The 9th IGT Workshop

The 9th Image Guided Therapy Workshop will be held on March 14-15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA.  Phone: 1.301.657.1234. Hotel reservation can be made here.


The overall goal of this workshop series is to foster a discourse in translational research in image-guided therapy in the NIH-funded community, and to communicate the availability of NCIGT as a national resource for tools and technologies in the field. Similar to previous workshops in this series, attendees include members of academia, industry, and federal agencies interested in image-guided interventions.


Accepted abstracts will be published in a workshop proceedings and made available publicly on the workshop website.


Important Dates

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017: Abstracts submissions open (Easy Chair Conference Management Website)
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 11pm PST: Abstract submission deadline
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Acceptance decisions emailed to authors 
  • Monday, February 27, 2017: Camera ready copies of the abstracts due on the Easy Chair Conference Management Website.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017: Final Program published on website 
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, March 14-15, 2017: Meeting

Hotel Reservation

Through this website you can book and modify your hotel reservation.


To register for the workshop, please click here.  Please note, the registration fee of $250 is to be paid by all attendees, including presenters.

Very limited financial support towards the registration fee is available for students/fellows/junior faculty who would otherwise not be able to attend the meeting. After submitting your abstract, please email us to indicate your need this support, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are solicited for the 9th National Image-Guided Therapy workshop, a translational research workshop that brings together NIH funded researchers in areas of image-guided surgery, interventional radiology, adaptive radiation therapy, image-guided drug delivery, image-guided robotics, and imaging informatics. The workshop is a single track meeting that includes oral and poster presentations of refereed abstracts, invited talks, individual interactions with NIH Programs Staff, and industrial exhibits.  The 2017 workshop will be held on March 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD.

Electronic submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 11pm Pacific Standard Time on the Easy Chair Conference Management Website.

Guidelines for Abstracts

  • Abstracts should be 1 page (8.5 inch x 11 inch page, US letter size), submitted in acrobat pdf format, with 1 inch margins, maximum 6 lines per inch (single spaced in software such as MS Word), in size 11 Arial Font. Please click here for the IGT Workshop Abstract Template.
  • Abstract submissions should include Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), and five sections: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Funding Source(s), identified by bold headers.
  • Funding source(s) for the work, if any, must be acknowledged in the abstract.
  • Images in abstracts are encouraged.
  • Please do not submit material that is not ready for public dissemination, or has been previously published in the form that you submit for this workshop.
  • The program committee will review all submissions, and assign acceptances to either poster or oral presentation.
  • All abstracts will be published in a workshop proceedings and made available publicly on the workshop website.

Guidelines for Oral Presentations

The speaking time is 10 minutes, and 5 minutes for questions. The talk should cater to non-experts who are interested in learning about the big picture goal of your work (technology-wise, disease-wise) and then into the specifics of the project. Please plan to deliver the presentation using your own laptop computer.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

The posters should be prepared in an electronic format of the authors’  choice, and presented using individual laptops at the meeting.

Preliminary Agenda

Day One - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

1:00pm-3:30pmSESSION ONE: Image-Guided Interventions, Surgery, Radiation Therapy
Session Chairs: Tina Kapur, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Kevin Cleary, PhD, Children’s National Health System
1:00-1:25Image-Guided Interventions in AMIGO
Clare Tempany, MDBrigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
1:25-1:50Center for Image Guided Cancer Therapy at MD Anderson
Kristy Brock, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation at Johns Hopkins
Jeff Siewerdsen, PhDJohns Hopkins University
Multimodality Interventions with 3T MRI and BiPlane Angio at UCSF
Steven Hetts, MD, University of California, San Francisco
2:40-3:05Image-Guided Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at UCLA
Maie St. John, MD, PhD
3:05-3:30Ergonomic Surgical Goggles for Molecular Fluorescence-Guided Cancer Resection
Samuel Achilefu, PhD, FRSC, Washington University at St. Louis
3:30pm-4:00pmCoffee Break
4:00pm-4:30pmSESSION TWO: Perspectives from NCI, NIBIB
Session Chairs: Maie St. John, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, Zion Tse, PhD, University of Georgia
4:00-4:15Image-Guided Cancer Interventions at the National Cancer Institute
Keyvan Farahani, PhD, National Cancer Institute
4:15-4:30Research Funding Opportunities at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Steve Krosnick, MD, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
4:30pm-6:00pmSESSION THREE: Individual Interactions with NIH Programs Staff
Session Chairs: Maie St. John, MD, University of California, Los Angeles
Zion Tse, PhD, University of Georgia
 NCI: Keyvan Farahani, Pushpa Tandon, Houston Baker
NIBIB: Steve Krosnick, Randy King, Todd Merchak
6:00pm Adjourn

(Option) Depart for Dinner (Bangkok Garden Restaurant, Self Pay, $30)

Day Two - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

8:30am-10:00amSESSION FOUR: Perspectives from Industry
Session Chairs:
8:30-8:50Building Value in your Startup
Neil Glossop, PhD, Medical Device Entrepreneur
8:50-9:30Image-Guided Interventions as a Business: Cash Cow or Cooked Goose?
Greg Sorensen, MD, IMRIS, Inc.
10:00am-11:00amSESSION FIVE: Posters & Coffee Break
11:00am-12:30pmSESSION SIX: Novel Techniques for Living Tissue Microscopy and Spectroscopy
Session Chairs:
11:00am-11:25amPeri-operative Confocal Imaging-guided Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinomas - for Mohs Surgery, Laser Ablation
Milind Rajadhyaksha, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
11:25am-11:50amMultimodality Molecular Imaging of Surgical Tissue for Breast Cancer Margin Assessment
Nathalie Agar, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
1:00pm-3:00pmSESSION SEVEN: 
Session Chairs:
3:00pm-3:30pmCoffee Break
3:00pm-5:00pmSESSION EIGHT: 
Session Chairs:


Image-Guided Brain Tumor Resection
Alexandra Golby, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School