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High Resolution Functional Brain Imaging: In Celebration of the 1000th HRRT PET Scan Symposium

Jointly sponsored by the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and the Center for Brain Imaging Sciences Core of the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute

High Resolution Research Tomography (HRRT) 1000th PET Scan

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Location:  Tilghman Auditorium - JHMI Baltimore

Lectures, workshops, refreshments, and buffet lunch provided


WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

9:30-9:47 Dean F. Wong & Arman Rahmim - Overview of Symposium
                  Jonathan Lewin, Chair, Department of Radiology 
                  Richard Wahl, Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine

9:47-9:57 John W. Griffin, Director, Brain Science Institute

9:57-10:10 Dean F. Wong - Introduction to HIGH RES BRAIN PET Section and mission

BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF HIGH RESOLUTION BRAIN PET IMAGING
Session Chair: Dean F. Wong

10:10-10:30 Solomon Snyder (JHU Neuroscience)
"Origins of neuroreceptor CNS imaging"

10:30-10:50 Arman Rahmim (JHU HRRT Physics and Development)
"Advances in high resolution PET image reconstruction"

10:50-11:15 Vesna Sossi (U British Columbia)
"HRRT's influence on data quantification accuracy"

11:15-11:30 BREAK

ADDICTION AND HRRT IMAGING
Session Chair: Nancy Ator, Professor, Director, Division of Behavioral Biology

11:30-11:55 Steve Kish (Toronto HRRT)
"Human Neurochemistry with HRRT PET: examples from addiction and from Parkinsons Disease” 

11:55-12:15 Elise Weerts (JHU Psychiatry)
"Opiate receptor PET brain imaging in alcohol dependent and healthy subjects"

12:15-12:35 Lynn Oswald (U Maryland)
"Evaluation of relationships among impulsive  personality traits, brain dopamine function, and risks for addiction"

12:35-1:20 LUNCH AND HRRT TOUR

AGING AND NEURODENERATION HRRT IMAGING
Session Chair: Marilyn Albert, Co-Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)

1:20-1:45 Karen Berman (NIMH imaging center)
"Genetic influences and dopamine regulation of key neural circuits"

1:45-2:05 Gwenn Smith (JHU Psychiatry)
"High resolution molecular imaging of the depression-dementia continuum"

2:05-2:25 Martin Pomper (JHU Neuroradiology)
"Imaging of neuroinflammation"

BASIC NEUROSCIENCE OF NEUROIMAGING APPLICATIONS
Session Chair: Steven Grant, Chief, NIDA Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DCNBR)

2:25-2:50 Steven Yantis (JHU Psychology)
"Cortical and subcortical mechanisms of cognitive control"

2:50-3:20 Anthony Grace (U Pittsburgh)
"Regulation and dysregulation of the dopamine system: Common pathophysiological alterations in drug abuse and schizophrenia"

3:20-3:45 Johannes Tauscher (Lilly Research)
"Origin of PET ligands and CNS drugs"

3:45-4:00 Discussion & Concluding Remarks - All speakers

4:00-5:00 Refreshments, Tours & Workshops - Andrew Crabb and Section Faculty


SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS
Arman Rahmim, PhD
Assistant Professor; Section of High Resolution Brain PET Imaging; Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology

Dean F. Wong, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Environmental Health Sciences; Radiology Vice Chair for Research Administration and Training; Director, Section of High Resolution Brain PET Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology
 
INSTITUTIONAL DIRECTORS
John W. Griffin, MD
University Distinguished Service Professor of Neurology; Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Pathology; Director, Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute
 
Jonathan Lewin, MD FACR
Professor and Chairman, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
 
Richard Wahl, MD FACR
Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine / PET; Professor of Radiology and Oncology; Vice Chair, Technology and New Business Development
 
GUEST SPEAKERS
Karen Berman, MD
Chief, Integrative Neuroimaging Section, National Institute of Mental Health, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch
 
Anthony Grace, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh; Department of Neuroscience
 
Stephen Kish, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry, Pharmacology; Head, Human Neurochemical Pathology Laboratory Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,  University of Toronto
 
Lynn Oswald, RN, PhD
Associate Professor, Family & Comm. Health, University of Maryland, School of Nursing
 
Johannes Tauscher, MD
Head, Translational Imaging Group, Exploratory & Program Medicine, Lilly Research Labs, Eli Lilly and Company
  
JOHNS HOPKINS SPEAKERS
Andrew Crabb, MS
Research Associate; Section of High Resolution Brain PET, Department of Radiology
 
Martin Pomper, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Psychiatry, Division of Neuroradiology
 
Gwenn S. Smith, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Div of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neuropsychiatry
 
Solomon H. Snyder, MD
Professor and Director Emeritus, Department of Neuroscience
 
Elise Weerts, PhD
Professor of Behavioral Biology, Department of Psychiatry
 
Steven Yantis, PhD
Professor and Chair Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences