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.
Photo caption: 2013 International EPR Conference participant: First Row (from left): Steven Swarts, Bernard Gallez, Martyna Elas, Harold Swartz, Ann Flood, Periannan Kuppusamy, Fabienne Peryot (glasses, dressed in black), 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