Clinical Day Program

Clinical Day @ ISBI: Advances in MRI and PET neuroimaging and clinical translation to neurology and psychiatry


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ISBI 2019 will host the first edition of a day-long special session designed to promote the exchange of emerging knowledge of biomedical imaging in the clinical fields. Clinical Day will inaugurate the events organized at ISBI 2019 with sessions and plenary talks with specific emphasis in state-of-the-art translational and clinical imaging research. At ISBI 2019, the focus area of clinical day will be on modern applications of neuroimaging to motor neuron disease, traumatic brain injury, and psychiatry.

The event is designed to attract an increasing number of clinicians to ISBI and nurture multi-disciplinary interactions between clinicians and imaging scientists. Clinical Day will offer educational credits (CME) to attendants and will feature prominent clinician-speakers, and a roundtable.

Important Dates

Clinical Day @ ISBI 2019 will take place on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Preliminary Agenda:


Keynote Speakers:

  • Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH – Physician Investigator in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Marcella Bellani, MD, PhD – Deputy Director, Research Unit Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology  and Senior Lecturer, Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona
  • Alessandro Padovani, MD, PhD – Full Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Neurology, University of Brescia
  • Elisabeth Wilde, PhD – Director of Research for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

Round Table Discussion


Plenary Speaker:

  • Andres Lozano, MD – Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital.

Panel DiscussionHow can imaging technologies and medical image analysis help deliver better care to patients in neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery?

Preparing successful and competitive NIH grant applications

Speakers: Behrouz Shabestari, Acting Director, Division of Health Informatics Technologies, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH

The goal of this presentation is to provide junior faculty and researchers an introduction to preparing and writing a grant proposal for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically related to the field of biomedical imaging and bioengineering. Topics covered include elements of a good grant proposal, NIH funding mechanisms, understanding the NIH review process and the review criteria, and writing tips for compelling applications. The NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators and the new R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant will be discussed.


To attend Clinical Day, registration for the event is required. Attendees of the main ISBI conference can register for a discounted fee. Single day registration is also available.