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12.10.12City of Turku grants Congress 2012 Award to Juhani Knuuti


Professor Juhani Knuuti (left) and the PET Centre Working Group accepted the Turku Congress 2012 Award.

The City of Turku granted its Congress 2012 Award to Professor Juhani Knuuti and the Working Group of Turku PET Centre on October 11th. The Award is granted for long-term commitment in organizing the PET Symposium over the course of three decades.

The PET Symposium has been organized 12 times since 1977. During the past decade the Symposium has brought 1 400 international congress delegates to Turku.

Knuuti and his staff organize several annual international congresses and seminars. In the past decade the estimated value of tourism revenue from PET Centre international meetings is approximately 24 million Euros.

Juhani Knuuti is a Professor of Medicine and the head of Turku PET Centre, a Finnish National Research Institute for the use of short-lived positron emitting isotopes. The core functions of Turku PET Centre are based on the agreement between University of Turku, Abo Akademi University and Turku University Hospital.

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