We are thrilled to have great speakers for this year’s conference.

Conference Chair

Michael Rivers-Bowerman – Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

Dr Rivers-Bowerman is a staff vascular and interventional radiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax and is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. His specialty is vascular and interventional radiology. Special clinical interests include image-guided thermal ablation treatments for renal and liver tumours, arterial and venous intervention, and MRI/US prostate fusion biopsy. He volunteers with the RAD-AID organization.

Plenary speaker

Kate Hanneman – Associate Professor/Site Director Women’s College Hospital, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Kate Hanneman MD MPH FRCPC, is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and a Clinician Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. She completed medical school and diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Toronto, a cardiovascular imaging fellowship at Stanford University, and a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at Harvard University. She is the Director of Cardiac Imaging Research at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging and University Medical Imaging Toronto, covering the University Health Network, Sinai Health System and Women’s College Hospital, and is the Medical Imaging Site Director at Women’s College Hospital. Dr. Hanneman is an Associate Editor with Radiology, the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. She has received grant funding as principal investigator from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and leads an active research program focused on improving health outcomes for patients with cardiomyopathies using cardiac imaging.

Plenary speaker

Micheal McInnis, MD, FRCPC – Assistant Professor | Radiology QA Lead, UHN High-Risk Lung Cancer Screening Program, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Dr. Micheal McInnis obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 2009 after which he completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at McGill University. He then went on to subspecialize in chest radiology completing a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2014. Dr. McInnis is a thoracic radiologist in the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. He is the diagnostic radiologist on their Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Team.

Plenary speaker

Lawrence White – Professor/Head Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of Toronto

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) White is a Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging and Orthopedic Surgery, and Head of Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of Toronto. He completed fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of California San Diego, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He has received academic awards and honors in the domains of mentorship, teaching, and research, including the Corrine Farrell Award, and President’s Medal of the International Skeletal Society. Academically, Dr White’s research and clinical interests have been primarily related to MR imaging of sports injuries, sarcoma, and advanced MR imaging techniques. Dr White has held numerous leadership positions, including Radiologist-in-Chief of the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He currently is the President of the Society of Skeletal Radiology and Immediate past-president of the International Skeletal Society.

Guest speaker

Candyce Hamel – Senior Epidemiologist, Canadian Association of Radiologists

Dr. Candyce Hamel’s research interests include the use of artificial intelligence in conducting evidence reviews and evidence review methodology. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Split Translational Research in Biomedicine program, with a research focus on rapid reviews and rapid review methods. Candyce is an Associate Editor for the BMC Medical Research Methodology journal and an Associate Convenor of the Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group. In recent years, Candyce’s work has involved guideline development, conducting systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and rapid reviews, participating in the development of quality assessment tools and guidance documents, and providing methodological support for review conduct.

President, Canadian Association of Radiologists

Ania Kielar – President, Canadian Association of Radiologists

Dr. Kielar is the President of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and a radiologist at the JDMI (Joint Division of Medical Imaging) in Toronto. She is currently the Deputy Chief for Quality and Practice Improvement at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging as well as the Vice Chair at large for the Department of Radiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kielar has published more than 115 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 15 book chapters, and delivered invited educational lectures at numerous international radiology meetings. She is actively involved in the ACR LI-RADS group as well as participating in various national and international committees.