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National Medical Imaging Summit--Safe Use in Medical Imaging: Developing a Systematic and Patient Centered Approach


Date: March 07 - 08, 2013

Location: Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, Maryland

This initiative is part of a series of summit conferences involving representatives from the public and private sectors, as well as the medical imaging profession (public-private-professional partnership). Participants define targets, metrics, and accountable groups for each domain and work toward common goals. Participants invited to the conferences include: patients, regulators, imaging personnel, payers, imaging equipment and software manufacturers, and systems and facilities management. Don Berwick is the keynote speaker.

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Third AIMBE/NIH Workshop on Validation and Qualification of New In Vitro Tools and Models for The Pre-clinical Drug Discovery Process


Date: March 14 - 15, 2013

Location: NIH Campus, Lister Hill Auditorium (Breakout sessions in Natcher)

The overall goal of this series of workshops is to develop guidelines for investigators developing new systems for the pre-clinical drug development process on how to validate these new technologies so that they become useful, meaningful tools. Specific emphasis will be on model systems that may augment existing models, especially animal models, in the FDA drug approval process. This workshop will build upon the success of the AIMBE/NIH Summit held March 19, 2012, and more recently the AIMBE Workshop held at NIH September 17-18, 2012.

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5th NIH/Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Workshop--Imaging the Pancreatic Beta Cell
5th NIH/Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Workshop--Imaging the Pancreatic Beta Cell

Date: April 15 - 16, 2013

Location: Natcher Auditorium, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD 20895

This workshop is part of on-going programs focused on in vivo imaging of islet mass, function, and disease pathogenesis that has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the European Union for more than a decade. The workshop will emphasize important recent work in support of islet/beta cell imaging and cutting-edge beta cell biology that could inform the effort to visualize the beta cell.

  • Imaging beta cell function and mass
  • Imaging islet inflammation and beta cell stress: What causes diabetes? What keeps us from curing it?
  • Imaging cellular therapies to treat diabetes
  • What is a beta cell? Transdifferentiation, plasticity, and regeneration; new approaches to locating specific targets and targeting reagents
  • The neuroscience of the islet: neurotransmitter receptors and pathways in the islet, catecholamines, neuroimaging reporters, and beta cell imaging
  • Targeted functional biomarkers and targeted drug therapy


  • Alejandro Caicedo (University of Miami)
  • Markus Grompe (Oregon Health and Science University)
  • Olle Korsgren (Uppsala University)
  • Dean Sherry (University of Texas, Dallas and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

Registration is free.   RegisterExternal link, opens in new window

Deadline for Abstract submission is February 11, 2013.

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