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HUMAN AMYLOID IMAGING CONFERENCE

January 15-17, 2020

Miami, Florida

HAI 2020

The 14th Human Amyloid Imaging will take place in Miami, Florida on January 15-17, 2020. My co-organizers for the meeting are, once more, Bill Klunk (University of Pittsburgh), Chet Mathis (University of Pittsburgh) and Bill Jagust (University of California, Berkeley).

At HAI 2020 we will continue to emphasize 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 Our discussions primarily spring from brief presentations by active investigators who will report on unpublished, cutting-edge research in human imaging of amyloid-beta and/or other biomarkers that pertain to Alzheimer’s-related disease.

To assemble HAI, we will accept and peer-review only the most recent, important work, abstract submissions. The 2019 meeting drew more than 400 attendees and showcased 155 posters from research groups spanning North America, Europe, East Asia, and Australia.  

 

In 2020, we are pleased to welcome three keynote presentations from Drs. Alan Evans (McGill University), Julie Schneider (Rush University) and Li-Huei Tsai (MIT). 

The location of our meeting in 2020 will remain Miami, FL, however the venue will be the Kovens Conference Center at the Florida International University.  Additional logistical information will continue to be updated on the Hotel/Accommodations page of our website and in our mobile app.  

The abstract intake and registration will open later this year but until then, we invite you to review our past editions programs, abstract books, videocasts and supporters

Looking forward to a great new edition in January, we hope to see you at HAI 2020! 

 

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

 

HAI 2019 KEYNOTE LECTURES

HAI Conveners

Keith Johnson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

William Jagust, MD, University of California, Berkeley

William Klunk, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Chester Mathis, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

HAI 2019 THEME CO-CHAIRS

Tobey Betthauser, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Brad Christian, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Ansel Hillmer, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
Milos Ikonomovic, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Laetitia Lemoine, PhD, Karolinska Institute
Beth Mormino, PhD, Stanford University
Melissa Murray, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Julie Price, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Gil Rabinovici, MD, University of California, San Francisco

HAI 2019 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Olivier Barrett, PhD
Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Tobey Betthauser, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Brad Christian, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Roger Gunn, PhD, Imperial College
Kenji Ishii, MD, Tokyo Metropolitan Inst. of Gerontology
Milos Ikonomovic, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Clifford R. Jack, MD, Mayo Clinic
Robert A. Koeppe, PhD, University of Michigan
Laetitia Lemoine, PhD, Karolinska Institute
Mark Lubberink, PhD, Uppsala University
Beth Mormino, PhD, Stanford University
Melissa Murray, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Agneta Nordberg, MD, PhD, Karolinska Institute
Rik Ossenkoppele, PhD, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
Denise Park, PhD, University of Texas
Julie Price, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Gil Rabinovici, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Susan Resnick, PhD, National Institute on Aging
Juha Rinne, MD, PhD, University of Turku
Stephen Salloway, MD, Brown University
Sandra Sanabria, PhD, Genentech
Reisa Sperling, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Rik Vandenberghe, MD, PhD, KU Leuven 
Victor Villemagne, MD, The University of Melbourne
Sylvia Villeneuve, PhD, McGill University

2019 EVENT REVIEW

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

48 podium presentations were selected from 207 submitted abstracts featured over 2.5 days.

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Richard Carson, Michel Goedert, John TrojanowskiReview all keynote videos here.

POSTER SESSIONS

207 abstract submissions with 155 poster presentations in five sessions.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

9 podium presentation sessions were each followed by 30 minute panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

OBJECTIVES

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Attendees will have the opportunity to review the basic, fundamental principles of amyloid and tau PET imaging, including radiochemistry and radio-tracer synthesis, PET acquisition and data processing, including application of corrections for the partial volume effect and co-registration with structural data.  Particular attention will be given to the assessment of longitudinal 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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Data analysis procedures discussed will include voxel-based and region-based approaches, masking for vulnerable regions, and choice of statistical procedures and specific use of control groups from older age groups.

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

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Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate and compare amyloid and tau 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, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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