BREAST-PREDICT Symposium on cancer imaging

Join the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT for a day-long multi-disciplinary overview of current advances in imaging cancer from molecules to humans, with talks from national and international speakers.

  • WHAT: 'Cancer Imaging: from Molecules to Humans'
  • WHEN: Thursday 17th May 2018, 11:00 - 17:00
  • WHERE UCD Conway Institute Lecture

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

Please register here.


10:30 – 11:00 Registration and coffee

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 – 16:50 Session 2, Chair: Prof. William Gallagher, UCD

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 – 16:50 Session 3, Chair: Prof. William Gallagher

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.

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