Herndon, VA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011
The Annual World Molecular Imaging Conference (WMIC), held in San Diego CA on Sep 7-10, 2011, has once again attracted a growing number of exhibitors and visitors. The 2011 WMIC again surpassed previous attendance figures from past WMIC events, and even in the midst of the very challenging economy, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) succeeded in achieving the highest attendance in three years of events.
Kim Pierce, Executive Director of WMIS, and co-organizer of the event, noted that “The 2011 WMIC included exhibitors and visitors from 32 countries, including the Americas, Europe, Asia and beyond. It clearly demonstrates that WMIS has now become the only truly global organization in the Molecular Imaging field, and the world leader in this exciting field.”
"The response to this WMIC shows Molecular Imaging is now in the mainstream - it is attracting significant interest not only from the industry itself, but from a broad range of companies, researchers and government agencies who recognize the vast benefits and potential that MI can provide. The excitement at the event was palpable!" noted the former-president of WMIS Dr. Robert Gillies.
Unfazed by a power outage that affected Southern California, Arizona and Mexico, the San Diego event exhibitors and attendees kept up the electrifying momentum that characterized the event from the Opening Ceremony. From pre-clinical instrumentation and equipment to full-scale cyclotrons, exhibitors found exciting ways to show what the future holds, and how MI will be the critical driver of this entire field.
As Dr. Juri Gelovani, President of WMIS noted, "The WMIS will be the vital industry society of the 21st century. Molecular Imaging has already become broad-based and very innovative - it is no longer just Nuclear Medicine, but now extends to the most innovative and unique discoveries coming out in photo-acquistic, MR, optical, ultra sound, pet tracers, advanced probes, and more. But the WMIC is the only event that I feel can truly represent the vast scale and massive potential that the industry can offer to people around the globe".
The 2011 WMI Conference once again attracted its hallmark unique combination of representatives of industry, academia, and government. “This was a great vote of confidence” said Kim Pierce of WMIS, “Every key player in MI knows that WMIC has become the premier event for seeing and understanding the latest developments in this field”.
“Our difference is simple – being such an integral part of the academic community gives us the intellectual integrity that comes from being vetted by the top researchers and reviewers in the entire world,” said Dr. Juri Gelovani, President of WMIS. “This means we can ensure that WMIC presentations and educational programs not only represent the latest and most innovative thinking and approaches in the industry, but the material presented is the most highly credible and most thoroughly evaluated anywhere”.
“We are already looking forward to next year’s event in Dublin Ireland, where we expect attendance to continue to grow to new records, and to be able to once again present the most exciting technologies, products and developments.” Kim Pierce commented.