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BNMS Annual Spring Meeting

Review of the Conference

The BNMS Spring ASM held at the ICC Birmingham was an excellent way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the BNMS.


As well as the evolving masterclass format, with sessions this year devoted to head and neck , prostate and oesophageal malignancies as well as infection and inflammation imaging, providing an excellent framework for the educational sessions.  There were also parallel scientific sessions showcasing the breadth of the work going on in Nuclear Medicine in the UK. 


The conference dinner was a particular highlight with Dr Keith Harding receiving the President’s medal and Sue Hatchard giving a very entertaining and memorable reflection of her extensive involvement with the BNMS and luckily not causing too many blushes. The Norman Veall medal was awarded to Steve Ebdon-Jackson, who has been a sensible voice within the regulatory process governing UK practice. Dr Mary Prescott received Honorary Membership.  


The conference saw the launch of the first three titles of the pocket book series, as well as A History of Radionuclide Imaging in the UKsponsored by Siemens. All of which will soon be available as electronic versions, via the website ( for BNMS members. 


The scientific and educational committeechairscompleted their term of office at Birmingham. Dr Jimmy Bomanji and Dr Gopi Gnanesagaran have developed the structure of the annual conference over the last few years and bought in a wealth of excellent speakers. Dr Stewart Redman and Dr Sabina DIzdarevic are taking on the baton and I look forward to seeing their ideas develop over the next few years.  


Congratulations to all the prize winners from conference. There were a total of 7 scientific prizes awarded with sponsorship from the BNMS, National Physical Laboratory, Alliance Medical, Bayer and Hermes Medical Solutions, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. The complete list is available on the website.


Finally I would like to thank our partners in industry for their ongoing enthusiasm. The commercial exhibition was once again, the hub of the event.  Their support is key to the conference's success and enables the annual meeting to offer a complete insight into the UK Nuclear Medicine community.


Alexis Corrigan 

Thank you to all who attended BNMS2016

We wish to thank all our delegates, invited speakers, sponsors and nuclear medicine industry supportors

joining us for BNMS2016

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Celebrating 50 years of promoting nuclear medicine in the UK and abroad

Thank you to all our invited speakers and those who travelled long distances to participate in the meeting.

View all invited speakers here 

BNMS members can view all available presentation slides from invited speakers by logging in and clicking here

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Delegates, did you get your CPD online?

A survey was sent out by email leading you to download your certificate. You can retrieve your certificate here or contact us at for assistance.

Congratulations to all our prize winners and awards recipients of BNMS2016!

You can view the full list of prizes, awards and our sponsors here

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To all our honoured guests and friends:

The BNMS Annual Awards Dinner attracts guests both nationally and internationally every year. From pioneers in the field from all over the world, to high profile industry representatives and young aspiring professionals.

This year however was unique.

With the 50th Anniversary of the BNMS, the evening became a reunion of old colleagues and fellows not just celebrating past and future achievements but also friendship and community.

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We wish to thank all those who joined us for a very special evening and the recipients of BNMS awards.

Dr Keith Harding-President's Medal

Steve Ebdon-Jackson- Norman Veall Medal

Mary Prescott- Honorary Membership


Last but not least, we wish to thank all our exhibitors and sponsors

Without the support of our nuclear medicine industry supporters BNMS2016 would not be possible.

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View our full list of BNMS2016 sponsors here

All our exhibiting companies at the commercial exhibition can be found here


Prizes and Awards at BNMS Birmingham 2016

All prizes listed below are successful abstract submissions presented at the BNMS Spring Meeting Birmingham 2016.


Student Prize

Sponsored by small new logo1

3rd Prize

24. 'The effect of post-injection image acquisition time on measurement of texture parameters for tumour heterogeneity analysis'

E Lovat1, M Siddique1, V Goh1, R Ferner2, GJR Cook1, V Warbey

1King's College London, 2Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

2nd Prize

36. 'Development and validation of 68Ga-HBED-CC-PSMA to GMP standards for routine clinical use'

CE Monaghan, M Tabelsi, MS Cooper

Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

1st Prize

CP4. 'The Effect of Image Acquisition Duration on DaTSCAN Studies'

F Amponsa-Dadzie, A Cheetham, G Havariyoun, N Gulliver, B Corcoran, N Mulholland, G Vivian

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK


Poster Prize

Sponsored by NPL 2016

3rd Prize

P77. 'A novel two-sample approach for clinical SPECT noise estimation'



M.J. Memmott, I.S. Armstrong and K.J. Saint

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

2nd Prize

P10. 'Early experience of colonic transit scintigraphy in children'

P. Mashford, B. Thurlow, G. Heath, E. Joel, A. Rybak, N. Thapar, O. Borrelli, M. Easty and L. Biassoni

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

1st Prize

P78. 'a-Priori noise estimation for maintaining VQ SPECT image quality'

M.J. Memmott, I.S. Armstrong, K.J. Saint and S. Muthu

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK


Multimodality Prizes

Sponsored by Hermes Official Logo

Poster Prize

P27. 'Artefacts and diagnostic pitfalls in PET/MRI'

A. Malliaa, U. Bashira, J. Sterlinga,b, J. Joemonb, J. MacKewnb, G.C. Edwardsb,c, V. Goha,c and G. Cooka,b

aCancer Imaging Department, Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Kings College, bClinical PET Centre, St Thomas' Hospital and cDepartment of Radiology, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Oral Prize

46. 'The impact of motion on automatic quantitation in BRASS for florbetapir [18F] (Amyvid) PETCT scans'

D Fakhry-Darian1, RT Meades1, KS Nijran1, Z Win2

1Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Radiological Sciences Unit, London, UK, 2Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Nuclear Medicine, London, UK


Clinical Practitioner Prizes

Sponsored by Mallinckrodt Logo NEW

Poster Prize

CP2. '1Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Radiological Sciences Unit, London, UK, 2Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Nuclear Medicine, London, UK'

A. Mitchell, H. Davison, D. Little, S. Redman and R. Graham

Royal United Hospital Bath, Bath, UK

Oral Prize

26. 'Sentinel node biopsy for primary salivary gland tumours, feasibility study of a new technique'

FM Ryba, C Schilling, G Gnanasegaran, R Ngu, S Thavarai, M McGurk

Guy's Hospital, London


Young Investigator's Prize

Sponsored by BNMS 50th Anniversary logo 

7. '18F-fluoromethylcholine PET-CT and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy; imaging and tissue biomarkers of cell membrane turnover in primary brain gliomas - a pilot study.'

M Grech-Sollars1 ,2, KL Ordidge1 ,2, B Vaqas2, L Honeyfield1 ,2 , S Khan2, S Camp2, D Towey2, D Peterson2, F Roncaroli2, KS O'Neill1, T Barwick1 ,2, AD Waldman1 ,2

1Imperial College London, London, UK, 2Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK


Oral Prize

Sponsored by BNMS 50th Anniversary logo

3rd Prize

48. 'Renography following renal transplant: experience from a specialist transplant centre'

I Niematallah A Spencer, M Prescott

Central Manchester University Hospitals

2nd Prize

45. 'Calculating local CT Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs), for SPECT-CT studies'

A Cheetham, G Havariyoun, E Kalogianni, D Ruiz, L Devlin, G Vivian

King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

1st Prize

19. '68Ga-PSMA PET/CT in Radically Treated Prostate Cancer Patients with Biochemical Recurrence: First Experience in UK'

S Alahmed, M Aldridge, H Payne, S Punwani, M Linch, R Syed, S Wan, I Kayani, A Groves, J Bomanji

University College Hospital, London


Radiopharmacy Oral Prize

Sponsored by Alliance Medical1

65. '67Ga: an in vitro assessment as a therapeutic Auger electron emitting radionuclide'

SYA Terry, M bin Othman, NR Mitry. PJ Blower

King's College London


Radiotherapy Prize

Sponsored by Bayer logo

3rd Prize

42. 'Collimator optimisation for high activity 131I imaging'

J Gear, G Flux

Royal Marsden NHSFT, Sutton, Surrey, UK

2nd Prize

62. 'An effective yet underused procedure: Yttrium-90 Radiosynovectomy of the knees'

MA Bray-Parry1, A Al-Nahhas2 ,1, AS Jawad3

1The London Clinic, London, UK, 2Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK, 3The Royal London Hospital, London, UK

1st Prize

22. 'Iodine-125 seeds in the localisation and excision of breast tumours'

R Peace, R Milligan, N Sibal, G Petrides, H Cain, A Critchley, M Cockburn, J Scott, L Thew

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust


President's Medal

Dr Keith Harding

Norman Veall Award

Steven Ebdon-Jackson


50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

The BNMS, under the auspices of Professor Ralph McCready, Chief Editor, are publishing a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book entitled "A History of Radionuclide Studies in the UK - 50th Anniversary of the British Nuclear Medicine Society"

Anniversary book

The book reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Since 1949 there have been remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment: from the first devices “home-made” in the many physics departments throughout the UK, to the sophisticated multimodality imagers now in everyday use in Nuclear Medicine. The BNMS has been instrumental in promoting the use of radionuclide techniques in the investigation of pathology by supporting and providing education, research and guidelines on the optimum use of radiation to help patients.

The future of Nuclear Medicine is bright, thanks to improved imaging resolution, new radiopharmaceuticals, and new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures.


The book is intended to act as a reference source for UK nuclear medicine and will be a commemorative gift for registered *delegates attending the BNMS Annual Spring Meeting, 17th - 19th April 2016 at the ICC in Birmingham 


*Main conference delegates only