Prof Robert Lambert

Prof Robert Lambert

Prof Robert Lambert

Professor, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Lambert graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, in 1980. He did his radiology residency in Belfast and then completed postgraduate training with a two-year musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology fellowship in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds Fellowships in the Royal College of Radiologists (UK) and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Dr. Lambert was head of MSK radiology at the University of Alberta from 1989-2002, and was at the forefront of MSK radiology innovation introducing many MSK MRI and interventional MSK services to Western Canada. Dr. Lambert was Chair of Department from 2002-2016.

His primary research interests are MSK MRI and the imaging of arthritis. This includes the development and clinical validation of image-based definitions and scoring tools for assessment of spondyloarthritis and osteoarthritis; MRI evaluation of hyaline cartilage and bone marrow; and randomized trials of arthritis therapy. His research activities involve networks of Canadian and international investigators and he has worked with multiple collaborative groups that have participated in the development of scoring systems based on imaging that are used in both diagnostic and therapeutic settings as well as clinical trials research. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a member of several international societies related to MSK radiology and arthritis research.

PRE MEETING SPONDYLOARTHRITIS WORKSHOP

AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS (SPA) CASE BASED WORKSHOP

FRIDAY 1 May 2020

SESSIONS

MRI OF SACROILIAC JOINTS

Understanding how the natural history of SpA influences the MRI findings;
Distinguishing MRI patterns of disease in SpA from degeneration;
MRI protocols for SI joint imaging – do we need gadolinium or DWI?;
ASAS criteria for sacroiliitis – does it oversimplify? Classification Criteria versus Diagnostic Criteria

Plenary #1: Imaging the sacroiliac joints

MRI OF THE SPINE IN SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

MRI protocols for SpA spinal screening;
Confidently diagnosing SpA corner lesions vs. reactive end plate oedema;
Can you see structural damage/ syndesmophytes on MRI?;
Significance of facet joint inflammation and pitfalls in interpretation.

Plenary #2: Imaging the Spine and axial SpA

PROBLEM CASES: SACROILIAC JOINTS AND SPINE

See how the experts do it – difficult and borderline cases to be reviewed and discussed (conference attendees can submit their own cases before the conference)

Plenary #2: Imaging the Spine and axial SpA