February 5-8, 2018 Hawaii

February 5-8, 2018 | Hawaii

First-time Stoller Musculoskeletal Course in Hawaii

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Time Session
7:00-7:30 AM Registration, Check in, and Continental Breakfast
7:30-7:40 AM Welcome and Course Introduction – David W. Stoller, M.D.
7:40-8:15 MRI of the Shoulder Part 1: Coronal, Sagittal and Axial Stoller Checklist Including the Classification of R1, R2, R3, R4, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
8:20-9:45 MRI of the Shoulder Part 2: Glenohumeral Labral Complex and Cutting-Edge Developments in Superior Capsule Complex, BLC Anatomy and SLAP Tears
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:15 MRI of the Shoulder Part 3: The Throwing Athlete, Rotator Interval Pathology and Introduction to Anterior Foundation Lesions
11:15-12:30PM MRI of the Shoulder Part 4: Rotator Cuff Tears and New Concept of the Essential Capsular Lesion Supranting Rotator Cuff Tears
12:30-12:45PM Shoulder Questions and Answers

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time Session
7:00-7:30 AM Registration, Check in, and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:00 MRI of the Knee Part 1: Coronal, Sagittal and Axial Stoller Checklist. Dr. Stoller will demonstrate tools to rapidly review a Knee MRI in under 10 seconds!
8:00-9:15 MRI of the Knee Part 2: Menisci, Cruciate & Collateral Ligaments (What’s Wrong with the MR Classification System of MCL Injuries?). New information on Isometry Revisited for 2018 and death of the Anterolateral Ligament
9:15-9:45 MRI of the Knee Part 3-1: Osseous and Cartilaginous Pathology Including the International Cartilage Repair Society Classification, Extensor Mechanism & Arthritis
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-10:45 MRI of the Knee Part 3-2: Osseous and Cartilaginous Pathology Including the International Cartilage Repair Society Classification, Extensor Mechanism & Arthritis
10:45-11:00 MRI of the Ankle Part 1: Sagittal, Axial and Coronal Stoller Checklist
11:00-11:45 MRI of the Ankle Part 2: Anatomy and Tendon & Ligament Pathology
11:45-12:30PM MRI of the Ankle Part 3: Osteochondral Lesions and Overuse Injuries with New Classification System for Osteochondral Lesions and Helpful Hints for Osteomyelitis vs Neuropathic Joint
12:30-12:45PM Questions and Answers

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time Session
7:00-7:30 AM Registration, Check in, and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:00 MRI of the Hip Part 1: Coronal, Axial and Sagittal Stoller Checklist. New Dedicated Pulse Sequences for Acetabular Cartilage Anatomy, Optimized Resolution Paramaters, and Zonal Anatomy Classification System.
8:00-9:30 MRI of the Hip Part 2: FAI Update Including Expanded Classification System for 4 Pincer Subtypes. Plus, the FAACD, Triple Impingement, and Subspine Lesions.
9:30-9:45 MRI of the Wrist Part 1: Coronal, Axial and Sagittal Stoller Checklist
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-11:00 MRI of the Wrist Part 2: Normal Anatomy including Intrinsic&Extrinsic Ligaments,Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ), Fractures, AVN&Arthritis
11:00-11:15 MRI of the Elbow Part 1: Coronal, Sagittal and Axial Stoller Checklist
11:15-12:15 MRI of the Elbow Part 2: Tendinopathy & Instability including Epicondylitis & Collateral Ligament Injury. Throwing vs FOOSH Injuries
12:15-12:45PM Questions and Answers


David W. Stoller, M.D., F.A.C.R.
National Director of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Imaging
Fellowship Program Director


ObjectivesUpon completion of program, participants should be able to:

  • Employ a shoulder checklist method including interpretation techniques for the rotator cuff and interval, biceps labral complex, inferior glenohumeral ligament complex, and capsular structures including the anterior band.
  • Identify glenoid wear patterns in multidirectional instability, microinstability, anterior and posterior instability.
  • Develop a knee checklist with foolproof ACL diagnosis and techniques for prospective diagnosis of all types of meniscal tears, differentiating circumferential surface from cross sectional tear patterns.
  • Introduce strategies in the evaluation of the cruciate ligaments, posterolateral instability, and articular cartilage.
  • Utilize a femoroacetabular impingement checklist to distinguish between FAI and DDH pathology.
  • Discuss approaches for accurate acetabular-labral tear identification. Introduce orthopedic articular cartilage classification for the acetabular roof.
  • Develop an ankle checklist including articulations, ligaments, tendons and articular cartilage.
  • Describe all types of soft tissue ankle impingement and posterior ligamentous and subtalar joint anatomy.
  • Develop a wrist checklist with emphasis on the intrinsic and extrinsic ligaments and the triangular fibrocartilage.
  • Explain the relevance of perilunate instability, SLAC and triscaphe arthritis.
  • Develop an elbow checklist with the ability to differentiate epicondylitis from instability patterns


Target Audience

targetsBoard certified general radiologists and trainees interested in musculoskeletal imaging

  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Radiology fellows in training
  • Radiologist Assistants and MRI Technologists
  • Practicing physicians in sports medicine and related clinical subspecialties who desire to familiarize themselves with the current role of imaging in patient evaluation
  • Allied health care professionals who desire to have an update on the state of current imaging as an aid to patient management for diseases of the musculoskeletal system


Grand Hyatt Kauai

Discover paradise at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The lush grounds and infinite amenities present myriad options for each guest to create their own personalized retreat. Kayak in the lagoons, indulge in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, or simply breathe in the refreshing ocean breezes. Play championship golf or tennis, savor fine dining or delight in an authentic Luau. The lovely setting of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort lets you easily explore the natural wonders of the Garden Isle.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the following special rates: Garden View at $339.00, Pool View at $369.00, Partial Ocean View at $399.00 and DeluxeOcean View at $429.00. All rates are per room per night, plus tax and daily resort of $25.00 per day, and are for single or double occupancy; up to two more guests under age 19 are at no additional charge, additional guests aged 19 and over are $75.00 per night, per person.

To receive these special rates, please make your reservation no later than January 4, 2018. After January 4, 2018, rooms at our discount rates cannot be guaranteed. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first served basis, and may sell out before the cut-off date.

You can make your reservation Online Here or call the Grand Hyatt Kauai direct at +1-808-742-1234 or toll-free 1-800-742-2353 to make your reservation, and be sure to identify yourself as a participant of Stoller’s MSK Imaging Conference in order to receive these special rates.

For more information on the Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel, please visit their website at www.grandhyattkauai.com. For more information on Hawaii and the island of Kauai, please visit www.kauaidiscovery.com and www.Travelsmarthawaii.com.

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located at 1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756 USA, Phone:  (808) 742-1234

The room blocked is now closed. 
For a list of other accommodations on the island go to this GoHawaii.com webpage.

Travel to Kauai

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located on Poipu Beach in Koloa, Kauai. The resort is a half-hour drive from Lihue airport, ashort 20-minute flight from Honolulu International Airport. Transportation from Lihue airport is available by taxi or rental car. Rental cars are recommended for those who plan on exploring the island.

Special Airfare and Car Rental Discounts:

For United Airlines and United Express, and United Codeshare airlines (Lufthansa Airlines, All Nippon Airways), visit www.united.com or call 1-800-426-1122 and use Code: ZZ3U644419. US and Canada flights are 2-5% off discounted economy, business and first class, and 10% off full fare economy, business, and first class. International flights are discounted by 5-10%.

For Hawaiian Airlines log on to  www.Hawaiianairlines.com/Affiliate and enter the code “CMESCIENCE” for 5% off their published web fares.

For Delta Airlines, Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMQKE on the Search Flights page. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111. Mon-Fri. 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

For Alaska Airlines, reservations and ticketing are available via www.alaskaair.com. When booking online, select “Use a Discount Code”, enter in meeting code ECMZ049 when prompted. Reservations may also be made by calling Alaska Airlines directly at 800-252-7522. *Please note there is a $15 per person ticket fee for booking through the reservation number above.

For Hertz Rent-A-Car, Call 1-800-654-2240 reference Convention Number use code: 04K20009 and click HERE to book online.

For Avis, Call 1 (800) 331-1600 Reference the course and use AWD code: J906925 and click HERE to book online.

For Budget, Call 1 (800) 842-5628 Reference the course and use BCD# U0111183 and click HERE to book online.

For Enterprise and National, Call 1 (800) RENT-A-CAR Reference the course and use code: L23J799. To book online go to www.enterprise.com or www.nationalcar.com

For Advantage Rent A Car; Call 1 (800)-777-5500, reference the course and use discount code CD03541309. To book online click HERE

Area code for Hawaii is (808)

Lihue Airport Information (808) 246-1448

Learn more – detailed Hawaii Travel Tips at: Travelsmarthawaii.com

Kauai Visitor Information (Kauai Visitors Bureau)
Toll Free: 1-800-262-1400
Phone: (808) 245-3971
Fax: (808) 246-9235
Address: 4334 Rice St., Suite 101, Lihue, HI 96766
E-mail:  kauai@hvcb.org

The most difficult thing about a visit to Kauai – besides getting on the plane to return home – is knowing where to start once you get here.

Opportunities for fun are virtually endless. So, what do you want to do first? You might start by checking out the various outdoor sports and other activities that are available on the island at  www.kauaidiscovery.com.

Stoller Mini-Fellowship

February 5, 2018

Mini-Fellowship Description:

Advanced MRI Case-Based Mini-Fellowship where Dr. Stoller will review select images and entire DICOM Shoulder MRI cases on Wednesday before the regular didactic checklist course. These cases will be projected on to a large screen from Dr. Stoller’s workstation. With limited registration, there will be an opportunity for Dr. Stoller to critique individual registrants if they want to improve their skills interpreting a case during the session. Registrants will find this experience complementary to the regular session of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, especially for those who have an interest in immersing themselves in MSK subspecialization.

Dr. Stoller will provide advanced 1.5 and 3T updates and specifically demonstrate his hints and secrets for identifying SLAP tears with high sensitivity and specificity, specific rotator cuff tear patterns using actual cases and examples of high attachment anterior band and glenohumeral joint capsular variations. New concept of the rotator cable and over-tensioning the cuff in repair, which is not yet covered in the literature will be discussed.
7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

Monday Mini-Fellowship $995

Monday, February 5, 2018

Time Session
Time Session
7:00-7:30AM Registration, Check in, and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:30 Shoulder MR Checklist and Dictation Critique: Case presentations of the rotator cuff, labrum and capsule. Double your dictation accuracy.
8:30-9:15 Case presentations of SLAP lesions: Biceps labral complex and rotator cuff interval with new concepts of superior capsule and cable
9:15-10:00 Knee Checklist and Dictation Critique: Case presentations of the menisci and cruciate ligaments with bulletproof meniscal tear pattern demonstration. Plus, learn how to review a Knee MRI in 10 seconds!
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:15 Case presentations of collateral ligaments, posterolateral corner, osseous, cartilaginous injuries and extensor mechanism pathology
11:15-12:15 PM Hip Checklist and Dictation Critique: New hip zonal classification system and the proper way to report cartilage and the labrum. Case emphasis on AVN, insufficiency fractures, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), and DDH. Muscle and soft tissue injuries will include case discussions, rectus femoris, abductor, adductor and hamstring injuries.
12:15-1:00 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00-2:00 Ankle and Foot Checklist and Dictation Critique: Case presentations of injuries of the tendons, ligaments including soft tissue impingement. Discussions also include fractures and soft tissue injury with anatomy and pathology of the turf toe.
2:00-2:45 Checklist Approach for the Wrist: Illustrative cases of the intrinsic ligaments, instability, distal radial ulnar joint and fractures  of the distal radius and carpus.
2:45-3:15 Checklist Strategies for the Elbow: Emphasis on medial collateral and lateral collateral ligament complexes, extensor and flexor tendinosis, and epicondylitis. Illustrative cases will also be dedicated to neuropathy and osseous trauma.
3:15-3:30 Review of difficult cases from the audience if provided on USB

Shoulder Mini-Fellowship Benefits and Goals

• Small group direct interaction with Dr. Stoller
• Full DICOM MR cases presented on large screen display
• Dr. Stoller’s proven checklist for the appendicular joints
• Rapid reading techniques
• 1.5 and 3T cases
• Protocol technical considerations
• Interpretation pitfalls
• Stoller mini-fellowship certificate of attendance and CME credit

Shoulder Mini-Fellowship Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
• Assemble and use a checklist for the shoulder MR interpretation
• Apply protocol technical considerations
• Identify interpretation pitfalls
• Employ a strategy to interpret shoulder MR studies using the checklist


PIM_masterThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and CME Science. PIM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upon successfully completing the post-test and evaluation online, your certificate will be made available immediately.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Earn SAM Credit


Qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program. “A Comprehensive Tutorial in Musculoskeletal Imaging Using the Stoller Checklist Technique” has been qualified by the American Board of Radiology for 6 SAM credits.

SAM credits are required for radiologists certified since 2002.


The Stoller Course has been approved for up to 15.0 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

CME Accreditation inquiries/Certificate Copies

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