MR in Drug Discovery & Development
ORGANIZERS: Kevin M. Brindle, D.Phil. & Geoffrey J. M. Parker, Ph.D.
Sunday, 8 May 2011

This one day course will provide an introduction to the use of MR in drug discovery and development, with reference to a range of disease areas. It will be delivered by representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and academic communities as presentations with question and discussion opportunities. The principal topics will include the role of MR biomarkers in drug discovery and development for cancer, musculoskeletal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurology and psychiatry, and respiratory diseases. The roles of industry-academic interactions, animal and human imaging, and competing technologies will also be covered.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Identify the key points in the drug discovery and development process where MR can have an impact;
Define an imaging biomarker;
Describe the role of MR in drug discovery and development for a range of disease areas;
Identify competing and complementary technology; and
Recognize opportunities for MR research at the pharmaceutical industry academic interface.

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08:30 The Drug Development Pathway   John C. Waterton, Ph.D.
09:00 Biomarkers, Endpoints, Validation & Qualifications   Jeffrey L. Evelhoch, Ph.D.
09:30 The Roles of Animal & Human Imaging   Markus Rudin, Ph.D.
10:00 Break  
  10:00 - 10:15 Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Cancer  Theodore Pellas, V.M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 Musculoskeletal Diseases   Arend Heerschap, Ph.D.
    Hermien E. Kan, Ph.D., Co-author
11:30 Cardiovascular Diseases   Chun Yuan, Ph.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00 - 12:15 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Neurology & Psychiatry - permission withheld Richard Hargreaves, Ph.D.
14:00 Respiratory Diseases   Lars E. Olsson, Ph.D.
14:30 Other Diseases & Areas of Unmet Needs   Didier Laurent, Ph.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Competing & Complementary Modalities & Measurements   Patricia E. Cole, M.D., Ph.D.
16:10 Industry-Academia Partnerships & Precompetitive Thinking   Steven C. R. Williams, Ph.D.
16:40 Adjournment  
  16:40-16:55 Meet the Teachers