Past Workshops

Annual CMROI Workshop on Imaging Biomarkers 2014

Department of Radiology and CMROI
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
March 18, 2014
The Fourth Annual CMROI Workshop on Imaging Biomarkers focussed on biomarkers for the early detection of disease using CEST MRI and Optical imaging techniques.

Annual CMROI Workshop on Imaging Biomarkers 2013

Department of Radiology and CMROI
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
March 5, 2013
The Third Annual CMROI Workshop on Imaging Biomarkers emphasized emerging diagnostic methods for the early detection of cancer and central nervous system disorders.

Annual CMROI Workshop on Imaging Biomarkers 2012

Department of Radiology and CMROI
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
March 13, 2012
The Second Annual CMROI Workshop on Imaging Biomarkers emphasized emerging diagnostic methods for the early detection of cancer and central nervous system disorders.

Annual CMROI Workshop on Imaging Biomarkers 2011

Department of Radiology and CMROI
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
March 9, 2011

2011’s emphasis was on emerging diagnostic methods for the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer. To this end, we brought together a group of world-renowned specialists from Penn and outside. Topics covered range from pathogenesis of disease, the role of imaging biomarkers, current stage of development, and issues in clinical translation. The focused meeting allowed everyone an opportunity to interact as both sessions ended with a stimulating panel discussion.

ISMRM Workshop on Advances in Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, California
February 14-17, 2009

The primary objective of the planned international Workshop was to bring together researchers of varying backgrounds working on connective tissue microstructure, physiology and function using magnetic resonance imaging techniques and to provide a forum for communication among these diverse groups. The target audience includes biophysicists, bioengineers, chemists, imaging researchers, material scientists, radiologists, and clinicians from related disciplines. The Workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to get updated on the current status of the MR imaging recent advances of its role in drug development and management of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The duration of the workshop will be three days. Topics covered include an introduction to the state of the art of musculoskeletal imaging at multiple resolution scales, as well as pre-clinical and clinical applications, with particular emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. Organ systems covered include cartilage, bone, inter-vertebral disc and muscle as well as matrix materials such as collagen, proteoglycans and synthetic and engineered biomaterials used for tissue repair.

The Second International Workshop on Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 and its Application to Metabolic Imaging

University of Pennsylvania
January 28-30, 2009

The primary objective of this workshop was to bring together the cutting edge researchers in the field of metabolic imaging with an emphasis on the emerging phenomenon of hyperpolarized 13C NMR/MRI. Topics covered range from recent advances in hyperpolarized 13C technology, novel imaging molecular and metabolic techniques and clinical applications of new methods.

High Field Imaging

University of Pennsylvania
April 9, 2008

The motivation for the workshop was to highlight the upcoming delivery of the 7T whole body MRI system at Penn. To describe the potential benefits of 7T for basic and clinical neuroscience research. To plan for 7T pilot projects.

CfN’s Diffusion Tensor Imaging Symposium

University of Pennsylvania
December 9, 2007

The overall objective was to review the biophysics of DTI, existing capabilities for DTI data acquisition and analysis, and applications of DTI in neuroscience research.

2007 In Vivo Optical Imaging Retreat: Progress and Clinical Translation

University of Pennsylvania
June 28, 2007

Research topics include, but are not limited to, physics and probes, translational research applications, immune imaging and therapy, and breast cancer imaging.

NIR Optical Imaging Symposium

University of Pennsylvania
April 16, 2007

The objective of this symposium was to bring a group of scientists together for the purpose of gaining information on Metabolic Thermodynamics and Thermogenesis.

7T Retreat

University of Pennsylvania
April 16, 2007

The focus of the retreat was to gather potential users of the 7T and to identify potential research projects that would gain the most from 7T and associated software and hardware requirements would be crucial.

The First International Workshop on Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 and its Application in Metabolic Imaging

University of Pennsylvania
September 17, 2006

The primary objective of this workshop is to bring together the cutting edge researchers in the field of metabolic imaging with an emphasis on the emerging phenomenon of hyperpolarized 13C NMR/MRI. The focus of the meeting included quantitative assessment of metabolism, clinical aspects of molecular processes of cancer and other pathophysiologies, application of hyperpolarized 13C for real-time assessment of molecular processes and metabolism, and standardization of new imagine techniques.

International Workshop on Functional Lung Imaging

University of Pennsylvania
September 14-15, 2006

The goal of this workshop was to bring together the state-of-the-art advances in thoracic MR, including hyperpolarized noble gas MRI, as well as the latest developments in other modalities. Recent advances in MR are providing both structural and functional information for comprehensive assessment of lung function. These emerging technologies can be used for the measurement of regional partial pressure of oxygen, regional ventilation, and regional perfusion, which are extremely important parameters in the diagnosis and evaluation of a wide assortment of lung diseases, including emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary embolism. These methods play an important role in thoracic medicine.

Optical Imaging Retreat-Progress and Clinical Translation of In vivo Imaging

University of Pennsylvania
June 29, 2006

2004 International Workshop on Pulmonary Functional Imaging at PENN

Department of Radiology and CMROI
University of Pennsylvania
November 12-14, 2004

The primary objective of this workshop was to bring together a great variety of knowledge, experience and perspective from a diverse group of investigators. It covered topics ranging from novel imaging techniques to physiology to the clinical application of many new methods.