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