Melbourne Brain Imaging Symposium

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Melbourne Brain Imaging Symposium

16th December 2015


Free but please register

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Brain imaging is a key tool in clinical diagnosis and, in its various forms, has alleviated much human suffering. Equally important, though, is the expanding role of imaging in disease research, where the ultimate beneficiaries are usually not the people being scanned but future sufferers of a disorder.

This symposium highlights the impact and future potential of imaging research, including technological advances.

PET/CT Imaging session:

  • Imaging of miss-folded proteins in neurodegeneration -Victor Villemagne, Austin Health
  • Advantages of PET/CT in a university setting – Rob Williams, University of Melbourne
  • Advanced imaging applications to epilepsy – Graeme Jackson, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Brain Imaging session:

  • Brain biomarkers in healthy ageing: First results from the ASPREE NEURO study – Gary Egan, Monash Biomedical Imaging, Centre for Integrative Brain Function, Monash University
  • Imaging in stroke research – Nawaf Yassi, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Body image disorders and the brain – Susan Rossell, Swinburne University of Technology
  • MR imaging of MS – Scott Kolbe, University of Melbourne

Engineering, Pre-Clinical session:

  • Compressed sensing for enhanced pre-clinical imaging, Leigh Johnston, University of Melbourne
  • Assessing bio-markers in concussion, David Wright, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Ultra-high field MRS and X-nuclei imaging, Brad Moffat, University of Melbourne
  • Pigmentary neurodegenerative disease in Eastern Grey Kangaroos exposed to pastures containing Phalaris spp, Charles El-Hage, University of Melbourne


When: Wednesday, 16 December 2015 from 8:50 AM to 4:00 PM (morning tea and lunch provided)

Where: Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building – 30 Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052

Cost: Free but please register for a place