ISMRM Diffusion Study Group Workshop 2016: Preliminary Program

DAY 1: Monday, September 12, 2016

Diffusion Bootcamp: Morning Session

  • Basics of measuring diffusion. Tim Dyrby, Ph.D.
  • Relaxation and exchange. Samo Lasic, Ph.D.
  • Modeling 1 — from DTI to HARDI. Maxime Descoteaux, Ph.D.
  • Modeling 2 — Quantitation of Microstructure. Gary Zhang. Ph.D.

Diffusion Bootcamp: Afternoon Session

  • Processing pipelines. Carlo Pierpaoli, Ph.D.
  • Analysis pipelines. Alex Leemans, Ph.D.
  • Anatomy 1 — Neuroanatomy. Giorgio Innocenti, Ph.D.
  • Anatomy 2 — Tractographic Anatomy. Bram Stieltjes, M.D.
  • Clinical translation. Christopher Hess, M.D., Ph.D.

DAY 2: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Session 1: Physics & Acquisition

  • What is your sequence? A tour of the body in many acquisition strategies. Karla Miller, Ph.D.
  • MRI physics meets diffusion modeling. Chunlei Lu, Ph.D.
  • Clever diffusion gradient design. Evren Ozarslan, Ph.D.

Session 2: Microstructure and Modeling

  • Basics of diffusion modeling: model free vs compartment models. Daniel Alexander, Ph.D.
  • Diffusion tensor distributions and fat b-tensors. Markus Nilsson, Ph.D.
  • G-ratio imaging. Jennifer Campbell, Ph.D.

Special Lecture:

  • Breaking barriers with diffusion. Denis LeBihan, M.D., Ph.D.

DAY 3: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Session 3: Tractography

  • What Information is gained or lost from DTI to HARDI to DSI tractography? Flavio Dell’Aqua PhD
  • Extracting information from streamlines: track density, track length & beyond. Fernando Calamante, Ph.D.
  • White matter structure: Sheet happens! Van Wedeen, Ph.D.

Session 4: Connectivity

  • Quantifying structural connectivity — tractometry. Alessandro Daducci, Ph.D.
  • The devil is in the details: what’s in a connectivity matrix? Stam Sotiropoulos
  • Exploring links between structural and functional connectivity. Alfred Anwander, Ph.D.

DAY 4: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Session 5: Validation

  • Validation of microstructural modeling in spinal cord imaging. Julien Cohen-Adad, Ph.D.
  • When tracks are actually tracts — validating tractography using multiple modalities. Adam Anderson, PhD
  • Validating the human connectome. David van Essen, Ph.D.

Session 6: Clinical Applications

  • Cardiac & muscle. Martijn Froeling, Ph.D.
  • Oncologic applications. Eric Sigmund, Ph.D.
  • Neurologic Applications. Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D.

DAY 5: Friday, September 16, 2016

Session 7: Diffusion — Strategic Directions

  • Recap and Reflections on the 2016 Workshop. Workshop Organizing Committee
  • Diffusion research: hindered or restricted? Peter Basser, Ph.D.
  • Where do we go from here? Derek Jones, Ph.D.


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