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The Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine will hold its 211st Annual Convention with a theme "21st Century Nuclear Medicine in Infectious Diseases" at the Manolo Lopez Development Center, Antipolo, Rizal on February 4 - 5, 2006. Invited foreign experts speakers include Dr. Shahid Mahmood (Singapore), Dr. Ajit Kumar Padhy (India) and Dr. Manfred Fischer (Germany). Other local speakers are Dr. Ruben Ogbac, Mr. Michael Torres and Ms.Evelyn Elnar.

Registration Fees are as follows:
  Before Jan. 15, 2006 On Site Feb. 5, 2006
Consultant P1,000.00 P1,200.00
Resident/Fellow P 600.00 P 800.00
Medical Technologist P 500.00 P 700.00
Radiologic Technologist P 500.00 P 700.00
Physicist P 500.00 P 700.00
Nurse P 500.00 P 700.00

For more details, please contact the secretariat:
Nuclear Medicine Section
Philippine Heart Center, East Ave. Diliman, QC
Tel# (632) 925-2401 loc 2164 or 2165


Dr. Emerita A. Barrenechea

For the past 2 years (2003-2005), I have been given the privilege of leading this Society and I am happy to say that during those two years I had made the society quite busy with activities. We had a number of bi-monthly lectures delivered in several different hospitals within Metro Manila and the provinces. We were also able to launch the inaugural issue of the Philippine Journal of Nuclear Medicine through Dr. Jerry M. Obaldo which features original articles in nuclear medicine in the Philippines as well as articles of clinical interest.
Dr. Emerita A. Barrenechea
PSNM President 2003-2005
We were also able to maintain the Official Website of PSNM which enumerates the highlights of some of our activities. Last January 2004 and 2005, we were able to administer Specialty Board Exams in Nuclear Medicine through Dr. Antonio C. Garcia, it's Chairman.

During the 19th PSNM Convention, we were lucky to have Dr. Isabel Roca, an IAEA expert, who talked on Pediatric Nuclear Medicine, and Prof. Manfred Fischer who was awarded the Honorary Fellow title, a first for the PSNM for his significant contributions to the practice of nuclear medicine.

In 2003, a number of IAEA sponsored projects in Columbia, Malaysia, India and Vietnam were attended by our residents and consultants in order to enhance their training. Until March of 2004 we were encouraged to propose projects to IAEA. Those interested to apply could try sending their applications to the IAEA through Dr. Ajit Kumar Padhy.

We were also able to maintain local as well as international linkages through attendance in conventions and society meetings. This includes the attendance at the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, ARCCNM, Nuclear Cardiology, International Symposium on Nuclear Oncology, Thyroid, World Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Council, SNM, AOFNMB, PMA, PCP, and PNRI.

Even with all these achievements, there are still more to be done. We have to continue finding what is best for our graduates especially in the training curriculum. Based on the suggestions of the EANM, Computerized Tomography should be included in the training curriculum. We should also continue to be vigilant in our work especially on our proposal to the medical isotope committees of accredited hospitals in doing therapy. Finally, there is a need to preserve linkages with both local and international societies.

With all these achievements, let me thank everyone, especially the PSNM Officers and Board Members, the Philippine Specialty Board of Nuclear Medicine, and Dr. Teofilo O.L. San Luis, Jr., the PSNM Adviser. Love, just like any accomplishment, is how you stay alive even after you are gone.
What's New?
9th Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology (WFNMB) scheduled for October 22 - 27, 2006 in Seoul, Korea under the main theme of "The Global Harmonization and New Horizon of Nuclear Medicine"
Past International Conventions
EANM '05 : 18th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine on October 15 - 19, 2005 at ICEC Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey. Deadline for submission of abstracts is on April 14, 2005.
4th ARCCNM Annual General Meeting August 15-17, 2005 at Bangkok, Thailand Abstract Submission : June 30, 2005 Notification of Abstract Acceptance : July 31, 2005 Registration : June 30, 2005

PSNM Secretariat : Department of Nuclear Medicine
Philippine Heart Center
East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines
Telephone Number +632 9267015 or +632 9252401 local 2164 or 2165.
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