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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 7-8  

From the desk of the organizing secretary…

Organizing Secretary, SNMICON 2019; Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication26-Nov-2019

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Archi Archi
Organizing Secretary, SNMICON 2019; Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.271611

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The Department of Nuclear Medicine (NM) at TMH is quite young and came into existence in December 2004 and in a span of 15 years has developed into one of the finest departments in the country with multiple positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and single-photon emission CT (SPECT)/CT scanners and therapy ward. Along with us, five consultants and six senior technologists, the young brigade of MD, DFIT, and MSC students are all geared up and excited to host this annual, academic fest of our society.

We, at Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), feel privileged to host the 51st Annual Conference of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India (SNMI). This is the first time that TMH will be the host for the SNMI Annual Meet.

We are all striving hard to put together great academic sessions along with fun-filled evenings to keep everyone engaged. This year, we had an overwhelming response for paper presentations and have received close to 200 abstracts. These will be presented in 11 different tracks in the form of oral and e-poster presentations. This year, we have instituted two new awards for the “Best Oral Presentation for young (budding) Nuclear Medicine Physician and another for young (budding) Technologist.” This will impede the confidence of the youngsters who will be the pillars of the Society tomorrow.

We have a well-known international faculty who will be deliberating in the conference. The best national faculty will be interacting and giving lectures during the conference. The 1st day of the conference will start with the Indian College of Nuclear Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME); the topics of which have been designed keeping in mind the young students of our society. The topics during the CME are also aimed at giving solutions for the educational challenges in NM by eminent personalities from the UK and Europe. Furthermore, there will be workshops in PET Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Clinical Research Methodology. This is the first time that an NM Conference can boast of these workshops. It is utmost important that we have the correct know-how of how to conduct research in the most appropriate and methodological manner. In addition, as we NM physicians were pushed to learn CT when PET/CT came into existence, similarly we need to learn PET/MRI. This will be taught to us in the PET/MRI workshop by the stalwarts in the field of MRI. During the conference, there will be plenary lectures, debates, quiz, scan reading sessions, and panel discussions on various topics. For this international faculty from the USA, Australia, and Europe, eminent national faculty, as well as the young, dynamic brigade, has been roped in.

The scientific program is slightly tiled toward theranostics this year. We believe that this is the best way to impact the treating physicians when you become one of them and enter the treatment algorithm.

For the first time in the history of SNMICON, we will be having the “Highlights Lecture” on the last day of the conference, in which two eminent faculties will highlight the most memorable topics and events of the conference. Watch out for this!!!

The conference venue is The LaLiT Hotel, Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai. The venue has been carefully chosen close to the airport, to make it easier for the delegates and faculty. It is also slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai City.

Fortunately, this time of the year will have pleasant weather in Mumbai with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 33°C. Mumbai boasts of old charm heritage sites, historical monuments, national parks, beaches, amusement parks, and not to forget the cinema industry, our very own Bollywood.

Through this congregation, let us all infuse a new enthusiasm in one and all to take back lasting memories of scientific excellence, warm hospitality, and friendship.

No conference is a success without active participation of one and all. It is our humble request to come forward and participate in large numbers to make this event of ours a huge success.

Jai Hind!!


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