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Jon Riek, Ph.D

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NASH-TAG 2018

Posted by Jon Riek, Ph.D on February 15, 2018
Ironically, the 2018 NASH-TAG conference in the Rocky Mountains featured much less snow than we have “enjoyed” in the northeast this winter. Weather forced one speaker to present remotely from his home—thank goodness web conferencing technology can now mitigate travel cancellations! In 2018, various speakers presented some very promising results including compounds from Gilead (GS-0976), Bristol ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

Imaging the Liver: A Tale of Two Conferences

Posted by Jon Riek, Ph.D on June 19, 2017
As the VP of Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Imaging, I need to stay ahead of industry trends and invest in the advancements being made in research.  Toward these ends, I recently traveled to two conferences – International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 25th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI, and the 2nd International Workshop on NASH Biomarkers in Washington, DC. To me, these ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

NASH – What’s Next in Clinical Research?

Posted by Jon Riek, Ph.D on February 07, 2017
I recently attended the NASH-TAG 2017 conference in Park City, Utah. This conference was an incredible gathering of academia and industry, focused on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and liver fibrosis.  There were talks on the etiology of the disease, animal models, non-invasive ways to measure the disease, and current treatments under development.  The talks were all quite educational, but ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

Imaging in Clinical Trials – The Noninvasive Approach

Posted by Jon Riek, Ph.D on October 27, 2016
While I was creating a presentation for a talk at the Imaging in Clinical Trials Summit, held earlier this year in Philadelphia, it dawned on me just how powerful imaging has become.  From the time of Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of x-rays to the latest PET-MRI scanners, the amount of information we can extract noninvasively from the human body has grown exponentially.  It is one thing to be able ...
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Topics: Imaging Science

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