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


Turku PET Symposium 2022 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
17:00-18:00 (Auditorium)

Opening words
Juhani Knuuti, Professor, Chairman of the Organising Committee
Gadolin lecture
Olof Solin, Emeritus Professor of Radiochemistry, University of Turku

18:00- Get-together

Saturday 4 June

8:30-10:15 Radiopharmaceuticals for Theranostics
Chair: Anu Airaksinen, FI and Cécile Philippe, AT
8:30-10:15 Software and Modelling I
Chair: Rob deKemp, CA and Sergey V. Nesterov, FI
(Lecture room B161)
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 Synthesis of [11C]Me-DPA and evaluation in a transgenic mouse model of alzheimer’s disease – Thomas Keller, FI

10:00-10:15 Perfluoroaryl azide staudinger reaction combined with sulfur [18F]fluoride exchange click chemistry for live cell radiolabeling – Anisa Biti, FI

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 Deep learning based noise reduction of cardiac SPECT – Antti Sohlberg, SE

10:15-10:45 COFFEE
Coffee break sponsored by Hidex Oy 
10:45-12:30 New radiosynthetic chemistry
Chair: Sarita Forsback, FI and Albert D. Windhorst, NL
10:45-12:30 Software and Modeling II
Chair: Alain Manrique, FR and Sergey V. Nesterov, FI
(Lecture room B161)
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 Efficient radiofluorination reaction studies with design of experiments (doe) for streamlined F-18 tracer development – Andreas Maurer, DE

12:15-12:30 Synthesis and initial preclinical evaluation of [18F]fluoro-exendin-4, a high molar activity tracer for glp1r imaging – Salla Lahdenpohja, FI

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, US

12:30-13:45 LUNCH

Poster session I
Radionuclide production, Radiochemistry, Modelling, Instrumentation, Preclinical imaging

13:45-14:15 Chair: Jukka Kemppainen, FI

Prostate cancer theranostics – current status and future challenges – Mathias Eiber, DE
14:15-15:45 Instrumentation Session: PET/MR
Chair: Mika Teräs, FI and Hidehiro Iida
14:30-15:40 Software and Modelling III
Chair: Eleni Rebelos and Sergey V. Nesterov, FI
(Lecture room B161)
14:15-15:00 Future of PET intrumentation – Terry Jones, UK

15:00-15:30 Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Imaging – Piotr Slomka, US

15:30-15:45 Development of an automated [15O] gas radio tracer administration system – Jukka Ihalainen, FI

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

15:10-15:40 Open Science practices within the SPM software – Guillaume Flandin, UK

15:45-16:15 COFFEE
Coffee break sponsored by Hidex Oy 
16:15-17:15 Preclinical imaging
Chair: Tove Grönroos, FI and Anne Roivainen, FI
16:15-17:10 Software and Modelling IV
Chair: Marco Bucci, SE and Sergey V. Nesterov, FI
(Lecture room B161)
  16:15-16:45 TSPO imaging in CNS and cancer – Alexandra Winkeler

16:45-17:00 Evaluation of [18F]LU14 and [18F]LU13 in a rat model with a local overexpression of the human cannabinoid receptor 2 in the brain with pet – Daniel Gündel, DE

17:00-17:15 Targeting folate receptor-β expressing macrophages by 18F-labelled folate pet radiotracer in rat model of myocardial infarction – Imran Iqbal, FI

  16:15-16:40 Kinetic Modelling of Brain [18F] FDG PET time activity curves with Input Function Recovery method – Marco Bucci, SE

16:40-16:55 Deep learning lesion segmentation in acute ischemic stroke – Sanaz Nazari Farsani, US

16:55-17:10 Standardising PET cardiac perfusion imaging measurements and evaluating their uncertainties for more accurate diagnosis – Nadia Smith, UK

18.30- SAUNA EVENT (check the bus transportations >>)

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

9:15-9:45 Insights from microglial imaging in multiple sclerosis: predictive value and response to treatment – Laura Airas, FI 

9:45-10:00 Voxel-wise staging of tau pathology using [18F]RO-948 pet in the early ad continuum – Mahnaz Shekari, ES

10:00-10:15 Musical pleasure modulates µ-opioid system activity in the brain – Vesa Putkinen, FI

10:15-10:30 A normative map of energy density in the human brain – Gabriel Castrillón, DE

10:30-11:30 COFFEE
Coffee break sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

Visit to the Preclinical PET laboratory
11:30-13:00 Biomarker imaging in cancer
Chair: Jukka Kemppainen, FI and Heikki Minn, FI
11:30-12:00 Promises and challenges – where Nuclear Medicine stands in next decade? – Arturo Chiti, IT

FAPI-PET: Biological background and clinical applications – Manuel Röhrich, DE

Flare on [18F]psma-1007 pet/ct after short-term androgen deprivation therapy in treatment-naïve metastatic prostate cancer: possible predictor of tumor aggressiveness? – Simona Malaspina, FI

12:45-13:00 Normal-appearing brain shows increased inflammation in growing sporadic vestibular schwannoma using [11C](R)-pk11195 PET – Bandar Alfaifi, UK
13:00-13:45 LUNCH
13:45-14:45 Poster session II
Neurology, Beta cell imaging, Cardiology, Oncology
14:45-15:15 COFFEE
Coffee break sponsored by Siemens Healthineers
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 Comparing folate receptor β targeting tracers in experimental myocarditis model – Erika Atencio-Herre, FI 

17:00-17:15 Exploring macrophage mannose receptor expression after myocardial infarction by Al [18F]F-NOTA-DCMpositron emission tomography – Putri Andriana, FI

19.00 CONGRESS BANQUET (check the bus transportations >>)

Monday 6 June

9:00-10:30 Imaging emotions
Chair: Lauri Nummenmaa, FI
9:15-10:30 Technologists’ session I
Chair: Anne Helminen, FI
(Lecture room B161)
_ 9:00-9:45 Moving towards robust insights: Meta-analyses, big data and machine-learning – Jürgen Dukart, 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 Merkkiaineet kliinisessä PET-kuvantamisessa: sähköinen opetusmateriaali röntgenhoitajille – Silja Hälli, 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
(Lecture room B161)
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 Is there central inflammation in human obesity? a positron emission tomography study – Eleni Rebelos, FI 

12:45-13:00 Measurement of brown adipose tissue activity by a combination of indirect calorimetry and pet-ct – Kristina Bardova, CZ

11:00-11:40 68Ge/68Ga generator in PET tracer production – Noora Rajala, 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 (Auditorium)

Closing of the symposium
Juhani Knuuti – Professor, Chairman of the Organising Committee

13:30-15:00 Turku PET Centre Site Visit, Group 2

Novel Approaches On PET Research – Total-Body Imaging, Radiopharmaceuticals, And Machine Learning
Monday, 6 June

This symposium will be arranged directly after the Turku PET 2022 Symposium, on 6-8 June, in Turku, Finland, at the Visitor and Innovation Center Joki (map).
Please see below the symposium programme for Monday, 6 June. The full programme here and registration through this link.


Opening words: Pirjo Nuutila, Naoaki Ono
Session: Total-body simultaneous PET/CT imaging
14:10-14:40 Total-body PET imaging: True revolution in PET
Prof. Terry Jones, UC Davis, CA, US
14:40-15:00 Challenges in total-body PET instrumentation and modelling: example oxygen-15
Prof. Hidehiro Iida, Turku PET Centre, Turku, Finland
Experiences with total-body PET/CT: Success stories and challenges
15:00-15:15 Practical issues, clinical utility
Prof. Barbara Malene Fischer, Copenhagen, Denmark
15:15-15:30 3D printed long-lived phantoms for total-body PET/CT systems
Dr. George Prenosil, Bern, Switzerland
15:30-15:45 Motion compensation, reconstruction issues
Prof. Harry Tsoumpas, Groningen, the Netherlands
15:45-16:00 How low we can go with tracer dose?
Joyce van Sluis, MSc, Groningen, the Netherlands
Coffee break
16:20-16:45 Total Body PET/CT: are large data really an issue?
Prof. Ronald Boellaard, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
16:45-17:15 The vendor’s strategy for developing total-body systems.
Dr. Bernard Bendriem, Siemens
17:15-17:45 Panel discussion. The potential and challenges of whole-body imaging
Moderator: Juhani Knuuti
Participants: Terry Jones, Ronald Boellaard, Hidehiro Iida
(Times EEST)

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.