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ISMRM Workshop on

Diffusion MRI: From Research to Clinic

10-14 October 2020 Postponed • Lima, Peru

Call for Abstracts & Stipend Applications
Submission Deadline: T.B.A.

Organizers

Chair: Ivana Drobnjak, Ph.D.
University College London
London, England, UK

Registration & Travel

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T.B.A.

Travel Information

Supporters & Declarations

Faculty declarations will be available approx. 2 weeks before workshop start.

For Attendees

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Guidelines for Presenters & Posters

Overview & Program

Workshop Overview

This workshop aims to elaborate a common vision for the future of the field and what is needed for its translation to everyday clinical practice. Key topics include the latest methodological developments in hardware and acquisitions, microstructure modelling, and the use of AI. A special attention is also given to novel developments of diffusion MRI outside the brain (prostate, fetal, placental, muscle, and breast, amongst others). The workshop will then focus on bridging the gap between research and clinic and establishing the translational path of the different themes, focusing on better links between experiments and modelling, consolidation of current approaches, and current and potential future integration into the clinical studies and practice.

The workshop will start with an optional educational "bootcamp" day designed for students and researchers new to the field of diffusion MRI. Here the lectures will be targeted and balanced for an audience with both basic science or technical backgrounds, as well as more applied or clinical backgrounds. Attendees will learn the basics of diffusion MRI, sequence design and contrast mechanisms, preprocessing, microstructure measurements and their validation, interpretation, and their clinical and research applications. Introductory lectures on anatomy and basic physiology will also be offered to better present the different areas of application of diffusion MRI. Sessions are divided into themes and each is followed by an expert led discussion spanning both Ph.D. and M.D. leaders in the field to provide both the scientific and clinical insights into the topics. The bootcamp will have an informal, intimate format to enable attendees to interact closely with lecturers, gain practical insights into working in the field of diffusion MRI, and prepare them for the formal workshop program following.

The formal workshop program will feature invited scientific presentations, proffered papers, poster sessions, and panel discussions. It has been carefully structured to be interdisciplinary and to bring together diffusion MRI researchers and clinicians, and it offers CME credits. The workshop is designed to be highly interactive, with regular scheduled breaks between sessions for informal discussions and poster presentations. There will be a balance of focused sessions led by leaders in the field and proffered scientific abstracts. Structured meals, receptions, and our highly popular "poster bars" for discussion and networking are integrated into the structure of the program.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for researchers (including Ph.D. students and postdocs); clinicians (e.g., neurologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons); MR technologists; government regulatory experts; nonprofit and academic groups interested in early diagnosis and public health; and members of the ISMRM Diffusion MRI and White Matter Study Groups.

The topics we propose are highly relevant for our attendees interested in continuing medical education. They will provide knowledge of new technical and methodological approaches in using diffusion MRI to diagnose and monitor a range of medical conditions, e.g. tissue injury, stroke, neurological conditions, prostate cancer, and cancer in general, etc. Furthermore, they will provide methods for utilizing this knowledge and resources needed for it.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the fundamentals of diffusion acquisition, modelling, analysis and applications;
  • Prepare an overview of key recent developments in diffusion MRI: acquisition and processing, tractography and connectivity, microstructure, and hardware advances;
  • Describe the development and application of diffusion MRI outside the brain;
  • Review the current uses of AI in diffusion MRI;
  • Recognize the current limitations in diffusion MRI, both from the standpoint of physical limits and obstacles to clinical translation;
  • Develop their own view on the common vision for the future of the diffusion MRI and its translation to everyday clinical practice;
  • Explain the translational pathway from research to the clinic including: modelling, experiments, validation, application, and the corresponding links;
  • Examine both the established and the more recent developments in diffusion MRI for use in the clinical applications; and
  • Discuss setting guidelines on DTI, diffusion MRI processing, small-animal and ex vivo imaging, clinical tractography, IVIM and diffusion outside the brain, and clinical dMRI.

Preliminary Program

Registration & Setup – Friday, 09 October 2020 – No CME Available
16:00 Registration & Speaker Upload Available (until 18:00)
Day 1 – Saturday, 10 October 2020 – Optional Boot Camp – 08.00 CME Available
07:00 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Breakfast available for guests staying at the Sheraton Lima (until 08:00)
Boot Camp Session 1: Foundations 1
Moderators: T.B.A.
08:00 An Overview of Diffusion Maria C.G. Otaduy, Ph.D.
University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
08:30 Neuronal Development & Anatomy Daniel F. Nunes, Ph.D.
Champalimaud Foundation
Lisbon, Portugal
09:00 Expert-Initiated Discussion: Current Challenges, What We Do/Don't Measure, Common Mistakes, What We Are Still Pursuing T.B.A. & Session Speakers
10:00 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Boot Camp Session 2: Foundations 2
Moderators: Alexander Leemans, Ph.D. & T.B.A.
10:30 Sequence Design & Contrast Mechansims T.B.A.

 

11:00 Acquistion Approaches: From Basic to Advanced Ben Jeurissen, Ph.D.
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium
11:30 Expert-Initiated Discussion: Current Challenges & Controversies T.B.A. & Session Speakers
12:30 Lunch & Speaker Upload Available
Boot Camp Session 3: Analysis & Applications 1
Moderators: Maxime Descoteaux, Ph.D. & Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D.
14:00 Pre-Processing: Pipelines & Pitfalls Chantal M.W. Tax, Ph.D.
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales, UK
14:30 Qualitative Applications of DWI Data Luis Concha, M.D., Ph.D.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Queretaro, Mexico
15:00 Expert-Initiated Discussion: Current Challenges & Controversies in Clinical & Neuroscientific Applications (Stroke, Tractography, etc.) Maxime Descoteaux, Ph.D.
Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D.
Session Speakers
16:00 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Boot Camp Session 4: Analysis & Applications 2
Moderators: Tim B. Dyrby, Ph.D. & Catherine A. Lebel, Ph.D.
16:30 Why We Need Quantitative Measures of Microstructure Kouhei Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
17:00 Overview of Quantitative Approaches & Applications Robert E. Smith, Ph.D.
Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Heidelberg, VIC, Australia
17:30 Expert-Initiated Discussion: Current Challenges & Controversies in Microstructure & Connectivity Measures Tim B. Dyrby, Ph.D.
Catherine A. Lebel, Ph.D.
Session Speakers
18:30 Adjournment
Dinner for Boot Camp attendees (until 20:00)
Day 2 – Sunday, 11 October 2020 – 05.75 CME Available
07:00 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Breakfast available for guests staying at the Sheraton Lima (until 08:30)
Session 1: Introduction
Moderator: Els Fieremans, Ph.D.
08:30 Welcome Workshop Organizers
08:45 Keynote: From Research to Clinic Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
Session 2: Acquisition & Processing
Moderators: Sune N. Jespersen, Ph.D. & T.B.A.
09:30 Beyond Single Diffusion Encoding: What Is New in the Clinic / Tour of Clinical Applications Markus Nilsson, Ph.D.
Lund University
Lund, Sweden
10:00 Imaging Moving Structures: Fetal & Placental Imaging Jana Hutter, Ph.D.
King's College London
London, England, UK
10:30 Break & Speaker Upload Available
11:00 Recent Developments in Pre-Processing: Denoising, Artifact Correction, Motion Correction Thijs Dhollander, Ph.D.
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Heidelberg, VIC, Australia

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

11:30 T.B.A.  
11:40 T.B.A.  
11:50 T.B.A.  
12:00 Senior Expert-Led Panel Discussion Sune N. Jespersen, Ph.D.
Session Speakers
12:30 Lunch & Speaker Upload Available
Session 3: Tractography & Connectivity
Moderators: Ragini Verma, Ph.D. & T.B.A.
14:00 Challenges & Hidden Pitfalls of Tractography Today Francois Rheault, M.Sc.
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
14:30 Connectivity & Validation Anastasia Yendiki, Ph.D.
A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Charlestown, MA, USA
15:00 Laminar Tractography Lawrence R. Frank, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

15:30 T.B.A.  
15:40 T.B.A.  
15:50 T.B.A.  
16:00 Senior Expert-Led Panel Discussion T.B.A. & Session Speakers
16:30 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Session 4: Power Pitches, Poster & Consensus Sessions (No CME Available)
Moderators: T.B.A.

Power Pitch Session (No CME Available)

17:00 T.B.A.  

17:45 Poster Viewing Session (No CME Available)
Drinks
18:45 Dinner
20:30 Optional Parallel Round-Table Discussions on Consensus Papers (No CME Available)
   • Guidelines for DTI Facilitators: Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc.(R) & Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D.
   • Guidelines for Diffusion MRI Processing Facilitator: T.B.A.
21:30 Adjournment
Day 3 – Monday, 12 October 2020 – 05.50 CME Available
07:00 Breakfast available for guests staying at the Sheraton Lima (until 08:00)
08:00 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Session 5: Microstructure of the Brain & Validation
Moderators: Dmitry S. Novikov, Ph.D. & Carl-Fredrik Westin, Ph.D.
09:00 Compartmental Modeling in Brain White Matter: Standard Model Emilie T. McKinnon, M.Sc.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC, USA
09:30 Beyond Standard Model/Time-Dependent Diffusion in Brain Hong-Hsi Lee, M.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
10:00 Gray Matter: Modeling & Validation Marco Palombo, Ph.D.
University College London
London, England, UK
10:30 Break & Speaker Upload Available
11:00 Validation Noam Shemesh, Ph.D.
Champalimaud Foundation
Lisbon, Portugal

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

11:30 T.B.A.  
11:40 T.B.A.  
11:50 T.B.A.  
12:00 Expert-Led Panel Discussion Dmitry S. Novikov, Ph.D.
Carl-Fredrik Westin, Ph.D.
Session Speakers
12:30 Lunch & Speaker Upload Available
Session 6: Microstructure Body
Moderators: Christian Beaulieu, Ph.D. & Denis Le Bihan, M.D., Ph.D.
14:00 Applications for Prostate Cancer Imaging Eleftheria Panagiotaki, Ph.D.
University College London
London, England, UK
14:30 Muscle Microstructure Samuel Ward, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
15:00 IVIM & Non-Gaussian Diffusion: Applications to Breast Tissue & Cancer Mami Iima, M.D., Ph.D.
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto, Japan

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

15:30 T.B.A.  
15:40 T.B.A.  
15:50 T.B.A.  
16:00 Expert-Led Panel Discussion Christian Beaulieu, Ph.D.
Denis Le Bihan, M.D., Ph.D.
Session Speakers
16:30 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Session 7: Power Pitches, Poster & Consensus Sessions (No CME Available)
Moderators: T.B.A.

Power Pitch Session (No CME Available)

17:00 T.B.A.  

17:45 Poster Viewing Session (No CME Available)
Drinks
18:45 Dinner on own
20:30 Optional Parallel Round-Table Discussions on Consensus Papers (No CME Available)
   • Guidelines for Small Animal & Ex Vivo Diffusion Imaging Facilitators: Ileana O. Jelescu, Ph.D. & Kurt Schilling, Ph.D.
   • Guidelines for Clinical Tractography Facilitator: Flavio Dell'Acqua, Ph.D.
   • Guidelines for DWI / IVIM / Diffusion Outside the Brain Facilitators: Andrada Ianus, Ph.D. & Eleftheria Panagiotaki, Ph.D.
21:30 Adjournment
Day 4 – Tuesday, 13 October 2020 05.50 CME Available
07:00 Breakfast available for guests staying at the Sheraton Lima (until 08:00)
08:00 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Session 8: From Research to the Clinic
Moderators: Cristina Granziera, M.D., Ph.D. & Timothy M. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
09:00 Imaging Cancer in the Body: What I Have & What I Want T.B.A.

 

09:30 Understanding Disease Progression in MS: What I Have & What I Want (Other Demyelination Processes or Epilepsy) T.B.A.

 

10:00 Neurosurgical Navigation: What I Have & What I Want Joseph (Yuan-Mou) Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, VIC, Australia
10:30 Break & Speaker Upload Available
11:00 Developing Brain: What I Have & What I Want T.B.A.

 

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

11:30 T.B.A.  
11:40 T.B.A.  
11:50 T.B.A.  
12:00 Expert-Led Panel Discussion Cristina Granziera, M.D., Ph.D.
Timothy M. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
Session Speakers
12:30 Lunch & Speaker Upload Available
Session 9: Hardware Advances
Moderators: Gigi Galiana, Ph.D. & T.B.A.
14:00 Magnus High Performance Gradients & Head Only Scanners Thomas K.F. Foo, Ph.D.
GE Global Research
Niskayuna, NY, USA
14:30 Connectome 2.0 Susie Yi Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
15:00 Dynamic Field Monitoring & Applications to Diffusion Imaging T.B.A.

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

15:30 T.B.A.  
15:40 T.B.A.  
15:50 T.B.A.  
16:00 Expert-Led Panel Discussion T.B.A. & Session Speakers
16:30 Lunch & Speaker Upload Available
Session 10: Power Pitches, Poster & Consensus Sessions (No CME Available)
Moderators: T.B.A.

Power Pitch Session (No CME Available)

17:00 T.B.A.  

17:45 Poster Viewing Session (No CME Available)
Drinks
18:45 Dinner on own
20:30 Optional Parallel Round-Table Discussions on Consensus Papers (No CME Available)
   • Guidelines for Multi-Shell & Beyond Facilitators: Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc.(R) & T.B.A.
   • Guidelines for Clinical dMRI & Diffusion Harmonization Facilitator: T.B.A.
21:30 Adjournment
Day 5 – Wednesday, 14 October 2020 02.00 CME Available
07:00 Breakfast available for guests staying at the Sheraton Lima (until 08:00)
08:00 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Session 11: AI & Big Data
Moderators: Daniel C. Alexander, Ph.D. & Neda Jahanshad, Ph.D.
09:00 Deep Learning for Data Acquisition & Reconstruction Chuyang Ye, Ph.D.
Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing, China
09:30 Deep Learning for Tractography & Connectivity Mapping T.B.A.

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

10:00 T.B.A.  
10:10 T.B.A.  
10:20 T.B.A.  
10:30 Expert-Led Panel Discussion Daniel C. Alexander, Ph.D.
Neda Jahanshad, Ph.D.
Session Speakers
11:00 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Session 12: Final Thoughts
Moderator: Ivana Drobnjak, Ph.D.
11:30 Recap & Reflections Workshop Organizers
11:45 Consensus Summaries Workshop Organizers
12:30 Panel Discussion: Strategic Directions Peter J. Basser, Ph.D.
Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc.(R)
Christopher P. Hess, M.D., Ph.D.
T.B.A.
13:00 Boxed Lunches
13:30 Farewells

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