Molecular Imaging Resident Training Series
Molecular and Cellular Biology Overview
Date and Time
January 10, 2012
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Primarily designed for Nuclear Medicine and Radiology residents, this new training series will also benefit physicians, scientists, technologists, and other professionals who want a better understanding of molecular imaging.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the most important concepts of molecular and cellular biology which are essential for the understanding and application of molecular imaging. Although the emphasis is on basic science knowledge ample examples of the clinical relevance of the concepts will be given. This course is intended for radiology residents, fellows, practicing radiologists, clinicians and scientists who are interested in learning the basics of molecular imaging. This course will provide the one of the major building blocks in learning molecular imaging. It is expected that the attendees will have a starting point in exploring the world of molecular imaging after the course. This should increase the competence of the attendees in their clinical practice especially in interacting with clinicians.
After the course the attendees should be able to:
- Describe the central dogma of molecular biology.
- Describe how genes are transcribed into RNA and post-transcriptional modifications.
- Describe how RNA is translated into proteins and the control of this process.
- Describe ways that imagers can exploit these processes for clinical applications.
King C. Li, MD, FRCP(C), MBA
Dr. Li is currently a Professor of Radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and M.D. Anderson Foundation Distinguished Chair of Radiology at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Li's main research interest is in molecular imaging, molecular image guided therapy, and integrating imaging with tissue analysis for studying systems biology. He has published over 150 scientific and invited articles, 5 book chapters and 1 monograph and has received multiple grants from government, industry and private sources. He has 12 issued and 6 pending patents and has given numerous invited lectures.
Continuing Education Statements
ACCME: SNM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
SNM designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
SNMTS through its Verification Of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education hours (CEHs). VOICE-approved credit is recognized by the NMTCB and ARRT (as Category A credit). Participant must achieve a passing grade of at least 80% to receive credit.