Saturday, April 13, 2013
6th International Workshop for Pulmonary Functional Imaging
April 20th is the deadline for early bird registration for the 6th International Workshop for Pulmonary Functional Imaging (IWPFI), which is being held July 18-20, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. This workshop brings together experts from across many disciplines who study lung disease and work to develop new imaging tools and applications to better understand the structure and function of the lungs.
Topics included in this workshop include COPD, pediatric lung disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, lung infection, lung transplant, and others. Short didactic lectures will be mixed with scientific abstract presentations.
The goals of the workshop are:
- To review of the current pathophysiology of common diseases of the heart and lungs
- To use of Imaging to determine the relevant biomarkers that can be used to define normal and diseased cardiac and pulmonary function
- Show how MRI can be used in pulmonary functional imaging to advance current understanding of pulmonary pathophysiology
- Show how rapid MRI methods are changing the role of MRI in quantification of cardiopulmonary flow
The objectives of the workshop are:
- To understand the common clinical issues that confront physiologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, medical scientists, and radiologists when dealing with chest diseases
- To learn to apply the latest methods in pulmonary functional imaging
- To learn to apply the latest methods in flow imaging of the heart and great vessels
- To learn to apply the latest methods in hyperpolarized gas imaging lung ventilation and diffusion
Both the Society of Thoracic Radiology and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine have endorsed this workshop.
Visit the IWPFI website for more information.