NMR, MRI and Diffusion Symposium

8th Biennial Western Sydney University Symposium on NMR, MRI and Diffusion

The Western Sydney University Symposium is held biennially and showcases theoretical developments and cutting edge applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Diffusion measurements.  The symposium will include platform and keynote lectures as well as poster presentations. This year the program will be conducted over 2 days and include workshops by Magritek and Bruker.

The Program for the workshop / symposium is yet to be finalised, but the speakers listed, are confirmed and the program will be updated as further details are confirmed.

When: 8th - 9th November, 2018

TIme: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm                          

Where: Western Sydney University, Campbelltown

Venue: Lecture Theatre 5 (CA21.G.03)

Audience: Registration is open to all


Symposium / Workshop Speakers & Program

Western Sydney University 8th Biennial NMR, MRI and Diffusion Symposium – 8th & 9th November 2018

Current list of presenters & topics - presentation titles have not been formalised at this stage. The current program is available to download from HERE (PDF, 132.03 KB) (opens in a new window) and will be updated as speakers and presentations are finalised.

Professor Daniel Alexander - presentation by skype

Professor Daniel Topgaard - "Multidimensional diffusion MRI" skype

  • Professor Yves De Deene - Radiation dosimetry stuff using quantitative MRI
  • Professor Graham Galloway (NIF)
  • Dr Dennis Hwang - Acidosis imaging of skeletal muscles by chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) imaging
  • Dr Marianne Keller (SAMRI) - Holistic Disease Testing and the Art of Brain Segmentation
  • Dr Alexey Slobozhanyuk (ITMO, Russia) - Metasurfaces application in magnetic resonance imaging
  • Dr TIm Stait-Gardner (WSU)
  • Dr Mikhail Zubkov (ITMO, Russia) - Rf Coil & MRI-related works on metamaterials
  • PhD student talks - 4 PhD students will be nominated to give a 5 minute oral presentation on their poster. To be eligible for selection, student's posters are required to be submitted by 1st November 2018. Nominated students will be notified by the 5th November 2018, by email. All nominated student posters will still be eligible for Poster Prizes.

Venue & Getting There

Campbelltown Campus of Western Sydney University.
Lecture Theatre 5 (Building 21, Ground level, Room)

Drive - The campus is accessible using the M5, via the Narellan Road exit.
Parking - is available in area P6, behind Building 21 (Symposium Venue).

  • If you require a parking please email r.grey@westernsydney.edu.au.
  • Limited permits will be issued on the day
  • Permit needs to be printed out and placed on the dashboard of your car.
  • Permits are valid for both days of the Symposium / Workshop.
  • Parking permits are free.

Shuttle Bus – The Western Sydney Shuttle Bus operates from:

  • Campbelltown station (Farrow Road, immediately outside the station)
  • Macarthur Square (Kellicar Road, bus stand number three)
  • Campbelltown campus Building 21
  • Between the hours of 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

To use the shuttle bus service you will require a copy of your registration email.

Platinum Shuttles have been engaged to provide a shuttle service between Rydges Hotel Campbelltown and the Symposiuim Venue (Building 21). This service will be available in the morning and again in the afternoon of each day;

  • 8th November 2018
    • 8:15 am - pickup from the reception area of Rydges and drop off at the Symposium Venue.
    • 6:15 pm - pickup from the Symposium Venue and drop off at Rydges Hotel reception.
  • 9th November 2018
    • 8:15 am - pickup from the reception area of Rydges and drop off at the Symposium Venue.
    • 5:00 pm - pickup from the Symposium Venue and drop off at Rydges Hotel reception.

Contact Platinum Shuttles (opens in a new window) for Airport transfers (02) 4646 1717 or (02) 9522 6868

Public transport - Use the interactive travel planner on this page or visit Transport NSW(opens in a new window) for up to date travel information.

Walk - The campus is a 10 minute walk from Macarthur Station. Exit the station at the 'Shopping Centre Bridge' and cross onto Goldsmith Ave, which leads into the campus.

Map - Campbelltown campus map (opens in a new window).

Accommodation

Rydges Hotel Campbelltown (opens in a new window) (Platinum Shuttle pick up)
* 2.4 km Old Menangle Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560 +61 2 4645 0500
Maclin Lodge (opens in a new window) - WSU Shuttle pick up
* 3.8 km 38 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW +61 2 4628 3788
Campbelltown Colonial Motor Inn(opens in a new window)
* 4.2 Km 20 Queen St, Campbelltown NSW 2560 1800 464 866
Ibis Budget Campbelltown(opens in a new window)
* 4.6 km 3 Rennie Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560 +61 2 4628 7340
Quest Campbelltown(opens in a new window)
* 4.7 klm 1 Rennie Rd, Woodbine NSW 2560 +61 2 4622 4900
The Hermitage (opens in a new window)
* 5.2 km 5 Grange Rd, Leumeah NSW 2560 +61 2 4628 1144
* Walking distances are quoted from Google Maps from the accommodation address to William Downes Avenue (Building 21 physical address)

Posters

Attendees are invited to display a poster of their research.

There will be prizes for the best student poster on the day.

4 PhD students will be nominated to give a 5 minute oral presentation on their poster. To be eligible for selection, student's posters are required to be submitted by 1st November 2018. Nominated students will be notified by the 5th November 2018, by email. All nominated student posters will still be eligible for Poster Prizes.
Prizes

3 x $200 Cash prizes - courtesy of NSW Department of Industry

1 x Student Registration to attend ANZMAG 2019 (Western Australia) - courtesy of ANZMAG

1 x $200 Cash prize - courtesy of STELAR

Registration

Networking Event ; The Symposium dinner is included in the cost of registration and will be held on Thursday, 8th November, 2018 at Rydges Hotel, Campbelltown; 15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560. (6:30 - 10:00 pm). Drinks not included.

Registration Link (opens in a new window)

Attendee -  For delegates attending both day's Symposium / Workshop sessions and the Symposium Dinner. $ 150
Bona Fide Student - For bona fide student delegates attending both day's Symposium / Workshop sessions and Symposium Dinner. $ 65
Invited Presenters - If you have been invited to present at the Symposium or Workshop please use the voucher code issued with your invitation. Registration includes the Symposium Dinner. Free with Voucher
Business Attendee - Business and industry people who would like to attend. Please email nano@westernsydney.edu.au for a voucher code. Your attendance will include the full day's Symposium / Workshop sessions, Facility tour and the Symposium Dinner. $ 65 with Voucher
Payment is through the Western Sydney University OneStop secure payment system.

Refund Policy;

  • If you are unable to attend after registering please email nano@westernsydney.edu.au
  • Full refund will be given if attendance is cancelled before 3rd November 2018 (Saturday).
  • 50% refund will be given if attendance is cancelled before 7th November 2018 (Wednesday).
  • No refund will be given after 7th November 2018.

Further Information

Nanoscale Research Group nano@westernsydney.edu.au
Prof. William S. Price

w.price@westernsydney.edu.au

+61 2 4620 3336

Mrs Robyn Grey

r.grey@westernsydney.edu.au

+61 2 4620 3456

Dr Scott Willis

scott.willis@westernsydney.edu.au

+61 2 4620 3114

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