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Call for Papers: International Conference on Molecular Imaging and Clinical PET–CT in November

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Interested participants have until 27 April 2020 to submit abstracts for the IAEA International Conference on Molecular Imaging and Clinical PET–CT (IPET-2020), to be held in Vienna, Austria, from 23 November to 27 November 2020.

The conference will focus on theranostics, a patient-centred and personalized form of care, coupling diagnostics and therapy, which enables medical professionals to focus on the specific needs of individual patients.

The meeting, in which participation is free, will include presentations as well as interactive sessions and free discussions with top experts in the field. Participants will be able to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits, and virtual attendees can officially register to the livestream and take brief quizzes using the conference app after individual sessions to earn some CME credits too. Up to 100 conference abstracts will be published on the conference webpage on iaea.org.

“IPET-2020 will focus on theranostics which is a major topic in global health that allows us to provide personalized care tailored to the specific needs of the patient,” said Diana Paez, Head of the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section at the IAEA. “Participants will have the opportunity to attend in person, as well as virtually, to learn about advances in the field, the challenges faced by countries to address theranostic applications and future developments and trends.”

IPET-2020 is the fourth conference of its kind; it follows three earlier conferences organized by the IAEA in 2007, 2011 and 2015. It will bring together about 500 nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, oncologists and medical physicists from around the world. It will be a unique chance for nuclear medicine physicians and scientists working in all aspects of molecular imaging to showcase their research and create lasting connections with their colleagues from all over the globe, Paez said.

“IPET-2020 provides a unique platform for professionals in medical imaging to come together and exchange experiences from their clinical work and learn how things are being done in different countries since theranostics is a field that is rapidly evolving and increasingly relevant for all of us globally,” said Stefano Fanti, Director of the Nuclear Medicine Division at the  St. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital in Bologna and lecturer for IPET-2020.

In addition to its focus on theranostic applications, IPET-2020 will cover the latest developments in imaging devices, radiopharmaceuticals and radio-guided surgery. Special sessions on ethics and leadership will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the tools needed to prepare themselves for leadership in their respective professions.

An exhibition, where companies and professional organizations will be demonstrating their cutting-edge technologies, will take place alongside the sessions of the conference.

How to submit abstracts

Abstracts, up to a maximum of 500 words, should be submitted electronically through the IAEA’s submission system (IAEA-INDICO). Instructions on how to upload the abstracts and request financial support are available on the conference webpage.

Authors will be informed whether their abstracts have been accepted by the end of May 2020.

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