PET is Wonderful 2020

27th October 2020 – ONLINE

Keynote Speaker Confirmed

We are delighted to announce that Prof Rich Carson, Yale University, USA has accepted our invitation to give a keynote lecture at the upcoming “PET is Wonderful” Meeting. The event will take place on the 27th October 2020 and it will be fully online. Free registration now OPEN.

Professor Rich Carson, Yale University, USA

Professor Richard E. Carson received his PhD from UCLA in 1983 in Biomathematics. From that time on, he has focused his research on the development and application of mathematical techniques for the study of human beings and non-human primates with Positron Emission Tomography (PET). From 1983 until 2005, he was an integral part of the PET program at the National Institutes of Health, rising to the rank of Senior Scientist. In 2005, Prof Carson joined the faculty of Yale University as Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Diagnostic Radiology. Currently, he is Director of the Yale PET Center and the Director of Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Yale University.

Prof Carson has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, given over 150 invited lectures and is a member of the editorial board of two of the leading journals in the field of brain PET, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. Prof Carson has received numerous awards throughout the years in recognition of his ground-breaking contributions to the field of PET imaging, including: the Kuhl-Lassen award (2007), the Ed Hoffman Memorial Award from the Computer and Instrumentation Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (2009), Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research (2016), and the Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award from the IEEE (2017). Prof Carson also gave the prestigious Henry N. Wagner Jr. Lectureship at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Philadelphia in 2018 and was named Fellow of the IEEE in 2019.

Meeting timeline

ActivityDate
Abstract Submission Opens1st August 2020
Abstract Submission Closes15th September 2020
Abstract Submission Extension23rd September 2020
VIP Prize Application Opens1st August 2020
VIP Prize Application Closes15th September 2020
VIP Prize Application Extension23rd September 2020
Notification of Abstract Outcomes1st October 2020
Registration Opens1st October 2020
Registration Closes25th October 2020
PET is Wonderful 202027th October 2020
Announcement of VIP Prize Winner 202027th October 2020

Overview of meeting program

TimeActivity
13:00-13:05Opening of PET is Wonderful 2020
13:05-13:55 Proffered talks – session 1
13:55-14:05 Industry sponsor break
14:05-14:55 Proffered talks – session 2
14:55-15:02 Industry sponsor break
15:02-15:35 e-Posters highlighting session
15:35-16:15Poster break & networking
16:15-17:05 Keynote speaker talk
17:05-17:30 Meeting prizes / end meeting
17:30-00:00Online platform open for further free networking
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