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Call for Abstracts: American College of Radiology Annual Conference on Quality and Safety
United States
Arizona
10/01/2014

Call for Abstracts: American College of Radiology Annual Conference on Quality and Safety

Practical Strategies for Quality Improvement and Practice Performance

February 13–14, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona

Deadline for submission: October 1, 2014

The organizing committee for the 2015 ACR Quality and Safety Conference has issued a call for abstract presentations for the Scientific Session, “Achieving Consistent Excellent Performance in Radiology.” Two types of abstracts will be considered: 1) report of a successful local quality improvement (QI) project and 2) introduction of an innovative QI concept, tool, or methodology.

For QI project reports, authors should share how they were able to achieve a desired outcome to help enable audience members to replicate their results. Data-driven improvements should be based on sustainable changes in processes or systems. Authors should also clearly articulate their goal, demonstrate performance using a run chart or control chart, and describe the most relevant interventions and learning points from the project. The committee encourages submissions detailing recent improvement as well as long-standing excellent performance.

Conceptual reports should advance the understanding and practice of QI in radiology. Topics may include QI theory, methodology, tools, infrastructure changes, organizational design, programs, or implementation projects. Authors should include a convincing explanation of the link to improvement in outcomes based on sound theory and evidence.

Abstracts will be judged according to how well they meet the above criteria.

Physician Researcher, Radiologist
Call for Papers: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization
United States
Nevada
08/23/2014

Call for Papers: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization

Computational Bioimaging — A Special Track of the 10th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC’14) — December 8-10, 2014, Las Vegas, USA

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization

In recent years extensive research has been performed in the visualization and modeling of objects present in digital images. These images originate in various areas of science and engineering, including medicine, biology, astronomy, and physics. In medicine, for example, computational procedures allow us to clearly visualize and model human organs captured in magnetic resonance images. These procedures may have different purposes, such as 3D shape reconstruction, segmentation, motion and deformation analysis, registration, simulation, and enhanced visualization.

The main goal of the proposed Special Track is to bring together researchers working in the related fields of Image Acquisition, Segmentation, Registration, Tracking, Matching, Shape Reconstruction, Motion and Deformation Analysis, Medical Imaging, Software Development, Grid, Parallel and High Performing Computing, to discuss and share ideas that will lead us to set the major lines of development for the near future.

Therefore, the proposed Special Track will gather researchers representing the various fields of Computational Vision, Computational Mechanics, Mathematics, Statistics, and Biomedical Imaging. This track intends to contribute to more realistic computational models extracted from images of living organisms and attempts to establish a bridge between practitioners and researchers from these diverse fields.
Topics:

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Image Processing and Analysis for Computational Bioimaging;

Segmentation, Reconstruction, Tracking and Motion Analyse in Biomedical Images;

Biomedical Signal and Image Acquisition and Processing;

Computer Aided Diagnosis, Surgery, Therapy, Treatment and Telemedicine Systems;

Software Development for Computational Bioimaging;

Grid and High Performance Computing for Computational Bioimaging.

Submission Information

Paper Submission Procedure:

Papers submitted to ISVC 2014 Special Track must not have been previously published and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted in camera ready format and should not exceed 12 pages, including figures and tables (see here for details). All papers accepted will appear in the symposium proceedings which will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Important Dates:

Paper submissions August 23, 2014

Notification of acceptance October 7, 2014

Final camera ready paper October 31, 2014

Advance Registration October 31, 2014

ISVC’14 Symposium December 8-10, 2014

Journal Special Issue:

Authors of the best papers presented in this ISVC 2014 Special Track will be invited to submit an extended version to the journal Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering:
Imaging & Visualization published by Taylor & Francis.

Editorial information

Organizer: João Manuel R. S. Tavares, University of Porto, Portugal (tavares@fe.up.pt)

Organizer: Renato Natal Jorge Jorge, University of Porto, Portugal (rnatal@fe.up.pt)

Organizer: Alexandre Cunha, California Institute of Technology, USA (cunha@caltech.edu)

Computer Scientist, Imaging Professional, Informatician, Physician Researcher, Radiologist, Technologist
Call for Abstracts: Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting
United States
Washington, DC
09/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting

Imaging Informatics in Medicine — Science and Innovation Leading Forward to a New Era of Enterprise Image Management

SIIM 2015 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC/National Harbor, May 28-30, 2015.

Deadline: September 15, 2014

The SIIM Annual Meeting brings together the science and innovation that is bridging medical imaging with the enterprise - research that has the potential to dramatically improve patient care and decrease healthcare costs.

SIIM 2015 Annual Meeting Program Emphases

Enterprise Imaging Informatics

Analytical Informatics

Productivity & Workflow

Quality Management

At the SIIM Annual Meeting, scientists, researchers, physicians, healthcare IT decision drivers, PACS/RIS administrators, and vendors from around the world come together to explore the dynamic field of imaging informatics. At the heart of the Annual Meeting, the SIIM 2015 Scientific Program examines the latest theories, concepts and experiments developed by those in the field of imaging informatics.

NEW to the SIIM 2015 Scientific Program, informaticists are invited to present Use Case Reports that feature innovative practices, original informatics tools, or creative utilization of existing technology.

The scientific committee accepts three types of abstracts: Hypothesis-driven Research, Innovative Practices & Tools – Use Case Report, and General Descriptive. The major distinguishing features between these types of abstracts is that while Innovative Practices & Tools – Use Case Report are descriptive abstracts anchored in an innovative practice, original informatics tool or creative utilization of an existing technology, hypothesis-driven abstracts are designed to scientifically evaluate their performance, impact or any other hypothesis related to their use. General Descriptive should be used for all other submissions.

Original scientific abstracts are encouraged from all specialties across the healthcare imaging enterprise including, but not limited to radiology, pathology, cardiology, visible light, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, orthopedics, veterinary medicine, and dentistry.

Awards include poster and demo cash prizes, New Investigator Travel Awards, and the Roger A. Bauman Award for the Best Student Paper.

Due date for submission of abstracts: September 15, 2014

Allied Health Professional, Cardiologist, Imaging Professional, Informatician, Orthopedist, Pathologist, Physician Researcher, Radiation Oncologist, Radiologist, Technologist, Veterinary Scientist
Call for Papers: eTELEMED 2015, The Seventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
Portugal
09/28/2014

Call for Papers: eTELEMED 2015, The Seventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine

February 22 - 27, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

Submission (full paper) September 28, 2014

We are facing the generalization of digital society across multiple social areas. The globalization imposes the revision of the health costs a society can support. The progress in difference domains, such as image processing, wireless communications, computer vision, cardiology, and information storage and management assure a virtual team to access online to the latest achievements.

Processing medical data benefits now from advanced techniques for color imaging, visualization of multi-dimensional projections, Internet imaging localization archiving as well as from a higher resolution of medical devices.

Collecting, storing, and handling patient data requires robust processing systems, safe communications and storage, and easy and authenticated online access.

We assist to a unprecedented and rapid deployment of use of electronic imagery, navigation portals, positive attitude on telemedicine, distributed surgery teams, tele-cardiology, and remote medicine. Development of wireless homecare, of special types of communications with patient data, of videoconferencing and telepresence, and the progress in image processing and date protection increased the eHealth applications and services, and extended Internet-based patient coverage areas. Social and economic aspects as well as the integration of classical systems with the telemedicine systems are still challenging issues.

There are several dedicated events on these topics, usually concentrated on local problems (national), or geographical areas (Europe, Americas), as social and governmental rules may differ; eTELEMED 2014 considers advances in techniques, services, and applications dedicated to a global approach of eHealth, including a regard on federated aspects considering the mobility of population, the cross-nations agreements, and the new information technology tools.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Computer Scientist, Health Services Researcher, Imaging Professional, Informatician, Information Scientist, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Technologist
Call for Abstracts: Society of Breast Imaging/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium 2015
United States
Florida
10/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Society of Breast Imaging/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium 2015

April 25 - 28, 2015 Orlando, Florida

Abstracts must be received by October 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET (10:59 PM CT, 8:59 PM PT).

Questions? Please contact SBI at info@sbi-online.org.

Allied Health Professional, Imaging Professional, Physician Researcher, Radiologist
Call for Abstracts: Eleventh International Kawasaki Disease Symposium
United States
Hawaii
09/22/2014

Call for Abstracts: Eleventh International Kawasaki Disease Symposium

Feb. 3-6, 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii

Abstract Submissions Close: September 22, 2014

This 3 ½ day conference includes lectures, discussions, and oral/poster presentations focusing on the latest advances in Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is the major cause of acquired childhood heart disease in developed countries. Children who develop significant coronary artery aneurysms as a result of Kawasaki disease have a lifetime increased risk of myocardial ischemia, infarction, and sudden death. The study of Kawasaki disease and its treatment are likely to yield important answers to general questions in cardiovascular health and disease that apply equally to pediatric and adult populations.

The Eleventh International Kawasaki Disease Symposium seeks to address the influence of genetics on disease susceptibility and outcomes, the mechanisms of coronary artery damage following severe acute inflammation, the role of immune modulation and other novel therapies in preventing artery damage, the potential use of serum biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis, the use of newer imaging techniques to assess abnormalities of the coronary arteries and myocardium, and new therapies regarding anticoagulation and vascular health. Current data regarding the worldwide epidemiology will be highlighted, as well as psychosocial issues, guidelines and nursing practice .

Since the historic first International Kawasaki Disease Symposium in 1984, the international symposium has been held every 3 years in Japan, the United States, or Taiwan, drawing attendees from all continents.

Who Should Attend -  The audience will consist of pediatric and adult cardiologists, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in immunology, infectious disease, and rheumatology;  cardiovascular surgeons; pathologists; basic scientists in genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, and cardiovascular pathophysiology; public health officials from county and state agencies and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; epidemiologists; and nurses working in pediatric cardiology and public health who have an interest in Kawasaki disease.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Summarize prevailing hypotheses regarding KD etiology, and discuss emerging research supporting or contradicting these hypotheses.

Summarize current findings regarding diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for KD, and their potential significance to clinical practice.

Summarize the most recent research and clinical findings regarding genetic susceptibility to KD and to KD coronary artery disease.

Summarize the most recent research and clinical findings regarding IVIG mechanism of action and the efficacy of additional or alternative therapies

Review evidence regarding the two distinct arterial processes that can lead to myocardial ischemia or infarction.

Review available imaging modalities for their ability to assess for presence of thrombosis and luminal myofibroblastic proliferation.

Summarize technical principles and current evidence supporting use of various imaging modalities in determining KD prognosis and optimal long-term follow-up.

Review evidence regarding the efficacy, safety, and long-term expected outcomes of revascularization options for KD patients.

Review current understanding, recent findings, and unresolved issues regarding optimization of thromboprophylaxis in KD patients.

Cardiologist, Epidemiologist, Immunologist, Nurse Researcher, Pathologist, Pediatric Nurse, Pediatrician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Servant, Rheumatologist, Surgeon
Call for Papers: 11th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2014)
United States
Arkansas
09/04/2014

Call for Papers: 11th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2014)

The 11th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2014) will be held at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith on November 13-15, 2014.

Full Papers due: September 4, 2014

Full papers from BIOT 2014 will be published in a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics, a leading, high-profile international bioinformatics journal.

MAJOR THEMES, AREAS, AND SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR BIOT 2014

We invite your original contributions in the general area of computational biology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. For example, we solicit research and survey papers in genome sequencing and annotation, functional and computational genomics, transcriptomics, and the following areas of general interest (other areas of biotechnology and bioinformatics are also welcome):

Health informatics

• Computational models of Alzheimer’s Disease

• Algorithms for cancer detection and diagnosis

• Omics databases

• Methods for personalized medicine

• Pathway and network analysis

• Genome wide methods for discovering gene-environment interactions

• Algorithms for genome-wide association studies (GWAS)

Biomedical informatics

• Biomedical databases and data integration

• Biological data mining and knowledge discovery

• Bio-ontologies and semantics

• Databases and systems for discovering and exchanging biomedical data, especially cancer data

Computational systems biology

• Application of large-scale numerical methods to problems in molecular, cellular, or structural biology

• Metabolic modeling and pathway analysis

High-Performance computing applications

• Biomedical imaging and visualization, telemedicine

• Protein structure, function, and sequence analysis

• Protein interactions, docking, and function

• Radiation modeling and planning

Algorithms, models, software, and tools in bioinformatics

• Biomedical applications

• Computational aspects of evolutionary biology and phylogeny

• Computational epigenomics

• Analysis of next-generation sequence data

• Functional annotation

• Gene expression analysis

• Gene regulation, expression, identification, and network analysis

• Structural, functional, and comparative genomics

• Systems for reproducible bioinformatics

• Image informatics

• Algorithms for integrating diverse data types

SUBMISSIONS

Submitted papers must report significant research results, findings, or advances within their own fields. Papers with focus on biological, biochemistry, or biophysics discovery must concern research having a significant in silico component (such as the use of databases, software tools, or novel technologies), and papers concentrating on computational techniques, algorithms, models, or engineering solutions must be validated with real biological data sets. Abstracts may report significant work in progress for which full validation has not yet been performed. Since the symposium is geared toward a diverse audience of biologists, physicians, computer scientists, chemists, engineers, technology transfer professionals, undergraduates, graduate students, professors, and researchers from the industry, the papers or abstracts must be presented in a lucid manner accessible to such individuals.

Bioinformatician, Biologist, Cell Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher