2 HistoryEstablished in 1994 at Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Oncology INMOL, LahoreFounder MembersSaeeda Asghar, DABNM (USA) from INMOLGM Shah Syed, PhD (UK) from SKMCHShahid Mahmood, PhD (UK) from PICMaqbool A Shahid, DMRT from INMOLMrs Areesha Zaman, MSc from INMOL
3 Organization President: Dr Saeeda Asghar, INMOL Lahore Senior Vice President:Dr Shahid Kamal, KIRAN KarachiVice Presidents:Dr Maj.Gen. Amin Waqar, CMH Rawalpindi Dr Muhammad Naeem, CENUM Lahore Dr Muhammad Ayub, PIC Lahore
4 General Secretary:Dr Ahmad Qureshy, INMOL LahoreTreasurer:Mrs Areesha Zaman, INMOL LahorePublication Secretary:Dr Muhammad Numair Younis, INMOL Lahore
5 Membership Life Members 8 Founder Members & Senior Faculty of NM at CPSP& PIEASFull MembersNuclear Medicine Physicians, Medical Physicists & Scientists, Radiologists, OncologistsJunior MembersStudents and ResidentsTechnologistsTotal:Corporate Members
6 Aims & ObjectivesEducation & Training of Nuclear Medicine Physicians & TechnologistsCreating awareness about Nuclear Medicine in the health professionals and promoting its use in the disease management.Coordination & collaboration with other local, regional and international societies/bodies particularly of NM.
7 Major Activities Teaching & Training Organizing clinical meetings at various teaching hospitals and institutes.Academic sessions at various institutes throughout the country.With persistent efforts of PSNM, CPSP has started FCPS in Nuclear Medicine since First fellow qualified in 2002.Collaborating with CPSP in NM course formulation, resident’s training program, guidelines on examination etc.
8 Major Activities Promotion of Nuclear Medicine Working in close coordination with Radiological Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Society of Clinical Oncologists, Pakistan Cardiology Society and other local organizations.Publication of monthly NM Newsletter since 2000.Participating in activities of PNRA & DNS regarding national guidelines on nuclear safety, safe handling of radioactive materials etc.
9 Major Activities Promotion of Nuclear Medicine (Contd…) Providing help and guidelines to various institutes and personnel in establishing and running of NM departments in terms of knowledge, skill, radiation safety guidelines etc.Working on creating standardized clinical protocols for NM procedures at national level.
10 Major Activities Coordination & Collaboration with Other Organizations PSNM is working in coordination withIAEA through Pakistan Atomic Energy CommissionARCCNMWFNMBESNMASNC
11 PSNM successfully organized “ PSNM Conference on Nuclear Medicine” in April, 2002. Local Participants: 350Foreign Participants: 25Scientific sessions on 3rd & 4th April comprised of3 state of the art lectures30 scientific papers
12 Current Problems Teaching & training of Nuclear Medicine Physicians MSc Nuclear Medicine: 2 years programFCPS Nuclear Medicine: 4 years programFew Institutes with modern state of the art gamma camerasLimited use of newer imaging techniques and proceduresLack of availability of expensive and costly kits and isotopesNo facility with PET.
13 Current Problems Teaching & Training of NM Technologists NM Certification / diploma courses do not exist.NM technologists are trained through short courses organized by PIEAS, PSNM.Mostly on job training.In collaboration with IAEA, Distance Assisted Program (DAT) was organized and was fruitful.
14 Future Plans Main Activities for 2003 (Remaining) Publication of PJNM in December 2003.Executive Committee Meeting in December 2003.Main Activity for 2004NM Conference on 8th- 9th April, 2004 in Lahore