Interventional Oncology: From Benchtop to Bedside

Last Modified: June 23, 2002

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Conference Dates: September 18 & 19, 2002
Conference Location: Tyson's Corner, Virginia, USA


Sponsoring Group: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Research and Education Foundation (CIRREF)

Conference Web Page URL: www.cirref.org

Topics Covered: The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Research and Education Foundation (CIRREF) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), American Cancer Society (ACS), American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), is sponsoring a basic and clinical science research conference on interventional oncology. The program is comprised of four modules: 1) tumor biology; 2) animal models; 3) molecular and functional imaging; 4) image guided interventions.

Conference Objectives: The primary goal of the conference is to provide a forum for clinicians, basic scientists, physician-scientists and trainees from academia, private practice, government, and industry to be exposed to cutting edge basic science research as it pertains to the many clinical areas and therapies in which they are involved. The conference is intended to provide an opportunity for cross-fertilization between researchers in interventional radiology, functional imaging, oncology, basic science, clinical science and related disciplines. A secondary goal of the conference is to stimulate an interest in research among trainees.

Who Should Attend: The target audience for this multi-disciplinary program is clinicians, basic scientists, physician-scientists and trainees from academia, private practice, government, and industry.

Conference Agenda: The one and a half day conference includes plenary sessions with dedicated time for question and answer. First is a review of fundamentals of tumor biology that offer targets for functional imaging and image-guided therapies followed by a brief review of animal solid tumor models for development and evaluation of catheter-based and image-guided techniques. The next module covers the spectrum of noninvasive, clinically available radiological modalities that are used for functional imaging of these biological processes in solid tumors. The final module covers experimental and emerging image-guided therapies that exploit the tumor biology and functional imaging techniques discussed earlier. In addition, there will be a session over lunch on the second day, which highlights collaborating organizations research activities and funding opportunities in these areas. Please visit the cirref website at www.cirref.org for more information.

Registration Information: CIRREF is currently accepting abstracts for presentation at the Interventional Oncology conference. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during an evening reception and will be available for viewing throughout the meeting. Please visit the cirref website at www.cirref.org for more information.

Conference Fees: Please visit the CIRREF website at www.cirref.org for registration information and fee schedules. To increase resident, fellow, and post-doctoral student participation in the meeting, accepted abstracts will be automatically considered for a CIRREF Travel Scholarship Award to help off-set the cost of attending the meeting.

Continuing Education: Yes



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