Upcoming Workshops & Schools

  • EDITINGSCHOOL 2024 with a 1-day Symposium on GABA and Advanced MRS is planned for November 2024. Chairs: Ricahrd Edden, Georg Oeltzschner, Ashley Haris (U Calgary.

  • The QSM workshop is planned to be held in Santiago, Chili, September 26-28th, 2024
    Dr. Xu Li (TRD3) is on the organizing committee

  • 10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CHEMICAL EXCHANGE SATURATION TRANSFER IMAGING. Is being planned September 16-20, 2024, Erlangen/Nürnberg, Germany.
    Chairs: Moritz Zaiss and Daniel Paech
    Drs. Peter van Zijl, Jinyuan Zhou, Jiadi Xu and Linda Knutsson are part of the organizing committee

Past Workshops & Schools 

  • IMAGING CEREBRAL PHYSIOLOGY (ICP) live meeting took place in the lovely city of Utrecht in the Netherlands between Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2023.
    Chair: Alex Bogal; Dr. Hanzhang Lu (TRD1) was part of organizing committee
    Program: https://www.seevr.nl/icpn2023/
  • OctoberCEST Local Symposium
    October 26, 2023, Annapolis, Md, USA.
    Organizers, Shanshan Jiang, Michael McMahon, Linda Knutsson and Peter van Zijl


Thursday, October 26, 2023, Graduate Hotel and Westin Hotel (Annapolis, MD)

8:30 – 9:00: Arrive at Westin Hotel
Option 1: Park using Westin valet, Graduate Hotel will reimburse Westin Hotel (don’t self-park).
Option 2: Park at Graduate Hotel (using Valet) and walk to Westin Hotel (map below)

9:00 – 9:45: Registration and breakfast at Westin Hotel, Caucus Room

9:45 – 10:00:  Welcome and Introduction
Shanshan Jiang and Michael McMahon

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS (15 minute talks and 2 min discussion)

10:00 – 11:50:  CEST Methods: Moderator: Hye-Young Heo
Xiang Xu: What is Steady-State CEST good for?
Mingchao Liu: Synthesis and noise reduction of APTw-MRI using multi-dynamic images
Munendra Singh: Deeply-learned CEST MRI
Kexin Wang: How we do we determine if CrCEST is a slow-exchanging process in vivo?
Puyang Wang: Improving APTw MRI reconstruction using T2-weighted images by CRNN
Yunfan Zou: Detection of ischemia and inflammation in TBI using APTw MRI

12:00 – 13:30:  Lunch, followed by Group Picture at 1.00 pm

13:30 – 15:00:  CEST studies in animals: Moderator: Aline Thomas
Zsombor Ritter: Sucrose CEST MRI for studying the pharmacokinetics of liposomal drugs
Aruna Singh: pH imaging of breast cancer
Zinia Mohanta: Establishing PK and biodistribution of I45DC-diGlu
Behnaz Ghaemi: Mannose-weighted (MAN-w) CEST MRI of cancer stem cells
Qing Zeng: Mapping glycogen in the brain

15:00 – 15:20: Coffee break

15:20 – 17:10:  CEST studies in humans: Moderator: Nirbhay Yadav
Anina Seidemo: Cerebral glucose delivery, uptake and metabolism imaged by dynamic glucose enhanced MRI, theory and modeling
Jannik Prasuhn: CEST imaging as a surrogate marker of protein pathology in PD
Julia Stabinska: A 3 T protocol for CEST MR Urography
Jingpu Wu: Radiomic feature reliability of amide proton transfer-weighted MR images acquired using compressed sensing
Licheng Ju: Simultaneous Cr and PCr mapping of skeletal muscle by CEST MRI at 3T
Ipek Ozdemir: MRSI of exchangeable proton signals

17:20 – 18:00: Debate: Moderator: Michael McMahon

Which will have the highest impact in medical and fundamental research: CEST or MRSI?
Peter van Zijl: proCEST
Peter Barker: proMRSI

18:00: To Graduate Hotel, walk or drive-and-park using valet at Graduate Hotel, check-in room.

Dinner service starts at 7:30

    September 13-15, 2023, Bergen, Norway
    One-day condensed EDITINGSCHOOL course and 2-day symposium of abstracts
    66 attendees
    Full EDITINGSCHOOL course planned for November 2024 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
    Organizing Committee: Richard Edden, Georg Oeltzschner
  • EDITINGSCHOOL and Symposium on GABA and Advanced MRS back-to-back in November. Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Nov. 15 – Nov. 18, 2022.
  • 9TH CEST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP, Atlanta, August 7 - 10, 2022. This was the second CEST workshop in Atlanta because the 8th International Workshop could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was replaced by a reduced virtual meeting.” Website: https://www.cestworkshop.org
  • All lectures, including teaching by Dr. van Zijl on CEST basics (first lecture) can be found here https://kimhs22.wixsite.com/cest2022
  • ISMRM WORKSHOP ON PERFUSION MRI 2021/22 Perfusion MRI: From Head to Toe 04-07 March 2022
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States https://www.ismrm.org/workshops/2022/Perfusion/
  • EDITINGSCHOOL and Symposium on GABA and Advanced MRS back-to-back in November. Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Nov. 15 – Nov. 21, 2021. https://www.eventbee.com/v/editingschool-and-gaba-mrs-symposium-2021/event?eid=164490043