DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging (CGRI) at the University of Arizona seeks partial support to organize the Fifth Biennial Workshop on Small-Animal SPECT. Based on the success of the previous four meetings, we have begun organizing another gathering of researchers who develop and/or use small-animal SPECT imaging systems. The workshop aims to: promote information exchange and collaboration between research groups developing systems for small-animal gamma-ray imaging applications; stimulate the use of SPECT systems in biomedical research; demonstrate the importance of dedicated, high-resolution, small-animal imaging systems to biomedical research; acquaint the participants with the capabilities of CGRI and explore ways in which CGRI can be of benefit to those participants; identify the current challenges for in vivo imaging of small animals and address issues of standards for experimental protocols and data. Funds from the NIH will cover registration and defray approximately half of accommodation expenses for up to 10 young investigators. Preference will be given to female and/or minority students and postdocs. In addition, we will actively recruit female and minority young investigators by encouraging to apply. This workshop is especially appealing to potential presenters because we will also be requiring each presenter to contribute a chapter to an entirely new and updated book tentatively entitled State of the Art in Small Animal SPECT Imaging. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging (CGRI) at the University of Arizona seeks partial support to organize the Fifth Biennial Workshop on Small-Animal SPECT to bring together nearly 100 researchers working in the areas of system development, image analysis, pre-clinical imaging, and molecular imaging. Funds will go towards female and minority scholarship.
|Effective start/end date||7/20/12 → 7/19/14|
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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