ISCBFM Welcome Letter

Berlin BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2017


On behalf of the ISCBFM President and the Local Organizing Committee, we invite you to join us at Berlin BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2017, the 28rd International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function and the 13th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET to be held in Berlin, Germany from April 1st – 4th 2017. Following the tradition of previous meetings, BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2017 will cover numerous aspects within the area of neuroscience research, particularly those related to brain function and metabolism, cerebral blood flow, the function of the neurovascular unit and the blood-brain barrier, brain imaging, brain repair, and cerebrovascular pathology.

Our goal is to present the state-of-the art and novel discoveries that will increase our understanding of brain function under physiological and pathological conditions through basic, translational, and clinical investigation. Leading scientist in these fields, members of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM) and other exceptional scientists will participate as in our previous biannual meetings. The program committee is actively working to create an engaging scientific program that will be of interest to you.

Berlin, the German capital, is shaped by history. Separated by a wall for decades and reunified in 1989, it today has a multicultural and international atmosphere. But not only world history has shaped Berlin, it was and still is a hotspot of medical history. In 2010, the Charité, Berlin’s university hospital and medical school celebrated its 300 birthday. Names like Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, or Cécile and Oscar Vogt have been pioneers of modern neuroscience. Berlin with its museums, sights, clubs and universities, today is a modern city which attracts creatives and artists of all sorts, students, scientists, and tourists alike. Surrounded by lakes and waterways, Berlin will provide delegates and their families with a wealth of opportunities for discoveries and enjoyment, at the conference and beyond.

We very much look forward to your participation in BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2017 and to welcoming you to Berlin.

Yours Sincerely,

Peter Herscovitch
ISCBFM President

Ulrich Dirnagl and Matthias Endres
Local Chairs

ISCBFM Officers

Dr. Peter Herscovitch
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Positron Emission Tomography Department
Past president
Dr. Edith Hamel
Montreal Neurological Institute
Laboratory of Cerebrovascular Research
President Elect
Dr. Eng H. Lo
Massachusetts General Hospital
Neuroscience Center
Prof. Jun Chen
University Of Pittsburgh
Department Of Neurology
Treasurer Elect
Dr. Jaroslaw (Jarek) Aronowski
University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston
Prof. I Mhairi Macrae
University of Glasgow
Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Prof. Martin Lauritzen
University Of Copenhagen
Department Of Clinical Neurophysiology, Glostrup Hospital
Scientific program committee

D. S. Fahmeed Hyder
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
David Boas
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Prof. Ulrich Dirnagl
(Local chairman)
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Department of Neurology and Experimental Neurology and Center for Stroke Research Berlin
Prof. Matthias Endres
(Local chairman)
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Department of Neurology and Experimental Neurology
Peter Herscovitch
NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD
Positron Emission Tomography Department
Mark Slifstein
Columbia University, New York, NY
Psychiatric Institute
Bojana Stefanovic
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Department of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Ai-Ling Lin
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
Raymond A. Swanson
University of California, San Francisco, CA
Department of Neurology
Asta K. Haberg
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Department of Neuroscience
Albert Gjedde
University of Copenhagen
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Veronica Galvan
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Department of Physiology and The Barshop Institute
Anant B. Patel
Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Telangana
Martha E. O’Donnell
University of California, Davis, CA
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, School of Medicine
Hiroyuki Kinouchi
University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Chuo
Department of Neurosurgery, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering
Guohua Wang
Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu
Department of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology, Institute of Nautical Medicine and Co-innovation Center of Neuroregeneration

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The International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM) promotes research in cerebral blood flow, cerebral metabolism, and cerebral function in physiological and pathophysiological states. Interests of members of the Society range from the molecular and genomic mechanism of ischemia through clinical investigations of cerebral blood flow and metabolism. To find more about the advantages of a membership, please click here.