IWMPI2016, Lübeck, Germany

Thank you all for a great workshop IWMPI2016 with inspiring converstations, interesting talks and innovative posters. We hope you all returned back home safe and sound with plenty of new ideas.

The 6th IWMPI took place in Lübeck, Germany on March 16 - 18, 2016.

Poster Prize awardees

Poster Prizes were granted this year to:

1st:  Peter Ludewig, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany
        “Magnetic particle imaging in a mouse model of acute ischemic stroke”

2nd: Ryan Orendorff, University of California, Berkeley, USA
        “First in-vivo Perfusion Imaging with MPI”

3rd:  Akihiro Matsuhisa, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
        “Magnetic signal detection method based on active vibration of magnetic nanoparticles”

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

From 12:00 Registration

13:00 - 18:00 Tutorials

            13:00 Instrumentation in MPI
            14:10 Image Reconstruction in MPI
            15:35 Tracer Material for MPI
            16:45 Applications of MPI

18:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception within the Industry Exhibition Area

Thursday, March 17, 2016

From 08:00 Registration

08:30 Welcoming Speeches
09:00 Session 1 with Keynote:Magnetic Nanoparticle Dynamics in Spectroscopy and its Applications, John B. Weaver
10:50 Elevator Speeches
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Elevator Speeches
14:15 Poster Session
15:45 Session 2 with Keynote: Potential clinical applicantions of MPI, Johannes Salamon and Harald Ittrich
17:00 Session 3

19:30 Mayor's reception at the historic Audienzsaal, audience chamber
         with Poster Award
20:00 Conference Gala Dinner and Music  

Friday, March 18, 2016 

08:30 Session 4 with Keynote: Safety Limits in MPI and Implications for Image Quality, Emine Ulku Saritas
10:00 Poster Session
11:00 Session 5
12:20 Lunch Break
13:20 Session 6 with Keynote: High Resolution Temperature Estimation by using Magnetic Nanoparticles, Wenzhong Liu
14:30 Session 7
16:00 Session 8
16:50 Wrapup / Closing speeches

Scientific Program

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a novel imaging modality that uses various static and oscillating magnetic fields to image the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) with high sensitivity, no tissue background, and no ionizing radiation. The method exploits the non-linear magnetization behavior of the SPIOs, and has shown great potential to surpass current in vivo imaging modalities in terms of sensitivity, safety, quantitation, and spatio-temporal resolution. MPI is well suited for clinical applications such as angiography, cancer imaging, and inflammation imaging; as well as research applications such as stem cell imaging and small animal imaging. 

The main topics presented at the workshop include hardware developments, image reconstruction and systems theory, nanoparticle physics and theory, nanoparticle synthesis, spectroscopy, patient safety, and medical/research applications of MPI. Over the years, the attendance to the workshop increased from around 70 attendees in 2010 to over 200 researchers this past year. 

We encourage you and your colleagues to contribute your research and results to IWMPI, where you will have an opportunity to interact and collaborate with the greater MPI community, and to take steps in advancing the field of MPI. The workshop will provide a great opportunity to present your research results, as well as to learn more about the technical aspects and clinical potential of MPI.