Clinical Intensive Course - Absolute Beginnerís Guide to Translational Neuroimaging
ORGANIZERS: Soonmee Cha, M.D., Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D., Nadine J. Girard, M.D., Rakesh K. Gupta, M.D., Robia G. Pautler, Ph.D., Maria A. Rocca, M.D. & Stefan Sunaert, M.D., Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Basic-Intermediate

In this four-hour course, speakers will consist of both basic researchers and clinicians. The topics to be covered include pre-clinical and clinical perspectives on:
Anatomical neuroimaging;
Perfusion and diffusion neuroimaging;
Functional MRI; and
Quantification and validation of neuroimaging datasets.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Explain the basics of anatomical and functional neuroimaging;
Explain the basics of perfusion and diffusion weighted MRI;
Describe recent advances in anatomical, functional and perfusion/diffusion neuroimaging;
Compare the challenges and benefits of anatomical imaging in preclinical and clinical settings;
Explain current methodologies to quantify and validate MRI neuroimaging datasets; and
Describe how preclinical and clinical neuroimaging interface towards translational applications.
This course is designed for physicists, biologists, technologists and physicians. The targeted audience consists of individuals at a beginner to intermediate level in the field of neuroimaging.


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  Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Moderator: Maria A. Rocca, M.D.
  Clinical Intensive Course - Anatomy  
07:00 In Vivo MRI of Mouse Brain Development: From Embryo to Adult Daniel H. Turnbull, Ph.D.
07:30 A Window into the Brain: MRI Anatomy from Development through Aging Mirjana Maletic-Savitch, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Rajan Jain, M.D.
  Clinical Intensive Course - Functional Imaging  
07:00 Functional MRI in Animal Models Shella D. Keilholz, Ph.D.
07:30 fMRI in Humans: Basic Concepts & Methods Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Thursday, 10 May 2012
Moderator: Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D.
  Perfusion & Diffusion  
07:00 Perfusion & Diffusion in Preclinical Models Emmanuel L. Barbier, Ph.D.
07:30 Neuroimaging from Structure to Function Xavier G. Golay, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Friday, 11 May 2012
Moderator: Xin Yu, Ph.D.
  Quantification & Validation of MRI Data  
07:00 Quantification & Validation of Imaging Biomarkers in Preclinical Models of Alzheimerís Disease Marc Dhenain, Ph.D., D.V.M.
07:30 Validation & Quantification of Data in Preclinical Models II Louise van der Weerd, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment