RECORDINGS of PLENARY & EDUCATIONAL Lectures are NOW availble via your Member Portal!

Not unexpected but with a heavy heart and much regret, the EMIM 2020 needed to be held fully virtual. Being aware that a virtual edition cannot simply replace meeting all of you in person, we can just express our sincere and proud gratitude:

On behalf of the Congress President Giannis Zacharakis and the entire ESMI Board and EMIM Committees, we would like to THANK YOU: thanks for getting through this extraordinary edition of the 15th EMIM with us. It has been “a new challenge and experience for the society”, participation and interaction exceeded by far our expectations and certainly shows the particular dedication of the community.

Without doubt, we would have loved meeting you in person in Thessaloniki, looking around the welcome lounge and recognizing exited, familiar faces but it was not meant to be. Even more we appreciate your participation and commitment and hope you have enjoyed the meeting as well.

EMIM 2020 online PROGRAMME incl. abstracts

Check here for EMIM 2020 Awards – Young Investigator, Best Presentations, and Poster Awards

Plenary Lectures

  • Vasilis Ntziachristos – Munich, Germany 
    Optical and Optoacoustic imaging: the revolution of label free observations
  • Dara Kraitchman – Baltimore, USA
    Stem Cells and Embolics: Is seeing where you are and have been important?
  • Mikhail Shapiro, Pasadena, USA Talking to Cells: Biomolecular Engineering for Non-Invasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function
  • Anne Rios – Utrecht, NL 
    Investigating the Cellular Dynamics of Organ Development and Cancer using 3D Imaging

Recordings of all Plenary and Educational Lectures are NOW available via your ESMI membership portal!

Educational & Study Group Sessions

Traditionally the first EMIM day is dedicated to EDUCATIONAL & STUDY GROUP SESSIONS. 

Educational Sessions 2020

  • Principles of the Chemistry of Imaging Probes
  • Image Processing & Reconstruction
  • Neuroimaging: in vivo and ex vivo Imaging Modalities from Preclinical to Clinical Applications
  • Developments in Nuclear Imaging Techniques

+ one educational SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM:

  • Theranostics: Image-guided surgery, drug delivery and radionuclide therapy

Study Group Sessions 2020

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Oncoimmunology & Therapy
  • X-ray based Imaging – X-RAY
  • Standardization of Small Animal Imaging – STANDARD
  • Molecular Neuro-Imaging – NEURO
  • Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance – HYPER-MR
  • Image-Guided Drug Delivery – IGDD
  • Intra-Operative Imaging – IOI
  • Imaging Mass Spectrometry – IMS

Parellel Sessions

24 Parallel Sessions were filled with your abstract submissions:

PS 01Imaging the Tumour Microenvironment
PS 02Microscopy, Optical Imaging, Near-Infrared Imaging & Raman Spectroscopy Technologies
PS 03Late-breaking Pitches | Cancer
PS 04Imaging Infection
PS 05PET Probes: New Tracers & Applications
PS 06Imaging of Brain Receptors, Structure & Function
PS 07Intra-Operative Imaging
PS 08Imaging Metabolism
PS 09Imaging Cancer Therapy
PS 10Novel Optical, Acoustic & Optoacoustic Probes – from Imaging to Therapy
PS 11MRI, MRS & Hyperpolarization Technologies
PS 12Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease
PS 13New Tools for Cancer Imaging
PS 14MRI: New Probes & Applications
PS 15Late-breaking Pitches | Imaging Strategies
PS 16Data Processing & Quantification
PS 17PET, CT & Multimodal Imaging Technologies
PS 18Imaging Inflammatory Response
PS 19Disease Models for Translational Neuroimaging
PS 20Imaging Cancer
PS 21Cancer Detection
PS 22Multimodal Imaging Probes
PS 23Novel Methods in Neuroimaging
PS 24Ultrasound & Opto-Acoustic Technologies

EMIM 2019 Poster Awards

30 thematic poster walks were scheduled comprising 30 thematic Poster Walks Each of the poster walks was chaired by two chair persons and resulted into an EMIM 2020 poster award.

Check here for EMIM 2020 Awards – Young Investigator, Best Presentations, and Poster Awards

Thanks for your participation & contribution!

Welcome & Farewell

Enjoy the warm welcome by the Congress President Giannis Zacharakis & the Farewell and invitation to the EMIM 2021 by the ESMI President Frauke Alves:

  • 703 Participants from
  • 31 Countries
  • 536 pre-recorded presentations
  • therof 268 Poster-Pitches
  • 8 Plenary Lectures
  • 100 Session Chairs 
  • 60 Poster Chairs
  • 9 Study Group meetings
  • 4 Focus Sessions
  • 30 Thematic Poster Walks 
  • 442 Reviewer
  • 516 Abstracts, each reviewed by an average of 10.7 reviewers
  • (…)

The Young Investigator Award 2020 was presented to: 

Imaging In Vivo CRISPR/Cas9 Neuronal Gene Editing in the Adult Rat Brain – Sabina Marciano, Tübingen

The further YIA finalists:

In vivo PET imaging of mutant huntingtin using [11C]CHDI-180R as candidate marker in a mouse model of Huntington’s Disease – Daniele Bertoglio, Antwerp

Assessing tumour cell death in vivo using 2H-labeled fumarate and deuterium magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging – Friederike Hesse, Cambridge

CONGRATS to all three of you for your excellent work and presentations!

See YIA abstracts online


Member Portal

ESMI PhD Award 2019

The ESMI Award for excellent PhD thesis 2019 was presented to Frederike Bensch from Groningen for her work on “Molecular imaging on the move – From feasibility to contribution in clinical questions” – thanks Frederike for sharing your excellent work with us!

EMIM 2020 online PROGRAMME incl. abstracts

Check here for EMIM 2020 Awards – Young Investigator, Best Presentations, and Poster Awards