2023 PET-RTRC Annual Workshops and Scientific Session

Mike Nickels, PhD, leads a tour during the 2023 PET-RTRC Annual Workshops & Scientific Session

The PET Radiotracer Translation and Resource Center (PET-RTRC) held its Annual Workshops & Scientific Session February 21–23, 2023, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The event, hosted by Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), leverages the university’s expertise in PET radiotracer design, development, training and use with that of research groups throughout the country who are studying molecular and cellular processes of interest to facilitate the development and dissemination of novel PET radiotracers.

The agenda included radiopharmaceutical regulation and theranostic workshops, a tour of MIR’s facilities, plenary and supporting lectures and a poster session sharing faculty and trainee research.

The scientific session topic was “Oxidative Stress and Imaging of Neuroinflammation” and featured plenary speakers Andrew E. Gelman, PhD, Maritz Endowed Professor of Immunology and Oncology, and Joel S. Perlmutter, MD, Elliot H. Stein Family Professor of Neurology. Supporting speakers were Erik Musiek, MD, PhD, Charlotte and Paul Hagemann Professor of Neurology, and Caroline Guglielmetti, PhD, assistant professional researcher at University of California, San Francisco.