20th Annual

Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium

& 5th Annual Karel G. Terbrugge Lectureship & Neurovascular Anatomy Workshop

September 26-28, 2019 – BMO Conference Center, 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

Given the significant success from last year with more than 250 participants from 21 countries, we will again have in addition to our 2-day symposium a one day Case-based Interactive Workshop on Neurovascular Anatomy entitled “Why Neurovascular Anatomy is important” on Thursday Sept 26th with limited number of participants to ensure a truly interactive environment. Similar to last year we will seek endorsement by WFITN, 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.

While the neurovascular Anatomy Workshop will consist of short lectures and mainly case-based discussions with the audience facilitated by the faculty, the Symposium will focus this year on current Debates in Stroke, controversial aspects of Aneurysm treatments and the Venoglymphatic System.  The Karel Terbrugge Lectureship will be awarded on Saturday. This year’s recipient will be Dr. HongQi Zhang from Beijing, China who will speak about Spinal Vascular Malformations.

We will again focus on conceptual insights as well as practical issues and will highlight some of the controversially discussed topics using a “Debate”-Format.

We have invited “coast-to-coast” presentation from neurovascular centers across Canada and the US as well as international guest speakers from Japan, France, China and the Netherlands.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Toronto


The 20th Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium & 5th Annual Karel G terBrugge Lectureship & Neurovascular Anatomy Workshop 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 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.


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

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


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
Sasikhan Geibprasert (cnrcourse@gmail.com)