C.

  • Places to Dine - The Hotel has provided a list of restaurants within walking distance.  Click here to view the list. 
  • Newseum – A 250,000-square-foot museum of news.  As noted on their website, the Newseum offers an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. For more information, visit www.newseum.org.
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park – Admission to the National Zoo is FREE.  However, there is a fee for parking.  The National Zoo sits on 163 acres, and has over 400 different species.  To plan your trip to the National Zoo, visit http://nationalzoo.si.edu.
  • Bike and Roll DC – Would you like to tour downtown D.C.?  Consider signing up for a Bike and Roll tour.  The tours are professionally guided and can be conducted via Segways or Trek bikes.  Bike and Roll DC will provide a fun and educational experience the whole family will enjoy. http://bikethesites.com/About/

SPR 2014 Cardiac Courses

12th SPR Hands-on Cardiac MR Course
October 21-23, 2014
Out-patient Specialty Care Center of CHRCO 
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Walnut Creek, California
Preliminary Program

NEW - Review the Course invitation and download an application form here. The deadline to submit an application is June 30th.  Notification will be sent by July 15th.

10th SPR Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging
October 24-26, 2014
Renaissance ClubSport Hotel
Walnut Creek, California
Preliminary Program 

NEW - Review the Symposium announcement and download a registration form here.  The registration deadline is August 30th

ESPR 2014

37th Postgraduate Course and 51st Annual meeting of the ESPR  

June 2-6, 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Damsquare (city center of Amsterdam).

During the Annual Meeting a one-day Radiographers Symposium will be organized on Thursday June 5, 2014. 

Registration is open. For more information, please visit the website: www.espr2014.org. Twitter: @ESPR2014.


European Course of Paediatric Radiology (ECPR)

15 – 17th October 2014
 Cutlers’ Hall - Sheffield

This annual ECPR Course will be hosted by the European Society for Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) on the 15th-17th October at the Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield.
The course provides the opportunity to update your knowledge on state-of-the-art imaging of the musculoskeletal system in children by participating in lectures and workshops, provided by experienced and internationally renowned speakers. Additionally, you will be able to exchange ideas and knowledge with colleagues from different countries and network with other professionals in a multidisciplinary setting.
The ECPR programme includes a selection of world renowned speakers with sessions focusing on MR imaging of the limbs, accidental and non-accidental trauma (including the brain and spine), rheumatology and infection. The programme will also feature workshops on skeletal dysplasias, NAI cases and MSK ultrasound.
The course aims to provide a forum and foster dialogue between paediatric radiologists by offering delegates the opportunity to network with like minded colleagues and share best practices to improve the development of paediatric radiology.
For information on the programme visit the event website: www.eventsforce.net/ecpr2014

ACR-SPR Pediatric Cardiac MR - 3/7-9/2014

This two-and-a-half-day course is designed to optimize clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting pediatric cardiac MR examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Participants have access to over 100 congenital and pediatric cardiac MR cases. Pre- and post-operative cases will be available for review. Post-processing techniques will be emphasized. The course also covers technical considerations for obtaining optimal examinations for interpretation.

Course Directors:

Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD, FACR
Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Laureen Sena, MD
Children's Hospital, Boston
Harvard Medical School

Use the discount code  'EDCRSPR1000' to get $1,000 off the registration price.  Call 1-800-373-2204 to register. Restrictions apply.




Advances in Pediatric Neuroradiology Course

October 24-26, 2014 • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue • Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Reserve Your Room Today!

  Run of House Room: $199/night, plus tax (currently 13%) 
  Online reservations can be made here
  To reserve your room by phone, call (877) 563-9762 (toll free) - Inform the  
  representative that you are with the Society for Pediatric Radiology

All reservations will need to be guaranteed with a deposit of one night's room and tax charge to a credit card.  The hotel reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Thereafter, the group rate will be confirmed based upon availability. It is possible that hotel rooms may sell out prior to the deadline; therefore it is strongly recommended that you make your reservation as early as possible. Reservations made after September 23rd at 5:00 p.m. EST will be taken on a space-available basis and the SPR group rate cannot be guaranteed.

Should you need to cancel your hotel room, reservations must be cancelled at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a Cancellation/No-show Fee equal to one night's room and applicable taxes. 

More information to come!

Futures SPR Meetings

SPR 2015 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course
April 27-May 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Bellevue, Washington

2015 Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Imaging Course
January 23-25, 2015
Wyndham Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Orlando, Florida

IPR 2016
May 16-20, 2016
Fairmont Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

Image Gently ALARA CT Summit

February 21-22, 2014

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Orlando, Florida

Hightlights Include:

  • CT Scanner Operations
  • Automatic Exposure Control
  • Iterative Reconstruction
  • Two Approaches to CT Protocols
  • Perspectives on Why and When to Use CT in Children: The Radiologist and Emergency Medicine Physician
  • New Concepts in Patient Dose and Potential Risks
  • Quality Improvement
  • Training and Communication
  • NEW ! Rapid Fire: Insight On Specific Manufacturers’ Equipment: What Users Should Know