Pancreatic Islet Conference by MBONE Packet Video

Harry Mangalam mangalam at uci.edu
Fri Apr 8 19:13:10 EST 1994


                          *** Announcement ***
                           
              Pancreatic Islet Microcirculation Symposium
                 by Internet Multicast Packet Video
           Friday, April 15th: 8:00am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

       from the Long Beach Regional Medical Education Center at
                    The Long Beach VA Medical Center,
                         Long Beach, California
                         
                                  Or
                     (with apologies to Tom Robbins)
                     
         Another Roadside Attraction on the Information Superhighway

Multicast videoconferencing is still in its infancy but will become 
progressively more widespread as more sites are Internetworked.  Even now 
there are times when you can have your choice of several conferences to 
'attend' merely by clicking on one of several icons.  These conferences are

typically broadcast-only because of organizational issues, but the 
technology is inherently interactive - all people can talk and be heard by 
all others 'attending'.  I assume that quite soon you will have the ability

to attend your favorite meetings without actually being there.  

There is a useful FAQ available by FTP ( venera.isi.edu:mbone/faq.txt ) 
   which describes multicasting and how to obtain the software required 
   to view these conferences.

There have been many such conferences multicast, but mostly on the topic of

the Internet itself or related technology issues.  This is one of the first

such conferences to be presented on a non-computer topic.  As such, it will

appeal to some readers who are not familiar with the underlying technology.
 
If, after reading the FAQ, and consulting your own technoweenies, you are 
still have unresolved questions, let me know and I'll try to help.

This conference will also be substantially broadcast-only, with one
presenter 
(Susan Bonner Weir of Harvard) giving her presentation remotely from the 
Laboratory of Computer Science at MIT (you can watch her directly or 
watch the mixed re-broadcast from Long Beach).  

If you have questions for any of the speakers up to broadcast time, you can

fax them to the center (310 494 5785) up to and including the time of the
conference and they will be asked for you during the Q+A after the speaker
finishes.  
You may also email questions to me (mangalam at uci.edu) until the 13th and 
I will forward them to the conference.  On the day of the conference you
may email questions to the conference itself
(questions at vambone.long-beach.va.gov), but they will be held til the Q+A if
they are not received during the talk.

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Here's the Program Schedule:

               PANCREATIC ISLET MICROCIRCULATION SYMPOSIUM
                  
               Long Beach Regional Medical Education Center
                         Building 11 Auditorium
                      Long Beach VA Medical Center
                             April 15, 1994
                             

   The aim of this Pancreatic Microcirculation Symposium is to establish 
and summarize the current state of knowledge of islet microcirculation, and

its influences on the surrounding tissue, such as acinar and ductular 
cells.  This is critical to gain an understanding of islet physiology and 
its overall relationship to glucose homeostasis.  Since the islet contains 
four major cell types, there exists a current debate on the intra islet 
communication between these cell types, which is dependent on the islet 
microcirculation.  Furthermore, a second debate is ongoing about the 
revascularization of islets following islet transplantation.  The 
conference will help determine the current state of knowledge on this 
issue.  The symposium is also designed to exchange information concerning 
the current techniques to evaluate and manipulate the islet 
microcirculation.  The leading authorities in these fields have been 
invited to exchange their knowledge concerning microcirculation of the 
pancreatic islets.


Early Morning Session               Moderator: F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D.


Introductory Remarks                                     8:00 - 8:15 am

Edward Passaro Jr., M.D.
Chief of Surgery, VAMC West Los Angeles 

Jule D. Moravec, Ph.D.
Director, VAMC Long Beach

Stuart C. Gilman, M.D. 
Director, Long Beach RMEC

Glen Kauffman
Health Sciences, UC Irvine


Homeokinesis Among the Islands                           8:15 - 8:45 am
Harold Wayland, Ph.D. - Keynote Speaker

The Microvascularization of the Islets of                8:45 - 9:00 am
Langerhans:  Anatomy and Functional Implications 
Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D  (*)


Physiological Assessment and Evaluation of the           9:00 - 9:15 am
Path of the Microvasculature of the Pancreatic Islet.
John Stagner, M.D.


Pulsatility of Islet Hormone Secretion                   9:15 - 9:30 am
Eli Ipp, M.D.

Dynamic In Vivo Observation of Rat Islet                 9:30 - 9:45 am
Microcirculation .
Paul Guth, M.D.


High Resolution Microscopy of the                        9:45 - 10:00 am
Living Pancreas "In Situ".
Robert McCuskey, Ph.D.


Question and Answer Session                              10:00 - 10:15 am



BREAK:  15 minutes                                       10:15 - 10:30 am



Late Morning Session                Moderator:  Edward H. Livingston, M.D.


Autoregulation of the Pancreatic Islet                   10:30 - 10:45 am
Microcirculation.
Tom Howard, M.D.

Methodology for the In-Vivo, Chronic Study of            10:45 - 11:00 am
Microvascular Hemodynamics.  Applications to
Ischemia Reperfusion.
Marcos Intaglietta, Ph.D.

Techniques for Measurement of Pancreatic Blood           11:00 - 11:15 am
Flow and Assessment of Pancreatic Ischemia.
Stanley Ashley, M.D.

Computer Assisted Image Analysis of                      11:15 - 11:30 am
Microcirculation.
Anthony Cheung, Ph.D.

Structure and Function During Islet                      11:30 - 11:45 am
Inflammation.
Arthur Charles, M.D., Ph.D.

Angiogenesis and Revascularization of                    11:45 - 12:00 pm
Freely Transplanted Pancreatic Islet Grafts.
Michael Menger, M.D.

Controversies of Islet Physiology and                    12:00 - 12:15 pm
Future Directions.
Charles Brunicardi, M.D.

Questions and Answers                                    12:15 - 12:30 pm



*  Nb:  This lecture will be broadcast from Boston via Internet Multicast 
Backbone, integrated into the proceedings at Long Beach, and rebroadcast
as part of the conference.

Thanks to:
- Dr. John McClosky and the Laboratory for Computer Science at 
MIT for the use of their facilities for Dr. Bonner-Weir's presentation.
- Van Jacobson, Ron Frederick, and the other mboneheads who wrote 
the tools that made this possible.

This broadcast is made possible in part by equipment and expertise
contributed by Silicon Graphics, Inc.  Test Drive an Indy Today!



---
        Harry J Mangalam, Dean's Office, College of Medicine and
    Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92717, 
         (714) 856-4824, fax (714) 856 8598, mangalam at uci.edu
     



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