The 2017 International Workshop on Pulmonary Imaging
March 2–4, 2017
On behalf of the organizing comittee, I welcome you to the 2017 International Workshop on Pulmonary Imaging. At this meeting – much like previous workshops – we have arranged for coverage of a diverse array of topics by inviting specialists who can speak authoritatively on pulmonary imaging (structure, function, and metabolic), lung physiology, lung mechanics, and on the latest imaging and hyperpolarization techniques. If our program seems at all incomplete or lacking in a well-balanced consideration of some topics, this is only due to the unavoidable limitations of time.
The program is divided into fourteen sessions consisting of five keynote lectures, nearly forty-six presentations from experts in the field of pulmonary imaging, and fifteen six-minute presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In most cases, the presentations in each section are organized according to that session's underlying method or concept. While we believe that discussion is an important part of this meeting, we have only allotted a limited amount of time at the end of each session for dialogue. However, it is our hope that breaks given during each day's sessions will provide more time for informal conversation about the presentations.
It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to our campus.
Rahim R. Rizi, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania