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In Vivo Magnetic Resonance
From Molecules to Humans
July 27 - August 1, 2014
Proctor Academy
Andover, NH
Chair:
Penny Gowland

Vice Chair:
Jurgen K. Hennig

Application Deadline
Applications are no longer being accepted for this meeting. If you have been instructed to apply by the Conference Chair, please contact Kerri Evans for further instructions.

Magnetic resonance (MR) techniques provide powerful tools for studying living systems, from imaging of anatomy and metabolic function to detection and characterization of disease processes, and on spatial scales from individual cells to whole organs. The field of in vivo MR is dynamic and interdisciplinary, bringing together scientists with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine. The 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. 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. In addition to the invited talks and poster presentations, the late-breaking presentations - selected from the poster abstracts - provide for inclusion of late-breaking developments. 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.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmEnhanced Contrast
Discussion Leader: David Gadian (University College London, UK)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmSimon Duckett (University of York, UK)
"Using Parahydrogen Derived Hyperpolarisation for In Vivo MR"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmRobert Bartha (Robarts Research Institute, Canada)
"In Vivo Detection of paraCEST Contrast Agents"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHardware at the Frontier
Discussion Leader: Dan Sodickson (New York University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMark Ladd (German Cancer Research Centre, Germany)
"Parallel Transmission"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amMichael Poole (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)
"Gradient Design and Construction"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmFa-Hsuan Lin (National Taiwan University, Taipe, Taiwan; Aalto University School of Science, Espoo, Finland)
"Ultralow Field MRI"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMRI of Pain: From Bone to Brain
Discussion Leader: Juergen Hennig (University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmShamillar Majumdar (UCSF, USA)
"Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers of the Joint: Correlations with Biochemical Composition, Biomechanics and Degeneration"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmJonathan Brooks (University of Bristol, UK)
"Pain: fMRI of the Brain and Spine"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 10:00 amLate-Breaking Topics
Discussion Leader: Joel Garbow (Washington University)
9:00 am - 9:07 amRafal Janik (University of Toronto)
"Magnetic Resonance Investigation of the Gut-Microbiome-Brain"
9:07 am - 9:10 amDiscussion
9:10 am - 9:17 amXin Yu (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics)
"Decipher the Vascular Neural Network in the Rat Brain with Single-Vessel fMRI and Optogenetics"
9:17 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:27 amMichael Langham (University of Pennsylvania)
"Simultaneous Acquisition of Gray- and Black-Blood Images of Peripheral Arteries Using 3D Double-Echo Steady-State (DESS)"
9:27 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:37 amValerij Kiselev (University Medical Center Freiburg)
"Compartment Specific Diffusion in Brain White Matter at High Frequencies"
9:37 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:47 amCharlie Wang (Case Western Reserve University)
"Efficient Quantification of Metabolite Concentration and T1 Relaxation by 31P Spectroscopic Fingerprinting"
9:47 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 9:57 amJoseph Ackerman Jr. (Washington University)
"Validation of a Bayesian Approach to Compute and Quantify Absorption-Mode Images on Diffusion Data from a Neonatal Cohort"
9:57 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pmChanging Neuroscience
Discussion Leader: Hanzang Lu (UT Southwestern, USA)
10:30 am - 11:10 amShella Keilholz (Georgia Tech and Emory University)
"Mapping Multi-Scale Network Dynamics with Resting-State MRI"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAnna Devor (UCSF, USA)
"From Microscopic Signaling and Metabolism to BOLD fMRI"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMolecular Engineering for Molecular Imaging
Discussion Leader: Louise van der Weerd (Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmMikhail Shapiro (Caltech, USA)
"Biomolecular Engineering of MRI Reporters"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmAnna Moore (Harvard Medical School, USA)
"Theranostic MR Probes"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMR in Cardiovascular Disease
Discussion Leader: Xin Yu (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMichael Markl (Northwestern University, USA)
"From 2D to 4D: Comprehensive Imaging of the Cardiovascular System"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amChristopher Francois (Northwestern University, USA)
"Cardiac MR in Clinical Practice"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmCraig Malloy (UT Southwestern, USA)
"Metabolic Imaging and Spectroscopy of Heart Disease"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmWhat's New in Multiple Sclerosis
Discussion Leader: Greg Stanisz (Sunnybrook, Canada)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmCorree Laule (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
"Assessing Tissue Microstructure with MRI: What Can Relaxation Tell Us About MS?"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmClaudia Wheeler Kingshott (University College London, UK)
"Challenges of Disentangling Pathophysiology of MS with MRI: Axon, Myelin and Sodium Channels"
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 in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCEST Versus Spin Locking Versus MRS
Discussion Leader: Daniel Gochberg (Vanderbilt University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amTao Jin (University of Pittsburgh)
"Chemical Exchange Sensitive MRI by Spin-Lock Versus Saturation Transfer Techniques"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amXavier Golay (University College London, UK)
"GlucoCEST: A Potential Window into Cell Metabolism"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAnke Henning (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen)
"MR Spectroscopy - Better than CEST?"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmImaging Moving Targets
Discussion Leader: Oliver Speck (Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmKrishna Nayak (University of Southern California, USA)
"Real-Time MRI and Compressed Sensing"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmColin Studholme (University of Washington, Canada)
"Approaches to High Resolution MRI of the Moving Fetal Head"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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