October 15, 2017 Sunday

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm                Welcome Reception & Registration 


October 16, 2017 Monday

8:00 am - 8:45 am                  Registration, Coffee & Tea

8:45 am - 9:00 am                  Welcome

9:00 am - 9:40 am                  Keynote Lecture 

Dr. Richard M. Caprioli
Professor of Biochemistry
Director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

9:40 am - 10:00 am                Break

10:00 am - 12:00 pm               Drug Discovery and Development
                                               Chair: Dr. Reid Groseclose, Fellow/Senior Investigator, GSK

"Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Drug Research And Development" - Per Andrén, Uppsala University, Sweden

"Applying MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry to Dermal Studies: Assessment of Penetration Depth" - Jeremy Barry, GSK, King of Prussia, PA

"Label-Free Imaging and Quantification of Therapeutic Peptides and Metabolites in Tissues" - Marissa Vavrek, Merck, West Point, PA

"Mass Spectrometry Imaging Applications to Drug Development and Efficacy" - Erin Seeley, Protea Biosciences, Morgantown, WV

"Where is my drug and What is it doing?  Validating Drug Delivery and Investigating Endogenous changes" - William Hardesty, King of Prussia, PA

"Intra-Tumor PK/PD Evaluation by Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Immuno-Oncology" - David Calligaris, Imabiotech, Billerica, MA

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm                 Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm                  New Methods and Applications
                                               Chair: Dr. Pierre Chaurand, Full Professor, Université de Montréal

Understanding the laser desorption ionization mechanisms of lipids from tissue sections after matrix deposition by sublimation” - Pierre Chaurand, Université de Montréal,

"New Approaches for Multimodal Ambient Imaging of Biological Samples" - Julia Laskin, Purdue University, Lafayette IN.

"Metabolomic and chemical labeling approaches to extend N-glycan detection by MS imaging" - Richard Drake, MUSC, Charleston SC.

Mapping Extracellular Matrix Proteins in Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissues by MALDI FT-ICR” - Peggi Angel, MUSC, Charleston SC.

Imaging Mass Spectrometry of Ocular Tissues: Unique Challenges and Opportunities” - Kevin Schey, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

“Imaging mass spectrometry of blood traces in fingermarks” - Nidia Lauzon, Université de Montréal.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm                 Poster

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                 Cocktail

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm                 Dinner


October 17, 2017 Tuesday

8:00 am - 9:00 am                 Coffee & Tea

9:00 am - 11:30 am                 Instrumentation
                                               Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Spraggins, Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

Sylwia Stopka, George Washington University, Washington DC
Mark Bokhart, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Nichole Lareau, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Chris Anderton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
Shannon Cornett, Bruker Daltonics, Billerica MA
Vilmo Kertesz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN

11:30 am - 1:00 pm                  Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm                  What’s New!

“What’s new with Bruker Imaging” - Dr. Shannon Cornette, Bruker

“New HTX sample preparation platforms for molecular imaging.  HTX M5 Sprayer and SepQuant dropletProbe Liquid Interface to HPLC/MS” - Alain Creissen, Imaging Product Manager, HTX Imaging

“Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis Mass Spectrometry (LESA-MS): Examples of spatially resolved information from biological samples” - Dr. Daniel Eikel, Product Manager, Advion Inc.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm                  Data Analysis and Quantitation
                                               Chairs: Dr. Olga Vitek, Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Associate Professor, Northeastern University and
                                                           Dr. Kylie Bemis, Postdoctoral Future Faculty Fellow, Northeastern University

MSI based molecular histology: looking beyond morphology” - Liam McDonnell, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands.

Current status and future perspectives of the open data format imzML” - Andreas Römpp, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

MSiReader: Open-Source Software for Visualization and Analysis of MSI Data” - Kenneth P. Garrard, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Analyzing OpenMSI datasets with Jupyter notebooks” - Benjamin Bowen, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, CA.

Scaling open-source workflows for larger-than-memory MSI experiments” - Kylie Bemis, Northeastern University, Boston MA.

Statistical detection of differentially abundant ions in mass spectrometry-based imaging experiments with complex designs” - April Harry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm                 Poster


October 18, 2017 Wednesday

8:30 am - 9:00 am                  Coffee & Tea

9:00 am - 9:20 am                  Jan Kobarg, SCiLS, Title: TBD

9:20 am - 10:10 am                  Open Forum I: “IMS and the Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective” Dr. Steve Castellino, Chair: 

10:10 am - 11:00 am                 Open Forum II:  “Ask an Expert”  Dr. Kevin Schey, Chair

11:00 am - 11:15 am                  Closing Remarks