About the CTSA Imaging Working Group (IWG)
Drawing from experience of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and extensive community input, the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program creates an academic home for the discipline of clinical and translational science at institutions across the country.
A major goal of the CTSA initiative is to develop a national consortium of CTSA institutions that will work together to transform the discipline of clinical and translational research across the country. This union fosters the exchange of ideas with the goal of creating an environment in which treatments progress from ideas to therapies in a highly expedited fashion.
The national consortium of medical research institutions funded through Clinical and translational Science Awards, is working together to improve the way biomedical research is conducted nationwide. The consortiums website, CTSAweb.org, ensures broad access to CTSA resources, enhances communication and encourages information sharing.
The Imaging Working Group: A consortium of leaders in clinical and research imaging
Clinical and research imaging is an important component of many of the CTSA programs. The NCRR endorsed the formation of a consortium of imaging leaders who are dedicated to sharing ideas, visions, technologies and are committed to working together to enhance the utility of imaging in translational research. The CTSA Imaging Working Group is a forum for the open interaction of imaging experts to facilitate the CTSA goals with respect to imaging. The highly collaborative nature and intent of this program creates tremendous opportunities for a diverse set of subject matter experts to unify to address complex and important issues in clinical and research imaging.
All CTSA and planning grant institutions are encouraged to have their representatives participate actively in the CTSA Imaging Working Group, which conducts bi-monthly conference calls. For more information about participation in the IWG or its subgroups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 CTSA IWG Meetings and Activities
2009 CTSA IWG Meetings and Activities
CTSA IWG/ACRIN Activities
2010 ACRIN Annual Meeting
September 29th - October 2nd
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon CityArlington, VA
CTSA IWG activities at ACRIN Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
11:30am - 1:30pm CTSA IWG Working Lunch
1:45pm - 5:15pm Educational Sessions
(More details to come)
2009 ACRIN Annual Meeting
September 30, 2009
Educational session at ACRIN meeting, Arlington, VA
Quantitative Medical Imaging for Clinical Research and Practice educational session presentations (Drs. Gollub, Macura and Yap)
CTSA IWG subgroups
The CTSA Imaging Working Group members are uniquely positioned to work together to address important questions or topics in clinical and research imaging. As a result of input provided by Imaging Working Group members from many CTSA sites, topic-specific subgroups have been formed. The subgroups meet by conference call and function independently to focus on specific questions of broad interest.
National CTSA Educational Resource Program (NCERP) http://www.rochesterctsa.org/ncerp/search/
Clinical and Translational Resource Explorer, by the CTSA Inventory Resource Web Presence (CIRWP) project
Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)