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Molecular Summit 2009
February 10-11, 2009 | Philadelphia, PA | Sheraton Society Hill

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Monday, February 9, 2009
6:30 PM–8:30 PM Early Registration & Get Acquainted Reception with Refreshments

Day One, Tuesday, February 10, 2009
7:15 AM-8:15 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

General Sessions
8:15 AM-9:00 AM
George PosteOn the Road to Personalized Medicine: Likely Adoption Paths for Molecular Imaging and Molecular Diagnostics
George Poste, DVM, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Director, The Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
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9:00 AM-9:45 AM
Mukesh G. HarisinghaniUnderstanding Today’s Transformational Forces in Molecular Imaging and What Lies Ahead for Radiology and Imaging
Mukesh G. Harisinghani, M.D., Assistant Radiologist, Department of Abdominal Imaging & Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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9:45 AM-10:15 AM Morning Break

10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Richard C. FriedbergExploding Genomic Knowledge Fuels Disruptive Changes to Molecular Diagnostics and Surgical Pathology
Richard C. Friedberg, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Deputy Chairman Department of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
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11:15 AM-12:00 PM
thomas millerAchieving Breakthrough Patient Care via the Convergence of Molecular Imaging, Molecular Diagnostics, and Health Informatics
Thomas Miller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Workflow & Solutions Division, Siemens Healthcare Sector, Siemens AG, Malvern, PA
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12:00 PM–1:00 PM Luncheon

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Radiology/In Vivo Track
1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Zhen ChengUsing Multimodality Imaging, including Noninvasive Raman Spectroscopy, to Develop Novel Molecular Imaging Probes and Techniques for Non-invasive Early Detection of Cancer
Zhen Cheng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Radiology, Stanford Cancer Center, Molecular Imaging Program, Palo Alto, CA
For more information on Dr. Cheng:

Pathology/In Vitro Track

1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Aloisio Da SilvaIntegration of Gastroenterology Diagnoses that Incorporate Radiology, Endoscopic, Molecular, Clinical, and Histopathologic Data
Aloisio S. Felipe da Silva, M.D., Anatomic Pathologist, Laboratório Fleury, São Paulo, Brazil
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Informatics Track
1:00 PM–1:50 PM
Rob BushChallenges in the RIS/LIS Data Exchange and Practical Solutions for the Short Term
Rob Bush, President, Orchard Software Corporation, Carmel, IN
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Radiology/In Vivo Track
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Anant MadabhushiDiagnosing Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer with Multiple Modalities, Including Image, Spectral Analysis, Histopathology, and Gene Analysis
Anant Madabhushi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director, Laboratory for Computational Image & Bioinfomatics (LCIB), Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Parsippany, NJ
For more information on Dr. Madabhushi:

Pathology/In Vivo Track
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Lauren LangfordCollaboration and In Vivo/In Vitro Convergence involving Neuropathology and Radiology
Lauren Langford, M.D., Associate Pathologist, Department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
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Informatics Track
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Badri RoysamUsing Informatics in Studies of Integrated Biological Systems Involving Multi-Modality Information from Various Clinical Data Sources
Badri Roysam, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Computer & Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, NY
For more information on Dr. Roysam:

Radiology/In Vivo Track
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
W. Gordon FrankleUse of Neurorecepter Imaging with PET to Advance Drug Development and Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
W. Gordon Frankle, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pathology/In Vitro Track
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Ossama W. TawfikIntegrated Radiology/Pathology Service for Breast Cancer and How It Changes Management of the Patient
Ossama W. Tawfik, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology; Mark L. Redick, M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
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Mark L. Redick

Informatics Track
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Bruce A. FriedmanPanel Discussion: Progress toward Digital Images and Digital Pathology Systems
Moderator: Bruce A. Friedman, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
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Dirk Soenksen Panelist: Dirk Soenksen, CEO, Aperio Technologies, Inc., Vista, CA;
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Mohan Uttarwar Panelist: Mohan Uttarwar, Chief Strategy Officer, BioImagene; Cupertino, CA
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Panelist: Michael R. Descour, Ph.D., President, DMetrix Inc., Tucson, AZ
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3:50 PM-4:00 PM Afternoon Break

General Sessions
4:00 PM–4:35 PM
Howard HarckeHow Merging Radiology with Forensic Pathology Is Advancing Clinical Knowledge via Virtual Autopsy Techniques
Howard Harcke, M.D., Radiologist, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, MD
For more information on Dr. Harcke:

4:35 PM–5:10 PM
Multi-Modality Genetics Testing which Incorporates Ultrasound with Cytology and Molecular Diagnostics
Katherine Thompson, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Medical Genetics, Houston, TX
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5:10 PM–5:45 PM
Jared N. SchwartzWho Will Be Writing Your Prescriptions in the Future?
Jared N. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Pathology & Lab Medicine, Presbyterian Healthcare, Charlotte, NC
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5:45 PM–7:30 PM GRAND RECEPTION (with food and refreshments)


Day Two, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

7:00 AM-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

General Sessions
8:00 AM–8:45 AM
Alavi MD A Comparison of Pathology and Radiology Workflow and Reporting: Differences and Similarities
Panel: Bruce A. Friedman, M.D., Ossama W. Tawfik, M.D., Ph.D., Mark L. Redick, M.D., Abass Alavi, M.D.

8:45 AM–9:30 AM
David GalasSystems Biology’s Contribution to Advancing Personalized Medicine and Integrated Molecular Diagnostics
David Galas, Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, and Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Battelle Memorial Institute
For more information on Dr. Galas:

9:30 AM–10:15 AM
Mark ChandlerWhy Biophysical’s 250-Test Consumer Health Assessment Profile Is Moving to Integrate Imaging with Existing Assays
Mark Chandler, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, Biophysical Corporation, Austin, TX
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10:15 AM-10:35 AM Morning Break

10:35 AM–11:15 AM
Trish BrownPatients Get Smarter about Molecular Testing: Lessons from DNA Direct’s Experience at Offering Genetic Testing Services to the Public
Trish Brown, M.S., CGC, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, San Francisco, CA
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11:15 AM–12:00 PM
On the Path to Personalized Medicine: Home Runs and Strike Outs Ahead
Mara Aspinall, MBA, Chairman, Predictive Biosciences, Lexington, MA
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12:00 PM–1:00 PM Luncheon

General Sessions
1:10 PM–1:45 PM
Cliff HoytUsing Informatics and Pattern Recognition to Advance both In Vivo and In Vitro Diagnostics
Cliff Hoyt, M.S., Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CRI-Inc., Woburn, MA
For more information on Dr. Hoyt:

1:45 PM–2:30 PM
Jonathan BraunBringing Molecular Imaging and Molecular Diagnostics Together as an Integrated Clinical Service
Jonathan Braun, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
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2:30 PM-2:45 PM Afternoon Break

2:45 PM–3:25 PM
Bruce A. FriedmanWho Controls the Images? Informatics Challenges in Creating an Integrated Solution that Contains both Molecular Imaging Data and Digitized Pathology Images
Bruce A. Friedman, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical Center,
Ann Arbor, MI
For more information on Dr. Friedman:

3:25 PM–4:15 PM
Panel: Looking at the Landscape for Integration of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Informatics
Moderator: Bruce Friedman, M.D.; Panelists: Mara Aspinall, Cliff Hoyt, Jonathan Braun, M.D., Ph.D.

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Extracting the Important Lessons from the Second Annual Molecular Summit
Robert Michel, Editor-in-Chief, THE DARK REPORT, Spicewood, TX


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