Virtual Trainee Day:
Thursday, April 7,2022 from 11:00 - 16:00 EST
Trainee Day is going fully virtual for 2022! This presents a great opportunity for trainees to attend educational sessions, connect with peers, and engage with the Canadian radiology community.
Did You Know? Many Canadian radiology residency & fellowship programs subsidize the cost of attending the CAR ASM. Please check with your Program Director to find out whether your registration fee is being covered by your program.
Building on the success of last year’s dedicated Trainee Day, CAR 2022 includes a full virtual day of sessions and lectures geared specifically to the needs of radiology residents and fellows.
Kicking off with an Ergonomics opening plenary, the day will also include neuro and Hot Seats review sessions. Trainees are also invited to attend the Virtual Radiologists-in-Training Reception the evening of Friday April 8th from 19:30 - 20:30 EST.
Trainee Day Plenary: Ergonomics (11:00 – 12:00 EST)
The daily grind for radiologists is becoming increasingly stressful, forcing them to spend long hours at workstations that are not always designed to be ergonomic. Workstation related injury and discomfort are conditions faced by all radiologists, and beneficial ergonomic practices will be addressed at the outset of CAR 2022 – The Radiologist-Clinician: Putting the Patient at the Centre of Care.
Trainee Day Sessions:
Neuro MR: Basic Concepts (12:30 – 12:55 EST)
This presentation will focus on reviewing the most important magnetic resonance (MR) sequences that are routinely performed to investigate brain pathologies. This will include conventional spin echo, gradient echo, fast spin-echo, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery, diffusion weighted, MR angiography as well as more advanced concepts in perfusion scanning, functional MR and spectroscopy. It will discuss the advantages of these sequences, in what clinical scenarios they can be useful, while also understanding limitations and typical artifacts encountered.
Featuring: Dr. Adela Cora
Head and Neck: Approach to Neck CT (12:55-13:20 EST)
Head and neck CT interpretation is challenging, primarily due to the complex anatomy in the head and neck. This brief tutorial will help you develop an approach to interpreting head and neck CT that ensures that you’ve done a thorough review of your study. Although you must interpret many head and neck CTs to develop mastery, adoption of this approach will get you started.
Featuring: Dr. Eric Bartlett
Imaging Approach to Degenerative Spine: Navigating Mild, Moderate, and Severe (13:20-13:45 EST)
Featuring: Dr. Mario Kontolemos
Ask Me Anything About Neuroradiology Panel (14:00-14:25 EST)
In this interactive session, trainees will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual “Ask Me Anything”-style group dialogue with practicing neuroradiologists at different stages of their careers, by posing questions to the speakers. Speakers will give an overview of a day in the life of a neuroradiologist and what led them to choose the subspecialty. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about pearls and pitfalls of interpretation for frequently encountered pathologies.
Featuring: Drs. Eric Bartlett, Lindsay Cherpak, Carlos Torres, Jessica Dobson
Spine Imaging – What Lies Beyond the Bone (14:25-14:50 EST)
Through a case-based approach, we will explore non-osseous spine imaging findings which highlight common misinterpretations and blindspots. This presentation will be directed toward radiologists-in-training.
Featuring: Dr. Lindsay Cherpak
Neuro Hots Seats (15:00-16:00 EST)
The session will provide participating trainees with a foundation for approaching cases in preparation for various settings and examinations. These case-based discussions will cover a range of neurological disorders. The focus of these sessions is to demonstrate a systematic approach in reporting neurological imaging findings and allow trainees to practice their observational and interpersonal skills in the detection of neurological abnormalities. In this group session format, the cases will be discussed, and feedback will be given to individuals as well as to the group.
JUNIOR ROOM - PGY-1, 2, 3
Featuring: Dr. Mario Kontolemos
SENIOR ROOM - PGY-3, 4, 5
Featuring: Dr. Nazir Khan
Participants in the CAR Trainee Day are eligible to claim a maximum of 4 hours (credits are automatically calculated) under Section 1 (Group Learning Activity) of the MOC Program of the Royal College. These credits are in addition to the CAR 2022 scientific program that is approved for a maximum of 19.25 credits (Section 1).
Learning in the Dark Interviews: Tell us your approach!
Thursday, April 7, from 20:00 - 21:30 EST
Join Learning in the Dark podcast co-hosts James Roberts and Rebecca Spouge, radiology residents at the University of British Columbia, as they conduct a series of live interviews for the Learning in the Dark podcast.
Special Guests include Drs. Philipp Blanke, Bruce Forster, & Emil Lee
"Founded in 2021, Learning in the Dark is an educational radiology podcast designed to orient new residents to high yield pathologies that will prepare them for: call, taking cases in rounds and the board exams. Each episode provides an approach, imaging findings and case discussions while formatting through the classic 4 D’s of radiology: Detect, describe, differential and decision. Co hosted by James Roberts and Rebecca Spouge, radiology residents at the University of British Columbia and sponsored by the CAR RFS, we invite learners of all levels to listen in on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Come join us this conference and share your approach to cases. Hopefully we can work together to make those dark on call nights just a little brighter.”
Virtual Radiologist-in-Training Reception:
Friday, April 8, from 19:30 - 20:30 EST
Dr. Michael Kaufmann
This event, sponsored by Agfa Healthcare, will open with a live mixology presentation unveiling Agfa Healthcare's new ENTERPRISE mocktail and will feature Dr. Michael Kaufmann who will speak about physician wellness in the workplace.
Six Essentials for Physician Wellbeing
In this interactive presentation Dr. Kaufmann will review fundamental strategies and tips for physician wellbeing in six domains using his BASICS paradigm. These concepts apply to life in residency and independent practice, during pandemic and beyond.
All trainees are welcome to attend this event! Trainees do not need to be registered for CAR 2022 to attend. Please register for the event here.