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Discover the topics of Neuroradiology at CBR 17

CBR 17 - Identidade visualAmong the various novelties in the content of this year's Congress, which will take place between October 12th and 14th, at the Expo Unimed Convention Center, in Curitiba (PR), one can highlight the inclusion of topics such as Pediatric Radiology and Professional Defense, absent in previous editions. However, another very important area will also be widely discussed: Neuroradiology. “Our class schedule is already ready. The program will be varied and renowned colleagues from various parts of Brazil will give lectures on the subject”, said Dr. Leandro Lucato, coordinator of the subspecialty module at CBR 17. Registration is open at www.congressocbr.com.br. In addition to the classes, which will cover the topics Cerebrovascular Disease, Epilepsy, New Magnetic Resonance Sequences, Image of the Spine, Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Infectious and Demyelinating Diseases and Congenital Malformations, on the eve of the opening of the event there will be a training course at hands-on imaging assessment of acute stroke, organized by the Brazilian Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (SBNR). “We are certain that this will arouse great interest from congressmen, since this is a theme that is familiar to radiologists”, he commented. The coordinator of the Neuroradiology module, however, believes that two topics will generate even greater interest on the part of all participants. “The first is in the Tumors module, as there have been major changes in classification, and the impact of this on imaging methods is still an evolving process. And in the Infection module, we will have a class on the zika virus, a topic that will be addressed by a colleague with extensive experience in the subject, Dr. Maria de Fátima Aragão, from Pernambuco”, he said. Several other prominent names in the area have also confirmed their presence, such as Dr. Antônio José da Rocha and Dr. Claudia da Costa Leite, both from São Paulo, in addition to several brilliant neuroradiologists from different parts of Brazil. “Neuroradiology will be represented with a dynamic program that will please the participants, as it will include both continuing education activities and the latest trends in the subspecialty. Different degrees of complexity will be included in each of the classes, encompassing both basic aspects and the latest advances in each area”, concluded Dr. Lucato. President of ASNR will participate in CBR 17 Howard A. RowleyIn addition to the presence of some of the most renowned neuroradiologists in the country, this year's Brazilian Congress of Radiology will also feature a world-renowned North American specialist: Dr. Howard A. Rowley. Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin, USA, he is internationally recognized for his contributions to stroke testing, dementia research and advanced imaging techniques. President of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), he has received numerous awards for his lectures and webcasts. In this exclusive interview, he talks about his expectations regarding CBR 17 and also about how his participation in the event will be. CBR – It is the first time that you have come to the Brazilian Congress of Radiology. What can you tell us about the topics you will talk about? Dr. Rowley – I will try to speak as broadly as possible. Initially, I divided my lectures into six topics: Stroke, Imaging for hemorrhage, Magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion, Perfusion by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, Gadolinium deposits in the brain and Cases of Neuroradiology. CBR – What can participants expect from your lectures? Dr. Rowley – I always try to reach as wide a range of participants as possible, not only covering some of the basic concepts, but also presenting technical innovations and future directions. My goal is to provide everyone with a little more content. CBR – Do you usually give talks at congresses in other countries? What is the importance of this exchange? Dr. Rowley – I like to give talks in various locations. On average, I travel about 240 thousand kilometers a year just for this. As president of ASNR, I helped promote more programs for faculty and visitors through our International Collaborating Committee. It is always rewarding to meet doctors and scientists, exchange ideas and learn about local challenges. At the end of each visit, I find that despite external differences, we are really doing our best to care for our patients. It makes the experience rewarding and also the world a little smaller.