SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA SERIES

The Division of Education collaborates with Center scientists to organize symposia designed to help direct the scientific focus of the Center. These conferences draw top international scientists to Baton Rouge and allow them direct exposure to the research efforts of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA SERIES

Imaging in Translational Research

3/1/2010

Co-chairs:
Brian Gold, PhD, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky
Jeffrey Keller, PhD, Professor, Aging and Neurodegeneration & Associate Executive Director for Basic Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Program Description:

Symposium Schedule (.pdf)

Co-chairs:
Brian Gold, PhD, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky
Jeffrey Keller, PhD, Professor, Aging and Neurodegeneration & Associate Executive Director for Basic Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center


Summary:
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) is in the process of building a world class imaging research program. As one step in building momentum for this effort, and identifying the critical research areas to be addressed through the use of imaging, PBRC will be hosting a two day
Scientific Symposium on March 29-30, 2010 to bring ogether experts in imaging research. This conference will focus on the use of the latest imaging technology and techniques to address several major health concerns. Brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and other agerelated dementias, as well as the cognitive decline associated with aging will be discussed. Additionally, the use of imaging technologies to understand the basis and consequences of obesity and diabetes on overall health will be discussed. This conference is unique in that it will bring together scientists working on neuroscience and metabolism, which
techniques, but whose collaboration could likely have a significant impact on science and health. Speakers and attendees will include researchers whose work focuses on different scientific areas (brain versus metabolic processes in other organ systems); but who use similar technologies(imaging). As the result of this meeting we hope that novel uses of imaging
technology will be identified, and key areas in need of scientific explorationwill be identified.

Speakers:
1. Kevin Conley, PhD, Professor, Physiology & Biophysics Dept, University of Washington Medical Center
2. Mony de Leon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, New York University
3. Brian Gold, PhD, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky
4. Jeffrey Keller, PhD, Professor, Aging and Neurodegeneration & Associate Executive Director for Basic Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
5. David Powell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and MRISC, University of Kentucky
6. Naftali Raz, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director, Life Span Cognitive Neuroscience Program, Wayne State University
7. Robert Ross, PhD, Research Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University
8. Andrew Saykin, PsyD, ABCN, Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics and Director, Center for Neuroimaging, Indiana Unversity of Medicine
9. Wei Shen, MD, Associate Research Scientist, St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital & Institute of Human Nutrition
10. Steve Smith, MD, Executive Director, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
11. John Woodard, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University