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Wednesday 22 August 2018

8:30am - 8:50am
Conference Opening
8.30am - 8.35am Dr Amanda DinesExecutive Director, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
8:35am - 8:50am Welcome Address Dr Christine Williams, Acting Chief Scientist
8:50am - 9:30am Path toward quantitative imaging in medicine…lost in translation Professor Stuart Grieve, Professor of Radiology, University of Sydney
9:30am - 10:55am
Session 1 - Cardiovascular
9:35am - 10:15am CMR guided cardiac catheterisation: Is it ready for prime time? Professor Reza Razavi, Vice President (research and innovation), King's College London
10:15am - 10:35am What would we like in our tool kit in the future? Professor Gemma Figtree, Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney and Heart Research Australia
10:35am - 10:55am Multimodality Cardiac ImagingDr Arnold Ng, Senior Cardiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital
10:55am - 11:20am Morning Tea
11:20am - 1:05pm
Session 2 - Cancer Imaging - Diagnosis and treatment
Chair: Professor Carolyn Mountford, TRI
11:25am - 12:05pm Cervical cancer: evaluation with MR imagingProfessor Kaori Togashi, Chair, Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto University
12:05pm - 12:45pm Interventional oncology: a mainstream discipline in cancer careProfessor Andreas Adam, Interventional Radiology, King's College London View Presentation
12:45pm - 1:05pm Imaging in the rapidly changing world of cancer therapeuticsAssociate Professor Paul Thomas, Director, Herston Imaging Research Facility View Presentation
1:05pm - 1:50pm Lunch
1:50pm - 3:15pm
Session 3 – Radiotherapy
Chair: Adjunct Professor Liz Kenny AO, RBWH
1:55pm - 2:35pm Advancing Patient care by Quantitative imaging: MR-Guided RadiotherapyAssociate Professor Clifton D Fuller, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Centre
2:35pm - 2:55pm Evolving Role of MR in RadiotherapyProfessor Peter Greer, Radiation Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle View Presentation
2:55pm - 3.15pm The Australian MRI-Linac Program: Transforming the science and clinical practice of cancer radiotherapyProfessor Paul Keall, Director ACRF Image X Institute, University of Sydney View Presentation
3:15pm - 3:25pm Afternoon Tea
3:25pm - 5:00pm
Session 4 - Theranostics
3:30pm - 4:10pm Theranostics in Neuroendocrine tumorsAssociate Professor Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Nuclear Medicine, University of Bonn View Presentation
4:10pm - 4:30pm Precision guided munitions using PSMA theranostics to target prostate cancerProfessor Michael Hofman, Centre for Cancer Imaging, Peter MacCallum Cancer View Presentation
4:30pm - 4:50pm Nanomedicines in cancer imaging and therapyAssociate Professor Kris Thurecht, Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland
4:50pm - 5:00pm Wrap up of day oneDr Amanda Dines, Executive Director, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
5:00pm - 6:00pm Poster display reception & networking drinks
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Room: Plaza Gallery, Plaza Level
Imaging@Brisbane Conference DinnerImagining a world without Alzheimer’s diseaseProfessor Colin Masters, Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne View Presentation

Thursday 23 August 2018

9:00am - 9:05am
Day 2 Opening
Dr Amanda DinesExecutive Director, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
9:05am - 10:30am
Session 1 - Neurology and Neuro-oncology
9:10am - 9:50am Clinical pH, hypoxia, and vascular architecture MR imaging in human brain tumorsAssociate Professor Benjamin Ellingson, Director, UCLA Brain Tumour Imaging View Presentation
9:50am - 10:10am Advanced imaging and epilepsyProfessor Graeme Jackson, Senior Deputy Director, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
10:10am - 10:20am Using high-resolution diffusion imaging to predict impulsivity after subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s diseaseDr Philip Mosley, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
10:20am - 10:30am The low dimensional dynamic and integrative core of cognition in the human brainDr Mac Shine, University of Sydney
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea
11:00am - 12:20pm
Session 1 – Neurology and Neuro-oncology (Continued)
11:00am - 11:40am PET-MR of brain disorders: What does simultaneous PET-MR achieve that PET + MR does not?Professor Alexander Hammers, Imaging and Neuroscience, King’s College London
11:40am - 12:00pm Brain bioenergetics: insights from magnetic resonance spectroscopyProfessor Caroline (Lindy) Rae, Brain Science, UNSW
12:00pm - 12:20pm Understanding vascular drivers of neurodegeneration Associate Professor Amy Brodtmann, Co-head, Behavioural Neuroscience, The Florey Institute
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12:20pm - 1:20pm

Lunch debate: Finders keepers: Who owns and who stores clinical imaging data for research

Motion: De-identified Research data acquired at Queensland hospitals should be maintained by Queensland Health

Moderator:Professor Margaret Sheil

Representing the hospital perspective (Affirmative):Mr Michael Draheim
Dr Clair Sullivan

Representing the research perspective (Negative):Professor Graham Galloway
Professor Olivier Salvado

1:30pm - 2:55pm
Session 2 - Mental Health
Chair: Professor Michael Breakspear
1:35pm - 2:15pm Neuroimaging biomarkers of risk and resilience in Bipolar Disorder Professor Sophia Frangou, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
2:15pm - 2:35pm Mapping the neural basis of cognition using naturalistic fMRI paradigmsDr Christine Guo, Team leader, Translational Neuroscience, QIMR Berghofer
2:35pm - 2:45pm Widespread associations between brain structure and complex traits in humansDr Baptiste Couvy-Duchesne, University of Queensland
2:45pm - 2:55pm Fragility and volatility of structural hubs in the human connectomeDr Leonardo Gollo, QIMR
2:55pm - 4:10pm
Session 3 – Spinal Trauma
Chair: Professor Graham Galloway
3:00pm - 3:40pm The relevance of imaging in cervical spine trauma – what do we know...and what do we want to know?Professor James Elliott, Northern Sydney Local Health District and Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney View Presentation
3:40pm - 4:00pm The relevance of imaging in Spinal Trauma – what do we want to know? Dr Michael Schuetz, Director and Chair, Jamieson Trauma Institute, RBWH
4:00pm - 4:10pm A case report of acute low back pain using 2D correlated spectroscopy of the brain Ms Julia Watson, Queensland University of Technology & TRI
4:10pm - 4:30pm Closing statement & Conference Close Professor Liz Kenny, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
Professor Markus Barth, The University of Queensland

Friday 24 August 2018

Friday 24 August is designed to offer opportunities to build collaboration between your research and activities in Brisbane, Australia and internationally. There will be a number of collaborative meetings organised.

Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)

Building 57, Research Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072


The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) is a unique imaging research facility in Australia. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, the centre holds world-class imaging instruments including a PET/MR, PET/CT, 3T MRI, 7T MRI, pre-clinical 9.4T and 16.4T MRI; and cutting edge radiochemistry facilities such as an on-site cyclotron, used for radioisotope production and research.

With collaborations across the country and the globe, CAI brings together close to a hundred researchers and more than $100M in imaging and spectroscopy facilities to be at the forefront of imaging technology and biomedical research.

The centre is one of only a handful in the world and brings together key research initiatives such as the National Imaging Facility, ACRF Facility for Molecular Imaging Agents in Cancer, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology and ARC Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology. CAI’s strategic research themes highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the centre’s research: 1) Imaging of Structure, Function and Disease, 2) Imaging, Diagnostic and Spectroscopic Technologies and 3) Molecular Characterisation and Design.

Join us for a tour of the Centre for Advanced Imaging on Friday, 24th August.

For a sneak-peek, you can take a virtual tour of CAI here:

To register and for all event details including directions, please visit

For more information, please visit the CAI website:

Herston Imaging Research Facility

Level 3, Building 71/918, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Herston QLD 4029

Established in 2015, the $24M Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF) is one of only a handful of imaging research facilities in Australia and the first to be devoted entirely to clinical research. The facility was formed through an alliance between four leading university and healthcare institutions: The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute; and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (through the Metro North Hospital and Health Service).

HIRF has been purpose-built to facilitate clinical trials and has state-of-the art clinical scanners, including Siemens 3T Prisma MR, a Siemens mMR PET/MR and a Siemens PET/CT mCT Flow scanners.

The facility currently has over 60 research projects recruiting or in the lead up phase pre-recruitment. Research involves a wide range of topics in molecular imaging, MR and diagnostic CT with lead research areas in neuro science and oncology. The facility has access to a wide range of boutique and research PET tracers produced on site at the RBWH cyclotron and radiopharmacy facility (Q-TRaCE).

Join us for a tour of the Facility on Friday 24 August.

To register your interest in touring this facility please email:

For more information, please visit the HIRF website:


Visitors can catch a bus to Royal Brisbane Hospital Busway stop (Numbers 66, 330 or 340) from the Cultural Centre Busway Station at South Bank near the convention centre.

All you need to know about registering for Imaging@Brisbane 2018, can be found on the registration and accommodation pages.

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