TRI Auditorium

Imagine - Innovation and Translation in Imaging Summit 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.


DAY ONE - Tuesday 10th September - A full day conference program will feature presentations from world leading scientists, clinicians and commercial partners as they showcase the latest in imaging, radiology and MRI technology and software. 

Program Sessions - Download the Full Conference Program

  • Session 1 - Imaging for Complex Surgical Planning
  • Session 2 - The Coming of Age for Functional Imaging
  • Session 3 - Cardiac Imaging
  • Session 4 - Pain: Acute to Chronic 
  • Panel Discussion: Imaging, Data Mining and Hospitals 

DAY TWO - Wednesday 11th September - Day 2 will feature workshop sessions and seminars presented by world-leading scientists and experts in MRI technology and software. Attendees can register to attend individual or multiple workshops. Register here

Program Sessions:

  • Session 1Innovation in Pain Management Workshop by Dr John Parker and Dr Nathan Taylor
  • Session 2 - Data Mining Medical Information by Professor John Irvine 
  • Session 3 -  Advanced MR Imaging of Brain Tumors by Dr Alberto Bizzi
  • Session 4 - Prostate MRI 2019: Current Status and Developing Trends in Diagnosis, Staging, Surveillance and Monitoring Post Treatment by Professor Herb Kressel 
  • Session 5 -  Engaging Multi-domain Data to drive Deep Learning in Understanding Cardiovascular Disease - Observation, Bioinformatics, Outcomes, Impact by Professor Jemma Figtree and Professor James Moon

Welcome to Imagine 2019

Hon Kate Jones, Advance Qld’s support of the TRI Innovation and Translation Centre in collaboration with Seimens Healthineers
Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games

Dr Sascha Daeuber, Imaging and Artificial Intelligence
Diagnostic Imaging, VP Magnetic Resonance, Siemens Healthineers, Germany

Professor John Irvine, The Apollo Landing to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Draper Labs, Chief Scientist, Data Analytics and Laboratory, Technical Staff, Draper Laboratory, USA

Session: Imaging for Complex Surgical Planning 

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. 

Dr Thomas Lloyd
Director of Training

Dr. Lloyd is a senior staff specialist in Diagnostic Radiology at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital and Breastscreen Queensland. He serves as the Director of Registrar Training for the PAH hub within the Queensland training network. His principle areas of expertise are Breast imaging and Orthopaedic imaging with a particular interest in sarcoma. He also maintains an interest in body imaging. Dr. Lloyd is an examiner for the College of Radiology. Dr Lloyd’s current research projects focus on Breast Density, Carotid plaque characterization with MRI and Diffusion tractography in the context of peripheral nerve injury. He has been the recipient of grant funding for investigation of MRI and extracellular matrix studies of breast density, Carotid plaque vulnerability and uses of NMR mouse.

Dr Thomas Friese
SVP Data Architecture & Technology Platforms at Siemens Healthcare

In this role, Dr. Friese leads efforts to introduce novel digital and data based services into the portfolio of Siemens Healthineers. His work focuses on using state-ofthe-art software technology, particularly cloud computing and big data analytics, to enhance and strengthen the core competencies of Siemens Healthineers in medical imaging, diagnostics and therapy. Prior to his current role, Thomas Friese held a variety of technical and engineering leadership positions at Siemens Corporate Technology and Siemens Healthcare. Thomas Friese earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Marburg, Germany.

Session: The Coming of Age for Functional Imaging

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: Cardiovascular Imaging 

Professor James Moon 
Professor of Cardiology, UCL, Clinical Director of Imaging, Barts Heart Centre, UK

James is Professor of Cardiology, UCL, Clinical Director of Imaging, Barts Heart Centre, the largest cardiac centre in Europe where he leads the largest CMR department in the world and the UKs largest echo and cardiac CT services. Formerly president of British Society of CMR, his research interest is in better understanding heart muscle from rare to common diseases with new techniques; wider access for imaging. This includes faster cheaper easier imaging; MRI for pacemaker patients, the deployment of AI techniques for clinical delivery and linking imaging to therapy to improve patient care.  He has 300 papers on Pubmed. Google citations 20,000, h-index 63. 

Professor Gemma Figtree  
Professor Medicine, University of Sydney;Interventional Cardiologist RNS Hospital

Gemma Figtree is a Professor in Medicine at the University of Sydney and is an interventional cardiologist at Royal North Shore Hospital. She completed her DPhil at Oxford University in 2002 supported by a Rhodes Scholarship and has continued working in the field of oxidative signalling and translational cardiovascular research. She is committed to improving the care for patients with heart attack- developing methods of identifying those at highest risk of adverse outcome, and discovering novel therapies to prevent and treat events. Discoveries in her Laboratory have been published in leading journals Circulation, European Heart Journal, JACC and Circulation, with >100 publications in peer-review journals.

Dr John Younger 
Clinical Cardiologist and Advanced Cardiac Imaging Specialist, CardioVascular Clinics, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital 

Dr Younger specialises in cardiac imaging, particularly cardiac CT and cardiac MRI, but also transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress echocardiography. He completed his fellowship training in cardiac MRI at the British Heart Foundation Cardiac MRI Unit at Leeds University in the UK and underwent cardiac CT training in Erlangen, Germany.
In conjunction with the Department of Medical Imaging, he has established both the cardiac CT and the cardiac MRI services at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Other interests include stress, trans-thoracic and trans-oesophageal echocardiography.

Session: Pain: Acute to Chronic 

Dr John Parker
CEO, Saluda Medical 

John Parker is Founder and CEO of Saluda Medical Pty Ltd, a start-up company, established in 2013 with the goal of commercializing four years of neuromodulation research from NICTA, Australia’s information communications technology center of excellence.  Dr Parker has over 20 years of experience in medical devices, including 13 years at Cochlear Limited, where he served in the role of Chief Technology Officer / executive member of the board of directors. John has experience in working in every aspect of commercialisation of R&D, from pure research through to full industrialisation. John has an academic background (PhD ANU) and has worked in both Australian and international universities. Has authored numerous scientific publications and patents. 

Dr Nathan Taylor 
Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist,  Visiting Medical Officer Royal North Shore Hospital

Dr. Nathan Taylor is an Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist. He specialises in minimally invasive procedures targeted at relieving spinal and neuropathic pain conditions. His clinical interests include mechanical low back and neck pain, as well as persistent pain after surgery and injury and complex regional pain syndrome.

After completing specialist qualifications in Anaesthesia, Dr. Taylor completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital’s Pain Management and Research Centre. He currently works as a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Dr. Taylor has a keen interest in academia and teaches in the Masters in Pain Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is actively involved in GP education and regularly conducts conferences and education sessions for medical professionals.

Professor 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.