19th Annual

Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium & ISMINS Course

& 4th Annual Karel G. Terbrugge Lectureship & Neurovascular Anatomy Workshop

September 27-30, 2018 – Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Toronto, CA

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

Welcome Address

For our 19th Annual Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium and the 4th Karel Terbrugge Lectureship we will join forces with the International Society for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (ISMINS) who will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the INR symposium; with the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) with whom we will have a joint session during our Symposium, and with the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) with whom we have established a one day course of Neurovascular Anatomy that will precede our INR Symposium.

Neurovascular anatomy is the basis of our interventions and its knowledge helps us to perform complex procedures with low risks. As such, the first day of the meeting, (Thursday, Sept 27) will be fully dedicated to a “case-based” teaching approach to all aspects of Neurovascular Anatomy and how they pertain to treating Tumors, dural AVF, Epistaxis, Aneurysms, Stroke and AVMs. Seasoned Neurointerventionalists will present cases in a workshop style format and highlight – based on cases they encountered – specific aspects of the anatomy that interventionalists should be aware of. To ensure an effective learning environment with discussion of the cases in a “class-room” type format, the number of participants to this course will be limited.

On Friday, Sept 28 we will focus on Stroke and Clinical Epidemiology – we will have an interactive session where we discuss “how to design a research study” and we have debates between Neurologists and Interventionalists on current controversies (such as management of ELVO in low NIHSS or in low ASPECTS) as well as lectures on Updates in Stroke Treatment.

Sessions on Saturday, Sept 29 will be held conjointly with the ISMINS and will focus on Shunting lesions, their causes and their new (partly experimental, partly controversial) treatments; as well as Aneurysms. Similar to the previous day we will have debates between Endovascular and Open Vascular Experts on aneurysms that can be treated by either approach. These debates will be interactive with the audience able to participate actively in the discussion. The Karel Terbrugge Lectureship will be awarded on Saturday. This year’s recipient will be Dr. Blaise Baxter from Chattanooga, TN who will speak about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Neurointervention.

On Sunday, Sept 30, the ISMINS educational session will be comprised of in-depth lectures on state of the art minimally invasive surgical techniques, basic science and targeted therapies development, and technological advances such as robotics and augmented reality in neurosurgery, presented by world leaders and pioneers in these fields.

The 19th Annual Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium & 4th Annual Karel G. Terbrugge Lectureship is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and has been approved by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) for a maximum of 28.25 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.

We are pleased to have confirmed contributions from experts from Canada, the US, Europe, Japan, Australia and South Korea to speak at this Joint Meeting. The symposium will be held in the state of the art Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning in Downtown Toronto across from the Hospital for Sick Children.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Toronto in September 2018.

Timo, Ivan, Michael, Ronit, Vitor and Manu

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CPD event, participants should be able to 1) assess the indications for performing neurointerventional procedures in strokes, shunting lesions and aneurysms ; 2) identify why complications occur during endovascular treatments, how to recognize and how to treat them; 3) apply new imaging techniques and treatment modalities for neurovascular procedures

Target Audience

Neurologists, Radiologists, Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Neuroradiologists, Nurses, Technologists

The content of this course has proven to be of interest to vascular surgeons, residents and fellows.

Program Director; INR Symposium and Neurovascular Workshop

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


ISMINS Program Directors

Ivan Radovanovic MD PhD
Staff Neurosurgeon, Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN
Scientist, Krembil Neuroscience Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto


Michael Tymianski CM MD PhD FRCSC FAHA
Head, Division of Neurosurgery, UHN
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Harold + Esther Halpern Chair in Neurosurgical Stroke Research
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Translational Stroke Research
Sr. Scientist, Krembil Research Institute


Organizing Committee

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


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


Manohar Shroff MD DMRD FRCPC
Radiologist-in-Chief and Staff Neuroradiologist
Hospital for Sick Children
Professor of Radiology, University of Toronto
Ontasian Chair of Paediatric Radiology

CONTACT for any questions

For questions, please contact Dr. Timo Krings (timo.krings@uhn.ca)  or
Mrs Maricelle Trid (maricelle.trid@uhn.ca)