Edinburgh Imaging

10 Nov 20. PiW meeting

The PET is Wonderful meeting took place virtually for the first time & was a huge success.

PET is Wonderful 2020 poster

The PET is Wonderful virtual meeting took place on the 27th October 2020 – this was the first venture for the PiW team into virtual conferences & was in collaboration with Speakeasy.

The meeting was incredibly successful, with the keynote speaker Professor Richard Carson presenting from Yale University USA. Others contributed to the conference from Europe & further afield.

There were over 200 registrations & 160+ attendees, & a number of international sponsors.



The PiW meeting awarded some fantastic prizes:
Gamma Prize Mr Tommaso Volpi Padova Neuroscience Centre, Italy “The negative relationship between brain metabolism & its network dynamics: stability requires more energy”
Very Important Project (VIP) PET Prize 2020 Professor Kuangyu Shi University of Bern, Switzerland “Development of a prototype of on-chip PET for organoid imaging”
Best e-Poster Prize 2020 Ms Claudia Jaramillo ETH Zurich, Switzerland “Development of legumain- & CD80-targeting PET tracers to monitor the invasive & immune-activating potentials of cancer”
Delegate Engagement Prize 2020 Dr Herve Boutin University of Manchester, UK For his outstanding networking efforts throughout the conference


We caught up with Dr Adriana Tavares, Research fellow in PET imaging & PiW team leader, & Anne Grant, co-organizer, to ask how they found the PiW meeting 2020:

I’m absolutely delighted to see so many PET scientists from around the globe joining & participating at our conference this year. I’m extremely grateful to all members of the conference scientific & organizing committee, presenters, chairs, sponsors & delegates for making this conference such a success despite the COVID-19 hurdles. We had, once again, a superb keynote speaker – many thanks Rich for coming to Edinburgh “virtually” & delivering an outstanding lecture! PET is Wonderful!

Dr Adriana TavaresResearch fellow in PET imaging & PiW team leader


This was a tremendous meeting, the very first virtual meeting that the PiW Team have organized & an outstanding success for delegates & sponsors.

Anne GrantEdinburgh Imaging Facilities manager & PiW co-organizer


The PiW team received great feedback from sponsors & delegates & are looking forward to PET is Wonderful 2021 already!



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