Keynote Speakers


Dr. Paul Schaffer, Associate Laboratory Director, Life Sciences TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Paul Schaffer, Associate Laboratory Director, Life Sciences TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Joseph Jurcic is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Hematologic Malignancies Section of the Division of Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Joseph Jurcic is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Hematologic Malignancies Section of the Division of Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Saed Mirzadeh is a distinguished staff scientist in the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division, where he serves as the technical lead for the medical isotope research and production program.

Dr. Saed Mirzadeh is a distinguished staff scientist in the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division, where he serves as the technical lead for the medical isotope research and production program.

Dr. Supriya Sharma is the Chief Medical Advsor to the deputy Minister at Health Canada. She also serves as the Senior Medical Advisor within the Health Products and Food Branch of the Canadian Ministry of Health.

Dr. Supriya Sharma is the Chief Medical Advsor to the deputy Minister at Health Canada. She also serves as the Senior Medical Advisor within the Health Products and Food Branch of the Canadian Ministry of Health.

Alfred Morgenstern, PhD, Senior Researcher, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Nuclear Safety and Security, Karlsruhe, Germany

Alfred Morgenstern, PhD, Senior Researcher, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Nuclear Safety and Security, Karlsruhe, Germany

Dr. Thomas Ruth is Emeritus Senior Research Scientist at TRIUMF and Emeritus Senior Scientist at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

Dr. Thomas Ruth is Emeritus Senior Research Scientist at TRIUMF and Emeritus Senior Scientist at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

François Bénard is the Vice President, Research at BC Cancer, a distinguished scientist at the BC Cancer Research Center and Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia.

François Bénard is the Vice President, Research at BC Cancer, a distinguished scientist at the BC Cancer Research Center and Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia.

Paul Gustafson is currently a Senior Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Advisor within the Regulatory Operation and Enforcement Branch of Health Canada.

Paul Gustafson is currently a Senior Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Advisor within the Regulatory Operation and Enforcement Branch of Health Canada.

Dr. Michael Morris, clinical investigator with the Genitourinary Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Michael Morris, clinical investigator with the Genitourinary Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Professor Joe O’Sullivan is a Prostate Cancer Oncologist at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Joe O’Sullivan is a Prostate Cancer Oncologist at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr. Jean-Pierre Pouget is the leader of the “Radiobiology and Targeted Radiotherapy” team at the Cancer Research Institute of Montpellier (INSERM, France). He develops new radiopharmaceuticals for cancer imaging and therapy with a special focus on radiobiology.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Pouget is the leader of the “Radiobiology and Targeted Radiotherapy” team at the Cancer Research Institute of Montpellier (INSERM, France). He develops new radiopharmaceuticals for cancer imaging and therapy with a special focus on radiobiology.

Dr. Kuo-Shyan Lin is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at UBC, and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Molecular Oncology at BC Cancer. He also heads the Radiochemistry Program at the BC Cancer Research Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging.

Dr. Kuo-Shyan Lin is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at UBC, and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Molecular Oncology at BC Cancer. He also heads the Radiochemistry Program at the BC Cancer Research Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging.

Dr. Jason Lewis, Vice Chair for Research, Chief of the Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service, and Director of the Radiochemistry and Molecular Imaging Probe Core Facility.

Dr. Jason Lewis, Vice Chair for Research, Chief of the Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service, and Director of the Radiochemistry and Molecular Imaging Probe Core Facility.

Dr. Neeta Pandit-Taskar, attending, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service, Department of Radiology; Member, Memorial Hospital; Professor, Dept. of Radiology, Weill Cornell; Clinical Director, Center for Radioimmunotargeted Imaging and Theranostics of the Ludwig Center for Cancer

Dr. Neeta Pandit-Taskar, attending, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service, Department of Radiology; Member, Memorial Hospital; Professor, Dept. of Radiology, Weill Cornell; Clinical Director, Center for Radioimmunotargeted Imaging and Theranostics of the Ludwig Center for Cancer

Arthur McDonald is a Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), and Co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Arthur McDonald is a Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), and Co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.