Plenary Speakers

The WMIC will featured world class plenary speakers that are experts in their field. 7 plenary sessions are planned, one session for the Gold Medal Award winner and two named lectures: “Britton Chance Lecture for Advances in Basic Imaging Research” and “Jorge Barrio Lecture for Advances in Clinical Research.”


Opening Plenary Session 1: Eric Betzig, Ph.D.
Group Leader, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, USA

Super-Resolution Microscopy

Wednesday, Sept. 13th; 16:00 – 16:50



Opening Ceremony Highlight Lecture: Jason S. Lewis, PhD

Emily Tow Jackson Chair in Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Vice Chair for Research & Chief of the Radiochemistry & Imaging Sciences Service, MSKCC Department of Radiology

2017 Meeting Highlights

Wednesday, Sept. 13th; 16:50 – 17:25

Plenary Session 2: Jessica L. Mega, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), San Francisco, California, USA

Verily and the Project Baseline Study: A Platform for Discovery

Thursday, Sept. 14th; 09:30 – 10:15


Plenary Session 3 – Britton Chance Lecture for Advances in Basic Imaging Research: Mickaël Tanter, Ph.D.

Director, INSERM U979 Wave Physics for Medicine Laboratory, and Deputy Director of Langevin Institute, ESPCI Paris, France

Breaking Time and Space Fundamental Limits of Ultrasound Imaging: Disruptive Implications in Neuroscience

Thursday, Sept. 14th; 16:45 – 17:30


Dr. Charles Sawyers

Plenary Session 4: Charles L. Sawyers, M.D.

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program; Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA

Reflections on Precision Cancer Medicine

Friday, Sept. 15th; 09:30 – 10:15


Plenary Session 5: Shawn Digney-Peer, Ph.D.

Associate Conservator, Paintings Conservation Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 The Role of Technical Imaging in Paintings Conservation

Friday, Sept. 15th; 15:00 – 15:30



Plenary Session 5: Lynn Grant, PhD

Head Conservator, Penn Museum

Imaging in Archaeology and Artifact Conservation

Friday, Sept. 15th; 15:30 – 16:00



Plenary Session 5: Marie-Claude Boileau, PhD

Laboratory Coordinator, Penn Museum

Imaging in Archaeology and Artifact Conservation

Friday, Sept. 15th; 16:00 – 16:30



Plenary Session 6: Nora Volkow, M.D.

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Role of Molecular Imaging For Investigating Effects of Drugs in the Human Brain

Saturday, Sept. 16th; 09:30 – 10:15



Gold Medal Plenary Session: Zaver Bhujwalla, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Closing Ceremony Gold Medal Lecture: Molecular Imaging and Theranostics of Cancer

Saturday, Sept. 16th; 16:15



Closing Ceremony Roger Tsien Award Lecture: Michal Neeman, Ph.D.

Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Imaging the Regulatory Checkpoints of Vascular Remodeling: Reporter Probes & Genes

Saturday, Sept. 16th; 16:45