21th Annual

Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium

& 6th Annual Karel G. Terbrugge Lectureship & Neurovascular Anatomy Workshop

September 10-12, 2020 – BMO Education & Conference Centre, Toronto, CA

Co-Organized by the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto and the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Welcome Address


We are happy to invite you to the 21st Edition of our INR Symposium together with the 6th Annual Terbrugge Lectureship and Neurovascular Course.

In correspondence to previous years we will again start our 3day Symposium with a full day of Neurovascular Anatomy that this year focusses on the neurovascular anatomy of the posterior fossa. In addition to lectures we will have case-based and disease centered lectures highlighting why neurovascular anatomy is important in the treatment planning of diverse diseases within this region ranging from aneurysms, stroke, stenosis, AVM to dural AV fistulae and dissections.

The second day will highlight recent advances in Neurointervention – such as AI, Robotics, fMRI for planning of functional stereotactic procedures or the broadening of our neurointerventional scope towards subdural hematomas and facial vascular malformations. The Neuroimaging portion of our symposium highlights Vessel Wall Imaging and its role in our field while both the Stroke and Aneurysm portions will be heavily based on Debates and Case presentations. In addition we will discuss spinal percutaneous procedures and their current evidence. The Karel Terbrugge Lectureship will be awarded to Dr.Josh Hirsch from Boston, USA who will speak about the economics and cost-effectiveness in our field.

Similar to last year we will seek endorsement by SNIS and SVIN and we believe the Symposium and its associated workshop will be of interest to a broad audience of Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, and Interventionalists.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Toronto.

The 21th Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium & 6th Annual Karel G terBrugge Lectureship & Neurovascular Anatomy Workshop will be applied for accreditation as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1), defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Previous similar programs have been approved by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) for a maximum of 20 credit hours.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme

This program was developed following a review of objective data including practice data, literature surveys/reviews, consultation with experts in the field, and the experience and needs perceived by members of the planning committee. As well, subjective data from the previous year’s evaluations was reviewed in detail to create a focus for this year’s program.

Target Audience

Radiologists, Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Medical Radiation Technologists, Residents and Fellows

Program Director

Timo Krings MD, PhD, FRCPC
The David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Interventional Neuroradiology
Chief of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the Toronto Western Hospital & University Health Network
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Surgery University of Toronto
Toronto Western Hospital

Organizing Committee

Ronit Agid MD FRCPC
Staff Neuroradiologist
Toronto Western Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Toronto

Waleed Brinjikji MD
Staff Neurointerventionalist
Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology and Neurology,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

Vitor Pereira MD MSc FRCPC
Staff Neuroradiologist
Toronto Western Hospital
Professor of Radiology and Surgery, University of Toronto

Ivan Radovanovic MD
Staff Neurosurgeon
Toronto Western Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto

Joanna D. Schaafsma MD MSc PhD
Staff Neurologist
Toronto Western Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Toronto


CONTACT for any questions

For questions, please contact Dr. Timo Krings (timo.krings@uhn.ca)  or
Sasikhan Geibprasert (cnrcourse@gmail.com)