Highlights from WMIC 2014: Propelling Discoveries with Molecular Imaging

banner_1-960x300The 7th annual meeting of the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) in Seoul, Korea, highlighted new discoveries in molecular imaging during 180 oral presentations and more than 650 scientific poster presentations from world-renowned institutions from around the globe.

The Co-program Chair, Dr. Mark “Marty” Pagel, University of Arizona notes, “Many attendants of this year’s World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) meeting commented on the incredible creativity throughout the scientific program. I would attribute this creativity to the multidisciplinary nature of our research field, which was impressive throughout the oral presentations, poster sessions, and in the exhibitor’s hall. The chance to meet many multidisciplinary researchers was one of the most valuable experiences of our meeting, and I look forward to meeting again at the 2015 WMIC in Hawaii.”

This “multidisciplinary nature of our research field” covers developments of imaging technologies and chemical probes, which span the study of cells and animal models, to critical “first-in-human” studies that are impacting clinical care.

Please click here to read the press release “WMIC 2014: Propelling Discoveries with Molecular Imaging”.

Gold Medal Award


The World Molecular Imaging Society bestowed the Gold Medal Award to three outstanding research teams for pioneering work in the field of DNP-induced hyperpolarized MRI, for the introduction of new and novel hyperpolarizable agents with biological significance, and for advancing the applications of these agents for in vivo diagnosis in humans. The Gold Medal Award was jointly presented to UCSF Professors Nelson, Kurhanewicz and Vigneron, GE-Amersham Professors Golman and Ardenkjaer-Larsen, and University of Cambridge Professor Brindle and colleagues.

Please click here to read about our Gold Medal Award Winners

Young Investigator Award


The WMIC proudly recognizes the outstanding commitment to research and endeavor of the next generation of researchers. Honoring distinction in his work based on the quality of the science and the clarity of presentation, the 2014 Young Investigator Award was presented to Florian C. Maier, Werner Siemens Imaging Center, Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany for his work entitled “Quantification of cerebral β-amyloidosis and rCBF with PET/MRI at 7 T and high-resolution µMRI at 16.4 T in APP23 mice”.

Please click here to read about the Young Investigator Award

Poster Awards


The WMIS continues its emphasis on recognizing work of high merit presented in the poster category through poster awards of $250 USD. Nine awards were presented for outstanding posters in 2014.

Please click here to read about the Poster Awards


Educational Curriculum


Jointly, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and the European Society of Molecular Imaging (ESMI) developed five educational modules. Different parts of the modules were presented at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) 2012 in Dublin, Ireland, WMIC 2013 in Savannah, Georgia, USA and at the WMIC 2014 in Seoul, Korea.

Please click here to view the recorded presentations from WMIC Educational Curriculum


Virtual Meeting 2014


Virtual Meeting 2014 contains the presentations and abstracts from the WMIC 2014 in Seoul, Korea, including the Opening Ceremony, Plenary Sessions, Spotlight Sessions, Scientific Sessions and Panel Discussions.


We recently completed the webpage containing the presentations for the WMIC 2013 in Savannah, Georgia.