Non-invasive imaging has powerfully augmented the investigation of various disease processes in fields such as Oncology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation. Spectacular advances in molecular imaging provide unparalleled opportunities for combined anatomic and functional imaging. For the first time, the WMIC will have sessions devoted entirely to Infectious Diseases imaging including a Plenary, Spotlight and two scientific poster sessions (oral and posters). The organizing committee for these sessions is:
Sanjay Jain (JHU, US)
Kevin Francis (PerkinElmer, US)
Dima Hammond (NIH, US)
Ed Weinstein (JHU, US)
These sessions will showcase the latest preclinical and clinical developments in the field of Infectious Diseases Imaging and bring together individuals from multiple scientific disciplines with the goal of promoting the emerging field of Molecular Imaging of Infection and Inflammation. Presentations will focus on using state-of-the-art molecular imaging and probes from optical, PET, SPECT, CT and MRI for clinical and preclinical applications.
We have also invited submissions for oral and poster abstracts. The top 3 submissions from the Infectious Diseases category (from students, post-docs) are being considered for a $500 award.
Researchers from the fields of molecular imaging and infectious diseases or anyone else interested in Molecular Imaging of Infectious Diseases are encouraged to attend.