MSACL Course Imaging 101: Clinical Studies using Imaging Mass Spectrometry

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We are very interested in making sure everyone who is interested can attend this course, so we’re making it FREE.

This 2-day course (3.5 hrs / day) has NO FEE and has been time-scheduled to appeal to a GLOBAL audience, unless you’re in Australia or New Zealand (sorry!).

This course is TARGETED to CLINICIANS, SURGEONS, PATHOLOGISTS and MASS SPECTROMETRISTS, who are interested in clinical applications of Imaging MS, to prepare for future technological advancements in tissue analysis.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED (see link below) and will be limited.

December 3-4, 2020
Imaging 101 : Clinical Studies using Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Over the past two decades we have seen considerable scientific and technological advancements in imaging mass spectrometry (IMS), as these approaches continue to be implemented in research and industry. There has, however, been limited adoption of these techniques into the clinical arena, in part due to gaps between the mass spectrometrists developing these tools, and the clinical stakeholders, such as surgeons and pathologists, who may one day use them in their practices.

The goal of this course is to bridge these gaps by (1) providing an overview of the principles, strengths, limitations and applications of IMS techniques, such as MALDI-IMS and ambient mass spectrometry (AMS), and (2) offering insight into clinical workflows and potential opportunities for applications. The target audiences include both clinicians, surgeons, and pathologists interested in learning more about IMS applications as well as mass spectrometrists interested in clinical applications of IMS. The first day will focus on MALDI IMS, while the second day will cover ambient MS.


Thursday December 3 (Pacific Time, Los Angeles)

7:00 – 8:10am
Clinical tissue analysis: overview of workflows and diagnostic ‘blind spots’

8:20 – 9:30am
Introduction to MALDI IMS

Advancements and applications using MALDI IMS


Friday December 4 (Pacific Time, Los Angeles)

7:00 – 8:10am
Introduction to ambient MS

8:20 – 9:30am
Advancements and applications using AMS

Bringing IMS into the clinic: opportunities and challenges


MSACL thanks our Platinum Sponsors, Golden West Diagnostics and Brian Kelly, for their generous contributions that are supporting the provision of educational content to the community through the Connect platform.


Dec 03 - 04 2020


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  • Date: Dec 03 - 04 2020
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