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Communications and Marketing
Dena Owens – (901) 448-4072
Internationally Recognized Experts
The University of
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Memphis,
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 9, 2008) – 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 Fifth Annual Memphis BioImaging Symposium (MemBIS) on Thursday, Nov. 6, and Friday, Nov. 7.
This year’s special topic, Cancer Imaging, will feature three experts who will primarily focus on pre-clinical imaging and molecular imaging in drug discovery, and development of new therapeutics for cancer treatment.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday with the Cancer
Imaging keynote address given by John Gore, PhD,
Friday’s symposium will feature David Geho, MD, PhD, Merck & Co. Inc., and Timothy J. McCarthy, PhD, Pfizer Global R&D, and will provide further scientific perspectives on the status and advancement of cancer imaging in the treatment of cancer.
Presentations on the latest in high-tech bioimaging by
Thaddeus A. Wilson, PhD, associate professor, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Radiology, serves as chair of the 2008 MemBIS Symposium. Steven J. Bares, PhD, president and executive director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, serves as co-chair. MedImage Systems, Luminetx, Siemens and VisEn Medical lead the list of commercial supporters for the 2008 symposium, which also includes Vital Images, Hologic, Visualsoncis and Medtronic as sponsors.
The preliminary agenda and additional details can be found
at www.MemBIS.org. Registration for the symposium can be made
online or on-site. Attendees can earn a
maximum of 8.0 AMA
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Sheila Champlin, (901) 448-4957
Dena Owens, (901) 448-4072
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St. Jude Public Relations
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About the Sponsors
The University of Tennessee Health
Science Center, as the
flagship statewide academic health system, is focused on a four-tier mission of
education, research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a
single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range
of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus is located in
Foundation is a not-for-profit
organization, formed to lead the collaboration between public, 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
St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital is internationally
recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with
cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in
The University of Memphis, founded in 1912, today is a major metropolitan research university committed to excellence in education and service to the community. One of 45 campuses under the aegis of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the U of M offers 15 bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, master’s degrees in more than 45 subject areas, and doctoral degrees in 21 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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