EMIM 2020 Scientific Programme


Not unexpected but with a heavy heart and much regret, the EMIM 2020 needs to go full virtual!

We are all aware that a virtual EMIM cannot substitute the face-to-face meeting but we are prepared for an alternative extraordinary virtual edition where you can present your work, learn more about state-of-the-art research in imaging science and industrial innovations, exchange ideas, enlarge your network, and foster collaborations.

It goes without saying that we can only provide you with the platform but we need your active participation, your commitment, and curiosity, to make the best out of it.

It is all about you - give it a try and let's face this challenge together!

The basic programme framework will remain as scheduled - just keep in mind that the programme is currently under review and minor changes might occur.

View EMIM 2020 programme online

Download basic programme overview

Impact on programme

All accepted presentations remain valid (oral/poster)!
The EMIM 2020 starts with an interactive week from 24th to 28th August. During that week sessions e.g. scheduled for Wednesday will only be accessible from that day onwrads. Monday 24th August is a dedicated industry day, Tuesday 25th August is dedicated to Education and Study Groups. All sessions are fully available then on Friday 28th August. Full access to all presentations is provided until 6th September. Check basic programme layout here.

Please note that the programme is subject to change e.g. the young ESMI events are currently under preparation - stay informed!

Plenary Lectures

PLENARY LECTURES by leading scientists are scheduled including Plenary Lectures by the ESMI award winner 2020 Sanjiv Sam Gambhir and the winner of the ESMI award for excellent PhD thesis 2019 Frederike Bensch from Groningen.

Parallel Sessions

24 Parallel Sessions are filled with your abstract submissions. Parallel Sessions 2020:

PS 01

Imaging the Tumour Microenvironment

PS 02

Microscopy, Optical Imaging, Near-Infrared Imaging & Raman Spectroscopy Technologies

PS 03

Late-breaking Pitches | Cancer

PS 04

Imaging Infection

PS 05

PET Probes: New Tracers & Applications

PS 06

Imaging of Brain Receptors, Structure & Function

PS 07

Intra-Operative Imaging

PS 08

Imaging Metabolism

PS 09

Imaging Cancer Therapy

PS 10

Novel Optical, Acoustic & Optoacoustic Probes - from Imaging to Therapy

PS 11

MRI, MRS & Hyperpolarization Technologies

PS 12

Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease

PS 13

New Tools for Cancer Imaging

PS 14

MRI: New Probes & Applications

PS 15

Late-breaking Pitches | Imaging Strategies

PS 16

Data Processing & Quantification

PS 17

PET, CT & Multimodal Imaging Technologies

PS 18

Imaging Inflammatory Response

PS 19

Disease Models for Translational Neuroimaging

PS 20

Imaging Cancer

PS 21

Cancer Detection

PS 22

Multimodal Imaging Probes

PS 23

Novel Methods in Neuroimaging

PS 24

Ultrasound & Opto-Acoustic Technologies


The ESMI educational committee presents a four year programme to educate young and experienced scientists in several disciplines related to molecular imaging. There are four main themes defined which all have a four year programme.

EMIM 2020 EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS are scheduled on Tuesday 25th August:

  • Imaging Probes
  • Image Processing
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Imaging

plus one SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM that highlights an emerging, hot topic:

  • Theranostics: Image-guided surgery, drug delivery and radionuclide therapy