ISMRM 2006 Plenary Sessions
Monday, 8 May - Friday, 12 May 2006

Last updated 05 May 2009

Monday, 8 May
07:45 Welcome, Chrit Moonen, President  
08:20 Mansfield Lecture: Strategic Directions and the Role of Imaging in
 21st Century Healthcare: The NIH Perspective

NIH Director, Elias A. Zerhouni leads the USA’s medical research agency and oversees the NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers with more than 17,000 employees and a fiscal year 2004 budget of $28 billion. Dr. Zerhouni was named by President George W. Bush to serve as the 15th Director of the National Institutes of Health, beginning in May 2002. Prior to joining the NIH, Dr. Zerhouni served as Executive Vice Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Chair of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, and Martin Donner Professor of Radiology, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Before that, he was Vice Dean for Research at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Zerhouni earned his medical degree at the University of Algiers School of Medicine in 1975 and completed his Diagnostic Radiology training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was appointed full professor in 1992. Dr. Zerhouni is well known for his advances in both CT scanning and MRI, and is one of the key developers of cardiac MRI tagging.
Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Global Healthcare Challenges; Qun Chen, Glyn Johnson, Moderators and Organizers
09:00 Infectious Diseases: Is There A Role for MRI? Rakesh Kumar Gupta, M.D.
Sanjay Gandhi Institute for Medical
Sciences, Lucknow, India

09:25 Opportunities and Challengers of MR in Developing Countries Jianping Dai, M.D.
Beijing Tian Tan Hospital
Beijing, China

09:50 Imaging COPD and Asthma - From Structure to Function Eduard E. de Lange, M.D.
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


Tuesday, 9 May
Technologies to Accelerate Applications; Hiroyuki Fujita, Steven Conolly, Steven Wright, Moderators and Organizers
08:15 1.5T vs 3.0T: A Technical and Application Update Axel Haase, Ph.D.
University of Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

08:40 Prospects for Acceleration and Dose Reduction in Selected MR and X-ray CT Cardiovascular Applications
Charles A. Mistretta, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

09:05 Parallel Imaging Update: How Many Elements Do We Need? Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA


Wednesday, 10 May
The Role of Imaging in Understanding Obesity and its Complications; Dikoma Shungu, Joshua Farber,  Moderators and Organizers
08:20 MR Spectroscopy in Obesity and its Complications: Diabetes and
Insulin Resistance
Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

08:45 Functional Imaging in Obesity and its Complications: Understanding
Food Craving and Satiety
J. Daniel Ragland, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

09:10 When Fat is Good: The Biomechanical Role of Fat in the
Musculoskeletal System

Mark Schweitzer , M.D.
Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, New York, USA


Thursday, 11 May
08:05 Lauterbur Lecture: Functional Brain Imaging: An Evolving Perspective, J. Paul Finn, Moderator

Marcus E. Raichle is one of the founding fathers of cognitive neuroimaging. Together with Posner he introduced Donders’ subtraction methodology into the field of cognitive neuroscience, which was a very important step in the development of the field. Presently Dr. Raichle is Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Psychology and Co-Director of The Division of Radiological Sciences, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, and Washington University School of Medicine. His current work concentrates on resting state activity in the brain and the importance of functional deactivation.
Marcus E. Raichle, M.D.
Washington University School of
Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

YIA and Poster Award Presentations, J. Paul Finn, Moderator
The Making of the Brain: Developmental Plasticity; Petra Hüppi, Weili Lin, Moderators and Organizers
08:50 Developmental and Genetic Factors Underlying the Complexity
and Variability of Cortical Convolutions

David van Essen, Ph.D.
Washington University School of
Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

09:10 Prematurity and Developmental Plasticity in the Brain David G. Gadian, MA, DPhil
Institute of Child Health
London, England, UK

09:35 Digital Dynamic Brain Atlases Talk given by Elizabeth Sowell, Ph.D. in place of Arthur W. Toga, Ph.D.
University of California
Los Angeles, California, USA


Friday, 12 May
Clinical Trials; John Kurhanewicz, David A. Bluemke, Michael V. Knopp, Moderators and Organizers, Caroline Reinhold, Organizer
08:15 MRI in Multicenter Trials: Challenges and Limitations Mitchell D. Schnall, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

08:40 MR as a Biomarker in Clinical Trials
Jeffrey L. Evelhoch, Ph.D.
Amgen, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, California, USA

09:05 Challenges in the Use and Approval of Novel Diagnostic Agents Jelle O. Barentsz, M.D.
University Hospital Nijmegen
Nijmegen, The Netherlands