54th Annual Atlantic Radiology Conference

2018 Speakers

2018 Keynote Speakers

Dr. William Palmer – Dr. William Palmer is Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his M.D. from Yale University in 1984, and obtained board certifications in both Internal Medicine (1987, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) as well as Radiology (1991, Massachusetts General Hospital). He completed fellowship training in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at MGH, joined the MGH radiology staff in 1991, and became Director of MR in 1995. At MGH, he is recognized for clinical services in MR arthrography and pain management including image-guided spine injections. He oversees 9 MSK staff radiologists and 6 MSK fellows. Currently, he sits on the Editorial Board of Skeletal Radiology, and serves as President of the International Skeletal Society. He has received the Top Doctors award from Boston Magazine 9 times. He is a designated team physician in the Red Sox baseball organization, as well as a radiologist consultant to New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.

Dr. Mark Schweitzer – Dr. Mark Schweitzer studied at a six-year medical program at the City College of New York and the University of Buffalo. After finishing residency training on Long Island he underwent an MSK fellowship at UC San Diego. He worked at Jefferson for 11 years rising to the rank of Vice Chair and then served five years as Chief of Radiology at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He worked as Chief and Chair at the University of Ottawa before coming home to Long Island to his current position as Chair of Radiology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Schweitzer served as the team radiologist for seven professional sports teams and served as a radiologist at the Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics. Dr. Schweitzer has written over 365 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited over 17,000 times. He has given over 600 invited lectures in 35 countries. He has received NSERC and NIH funding consistently for 15 years.

Guest Speakers

Anita Colquhoun  – Anita Colquhoun M.R.T.(N), CDT is the charge technologist in the Centre for Osteoporosis & Bone Health at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Anita will be teaching part of the technologists’ stream of the ISCD Bone Densitometry course. Anita is a Nuclear Medical Technologist specialized in Bone Mineral Density (BMD). She has been working in the field of BMD since the early 1990s. Anita is an active member ISCD Technologist Faculty since 2000. She has served 2 terms on the Governing Board of the ISCD and in 2018 finished her third term as the Executive Secretary to the Board. As well as Chairing the Annual Meeting Committee from 2012-2016 Anita served and is still serving on several other committees within the ISCD. She has participated in a variety of research studies and has co-authored abstracts and papers. Anita has also co-written an on-line beginner BMD course as well as developed a competency profile and best practice in BMD for the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences.

Mr. Lawrence Jankowski  – Mr. Jankowski is the chief DXA technologist and research coordinator at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, a multispecialty practice serving the Northeastern Illinois region with over 100 physicians and 12 locations, a position which has held for almost 20 years. He is actively involved with the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, currently serving as the chair of the Facility Accreditation Program, editor of the ISCD Case of the Month, and has served on the clinical and technical faculty for the ISCD and ISCD/IOF bone densitometry courses for over 20 years.

In addition, he serves as a volunteer moderator for the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s osteoporosis support group, and has co-authored several of the ISCD official position statements, served as part of the position development conference expert panels, and has presented scientific posters and invited lectures at the ASBMR, NOF, and ISCD scientific meetings.

Dr. William Leslie  – Dr. William Leslie  Dr. Leslie is Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Manitoba with 400 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests are in fracture risk assessment, osteoporosis testing and other nuclear diagnostic techniques. He is Past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Past Chair of the Osteoporosis Canada Scientific Advisory Council, co-led the “2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines in Osteoporosis”, Director of the Manitoba Bone Density Program, and Co-Director of the Winnipeg PET Imaging Centre.

Local Speakers

Dr. E. Ashley Wiley  – Dr. Ash Wiley is the 2018-2019 Chair of the Atlantic Radiology Conference. He is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and a practicing Nuclear Medicine Radiologist at the QEII Hospital. Dr. Wiley is currently on the Board of the Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists.

Dr. Steven Burrell  – Dr. Steven Burrell is local organizer for the ISCD bone mineral density course. He is professor of radiology at Dalhousie University, and section head for Nuclear Medicine and PET at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. He is a member of the Canadian panel of ISCD and has been involved in several osteoporosis and BMD initiatives with Osteoporosis Canada and the Canadian Association of Radiologists.

Dr. Sabrina Covert  – Dr. Covert is a general radiologist at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.

She completed radiology residency at Dalhousie in 2007 and subsequently completed a musculoskeletal fellowship at the University of California San Diego. She has been working as a staff radiologist since 2008.

Dr. Ryan MacDougall  – Dr. MacDougall has been practicing as a general radiologist in Kentville since 2012. He completed his physics degree at St. Francis Xavier University before attending Dalhousie University for medical school and radiology residency. He is the current President of the Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists and served as President-Elect from 2015-17.  Previous leadership experience includes serving as a board member on the Canadian Association of Radiologists, Doctors Nova Scotia, and the Professional Association of Residents in the Maritime Provinces.

Dr. Michael Mitchell  – Dr. Michael Mitchel is the Divisional Head of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, a position he has held since 1996. He is the Past Associate Head of the overall Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. He has previously held the positions of Divisional Head for Ultrasound at the QEII and Site Head for the Halifax Infirmary Hospital.

Dr. Mitchell has been a Diagnostic Radiology teaching professor for Dalhousie University since 1988.

Dr. Joel Morash  – Dr. Joel Morash is a full-time Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Dalhousie University. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency in Halifax in 2015.

He completed a Foot and Ankle Fellowship from Duke University before joining the staff in 2016.

Dr. Kathleen O’Brien  – Dr. Kathleen O’Brien is a pediatric radiologist and women’s imaging specialist at the IWK Health Centre.

Her clinical work includes pediatric imaging and obstetric and gynecologic imaging. Her research interests include Pediatric MRE for Crohn Disease, pediatric osteoporosis, MR of adenexal masses and urogynecology.

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.