The 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference will be held from October 25 – 31 in Orlando, Florida at the Hilton located in Walt Disney World. The meeting offers a great opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues, and to make new ones from different parts of the world. We will exchange new knowledge and ideas in nuclear science and medical imaging.
The Hilton is located adjacent to Disney World and the facilities of Disney World are easily reached from the hotel. The NSS/MIC will have the entire hotel for our meeting. Attendees will have all the features of a first class hotel along with the opportunity to visit Disney World.
The Organizing Committee plans to make this a truly joint conference which will encourage attendees to participate in both parts of the meeting. In addition, we are planning a variety of short courses before the meeting, several workshops and special sessions to acquaint attendees with reviews of current state-of-the-art in technologies. There will also be self contained sessions on subjects such as computing beyond the LHC, nuclear forensics, nuclear techniques in the well-logging industry, and the use of graphic processing units for high speed computing. As details for workshops and short courses evolve, they will be posted to the website.
Companion tours will include several short trips in the Orlando area and a visit to the NASA Space Center at Cape Kennedy. The current launch schedule for 2009 is not firmly fixed, but there are potential spacecraft launches in the late October time frame. Of course, there is also the entire Disney World site for both individual and organized exploration. Details will be posted to the Conference website. This location not only will provide an excellent venue for our professional meeting, but also is an ideal location for attendees who can bring their families. On behalf of the organizing committee, I encourage you to make plans now to attend next year’s exciting joint conference of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society and look forward to welcoming you to Orlando.
Richard Lanza, General Chair
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave Room NW13-221
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Conference Website: www.nss-mic.org/2009