Welcome to the Homepage of the 21st International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (ISRS2015). It is an honor for the University of Missouri to host ISRS2015 and bring this meeting to the home of a long-standing radiopharmaceutical science program and the home of the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR®) Center.
The first meeting of this society was held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1976 and the most recent in Jeju, South Korea, with the biennial meetings alternating between the Americas, Europe and Asia/Australia. The 21st Symposium returns to the Americas.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to announce that the 21st International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences will be held on the University of Missouri Campus in Columbia, Missouri, USA from 26-31 May 2015. This date was selected so that this meeting follows the end of the spring semester and ends before the summer semester begins, making the Campus more available and serene for the participants of ISRS2015.
Columbia is a college town situated in the middle of the state of Missouri, midway between the metropolitan centers of St. Louis to the east and Kansas City to the west (about 125 miles to each). As a college town, Columbia offers the charm of a small town with many of the amenities of much larger cities. Columbia has a population of about 115,000 and the University of Missouri has about 32,000 students. The weather in Missouri in late May is very pleasant, with temperatures typically in the 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit (23-30 degrees Celcius) range. The gardens on the University of Missouri campus should be beautiful with greenery and blooms.
Columbia, MO is easily accessible from all over the world with international flights directly into Kansas City and St. Louis, and connections from Chicago and Dallas directly into Columbia. There is regular van shuttle service (via MO-X) from both the Kansas City and St. Louis Airports to Columbia (door to door service) every 60-90 minutes.
As we continue to update the ISRS2015 homepage, we hope you find it useful and easily navigable. We will post valuable information about the meeting, deadlines, announcements and links as we approach the meeting date.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the University of Missouri, I cordially invite you to join us in participating in the 21st International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences. We are planning an exciting meeting with many opportunities to network with your colleagues from around the world and enjoy the hospitality of mid-Missouri. We look forward to seeing you in Columbia, MO in 2015.