Keynote Speakers

Dr. Desiree MorganDesiree E. Morgan, MD is the Vice Chair of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to being appointed the Vice Chair of Education, Dr. Morgan served as the UAB Department of Radiology Vice Chair of Clinical Research, where her duties centered on facilitating scholarly achievement and fostering collaborative research involving state of the art clinical imaging for physicians at all levels of training. She is a member of the Abdominal Imaging section and her clinical subspecialty focus in general is gastrointestinal radiology and in particular imaging of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system. Dr. Morgan’s departmental role as Director of MRI from 2005- 2015 enabled her to introduce new MR imaging techniques to UAB, including physiologic MR image acquisition and MR biomarker evaluation of intraabdominal tumors.


Dr. Perry Pickhardt Dr. Perry J. Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in 2003 as an Associate Professor of Radiology and was promoted to Professor in 2009. Oncologic imaging, including CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening, continues to be a major clinical and research interest, along with opportunistic screening provided by CT data beyond the clinical indication. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 300 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as three textbooks.  Among other honors, he has received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on four occasions and was named the “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” in 2016 by AuntMinnie.com. He has served as a PI on multiple NIH-NCI R01 grants.


Dr. Bruce Precious Dr. Precious  has been the Chair of the Atlantic Radiology Conference for the last two years and  organized a very successful conference focusing on Diagnostic Imaging for Emergency Care for last year’s conference. He is the Chair of the conference again this year focusing on cancer care in diagnostic radiology. He is an active cardiac radiologist and lecturer at Dalhousie Medical School. Dr. Precious practices and teaches at the QEII hospitals and his clinical sub-specialties include cardiac imaging and cardiac cross-sectional imaging.


Dr. Michael Rivers-Bowerman Dr. Rivers-Bowerman is an interventional radiologist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and a lecturer with Dalhousie University. Dr. Rivers-Bowerman is involved in the training of residents and fellows at the QEII hospitals and practicing clinical duties at both the Victoria General and Halifax Infirmary sites. Dr. Rivers-Bowerman obtained his Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and completed his residency with Dalhousie University. He took a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship from the University of Toronto.


Dr. Daria Manos Dr. Manos is the Section Head of Thoracic radiology with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and a lecturer with Dalhousie University. Dr. Manos is the initiator and primary author of LURADS, a Lung Reporting and Data System, with Dr. Joy Borgoankar as Co-Author. LURADS is an evidence-based expert opinion guideline for reporting of CT screens for lung cancer.




Dr. Patrick Slipp Dr. Patrick Slipp is the past chief resident of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. He is currently an assistant professor at Dalhoiusie University and a staff physician at the QEII hospitals. He has joined the QEII hospitals to set up an emergency section in Diagnostic Radiology and will be the lead radiologist on that team.




Dr. Jens Heidenreich  – As a native of Germany, Dr. Jens Heidenreich received his training at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Charté Teaching Hospital. His clinical research interests lie in vascular imaging. As a native of Germany, Dr. Jens Heidenreich received his training at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Charté Teaching Hospital. His clinical research interests lie in vascular imaging.



Dr. Brian Psooy Dr. Psooy is an active practicing radiologist at the Dartmouth General Hospital and an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. Dr. Psooy’s clinical sub-specialty is neuroradiology and he currently practices general radiology in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Dartmouth General Hospital.






Dr. Michael BarryDr. Michael Barry has practiced radiology at the Saint John Regional Hospital/Horizon Medical Network, serving as Chief of the radiology department for 11 years. He is also the Founding President of Atlantic Diagnostic Medical Services. Dr. Barry is currently an Assistant Professor in Radiology at Dalhousie University. Advocating on behalf of the radiology profession is his passion and the prime reason behind his decision to get involved with the CAR Board. Dr. Barry has served on numerous political action committees both locally and nationally (at the Canadian Medical Association), along with being President of the Saint John Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chair of the Economic Development Agency for Southern New Brunswick. He serves on the Board of Canadian Health Solutions, an Atlantic Canadian Private Health Research initiative. He also led a rapid growth phase in Advanced Imaging (MRI) and PACS implementation in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.



Dr. Andreu CostaDr. Costa is the Section Head of Abdominal Imaging at the QEII hospitals. He joined the Dalhousie Department of Diagnostic Radiology from the University Health Network in Toronto where he completed a one year fellowship in Abdominal imaging. He took his residency at The Ottawa Hospital and was given the top award for all TOH resident physicians, based on academic standing, clinical skills and dedication to patients, coworkers and the profession. Dr. Costa also won the Radiology Resident Research Day Award, Residents Choice Award, Best Grand Rounds, and the Resident Undergraduate Teaching Award.