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Nuclear Science Symposium
Medical Imaging Conference

Lyon, France
15-20, 2000

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Overview of the Conference

The Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS ) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) is an annual international event that brings together the scientific communities designing and utilizing radiation detector systems for fundamental physics research and advanced medical imaging.

Ever since its founding in 1948 this congress has been held in North America under the patronage of the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's largest professional engineering association, consisting of some 300,000 members. For the first time in its history the IEEE Society responsible for this congress, (NPSS, the Nuclear and Plasma Physics Society,) has entrusted the organization of the year 2000 edition to Europe.
The two congresses will take place in France, at the Lyon Convention Centre, from 15 - 20 October 2000. The event is being held under the auspices of major European national and international organisations:

Europe: CERN, EFOMP, ESA and ESO
France: CEA, CNRS and the IN2P3 for France,
Germany: DESY, Forschungszentrum Jülich
United Kingdom: CLRC Daresbury and Rutherford

The scope of the two congresses will, together, cover a wide range of applications, from radiation detection and new detector materials, electronics and image reconstruction algorithms to complex radiation detection systems for physical science and advanced imaging systems for biological and medical research.

Emphasis will be put on the interdisciplinary issues of the topics and on the transfer of technology between fundamental physics research, medical and biological imaging science and industrial applications.
Interaction between MIC and NSS will be encouraged by means of short daily plenary sessions and parallel sessions on fundamental detector technologies that will be of interest to both communities. Consequently we encourage participation in the complete NSS-MIC program.