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Manchester Spring 2009 BNMS Prize Winners

BNMS Prize Winners - Manchester 2009

All the winners of our annual prize awards presented at the BNMS Spring Meeting in Manchester.


BNMS 2008 Prize Winners

BNMS 2008 Spring Meeting Edinburgh

Prize Winners

Student Prize

Based on submission alone

1st        A Weeks, D Lloyd, University of Kent, R Paul, P Marsden, P Blower, King’s College London.

Hypoxia-targeted radionuclide therapy: hypoxia-selective toxicity and       DNA     damage induced by 64CuATSM. 

2nd       K Hillman, J Fleming, G Gwynne, F Sundrum, Southampton University Hospitals Trust.

Comparison of relative renal function measurements from geometric mean and posterior – only analysis using simulated images. 

3rd        L O’Brien, Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, M J Guy, J W Scuffham, Y W Ho, Royal Surrey County Hospital.

PACS display assessment for nuclear medicine images. 

Technologist Poster

S Baker, St Thomas’ Hospital Clinical PET Centre, London

CT incidental findings: consideration for a PET/CT technologist. 

Technologist Oral 

J Harris, G Satterthwaite, C Walker, N Nagaraj, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Southampton General Hospital

Four years on – follow up on non-clinician led pharmacological cardiac stress (NCS) 

Poster Prize 

1st        A Parthipun, B Hughes, P Hadway, T Swallow, M Shabbir, S Heenan, C Corbishley, N Watkin, St George’s Hospital, London.

The combined role of ultrasonographic guided fine needle aspiration and sentinel lymph node biopsy in nodal staging of patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma. 

2nd       T Szyszko, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, M Easty, L Biassoni, Great Ormond Street Hospital London.

Indications for VQ scanning in the paediatric population: current trends. 

3rd (joint)          A Parthipun, B Hughes, M Shabbir, T Swallow, S Heenan, C Corbishley, N Watkins, St George’s Hospital London

The role of dynamic lymphoscintigraphy with sentinel node biopsy and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology in the management of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis. 

3rd (joint)          B Hutton, K Erlandsson, K Kacperski, D Van Gramberg, Institute of Nuclear Medicine UCL London,  N Roth, Spectrum Dynamics, Haifa, Israel.

Recommendations on QC procedures for a non-conventional SPECT system. 

Young Investigator Prize 

            F M  Lavender, R T Meades, A Al-Nahhas, K S Nijran, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London.

             A comparative study of softwares used for LVEF quantification in myocardial perfusion imaging. 

Multimodality Poster Prize

            M Guy, M Pryor, Department of Medical Physics, Royal Surrey County Hospital UK.

             Simulation of the Infinia II Hawkeye SPECT CT system and example applications. 

Multimodality Oral Prize

            P J Schleyer, M J O’Doherty, V Warbey, S F Barrington, P K Marsden, Guy’s King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine.

             Data driven respiratory gating for PET and CT imaging. 

Oral Presentation Prize

1st        R Paul, P Halsted, P Marsden, P Blower, King’s College London.

Routine availability of CU-61 and CU-64 for clinical PET applications. 

2nd       V Helyar, King’s College London, H Mohan, T Barwick, Department of Nuclear Medicine Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trust.

The added value of multislice SPECT/CT in patients with equivocal bony metastasis from carcinoma of the prostate.

3rd        W Tomson, J Cullis, J O’Brien, City Hospital Birmingham.

Variations in Butterworth filter definitions and an algorithm for uniformity.

Regional Meeting Support

The BNMS recognises the importance of regional meetings in the provision of training and education and aims to support the ongoing organisation and promotion of these meetings in all regions to ensure that meetings continue to be held regularly throughout the UK.

The BNMS events team is able to provide support, from simply promoting your meeting via the BNMS website and members’ newsletters to programme and announcement templates and CPD application.

To find out more about how we can help with your regional meeting view the support document below

Regional Meeting Support Document

New Events Calendar Upload Guide

The BNMS Events Calendar has been updated to a new personalised system for event organisers and promoters! You will be able to enjoy the flexibility of displaying your events your way, with the tools to add, edit and feature. 

To help you get started we have created a user friendly guide which you can view below.

We would really appreciate it if you could take the time to get to know this new tool to make your listing really stand out.
You will find out that you can:
  • edit text
  • add an image
  • add/modify back cover
  • add url links
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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

Not a BNMS member? Sign up!

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


50th Anniversary Commemorative Book - Open Access

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