AALAS Webinar: Bioimaging Part I: Imaging Scientific Strategy

Preclinical imaging technologies are powerful because they can propel science forward with fewer animals (consistent with the 3Rs), preserve tissues for additional assays, and empower translational studies. However, integrating imaging technologies into larger organizations is complex, requires deep knowledge of multiple fields, and a multidisciplinary team. Through this two-part series of webinars, we aim to educate on the strategic advantages that imaging technologies can bring to a scientific organization: how to select equipment, design facilities, and which key stakeholders to engage to make a successful imaging enterprise: and highlight the animal science required to conduct successful experiments. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we will explore how to build and use an imaging program to support the research of your organization. First, we will discuss and compare the common types of imaging modalities - CT, MRI, ultrasound, and PET/SPECT - focusing on their strategic use, advantages, and disadvantages. Next, we will discuss selecting equipment for complementary capabilities amid factors of species, research scope, flexibility, staffing, and throughput requirements. Presenter: John M. David, DVM, DACLAM, PhD John David acquired his DVM at Western University of Health Science in 2009. After graduation, he went on to complete a joint American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) residency and PhD in Molecular Pharmacology specializing in pre-clinical imaging at UCLA. John's PhD focused on murine metabolism and improving the housing conditions of laboratory animals. Currently, John is a Senior Principal Scientist at Pfizer and works primarily in Oncology drug development. At Pfizer Inc., John evaluates novel animal models of human disease and non-invasive imaging technologies, including Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Computed Tomography (CT), Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT), optical, and thermography.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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