ASER 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course



Emergency Radiology is a growing subspecialty and has become a popular topic for continuing medical education courses over the last several years. The Society’s goal is to maintain the annual ASER meeting as the premier CME course in Emergency Radiology. Attendee feedback from the ASER 2013 meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts was extremely positive. This year’s meeting in Portland, Oregon will build on the successes of last year, and further expand the program’s offerings.

Portland’s Downtown Cultural District, The Pearl District, the performing arts scene and Powell’s, the world’s largest independent bookstore, help make the rose city a hub of arts and culture. The city’s many neighborhoods offer a culinary paradise with chef-owned restaurants serving locally grown foods and wines. Portland has many nicknames: “Rose City” (for the three spectacular rose gardens and the annual Rose Festival celebration), “Beervana” (Portland has more brewpubs than any city in the world), “Bridgetown” (8 bridges span the river into downtown), and was recently named “Greenest City in the World” by Popular Science.

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Poised in the heart of the city center, the Nines Portland Hotel honors the stately Meier & Frank Building’s storied past, both in its striking decor and impeccable service. Located next to Pioneer Square and the central business district in one of the country's premier walking cities, this luxury hotel in Portland is an ideal spot for launching all of your adventures.

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Program Information

The 2014 ASER Annual Meeting will provide a broad overview of current state-of-the-art imaging techniques to evaluate the acutely ill and injured patient. Educational sessions covering the latest advances and trends in emergency and trauma radiologic diagnosis and sessions presenting new and original scientific work are included. The meeting provides an opportunity to meet with international colleagues and discuss new and challenging aspects of emergency and trauma imaging.

The meeting will be of particular interest and importance to clinical radiologists, both in the community and academic centers, delivering emergency care. Subspecialists in emergency radiology, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, chest and abdominal radiology as well as radiology residents and fellows and emergency physicians at all levels of training will also find the educational and scientific material presented at the ASER meeting essential to their core and on-call knowledge base.

(To register for the below Social Events, please complete your registration for the Meeting or email

Northwest Wine Tour:
Friday, September 12
Time: 1:45 – 6:30pm
Meeting Place: The Nines Hotel Lobby, Portland Oregon
Cost: $100

Join us for an educational and entertaining tour of the beautiful Oregon Wine Country! Visit two wineries and taste 8-12 different types of wine. Knowledgeable and passionate about wine, Mike and Carol Thomas of Wine Tours Northwest have guided tours of Willamette Valley wine country since 1974. Their love of Oregon wine will make your wine-tasting experience the most memorable ever.

Brew Bus Tour:
Friday, September 12
Time: 1:45 – 6:30pm
Meeting Place: The Nines Hotel Lobby, Portland Oregon
Cost: $100

Expose yourself to Better Beer! Visit 3 breweries and sample 15-20 fresh beers: ales, lagers, porters, stouts, hefeweizens, kolsh,and more! Expect a fun and educational tour of Portland, as well as a history of craft brewing. Learn of local world records and "Oregon firsts”, and find out why Portland is the home of craft brewing. Discover why local ingredients (hops, water, yeast and malt) are so important to taste and quality. Please, for health and safety on the brewery tour, no open-toed sandals or shoes.

Hotel Accommodations

The Nines
525 SW Morrison
Portland, Oregon 97204
Tel: 1-877-229-9995

The Nines Website

Poised in the heart of the city center, the Nines Portland Hotel honors the stately Meier & Frank Building’s storied past, both in its striking decor and impeccable service. Located next to Pioneer Square and the central business district in one of the country's premier walking cities, this luxury hotel in Portland is an ideal spot for launching all of your adventures. Browse nearby boutiques, dine in the trendy Pearl District, or use the eco-friendly MAX light rail to explore the beautiful gardens, museum grounds, and chic neighborhoods that pepper the lively city of Portland.

To find more information about nearby activities at or around this distinctive hotel, please see the Visitor's Page.

Special room rates have been negotiated for participants in the ASER Annual Meeting as indicated below:

$209.00 Superior/Deluxe, Single/Double Standard Room

$259.00 Club, Single/Double: 100% smoke-free Club Level Rooms are located on the 12th floor and provide guests with exclusive access to the Club Lounge, featuring a daily light breakfast, mid-day snacks, hors d'oeuvres, desserts & cordials and an open bar.

$390.00 Bedroom Suite: 100% smoke-free Junior Suites feature an individually-designed living room filled with opulent touches, while a dining table and wet bar fulfill your optimal entertaining needs.

(Applicable taxes, currently 14.5%)

Booking Your Hotel Accommodations
CLICK HERE to Book Your Hotel Accommodations.

Housing Deadline
The deadline for the ASER group hotel rate is Monday, August 18, 2014. Reservations made after the deadline will be taken on a space available basis and the ASER hotel rate cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that hotel rooms and/or specific categories may sell out prior to August 18, 2014; therefore it is strongly recommended that you make your reservation as early as possible. Room rates are available three days prior and following actual meeting dates, subject to availability.

The American Society of Emergency Radiology strongly encourages you to book your overnight accommodations at the Nines. By staying at the conference headquarters hotel, you help the society meet its contractual obligations with the hotel and maintain your current conference benefits, as well as keep future hotel guest room rates and registration fees reasonable.

Travel Information

Air Travel information
United Airlines is an official carrier for the conference.  United offers discounts off published fares of 2% to 10% or zone fares. For fare and schedule information and to make your reservations, please visit or call United Meetings Reservations at 1.800.426.1122. Refer to Z Code: ZQQ3 and Agreement Code 157926. There will be a $25 service fee collected, per ticket, for all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations, or any United Airlines ticketing facility. The service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. To avoid a service fee and receive an additional 3% discount*, book your reservations online at Enter both your Z-code and Agreement code (without a space) in the Offer Code Box: ZQQ3157926. *Additional 3% discount applies to published fares only. Travel agencies must list the Z Code in the Ticket Designator Box and Tour Code Box on the ticket. For reservation assistance outside the toll-free United Meetings dialing area, contact the local United Reservations Office. Attendees from outside the United States may also request a reservation via email at (Please allow 24 hours for requests to be processed).

American Airlines is also an official carrier for the conference and has arranged for attendees to receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare. To make a reservation, call American Airlines at 1.800.433.1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada and refer to your Promotion Code A4994BW or go online to and choose More Flight Search Options and insert the promotion code in the appropriate box. A service charge of $25.00 per ticket will apply for tickets purchased through American Airlines Reservations, subject to change. For airport purchase the service charge is $35.00 per ticket, subject to change. If purchase will be outside the US50/Canada, ticketing charge varies and will be in the currency of the country of purchase. At this time there is no ticketing fee for reservations made and ticketed on A ticketing service fee will apply for reservations made via the phone or in person at an AA counter.

Transportation Options in Portland

TriMet Public Transportation:

MAX Light Rail : Portland's light rail system runs about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, mid-day and evening. Catch the MAX from Portland International Airport and pay only $2.30 for a 40 minute ride to the Nines Hotel. Exit at Pioneer Courthouse Square and the Nines is located across the street at 525 SW Morrison.

TriMet Buses : TriMet buses serve much of the Portland metro area. Many bus lines connect with MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and the Portland Streetcar. Contact the hotel’s concierge at 503-802-3705 for a bus schedule and rates.

TriMet WES : TriMet's WES (Westside Express Service) is a commuter rail line serving Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. WES runs every 30 minutes during the weekday morning and afternoon rush hour.

Streetcar : The Portland Streetcar connects Northwest Portland, the Pearl District, Portland City Center, PSU, RiverPlace and the South Waterfront District. The Streetcar is owned and operated by the City of Portland.

Taxis: The Nines Hotel is located approximately 45 minutes from Portland International Airport. The approximate cost from Portland International Airport to the Nines Hotel is $40.

Town Car : The Nines Hotel concierge team can assist with scheduling town car or private car service. The hotel’s preferred vendor is Lucky Limousine & Town Car Service, which costs $99 for a one-way transfer to or from the airport to the hotel. A round-trip service will cost $198. Please contact the concierge desk at 503-802-3705 to schedule a vehicle.

The Nines Hotel Parking:

The Nines Hotel is pleased to offer valet parking for $15 daily / overnight basis with unlimited access throughout the day and night.

All ground transportation prices are subject to change without notice.

For additional meeting related questions or to inform us of a special need, please contact the meeting management office at

International Meeting Managers, Inc .
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 342
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713.965.0566
Fax: 713.960.0488

About the ASER Annual Scientific Meeting...
The first annual meeting of the society was held in Boston in 1990. The Annual Scientific Meeting has proven to be the open forum for radiologists, emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, technologists, and others interested in providing innovative solutions in the emergency setting. More than two hundred professional registrants attend. The proceedings are published and CME credit is provided.

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American Society of Emergency Radiology
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 342
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-965-0566
Fax: 713-960-0488
Managed by International Meeting Managers, Inc.

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