STTARR will be holding a PET/MRI workshop this December 3rd to provide researchers with an overview of Preclinical PET/MRI imaging capabilities, contrast agents, translational and clinical studies. This workshop will be in partnership with Mediso USA and Siemens for their preclinical and clinical PET/MRI systems, respectively.
Target Audience: Graduate students, technicians, research associates, PI’s, and postdocs who are interested in using PET/MRI for their projects. The workshop aims at exploring the potential of combined PET/MRI for preclinical and clinical research.
$30 (UHN/internal participants)
$40 (external academics)
Date: Monday, 3
December 2018, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Location: 101 College Street, Room 4-204, Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower (formerly TMDT), MaRS East Building, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
PET/MRI Workshop FINAL Agenda:
|9:00||Registration (Annie Hum)|
|9:15||WELCOME NOTE (Dr. David Jaffray, STTARR Director, EVP Innovation & Technology, UHN)|
|9:30||Session 1 – LET’s GET STTARR TED!|
|9:30||Preclinical imaging (Systems, Services, Support) (Dr. Justin Grant, 15min)|
|9:45||PET/MR technical insights to consider for study design, implementation & analysis (Doug Vines, Nuclear Medicine/PET Technologist, 30 min +15 min discussion)|
|10:30||Discussion of research interests from participants (15 minutes)|
|11:00||Session 2 – PET Tracers and Multimodality Contrast Agents (25 min talk +5 min discussion for each speaker)|
|11:00||UHN cyclotron facility & available radiotracers (Dr. David Green, Head Radiochemist, UHN)|
|11:30||Multimodality contrast agents (Maneesha Rajora, MD, PhD candidate from Dr. Gang Zheng lab, UHN)|
|13:00||Session 3 – NanoScan PET/MRI System (25 min talk +5 min discussion)|
|13:00||System performance & specifications, examples of applications (Peter Koncz, Mediso USA)|
|13:30||Session 4 – Small and Large Preclinical Models for PET/MRI Studies (25 min talks +5 min discussion for each speaker)|
|13:30||Pancreatic cancer and hypoxia imaging (Dr. David Hedley, Medical Oncologist, UHN)|
|14:00||Cervical cancer and radiotherapy planning (Dr. Naz Chaudary, Scientist, UHN)|
|14:30||Prostate cancer imaging in a large in vivo model (Dr. Carl Fisher, Scientist, UHN)|
|15:15||Session 5 – Translational PET/MRI (25 min talks +5 min discussion for each speaker)|
|15:15||System performance & specifications, examples of applications (Dr. Josh Schaefferkoetter, Physicist, Siemens Healthineers)|
|15:45||Tumor margin assessment tool for pathology co-registration (Dr. Jimmy Qiu, Manager Engineering, Techna Institute, UHN)|
|16:15||PET/MRI from the clinical perspective (Dr. Patrick Veit-Haibach, Director PET/MR Program, UHN)|
|17:00||Networking & STTARR Facility Tour|
PLEASE RSVP VIA THIS REGISTRATION FORM , BY 5PM ON TUESDAY, 27 TH NOVEMBER 2018.
We have limited seats available. First-come-first-served.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please include any dietary restrictions or allergies on your registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate you.