Dear Colleagues,

The 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, together with the Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors will be held in Valencia, Spain, from October 23rd - 29th. As with previous meetings, this will be a great opportunity to get together with old friends and to make new ones, to exchange ideas and share knowledge and experience in the nuclear science and medical imaging fields.

The meeting will be held at the Valencia Convention Center (designed by Sir Norman Foster) and two adjacent hotels. The conference center is located in the north part of city, with easy access to the airport, and within walking distance of a variety of other hotels in all categories. It is conveniently linked to the city center and the beaches by public transport.

Since the first IEEE NSS/MIC to be held in Europe took place in Lyon, France to celebrate the millennium in 2000, successful European meetings have been held with a four year cycle, in Rome (2004) and Dresden (2008). However, such has been the success of the European meetings that it was decided to hold the fourth meeting in Europe in 2011, three years after Dresden. Once again, an international Organizing Committee is planning a meeting of high scientific level that will include both oral and poster presentations and refresher courses on important topics. A commercial exhibition that will showcase state-of-the-art products and services from a wide range of companies will be held in parallel to the scientific sessions.

The city of Valencia is a traditional, average sized Mediterranean-style Spanish city located on the east coast of Spain. Attendees can experience the atmosphere of an historic city that is a fascinating mixture of different cultures and religions, combining history with a unique vision of the future exemplified by the modern architectural area that has become a reference model for urban expansion. Valencia offers a stimulating scientific environment together with a rich cultural heritage of music, art, gastronomy, architecture and folklore. The attendees can enjoy relaxing walks through the parks and streets of this unique city, as well as visiting the museums, aquarium, biopark and beaches. Temperatures will be mild and pleasant at that time of year. A variety of interesting tours will be offered so attendees and their companions can experience Valencia and the surrounding region to the full.

The Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you to join them for the first ever IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD to be held in Spain. I therefore look forward to welcoming you to Valencia, in October 2011.

David W. Townsend, General Chair
National University of Singapore
11 Biopolis Way, #02-02 Helios, Singapore 138667
Tel: +65 6478 8722
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