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In-vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC)




6th Annual ICMIC Retreat (Molecular Imaging)

The retreat will begin with breakfast at 9:00 a.m., then a brief welcome and introduction from Dr. Zaver Bhujwalla followed by our first keynote speaker Dr. William Nelson.  Four talks by the PI’s of the four research components will follow, then lunch with posters on display.  The second keynote speaker Dr. Bert Vogelstein will present in the afternoon session followed by additional talks.

For directions or additional information, please email to the above address or call 2-0174.

6th Annual P50 ICMIC Retreat
Thursday Oct. 11, 2012
Albert Owens Auditorium
CRB Complex
The Johns Hopkins University


9:00 – 9:35 a.m. 
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.  
Welcome and Introduction
JHU ICMIC Overview
Zaver M. Bhujwalla, Ph.D.
Director, JHU ICMIC
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Address No. 1
Personalizing Cancer Care to Promote Individualized Health
William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
ICMIC Research Component No. 1
Theranostic Imaging of Metastatic Disease
Zaver Bhujwalla, Ph.D./Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.
10:50 – 11:10 a.m.  
ICMIC Research Component No. 2
New Approaches to Virus Associated Malignancy Incorporating Imaging
Richard Ambinder, M.D., Ph.D.
11:10 – 11:30 a.m.
ICMIC Research Component No. 3
Natural D-Glucose as a Biodegradable MRI Contrast Agent for Detecting Cancer 
Peter vanZijl, Ph.D.
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. 
ICMIC Research Component No. 4
Molecular Imaging of the Extracellular Matrix and Its Avenues for Metastasis
Kristine Glunde, Ph.D.
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. 
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Address No. 2
Cancer Genomes and Their Implications for Research and Patient Management
Bert Vogelstein, M.D.
Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. 
ICMIC Career Development Award
Imaging and Targeting Orthotopic Ovarian Cancer
Marie-France Penet, Ph.D.
2:15 – 2:35 p.m.  
ICMIC Biostatistics Resource
Statistical Strategies for ICMIC Projects
Peng Huang, Ph.D.
2:35 – 2:55 p.m.
ICMIC Developmental Project No. 1
Force Propagation in Melanoma Cancer Progression
Steven An, Ph.D.
3:00 – 3:25 p.m.
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. 
ICMIC Developmental Project No. 3
Twist1-Mediated Cultivation of the Pre-Metastatic Niche
Phuoc Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
3:50 – 4:10 p.m.
ICMIC Developmental Project No. 4
Blockade of HIF in Renal Cell Carcinoma Bone Metastasis
Kristy Weber, M.D.
4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Molecular Image-Guided Interventions
Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Quantitative Assessments of Tumor Response With PERCIST 1.0.
Richard Wahl, M.D.
Associate Director, JHU ICMIC
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.  
Overview of the Center for Translational Molecular Imaging
Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, JHU ICMIC
5:00 – 5:10 p.m.  
Closing Remarks
Zaver Bhujwalla, Ph.D.
Director, JHU ICMIC


More Pictures from the 6th Annual P50 ICMIC Retreat, Thursday Oct. 11, 2012

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Photographs courtesy : Balaji Krishnamachary