The mission of the Preclinical Imaging Consortium, PIC, is to create a meeting place where knowledge of operating preclinical imaging facilities is shared openly.
The vision is to improve the operational and technical procedures conducted in preclinical imaging facilities in order to advance research. The PIC provides a unique platform to stimulate discussion among the preclinical imaging community, including facility directors, managers, technicians and industry partners throughout the United States, and to some extent, the world. At its basic level, the PIC answers questions related to imaging equipment inventory at each facility. On a deeper level, the PIC provides new and improved perspectives built on shared challenges and successes related to troubleshooting, maintaining, billing, scheduling, best practices, etc. for each modality, which are essential components to running a productive imaging facility. Additionally, the PIC plays a vital role in strengthening the relationship with industry partners by creating open and honest dialogue.
The 5th annual PIC at Northwestern University is on the horizon. After the refinement of each preceding PIC, this meeting has gained momentum and has become a critical nexus of preclinical imaging professionals, from both academia and industry.
PIC 2019 Steering Committee:
|Alex Waters||Northwestern University|
|Chad Haney||Northwestern University|
|Charles Manning||Vanderbilt University|
|Chin K Ng||University of Louisville|
|Erik Shapiro||Michigan State University|
|Jenny Yang||Georgia State University|
|Justin Jeffery||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Kah Whye Peng||Mayo Clinic|
|Kooresh Shoghi||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Lara Leoni||University of Chicago|
|MD Pagel||University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Michael Nickels||Vanderbilt University|
|Mo Farhoud||Emit Imaging|