2011 – Banff, Alberta Canada

23rd Annual Meeting: Banff, Alberta Canada

Executive Summary

The 23rd Annual International Conference was hosted by the University of Calgary’s Department of Radiology and held at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta on September 25th to 28th, 2011. Special recognition is due to the Scientific Program chairs Louis Lauzon and Alan Wilman, the Educational Program chair Houman Mahallati and the Social Program chair Linda Andersen, as well as the Conference Secretariat Janette Wallace (Conference Manager), Johanne Guillemette and Christine Charette for exceptional planning and organization of the event.


MR Angio Club 2011 Organizing Committee:

Richard Frayne, PhD (Calgary) – Overall Chair
Linda Andersen, PhD (Calgary) – Chair, Social Programs
Louis Lauzon, PhD (Calgary) – Co-Chair, Scientific Program
Houman Mahallati, MD (Calgary) – Chair, Educational Program
Robert Sevick, MD (Calgary) – Head, Department of Radiology, University of Calgary
Alan Wilman, PhD (Edmonton) – Co-Chair, Scientific Program
Arlene Sierra, MPA (Michigan) – Board Secretary

MRA Club President (2011):

Graham Wright, PhD (Toronto) – MR Angio Club 2011

Meeting Advisory Group:

Alan Moody, MD (Toronto)
Brian Rutt, PhD (Stanford)
Graham Wright, PhD (Toronto)
Chun Yuan, PhD (Seattle)

Conference Secretariat:

Janette Wallace (London, Ontario)
Johanne Guillemette (London, Ontario)
Christine Charette (London, Ontario)

President Elect:

Winfried Willinek

Past Presidents:

James Potchen, Georg Bongartz, James E. Siebert, Paolo Pavone, Dennis L. Parker, Jorg F. Debatin, John Huston, Philippe Douek, E. Kent Yucel, Frank R. Korosec, David Saloner, James F. M. Meaney, Brian K. Rutt, Debiao Li, Stephen J. Riederer, Kevin DeMarco, Martin Prince


The conference had a total attendance of 160 delegates and 23 spouses. The Education Workshop had an attendance of 101 and the Knowledge Dissemination Evening was attended by 87 delegates.

The 183 attendees consisted of 83 speaker registrants, 28 trainee registrants, 48 full registrants (non-speaker/commercial), 1 one-day registrants and 23 spouse/guest registrants.

Abstracts/Oral Presentations/Posters

A total of 114 abstracts were submitted and accepted, 76 oral talks and 9 highlighted trainee presentations, 38 posters (including 18 trainee and 9 highlighted trainee presentations).

Award Stipend and Travel Grant Recipients

Jelena Bock, June Cheng-Baron, Stephanie Chiu, Barret Daniels, Hattie Dong, Philippe Gauderon, Lauren Keith, Geoffrey Kung, Garry Liu, Ramona Lorenz, Matthew MacDonald, Warren Misik, Joseph Pagano, Randall Stafford, Kie Tae Kwon, Andrew Wentland, Zhitong Zou

Poster Award Recipients

#1 – Ramona Lorenz
#2 – Stephanie Chiu
#3 – June Cheng-Baron


The 23rd International MR Angiography Workshop received support from the following partners:



Lantheus Medical Imaging


GE HealthcareBayer Healthcare Bracco - Life From Inside

Philips Siemens


TOPSPINS INC.Guerbet - Contrast for LifeElliot Fong Wallace Radiology

Local Sponsors for 2011 Workshop

Hopewell Professorship in Brain Imaging
Department of Radiology, University of Calgary
Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Vice President (Research), University of Calgary
Canadian Institutes for health Research
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions