April 1-4, 2019 – Hawaii


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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.
7:40-8:20 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, April 3, 2019

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, April 4, 2019

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, RadNet
Clinical Professor of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco

Affiliate Member, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons


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


Hyatt Regency Maui

Discover paradise at the ultimate Kaanapali Beach hotel – Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. Surrounded by 40 lush, immaculately landscaped beachfront acres the breathtaking Maui hotel presents an astonishing array of delightful ways to spend your days and nights. Frolic in the water playground, pamper yourself at the spa, play championship golf and tennis, snorkel at Black Rock, ride the waves, even spend an evening with the heavens. The lovely setting of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa lets you easily explore the natural wonders of the Haleakala Volcanoes National Park, as well as the many area museums, galleries, and shops. An exquisite experience awaits you at this captivating luxury hotel on Maui.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the following special rates: Run of House View at $315.00, Partial Ocean View at $345.00, Deluxe Ocean View at $380.00, and Deluxe Ocean Front at $405.00. 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, plus tax. Porterage Charges are mandatory for booking with the group, in addition to the above, you will also be charged $12.00 per person, round trip plus tax. To receive these special rates please make your reservation no later than February 28, 2019. After February 28, 2019, 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 by calling the Hyatt Regency Maui direct at +1-808-661-1234 or Central Reservations toll-free 1-888-421-1442 to make your reservation and be sure to identify yourself as a participant of the CME Science’s Stoller Musculoskeletal Imaging April 2019 Conference in order to receive these special rates. For more information on the Hyatt Regency Maui Hotel, please visit their website at www.maui.hyatt.com.

Available Suites

We have a few Ocean Suites Available for $690/night including tax. Available for check-in on March 30th for six nights.
If interested in either of these please email amanda@cmescience.com for more information and to reserve.

Getting to Maui

Kahului Airport (OGG) is the Maui’s main airport. There is also a smaller commuter airport between Ka’anapali and Kapalua, the Kapalua Airport (JHM) in West Maui.  Many airlines offer non-stop flights direct to Maui. You may also fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu before heading to Maui on a short, 30-minute flight.

Traveling to Maui

You can get around Maui by shuttle, tour bus, taxi, or public transportation. But to really experience all that Maui offers you should consider reserving a rental car in advance from the Kahului or Kapalua Airport. Special meeting discounts on airfare and car rentals have been arranged for our attendees and their guests that you may find helpful to use.

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: ZFK5130550. 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 NMSH8 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 ECMZ905when 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: 04k20010 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 code: U011183 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)

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

Learn more about Maui at: https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/maui

Stoller Mini-Fellowship

April 1, 2019

Mini-Fellowship Description:

Add-On by Popular Demand: Intensive Mini-Fellowship Workshop where Dr. Stoller will review entire DICOM MRI cases going through all images and sequences for each study, reviewing shoulder, knee, ankle, hip, wrist and elbow on Monday before the regular didactic checklist course. These cases will be projected on to a large screen, from Dr. Stoller’s workstation. With limited registration to 65 attendees, 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 taking place Thursday and Friday, especially for those who have an interest in immersing themselves in MSK subspecialization.

Dr. Stoller will specifically demonstrate his hints and secrets for identifying SLAP tears with high sensitivity and specificity, prospective diagnosis of meniscal tear types using actual cases and examples of anterior band glenohumeral joint variations. New advances in evaluating chondral labral junction injuries of the acetabulum of the hip will be discussed, which is an area of much confusion in the literature.

7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

Monday Mini-Fellowship $995

Monday, April 1, 2019

Time Session
7:00-7:30AM Registration, Check in, and Hot Breakfast Buffet
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: Grab and Go Lunch included for Workshop Registrants
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


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