*** 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
(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
(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
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.
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
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
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
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
Tom Howard, M.D.
Methodology for the In-Vivo, Chronic Study of 10:45 - 11:00 am
Microvascular Hemodynamics. Applications to
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
Anthony Cheung, Ph.D.
Structure and Function During Islet 11:30 - 11:45 am
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
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.
- 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