Molecular Imaging and Biology

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 325–327 | Cite as

ESPMIS: Helping Young Scientists Navigate the Molecular Imaging Landscape

  • Brian M. ZeglisEmail author
  • Danielle J. VugtsEmail author
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The core mission of the Early Stage Professionals in Molecular Imaging Sciences (ESPMIS) Interest Group is to help young scientists navigate the professional landscape of molecular imaging. Since its formation in early 2015, ESPMIS has used the annual World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) as a platform to provide education and guidance on three areas that are particularly critical to young scientists: networking, career development, and funding. In the coming years, ESPMIS plans to continue its focus on these topics, work with the WMIS on the creation of new digital tools for young scientists, and introduce two new areas of emphasis: the importance of mentoring and international career opportunities. We at ESPMIS sincerely believe that the future is bright for young scientists in molecular imaging, and we are here to help.

Key words

Molecular imaging ESPMIS WMIC Career development 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© World Molecular Imaging Society 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryHunter College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Ph.D. Program in ChemistryGraduate Center of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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