You are invited to attend the

Preconference Special Event - agenda provided below

Organized by the Memphis BioImaging Symposium (MemBIS)

 Thursday, November 6, 2008

1 pm - 4:30 pm

Methodist Hall, FedEx Institute of Technology

University of Memphis


The event is free and open to the public

Please encourage your students to attend

Refreshments will be served during the break


 Preconference Scientific Review Agenda - featuring faculty and students from 8 institutions!


1:00-1:30PM (faculty speaker)

Gene Reddick, Ph.D. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Quantitative MR assessment of tumor and normal tissue response to cancer therapy


1:30-2:00PM (faculty speaker)

Joe Ketcherside, M.D. Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Using technology to deliver evidence-based medicine to the point of care


2:00-2:15PM (student speaker)

Clayton Miller, Washington University in St. Louis

A unique and flexible instrument design for spectral imaging of brain function


2:15-2:30PM (student speaker)

Kai Ding, University of Iowa

Validation of registration-based dynamic ventilation imaging using Xenon-CT measures of specific ventilation


2:30-3:00PM  Break – Reception Generously Sponsored by the FedEx Institute of Technology


3:00-3:30PM (faculty speaker)

Jody O’Sullivan, Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis

Quantitative X-Ray CT imaging


3:30-4:00PM (faculty speaker)

Don Twieg, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham

Using local NMR signal estimation for more accurate fMRI


4:00-4:15PM (student speaker)

Ranjani Ranganathan, Baylor College of Medicine

Imaging lymphatic metastasis in prostate cancer using an antibody targeting Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule (Ep-CAM)


4:15-4:30PM (student speaker)

Shaheen Ahmed, University of Memphis

Discrimination of medulloblastoma and low grade astrocytoma PF tumors using selected MR image features.


4:30PM Adjournment


Location: Methodist Hall at FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis

Address: FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive, Memphis TN 38152

Directions and parking: see


Memphis BioImaging Symposium (MemBIS) Hosts:

University of Tennessee HSC

Memphis BioWorks Foundation

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

University of Memphis