15th European Molecular Imaging Meeting


DATE: 25-28 August 2020

VENUEHELEXPO Thessaloniki, Greece


On behalf of the ESMI President Giannis Zacharakis and the entire Board, it is with pleasure to invite you to Thessaloniki for the 15th European Molecular Imaging Meeting: the EMIM 2020. We are looking forward to meeting all of you for an extraordinary summer edition!

EMIM 2020 postponed to 25th-28th August!

It is with deep regret to inform you that the EMIM 2020 needs to be postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease. We are all the more happy to confirm the new dates for the EMIM 2020 in Thessaloniki: 25th to 28th August.

Download Letter by the President concerning postponement


IMPORTANT: All participants received an email request at 5th March to complete a request on their attendance (Yes/No). To provide this information via the provided link is MANDATORY - an email notification is not sufficient! In case you did not receive an e-mail, please check your spam folder or contact the ESMI office.

Deadline for the request was 12th March. Thanks a lot for more than 80% reconfirmed attendees. The remaining (very few) registrations who did not reply will be transferred to August.

REGISTRATION for the EMIM summer edition is of course possible

In consideration of the postponement of the EMIM to August, the programme is under revision and subject to change! All accepted presentations (oral & poster) remain valid!

THESSALONIKI - we love it!

«There is a homeland for everyone, while there is Thessaloniki» Nikiforos Choumnos, 14thc.
Byzantine dignitary and a scholar.


Thessaloniki, the capital of Greek Macedonia and the second-largest city in Greece. Popular to travelers who are drawn to its gorgeous beaches, lively college-town energy, and cosmopolitan character but still an insider tip for most of us. Although the majority of the city center was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1917, the rebuilt 20th-century city has a well-planned, Europeanized design.


Ever since the 4th c.BC when Thessaloniki was founded, it has kept its urban character and has remained a civic centre and the hub of that region. The city’s centuries-old multicultural history has been associated with great empires, as it has known the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Rule. The town was also greatly influenced by many ethnic and religious groups as well as Greeks from Constantinople, Pontus [modern-day northeastern Turkey] and Asia Minor [a.k.a. Anatolia]. The numerous monuments, dating to many historical periods, coexist in a singular and charming way and manifest Thessaloniki’s historical multicultural and cosmopolitan nature.

Nowadays, the historic capital of Greek Macedonia, the land of Alexander the Great, has evolved into a modern and particularly charming metropolis. A multitude of monuments and cultural assets and the town’s traditional ways exist in harmony with the modern aspects and the high standard infrastructure, the carefree mood, the spirit of hospitality, the vitality of the locals setting the pace of town life, the diversity, the entertainment options, the exceptional culinary tradition, and the fresh feel in the atmosphere, coming from the seafront, as well as the coolness of the northwest wind called Vardaris.

Thessaloniki’s location is at the centre of a greater area with incomparable historical monuments and natural assets as it offers the opportunity for a visit to archaeological sites known the world over like Ancient Pella, Vergina, Dion, Petralona Cave, to areas of exquisite nature like Mt Olympus, to the monastic state of Agion Oros as well as to Halkidiki, a famous tourist destination.