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7th 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. Stephen B. Baylin.  Four talks by the PI’s of the four research components will follow, then lunch with posters on display.  The second keynote speaker Dr. Denis Wirtz 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.

8th Annual P50 ICMIC Retreat
Monday Nov. 24, 2014
Tilghman Auditorium
Turner Concourse
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 – 10:45 a.m.
Keynote Address No. 1

What Will It Take to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer Early?
Ralph H. Hruban, M.D.
Director, Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
ICMIC Research Component No. 1
Theranostic Imaging of Metastatic Disease
Zaver Bhujwalla, Ph.D./Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.  

ICMIC Research Component No. 3
Natural D-Glucose as a Biodegradable MRI Contrast Agent for Detecting Cancer 
Peter vanZijl, Ph.D.

11:45 – 12:15 a.m.

ICMIC Research Component No. 2
New Approaches to Virus Associated Malignancy Incorporating Imaging
Richard Ambinder, M.D., Ph.D.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Keynote Address No. 2

Reverse Engineering the Tumor Microenvironment
Peter C. Searson, Ph.D.
Joseph R. and Lynn C. Reynolds Professor

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. 

ICMIC Research Component No. 4
Molecular Imaging of the Extracellular Matrix and Its Avenues for Metastasis
Kristine Glunde, Ph.D.

2:45 – 3:05 p.m.  

ICMIC Career Development Award
Imaging Orthotopic Ovarian Cancer
Marie-France Penet, Ph.D.

3:05 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

Integrating Biostatistics Into Imaging           
Peng Huang, Ph.D.

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

ICMIC Developmental Project
Molecular Imaging of Exosomes in the Lung Metastatic Niche
Farhad Vesuna, Ph.D.  

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

ICMIC Developmental Project
Imaging Guided Identification of Highly Invasive Tumor Cell Subpopulations
Andrew Ewald, Ph.D.

4:30 – 4:50 p.m.
Overview of the Center for Translational Molecular Imaging
Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, JHU ICMIC
4:50 – 5:00 p.m.  
Closing Remarks
Zaver M. Bhujwalla, Ph.D.
Director, JHU ICMIC


More Pictures from the 8th Annual P50 ICMIC Retreat, Monday Nov. 24, 2014


Photographs courtesy : Dr. Balaji Krishnamachary