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.”


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

Super-Resolution Microscopy


Sawyer's Lab SKI

Plenary Session 2: 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

New Twists on Cancer Drug Resistance


Plenary Session 3: 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


Plenary Session 4: 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


Plenary Session 5: Jessica L. Mega,  MD, MPH

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

Wearable Sensors and New Technologies

Plenary Session 6: Gold Medal Plenary Session
Winner to be announced

Gold Medal Plenary Session