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Pre-Conference Workshop on Advanced Neuro Imaging

Pre-Conference Summary: 

The Pre-Conference Workshop on Advanced Neuro Imaging will take place Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the InterContinental Hotel New Orleans.  This half-day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the alphabet soup of advanced imaging: MRI, Voxels, DWI, DTI, MRS, SWI, fMRI, BOLD and PET.  These approaches to imaging have been used primarily in research on the neural substrates of various cognitive functions. 

Participants will be provided with some general information on the use of each approach and the types of research questions addressed. The theoretical underpinnings of each approach will be highlighted.  Participants will also get an introduction to some of the most useful recent findings on brain function and brain injury that are based on advanced imaging technology.  Whether in the clinic or the courtroom, we all stand to benefit from the research findings advanced imaging will provide.  However, we are still in the early stages of using advanced imaging successfully with individual patients.  The workshop will include detailed discussion with clinical experts of the applicability of advanced imaging for clinical and forensic decision making. 


List of Pre-Conference Speakers: 

Robin A. Hurley, MD, FANPA
Associate Chief of Staff, Research and Education
Salisbury VAMC
Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Depts of Psychiatry and Radiology
VISN 6 MIRECC Associate Director, Education

John Leddy, MD
Associate Professor 
Department of Orthopaedics,
Associate Director
Sports Medicine Clinic
State University of New York at Buffalo

Paul Polak MASc
MRI Physicist; 
Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center; 
Department of Neurology; 
State University of New York at Buffalo

Jonathan M. Silver, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine

Dave Wack, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Nuclear Medicine
State University of New York at Buffalo

Barry Willer, PhD 
Department of Psychiatry, 
State University of New York at Buffalo

Hal S. Wortzel, MD
Michael K. Cooper Professor of Neurocognitive Disease Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director of Neuropsychiatric Services & Psychiatric Fellowship