PET Update: current status and future developments

29 June 2017


Organised by IPEM's Nuclear Medicine Special Interest Group

PET imaging has found widespread acceptance in routine clinical practice and the number of PET scans and new imaging centres in the UK is rapidly increasing. New PET scanner technologies create exciting opportunities for scientists to work towards improving image quality and quantitative accuracy of PET imaging, exploiting dynamic imaging for capturing additional physiological information, reducing radiation dose and better controlling image artifacts including motion. Scientists also play have a key role in the development of new and exotic tracers and their introduction to the clinic expanding the role of PET beyond FDG imaging to novel oncology, neurology and cardiology applications. 

The aim of this meeting is to bring together clinical scientists and academic researchers to discuss the current status of PET imaging and the opportunities created by new developments.

Target audience
1. Nuclear Medicine Physicists
2. Nuclear Medicine Practitioners

Abstract submission is now closed. Abstracts of papers to be presented at the meeting are available to download here before the event for reference. 

The final programme is available to download here

Invited Speakers
Dr John Dickson of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and UCL will speak on The Role of the Physicist in a Clinical PET Service
Dr Heather Williams of Central Manchester University Hospitals will speak on So what’s new? Recent advances in PET technology
Download Invited Speaker biographies here

On-line registration is now closed. For any queries email the IPEM conference team or ring 01904 550598. 

Registration fees: 
IPEM member: £155

IPEM member trainee: £130
IPEM member technologist: £115
IPEM member student/retired/non-salaried: £85
Non-member: £205

Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
Full prices apply from 1st June 2017
Registration deadline: 15th June 2017

This conference will take place at the Park Inn Hotel in York city centre, approximately 5 mins walk from York railway station. Address: Park Inn by Radisson York Hotel, North Street, York, YO1 6JF. Visit the hotel website for further details and map.  


To book overnight accommodation in the Park Inn hotel itself, visit the hotel website or ring them on 01904 459988. 
For other hotels nearby, 
visit LateRooms

If you have any queries, please 
email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 

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