PET-RTRC Annual Workshop & Scientific Session

Attendees fill a lecture hall to watch PET Radiotracer Translation and Resource Center's Annual Workshop and Scientific Session.


Please join us for the PET Radiotracer Translation and Resource Center (PET-RTRC) Workshop & Scientific Session. Registration is now open for the annual event, held virtually this year from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The PET-RTRC leverages the university’s expertise in PET radiotracer design, development, training and use with that of research groups throughout the country who are studying molecular and cellular processes of interest to facilitate the development and dissemination of novel PET radiotracers.

Please see below for more information about our upcoming preclinical and clinical imaging workshops and scientific session. For more information or questions about the schedule, please contact Michelle Hoelscher.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022: Preclinical Imaging Workshop


All times CST

Location: Virtual
Moderator: Kooresh Shoghi, PhD

9:20–9:30 a.m.
Welcome

9:30–10:10 a.m.
Advances and Applications in Preclinical CT
Cristian Badea Duke University (30 min)
Questions/Discussion (10 min)

10:10–11:00 a.m.
Quantitative Assays
Jinbin Xu, PhD (20 min) Autoradiography
Hao Jiang, PhD (20 min) Binding Assays in Preclinical PET Tracer Development
Questions/Panel Discussion (10 min)

11:00–11:10 a.m.
Break

11:10–12:00 p.m.
Quantitative Imaging Computational Modeling
Abhinav Jha, PhD (20 min)
Ganesh Chand, PhD (20 min)
Questions (10 min)


All times CST

Location: Virtual
Moderator: Richard Laforest, PhD

1:00–1:40 p.m.
Imaging of Non-Human Primates
Joel Perlmutter, MD (30 min)
Questions (10 min)

1:40–2:20 p.m.
Quantitative Neuroimaging in NHP
Richard Carson, PhD Yale University (30 min)
Questions (10 min)

2:20–2:40 p.m.
Break

2:40–3:30 p.m.
Preclinical Theranostics
Daniel Thorek, PhD (20 min)
Antibody Radiopharmaceuticals for Cancer Imaging and Therapy
Patricia Ribeiro Pereira, PhD (20 min)
Questions (10 min)

3:30–4:10 p.m.
STTR Experience
Monica Shokeen, PhD (30 min)
Questions (10 min)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022: Clinical Imaging Workshop


All times CST

Location: Virtual
Moderator: Pamela Woodard, MD

9:30-10:40 a.m. 
Translating Radiotracers into Human Subjects: Lessons Learned
Pamela Woodard, MD (30 min)
Farrokh Dehdashti, MD (30 min)
Questions/Panel Discussion (10 min)

10:40–10:50 a.m.
Break

10:50-12:00 p.m. 
Current and Future State of PET Imaging Agents
Robert Gropler, MD – Cardiovascular Imaging Agents (20 min)
Amir Iravani, MD  Prostate Imaging Agents (20 min)
Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD – Neuroimaging Agents (20 min)
Questions/Panel Discussion (10 min)


All times CST

Location: Virtual
Moderator: Amir Iravani, MD

1:00-1:50 p.m. 
Human Dosimetry and Radio-Metabolite Analysis
Richard Laforest, PhD (20 min)
Michael Nickels, PhD (20 min)
Questions (10 min)

1:50-2:40 p.m. 
Current and Future State of Theranostics
David Mankoff, MD, PhD – Penn Medicine (20 min)
Richard Wahl, MD (20 min)
Questions (10 min)

2:40–2:50 p.m.
Break

2:50-3:40 p.m.
Patient Enrollment and FDA Reporting
Deborah Koudelis, RN, MS (20 min)
Jennifer Frye, CNMT (20 min)
Questions (10 min)

3:40-4:30 p.m. 
Working with Industry – Academic and Industry Perspectives
Elyse Koester, MBA, CNMT (20 min)
Darcy Denner, PhD, Curium, St. Louis, MO (20 min)
Questions (10 min)

Thursday, January 13, 2022: Scientific Session


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All times CST

12:00–12:50 p.m.
Plenary Speaker
Molecular Imaging Guided Repair of the Heart
Frank Bengel, MD
Hannover Medical School
Director, Nuclear Medicine Clinic

Moderator: Robert Gropler, MD

12:50–1:30 p.m.
Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obesity
Samuel Klein, MD

1:30-2:00 p.m.
Targeted PET Imaging of CCR2 and FAP in the Injured Heart
Gyu Seong Heo, PhD

2:00–2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15–3:05 p.m.
Plenary Speaker
Targeting Cancer Metabolism for Molecular Imaging and Therapy
H. Charles Manning, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Moderator: Farrokh Dehdashti, MD

3:05–3:35 p.m.
Getting Old Stinks, Age-Related Stromal Changes Drive Tumor Progression
Sheila Stewart, PhD

3:35–3:55 p.m.
PET Imaging of the Inflammatory Tumor Microenvironment
Patricia Ribeiro Pereira, PhD

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