For Immediate Release
Draws Internationally Recognized Experts
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, October 6, 2009 – World-renowned experts in the major fields of medical imaging will gather at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center at the University of Memphis for the Sixth Annual Memphis BioImaging Symposium (MemBIS) on Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6.
This year’s pre-conference workshop on Thursday afternoon, prior to the symposium, will focus on Microscopy and Optical Imaging.
The symposium kicks off at 6 p.m.
Thursday with the Keynote Address given by Michael Welch, Ph.D.,
This year’s symposium includes talks on Imaging in Radiotherapy, Computer Aided Detection, and Funding trends as seen through the eyes of the program at NIH.
Presentations on the latest in
high-tech bioimaging by experts from
Thaddeus A. Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Radiology, serves as chair of the 2009 MemBIS symposium. Steven J. Bares, Ph.D., president and executive director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, serves as co-chair. Siemens and Hologic are the commercial supporters for the 2009 symposium.
The preliminary agenda and additional
details can be found at www.MemBIS.org.
Registration for the symposium can be made on-line or on-site. Attendees can
earn a maximum of 8.75 AMA
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committed to its mission: To bring the benefits of the health sciences to the
achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of
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private, academic and government entities to accelerate the growth of the
bioscience industry in the region. Memphis Bioworks strives to leverage the
regional strengths in the sciences, technology and academic research to build
the infrastructure to drive economic clusters from research to clinic and to
the marketplace. Memphis Bioworks is leading the development of the
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The University of Memphis, founded in 1912, today is a major metropolitan research university committed to excellence in education and service to the community. The U of M offers 17 bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, master’s degrees in more than 55 subject areas, and doctoral degrees in 23 disciplines, as well as the juris doctorate (law) and specialist in education degrees. Its park-like suburban campus is home to approximately 20,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff members. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. More information about the U of M is available online at: www.memphis.edu.
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