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Thursday 17th May 2018 11:00-17:00 at UCD Conway Institute Lecture Theatre

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Cancer Imaging: from Molecules to Humans

The Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT is holding a symposium entitled 'Cancer Imaging : From Molecules to Humans' on Thursday 17th May 2018 from 11:00-17:00 in the UCD Conway Institute Lecture Theatre.

Please join us for a day-long multi-disciplinary overview of current advances in imaging cancer from molecules to humans, with talks from national and international speakers (agenda attached). 

Researchers, investigators, clinicians and everyone interested welcome to attend upon free registration! Coffee breaks & light lunch provided.

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Cancer Imaging : From Molecules to Humans - Agenda

10:30 – 11:00 Registration and coffee/tea
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome address Prof. William Gallagher, Director of the UCD Conway Institute, Professor of Cancer Biology at UCD and Director of BREAST-PREDICT
11:10 – 13:10 Session 1 Chair: Assoc. Prof. Aoife Gowen, Associate Professor, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
11:10 – 11:40 High Content Analysis - a valuable tool for cancer research Prof. Aideen Long, Professor in Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine
11:40 – 12:10 Label free spectroscopic imaging for pre-cancer and cancer diagnosis Prof. Fiona Lyng, Professor, Dublin Institute of Technology and Head of the DIT Centre for Radiation and Environmental Science
12:10 – 12:40 Fast-tracking molecular diagnostics in oncology via digital pathology and automated image analysis Prof. William Gallagher, UCD
12:40 – 13:10 High sensitivity deep tissue imaging of structure and function for applications in cancer and regenerative medicine Prof. Martin Leahy, Professor and Chair of Applied Physics, NUI Galway and Adjunct Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons
13:10 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:40 Session 2 Chair: Prof. William Gallagher
14:00 – 14:30 Bio-responsive near infrared fluorophores for real-time imaging Prof. Donal O’Shea, Professor and Head of Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
14:30 – 15:30 Keynote: Translational imaging: exploiting tumour growth signals and microstructure for imaging Prof. Eric Aboagye, Professor of Cancer Pharmacology & Molecular Imaging and Director of the CRUK-EPSRC-MRC-NIHR Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre, Imperial College London
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 – 16:20 Microwave breast imaging - from concept to first patient study in Ireland Dr. Martin O’Halloran, Senior Lecturer, School of E&I/School of Medicine, NUI Galway and Director of the Translational Medical Device Lab
16:20 – 16:50 Image guided surgery- here and now Prof. Ronan Cahill, Professor of Surgery Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
16:50 – 17:00 Discussion and closing remarks