Conference Program

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

1:00-3:00 pm      Educational Session 1: Emerging Advances in Imaging Technologies 
3:00-3:30 pm     Break
3:30-5:30 pm     Educational Session 2: Novel Ligands and Target Identification
5:30-7:00 pm     Welcome Reception
7:00-8:00 pm     Opening Keynote:
Targeting the tumor metabolic microenvironment: Imaging challenges and opportunities,
presented by Chi Van Dang, Ludwig Institute for Cancer, and The Wistar Institute

Thursday, February 15, 2018

7:00-8:00 am      Breakfast
8:00-10:00 am     Plenary Session 1: Imaging Cancer Immunotherapy I: Cell-Based Therapies
Presentations include:
     
  • Imaging tumor-associated macrophages with MRI
  • 2 Short talks Abstracts
10:00-10:30 am     Break
10:30 am-12:30 pm     Plenary Session 2: Imaging Cancer Immunotherapy II: Checkpoint Blockade, Resistance, and Targeted Therapies
Presentations include:
     
  • Real-time PK/PD imaging of immunotherapy in vivo
  • 2 Short talks Abstracts
12:30-2:30 pm     Poster Session with Lunch
2:30-4:30 pm     Plenary Session 3: Early Detection of Cancer: Liquid Biopsies and Imaging
Presentations include:
     
  • Discussion Panel: What are the Roles of Imaging and Liquid Biopsies in Cancer Detection, Therapeutic Response, Detecting Recurrence?
4:30 pm     Evening on Own

Friday, February 16, 2018

7:00-8:00 am     Breakfast 
         Sunrise with The Experts: “How to set up a lab and compete for grant funding”
8:00-10:00 am     Plenary Session 4: Pathways for Clinical Translation: Novel Agents and Strategies
Presentations include:
     
  • Diapeutic APC metal chelates for cancer imaging, therapy, and immunotherapy
  • Imaging tumor acidosis with acidoCEST MRI
  • 2 Short talks from Abstracts
10:00-10:30 am     Break
10:30 am-12:30 pm     Plenary Session 5: Modeling Cancer: In Silico, In Vitro, In Vivo
Presentations include:
     
  • Multi-scale imaging and multi-scale modeling to realize predictive oncology
  • Tumor organoids for therapeutic discovery and personalized medicine
  • Modeling drug resistance in lung cancer
  • 2 Short talks from Abstracts 
12:30-2:30 pm     Lunch on Own
2:30-4:30 pm     Plenary Session 6: Optics in the Oncology Surgical Suite
Presentations include:
     
  • Molecular surgical guidance with Affibody-IRDye800CW
  • New avenues of optical molecular imaging in image-guided treatment and drug development
  • Advantages and barriers to contrast enhanced oncologic surgery
  • 2 Short talks from Abstracts 
4:30-5:30 pm      Panel Discussion 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

7:00-8:00 am      Breakfast 
8:00-10:00 am      Plenary Session 7: Super-resolution imaging of cancer biology and metastasis
Presentations include:
     
  • AI in Pathology: Leveraging image analysis to predict clinical outcome in cancer populations
  • Mapping bone marrow niches of disseminated tumor cells
  • 2 Short talks from Abstracts 
10:00-10:15 am      Break 
10:15 am-12:15 pm      Plenary Session 8: Imaging Cancer Metabolism
Presentations include:
     
  • Hyperpolarized magnetic resonance for imaging cancer metabolism
  • 2 Short talks from Abstracts