The BIR Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging SIG is a multidisciplinary team of dedicated and passionate nuclear medicine physicians, radionuclide radiologists, radiologists, radiographers clinical scientists/physicists, radiopharmacists, and clinical practitioners.
Pictured from left: Vicki Parkin, Dan McGowan, Cherry Sit, Amy Eccles, Connor Ferris, Allison Craig, Shaunak Navalkissoor (Chair) and Glafkos Havariyoun.
Specialists within the disciplines, such as clinical radionuclide imaging, and molecular radiotherapy, education & research are also represented in the group.
The SIG promotes and facilitates teaching and research in nuclear medicine and molecular Imaging. The committee regularly organises scientific meetings to meet the educational needs of medical imaging professionals (from trainees through to consultants).
Within the BIR, the group advises the BIR council on matters or documents relating to radionuclide imaging (conventional and hybrid imaging) and radionuclide therapies. In addition, it advises on documents from other professional bodies.
Latest SIG News - March 2019
The group had the first meeting of the year on 8 March. The main items discussed were:
- Annual Congress 2019 This will take place on 7/8 November 2019 at the Etc venues, County Hall, London. Early Bird registration is available until 31 August 2019. Call for abstracts has gone out with a submission deadline of 31 May 2019.
- Webinars –a series of webinars on PET/CT is being developed and will be ready to launch in the autumn of 2019 – watch out for more details.
Events coming up:
- Dementia Imaging – 200919 – book your place now.
- SPECT CT 2020 (date to be confirmed)
- Annual Theranostics - Autumn 2020 – date to be confirmed
- IDUG – 2020
In other news:
- The Resource Sharing Platform – a new membership benefit that the BIR hope to launch in the next few months. This will give access to various resources, including guidance documents, policy documents and templates.
- Special features had recently been published on theranostics and small animal image-guided radiotherapy. A special feature honouring the work of Oliver Scott and Jack Fowler had also been published in January.
- Brexit – the group discussed the potential impact of Brexit on the imaging community and the contingency plans being worked on by industry in case of ‘no deal’ and various other scenarios.