The 2017 round of the BNMS Workforce Survey has now been launched.
It is very important that the survey is completed by as many Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmacy departments as possible, so that the growing pressures to deliver more output but with less resources can be monitored in a consistent way.
View the President's Letter here
Last year we had a great response rate of over 50%, we hope to increase this even more this year!
To help us make this run as smoothly as possible, please keep us informed of any changes to your departmental contacts or if you think your department hasn't been contacted by emailing Caroline Oxley at email@example.com
To ensure you are aware of how your data will be used/stored please refer to our data protection policy.
Instructions for Authors here
When submitting abstracts you can also apply for one of the following:
Young Investigators Prize - The BNMS are keen to promote research in the field of Nuclear Medicine and especially to encourage those beginning a career in Nuclear Medicine in one of its many aspects. The Prize is £500 For more information click here
Student Prize Competition - This prize is open to undergraduate medical students, undergraduate and Grade A trainee physicists, undergraduate and pre-registration pharmacists, undergraduate radiographers, trainee technologists and student nurses. For more information click here
NEW KEY DATES
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE 3RD JANUARY 2018
ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION RESULTS 22ND JANUARY 2018
REGISTRATION OF ACCEPTED AUTHORS DEADLINE 12TH FEBRUARY 2018
Clinicians' Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging PET/CT
I. Kayani (Ed.)
PET/CT in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
M. Hofman, R. Hicks (Eds.)
PET/CT in Melanoma
G. Cook (Ed.)
PET/CT in Prostate Cancer
PET/CT in Cancer of Unknown Primary
W.L. Wong (Ed.)
PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer
N. Purandare, S. Shah (Eds.)
PET/CT in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Malignancies
Press Statement on Euratom and supply of medical isotopes following Brexit from the British Nuclear Medicine Society, supported by the Royal College of Radiologists and Royal College of Physicians
On Wednesday 12 July there was a parliamentary debate on the implications for the UK on withdrawing from the Euratom Treaty. Since 1957 the Euratom framework has enshrined the regulation and safeguards for the transportation and use of radioactive materials and governs UK international nuclear cooperation agreements with European and third party countries, including Canada, Japan and the USA. Withdrawing from Euratom will affect the arrangements for the supply and use of radioactive isotopes to industry, power generation, academia and medicine.
Submitted by sixth form student Portia Smith
Apparently, I’m the youngest person ever to present at a BNMS conference. I’m in my first year of sixth form college, and have just presented a poster at the Spring Meeting, 2017. Thanks to the nuclear medicine department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, led by Dr Sabina Dizdarevic, I had the opportunity to raise awareness for Tc-99m-MIBI accumulation in axillary apocrine sweat glands. In this region, high sudation levels can mimic lymphadenopathy in patients with parathyroid adenoma and malignancy, potentially prompting unnecessary intervention or surgery.
Dr Sabina Dizdarevic and Portia Smith and her poster 'Don't forget sweat gland MIBI accumulation' at BNMS2017.