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2012 International Breath Analysis Meeting

28 OCT - 01 NOV 2012
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The 2012 Breath Analysis Meeting was held in Sonoma, California (USA).

Registration Information 2012 registration has closed.

FINAL AGENDA (pdf file) Download the final meeting agenda here.

FINAL MEETING AGENDA

Day 1: Sunday, October 28th, 2012

16:30 - 18:00 : Registration

18:00 - 20:00 : Welcome and Opening Reception

  • Mike Epton - Welcome!
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Terence Risby - "Breath Analysis: Past, Present and Future. A Personal Perspective."
  • Hors d'oeuvres and Hosted Bar

Day 2: Monday, October 29th, 2012

08:00 - 09:00 : Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15 : Welcome and Introduction to 2012 Workshop - Nick Kenyon - "Clinical Breath Testing as a Multidisciplinary Field: Engineers, Clinicians, Scientists and Entrepreneurs."

09:15 - 09:45 : PLENARY SPEAKER - Jochen Schubert - "Biomarkers and Non-Invasive Biomedical Analysis - Sysiphon Task or Question of Effort?"

Clinical Session 1: Tuberculosis and Other Infections (10:00-12:15)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Mike Epton and Ryan Leib
10:00 - 10:20 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Michael Phillips - "Breath Biomarkers of Tuberculosis"
10:30 - 11:00 : Morning Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:15 : Amy Scott-Thomas - "Specific Volatiles for Tuberculosis - Detection and Confounders"

11:20 - 11:35 : Niaz Banaei - "Detection of Tuberculosis-Specific VOCs with Colorimetric Sensor Array"

11:40 - 11:50 : Swomitra Mohanty - "TiO2 Nanotube Based Volatile Biomarker Sensor for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Tuberculosis"

Lunch (12:00 - 13:15)

Scientific Session and Panel Discussion (13:15-15:20)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Wolfram Miekisch and Cristina Davis
13:15 - 13:45 : 30 minute panel session, questions and open discussion - "What are the open 'hard' questions in our field?"

13:45 - 14:05 : Gerard Wysocki - "A Novel Breath Analyzer for Isotope-Labeled Studies of NO Metabolism"

14:10 - 14:25 : Perena Gouma - "Personalized Breath Diagnostics Based on Selective Chemosensors"

14:30 - 14:45 : Katrine Whiteson - "Breath Gases as Biomarkers in Cystic Fibrosis"

14:50 - 15:05 : Ryan Leib - "Temporal Evolution of Metabolites in Breath"

15:10 - 15:40 : Afternoon Coffee Break

Scientific Session: Off-Line Methods, Pre-Concentration, Sampling (15:40-17:10)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Michael Phillips and Mike Schivo
15:40 - 16:00 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Raed Dweik - "Off-line Testing for Volatiles - Strengths and Weaknesses"

16:10 - 16:25 : Yoshihiro Saito - "Miniaturized Sample Preparation Needle for Human Breath Analysis in Capillary Gas Chromatography"

16:30 - 16:45 : Dietmar Hein - "Needle Trap Extraction of Traces of VOC from Exhaled Breath - A Critical Review"

16:50 - 17:05 : Mark Zondlo - "Overcoming the Sampling Challenges of Ammonia in Exhaled Breath"

17:10 - 17:20 : BREAK

Industry Keynote Session (17:20-18:00)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Michael Phillips and Mike Schivo
17:20 - 17:50 : Presentation by Pascal Girard (Oracle, Inc.) - "How to Deal with Big Data: Oracle's new work with the National Cancer Institute, and how it could help the breath analysis community."
17:50 - 18:00 : Questions and discussions

Industry Session and Product Development Demonstrations (18:00 - 18:40)
SESSION CHAIR AND MODERATOR: Michael Phillips and Mike Schivo

18:00 - 18:15 : Rafi Baddour (Respiratory Research, Inc.) - "Breath Collection at the Home, Job Site, Clinic, and ICU"

18:20 - 18:35 : Zvi Yaniv (Applied Nanotech, Inc.) - "EZKnowz - From Life Science Applications to Healthcare"

18:30 - 20:30 Industry sponsored reception (Hors d'oeuvres and Hosted Bar) including posters and technology showcase.

Day 3: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

08:00 - 09:00 : Registration and Continental Breakfast

Scientific Session: Environment, Biohazards and Biosecurity (09:00-10:30)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Jane Hill and Terence Risby
09:00 - 09:20 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Joachim Pleil - "Exhaled Breath Aerosols: Investigations of Inflammatory Proteins and Opportunistic Infections for Environmental Health"

09:25 - 09:45 : Laura Yeates and Cristina Davis (joint collaborative talk) - "Breath Diagnostics and Pulmonary Lung Function Measures for the US Navy Marine Mammal Program"

09:50 - 10:05 : Matthias Frank - "Exploring National Security Applications of Breath Analysis"

10:10 - 10:25 : Ron Manginell - "Handheld Vapor Analyzers for Portable Chemical and Biological Detection"

Scientific Session: New Detection Technologies and Regulatory Issues (10:30-13:30)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Joanne Shorter and Jorge Baumbach
10:30 - 10:50 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Gary Hunter - "Smart Sensor Systems for Human Health and Safety Applications"

11:00 - 11:15 : Morning Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:35 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Anil Modak - "Regulatory Issues of Breath Tests and Updates of Recent Advances"

11:45 - 12:00 : Jen-Jacques Zondy - "Widely Tunable, Narrow Linewidth CW Single-Frequency Optical Parametric Oscillators for Mid-IR Molecular Spectroscopy and Trace Molecular Detection"

12:05 - 12:20 : Laurence Hrubesh - "Pure Rotational Spectrometry: A Vintage Analytical Method Applied to Modern Breath Analysis"

12:25 - 12:40 : Konstantin Vodopyanov - "Frequency Comb Laser Instrument for Real-Time Breath Analysis via Multi-Analyte Detection"

12:45 - 13:00 : Jim Kelly - "Improving a capillary absorption spectrometer for precision stable carbon isotope (13C/12C) studies with small samples"

13:05 - 13:20 : Cristina Achim – "Breath Analysis by Laser Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Method"

Boxed Lunch - time for attendees to meet in small groups for discussion, informal collaborative talks, or time to explore the area

AFTERNOON OFF: 13:30 - 18:00

  • 18:00 - 21:30 : Official Conference Dinner - Invited Speaker Dr. Joachim Pleil (EPA)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 : Hosted Bar indoor/outdoor on the patio
  • 19:00 - Dinner seating

Day 4: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

08:00 - 09:00 : Registration and Continental Breakfast

Clinical Session - Lung Cancer and Other Malignancies (09:00-11:10)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Malina Storer and Amy Gryshuk
09:00 - 09:20 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Peter Mazzone - "Breath Analysis and Cancer - Where Have We Gotten To and Where Are We Going?"

09:25 - 09:40 : Matthew McCurdy - "Exhaled Breath Analysis to Detect Lung Toxicity During Cancer Treatment"

09:45 - 10:00 : Meggie Hakim - "Screening and Detection of Lung Cancer via Breath Analysis"

10:05 - 10:20 : Patrick McCann - "The Warburg Effect: Can Measurement of Gas Phase Metabolites Enable Better Cancer Detection?"

10:25 - 10:40 : Paul Rhodes - "Advances in Colorimetric Sensors and Preliminary New Results in Lung Cancer Detection from Breath"

10:45 - 11:00 : Daya Upadhyay - "Exhaled Breath MicroRNAs, a Novel Non-Invasive Detection of Biological Targets of Lung Cancer"

11:10 - 11:25 : Morning Tea

Scientific Session (11:25-12:35)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Mike Epton and Ben Brockway
11:25 - 11:45 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Wolfram Miekisch - "Take The Long Way Home - From Hyphenated Analytics to Diagnostic Applications"

11:55 - 12:10 : Marco Righettoni - "Breath Acetone Monitoring by Portable Si:WO3 Gas Sensors"

12:15 - 12:30 : Chuji Wang - "When Will an Acetone Breath Analyzer be Ready for Diabetes Diagnostics and Monitoring?"

Lunch (12:35 - 13:30)

Clinical Session: Infections and Metabolism (13:30-15:15)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Joachim Pliel and Amy Scott-Thomas
13:30 - 13:50 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Jane Hill - "Determining Infection Agent Identity in the Lung Through Breath Analysis"

13:55 - 14:10 : Michael Schivo - "Distinguishing Uninfected from Human Rhinovirus-Infected Bronchial Epithelial Cells Using Volatile Organic Compound Analysis"

14:15 - 14:25 : Alexander Aksenov - "Cell-Based Systems for In Vitro Volatile Profiling of Infectious Agents: A Case Study with Influenza Viruses"

14:30 - 14:45 : Ana Guamán - "Detection of Sepsis by Breath Analysis Using Ion Mobility Spectrometry: Study Based on an Animal Model"

14:50 - 15:05 : Juliane Obermeier - "Detection of Volatile Aldehydes and Inflammation Markers in Breath by Means of Electrochemical Sensors"

15:15 - 15:45 : Afternoon Tea

Scientific Session: New Sensor Platforms (15:45-17:05)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Jochen Schubert and Raed Dweik

15:45 - 16:00 : Tim Burch - "Sensor Devices Applied to Breath Diagnostics Research"

16:05 - 16:20 : Piotr Maslowski - "Cavity-Enhanced Direct Frequency Comb Spectroscopy for Human Breath"

16:25 - 16:40 : Joanne Shorter - "Advances in Infrared Laser Spectroscopy and Its Application to Breath Analysis"

16:45 - 17:00 : Ami Hannon - "A Tetracorder for Chemical Detection - Potentially for Medical Diagnosis"

17:10 - 17:20 : BREAK

Industry Session and Product Development Demonstrations (17:20-18:20)
SESSION CHAIR AND MODERATOR: Matthias Frank

17:20 - 17:35 : Brad Keays (Soberlink, Inc.) - "Mobile Platforms and Telemetry for Breath Sobriety Testing"

17:35 - 17:50 : Alice Kwan (Scanadu, Inc.) - "Personal Mobile Devices for Pulmonary Lung Function Measurements"

17:50 – 18:05 : Jan Willem Gerritsen (The eNose Company) – "eNose for Exhaled-Breath Analysis"

Hardware Development and Novel Sensors (Q&A planned at posters) (18:15-19:10)
SESSION CHAIR AND MODERATOR: Matthias Frank

18:15 – 18:25 : Brian Ross - "Lack of Influence of Fatty Acid Abundance Upon Fatty Acid Derived Oxidative Stress Markers in Breath"

18:25 - 18:35 : Hae-Wook Yoo - "Development of a Chemiresistor Pt Nanowire Array"

18:30 - 18:45 : Henrique Couto - "2013 Breathworld.org : A New Online Portal for Our Research Community"

[18:45 - 18:55 : Meixiu Sun - "Breath Analysis Research in China"] (TBD)

18:45 - 20:30 Industry sponsored reception (Hors d'oeuvres and Hosted Bar) including posters and technology showcase.

Day 5: Thursday, November 1st, 2012

08:00 - 09:00 : Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15 : Meeting Recap - Cristina Davis "What Does the Path Forward for Our Field Look Like?"

Scientific Session: Volatiles and Bowel Disease (09:15-10:15)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Nick Kenyon and Alex Aksenov
09:15 - 09:30 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Norman Ratcliffe - "Analyses of VOCS From Stool and Urine for Disease Diagnoses"

09:35 - 09:50 : Ross Butler - "The Importance of Gases and Volatiles in Breath to Define the Status of the Gut Microbiome - Examples in Different Populations of Infants."

09:55 - 10:10 : Frederik-Jan Van Schooten - "Multivariate Analysis of Volatile Organic Compound Profiles in Inflammatory Bowel Disease"

10:15 - 10:45 : Morning Coffee Break

Scientific Session: Breath Analysis in the ICU (10:45-12:30)
SESSION CHAIRS AND MODERATORS: Gary Hunter and Perena Gouma

10:45 - 11:00 : Sharon Sturney - "Off-line Breath Acetone Analysis in Critically Ill Patients"

11:05 - 11:20 : Michael Davis - "Continuous Exhaled Breath Condensate pH Analysis in Mechanically Ventilated Adults"

11:25 - 11:40 : Alison Montpetit - "Evaluation of Exhaled Breath Condensate Matrix Effect in the Measurement of Cytokines by Multiplex Bead Assay"

11:45 - 12:00 : Pierre Bouzi - "Quantum Cascade Lasers for Sensing Applications"

12:05 - 12:15 : William Cheung - "Exhale Breath Condensate Screening for Drugs of Abuse"

12:20 - 12:30 : Feedback and Final Discussion - conference ideas for the future?

12:30 : Conference Closure and Final Comments - Mike Epton