Keynote Speakers


Dr. William PalmerDr. 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 SchweitzerDr. 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 Speaker

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





Dr. Sabrina Covert  – Dr. Sabrina Covert  is a practicing Radiologist at the Valley Regional Hospital.






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. 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.