Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ACVR Keynote Speaker

"NEUROIMAGING: Basic and Advanced Techniques to Help Create a Differential Diagnosis"

Harprit Singh Bedi, MD, Director of Radiology Residency Program, Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Harprit (Harp) Singh Bedi, MD., is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology and Radiology Residency Director at Tuft s Medical Center in Boston. He graduated from the Albany Medical College and earned his Master of Science degree at Georgetown University. He completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University/Metrohealth in Cleveland. He completed his neuroradiology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr Bedi interests are in neuroradiology/head and neck imaging. He has won numerous awards and has a passion for teaching the new generation of radiology trainees.


Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society CE

"Equine Sports Medicine Case-Based Session"

Meghann Lustgarten, DVM, DACVR, Assistant Professor, Radiology, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC.

Dr Lustgarten graduated from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses in novel ultrasound techniques, specifically elastography and vascular imaging, to diagnose subclinical injuries and evaluate the healing process.

Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society CE

"Equine Sports Medicine Case-Based Session"

W Rich Redding, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR, Clinical Professor, Equine Orthopedics & Lameness, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC.

Rich Redding, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, and new Dipl ACVSMR is a clinical professor of Equine Orthopedics & Lameness at North Carolina State University. An international renowned speaker, Dr Redding has particular expertise in the use of ultrasound, CT, and MRI to diagnose injuries of tendons, ligaments, and joints seen in a primarily sport horse practice of dressage, 3 day eventing and hunter/jumpers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Veterinary Ultrasound Society Keynote Speakers

"Clinical Application of Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography – Why, When and How?"

Cristi Cook, DVM, MS, DACVR, Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, University of MO - Columbia, Columbia, MO.

Dr. Cristi Cook completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Science and radiology residency at University of Missouri – Columbia. Dr. Cook particular interested is in musculoskeletal imaging, primarily Ultrasound and MRI.

James L Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, Columbia, MO.

After 18 years as a veterinary orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory at the University of Missouri, Dr. Cook shifted to the School of Medicine, to direct the Division of Research and Mizzou BioJoint Center at the Missouri Orthopedic Institute, as the William and Kathryn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has over 170 publications, more than $20 million in research funding, received numerous awards, holds 14 U.S. patents, and has seen three biomedical devices through FDA approval to human clinical trials. He also co-founded Be The Change Volunteers with Cristi, which is a NGO dedicated to providing educational opportunities to students in the developing world.


Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society Keynote Speaker

"Non-Musculoskeletal Equine Ultrasound (Focus on Abdomen and Thorax)"

Mary Beth Whitcomb, DVM, MBA, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA.

Dr. Whitcomb obtained her DVM degree from UC Davis in 1996. She completed a fellowship in large animal Ultrasound/Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center in 1999. Dr. Whitcomb completed an MBA at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management in 2014. She is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on large animal ultrasound, and lectures on diverse topics relating to equine ultrasonography throughout the world.


Friday October 9, 2015

Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine Keynote Speaker

"Feline Thyroid Disease With Focus On Treatment Of Severe Unresponsive Recurrent Hyperthyroidism"

Michael R Broome DVM, MS, DACVP, Advanced Veterinary Medical Imaging, Tustin, CA.

Dr. Broome was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of California, Davis in 1985. He completed his Master of Science in Comparative Pathology in 1986 and board certification in American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Companion Animal in 1992. He is the founder, owner, and director of Advanced Veterinary Medical Imaging (AVMI). Dr. Broome’s clinical and research efforts has been directed toward advancing the understanding of the naturally-occurring thyroid disorders of the dog and cat, including  hyperthyroidism, and thyroid carcinoma.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

CT/MRI Society Keynote Speaker

"Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias And Diffuse Infiltrative Lung Disease: CT Patterns And Radio-Pathologic Correlation"

Tadashi L. Allen, MD, Assistant Professor Radiology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Sectional Head Thoracic Radiology, Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Tadashi L Allen, MD was awarded the Medical Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Medicine in 2001. After completing his radiology residency in 2006 and Thoracoabdominal radiology fellowship in 2007 at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he joined the staff of the medical school where he has been responsible for Chest radiography (patient care and research) and resident and fellow education. He has special interests in interstitial lung disease, COPD, thoracic oncology, and Cardiac MR. Dr. Allen is also involved in several multidisciplinary groups among them: The Lung Cancer Screening, interstitial lung disease and thoracic oncology groups at the University of Minnesota.


Interventional Radiology CE

"Interventional Radiology For Radiologists…A Primer (What You Didn’t Learn In Your Residency)"

Chick Weisse VMD DACVS, Director of Interventional Radiology Services, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY.

Dr Weisse, VMD, DACVS completed his small animal surgical residency training at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and then pursued advanced training through a customized fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the (human) Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.  He held dual appointments in surgery and radiology as an Assistant Professor at both the veterinary and human hospitals, respectively (Univ. of Pennsylvania) before coming to the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 2009 as staff surgeon and Director of Interventional Radiology Services.  Research interests include IR techniques for non-resectable and metastatic cancers, palliative stenting for malignant obstructions, vascular anomalies such as portosystemic shunts and AVMs, and stenting for tracheal collapse.