The 9th Image Guided Therapy Workshop was successfully held with 98 registered attendees on March 14-15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda (1.301.657.1234).

The program was divided into 8 oral sessions and a poster session. It included 25 talks and 35 poster presentations. The oral sessions included Image-Guided Interventions, Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Perspectives from NCI, NIBIB, CSR, Perspectives from Industry, Novel Techniques for Living Tissue Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Robotics and Navigation, and Precision Therapy. The general chairs of this workshop were Drs. Tina kapur, Alexandra Golby, Sarah Frisken, William Wells, Noby Hata, and Jayender Jagadeesan of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, along with Dr. Maie St. John ofUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Zion Tse, of University of Georgia, and Dr. Milind Rajadhyaksha of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The program chairs were Dr. Tina Kapur of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kevin Cleary of Children’s National Medical Center, and Dr. Keyvan Farahani of the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Dr. Steven Krosnick of National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Dr. Kristy Brock of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.


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.


Proceedings of the Workshop are available for download (in pdf format) here.


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.

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. A suggested format is a slide presentation with 5-10 slides that the presenter can cycle through in 10 minutes to a small group of people. Please ensure that the presentation laptops are fully charged at the start of the session because there will be no power outlets at the tables.


Day One - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

13:00-15:30SESSION ONE: Image-Guided Interventions, Surgery, Radiation Therapy
Session Chairs: Kevin Cleary, PhD, Children’s National Health SystemTina Kapur, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
13:00Image-Guided Interventions in AMIGO
Clare Tempany, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
13:25Center for Image Guided Cancer Therapy at MD Anderson
Kristy Brock, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation at Johns Hopkins
Jeff Siewerdsen, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Multimodality Interventions with 3T MRI and BiPlane Angio at UCSF
Steven Hetts, MD, University of California, San Francisco, USA
14:40Image-Guided Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at UCLA
Maie St. John, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
15:05Ergonomic Surgical Goggles for Molecular Fluorescence-Guided Cancer Resection
Samuel Achilefu, PhD, Washington University at St. Louis, USA
15:30-16:00coffee break Coffee Break
16:00-16:30SESSION TWO: Perspectives from NCI, NIBIB
Session Chairs: Maie St. John, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Zion Tse, PhD, University of Georgia, USA
16:00Image-Guided Cancer Interventions at the National Cancer Institute
Keyvan Farahani, PhD, National Cancer Institute, USA
16:15Research Funding Opportunities at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Steven Krosnick, MD, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, USA
16:30-18:00SESSION THREE: Individual Interactions with NIH Programs Staff
Session Chairs: Maie St. John, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, USAZion Tse, PhD, University of Georgia, USA
16:30Guidelines for the Session
Maie St. John, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, USAZion Tse, PhD, University of Georgia, USA 
16:40Introduction to NIH Program Directors and Scientific Review Administrators
Keyvan Farahani, PhD, (NCI), Pushpa Tandon, PhD, (NCI), Houston Baker, PhD, (NCI), Jacek Capala, PhD, (NCI), Deepa Narayanan, MS, (NCI SBIR), Steve Krosnick, MD, (NIBIB), Randy King, PhD, (NIBIB), Richard Baird, PhD, (NIBIB), Todd Merchak, BS, (NIBIB SBIR), Manana Sukhareva, PhD, (NIBIB Office of Scientific Review), Mehrdad Mohseni, MD, (CSR)
16:45Individual Meetings Signup Sheet
18:00 Adjourn

(Optional) Depart for Dinner at Bangkok Garden Restaurant (click here to sign up, self pay $30)

Day Two - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

8:00-8:30 BreakfastBreak
8:30-9:30SESSION FOUR: Perspectives from Industry
Session Chair: Sarah Frisken, PhD, Noby HataPhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
8:30Building Value in Your Startup
Neil Glossop, PhD, Medical Device Entrepreneur, USA
8:50Medical Product Development:  Research to Deployment
Everette C. Burdette, PhD, Acoustic MedSystems, Inc.
9:15-10:30coffee break SESSION FIVE: Poster Session & Coffee Break
10:30-11:30SESSION SIX: Novel Techniques for Living Tissue Microscopy and Spectroscopy
Session Chair: Milind Rajadhyaksha, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
10:30Peri-operative Confocal Imaging-guided Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinomas - for Mohs Surgery, Laser Ablation
Milind Rajadhyaksha, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
10:50Multimodality Molecular Imaging of Surgical Tissue for Breast Cancer Margin Assessment
Nathalie Agar, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
11:10Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy Provides Rapid Intraoperative Histology for Accurate Diagnosis of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Todd C. Hollon, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, USA
11:30-13:00 Lunch BreakBreak
13:00-14:30SESSION SEVEN: Robotics and Navigation
Session Chair: Jagadeesan Jayender, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
13:00MRI Compatible Robotics for In-bore Interventions
Kevin Cleary, PhDChildren's National Hospital, USA
13:15Mixed Reality Navigation for Laparoscopic Surgery
Jagadeesan Jayender, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
13:30Towards Precise Freehand MRI-guided Cellular Therapeutic Targeting for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Zion Tse, PhD, University of Georgia, College of Engineering, Athens, GA and 3T Technologies, LLC, USA
13:45Towards Cooperative Control of MRI-guided Pelvic Needle Placement Procedures
Marek Wartenberg, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
14:00Robot-Assisted Less-Invasive Treatment of Osteolysis using a Continuum Manipulator
Mehran Armand, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
14:15Bimanual Autonomous Anastomosis of the Vaginal Cuff using the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) and Near-Infrared 3D Tracking System
Axel Krieger, PhD, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, USA
14:30-15:00coffee break Coffee Break
15:00-16:30SESSION EIGHT: Precision Therapy
Session Chair: Alexandra Golby, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
15:00Feasibility of Real-time Adatptive Treament Planning for MR Guided High Dose Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy
Robert Cormack, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, USA 
15:15Folate Targeted Intraoperative Imaging of Pulmonary Tumors
Sunil Singhal, MD, Penn Medicine, USA
15:30Monitoring Cryoablation using Short TI Inversion Recovery Ultrashort Echo Time (STIR-UTE) MRI
Junichi Tokuda, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
15:45Patient-Mounted Flexible Needle Guide Template for MRI Transperineal Prostate Focal Laser Ablation
Bradford Wood, MD, National Institutes of Health, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Center for Interventional Oncology, USA
16:00Visualizing Surgical Margins during Robot-Assisted Procedures with Multi-Electrode Endoscopic Devices
Ryan Halter, PhD, Dartmouth College, USA


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

Additional information about the conference is available here.