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Review of BNMS2017

The 45th Annual Spring Meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) took place on 20th - 22nd May 2017. The event was hosted at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham, for the 2nd year in a row with over 450 delegates attending over the 3 days.

The meeting provided a knowledge update for all those involved in Nuclear Medicine including clinicians, clinical scientists, radiopharmacists, radiographers, technologists and nurses, with a specific focus on UK practice. The large and impressive exhibition hall at the ICC provided a good environment for networking and interfacing with colleagues from industry with 28 exhibitors in attendance this year. There were over 60 invited speakers, with Professor Irene Virgolini, of the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, delivering this year’s annual lecture on ‘Radionuclide Theranostics in Prostate Cancer’.

The next scheduled BNMS meeting is the Autumn Meeting on 15th September 2017, in Liverpool.

By Manil Subesinghe

Blue Earth Diagnostics

Blue Earth Diagnostics has received EU marketing authorisation for Axumin (fluciclovine (18F)) for PET imaging of recurrent prostate cancer.

The BNMS Roll of Honour

British Nuclear Medicine Society

Roll of Honour est. 2017

Honouring and remembering those distinguished members who contributed to the history of nuclear medicine in the UK and to the BNMS.

2017 Prof Ignac Fogelman 1948 – 2016 Guy’s Hospital, London

2018 Prof Valerie Lewington, Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital, London

2018 Prof Wim Oyen, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London

2019 Prof Sally Barrington, King's College London University Hospital

2019 Prof Andrew Scarsbrook, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


About the Roll of Honour

The Officers may appoint to the BNMS Roll of Honour, a small number of highly distinguished members who have played significant roles in the history of the specialty.

This honour may be awarded posthumously.  Where possible the testimonial is presented to the next of kin.

Nominations will be accepted annually with a deadline of 31st December for awards in the subsequent year.

Potential impact of Brexit on Cancer care & Imaging by ICSCNM committee

Below are links to various articles relating to how Brexit will impact on Nuclear Medicine. 

Travelling Fellowship Award

The BNMS are pleased to announce the Travelling Fellowship Award 2017 has been awarded to Dr Amit Parekh of Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

The society has agreed to award £1000 to support a two week observorship at the Memorial S19oan Ketting Cancer Centre in New York, USA.

Consultant Physicist Honoured Gold Medal Award

A long standing member of the BNMS has been recognised for his contribution to medical physics with a brand new award from IPEM.

View the article here

Awards for North West Nuclear Medicine Department

The Nuclear Medicine Department at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital have received two awards this year!

They are a winner of the 'Make a Difference Award 2016' (for work done in 2015)

In addition they were also the finalists in the NHS North West Leadership Awards - in the category 'Living the Values'.

Capture                   Make A Difference 2016 Winner Badge



Hybrid imaging guidance on legislative, reporting and training aspects

The Royal College of Radiologists, the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the British Nuclear Medicine Society have released a new document, Hybrid imaging guidance on legislative, reporting and training aspects which is available to download.