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. Call for abstracts and prizes is now open!
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.
|Abstract Submission Opens||1st August 2020|
|Abstract Submission Closes||15th September 2020|
|VIP Prize Application Opens||1st August 2020|
|VIP Prize Application Closes||15th September 2020|
|Notification of Abstract Outcomes||1st October 2020|
|Registration Opens||1st October 2020|
|Registration Closes||25th October 2020|
|PET is Wonderful 2020||27th October 2020|
|Announcement of VIP Prize Winner 2020||27th October 2020|
|13:00-13:10||Opening of PET is Wonderful 2020|
|13:10-14:00||Proffered talks – session 1|
|14:00-14:10||Sponsor commercial break|
|14:10-15:00||Proffered talks – session 2|
|15:00-15:30||Comfort break, networking and voting “Gamma Prize”|
|15:30-16:00||e-Posters highlighting session|
|16:00-16:50||Keynote speaker talk, Prof Rich Carson, Yale University, USA|
“Imaging Synaptic Density in the Living Human Brain with PET”
|16:50-17:10||Meeting prizes and end of meeting|