EMIM 2018 Scientific Programme

Programme - how to and who?

The programme is done by you! The more abstracts are submitted in "your" field of research, the more sessions will be dedicated to your research area. The session names/topics will be defined AFTER the abstract deadline in accordance with the number and quality of submissions per category.

The Programme Chair and current President Tony Lahoutte and the Vice President Kevin Brindle are responsible for the overall scientific concept and supervision of programme shaping. Category chairs and subchairs form one team responsible for the representation and evaluation of "their" category. Read more about people involved

NEW: Session Topics!

In accordance with your submissions the following parallel sessions are scheduled:

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Data Analysis & Methodology
  • Imaging Metabolism
  • Intra-Operative Imaging
  • Imaging Infections
  • Imaging Immune Disorders
  • New Tools for Cancer Imaging
  • Oncology: Solutions to unmet Clinical Need
  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Understand Tumour Biology
  • Brain: Structure, Function, and Networks
  • Neuroimaging | Disease Models
  • Neuroimaging | New Methods

New Probes:

  • Synthesis and Enabling Technologies
  • MRI & Multimodal
  • PET/SPECT & Radionuclides
  • Optical & Optoacoustic Imaging

Imaging Technology:

  • Hyperpolarization MRI & MPI
  • X-ray & Nuclear Imaging Techniques
  • Ultrasound & Opto-Acoustics
  • Microscopy & Optical Imaging

Online programme & session schedule

Session overview

Spotlight Symposium 1 "Working with Allen Brain Atlas Data"

Spotlight Symposium 2 "Intra-Operative Imaging - from Concept to Knife"

24 Parallel Sessions filled with talks from your abstract submissions

10 Plenary Lectures including PhD and ESMI Award winners and YIA finalists

2 Poster Sessions á 2h

Study Group Meetings

Educational Sessions

Scientific Speed Dating and Meet the Experts Sessions

both organized by the young ESMI groups.

Get-Together at 22 March to extend discussions

EMIM 2018 Session Types

Two Spotlight Symposia are scheduled in San Sebastián: one dedicated to "Intra-Operative Imaging: from Concept to Knife" and one tutorial on "Working with the Allen Brain Atlas"


The Educational Sessions are scheduled for 20 March from 14.30h-18.00h. There will be 3 educational sessions in parallel. The topics are currently under discussions. You can register to the educational sessions during the registration process. We charge a fee of 10€ in order to ensure attendance.


The Plenary Lectures shall represent - beside the "usual" themes - topics closely related to your research field with an increase in interest and relevance. One Plenary Lecture is dedicated to the winners of the ESMI award for excellent PhD thesis 2017 and the ESMI award winner 2018.


Each of the 24 Parallel Sessions starts with an overview talk of about 20 min followed by seven shorter talks chosen from your abstract submissions.


Study Group Meetings are organised by the leadership of each ESMI Study Groups and are open for everybody who is interested.


Jointly organized Focus Sessions will be held in cooperation with the EANM and the WMIS. The set-up differs from the parallel sessions: three talks á 30 min will be given. One Focus Session is dedicated to "My ERC Grant - tips and tricks to succeed".