BioInformatics Approaches to Neuroimaging in Clinical Research
Seattle, WA
January 25 - 27, 2002


Friday, January 25, 2002

6:30 - 6:40PM Welcome
James P. Kushner, M.D.
GCRC Program Director
University of Utah

6:40 - 6:50PM Conference Notes
Bernie A. LaSalle, B.S.
Informatics Core Director
University of Utah

6:50 - 7:10PM NCRR Update
Judith Vaitukaitis, M.D.
Director, National Center for Research Resources
National Institutes of Health

7:10 - 7:15PM Bioinformatics Priorities for the Vision of Clinical Research, NCRR
Anthony Hayward, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Clinical Research, NCRR, NIH

7:15 - 8:30PM BIRN: "Biomedical Informatics Research Network"
Bruce Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Massachusetts General Hospital-NMR Center
Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

8:30PM Reception

Saturday, January 26, 2002

7:30 - 9:00AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00AM Steering Committee Meeting
9:00 - 9:40AM An NCRR Overview of the BIRN
Michael Marron, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Biomedical Technology
Bret Peterson, PhD
National Center for Research Resources
National Institutes of Health

Note: Audio portion of the video is scratchy in places.
9:40 - 10:25AM Measuring and Mapping Healthy and Diseased Brains
Arthur Toga, M.D.
Director, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
Department of Neurology
UCLA School of Medicine

Session: Use of High Field NMR in Clinical Research
10:25 - 11:05AM Brain Glucose Metabolism in Normal Volunteers
and in Patients with Diabetes

Elizabeth R. Seaquist, M.D.
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Department of Medicine
Associate Director, GCRC
University of Minnesota

11:05 - 11:20AM Break
11:20 - 12:00PM Brain Glycogen and Neurotransmitter Metabolism in Humans
Rolf Gruetter, Ph.D.
Department of Radiology
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
University of Minnesota

12:00 - 1:30PM Lunch

1:30 - 2:10PM Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Diagnose and Predict Therapeutic Response in Breast Cancer
Michael Garwood, Ph.D.
Department of Radiology
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
University of Minnesota

2:10 - 2:50PM Image Processing of 3D Image Data Using Maximum Intensity Projection
Dennis Parker, Ph.D.
Medical Informatics
Medical Imaging Laboratory
Radiology Department
University of Utah

2:50 - 3:10PM Break
3:10 - 3:55PM MIAT: Medical Image Annotation Tool
Trish Goede, B.S.
Center for Advanced Medical Technologies
University of Utah

3:55 - 4:35PM Imaging as a Tool for Teaching Neural Anatomy
Kurt Albertiene, Ph.D.
Course Director for Medical Gross Anatomy
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Utah

4:35 - 5:00PM Modeling Addiction with fMRI and Neural Networks: Functional Connectivity, Effective Connectivity and Connectionist Models for Neural Processes
Raymond Hoffman, Ph.D.
Biostatistics Division of the Health Policy Institute
The Medical College of Wisconsin

6:00 - OIO: From Plug and Play Web-forms to Rapid Data Integration and Analysis
Andrew P. Ho. M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, January 27, 2002

7:30 - 8:00AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 11:15AM Bioinformatics Workshop

Course Outline: GCRC Research and Bioinformatics

Principal Lecturer: Peter J. Tonellato, Ph.D.
Director, Bioinformatics Research Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Lecturer: Nan Jiang, Ph.D.
Lecturer: Desheng Wang, M.S.
Lecturer: Kuei-Fang Tai, M.S.
Proposed Text: Collected current publication and related reference material
Course Outline:
8:00 - 8:45AM Peter J. Tonellato, Ph.D.
Research Strategies and Bioinformatics: Concepts; Strategies:
Design and Implementation

8:45 - 9:30AM Nan Jiang, Ph.D.
Experimental Designs in Gene Hunting and Related Strategies:
Microarray Science

9:30 - 9:45AM Break

9:45 - 10:30AM Desheng Wang, M.S.
Applications for Clinical Investigation: Architecture, Interface and Quality Control

10:30 - 11:15AM Kuei-Fang Tai, M.S.
Security and Privacy: HIPAA Compliance and Technological Security Measures for GCRC Research

Each lecture will include 10 minutes for Questions and Answers.

11:20AM Next year's conference site announcement
Conference Adjourns