18th International Conference on
Biomedical Applications of

ELECTRICAL
IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY

JUne 21-24, 2017
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Register Call for Papers

important dates

JAN 1
Paper Acceptance
Early Acceptance Notice
MAR 15
Abstracts Due
Late Submission
APR 10
Paper Acceptance
Late Acceptance Notice
MAY 15
Please Submit ASAP
JUN 21
Pre-Conference
Tutorials & Workshops
JUN 22-24
Conference
Oral & Poster Presentations

SCHEDULe

DAY 1
Wednesday, June 21
Tutorials + Workshops

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration and Check-in

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Tutorial 1
EIT Basics: Hardware and Image Reconstruction Basics
Objective
Provide an introduction to EIT imaging
Content
EIT imaging overview with a focus on hardware design requirements, image reconstruction algorithms, and clinical deployment strategies.
Intended Audience
Those new to EIT, clinicians
Workshop Leader
TBD (Ryan Halter, Dartmouth, if needed)

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Tutorial 2
EIDORS: Intro to an open-source EIT reconstruction software
Objective
Introduce EIDORS to the EIT community and provide in-person EIDORS support.
Content
Provide an introduction and tutorial to EIDORS, an open source EIT reconstruction software package, for EIDORS novices. Also, provide assistance to those with previous EIDORS experience.
Intended Audience
Anyone with some programming experience (Matlab experience ideal). Drop-in anytime during workshop to discuss EIDORS encouraged.
Workshop Leaders
Andy Adler (Carleton University) and Bill Lionheart (University of Manchester)

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Tutorial 3
Custom Hardware: Designing modular, application specific EIT systems
Objective
Provide an overview of how one might design a state-of-the art custom EIT system
Content
Detailed overview of designing EIT systems that leverage National Instruments (NI) modules and custom front-end analog circuits. Discuss the benefits of custom systems over commercial device. The focus will be on implementing an EIT system with state-of-the art NI modules, system requirements and techniques for designing an analog front-end, and Labview-based programming considerations and data acquisition implementation strategies.
Intended Audience
Those with experience in EIT system hardware design.
Workshop Leader
Ryan Halter (Dartmouth)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Tutorial 4
Commercial Hardware: Using the Swisstom Pioneer system
Objective
Provide an introduction to a commercial EIT system for research applications
Content
Overview of the data acquisition hardware, electrode arrays, calibration and test phantoms, and the system interface software.
Intended Audiences
Those with the Swisstom Pioneer System or those interested in the system
Workshop Leader
Swisstom

DAY 2
Thursday, June 22
Conference

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration and Check-in

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks

8:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Session 1
EIT Hardware #1

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break + Poster Session

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 2
EIT Reconstruction #1

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Session 3
Novel Clinical Application

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Coffee Break + Poster Session

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 4
Lung Imaging

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Reception Dinner
Keynote Speaker
Bin He, PHD, Distinguished McKnight
University Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medtronic-Bakken Chair for Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota

DAY 3
Friday, June 23
Conference

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Session 5
EIT Reconstruction #2

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Coffee Break + Poster Session

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Session 6
Brain Imaging

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Session 7
EIT Hardware #2

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Coffee Break + Poster Session

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tour of Dartmouth Labs and the Dartmouth’s NIH-funded Center for Surgical Innovation

DAY 4
Saturday, June 24
Conference

8:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Session 8
Cardiac Imaging #2

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Coffee Break + Poster Session

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Session 9
MR-EIT and Other Techniques

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Group Excursion

Location

Venue

EIT2017 will be hosted by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Located in the picturesque town of Hanover, New Hampshire.

lodging

Dormitory style lodging is included in the price of registration. Attendees are welcome to arrange alternate lodging, at their own expense.

Directions

Dartmouth campus is located a few hours drive from Boston, MA. Thayer's website provides detailed location information and travel directions.

International Travel

For conference attendees requiring a B-1 travel visa to attend EIT 2017 at Dartmouth, please review the below information.  Provided is information regarding B visa classification for your reference, as well as the relevant links to the USCIS, CBP and Dept of State websites.  This information has been provided through Dartmouth’s Office of Visa and Immigration Services.

Legitimate B-1 Activity 
To be able to come to the U.S. in B-1 business visitor status, the individual should be coming to the U.S. temporarily to engage in activities related to their professional work abroad.  The regulations say that “business” refers to conventions, conferences, consultations and “other legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature.”  It does not include employment.  The State Department has provided additional guidance that legitimate B-1 activity can include participation in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences or seminars, or undertaking independent research (i.e. not under supervision of Dartmouth faculty; not research/work that will directly benefit Dartmouth).

Expenses
B-1 visitors may be allowed to receive reimbursement for incidental expenses related to their activities in the U.S.

Invitation Letters 
We will gladly provide an invitation letter to anyone applying for a travel Visa to attend EIT2017. Please let us know if you need a letter and we will promptly send you one.

Traveling
Items to consider when traveling to EIT2017.  
1. Recommended documentation to bring with you should include identification (e.g. passport), Visa documentation, your letter of invitation to attend EIT2017, evidence of a job in your country of residence (to demonstrate that you plan to return following your attendance at EIT2017).
2. Phone number of your embassy
3. Phone number of the EIT2017 Administrative Staff (Kathy Burnham 603-646-3860 or Ryan Halter 603-646-0773)

Links of Interest 
B-1 Temporary Business Visitor 
Visa Waiver Program
B1 Permissible Activity Frequently Asked Questions
Visitor Visa

Registration

Conference FeE
$400 USD
Register PAy
Attendees requiring a visa for travel may apply early.
U.S. Business Visa Website

Financial SUPPORT

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has graciously provided some funding to help defray the registration and travel costs to attend EIT2017.

These opportunities are available for post-doctoral researchers, young investigators and members from under-represented groups (e.g. women and minorities) at the time of acceptance into the conference.

Priority in funding will be given to those who have not attended the conference before, and those whose abstract is considered highly meritorious.

Call for Papers

We invite the EIT community to submit papers in the following areas:
Instructions & Templates
Submit A Paper

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