HUMAN AMYLOID IMAGING CONFERENCE

January 13-15, 2016
Miami, Florida

HAI 2016


The 10th Human Amyloid Imaging meeting will take place in Miami, Florida on January 13-15, 2016. My co-organizers for the meeting will once more be Bill Klunk and Chet Mathis (University of Pittsburgh) and Bill Jagust (University of California, Berkeley).

At HAI 2016 we will continue emphasizing ample lively discussion of core controversies such as: what does the presence of brain amyloid mean, how should it be measured, how does it change, and what does it portend? Our discussions primarily spring from brief presentations by active investigators who report unpublished, cutting-edge research in human imaging of amyloid-beta and/or other biomarkers that pertain to Alzheimer’s-related disease.

To assemble at HAI only the most recent, important work, abstract submissions will be accepted and peer-reviewed less than two months prior to the meeting. The 2015 meeting drew more than 300 attendees and showcased 86 posters from research groups from the North America, Europe, South East Asia, and Australia. Meeting Programs from past years are accessible from the Past Editions page of our site.

Research reports are complemented at HAI by Keynote presentations that are intended to cross disciplines and provide perspective from neuropathology, neurochemistry, psychology, neurology, molecular imaging, clinical trials and biomarker research. In 2016, we will be pleased to welcome two such presentations from Charles Duyckaerts (Hopital Universitaire La Pitie Salpetriere) and Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg). In addition to these, we will continue our lectures on basic methods in amyloid PET.

This year we will introduce an extra half-day of sessions starting at noon on the 13th of January. This extra time is allotted for a few presentations on recent advances in tau PET. This technology is rapidly advancing, and while a separate, smaller “pre-meeting” was organized for 2015, the Organizers have decided to lengthen HAI by one-half day to accommodate the surge in interest in this new type of PET biomarker. This will be followed by two full days of talks.

Until then, we invite you to browse our site, review our past programs, speakers and posters and consider joining us in 2016!

Keith A. Johnson, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School


ORAL PRESENTATIONS

The 2016 edition of the HAI conference will feature over 36 oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

KEYNOTE LECTURES

In 2016, we will be pleased to welcome two keynote presentations from Charles Duyckaerts (Hopital Universitaire La Pitie Salpetriere) and Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg).

POSTER SESSIONS

The 2015 meeting registered 124 abstract submissions and showcased 86 posters from research groups from North America, Europe, South East Asia, and Australia.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Each session will be followed by a 30-40 minute panel discussion and Q&A session moderated by two co-chairs.

OBJECTIVES

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Attendees will have the opportunity to review the basic, fundamental principles of amyloid PET imaging, including radiochemistry of amyloid agents, radio-tracer synthesis, PET acquisition and data processing, including application of corrections for the partial volume effect and co-registration with structural data.

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The concept of amyloid positive will be extensively discussed, and the attendees should be able to characterize the advantages and disadvantages of both dichotomized and continuous variable approaches to amyloid PET analyses with respect to specific purposes or intended uses of the outcome.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate amyloid PET data in specific clinical and clinical research contexts, including review of typical findings in Alzheimer’s disease dementia, mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease, and in clinically normal individuals. These phenomena will also be related to familial forms of the disease and to non-AD processes such as fronto-temporal lobar degeneration and dementia with Lewy Bodies.

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Particular attention will be given to the assessment of longitudinal amyloid PET data as it relates to methods of analysis and comparison to other domains of data, including structural and functional brain imaging data, and clinical and cognitive outcomes.

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NEW THIS YEAR

The 2016 edition will feature an extra half-day of sessions starting at noon on the 13th of January. This extra time is allotted for a few presentations on recent advances in tau PET. This technology is rapidly advancing, and while a separate, smaller “pre-meeting” was organized for 2015, the Organizers have decided to lengthen HAI by one-half day to accommodate the surge in interest in this new type of PET biomarker.

In the previous nine editions of HAI, we had proudly offered free registration to all delegates. A consistent rise in production costs, an additional half-day of events combined with an expanding number of registrants is why we are now asking for a nominal registration fee. This will ensure that there is absolutely no drop-off in the quality of the 10th HAI conference’s amenities, lectures, and networking opportunities for our attendees.

HAI's MOBILE APP

The 2015 HAI Program, Podium and Poster Abstracts, and Supporters are available on our mobile application.

These will be updated to reflect the 2016 information later this fall.

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