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
      In Memory of David, 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

      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

      Ed Grant - CEUS for Liver Mass Detection and Cost Effectiveness

      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

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

      Dirk Clevert - Vascular CEUS and Vascular Emergencies

      Henrik Sillesen -  Contrast Enhanced 3D Ultrasound for Quantification of Aortic Aneurysm Thrombus Volume

      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- Comparison Echo-PIV with Optical-PIV in a Realistic LV Flow Model

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

      John Knudsen - Utilizing Ultrasound Super Resolution Microvessel Imaging by Combining Ultrafast Imaging with Contrast Microbubbles: An In Vivo Feasibility Study Under Clinical Settings

      Stephanie Wilson - Validation of the CEUS LiRads Algorithm


      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  -  11:00 AM
      Microvascular Metabolic Imaging - SESSION VI

      Chairs: Paolo Voci and Franco Pizzuto

      Juergen Willmann - Ultrasound-Guided Complementary microRNA Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

      Paul Dayton - Ultra-fast CEUS Imaging

      Flemming Forsberg - 3-D Subharmonic Imaging of the Breast

      Dan Adam - Microvascular Imaging

      11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
      Friday Morning Coffee Break
      11:15 AM  -  12:30 AM
      (Saturday, October 7, 2017)
      Clinical Updates - SESSION VII

      Chairs: Len Greenbaum and Sanjiv Kaul
      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

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

      Chairs: Arend Schinkel 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

      Spiros Kotopoulis - Does the Bubble Really make a Difference? 

      Lisa Villanueva - Sonodynamic Therapy Using Protoporphyrin IX Encapsulated Microbubble Inhibits Tumor Growth 


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

      Chair: Petros Nihoyannopoulos and Harold Sandler


           Payman Sattar

           Tochi Okwuosa

           Sarah Alexander

           Andy Appis

           Evan Unger

      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. 

      Parag Amin, Marc Borge and Steve Feinstein

      The Blackstone Hotel Ballroom 

      8:30 AM -9:00 AM Continental Breakfast

      9:00 AM-10:00 AM Who, What, Where, When, How? Rapid Fire time with the Professionals
      Chair: Steve Feinstein, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

      Meri Chen, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
      Marc Borge, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago and the Chicago Radiology Society
      John Knudsen, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
      Mark Monaghan, Kings College, London, UK
      Stephanie Wilson, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
      Mihir Patel, Loyola university Medical Center, Chicago
      Pintong Huang, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
      Parag Amin, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago

      10:00 AM-10:15 AM Stretch Break

      10:15 AM-11:00 AM Interventional Uses of CEUS
      Marc Borge - CEUS for Vascular Procedures
      Parag Amin - Biopsy Triage and Guidance with CEUS
      Mihir Patel - Tumor Ablation Guidance with CEUS

      11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Knobology and Hands-On CEUS Training 101, Part 1
      Oversight of the Knobology Training Stations - All Chairs and Directors
      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 Healthineers, 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.

      12:00 PM-1:00 PM Expert Presentations from the Podium (working session with Box Lunch)
      Chairs: Pintong Huang and Mark Monaghan
      Beth Thompson - The Sonographers' Role in Contrast Echocardiography
      Stephanie Wilson - Perform an Excellent CEUS Examination: Tips of the Trade

      1:00 PM-2:00 PM Knobology and Hands-On CEUS Training 101, Part 2
      Expanded time for continuation of sonographers and physicians "hands-on" at each of the ultrasound systems and the contrast ultrasound agent stations; oversight by the event's chairs and directors with training performed by the manufacturer's applications specialists and clinical experts in attendance.

      2:00 - 2:30 PM - Wrap Up and Raffle Drawing