ToScA North America
Chair: Dr Farah Ahmed (NHM, UK)
Co-chair: Dr Jessie Maisano (University of Texas at Austin)
For the first time, a ToScA symposium will take place in Austin, Texas, bringing together the North American tomography community. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility (UTCT) and the Jackson School of Geosciences.
Presentations will address hard and soft tissue imaging, understanding materials in 3D, recent advances in hardware and software, and a broad range of applications in tomography.
As in the UK, this symposium will include pre-conference hands-on software workshops, keynote speakers, student talks and poster presentations, and an image competition. The meeting provides an opportunity for open discussions, networking with researchers and commercial industry representatives, and a platform to engage in collaborations.
Abstract Submission is now open! Submit your abstract below.
Abstract Submission is now open! Simply complete the form below in this tab.
Abstract submission extended deadline is 1 March 2017.
Abstracts are invited on the following topics:
- Increasing Contrast (Staining, Phase, Diffraction etc.)
- Multi-Modal Imaging (CT + XRomm, CT + FIBSEM,etc.)
- Data (Ownership, Repurposing, Stewardship)
- Educational Outreach
- Medical & Biological Science
- Geological Science
- Materials Science
Abstract submission guidelines
- Abstracts should be submitted as a Word Document NOT a PDF
- Abstracts should be approximately 250 words in length
- Ensure you include a full title, all authors and affiliations and references if appropriate
- Include Keywords on your submission form
- You may include an image where appropriate
- Presenting authors are required to register, pay and attend the meeting.
Abstract Submission for Oral Presentations
If your abstract is selected for an Oral presentation you will be notified of the acceptance within two weeks of the abstract deadline date.
Submitted talks are allocated 15 minutes each within the programme, including time for questions, and we request that your presentation stays within its allotted time.
If your poster is accepted, you will be asked to print your poster and bring it to the symposium, where you will receive further instruction at the registration desk.
Posters must be A0 size (1189 x 841 mm / 46.8 x 33.1 in) and be in portrait orientation.
If you submit a poster, you will also be given the opportunity to present a ‘Lightning Talk’ giving a summary of your work in 90 seconds!
There is a 250 word limit for abstracts.
You may include 1 image but this should be embedded within your Word document or pdf rather than submitted as a separate file.
Submit your best tomography image to the ToScA North America Image Competition
Deadline Date: 1 March 2017
Registration to ToScA North America includes attendance to the meeting, refreshments and lunches on 7 and 8 June and a ticket to the Symposium Banquet on 7 June.
If you select registration including ToScA membership, you are entitled to attend the workshops on 6 June for free.
Registration will open soon.
Standard Registration + ToScA/RMS Membership (incl. free workshops)
Student Registration + ToScA/RMS Membership (incl. free workshops)
*Once you have completed your registration to attend ToScA Texas, you will be sent further details on completing your membership application.
Pre- conference workshops will be held on 6 June 2017. VGStudio Max is confirmed and there will be further workshops announced soon.
The topics for the workshops will be as follows:
VGStudio MAX 3.0 - Workshop
This workshop will introduce CT data analysis and visualisation using VGStudio MAX. VG will present selected features of special interest for the scientific community for precise and fast analysis of voxel data:
•quantitative analysis options
•advanced visualization techniques
VGStudio MAX enables the effective extraction of information from data sets. During the workshop, you can use data provided by VG or your own tomography data, which may be acquired by laboratory X-ray CT, a synchrotron, with neutrons or another source. VG experts will be on-site to answer questions.
The Symposium Banquet will take place on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin aboard the M.V. Pride and Joy II. Enjoy Texas BBQ while watching the world's largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge! The link for Capitol Cruises is www.capitalcruises.com/.
Dr Jessie Maisano
University of Texas
Dr Farah Ahmed
Natural History Museum
University of Texas
Steve Gatesy is a paleontologist and morphologist interested in the evolution of vertebrate locomotion. By combining biomechanical analyses of living animals with fossil bones and footprints, he explores functional transitions in dinosaur bipedality and the origin of bird flight. For the last 20 years he has embraced animation software to study animal motion, culminating in X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology (XROMM). Co-developed with colleagues at Brown University, XROMM merges CT-based bone models with pairs of X-ray videos to visualize and measure 3-D skeletal movement with unprecedented accuracy and precision. XROMM data offer an anatomically-detailed look inside diverse taxa—a dynamic lens through which to view skeletal form.
University of Texas
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