Alberta August 3-6, 2020

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  • Monday, August 3, 2020

    HRCT and Diffuse Lung Disease

    Time Session Speaker
    7:00-7:30am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
    7:30-7:40 The pulmonary Lobule on HRCT Richard Webb, MD
    7:40-8:00 HRCT Patterns: Reticular Opacities and Differential Diagnosis Richard Webb, MD
    8:00-8:30 UIP and IPF: Diagnostic Guidelines Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    8:30-8:50 HRCT Patterns: Nodular Lung Disease and Differential Diagnosis Richard Webb, MD
    8:50-9:10 Sarcoidosis Richard Webb, MD
    9:10-9:30 HRCT Patterns: Ground-Glass Opacity, Consolidation, and Differential Diagnosis Richard Webb, MD
    9:30-9:40 Questions, Answers, and Discussion
    9:40-9:50 Coffee Break and Exhibits
    9:50-10:05 Organizing Pneumonia (OP) Isabela Müller, MD
    10:05-10:20 Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP) Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    10:20-10:50 HRCT Patterns: Emphysema, Lung Cysts & Mosaic Perfusion David P. Naidich, MD
    10:50-11:20 Connective Tissue Disease Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    11:20-11:50 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    11:50-12:10 Case based review Richard Webb, MD
    12:10-12:20 Questions, Answers, and Discussion

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    HRCT and Airways Disease

    Time Session Speaker
    7:00-7:30am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
    7:30-7:45 Technique and Basic Principles David P. Naidich, MD
    7:45-8:15 Trachea Richard Webb, MD
    8:15-8:45 Bronchietasis Richard Webb, MD
    8:45-9:30 Central Airways: CT-Bronchoscopic Correlations David P. Naidich, MD
    9:30-9:40 Questions, Answers, and Discussion
    9:40-9:55 Coffee Break and Exhibits
    9:55-10:25 Small Airway/Bronchiolar Disease David P. Naidich, MD
    10:25-10:55 Potential Pitfalls in the Interpretation of HRCT Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    10:55-11:35 An Algorithmic Approach to Diffuse Lung Disease David P. Naidich, MD
    11:35-11:55 Case based review David P. Naidich, MD
    11:55-12:05 Questions, Answers, and Discussion

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    Chest Radiograph, Cardiac, Lung Nodule, Cancer

    Time Session Speaker
    7:00-7:30am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
    7:30-8:00 Chest Radiograph: A Few Signs and Pitfalls Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    8:00-8:30 What the Heck is that? – Man made cardiovascular devices in the Thorax Suhny Abbara, MD
    8:30-9:00 Chest Radiograph: Case based discussion Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    9:00-9:30 Cardiac MRI Made Easy Suhny Abbara, MD
    9:30-9:40 Questions, Answers, and Discussion
    9:40-9:55 Coffee Break and Exhibits
    9:55-10:25 How and When to do Cardiac CT Suhny Abbara, MD
    10:25-10:55 Non Small Cell Lung Cancer – CT-Pathology Correlation David P. Naidich, MD
    10:55-11:25 Fleischner Guidelines – Incidental Nodules David P. Naidich, MD
    11:25-11:40 Fleischner Guidelines for Measuring SPN’s David P. Naidich, MD
    11:40-12:10 Miscellaneous Chest Diseases: a case-based review Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    12:10-12:20 Questions, Answers, and Discussion

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

    AI, Heart, Pericardium, Mediastinum and Pleura

    Time Session Speaker
    7:00-7:30am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
    7:30-8:00 Artificial Intelligence – Concepts and Lung Cancer Applications David P. Naidich, MD
    8:00-8:30 Cardiothoracic applications of spectral CT Sunhy Abbara, MD
    8:30-9:00 Congenital Lung Lesions Richard Webb, MD
    9:00-9:30 Systematic Approach to Congenital Heart Disease Sunhy Abbara, MD
    9:30-9:40 Questions, Answers, and Discussion
    9:40-9:55 Coffee Break and Exhibits
    9:55-10:40 Mediastinal Masses Richard Webb, MD
    10:40-11:10 Tumors of the Heart and Pericardium Suhny Abbara, MD
    11:10-11:55 CT of Pleural Disease Richard Webb, MD
    11:55–12:15 Case based review Sunhy Abbara, MD
    12:15–12:25 Questions, Answers, and Discussion
  • Naidich-David

    David Naidich MD did his Radiology residency and body imaging fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Md, following which he joined the Division of Thoracic Imaging at  the now NYU-Langone Medical Center in 1980. In 2015 Dr. Naidich became Emeritus Professor at NYU, a position he still holds. Dr. Naidich’s areas of expertise include: lung cancer, including as a pioneer in the development of low-dose CT imaging and lung cancer screening;  development of the Fleischner guidelines for managing incidental pulmonary nodules; diffuse interstitial lung diseases; and CT evaluation of the airways. He is the author of over 200 peer reviewed article as well as co-author, along with Dr’s Webb and Muller, of the definitive HRCT of the Thorax, now in its 5th edition. More interestingly he is a member of a renown family of Academic Radiologists, including his father, nephew, two first cousins, and three second cousins. More important, he is thoroughly adored by his loving wife, Jocelyn, and son Zachary, and daughter-in-law  Madeleine.


    Dr. Nestor Müller did his residency in Radiology at The University of British Columbia followed by a fellowship in Chest Radiology at UCSF with Gordon Gamsu and the incomparable Rick Webb, before joining the Radiology Staff at the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia in 1984. He became Professor of Radiology at UBC in 1992 and was Head and Medical Director of the Department of Radiology at the VGH and Chairman of the Department of Radiology UBC from 2000 until 2010. He was President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology in 1996 and has been a member of the Fleischner Society since 1988. Dr. Müller has authored or coauthored more than 450 publications in scientific journals and has published 17 books. He has won a number of awards, including recognition by the Editor of the American Journal of Roentgenology as being one of the “3 Wise Men in Radiology” as an outstanding teacher and scholar (2003), Gold Medal of the Brazilian College of Radiology (2010) and Gold Medal of the Society of Thoracic Radiology (2011).

    Rick Webb

    Richard Webb attended the Univ of California San Francisco for medical school, residency, and fellowship. He has been Chief of Thoracic Imaging at UCSF and the Hideyo Minagi Professor of Radiology. He is Past President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and has been a member of the Fleischner Society since 1984. He is editor emeritus of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, has authored or coauthored more than 200 scientific papers and 9 books in multiple editions and languages. He has lectured in more than 35 different countries and has received the Fleischner medal and the Gold medal of the Society of Thoracic Radiology (as have Drs. Muller and Naidich).

    Suhny Abbara, M.D., FACR, FSCCT
    Professor of Radiology
    Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Isabela Muller

    Isabela Silva Müller, MD, PhD
    Fellowship in Chest Radiology and previous Research Associate in Chest Imaging at The University of British Columbia – Canada
    Editor and co-author of 14 books in chest imaging and general radiology and author and co-author of many peer-reviewed articles in chest radiology
    Member of the Executive Committee Brazilian College of Radiology (2012 -2017)
    Medical Advisor and Thoracic Radiologist at AMO Group (Multidisciplinary Assistance in Oncology) – Brazil
    Consultant Thoracic Radiologist, Delfin Clinic – Salvador, Bahia – Brazil

  • Fairmont Banff Springs

    Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta.

    Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”, has been providing legendary hospitality to their guests for more than 130 years.

    Enjoy a short stroll from the hotel and explore the charming town of Banff, Alberta. Discover local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants, year-round Banff Lake Louise events, and popular local attractions, including the Banff Gondola and the mineral rich Banff Upper Hot Springs.
    Groups rates for Fairmont Rooms are reserved at $479/night CAD ($362 USD) plus service charges and taxes. Deluxe rooms, Suites and Gold floor available at an additional cost – please ask your reservationist for more information if interested.
    Please note that Fairmont category has a maximum occupancy of two
    persons. View is not guaranteed for any room category. Each extra adult sharing a room, over and above double occupancy, will be charged an additional $30.00

    CAD, plus applicable taxes and service charges, per night. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 17 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy is two persons per Fairmont room and four persons per room, depending on room category.

    To book your room at the group rate please click HERE to book online or call the Fairmont Banff Springs Reservations Department at 1-833-762-6866 or +1-403-762-6866. Please let your reservationist know you are part of the CME Science 2020 group. To ensure your group rate please book your room by July 2, 2020, Rooms are first come first serve and may sell out prior to the cut off date.
    Please call Amanda, (650) 690-2634 , if you expeience any issues trying to book your room.
    For more information on the Fairmont Banff Springs please visit:
  • Travel to Alberta and Banff Springs

    The Fairmont Banff Springs is located 85 miles west of the Calgary Airport on Highway 1. We have arranged travel discounts with airlines, car rental agencies and the Banff Airport shuttle service; scroll down for details. 

    A Passport is required for all U.S. citizens flying into Canada.  For attendees from other countries, please visit

    Special Airfare and Car Rental Discounts:

    For United Airlines and codeshare partner airline Air Canada,  visit or call 1-800-426-1122 and use code ZHD3365474. Flights to/from Canada are 2-5% off discounted economy, business and first class, and 10% off full fare economy, business, and first class. International flights are discounted by 5-10%.

    For Delta Airlines visit, or call 800-328-1111.  When booking online, select Book A Trip  > Advanced Search > and enter the meeting code NMTM3 on the Search Flights page. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111.

    For Alaska Airlines visit or call 800-252-7522. When booking online, select “Use a Discount Code”, enter in meeting code TBD when prompted. 

    For Hertz Rent-A-Car, Call 1-800-654-2240 and reference Convention code 04K20011 or click HERE to book online.

    For Avis, Call 1-800-331-1600, reference the course and AWD code J906925 or click HERE to book online.

    For Budget, Call 1-800-842-5628, reference the course and BCD number U0111183, or click HERE to book online.

    For Enterprise and National, Call 1-800-RENT-A-CAR,  reference the course and code L23J799, or  book online at or

    Airport Transfers

    For shuttle and sedan service to Banff, contact Banff Airporter at 1-403-762-3330, or online at Receive a 15% discount on scheduled shuttle services by using Promo Code “CMES” on the final payment page.

    Looking for a private transportation to/from the Airport? Banff Sedan can help out providing luxury travel in Sedans, SUV’s along with larger sized vehicles. Information can be found here: Banff Sedan

    Destination Information:

    Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, and was one of the original stops on the Canadian Pacific Railway.  Originally centered around the Banff Hot Springs, the park later grew to include nearby Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield.  One of the most popular parks in North America, Banff National Park is visited by over three million visitors annually.
    Gondolas are the best way to obtain a sense of the majesty and enormity of the mountains, and are available in Banff, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village.  Elk, caribou, grizzly bears and gray wolves are native to the Park.  Historic sites and museums include the Banff Centre, Banff Park Museum, Whyte Museum, Canadian Ski Museum West, Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and the Cave & Basin National Historic Site.  The town of Banff offers a variety of restaurants, shops and art galleries.

    Learn more – detailed Banff Travel Tips on these web pages: