AGENDA

The program of the International Magnetic Resonance Workshop: “MRS 2022: Overcoming the Barriers to Clinical Use” is spread over 3 days and contains 9 scientific sessions.
The sessions cover educational invited topics from the basics to the recent advancements in the field and proffered oral presentations based on submitted abstracts by PhD students or senior scientists describing the latest advancements in the field.
In addition, onsite poster sessions, lunches, breaks, a panel discussion and a dinner are organized to facilitate and provide ample opportunity for students to meet and share their exciting work with their peers and MRS experts in-person. Given the lack of in-person events over the last two years due to COVID-19, we feel it is of high value and importance for researchers that just entered the field to have informal discussions with each other and the more senior scientists.

Day 1: Monday 22 of August

08:30-10:00   Onsite registration and posters 

10:00-10:15   Welcome & Introduction

  • Cristina Cudalbu, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

10:15-12:20   Session 1 – MRS: back to basics (Moderators TBC)

10:15-10:40   Basics of MRS: SVS and MRSI

  • Georg Oeltzschner, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA & F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10:40-11:05   The neurochemical profile

  • Steve Williams, Imaging Science, University of Manchester, UK

11:05-11:30   Spectral editing

  • Kimberley Chan, Advanced Imaging Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

11:30-12:20   Proffered presentations based on submitted abstracts (3 speakers TBC)

12:20-14:00   Lunch onsite: Meet the experts! break the ice

Moderators:

  • Dunja Simicic, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jessie Mosso, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

14:00-15:30   Session 2: Artifacts and Correction (B0, B1, motion, ..)

Moderator:

  • Wolfgang Bogner, High Field MR Center, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

14:00-14:25   Artifacts and Correction in MRS and MRSI

  • Michal Povazan, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Amager and Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark

14:25-14:50   Quality control & preprocessing

  • Nuno Barros, Icometrix, Leuven, Belgium

14:50-15:30   Proffered presentations based on submitted abstracts (3 speakers TBC)

15:30-16:10   Break: Meet the experts! break the ice

Moderator (TBC):

  • Dunja Simicic, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

16:10-18:00   Session 3: Accelerated MRSI and reconstruction

Moderators:

  • Jannie Wijnen, UMCU, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Bernhard Strasser, High Field MR Center, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

16:10-16:35   Accelerated MRSI: conventional approaches

  • Ovidiu Andronesi, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

16:35-17:00   Accelerated MRSI: Advanced techniques

  • Antoine Klauser, CIBM MRI HUG-UNIGE, Geneva, Switzerland

17:00-18:00   Proffered presentations based on submitted abstracts (4 speakers TBC)

Day 2: Tuesday 23 of August

08:30-10:15   Session 4: Spectral Fitting and Quantitation (Moderators TBC)

08:30-08:55   Metabolite basis set simulations

  • Karl Landheer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY, USA

08:55-09:20   Parametric fitting

  • Anke Henning, Advanced Imaging Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States

09:20-09:45   Quantification: references, T1, T2 and macromolecules

  • Niklaus Zölch, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Psychiatric Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland & Institute of Forensic Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine and Imaging, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

09:45-10:15   Proffered presentations based on submitted abstracts (2 speakers TBC)

10:15-10:45   Break: Meet the experts! break the ice (Moderators TBC)

10:45-12:30   Session 5: Preclinical & Clinical Session (Moderators TBC)

10:45-11:10   Preclinical MRS

  • Bernard Lanz, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

11:10-11:35   Translational work bench-bedside

  • Itamar Ronen, The Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre,Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK

11:35-12:00   Methods for non-brain clinical MRS

  • Martin Krssak, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria & High-Field MR Center, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

12:00-12:30   Proffered presentations based on submitted abstracts (2 speakers TBC)

12:30-14:00   Lunch onsite: Meet the experts! break the ice

Moderator (TBC):

  • Dunja Simicic, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

14:00-15:40   Session 6: Accuracy and rigor

Moderators:

  • Cristina Cudalbu, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Julien Valette, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA, CNRS, MIRCen, Laboratoire des Maladies Neurodégénératives (UMR 9199), Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

14:00-14:25   Validation, reproducibility/repeatability in MRS

  • Gulin Oz, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

14:25-14:50   Vendor harmonization in MRS

  • Dinesh Deelchand, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

14:50-15:15   Denoising for MRS and MRSI

  • William Clarke, Wellcome Center for Integrative Neuroimaging, FMRIB, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK & MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

15:15-15:40   Machine learning for MRS/MRSI

  • Hyeonjin Kim, Department of Medical Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.

15:40-16:10   Break: Meet the experts! break the ice 

Moderator (TBC):

  • Dunja Simicic, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

16:10-17:40   Poster session

Moderators:

  • Jessie Mosso, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Hélène Lajous, CIBM SP CHUV-UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland

SOCIAL DINNER – OLYMPIC MUSEUM

Day 3: Wednesday 24 of August

08:30-10:15   Session 7: Clinical applications of MRS

Moderator (TBC):

  • Alexander Lin, Center for Clinical Spectroscopy, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

08:30-08:55   Brain MRS in psychiatry

  • Lawrence S Kegeles, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), New York, NY, USA

08:55-09:20   Brain MRS in cancer

  • Otto Rapalino, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA & Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

09:20-09:45   MRS in pediatrics

  • Petra Pouwels, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

09:45-10:15   MRS application in liver and muscle

  • Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling, Department of Imaging / Nutrition and Movement Sciences NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University

10:15-10:45   Break

10:45-12:30   Session 8: Panel Discussions

Moderator (TBC):

  • Roland Kreis, Magnetic Resonance Methodology group of the University Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology and the Department of Biomedical Research, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland

10:45-11:25   Consensus papers: from consensus papers to impact – Panel discussion

  • Christoph Juchem, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, New York, New York, USA.& Department of Radiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
  • Jodi Weinstein, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA

11:25-12:05   Accelerated MRSI: quality control and validation of fast methods – Panel discussion

  • Wolfgang Bogner, High Field MR Center, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Cristina Cudalbu, CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jannie Wijnen, High Field MR Research, Centre for Image Sciences, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

12:05-12:30   Proffered presentations based on submitted abstracts (2 speakers TBC)

12:30-14:00   Lunch onsite & POSTERS

14:00-16:00   Session 9: Emerging techniques X-nuclei, high field (Moderators TBC)

14:00-14:25   Deuterium MRSI

  • Jeanine Prompers, Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

14:25-14:50   Hyperpolarized 13C: where are we in the clinic?

  • Christoffer Laustsen, The MR Research Center, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark

14:50-16:00   Proffered presentations based on submitted abstracts (4 speakers TBC)

16:00-17:00   Break: good bye, au revoir…

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