Meetings and Events
BNMS Autumn Meeting 2016
44th Annual Spring Meeting Birmingham 2016
BNMS Autumn Meeting 2015
BNMS Brighton 2015
Autumn Meeting 2nd September 2014
42nd Annual Meeting, 11th - 14th May, Harrogate International Centre
41st Annual Meeting, 21st April - 24th April 2013, Brighton Centre
Autumn Meeting 19th September 2013
Autumn Meeting, 13th - 14th September 2012, Examination Schools, University of Oxford
Oxford, Autumn 2012
40th Annual Meeting, 29th April - 2nd May 2012, Harrogate International Centre
Harrogate, Spring 2012
39th Annual Meeting, 9th -11th May 2011, Brighton Centre
Brighton, Spring 2011
Autumn Meeting, 13th - 14th September 2010, University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Autumn 2010
38th Annual Meeting, 26th - 28th April 2010, Harrogate International Centre
Harrogate, Spring 2010
Autumn Meeting, 17th - 18th September 2009, University of Surrey, Guildford
Guildford, Autumn 2009
37th Annual Meeting, 26th - 29th April 2009, Manchester Central
Manchester, Spring 2009
Autumn Meeting, 25th - 26th September 2008, Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre
Liverpool, Autumn 2008
36th Annual Meeting, 12 - 14th May 2008, Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, Spring 2008
35th Annual Meeting, 19th - 21st March 2007, Manchester Central
Manchester, Spring 2007
34th Annual Meeting, 27th - 29th March 2006, Manchester Central
Manchester, Spring 2006
33rd Annual Meeting, 14th - 16th March 2005, Manchester Central
Manchester, Spring 2005
32nd Annual Meeting, 31st March - 2nd April 2004, Brighton Conference Centre
Brighton, Spring 2004
31st Annual Meeting, 29th April - 1st May 2003, Manchester Central
Manchester, Spring 2003
We have lots to talk about from the BNMS Spring ASM held at the ICC Birmingham
Sadly this was the final scientific meeting arranged by the current chairs of the scientific and educational committees. Jimmy Bomanji and Gopi have developed the meeting into an excellent educational event and a real showcase for the breadth of scientific work happening in the UK today. On behalf of all attendees at conference over the last few years I would personally like to thank them for the hard work they have put into the program, which we have all benefited from.
|50th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner with old colleagues and friends|
The batton has now been handed over to Stewart Redman and Sabina Dizdarevic, who have the onerous responsibility to improve and develop the meeting over the next cycle. I look forward to seeing their plans some to fruition.
The conference dinner was a particular highlight of the 50thanniversary of the BNMS, 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, she will be greatly missed in clinical practice, not least by the group in Manchester, though I have a feeling she will still be involved in some way.
|Former CEO Sue Hatchard reflects on the past 27 years running the BNMS|
The conference dinner also saw the launch of the first three titles of the pocket book series, as well as A History of Radionuclide Imaging in the UK. All of which will soon be available as electronic versions, via the website (http://www.bnms.org.uk) for BNMS members.
|Sponsored by Siemens, pictured with Debbie Langhammer and editors Dr Jamshead Bomanji and Dr Gopinath Gnanasegaran with BNMS President Dr Alp Notghi|
The AGM was well attended and Dr Notghi provided a thorough review of the last years activity of the BNMS - which the News and Views readership will be well aware of. At conference there was a ballot to rename the the BNMS clinical practitioners group and at the AGM it was agreed they will now be called the ‘BNMS RTN’ radiographers, technologist and nurses group. The treasurer reported that the BNMS maintains a stable financial position and membership will be pleased to hear that there are currently no plans to change membership fees. The BNMS will continue in safe hands with Professor Sobhan Vinjamuri taking on the responsibilities of President.
The website continues to be developed with plans for development of the carers and patients area, as well as some new promotional literature. There are also now pictures from conference which have been uploaded, so if you haven’t taken a look for a while check outhttp://www.bnms.org.uk.
|BNMS President Dr Alp Notghi and Dr Jamshead Bomanji presenting the BNMS Student 1st Place Prize to F Amponsa-Dadzie King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK|
Congratulations to all the prize winners from conference. There were a total of 7 scientific prizes awarded: full details are available on the BNMS website.
Finally from conference 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 conferences success and without them it wouldn’t be the conference it is.
Looking forward I am personally getting excited about the autumn meeting in Bath and next month I hope to return to the interview format.
Dr Alexis Corrigan
NMC News and Views Editor
In 2016 the BNMS adopted a conference App and discontinued the printed conference brochure.
The components of the digital brochure are available here:
Abstracts - available in NMC online May 2016, Vol.37 Issue 5
40th Annual Meeting, Harrogate International Centre, 29 April - 2 May 2012
The BNMS returned to Harrogate this year for its 40th annual meeting and while the Yorkshire hospitality was warm the weather was not. The Scientific Committee, chaired by Dr Thomas Gruning, had assembled a full programme of scientific papers and continuing education sessions. The pre-meeting Sunday Boot Camp reviewed Paediatrics (Dr L Biassoni, Great Ormond Street Hospital), Thyroid including cancer and therapy (Prof V Lewington, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital), How to interpret myocardial perfusion scans (Prof R Underwood, Royal Brompton Hospital), and Neuroimaging (Prof S Vinjamuri, Royal Liverpool Hospital).