TRI Auditorium
10 Sep 2019 8:30am to 11 Sep 2019 5:00pm

Imagine 2019 

IMAGINE 2019 follows on from the highly successful IMAGINE 2016 and 2017, which saw 200 national and international researchers, clinicians, policy makers, funders and company executives attending presentations and engaging in lively discussions on emerging technologies and techniques, and their desired health outcomes.  World-leading scientists, clinicians and commercial partners will be showcasing current innovations in imaging, radiology and MRI technology and software; highlighting challenges and opportunities to improving health outcomes and making innovations available worldwide.

Tuesday 10 September will feature a full day of presentations from 8:30am -4:30pm. Sessions will be presented under the following themes:-

Session: The Coming of Age for Functional Imaging

Dr Bruce Rosen Director, Athinoula A. Martinos Centre for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Health Science and Technology at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

A world-leading expert in functional neuroimaging, Dr Rosen's recent work has focused on the integration of MRI data with information from other modalities, including positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and non-invasive optical imaging. Dr. Rosen is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to the field of functional MRI, including, most recently, the 2011 Outstanding Researcher award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the Rigshospitalets International KFJ Prize from the University of Copenhagen/Rigshospitalet. Dr. Rosen is a Fellow and Gold Medal winner for his contributions to the field of Functional MRI from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Professor Graeme Jackson Deputy Director, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne

Professor Graeme Jackson is a clinical neurologist and clinical researcher, who is recognised as an expert and authority in new MR technologies, particularly in the field of animal and human studies of epilepsy. He is Deputy Director of the Florey Neuroscience Institutes and Director of the Brain Research Institute, Australia. Graeme is a Professorial Fellow of the Department of Medicine, Austin Health, University of Melbourne. Professor Jackson’s major research achievement is his impact on the understanding of epilepsy. He is a world leader on the use of imaging technologies in neurological disease, and has combined these interests to advance the understanding of epilepsy and to identify lesions that allow surgical cure of epilepsy. He was awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council Excellence Award.

Dr Marcus Gray Senior Research Fellow, Translational Research Institute 

Dr Marcus Gray is a senior research fellow at the Translational Research Institute. An overall theme in his research is the integration of the mind with the ongoing regulation of the body. The mind is fundamentally embodied. An intimate integration of mind and body supports flexible and adaptive behaviour in a dynamic environment, via the interaction of cognitive, emotional and executive processing with the autonomic control of the body.  Dr Gray’s research explores these associations in a wide range of contexts, spanning low level homeostatic mechanisms through to subtle interactions between attention, emotion and physiology. In particular, clinical and autonomic populations provide valuable areas for investigation using advanced techniques including magnetic resonance imaging.

Session: Imaging in a Complex Surgical Planning Suite

Dr Michael Wagels Staff Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland

Dr Michael Wagels has a special interest in the translational aspects of tissue engineering for complex reconstructive defects and specifically, how these can be related to complex lower limb reconstruction, hand surgery, brachial plexus reconstruction and head and neck reconstructive surgery. He was part of the team of surgeons who recently successfully transplanted a 3D printed tibia into a patient - an impressive world first. 

Session: Pain: Acute to Chronic 

Prof Carolyn Mountford CEO and Director of Research, Translational Research Institute

Professor Carolyn Mountford is the CEO and Director of Research at The Translational Research Institute (TRI), Brisbane, Australia. Carolyn has been the Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School since 2007, and was until recently the Director of the Centre for Clincial Spectroscopy at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston. She is a co-inventor of the diagnostic protocol to monitor women at high risk for breast cancer. The same technology is shown to identify changes to the brain associated with learning, memory, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and injury from blast and impact.

Professor Michael Schuetz Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jamieson Trauma Institute

Professor Michael Schuetz trained in Orthopaedics and Trauma at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany and in 2001 beccame associate Professor of Trauma. In 2004 he was appointed the first Chair of Trauma in Queensland and commenced at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, becoming Director of Trauma. He was the first chair of the Queensland State-wide Trauma Clinical Network in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association with special interest in Orthopaedic Trauma including complex joint reconstruction. His research focuses on fracture healing including mathematical modelling; CT/MRI Imaging and modelling; and soft tissue trauma.

A series of workshops will follow on Wednesday 11 September examining specific challenges in the innovation and translational process. Information on how to register for these will be released soon. To register your interest email [email protected]