International conference to highlight the latest breakthroughs and technologies in molecular imaging

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ranslational molecular imaging has been recognized in the importance of exploration through biomedical research into the development of in vivo cellular and molecular imaging fields which involve translational research extensively.

To honor and elevate translational molecular imaging efforts that go into bringing the most promising experimental therapies to the clinic after extensive testing in experimental models, the International Translational Molecular Medicine Conference and Aero-Space Medicine and Physiology showcase (iCT-MIPs16) is set to commence in Malaysia on April 15th-16th, 2016.

ai???The conference will provide a forum for researchers to present cutting edge research and learn about the latest breakthroughs and technologies in molecular imaging,ai??? announced conference organizer, University Putra Malaysiaai??i??s (UPM) Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging.

The organizers added that the field of molecular imaging represents a group of methods to study the malignant phenotype noninvasively at high resolution with specific probes, contrast agents or MR pulse sequences with a view of not only understanding cancer biology but also providing early diagnosis and devise emerging therapies.

Conference chairman Associate Prof Dr Fathinul Fikri Ahmad Saad, also deputy director of UPM Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging, said: ai???The Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imagingai??i?? promotes continuing academic education, knowledge transfer and scientific exchange through life sciences-oriented conferences. We are delighted to host the iCT-MIPs16 in Sepang, Malaysia, in order to foster and promote excellence in translational medicine through education and research as well as to provide leadership in promoting development of this field.ai???

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Dr Fathinul Fikri: iCT-MIPs16 will ai???foster and promote excellence in translational medicine through education and research as well as to provide leadership in promoting development of this field.ai???

Dr Fathinul Fikri continued, ai???The attendee will have opportunity to experience the space & aviation medicine showcase which runs in the parallel sessions with the main session.ai???

The conference will feature recent works and ideas in Translational Molecular Imaging. All accepted papers are deemed published in Scopus-cited Pertanikaai??i??s Journal Science & Technology.

The event will also feature keynote speaker Prof Rodney J Hicks from Australia who will touch on the subject of molecular imaging in the personalized medicine era. Plenary speakers will include Prof Emiritus Dr Leonard I Wiebe (Canada) from the field of Biomedicine and Radiopharmacy, as well as Prof Emiritus Tom Sanders (United Kingdom ai??i?? Molecular Nutrition), Prof Heinz-Peter Schlemmer (Germany ai??i?? Radiology) and Dr Ramdave Shakher (Australia ai??i?? Nuclear Medicine), among many others.

The scope of scientific research and sessions will also include Nutrition, Genetics & Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Molecular Medicine & Biology, and Aerospace Medicine (Hypergravity & Microgravity).

Among program highlights are application of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics in clinical practices; molecular typing and molecular diagnostic for critical illness; teranostic; state-ofai??i??the-art technology used in diagnosis and treatment of common medical disorder and in microgravity environment; and emboldening multidisciplinary bio-medicine to translate bench to bedside research.

scopeOther highlights include: targeted proteomics technology and cancer biomarkers utility; application of cutting-edge nanomaterials in diagnosis and treatment of common non-communicable diseases; safety of using new nanomaterials for the diagnosis and treatment in normal physiological, hyper Gravity and microgravity environment; and cutting-edge research exhibit in space science of human physiology.

The best three recommended full papers and educational posters from various categories will be honored as highlights in the scientific tracts of the conference. 15 selected posters will also be exhibited at the event.

There will also be the Pre-Congress Molecular Imaging Tract 1.0 event on 13-14 April, 2016, to be held at UPMai??i??s Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging and the Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Unit of Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Registration fee for iCT-MIPs16, which is inclusive of a full two-day conference (two breakmeals and two lunch meals) and 6% GST, can reach upwards to USD450 (RM1,850) for non-members. However, an unbeatable offer of USD200 is currently being offered for interested attendees registering with code PISCOMED.

The iCT-MIPs16 will be held at the upscale Sama-Sama Hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, and is organized in collaboration with Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Research Institute of Aviation (ANGKASA), with Siemens Healthcare Malaysia as the eventai??i??s main sponsor. Registration remains open until 15 March 2016. Visit www.ictmips16.com for more information.