January 2011 Section Meeting Information

          JANUARY MEETING
Tour of Imaging Research Center at the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation (CCRF)

(SOLD OUT!)

DATE: Thursday, January 27, 2011
PLACE : Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Social and Dinner
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Presentation by Chuck Dumoulin, PH.D
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Tour of Imaging Center
8:00 p.m.  Departure

COST:   No charge for this event, but is limited to the first 20 participants.  PLEASE NOTE PRIORITY WILL GO TO IEEE MEMBERS FOR THIS MEETING

MENU SELECTIONS:   Pizza, Salad, and drink.

LOCATION:  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is located at 3333 Burnet Avenue, between Erkenbrecher and Albert Sabin Way, about ½ mile from I-71.
*Driving Directions can be found at:
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/visit/location/maps/directions-main/default.htm

Park in the main visitor parking area at the main entrance off of Burnet Avenue
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/visit/location/maps/campus.htm

Meet for social hour and dinner in front of the Sabin Auditorium across from main hospital cafeteria, between locations C1 and D1 on the main concourse map
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/visit/location/maps/concourse.htm

RESERVATIONS:  Please email Brian Resnick for reservations at mailto: Reservations@ieeeCincinnati.org or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

ABOUT THE MEETING:   The Imaging Research Center at CCRF was founded in 1993 and serves as the primary imaging research facility for MRI based imaging studies in animals and pediatric subjects in the Cincinnati area.  The IRC provides imaging services and also collaborates with University of Cincinnati researchers as well as scientists at universities and corporations in the USA and around the world.  The IRC currently operates a 3T whole body MRI scanner, and 1.5T and 7T small animal MRI scanners as well as a CT scanner for small animal imaging research.  The 3T Philips whole body scanner is also equipped with MRI compatible audio visual capabilities as well as simultaneous EEG recording equipment.  In addition, the IRC engages in clinical research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital using MRI, Ultrasound, and X-ray imaging systems operated by the Department of Radiology.  More information about the IRC can be found at: https://irc.cchmc.org/

The tour will begin with a short presentation by the IRC Scientific Director, Dr. Charles (Chuck) Dumoulin, PhD who will provide an overview of the IRC resources and facilitIes as well as a primer on how MRI works and what it can tell us about biological systems.  The group will then tour the MRI research systems and facilities in the IRC.

Note:  This tour will be limited to 20 participants on a first come first serve basis.  Sign up online or section voicemail.

Note:  In the event of inclimate weather, the meeting will be rescheduled.  Check the ieeeCincinnati.org website prior to the meeting for any updates.