STTARR PET/MRI WORKSHOP ON DECEMBER 3RD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MEDISO AND SIEMENS

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.

Registration Fees:              
$30 (UHN/internal participants)
$40 (external academics)
$60 (non-academics)

Date:  Monday, 3rd 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 Tentative Agenda:  

9:00      Registration

9:15      WELCOME NOTE (Dr. David Jaffray, STTARR Director, EVP Innovation & Technology,  UHN)

9:30      Session 1 – LET’s GET STTARRTED! (STTARR Scientists)

  • Preclinical imaging (Systems, Services, Support)
  • PET/MR technical insights to consider for study design, implementation & analysis
  • Discussion of research interests from participants

10:45    Coffee Break

11:00    Session 2 – PET Tracers and Multimodality Contrast Agents

  • UHN cyclotron facility & available radiotracers (Dr. David Green, Head Radiochemist, UHN)
  • Multimodality contrast agents (Maneesha Rajora, MD, PhD candidate from Dr. Gang Zheng lab, UHN)

12:00    Lunch Break

13:00    Session 3 – NanoScan PET/MRI System

  • System performance & specifications, examples of applications (Peter Koncz, Mediso USA)

13:30    Session 4 – Small and Large Preclinical Models for PET/MRI Studies

  • Pancreatic cancer and hypoxia imaging (Dr. David Hedley, Medical Oncologist, UHN)
  • Cervical cancer and radiotherapy planning (Dr. Naz Chaudary, Scientist, UHN)
  • Prostate cancer imaging in a large in vivo model (Dr. Carl Fisher, Scientist, UHN)

15:00    Coffee Break

15:15    Session 5 – Translational PET/MRI

  • System performance & specifications, examples of applications (Josh Schaefferkoetter, Physicist, Siemens Healthineers)
  • Tumor margin assessment tool for pathology co-registration (Jimmy Qiu, Manager Engineering, Techna Institute, UHN)
  • PET/MRI from the clinical perspective (Dr. Patrick Veit-Haibach, Director PET/MR Program, UHN)

16:45    FINAL REMARKS

17:00    Networking & STTARR FACILITY TOUR

PLEASE RSVP VIA THIS REGISTRATION FORM, BY 5PM ON TUESDAY, 27TH 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.