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Imaging Conference 2013

3rd Annual Hopkins Imaging Conference

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In order to connect imaging researchers at Johns Hopkins University and showcase local imaging research, the 3rd Annual Hopkins Imaging Conference will be held on November 21, 2013 in the Turner Auditorium and Concourse on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore CampusThis year we are pleased to have Zahi A. Fayad, PhD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as a featured speaker. In addition, the conference will feature lectures by distinguished imaging faculty, a Happy Hour with poster presentations, and more. The conference is open to all researchers and clinicians at every level (students, postdocs, faculty, staff, etc.). Anyone interested in imaging research is welcome to come! Please register and submit abstracts using the instructions below.

If you have any questions, please email

Information on last year's conference is archived here.

Details (Program)

  • What: The 3rd Annual Hopkins Imaging Conference
    • Organized by the Hopkins Imaging Initiative (HII)
  • Why: To showcase imaging research at Hopkins, forge collaborations, and generate new ideas
  • Who: Lectures by Faculty and Students, Posters by Hopkins Researchers 
    • Grad students, post-docs, undergrads, staff, you! -- All are welcome to attend!
  • Where: Turner Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus
  • When: November 21st, 2013 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Schedule:
    • 10:00am - 12:40pm: Turner Auditorium: First Lecture Session
      • 10:00am - 10:15am: "Introduction to Imaging Research"
        • Elliot McVeigh, PhD
          • Massey Professor and Director of Biomedical Engineering Department
      • 10:15am - 10:50am: "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Atherosclerosis"
        • Zahi Fayad, PhD
          • Director of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute
          • Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
      • 10:55am - 11:30am: "Using Optical Microscopy to Understand the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Processes"
        • Andrew Ewald, PhD
          • Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
      • 11:35am - 11:55am: "MR-guided Sclerotherapy of Low-Flow Vascular Malformations Using T2-weighted Interrupted bSSFP (T2W-iSSFP): Intra-operative Lesion Visualization and Needle Guidance"
        • Di Xu
          • Winning Abstract Author
      • 12:00pm - 12:35pm: "Computer Vision Methods in Surgery and Neuroimaging"
        • René Vidal, PhD
          • Director of the Vision Dynamics and Learning Lab
          • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • 12:40pm - 3:00pm: Turner Concourse: Refreshments and Poster Session
    • 3:00pm - 5:50pm: Turner Auditorium: Second Lecture Session
      • 3:00pm - 3:20pm: "Relationships between Quantitative Spinal Cord MRI and Retinal Layers in Multiple Sclerosis"
        • Jiwon Oh
          • Winning Abstract Author
      • 3:25pm - 4:00pm: "Siemens and Medical Imaging"
        • James Williams, PhD
          • CEO of the Business Unit Molecular Imaging at the Division Imaging and Therapy Systems at Siemens Healthcare
      • 4:05pm - 4:40pm: "Three Decades of CNS Molecular PET/SPECT Imaging of Preclinical and Human Neuropsychopharmacology"
        • Dean Wong, MD, PhD:
          • Director of the Section of High Resolution Brain PET imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine.
          • Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Environmental Health Sciences
      • 4:45pm - 5:05pm: "Cerenkov Molecular Imaging; Bench to Bedside and Back"
        • Daniel Thorek, PhD
          • Winning Abstract Author
      • 5:10pm - 5:45pm: "Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy: the small and the big"
        • Scot Kuo, PhD
          • Director of the School of Medicine Microscope Facility
          • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Cell Biology
    • 5:50pm - 6:00pm: Awards and Concluding Remarks


  • Registration is **free** for all participants.
  • If you only want to register fill out the registration form
  • If you want to register and submit an abstract follow the Abstract Submission instructions below

Abstract Submission

  • Abstract submission deadline is September 16, 2013 September 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
  • Only abstracts following the HIC2013 Abstract format will be accepted.
  • Fill out the registration form
  • You will be asked for additional information and to email a PDF of your abstract to
  • The authors of accepted abstracts will be eligible to present a poster at the conference.
  • New this year: The authors of the three top abstracts (based on Judges' scores) will be invited to give a short talk at the conference.
  • If you have any questions, please email



  • Best Posters
    • 1st Place ($100): Daniel Tward
      • "Bayesian Image Matching via Momentum-Conserved Diffeomorphic Mapping"
    • 2nd Place ($75): Wenxuan Liang
      • "Fiber-Optic Multiphoton Endomicroscopy for Translational Imaging of Biological Tissues"
    • 3rd Place ($50): Martin Ackerman
      • "Calibration Methods for Improving Ultrasound Driven Image Guided Surgery"
  • Top Abstracts
    • Jiwon Oh ($125)
      • "Relationships between Quantitative Spinal Cord MRI and Retinal Layers in Multiple Sclerosis"
    • Daniel Thorek ($125)
      • "Cerenkov Molecular Imaging: Bench to Bedside and Back"
    • Di Xu ($125)
      • "MR-guided Sclerotherapy of Low-Flow Vascular Malformations: Visualization and Needle Guidance using Contrast-Prepared SSFP (CP_SSFP)"
  • "Guess that Image!" Competition
    • Charles Hu (HII mug)


2013 Hopkins Imaging Conference

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Nov 20, 2013, 7:18 AM