PET is Wonderful 2023

Edinburgh University Old College Quad quad, after refurbishment.

Save the date! 23rd & 24th October 2023

Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh, Scotland



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PET is Wonderful 2023

We are delighted to announce the next “PET is Wonderful” annual scientific meeting will take place on the 23rd and 24th October 2023 at an amazing and iconic building in Edinburgh, the Playfair Library (photo on the left)!

Once again, we have truly wonderful keynote speakers and some exciting surprises!… Stay tuned for more news!

This year we will also be able to award 3 travel bursaries to support Early Career Researchers’ participation at the PET is Wonderful Annual Scientific Meeting 2023. Further details below.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Edinburgh in October!

The PET is Wonderful 2023 conference is kindly endorsed by the European Society for Molecular Imaging. We are very grateful to he society for this endorsement and support.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Prof Weibo Cai

University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Weibo Cai is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received a BS degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University, China (1995) and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of California San Diego (2004). Between 2005 and 2008, Dr. Cai did his post-doctoral research in the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford University. In February 2008, Dr. Cai joined the University of Wisconsin – Madison as a Biomedical Engineering Cluster Hire, and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2014, and Full Professor in 2018. Dr. Cai’s research at UW-Madison is primarily focused on molecular imaging and nanobiotechnology.

Dr. Cai has authored >380 peer-reviewed articles (total citation: >36,000 times; h-index: 99), edited 3 books, and given >300 talks. Dr. Cai has received many awards, including mosrt recently: Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, 2021), SNMMI Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council’s Michael J. Welch Award (2022), and Journal of Nanobiotechnology (JNB) Trailblazer Award (BMC/Springer Nature, 2022), amongst others. Dr. Cai has served on the Editorial Board of >20 scientific journals and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Nanobiotechnology, Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and Associate Editor of European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Prof Claudia Kuntner-Hannes

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Prof.dr Ronald Boellaard

Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Prof.dr. Ronald Boellaard (M) is appointed as full professor at the Amsterdam University Medical Centres and at the University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands. He has a background in biology (MSc) and physics (MSc) and a PhD in science. His research focuses on (pharmacokinetic) quantitative analysis of positron emission tomography (PET), PET image reconstruction and processing and artificial intelligence. He is member or former member of several international societies and committees (e.g. QIBA technical FDG PET/CT and Amyloid committees, member of EANM NeuroImaging committee, EORTC imaging workgroup, EARL steering board). He is the principal author for the Netherlands and the European guidelines for standardisation of quantitative FDG PET and PET/CT studies (EJNMMI 2010 & 2015).

Specialties: quantitative analysis of positron emission tomography studies; image processing, radiomics and artificial intelligence, image reconstruction, pharmacokinetic analysis (brain, onco, cardio), PET standardization and QA and more recently Total Body PET/CT.

PET is Wonderful 2023 Travel Awards

This year we will be able to offer 3 travel awards up to £250 each to early career researchers looking to attend and present their data at the PET is Wonderful 2023 annual scientific meeting. T&C in the abstract submission form.

Meeting timetable

Abstract call opens5th June 2023
Abstract call closes28th July 2023
Deadline for abstract notifications18th August 2023
Registration page opens5th June 2023
Registration page closes13th October 2023
PET is Wonderful 2023 Meeting23rd and 24th October 2023
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