Turku PET Symposium 2022 | 3-6 June 2022 | Turku, Finland

Preliminary programme

Turku PET Symposium 2022 preliminary programme

PET imaging in diagnostics and therapy

Friday 3 June

15:00-16:00 Turku PET Centre Site Visit, Group 1
16:00-17:00 Registration
17:00- Get-together
Gadolin lecture

Saturday 4 June

8:30-10:15 Radiopharmaceuticals for Theranostics
Chair: A. Airaksinen, FI
8:30-10:15 Software and Modelling I
Chair: Rob deKemp, CA and Sergey V. Nesterov, FI
8:30-9:15 89Zr-immuno-PET: from bench to bedside – Danielle Vugts, NL

9:15-9:45 Bioorthogonal radiolabeling strategies for immune checkpoint and T cell imaging – Mirkka Sarparanta, FI

9:45-10:00 Free oral presentation

10:00-10:15 Free oral presentation

8:30-9:10 New PET methods for imaging cardiac autonomic function to improve risk stratification and management of patients with left ventricular dysfunction – Robert deKemp, CA

9:10-9:45 Methods to improve absolute quantification of cardiac SPECT and PET – Jennifer Renaud, US

9:45-10:15 Longitudinal quantification of Clinical PET – Johan Lilja, SE

10:15-10:45 COFFEE
10:45-12:30 New radiosynthetic chemistry
Chair: Sarita Forsback, FI
10:45-12:30 Software and Modeling II
Chair: Alain Manrique, FR and Sergey V. Nesterov, FI
10:45-11:30 We are Explorers in Radiochemical Space: Adventures in Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Methodology – Peter Scott, US

11:30-12:00 From Cancer to Neurobiology Applications and Beyond – Matthias Herth, DK

12:00-12:15 Free oral presentation

12:15-12:30 Free oral presentation

10:45-11:10 Quantitative myocardial perfusion using SPECT imaging  – Alain Manrique, FR

11:10-11:50 Artificial intelligence in PET image segmentation and classification – Geoff Warnock, CH

11:50-12:30 Clinical deployment of artificial intelligence in nuclear cardiology and CT – Piotr Slomka, USA

12:30-13:15 LUNCH
13:15-14:30 Poster session I
Radionuclide production, Radiochemistry, Modelling, Instrumentation, Preclinical imaging
14:00-14:30 COFFEE
14:30-16:00 Instrumentation Session: PET/MR
Chair: Mika Teräs, FI and Hidehiro Iida
14:30-16:15 Software and Modelling III
Chair: Eleni Rebelos and Sergey V. Nesterov, FI
14:30-15:15 Future of PET intrumentation – Terry Jones, UK

15:15-15:45 Artificial intelligence in Nuclear Medicine – Piotr Slomka, US

15:45-16:00 Free oral presentation


14:30-14:50 Carimas: five years of user experience – Eleni Rebelos, IT

14:50-15:10 Clinical and biomedical research applications based on Carimas – Chunlei Han, FI

15:10-15:30 Kinetic Modelling of Brain [18-F]FDG PET time activity curves with Input Function Recovery method – Marco Bucci, SE

15:30-15:45 Free oral presentation

15:45-16:15 Open Science practices within the SPM software – Guillaume Flandin, UK


16:00-17:00 Preclinical imaging
Chair: Tove Grönroos, FI and Anne Roivainen, FI
16:00-16:30 TSPO imaging in CNS and cancer – Alexandra Winkeler

16:30-16:45 Free oral presentation

16:45-17:00 Free oral presentation


Sunday 5 June

8:30-10:30 Advanced neuroimaging
Chair: Juho Joutsa, FI and Jarmo Hietala, FI
8:30-9:15 ”Resilience and brain” – Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, DE

9:15-10:00 ”tau PET imaging” – Matthias Brendel, DE

10:00-10:15 Free oral presentation

10:15-10:30 Free oral presentation

10:30-11:00 COFFEE
11:00-13:00 Biomarker imaging in cancer
Chair: Jukka Kemppainen, FI and Heikki Minn, FI
11:00-11:30 Promises and challenges – where Nuclear Medicine stands in next decade? – Arturo Chiti, IT

11:30-12:00 Prostate cancer theranostics – current status and future challenges – Mathias Eiber, DE

Title and speaker TBA

Free oral presentation

12:45-13:00 Free oral presentation

13:00-13:45 LUNCH
13:45-14:45 Poster session II
Neurology, Beta cell imaging, Cardiology, Oncology
14:45-15:15 COFFEE
15:15-17:15 Molecular imaging in cardiovascular diseases
Chair: Juhani Knuuti, FI and Antti Saraste, FI
15:15-15:45 The current status and future of molecular imaging in cardiology – Frank Bengel, DE

15:45-16:15 Artificial intelligence in cardiac imaging – Luis Juarez-Orozco, NL

16:15-16:45 Imaging in cardiology: State of the art – Jeroen J Bax, Leiden, NL&FI

16:45-17:00 Free oral presentation

17:00-17:15 Free oral presentation


Monday 6 June

9:00-10:30 Imaging emotions
Chair: Lauri Nummenmaa, FI
9:15-10:30 Technologists’ session I
Chair: Anne Helminen, FI
_ 9:00-9:45 Moving towards robust insights: Meta-analyses, big data and machine-learning – Simon Eickhoff, DE

9:45-10:30 From individuals to dyads: In search of the brain basis of social interaction – Riitta Hari, FI

9:15-9:45 Säteilyturvallisuus – Virpi Tunninen, FI

9:45-10:30 Generaattori isotooppikuvantamisessa: Ga-merkkiaineet & teknetium – Ari Hietanen, Eija Salo, Emilia Puhakka, FI

10:30-11:00 COFFEE
11:00-13:00 Metabolism
Chair: Pirjo Nuutila, FI
11:00-13:00 Technologists’ session II
Chair: Virva Saunavaara, FI
11:00-11:45 New ways of understanding the complex biology of diabetes using PET – Olof Eriksson, SE

11:45-12:30 Brown adipose tissue, obesity and eating – Kirsi Virtanen, FI

12:30-12:45 Free oral presentation

12:45-13:00 Free oral presentation

11:00-11:40 PET imaging: implications and typical findings – Jukka Kemppainen, FI
11:40-12:20 PET imaging: typical artefacts – Mikko Hakulinen, FI
12:20-13:00 Indications of PET-imaging in the treatment of cancer patients at Turku University Hospital Cancer Center – Kalle Mattila, FI
13:00-13:20 Closing of the symposium
Juhani Knuuti – Chairman of the Organising Committee
13:30-15:00 Turku PET Centre Site Visit, Group 2

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.