Imaging of Infection Workshop 2017

Join us in Philadelphia for a one-day seminar.

WMIC Workshop on Imaging of Infection and Inflammation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
09:00 – 15:00
Room 204-A
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

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Please join us and contribute to the discussions.

Program Schedule

09:00-09:20: Introduction

Sanjay K. Jain, Johns Hopkins University

Christopher Palestro, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Moderator)

09:20-09:35Imaging Bacteria-Specific Metabolism using PET and MRI

David Wilson, University of California, San Francisco

09:35-09:50: Syntheses and Evaluation of 2-18F-PABA for Imaging of S. aureus

Peter Tonge, Stony Brook University

09:50-10:05: Chemical Probes for Imaging Bacterial Infections

Matt Bogyo, Stanford University

10:05-10:15: In vivo visualization of HIV infection in humanized mice

Won-Bin Young, University of Pittsburgh

10:15-10:30: Understanding Ebola pathogenesis through Molecular Imaging

Reed Johnson, Integrated Research Facility (NIH/NIAID)

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

Kiel D. Neumann, University of Virginia (Moderator)

11:00-11:20: Molecular Imaging of Peripheral and Neuro InflammationDima A. Hammoud, NIH

11:20-11:35: Valley fever: Imaging extracellular pH with acidoCEST MRI

Marty Pagel, MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:35-11:50: Imaging Macrophages in Chronic Lung Disease

Delphine Chen, Washington University School of Medicine

11:50-12:05: PET Imaging of Neutrophils and Macrophages in TB granulomas

Carolyn Anderson, University of Pittsburgh

12:05-12:20: 124I-DPA-713: First-in-human Dosimetry Studies

Catherine Foss, Johns Hopkins University

12:20-12:30: 18F-DPA-714 PET to study Zika-related Neuroinflammation

Kyle Kuszpit, US Army Medical Institute for Infectious Diseases

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:10: Panel Discussion

Sanjay K. Jain, Johns Hopkins University (Moderator)


Karen A. Lacourciere, NIH/NIAID, Program Officer, Respiratory Disease Branch, NIH/NIAID/DMID

Dima A. Hammoud, NIH (Moderator)

14:10-14:20: Bioimaging of Antimicrobials: Bench to Bedside

Alvaro Ordonez, Johns Hopkins University

14:20-14:30: MR imaging of Schistosoma mansoni-induced liver fibrosis

Diego dos Santos Ferreira, Massachusetts General Hospital

14:30-14:40: Biodistribution of 11C-Rifampin in a Rabbit Model of TB meningitis

Liz Tucker, Johns Hopkins University

14:40-14:50: Targeting VAP-1 to visualizes Borrelia burgdorferi-induced arthritis

Riikka Siitonen, University of Turku

14:50-15:00: 19F MRI to study Immune cell infiltration in pulmonary Aspergillus

Shweta Saini, KU Leuven


Please contact Sanjay K. Jain, MD (410-502-8241; for more information.



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