LOC symposium: Roadmap for Clinical Translation of Neuroimaging

Presented During:

Monday, June 24, 2024: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Hall D 2  

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Choong-Wan Woo1, Shinwon Park2, Jun Soo Kwon3, Sang Ah Lee4, Choong-Wan Woo5, Shinwon Park2


1Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 2Child Mind Institute, New York, NY, 3Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, 4Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 5Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do


Choong-Wan Woo  
Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Additional Organizer:

Shinwon Park  
Child Mind Institute
New York, NY


Jun Soo Kwon  
Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
Sang Ah Lee  
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea
Choong-Wan Woo  
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Shinwon Park  
Child Mind Institute
New York, NY

Please describe the advantage of addressing the topic as a symposia:

Addressing the topic "Roadmap for Clinical Translation of Neuroimaging" as a symposium offers a multifaceted perspective on an emerging and critical field in brain science. In addition, hosting this symposium in South Korea under the auspices of the Korea Society of Human Brain Mapping (KHBM) presents a unique opportunity to highlight and integrate the significant advancements in neuroimaging made by Korean researchers and institutions. The symposium format allows for showcasing local expertise and developments in the field, fostering a global exchange of ideas, and promoting international collaboration. The symposium format is ideal for such a gathering, as it encourages a comprehensive and diverse range of perspectives and promotes dialogue across different disciplines and cultures.

Provide a brief paragraph (roughly 250 words) describing the timeliness and importance of the topic and the desired learning outcomes.

The topic is of paramount importance and timeliness due to the rapid advancements in neuroimaging technologies and their potential to transform clinical neuroscience. Especially in the context of South Korea, the topic is timely given Korean researchers’ notable contributions to neuroimaging research and technology. This symposium seeks to elucidate how these advancements can be effectively translated into clinical applications, addressing challenges in diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of various neurological and psychiatric conditions. More specifically, our speakers will address issues related to the clinical translation of neuroimaging in diverse contexts, including aging, development, psychiatric conditions, and pain. The desired learning outcomes include:
- Enhanced understanding of the latest neuroimaging techniques and their potential in clinical settings
- Insight into the challenges and considerations in translating neuroimaging research into practice
- Recognition of the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in the development and application of neuroimaging biomarkers

List 2-3 specific learning objectives for the audience. Learning objectives are used for ACCME purposes.

- To comprehend the current state and future prospects of neuroimaging technologies in clinical applications, particularly in the diagnosis and management of brain disorders
- To identify the challenges in translating neuroimaging research findings into clinical practice
- To appreciate the importance of interdisciplinary and international collaboration in advancing the field of clinical neuroimaging

Please identify your target audience (1-2 sentences).

The target audience includes a global community of neuroscientists, clinicians, radiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers in neuroimaging, and students, with a special invitation to Korean professionals and those who are interested in collaborations with Korean researchers to facilitate local engagement and international collaboration.

Please provide justification on why your speaker selection meets OHBM's selection criteria concerning diversity of speakers. As stated in our Code of Conduct, we explicitly honor diversity with respect to multiple factors including age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Inclusion of speakers from traditionally under-represented groups/nations is particularly encouraged.

If no, please provide justification.
The selection of speakers reflects a commitment to diversity and is particularly pertinent given the symposium's location in South Korea. The speakers, while three from South Korea and one from the US, represent a diverse range of ages, career stages, genders (2 females, 2 males), target populations (psychiatry, developmental conditions, aging, and pain), and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, DTI, and intracranial EEG), contributing to academic and professional diversity.