Scientists from 14 Countries Gather for International ISOTT and EPR Conferences
July 03, 2013
The EPR Center of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in association with the Department of Radiology and Norris Cotton Cancer Center recently hosted two international conferences, back-to-back for the first time, in Hanover NH. The conferences brought together scientists, engineers, clinicians, and mathematicians in a unique international forum for the exchange of information, updating participants on the latest developments and techniques within the field of biological oxygen transport to tissue and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.
A record number of participants from abroad - 210 scientists from 14 countries - gathered for the two days of overlapping sessions exclusively focusing on oxygen and EPR spectroscopy. The 41st Meeting of the Internal Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT) ran from June 22 to 26, and the International EPR Conference ran from June 24 to 28.
A major focus of the combined meeting was to discuss the clinical aspects of oxygen and methods related to its measurement, and the presentation format was planned to facilitate and promote discussions, with extensive discussion time allocated for oral presentations. There were more than 180 lectures on a variety of topics. The conference also featured a full day of clinical focus with presentations of clinical relevance related to tissue oxygenation in cerebral, cardiovascular, muscular, and renal pathophysiology and treatment. A final day-long session was on EPR dosimetry, in which the EPR Center at Dartmouth is a leader.
Participants also enjoyed local hospitality and visits to the Dartmouth campus, including the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the EPR Center.
2013 International EPR Conference participant: First Row (from left): Steven Swarts, Bernard Gallez, Martyna Elas, Harold Swartz, Ann Flood, Periannan Kuppusamy, Fabienne Peryot, Tatyana Karogodina, Malou Friederich Persson, Ichiro Yamaguchi. Back Row (from left): Hideo Utsumi, Philippe Leveque, Benjamin Williams, Murali Krishna, Fraser Robb, Kahina Abbas, Alexander Ivannikov, Firouz Darroudi, Patrik Persson, Minoru Miyake
About Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Norris Cotton Cancer Center combines advanced cancer research at Dartmouth College and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College with patient-centered cancer care provided at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock regional locations in Manchester, Nashua, and Keene, NH, and St. Johnsbury, VT, and at 12 partner hospitals throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. It is one of 41 centers nationwide to earn the National Cancer Institute’s “Comprehensive Cancer Center” designation. Learn more about Norris Cotton Cancer Center research, programs, and clinical trials online at cancer.dartmouth.edu.