An International Workshop on Microdialysis

Microdialysis is being used extensively for research and increasingly for the bedside monitoring of patients.  The foundations of this technique can be seen in the convergence of technological advances in micro-fluidics and electrochemistry.

22nd -23rd September 2014, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK.

Microdialysis is being used extensively for research and increasingly for the bedside monitoring of patients.  The foundations of this technique can be seen in the convergence of technological advances in micro-fluidics and electrochemistry.  From these early days when its use was limited to the study of brain neurophysiology, to more recent times in diverse fields, the technique is at the forefront of advances in monitoring.  Microdialysis draws on improvements in analytical techniques, biomaterial advances and enhanced micro-fluidics in an effort to elucidating bio-chemical functioning and with the allure of providing ‘windows of opportunity’ to mitigate injury and disease for healthcare.  However, as different disciplines take up microdialysis the diversity increases the threat of isolation.  This scientific workshop aims to cover all aspects of microdialysis with contributions from current researchers, and bring people together in a friendly atmosphere to encourage interactions and promote the effective use of the technique.

Monday 22nd September (provisional programme)

12:00 – 14:00 Registration & lunch
Prof Martyn Boutelle Real-Time Clinical Monitoring of Bio-molecules
Dr Jan Krejci Microdialysis modeling – What can be leant from other technologies
Dr Keri Carpenter 13C-labelled microdialysis studies of cerebral metabolism
15:30 Tea / Coffee break
Dr Heike Bittersohl Microdialysis of Immunosuppressive Drugs
Prof. Chris Anderson If cutaneous microdialysis is the answer – what is the question?
Prof William Couet Microdialysis and PK-PD modeling
17:00 End of day 1
19:30 Workshop Dinner

Tuesday 23rd September (provisional programme)

7.30 – 8.45 Breakfast
9:00 Start of Day 2
Dr Ragini Bhake Automated 24-hours sampling of subcutaneous tissue free cortisol in humans
Dr Helen Rowley CNS Pharmacology and dual probe studies
Prof Peter Hutchinson Application of microdialysis to neuro-critical care
10:30 Tea / Coffee break
Dr Pernilla Abrahamsson Surface microdialysis
Prof Martin Church Microdialysis in allergy research
Dr Francesco Baldini Subcutaneous tissue as a promising alternative site for monitoring stress in vivo
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch / Workshop ends

Presentations; posters (boards 1.2m wide  0.9m high)  and oral are invited via submission of an abstract to be received by:

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE     12:00h (GMT) 12th September 2014

Please complete the attached abstract form and email to Mark O’Connell at mark.oconnell@probescientific.com

Early bird registration by 14th August 2014 is £54. After this date the fee will be: £90. The registration fee includes lunches on Monday and Tuesday and dinner on Monday night. Please go to the Robinson College web site for Registration and terms and conditions: https://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/conferences/dms/index.php?eid=33

Accommodation is available within the College but must be booked via the registration site and is strictly on a first to book basis.  So please book early to avoid disappointment. https://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/conferences/dms/index.php?eid=33

(This link can also be found on Probe’s website http://www.probescientific.com/newsandevents/events/detail.asp?ItemID=87 and the NanoDem website: http://nanodem.ifac.cnr.it/index.php/events-and-workshops?id=18)

We look forward to your participation.

Best regards

Neil Smith, CEO, neil.smith@probescientific.com and Mark O’Connell, CTO, mark.oconnell@probescientific.com

Probe Scientific Limited, Bedford Technology Park Beds MK44 2YP, and UWSP Coventry CV4 7EZ

Acknowledgements The workshop is supported by the European Community within the framework of the project Nanodem -NANOphotonic Device for Multiple therapeutic drug monitoring (FP7-ICT-2011 – contract 8318372)