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Agenda

Saturday, October 26, 2019


12:00-5:00 pm       Registration
       
Pre-conference Session: Focus on Trainees (no CME available)
1:00-3:00 pm      Introduction to approaches to PET reconstruction

 

   
  • 1:00-1:30 pm:  Introduction to PET image reconstruction – Johan Nuyts, KU Leuven
  • 1:30-2:00 pm:  Online and offline image reconstruction tools for the GE Signa PET/MR – Abhejit Rajagopal, Univ of California, San Francisco
  • 2:00-2:30 pm:  Online and offline image reconstruction tools for the Siemens Biograph mMR – Mahdjoub Hamdi, Washington University
  • 2:30-3:00 pm:  STIR, SIRF and other software packages – George Soultanidis, Mount Sinai
3:00-5:00 pm      Basics of using machine and deep learning
     
  • 3:00-3:30 pm:  Alan McMillan, University of Wisconsin
  • 3:30-4:00 pm:  Sam Hurley, University of Wisconsin
  • 4:00-4:30 pm:  Shyam Srinivas, UPMC
  • 4:30-5:00 pm:  Manuel Morales, MGH/Martinos Center
5:00 pm     Dinner on your Own

Sunday, October 27, 2019


7:00-8:00 am      Registration 
7:30-9:00 am
    Breakfast
8:00-8:15 am
    Introduction and Overview 
8:15-10:05 am     Session 1: Introduction to PET/MRI
Moderators:  Ciprian Catana, Alan McMillan
       
  • 8:15-8:35 am:  Advances in PET/MRI Instrumentation; Craig Levin, Stanford
  • 8:35-8:55 am:  Benefits of Simultaneity; Fernando Boada, NYU
  • 8:55-9:15 am:  How to get Physician Buy-in for PET/MRI; Geoffrey Johnson, Mayo Clinic
  • 9:15-9:35 am:  Workflow Issues with PET/MRI; Michael Recht, NYU, Hersh Chandarana, NYU
  • 9:35-9:55 am:  How to Bring NM and MRI Staff Together; Dawn Holley, Stanford
  • 9:55-10:05 am:  Proffered Presentation: 
    An Overview of a Multicredentialed Educational Program Suited for PET/MR,
    Barry Southers
10:05-10:30 am     Break
10:30 am-12:00 pm     Session 1 (continued): Introduction to PET/MRI
     
  • 10:35-10:55 am:  Updates on PET Reconstruction; Johan Nuyts, KU Leuven
  • 10:55-11:05 am:  Proffered Presentation: 
    The Effect of Different List-mode Samples on Deep Learning-based Ultra-low-dose Amyloid PET/MRI Imaging, Kevin Chen
  • 11:05-11:25 am:  Advances in Radiotracer Development; Changning Wang, MGH
  • 11:25 am-12:00 pm:  Panel discussion 
12:00-1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00-2:35 pm     Session 2: Miscellaneous Topics
Moderators:  Kent Friedman, Thomas Hope

     
  • 1:00-1:20 pm:  Pediatric PET/MRI; Sergios Gatidis, Tuebingen
  • 1:20-1:40 pm:  Pediatric Workflow and Cases; Helen Nadel, Stanford
  • 1:40-2:00 pm:  Incorporating PET/MRI into Clinical Trials; Michael Knopp, Ohio State
  • 2:00-2:20 pm:  NCI/NIH Perspective on PET/MRI; Lalitha Shankar, NCI
  • 2:20-2:35 pm:  Panel Discussion 
2:35-3:00 pm     Coffee and Tea Break
3:00-4:00 pm      Company Presentations (non-CE)
     
  • 3:00-3:20 pm:  GE Healthcare; Floris Jansen
  • 3:20-3:40 pm:  Siemens Healthcare; David Faul
  • 3:40-4:00 pm:  United Imaging; Abram Voorhees
4:00-5:15 pm
    Abstract Power Presentations 
5:30 pm     Poster Viewing
7:00 pm
    Evening Reception
     
       

Monday, October 28, 2019


7:30-9:00 am     Breakfast 
8:00-9:30 am        Session 3: Body Applications
Moderators:  Munir Ghesani, Maria Ponisio

     
  • 8:00-8:20 am:  PET/MRI in Lung Disease; Peter Caravan, Harvard
  • 8:20-8:40 am:  Technical Advances in Cardiac PET/MRI; David Izquierdo Garcia, Harvard
  • 8:40-9:00 am:  Cardiac PET/MRI; Pam Woodard, Wash U
  • 9:00-9:20 am:  Vascular PET/MRI; Phil Robson, Mount Sinai
  • 9:20-9:30 am:  Proffered Presentation:
    Non-invasive in vivo detection of blood clots using 64Cu-FBP8 PET/MRI: First in human experience and results, David Izquierdo-Garcia
9:30-10:00 am     Coffee Break
10:00 am-12:00 pm     Session 3 (continued): Body Applications
     
  • 10:00-10:20 am:  Imaging of Prostate Cancer; Thomas Hope, UCSF
  • 10:20-10:30 am:  Proffered Presentation:
    Evaluation of an Automated Patlak Plot Analysis (APPA) Prototype for Blood-free PET/MR kinetic modelling of [18F]NaF and [68Ga] PMSA, Udunna Anazodo
  • 10:30-10:50 am:  Applications in Liver and Pancreas; Geoffrey Johnson, Mayo Clinic
  • 10:50-11:00 am:  Proffered Presentation:
    Evaluation of the PET/MRI Role in the Management of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Onofrio Catalnao
  • 11:00-11:20 am:  Attenuation Correction in the Body; Harald Quick, Essen
  • 11:20-11:40 am:  Rectal Cancer; Marc Gollub, MSKCC
  • 11:40 am-12:00 pm:  Panel Discussion
12:00-1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00-3:20 pm      Session 4: Head and Neck Applications
Moderators:  Fernando Boada, Javier Villaneuva-Meyer
     
  • 1:00-1:20 pm:  Neuroinflammation; Hongyu An, Washington Univ
  • 1:20-1:40 pm:  Benefits of PET and MRI in Brain Tumors; Jon Shah, Julich
  • 1:40-1:50 pm:  Proffered Presentation:
    Role of Amino Acid Multiparametric PET/MRI imaging in differentiation of tumour recurrence Vs Radiation Necrosis in post treatment Glioma patients, Chandana Nagaraj
  • 1:50-2:10 pm:  Head and Neck Cancer; Martin Huellner, Zurich
  • 2:10-2:30 pm:  Neuroscience Applications; Christin Sander, Harvard 
  • 2:30-2:50 pm:  Neuroreceptor Imaging with PET/MRI; Trine Hjornevik, Oslo
  • 2:50-3:10 pm:  Proffered Presentation:
    Serotonin release and increased blood flow in the occipital cortex in response to visual stimuli, Hanne Hansen
  • 3:10-3:20 pm:  Attenuation Correction in the Brain; Alan McMillan, Wisconsin
3:20-3:50 pm 
    Coffee and Tea Break
3:50-5:15 pm       Session 4 (continued): Head and Neck Applications
     
  • 3:50-4:10 pm:  Neurovascular Applications; Audrey Fan, Stanford
  • 4:10-4:30 pm:  Neurodegenerative Diseases; Henryk Barthel, Leipzig
  • 4:30-4:40 pm:  Proffered Presentation:
    Correction of head motion in PET/MR using marker-based correction and PET list mode reconstruction, Samuel Hurley
  • 4:40-5:00 pm:  Epilepsy; Tim Shepherd, NYU
  • 5:00-5:15 pm:  Panel discussion

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