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2014 Molecular Imaging and Diagnostics Program Retreat

Presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Hosted By

  Tony Shields, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Oncology and Medicine
Leader, Molecular Imaging and Diagnostics Program
Associate Center Director for Clinical Sciences 

Date and Location

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Karmanos Cancer Institute
Hudson Webber Cancer Research Center
Thomas V. Angott Sr, Boardroom (4th floor)
4100 John R.
Detroit, MI 48201


We are no longer accepting registrations online. If you would like to attend, please email

Program Details

Keynote Presentation By

  Robert J. Gillies, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of Radiology Research  
Director of Molecular & Functional Imaging
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Florida 


9 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Spotlight Session 1 - Protons
Chair: Tony Shields, MD, PhD
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
9:15 a.m.

Hesham Gayar, MD
Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
McLaren, Flint

9:35 a.m.
The radiobiology of protons
Michael Joiner, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Wayne State University
9:55 a.m. 
Spotlight Session 2 - Breast Cancer Imaging/PET 
10:10 a.m.
Microfluidic Platforms for Imaging Biomimetic MAME Models
Bonnie F. Sloane, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
Wayne State University
10:30 a.m.
Use of ultrasound tomography for quantifying treatment response and predicting outcome in breast cancer management
Neb Duric, PhD
Professor, Department of Oncology
Wayne State University 
10:50 a.m.
Molecular Imaging of Brain Tumors using Tryptophan PET
Sandeep Mittal, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery and Oncology
Wayne State University
Karmanos Cancer Institute 
11:10 a.m.
Molecular Imaging of Galectins as Biomarkers for Detection of Cancers
Juri Gelovani, MD, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wayne State University 
11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Poster Presentations
Keynote Session
1 p.m.
Robert J. Gillies, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of Radiology Research  
Director of Molecular & Functional Imaging
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Florida 
1:45 p.m.
Spotlight Session 3 - MR
1:50 p.m.
A ferritin labeled cellular MRI technique and its initial application in a breast cancer model
Jiani Hu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Wayne State University 
2:10 p.m.

Guiding Ca2+ Channel-Based Cancer Treatment Using Mn2+-Enhanced MRI

Rod D. Braun, Ph.D. (presenter)
Associate Professor
Departments of Anatomy/Cell Biology and Oncology
Wayne State University





Bruce Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Small Animal MRI Facility
Department of Anatomy / Cell Biology / Ophthalmology
Wayne State University

2:30 p.m.
Poster Award and Adjorn

Abstract & Poster Submissions

We are no longer accepting abstract submissions for the Retreat.

Abstract guidlines:

  • TITLE: the title must be brief and indicate clearly the nature of the investigation
  • AUTHOR NAMES: include name, academic title, department and university affiliation. List all authors in the order they should appear in the abstract byline. Designate a presenting author.
  • ABSTRACT BODY: The abstract title should be entered in small case, with only the first letter of the first word uppercased. Please avoid using ALL CAPS for abstract titles, quotation marks and bold fonts
  • Character limit of 3000 characters including spaces. Characters are counted for the abstract body. Please do not use special or Greek characters in your submission.
  • Up to 3 references should be included 

Poster Guidelines

  • Size Limitation: No larger than 48 inches and 36 inches wide
  • Required Elements: Title, authors, and abstract (as described above), graphic elements and references.
  • Please write your presentation concisely. Keep captions brief.
  • The poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to supplement the information and discuss particular points raised by questions during the poster session.

More Information

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