MORNING CATEGORICAL COURSE
Clinical Science for Physicists and Engineers
Organizers: Bachir Taouli, M.D.; Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.; Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic
Tuesday 6 May, Wednesday 7 May, Thursday 8 May and Friday 9 May 2008
This course of four one-hour sessions will focus on basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology and clinical information in various organ systems and diseases that are deemed relevant for physicists and engineers. These will include the central nervous system, kidneys, liver, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, and selected diseases in each system. All lecturers are clinicians with strong clinical knowledge of their topics. The lectures will also focus on unmet technical and engineering needs that need to be overcome in the future in order to facilitate better understanding of physiology and diseases.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
This introductory course is primarily intended for physicists and engineers who seek a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, and important pathophysiological concepts relevant to the central nervous system, kidney, liver, heart, and cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. In addition, all speakers will focus on unmet needs that could be potentially be solved by physicists and engineers.
|Brain: Anatomy, Function, Pathology and Challenges|
|7:00||Stroke: "A Brain Attack"||Kei Yamada, M.D.|
|7:30||Demyelination||Massimo Filippi, M.D.|
|Body: Anatomy, Function, Pathology and Challenges|
|7:00||Liver Function and Failure||Bachir Taouli, M.D.|
|7:30||Kidney Function and Failure||Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.|
|Heart: Anatomy, Function, Pathology and Challenges|
|7:00||Coronary Arteries: What You Need to Know||Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D.|
|7:30||Heart Failure: What You Need to Know||Bernd Wintersperger, M.D.|
|MSK: Anatomy, Function, Pathology and Challenges|
|7:00||Bone: From Cortical Bone to Osteoporosis||Thomas M. Link, M.D.|
|7:30||Cartilage: From Form to Function||Hollis Potter, M.D.|