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2nd Cellular and Molecular Imaging Symposium

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Robarts CMIG presents the 2nd Cellular and Molecular Imaging Symposium.

This event will highlight recent advances in cellular and molecular imaging for the improved detection and treatment of various biomedical diseases, and intends to build a collaborative interdisciplinary network of molecular imaging scientists and trainees from across Ontario and Michigan.






Symposium Schedule

8:30-9:30am | Registration/Poster Setup

9:30-9:40am | Paula Foster and John Ronald (Robarts Research Institute/Western University) - Welcome

9:40-10:00am | Savita Dhanvantari (Lawson Health Research Institute/Western University) - Overview of Cellular and Molecular Imaging in London and Collaborative Graduate Program in Molecular Imaging

10:00-10:15am | Eric Arts (Western University) - Overview of Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility

Break

10:25-10:50am | Kurt Zinn (Michigan State University)Targeting Radioimmunotherapy for Cancer

10:50-11:15am | Naomi Matsuura (University of Toronto)Acoustically-Responsive Contrast Agents for Cancer

11:15-11:40am | Adam Shuhendler (University of Ottawa)As Far As The Aldehydes Can See: A Multi-pronged, Multi-modal Re-evaluation of Aldehydes as Biomarkers of Disease and Injury

11:40-12:05 pm | Xiao-an Zhang (University of Toronto)Constructing Next Generation T1 MRI Contrast Agents for Cellular and Molecular Imaging: Sensitivity, Stability and Functional Diversity

Lunch will be served from 12:05 to 1:00pm

1:00-1:25pm | Masamitsu Kanada (Michigan State University)Bioluminescence Imaging of Gene Delivery via Microvesicles for Cancer Therapy

1:25-1:50pm | Paula Foster, University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute “Understanding Cancer Metastasis, Dormancy and Recurrence Using Multimodality In Vivo Imaging”

1:50-2:15pm | Anna Moore, Michigan State University “Image-guided Precision Cancer Nanotherapy”

Break

2:30-3:15pm | Keynote Lecture: Christopher Contag (Michigan State University)Wearable, Implantable and Insertable Micro-optical Devices for Early Cancer Detection

3:30-4:00pm | Ten 3-minute pitches from top abstracts for posters

4:00-5:30pm | Poster Session

5:30-6:00pm | Poster Awards and Closing Remarks


Abstract Submissions

  • Max. 250 words
  • 1 figure (optional)
  • Poster Format: 4' x 4'

Please note: The deadline for abstract submissions is April 18, 2018. Please e-mail your abstract to John Ronald (jronald@robarts.ca) by this date.


Contact John Ronald for more information.





Featured Speakers

Naomi Matsuura, Ph.D., PEng

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Department of Medical Imaging

University of Toronto

Chair, Women in Molecular Imaging Network Interest Group


Adam J. Shuhendler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Chemical Biology

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

University of Ottawa


Kurt R. Zinn, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering

Director of Nuclear Medicine

Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering

Michigan State University


Paula Foster, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics

Western University

Scientist, Director, Robarts Cellular and Molecular Imaging Group (CMIG)

Robarts Research Institute


Eric Arts, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control

Director, Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT)

Western University


Masamitsu Kanada, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering

Michigan State University


Savita Dhanvantari, Ph.D.

Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Molecular Imaging

Assistant Professor, Depts of Medical Biophysics and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Western University

Scientist, Metabolism/Diabetes and Imaging Research

Lawson Health Research Institute


Anna Moore, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Radiology and Physiology

Director, Precision Health Program

Assistant Dean, College of Human Medicine

Michigan State University


Christopher Contag, Ph.D.

James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair

Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Director, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering

Michigan State University





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