Welcome Words by the Chair of the Technologists Committee

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Having emerged from a challenging 2020 and the many changes it brought about for both the world at large and the world of science, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 34th EANM Annual Congress on behalf of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine Technologists Committee.

 

After a very successful online event last year, the EANM congress will once again provide a full online programme dedicated to technologists and any related professionals in the areas of hybrid and multimodal imaging at this year’s event. A wide range of topics of interest to many professionals around the globe will be addressed. These will include paediatric hybrid imaging and care, updates on inflammation imaging, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in cardiac imaging, Radiation Therapy planning aids, safety in PET/MR, radionuclide therapy management and research and case study sessions.

These topics will be presented by specialists who will gift their knowledge and expertise to the sessions. These will be organised as per the usual structure of seven Continuous Technologist Education (CTE) sessions and three mini-courses (MCs).

Additionally, the Pitfalls & Artefacts Session 1 “Pitfalls in Cardiovascular Imaging” will be a very interesting one for Nuclear Medicine Technologists. The session is the result of the collaboration of EANM’s Cardiovascular, Physics and Technologists Committees.

We are proud to announce that one talk as part of the plenary “Theranostics Applications and Challenge” will once again focus on “Technologists’ Challenges”.

For the second time, the congress will also include an online pre-congress symposium for technologists on the topic of PET/MR. The symposium will last for half a day.

Owing to its visibility and the number of attendees, the EANM Annual Congress offers an excellent opportunity to share original research and clinical work that has recently been carried out and the EANM-TC is already accepting abstracts from nuclear medicine technologists and related clinical scientists. To create opportunities for participants to present the results of their work, “Featured Sessions” will be organised once more and e-posters made available online. As in recent years, we expect these sessions to be of very high quality and offer a useful means to promote and share work. As an additional motivating factor, an award will be given to the best three oral presentations as well as the best e-poster presentation.

 

With my best regards,
Andrea Santos
Chair, EANM Technologists Committee