2019 PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting
Prof David Mankoff
Director PET Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA
“Imaging cancer metabolism in patients: FDG PET and beyond"
Prof Mankoff is the Gerd Muehllehner Professor of Radiology, Vice-Chair for Research in Radiology, and Director of the PET Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as the Director of the Penn Radiology Department’s PET Center and as the Associate Director for Education and Training for Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Prof Mankoff is board-certified in Nuclear Medicine and holds a PhD in Bioengineering focusing on PET instrumentation. He practices Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with a special interest in oncologic applications of molecular imaging and radionuclide treatment of endocrine tumors and other cancers. Prof Mankoff’s research focuses on molecular imaging of cancer, primarily on breast cancer, and emphasizes therapeutic monitoring, identifying factors mediating therapeutic resistance, and the translation of new methods to clinical trials. He also focuses on imaging methodology and quantitative imaging methods related to molecular cancer imaging. Prof Mankoff is a Komen Scholar for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. He also Chairs the Experimental Imaging Sciences Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of ECOG-ACRIN. Prof Mankoff is a past member and President of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and is on the editorial boards of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Breast Cancer Research, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, The Breast Journal, and Clinical Cancer Research and serves as an Associate Editor for Breast Cancer Research and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Prof Gitte Knudsen
Director NeuroPharm, Copenhagen University, Denmark
“PET neuroimaging of the serotonin system: from rat to pig to Man"
Prof Knudsen is a Professor of neurobiology, Chief Consultant and Chairmain of the Neurobiology Research Unit and Director of Center for Experimental Medicine Neuropharmacology (NeuroPharm) at the Copenhagen University. Her previous appointments included visiting scientist at NIH and at Stony Brook, USA (1985-90), at Institute of Physiology, Bonn, Germany (1988-89), and at MGH Harvard, Boston (2011-12). As well as, Director of Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging (Cimbi) 2006-15. Prof Knudsen’s scientific interests include blood-brain barrier transport, neurobiology of cerebral blood flow and metabolism and the neurobiology of cerebral neurotransmission with particular emphasis on molecular brain imaging. She has published over 351 scientific papers and reviews, as well as, 28 books/book chapters. Since 1999, Prof Knudsen supervised a total of 24 PhD-students who have defended their PhD degree. Currently, she is supervising 9 PhD students and mentoring 10 post docs. Prof Knudsen is the Field Editor at the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology since 2013. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Prize (2013-17) and a current member of the Brain Prize Council (since 2017), a scientific advisor for the Kristian G. Jebsen Foundation, Norway (since 2014) and a board member of the Elsass Foundation (since 2015). Prof Knudsen is also the President-elect of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) since 2016 and the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for The Human Brain Project since 2017.
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2019 PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting
Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK