WIMIN Activities at WMIC 2024

Nerissa Viola, PhD
Wayne State University

Quan Zhou, PhD
Stanford University
WIMIN Co-Chair

WMIC 2024 – Call for Abstracts

The WMIC 2024 program, taking place in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from September 9 – 13, promises a wealth of pioneering research and thought-provoking discussions. The Scientific Program Committee is currently accepting abstract submissions across various categories, including Bioengineering, Synthetic Biology, & Basic Biology; Cardiovascular & Pulmonary; Computational & Data Science; Immunology/Inflammation; Infection; Instrumentation; Neuroscience; New Chemistry, Materials, & Probes; Oncology; Systemic Diseases (Kidney, Liver and Pancreas). Researchers are invited to submit their abstracts by the June 14, 2024 deadline. More information on abstract guidelines can be found here. 

Abstract Deadline: June 21, 2024

If you have questions about content for your abstract, please reach out to Ashley Wren at speakerinfo@wmis.org.


"Academic & Industry Navigating the Path towards Industry Career Workshop"

Wednesday, September 11th, 2024


This session will provide an overview on the pathway to transitioning into an industry career, drawing upon the wealth of experience from industry scientists at different career stages. Brief overviews on the following will be provided:

  • Crafting an interview-worthy resume and cover letter
  • Rizzing your interviewer
  • Let’s negotiate: $alary, benefit$, $tock option$?

In these sessions, we aim to (1) how to use your academic experience to your advantage, (2) identifying and incorporating missing skills in our toolset, (3) expand our professional network by introducing industry scientists at different career stages, (4) learn more about the career paths of our colleagues, how they landed in industry, (5) gain tips from industry scientists for how to land an interview in industry (6) and the challenges they may have encountered along the way. (7) Perspectives from people leaving academia for industry and opportunities to go back will also be presented.


Tuesday, September 10th, 2024
8PM – 10PM

Embark on a unique networking adventure at the annual WMIC Pubcrawl! Mingle with Interest Group leadership and attendees at a local pub, immersing yourself in Montreal’s vibrant culture. Start at the designated Old Town bar for your chosen Interest Group, then rotate through the city’s hotspots, meeting all 14 interest group chairs. Learn about getting involved with WMIS while savoring local flavors. This unforgettable evening blends professional connections with a taste of Montreal’s charm. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to network and explore!


Thursday, September 17th, 2024
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The WIMIN Art Auction is a social fundraising and network event held by WIMIN. Auction items are sourced throughout the year by WMIS members (and beyond) and auctioned off at the WMIC. All proceeds from the WIMIN portion of the auction go towards WIMIN initiatives for the next year.


The WIMIN Interest Group will foster the career development and advancement of women in molecular imaging sciences through all stages of their careers, take an advocacy position within the WMIS on issues of importance to women in molecular imaging sciences, provide leadership for career development opportunities for women in molecular imaging sciences, and promote and recognize the professional and scientific accomplishments of women in molecular imaging sciences.