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In Vivo Magnetic Resonance
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

July 29 - August 3, 2012

Location

Colby College
Waterville, ME

Organizers

Chair:
Greg J. Stanisz

Vice Chair:
Penny Gowland

Meeting Description

In Vivo applications of Magnetic Resonance (MR) continue to grow thanks to technical advancements in several key areas of MR technology, including ultra-high magnetic field instrumentation, gradient and radio-frequency coil design, novel acquisition methods and image processing algorithms. In addition, recent years have resulted in the development of novel contrast agents and significant progress in the theory of MR in biological systems. All these advancements further promote MR as one of the most powerful single imaging modality to study living systems, spanning from anatomy and metabolic functions to detection and characterization of disease processes, and on spatial scales from individual cells to whole organs. The research field of in vivo MR is inherently interdisciplinary, bringing together scientists with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine. This conference focuses on the latest developments in both MR methodology and applications, providing a unique venue for exchanging ideas and developing collaborations. Young investigators and students are particularly encouraged to apply. Topics to-be-covered include, but are not limited to: novel approaches for creating, detecting, and localizing the MR signal; applications of in vivo spectroscopy in disease and basic studies of metabolism; physical, chemical and biological mechanisms that affect the MR signal in vivo; development of new agents and approaches for manipulating the MR signal and contrast; functional MRI to study activation, blood flow and metabolism; and cellular function, from metabolism to gene expression to migration.

Note: The Chairs have created a flyer to help advertise the meeting, which can be downloaded by clicking here (PDF Format, right-click and "Save As" to download).

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmGOING with the FLOW
Discussion Leader: Penny Gowland (University of Notthingham, Nottingham, UK)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmLaura Parkes (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)
"Auto-regulation and Reactivity of cerebral blood flow"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmDavid Buckley (University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)
"Measuring renal perfusion and function with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSusceptibility-based Contrast: Iron and Beyond
Discussion Leader: John Schenck (General Electric Global Research)
9:00 am - 9:40 amKarin Shmueli (University College London, UK)
"Resonance Frequency Contrast: Sources and Applications"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJens Jensen (Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA)
"Iron Effects on R2 and MFC"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmClaudia Hillenbrand (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA)
"Iron in the body"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
Discussion Leader: Corree Laule (University of British Columbia)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances in Diffusion (in memory of Chris Sotak)
Discussion Leader: Michael Smith (Novartis)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmMark Does (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)
"Diffusion at small scales"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmValerij Kiselev (University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany)
"But what do experiments reveal"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFats & Lipids
Discussion Leader: Tom Dixon (General Electric)
9:00 am - 9:40 amHolger Eggers (Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany)
"Water-Fat MRI: Separation, Identification, and Suppression"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amHouchun Harry Hu (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
"Quantitative Water-Fat MRI & Obesity: Measuring Fat in Organs and the Body"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmRoy Taylor (Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
"Watch your liver"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
Discussion Leader: Corree Laule (University of British Columbia)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBreast MRI
Discussion Leader: Mike Noseworthy (McMaster University, ON, Canada)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmNola Hylton (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA)
"Quantitative breast MRI in the multi-center clinical trial setting"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmBruce Daniel (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA)
"Challenges and opportunities in Breast MRI technology"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNEWEST PROBES
Discussion Leader: John Kurhanewicz (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMaja Cassidy (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)
"Hyperpolarized silicon nanoparticles"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amDaniella Goldfarb (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
"Good, old Gadolinium in New Applications"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmEduard Chekmenev (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)
"What about Choline"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
Discussion Leader: Corree Laule (University of British Columbia)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSNR Skyrockets
Discussion Leader: Piotr Kozlowski (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmTom Mareci (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA)
"Inductively coupled implanted coils at high fields"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmDaniel Marek (Bruker BioSpin AG, Fällanden, Switzerland)
"Preclinical cryogenic MRI coils - SNR and $$$"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmAdvances in Imaging Techniques
Discussion Leader: Joel Garbow (Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amNicole Seiberlich (Case Western Reserve University)
"Compressed SENSE"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amDavid Feinberg (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA)
"Fast Imaging Techniques"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMichael Bock (University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany)
"Travelling Waves"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
Discussion Leader: Corree Laule (University of British Columbia)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLess "flashy" but still important
Discussion Leader: Risto Kauppinen (Bristol University, Bristol, UK)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmVasily Yarnykh (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)
"MT not limited to brain"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmLouis Bouchard (University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
"Microfluidics"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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