The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) will hold its eighth annual congress in Honolulu September 2-5, 2015. Themed “Precision Medicine, Visualized,” this year’s meeting will focus on the current and future role molecular imaging will play in the fields of basic science, translational medicine, and healthcare.

Recently the subject of a special initiative unveiled by President Obama during the State of the Union speech, precision medicine is an emerging technique for disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle.

“As the world’s leading forum for the presentation of groundbreaking research in molecular imaging, probe chemistry, and quantitative biology, WMIC 2015 will feature the newest discoveries certain to guide precision medicine initiatives,” said H. Charles Manning, PhD, WMIC program chair.

The annual meeting will feature 160 oral presentations and more than 900 scientific poster sessions, as well as keynote sessions on precision medicine and co-clinical trials. Spotlight sessions on women’s imaging will cover how precision medicine affects imaging for breast and gynecologic cancers. Another on molecular imaging- based companion diagnostics will address how those approaches can help identify patients who are likely to respond to a given drug.

The deadline to submit abstracts is March 2, 2015. For more information, visit the WMIC 2015 conference page.

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