Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The 2019 International Workshop on Pulmonary Imaging

Bootcamp: Pulmonary Physiology for Imagers

This full-day course on lung physiology will be of interest to all researchers engaged in functional lung imaging, and may be of special benefit to graduate student and postdoc attendees. It will include presentations on O2 and CO2 transport, pulmonary circulation and blood flow, as well as diffusion and gas exchange. The goal of this boot camp 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.


Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 (Bootcamp: Pulmonary Physiology for Imagers)

8:15 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 am
Ventilation and Pulmonary Mechanics
Chantal Darquenne, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
10:00 – 11:00 am
O2 and CO2 Transport in Blood and Acid-base Balance
Erik Swenson, M.D.
University of Washington
11:00 – 11:15 am
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Pulmonary Circulation and Distribution of Blood Flow
Robb Glenny, M.D.
University of Washington
12:15 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Diffusion, VA/Q Matching and Gas Exchange
Peter Wagner, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Putting It All Together: Physiological Considerations and Pitfalls
Susan Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
3:00 – 3:15 pm
3:15 – 4:30 pm
Ask a Physiologist. Q and A, Panel discussion (Participants encouraged to bring questions for discussion)