The 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii October 28 to November 3. The venue is the Hilton Hawaiian Beach Resort & Spa that is situated on 22 oceanfront acres at the west end of Waikiki beach. It provides an ideal setting for our annual meeting with a great mix of ample conference space, first class accommodations, over 20 restaurants and lounges, several shopping arcades with over 90 shops, exotic wildlife and botanical gardens and classic Hawaiian hospitality. A trolley conveniently connects the hotel to other locations in Waikiki.
The Organizing Committee is planning on a joint conference that offers state-of-the-art and up-to-date scientific information through the regular oral and poster presentations. There will be a number of topical short courses before and refresher courses during the joint conference to review current topics of special interest. A commercial exhibition featuring the state-of-art products and services from a wide range of vendors will take place during the main part of the meeting.
A companion program will provide daily tours to the many attractions and activities in and around Honolulu and on Oahu island during the joint conference. The main attractions include Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, Diamond Head State Park, Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve, Iolani Palace, the Bishop Museum and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Also, pre- and post-conference tours of the other Hawaiian islands, including the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui are being planned.
We would like to extend a special invitation to our colleagues in the Asia-Pacific region to attend the joint conference. The meeting offers a great opportunity to connect with old friends and colleagues and to make new ones from different parts of the world and to exchange new knowledge and ideas in nuclear science and medical imaging.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I encourage you to make plans now to attend this exciting joint conference of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. I look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.
Benjamin M. W. Tsui, General Chair