April 24, 2014

Thematic Program on Mathematical and Quantitative Oncology
July -August 2008

August 25-27, 2008
Workshop on Quantitative Cancer Modelling: Mathematical Models, Imaging and Bioinformatics

Organizing Committee: Hongmei Zhu, Corina Drapaca, Mike Milosovic, Siv Sivaloganathan

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Confirmed Speakers (speakers abstracts)

Amir Asif (York)
Bernhard Bodmann (Houston)
Jeff Collins (Medipattern Corporation)
David Jaffray (Princess Margaret Hospital)
Xin Gao (York)
Eva Lee (Georgia Tech)
Hengguang Li (Penn State)
Roderick Melnik (Wilfrid Laurier)

Ross Mitchell (Calgary)
Alessandro Oliaro (University of Torino)
Nataliya Portman (Waterloo)
Abbas Samani (Western Ontario)
Colin Studholme (UC San Francisco)
Eli Van Houten (Univ. of Canterbury, NZ)
Yuriy Zinchenko (McMaster)

Workshop Schedule

Monday August 25
8:50 am - 9:00 am Barbara Keyfitz, Corina Drapaca, & Hongmei Zhu
Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 10:00 David Jaffray
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Amir Asif
Application of Time Reversal Signal Processing in Radiotherapy
11:30 - 12:30 Yuriy Zinchenko
Multiple gEUD-type constraints for radiotherapy optimization
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Colin Studholme
In utero mapping of brain tissue growth patterns from clinical MRI of developing human fetuses: An emerging field of image analysis research
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 Eli Van Houten
Model Based Reconstructive Elasticity Imaging: Finding a Best Fit Between Imaging Goals and Computational Methods
4:30 - 5:30 Abbas Samani
Fast Finite Element Technique for Real-time Biomedical Applications
5:30 - 7:30 Reception
Fields Institute
Tuesday August 26
9:00 am - 10:00 am Eva Lee
Robust Optimization to Accommodate Effects of Systematic Treatment Uncertainties in Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Bernhard Bodmann
Machine learning for automated classification in cell microscopy
11:30 - 12:30 Hengguang Li
Preliminary Results in MRE: a Finite Element Approach
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Jeff Collins
B-CAD – Toward Consistent Detection and Diagnosis in Breast Cancer Sonography
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 Ross Mitchell
Virtual Biopsies: Non-invasive Molecular Diagnosis of Cancer
4:30 - 5:30 Alessandro Oliaro
Time-Frequency Representations and Applications to Signal Analysis
Wednesday August 27
9:00 am - 10:00 am Nataliya Portman
Estimation of growth parameters of the Drosophila's wing disc development from a sequence of micrographs using the Growth as Random Diffeomorphisms Model
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Roderick Melnik
Studying Properties of RNA Nanostructures and Their Potential Applications
11:30 - 12:30

Xin Gao
Model Selection and Network Construction For High-Throughout Biological Data

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
Fields Institute


Confirmed Participants as of August 28, 2008

Fullname University/Affiliation
Abdallah, Bari (no affiliation)
Al-Mayah, Adil Ontario Cancer Institute
Andrews, Rob (no affiliation)
Asif, Amir York University
Bedkihal, Salil Ryerson University
Belinschi, Serban University of Saskatchewan
Bodmann, Bernhard University of Houston
Brock, Kristy Princess Margaret Hospital
Calvo, Gabriel ETSI Industriales, UCLM-Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Cerezo, Richard University of Toronto
Collins, Jeff The Medipattern Corporation
Drapaca, Corina Pennsylvania State University
Flint, Ortho University of Western Ontario
Fortney, Kristen University of Toronto
Gallego, Cristina Sunnybrook Health Science
Gao, Xin York University
Geraci, Joseph University of Toronto
Gunawan, Rudy University of Waterloo
Horng, Tzyy-Leng Feng Chia University
Jaffray, David Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret
Kohandel, Mohammad University of Waterloo
Lam, Elizabeth University of Toronto
Lee, Eva K. Georgia Institute of Technology
Li, Sebastian University of Toronto
Liu, Cheng York University
McGrath, Deirdre Princess Margaret Hospital
Melnik, Roderick Wilfrid Laurier University
Mitchell, Ross Seaman Family MR Research Center
Molahajloo, Shahla York University
Molavian, Hamid R. University of Waterloo
Morgen, Eric University of Toronto
Mrdjenovic, Ljiljana York University
Oliaro, Alessandro University of Torino
Peshko, Olesya McMaster University
Phipps, Colin University of Waterloo
Portman, Nataliya University of Waterloo
Powathil, Gibin University of Waterloo
Rohlf, Katrin Ryerson University
Rouhani, Maryam University of Waterloo
Samani, Abbas University of Western Ontario
Sanchez, Antonio University of Waterloo
Sivaloganathan, Sivabal University of Waterloo
Sivia, Devinder Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Soltani, Madjid University of Waterloo
Studholme, Colin University of California, San Francisco
Tang, Herbert University of Waterloo
Tritchler, David University of Toronto
Turner, Colin University of Waterloo
Van Houten, Elijah University of Canterbury
Vlad, Roxana University of Toronto
Wilkie, Kathleen University of Waterloo
Wineman, Alan University of Michigan
Wong, M.W. York University
Yousefi, Azizeh-Mitra National Research Council
Zhu, Hongmei York University
Zinchenko, Yuriy McMaster University


Hotels and Housing

A block of rooms has been reserved for the Workshop at
Holiday Inn Toronto Midtown

Group: Quantitative Cancer Modelling Workshop
Group Code: QCM
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2008 to Thursday, August 28, 2008
Rate in Canadian Dollars: $124.99-single/double $134.99-triple/quad
Plus applicable taxes, per room, per night, One Queen bed or two Double beds
To avoid disappointment, please remit this form by mail, fax or phone no later than
Friday, July 25, 2008.

Holiday Inn Toronto Midtown
280 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V8
Phone: 416-968-0010 Fax: 416-968-7765
Reservations can be booked via E-mail:
Phone: 416-968-0010 Fax: 416-968-7765
Central Reservation: 1-800 HOLIDAY-Property Code YYZBS-group code QCM

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