Under the circumstances, this means that ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Sydney in late April is unable to take place as originally planned. The decision to cancel at this stage has, in effect, been made for us.
On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) and the Local Organising Committee, we invite you to attend the 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine, which will be held in Sydney, Australia from the 24 to 26 April 2020. The theme of this international nuclear medicine and molecular imaging conference is Local Innovation, Global Inspiration. The main program will be supported by pre-conference symposia on radiomics, artificial intelligence, deep learning big data and their role in precision medicine (Intelligent Imaging Summit 2020) on 24 April at the ICC. Flexibility to immerse in a 1 day, 2 day or 3 day international conference provides additional benefit and motivation for colleagues travelling domestically or internationally. It's the 50th annual ANZSNM ASM and we will be celebrating this milestone in 2020 affording convenient parallel sub-themes of reflection on the past (2020 hindsight) and a strategic look forward (2020 vision). This milestone anniversary is an excellent opportunity to re-engineer and re-invigorate the ANZSNM ASM to create an exciting program that will energise the interests of delegates, sponsors and other stakeholders. The program will explore the current state of the art and discuss best practice, successes, and opportunities. We will take the opportunity to recognise the significant contributions of colleagues approaching or now retired (legend) and celebrate the future leaders in our professions (emerging leader). To that end, we aim to have each session co-chaired by a legend and an emerging leader nominated by you through our branches and SIGs. Complementing the usual program content, we will have a program pathways attractive to radiologists and specialists. The Meeting will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). Now open, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. Featuring a striking contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology and leading facilities, the world class venue provides the ultimate in quality, choice and flexibility for collaboration and innovation. We are excited to announce that a number of extraordinary international plenary/keynote speakers have agreed to come including; Prof Wim Oyen, Prof Daniel Berman, Prof Eric Rohren, Prof Lionel Zuckier, Prof Vasken Dilsizian, Prof Guido Germano and Prof Ran Klein. These marquee speakers will be complemented by fantastic local and other international speakers including BNMS President Prof John Buscombe. The program will have a spine of 5 plenary sessions with 14 plenary or keynote presentations from 13 internationally renowned experts. The meat of the program will include 40 presentations or workshops by domestic or international experts organised amongst professional SIGs on Saturday and specialist areas on Sunday. The richness of the program will be enhanced by the flesh provided by submitted abstracts for oral or poster presentation by our colleagues across Australia, New Zealand and our international communities. Join us for 1 day, 2 days or 3 days for educational opportunities, thought-provoking discussion, information-sharing, strategising and problem solving as well as some great networking opportunities. We are looking forward to creating a stimulating program for you as well as an engaging space for you to network, reconnect with friends and meet new people. Save the date for ANZSNM 2020 in your diary and take a few extra days to visit some of New South Wales' major attractions. To ensure that you receive regular updates please add your name to the mailing list and refer to this website as further details regarding the Conference are announced. We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney in 2020.