Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The 2019 International Workshop on Pulmonary Imaging

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The 2019 International Workshop on Pulmonary Imaging

 

February 28–March 2, 2019

 

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 International Workshop on Pulmonary Imaging. As at previous meetings, we have worked hard to include presenters who are able to speak authoritatively on a wide range of topics such as lung physiology and mechanics, pulmonary imaging techniques, IPF and recent advancements in hyperpolarization techniques; this year, for this first time, we have also included sessions dedicated to COPDGene and lung transplant. If the program still appears to fall short of an adequately balanced consideration of certain topics, this is solely the result of unavoidable time limitations.
The program is divided into 15 sessions consisting of 86 total presentations: 4 keynote lectures, 67 presentations from leading researchers in the field of pulmonary imaging, and 15 ten-minute presentations from postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Presentations in each session are typically organized according to an underlying method or concept. While we have only allotted a limited amount of time at the end of each session for discussion due to time constraints, we hope that the numerous breaks between sessions will allow for further, informal conversation about the presentations.
Finally, this year we will also be hosting a full-day boot camp on lung physiology on Wednesday, February 27th. Including presentations on O2 and CO2 transport, pulmonary circulation and blood flow, as well as diffusion and gas exchange, the goal of this day-long course is to provide researchers with a solid physiological foundation for understanding the advanced imaging techniques which will be discussed over the course of the workshop, and may be of special benefit to graduate student and postdoc attendees
Again, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our campus.
 
Rahim R. Rizi, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania