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7th Symposium on Medical Radioisotopes

May 9, 2019

Val Benoit, Bâtiment du Génie Civil, Quai Banning 6, BE-4000 Liège, Belgium

The aim of the symposium is to present and discuss the perspectives for the production of medical isotopes, to address the different challenges encountered for their transport and distribution as well as the way to overcome them, and to be informed about the latest Belgian research developments, innovations and clinical perspectives in the field. The symposium is the only existing one in Europe in which all the actors in the supply chain meet, exchange experience and discuss. The number of attendants is typically between 100 and 150.

I look forward to meeting you,

Best regards,


Frank Deconinck

Conference chair


08:45 – 09:15 Registration and welcome coffee


09:15 – 09:30 Opening

  • Frank Deconinck, PC Chair and Pieter De Crem, Secretary of State and Special Governmental Envoi for MYRRHA


09:30 – 10:30 Session 1: Radioisotope production

  • Which (new) supply sources for Mo-99/Tc-99m ? – JM Geets, Co-chairman of the AIPES Innovation Working Group and IBA RadioPharma Solutions.
  • Lu-177, Ac-225, Ge-68 supply – Yves Boland, SCK•CEN, and Erich Kollegger, IRE & IRE-ELiT
  • MINERVA – first phase of MYRRHA and potential contribution to medical radioisotopes - Hamid Aït Abderrahim, SCK•CEN


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break and poster session


11:00 – 12:00 Session 2: Radioisotope Transport and Good Distribution Practice

  • Perspectives in Integrated Supply Chains Performance Management. – Alassane B. Ndiaye, ULB
  • The changing European landscape in the isotope transport sector – Pierre Dejonckheere, Transrad
  • Lessons learned since the new transport regulations came into effect – Rony Dresselaers, FANC/AFCN


12:00 – 12:20 Special session


  • A crisis resilient nuclear organisation – Wim Uyttenhove, The Binding Energy and PM Risk-Crisis-Change


12:20 – 14:00 Lunch and poster session


14:00 – 15:00 Session 3: Radiopharmaceuticals

  • The Brussels RadioTheranostics Platform – Zéna Wimana, IJBordet, and Tony Lahoutte, VUB
  • Cold kits – Sam Voccia, ANMI
  • EU Regulations: practical impacts for radiopharmaceuticals – Joël Aerts, Luxembourg Hospital Center


15:00 – 16:00 Session 4: Medical Radioisotope Applications

  • The safety, feasibility and optimization of multiple prolonged breath-holds (> 5 minutes) in radiotherapy – Michael Parkes, University of Birmingham
  • Total body PET - from mice to man – Stefaan Vandenberghe, UGent
  • Impact of nuclear medicine on personalised patient management – Kristoff Muylle, UZ Brussel


16:00 – 16:15 Poster prize ceremony

  • Traditionally 3 prizes are given for the best posters


16:15 – 16:30 Conclusions and closure

  • Isotopes in medical imaging: past, present and future? – Pieter De Bondt, President of BelNuc


16:30 – 17:30 Reception