2017 Draft Agenda 

    • 1. Thursday & Friday

      Wednesday, October 4, 2017

      7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM
      Welcome Reception

      The Blackstone Hotel - Historic Art Hallway


      Thursday, October 5, 2017

      7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
      Breakfast in the Blackstone Hotel
      8:00 AM  -  8:15 AM
      Welcome Address and Introductions

      Conference Director: Steve Feinstein

      Conference Co-Directors:  Stephanie Wilson, and Petros Nihoyannopoulos

      8:15 AM  -  8:45 AM
      David Cosgrove Memorial, Expert Guest - SESSION I

      Presented by Paul Sidhu

      8:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
      CEUS Updates - SESSION I, continued

      Chair: Stephanie Wilson and Petros Nihoyannopoulos

      ICUS: Mark Weller, Ed Dougherty, Jenifer Healy

      IAC: Beverly Gorman

      FDA and EMA Updates: Mike Main, Roxy Senior

      10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Thursday Morning Stretch Break
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      CEUS Clinical Trials - SESSION II

      Chairs: Anthony DeMaria and Melissa Tracy

      Kullervo Hynynen - Ongoing Brain Cancer Therapy Clinical Trials

      Wilson Mathias - Updates on Coronary Sonothrombolysis

      Mengxing Tang - CEUS Ultrafast Plane Waving, "First-in-Man" Results

      12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
      Thursday Lunch in the Blackstone Hotel


      1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Clinical and Pre-Clinical Trials - SESSION III

      Chairs: Harvey Feigenbaum and Sharon Mulvagh

      Paul Grayburn - Myocyte Regenerationwith CEUS and Sonoporation

      Pintong Huang -  Gene Therapy Treatment of Diabetic Non-Human Primates with Sonoporation

      Ed Grant - CEUS for Liver Mass Detection and Cost Effectiveness

      Roxy Senior - Clinical Follow Up of CEUS Myocardial Perfusion and SPECT

      Dirk Clevert - Vascular CEUS and Vascular Emergencies

      Henrik Sillesen - CEIS 3-D Plaque Thrombosis Quantifiction

      3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
      Thursday Afternoon Break
      3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
      Acoustics - SESSION IV

      Chairs: James Miller and Seth Powsner

      Brian Fowlkes - Acoustic Responsive Scaffolds: A Method for Spatial/Temporal Control in Tissue Engineering

      Nico deJong - Flow Profiles in the Left Ventricle and Brandaris Images of Sonoporation

      Mike Averkiou - High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging of Microbubble Destruction During Sonoporation

      Jordan Harris - CEUS and Automatic Quantification of Left Ventricular Function

      Stephanie Wilson - A NEW Algorithm for Investigation of Nodules in a Cirrhotic Liver with Inclusion of CEUS


      7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
      Thursday Evening Event - Three Hour Dinner Cruise

      Cruise on beautiful Lake Michigan and The Chicago River aboard the Classic Lady - with live music, great views of Chicago and the city lights, food & bar with fun colleagues (casual attire). Buses will depart the Blackstone Hotel for the boat starting at 6:30 PM.


      Friday, October 6, 2017

      8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
      Friday Breakfast in the Blackstone Hotel

      8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM
      Advanced Clinical Updates - SESSION V

      Chairs: Eddie Leen and Maria Christina Chammas

       Kassa Darge - Expanding CEUS in Pediatric Populations

      Yuko Kono - Li-Rads Update

      Luciano Agati - Intraventricular Flow Dynamics in Patients

      Otto Kamp - Coronary Sonothrombolysis Protocol: Ambulance Based

      9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
      Microvascular Metabolic Imaging - SESSION VI

      Chairs: Paolo Voci and Franco Pizzuto

      Juergen Willman - title to be determined

      Paul Dayton - Ultrafast CEUS Imaging

      Flemming Forsberg - 3-D Subharmonic Imaging of the Breast

      Dan Adam - Microvascular Imaging

      10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM
      Friday Morning Coffee Break
      11:15 AM  -  12:45 AM
      (Saturday, October 7, 2017)
      Clinical Updates - SESSION VII

      Chairs: Len Greenbaum and Arend Schinkel
      Tom Porter - Therapeutic Applications of Diagnostic High MI Impulses
      Harald Becher - Sonothrombolysis in STEMI patients
      Massimo Mischi - Advances in quantitative imaging of microvascular changes and angiogenic expressions in cancer
      Hessel Wijkstra - Clinical Trials and Updates on CEUS and Prostate Imaging

      12:45 PM  -  1:30 PM
      Friday Lunch in the Blackstone Hotel
      1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
      CEUS Physiology - SESSION VIII

      Chairs: Sanjiv Kaul and Mark Monaghan

      Klazina Kooiman - Sonobactericide as an Adjunct Therapy to Treat Infective Endocarditis: as in vitro Demonstration of an Ultrasound Microbubble and Thrombolytic-Based Treatment

      Rik Vos - High Frame Rate Contrast Enhanced PIV Imaging Around the Aortic Bifurcation in Human Volunteers

      Jonathan Lindner - Cavitation and Purinergic Signaling as a Common Denominator in Therapeutic Ultrasound

      Lisa Villanueva - to be determined


      2:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
      Wrap Up Panel Discussions - SESSION IX

      Chair: Petros Nihoyannopoulos and Harold Sandler


           Payman Sattar

           Tochi Okwuosa

           Sarah Alexander

           Charlotte Bai

           Andy Appis

           Evan Appis

      End of Day's Sessions

    • 2. Saturday Training

      Saturday, October 7, 2017

      8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM

      This day of education is dedicated to current clinical applications of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) imaging in the fields of radiology (diagnostic and interventional) and cardiovascular disciplines. Enjoy vigorous round-table, interactive discussions along with experts lectures on new clinical research applications. There will be focused time for live imaging and “Knobology” sessions using 7 of the world’s leading ultrasound systems and 3 FDA approved ultrasound contrast agents. 

      The Blackstone Hotel Ballroom   

      8:00-9:00 AM		Continental Breakfast

      9:00 AM-10:00 AM	Liver CEUS Round Table: A Conversation with the Experts
      Chairs: Stephanie Wilson from Calgary University and  Edward Grant from University of California

      	Meri Chen, Rush University Medical Center
      	Steve Feinstein, Rush University Medical Center
      	John Hibbeln, Loyola University Medical Center and the Chicago Radiology Society
      	John Knudson, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
              Marc Borge, Loyola University Medical Center
      	Damaris Mejia, Mount Sinai Hospital
      	Allan Zelinger, Advocate Christ Hospital and Chicago Society of Echo

      10:00-11:00 AM		Hands-On CEUS Training 101

      Live model ultrasound imaging demonstrations with the seven leading manufacturers of CEUS imaging
      machines and the three main contrast agents companies, on both cardiac and liver applications.
      Contrast Agents: Definity/Lantheus, Lumason/Bracco, and Optison/GEHC.
      CEUS Imaging Manufacturers: GEHC, Hitachi, Mindray, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, and Toshiba.
      Attendees will break out into smaller groups for hands-on training on the machines and contrast 
      agents, moving between the demonstration displays in timed sequence. 

      11:00-1:00 PM		Expert Presentations from the Podium (Working session with Box Lunch)
      Chairs: Pintong Huang from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang, Hangzhou, China and Mark 
      Monaghan from King's College, London, United Kingdom
      	Beth Thompson - A Cardiac Sonographers View on CEUS
      	Damarus Mejia - An Interventional Sonographers View on CEUS
      	Interesting Cases of the Liver
      	(Others to be added)

      1:00-2:00 PM		Expanded Knobology and Demonstrations
      	Time to get the sonographers and imaging physicians more hands-on the actual machines and 
              learn more about the contrast agent injections allowing more one-on-one with teaching by the 
              manufacturing's applications specialists and oversight by the event's Chairs.