BNMS Annual Spring Meeting
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 (www.bnms.org.uk) 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.
We wish to thank all our delegates, invited speakers, sponsors and nuclear medicine industry supportors
joining us for BNMS2016
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.
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Congratulations to all our prize winners and awards recipients of BNMS2016!
You can view the full list of prizes, awards and our sponsors here
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.
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.
View our full list of BNMS2016 sponsors here
All our exhibiting companies at the commercial exhibition can be found here
All prizes listed below are successful abstract submissions presented at the BNMS Spring Meeting Birmingham 2016.
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 Warbey1
1King's College London, 2Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
48. 'Renography following renal transplant: experience from a specialist transplant centre'
I Niematallah A Spencer, M Prescott
Central Manchester University Hospitals
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
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
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
42. 'Collimator optimisation for high activity 131I imaging'
J Gear, G Flux
Royal Marsden NHSFT, Sutton, Surrey, UK
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
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
Dr Keith Harding
Norman Veall Award
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"
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