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Virtual Vancouver Imaging Review: Head to Toe

Thursday, Sept 24 –  Saturday, Sept 26, 2020

2020 Keynote Speakers

Amir Ahmadi

Dr. Amir Ahmadi

Dr. Ahmadi completed his Cardiology fellowship, Internal Medicine residency, Medical School, and Undergraduate Studies in immunology and genetics at the University of British Columbia. He moved to New York for advanced training in multimodality cardiovascular imaging including echocardiography, interventional echocardiography, cardiac CT angiography and cardiac MRI. He subsequently joined the faculty at Mount Sinai Heart as an assistant professor and serves as the Director of Cardiovascular CT and MRI Research, and Director of Valve Clinic, and Director of Lipid Clinic at Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital. His clinical practice includes cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), multimodality cardiovascular imaging and outpatient cardiology.

Dr. Ahmadi’s research interests revolve around the use of multimodality imaging in understanding various cardiovascular disease processes. In particular, he has been focusing on using CT coronary angiography in early detection of atherosclerosis, aggressive treatment of subclinical atherosclerosis, fostering the understanding of mechanism of myocardial infarction and the relationship between high risk plaque features and ischemia. Dr. Ahmadi has published numerous original research articles and hypothesis generating manuscripts in high impact journals such as JACC, European Heart Journal, JAMA Cardiolgy, JACC CV Imaging, Circulation Research, Circulation CV imaging and Radiology. He has been the recipient of multiple institutional, national and international awards including the best abstract awards at the American College of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress and the Society of Cardiovascular CT annual Scientific Meetings. Dr. Ahmadi serves as an Emerging Editorial Consultant for JACC CV imaging and as a reviewer for JACC.

Tetyana Gorbachova

Dr. Tetyana Gorbachova

Dr. Gorbachova, Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Jefferson Medical College and is the head of our musculoskeletal imaging section and did her fellowship training at the University of California at San Diego. Her passion for teaching and creating the most informative, elaborate and entertaining powerpoint presentations is second to none. In addition to her love of teaching MSK in lectures and at the workstation, she has presented at several prestigious musculoskeletal society meetings and has had recent publications in Skeletal Radiology and Radiographics. 

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Dr. Jon Jacobson

Jon A. Jacobson, MD is a Professor of Radiology and Director of the Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Jacobson is a board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist whose research interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI. His academic achievements include over 225 peer-reviewed publications and many invited national and international lectures or workshops. Dr. Jacobson has been a visiting professor on 43 occasions, is active in various medical societies, reviews for several journals, and has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards. Dr. Jacobson is the author of the textbook “Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,” which is now in its third edition.

Dr Amy F Juliano

Dr. Amy Juliano

Dr. Amy Juliano is a Neuroradiologist who specializes in Head and Neck Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Juliano received subspecialty training in Neuroradiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Children’s Hospital after completing her Radiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Juliano’s research interests include a variety of topics within head and neck radiology, in particular temporal bone anatomy and pathology. Application of novel imaging techniques for assessment of the temporal bone, ultrasound assessment of head and neck pathology, and head and neck tumor imaging are among her recent academic concentrations.

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Dr. Jonathon Leipsic

Jonathon A. Leipsic, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. F.S.C.C.T is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology for Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Vice Chairman of Research for the UBC Department of Radiology.  He is a Professor of Radiology and Cardiology with the University of British Columbia.  Dr Leipsic is also a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Imaging. Dr. Leipsic has over 530 peer reviewed manuscripts in press or in print, over 300 scientific abstracts, and editor of 2 textbooks. He speaks internationally on a number of cardiopulmonary imaging topics with over 150 invited lectures in the last 4 years. He is also past President of the Society of Cardiovascular CT (2015-2016) and was awarded its Gold Medal in 2019 and was recently named to the prestigious Top 1% most impactful scientist designation by the Web of Science in 2019.

Denise Pugash

Dr. Denise Pugash

Dr Denise Pugash is a radiologist and specialist in fetal imaging at BC Women’s Hospital. She is a graduate of UBC and the McGill University medical school, and she completed residency training at the University of British Columbia. She is a Clinical Professor and in the Department of Radiology at UBC. Dr Pugash is also an Associate Member of the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Fetal MRI with Professor Daniela Prayer at the Medical University of Vienna. As well as devoting her time to clinical practice in the Ultrasound Department at BC Women’s Hospital, she received the Nelly Auersperg Award in 2014 for her research in fetal imaging. She also was awarded funding in 2015 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the BC Knowledge Development Fund, to build PRIME (Perinatal Research Imaging Evaluation Centre), at BC Women’s Hospital.


Dr. Michael Patlas

Michael N. Patlas,MD,FRCPC is a Professor of Radiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. He is an Editor in Chief of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. Dr.Patlas edited three books and authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and editorials. Dr. Patlas is a Vice-President for Canadian Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Radiology Society. He is an Honoured Fellow for the American Society of Emergency Radiology, the Canadian Association of Radiologists and the Society of Abdominal Radiology.


Dr. Donald Resnick

Dr. Donald Resnick’s illustrious career spans a period of over 38 years spent primarily at UCSD, where he is Chief of Osteoradiology. He has served as a reviewer or on the editorial board of over 30 peer-reviewed journals, a function he is well suited for, as he has published over 850 peer-reviewed articles in orthopaedic and radiologic literature! Dr. Resnick has authored 25 textbooks and book chapters, and his textbooks Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Disorders (5 volumes) and Internal Derangements of Joints are considered essential components of any musculoskeletal radiology library. He has given over 1200 presentations at national and international scientific and educational meetings. Dr. Resnick has received a multitude of awards, including the Gold Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Founder’s Medal from the International Skeletal Society, and being named Educator of the Year by the Radiological Society of North America. The depth of Dr. Resnick’s legacy is immeasurable, as in addition to his body of personal work, he has trained many of today’s leaders in musculoskeletal radiology. To date, over 250 fellows have graduated from Dr. Resnick’s prestigious musculoskeletal radiology program at UCSD. It is with good reason that Dr. Resnick is often referred to as the “father of present-day musculoskeletal radiology”.


Dr. Leslee Shaw

Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FACC, MASNC, FAHA, FSCCT  is a leading cardiovascular outcomes researcher whose major focus is clinical diagnosis and imaging of ischemic heart disease. Before joining the faculty at Weil Cornell Medical College, she directed the Emory University Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute and was the R. Bruce Logue Professor of Medicine. Dr. Shaw has published more than 600 publications and presented more than 300 abstracts in major scientific meetings in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.She has been ranked for more than a decade as one of the top 1% of clinical researchers with the most highly cited publications (awarded by Thomson Reuters). Based on her scientific contributions, in 2009, Dr. Shaw was recognized with the Simon Dack Award for academic excellence from the American College of Cardiology and, in 2013, the Coalition to Reduce Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Award for her research contributions in racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease. In 2013, she received the Women’s Day Red Dress Award for her scientific contributions to women’s health. While at Emory, she was appointed as a member of the MilliPub Club (awarded for a publication that is cited ≥1,000 times) and received the Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Award, the University’s highest research award, in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Shaw received Emory University School of Medicine’s highest award – the Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award.  In 2017, she presented the Mario Verani Lecture at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. In 2018, she was awarded the Gold Medal from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.


Dr. Judy Yee

Judy Yee, MD, FACR is Professor and University Chair of Radiology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Prior to this role she was the Vice-Chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.  She was also Chief of Radiology and Director of the 3D Imaging Lab at the San Francisco VA Medical Center/UCSF.  In these roles Dr. Yee has developed significant experience in building state-of-the-art Radiology Departments, starting new initiatives and building innovative programs.

Dr. Yee is an accomplished abdominal and gastrointestinal radiologist with a research focus on CT Colonography, as well as bowel, liver and pancreatic imaging using CT and MR.  She has published multiple landmark studies in the field of CT Colonography and is widely considered a pioneer in the field.  Her publications include over 130 peer-reviewed articles, 23 book chapters, and over 120 abstracts.  She is the editor and main author of the well-received textbook entitled “Virtual Colonoscopy”.

Dr. Yee holds many leadership positions in major radiology organizations.  She served on the Board of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) and was the President of SAR from 2015-2016.  In this role she started new initiatives for the Society including a Development Fund, a Mentoring Program, and a Leadership Program.  She currently serves as Chair of the American College of Radiology Colon Cancer Committee and Chair of the RSNA gastrointestinal Refresher Course Program.  She serves on the Editorial Boards of RadioGraphics, Abdominal Radiology and JCAT and has also served on the Editorial Boards of both Radiology and AJR.  She is Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the New York State Radiologic Society and a member of the ACR Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

Who Should Attend?

Radiologists, Fellows, Medical Imaging Technologists, and Residents. Find out more…

Where is it held?

Most years, the annual Vancouver Imaging Review is held in Vancouver, BC, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Find out more…

The 2020 conference will be held in virtual format. Presentations will take place online via Zoom webinar.

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