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Pakistan Society Of Nuclear Medicine. History Established in 1994 at Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Oncology INMOL, Lahore Established in 1994 at Institute.

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1 Pakistan Society Of Nuclear Medicine

2 History Established in 1994 at Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Oncology INMOL, Lahore Established in 1994 at Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Oncology INMOL, Lahore Founder Members Founder Members Saeeda Asghar, DABNM (USA) from INMOL Saeeda Asghar, DABNM (USA) from INMOL GM Shah Syed, PhD (UK) from SKMCH GM Shah Syed, PhD (UK) from SKMCH Shahid Mahmood, PhD (UK) from PIC Shahid Mahmood, PhD (UK) from PIC Maqbool A Shahid, DMRT from INMOL Maqbool A Shahid, DMRT from INMOL Mrs Areesha Zaman, MSc from INMOL Mrs Areesha Zaman, MSc from INMOL

3 Organization President: President: Dr Saeeda Asghar, INMOL Lahore Dr Saeeda Asghar, INMOL Lahore Senior Vice President: Senior Vice President: Dr Shahid Kamal, KIRAN Karachi Dr Shahid Kamal, KIRAN Karachi Vice Presidents: Vice Presidents: Dr Maj.Gen. Amin Waqar, CMH Rawalpindi Dr Muhammad Naeem, CENUM Lahore Dr Muhammad Ayub, PIC Lahore Dr Maj.Gen. Amin Waqar, CMH Rawalpindi Dr Muhammad Naeem, CENUM Lahore Dr Muhammad Ayub, PIC Lahore

4 General Secretary: General Secretary: Dr Ahmad Qureshy, INMOL Lahore Treasurer: Treasurer: Mrs Areesha Zaman, INMOL Lahore Mrs Areesha Zaman, INMOL Lahore Publication Secretary: Publication Secretary: Dr Muhammad Numair Younis, INMOL Lahore

5 Membership Life Members 8 Life Members 8 Founder Members & Senior Faculty of NM at CPSP& PIEAS Founder Members & Senior Faculty of NM at CPSP& PIEAS Full Members98 Full Members98 Nuclear Medicine Physicians, Medical Physicists & Scientists, Radiologists, Oncologists Nuclear Medicine Physicians, Medical Physicists & Scientists, Radiologists, Oncologists Junior Members18 Junior Members18 Students and Residents Students and Residents Technologists11 Technologists11 Total: 135 Total: 135  Corporate Members

6 Aims & Objectives Education & Training of Nuclear Medicine Physicians & Technologists Education & Training of Nuclear Medicine Physicians & Technologists Creating awareness about Nuclear Medicine in the health professionals and promoting its use in the disease management. Creating 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. Coordination & collaboration with other local, regional and international societies/bodies particularly of NM.

7 Major Activities Teaching & Training Teaching & Training Organizing clinical meetings at various teaching hospitals and institutes. Organizing clinical meetings at various teaching hospitals and institutes. Academic sessions at various institutes throughout the country. Academic sessions at various institutes throughout the country. With persistent efforts of PSNM, CPSP has started FCPS in Nuclear Medicine since 1998. First fellow qualified in 2002. With persistent efforts of PSNM, CPSP has started FCPS in Nuclear Medicine since 1998. First fellow qualified in 2002. Collaborating with CPSP in NM course formulation, resident’s training program, guidelines on examination etc. Collaborating with CPSP in NM course formulation, resident’s training program, guidelines on examination etc.

8 Major Activities Promotion of Nuclear Medicine 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. 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. 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. 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…) 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. 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. Working on creating standardized clinical protocols for NM procedures at national level.

10 Major Activities Coordination & Collaboration with Other Organizations Coordination & Collaboration with Other Organizations PSNM is working in coordination with PSNM is working in coordination with IAEA through Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission IAEA through Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission ARCCNM ARCCNM WFNMB WFNMB ESNM ESNM ASNC ASNC

11 PSNM successfully organized “ PSNM Conference on Nuclear Medicine” in April, 2002. PSNM successfully organized “ PSNM Conference on Nuclear Medicine” in April, 2002. Local Participants: 350 Local Participants: 350 Foreign Participants: 25 Foreign Participants: 25 Scientific sessions on 3 rd & 4 th April comprised of Scientific sessions on 3 rd & 4 th April comprised of 3 state of the art lectures 3 state of the art lectures 30 scientific papers 30 scientific papers

12 Current Problems Teaching & training of Nuclear Medicine Physicians Teaching & training of Nuclear Medicine Physicians MSc Nuclear Medicine: 2 years program MSc Nuclear Medicine: 2 years program FCPS Nuclear Medicine: 4 years program FCPS Nuclear Medicine: 4 years program Few Institutes with modern state of the art gamma cameras Few Institutes with modern state of the art gamma cameras Limited use of newer imaging techniques and procedures Limited use of newer imaging techniques and procedures Lack of availability of expensive and costly kits and isotopes Lack of availability of expensive and costly kits and isotopes No facility with PET. No facility with PET.

13 Current Problems Teaching & Training of NM Technologists Teaching & Training of NM Technologists NM Certification / diploma courses do not exist. NM Certification / diploma courses do not exist. NM technologists are trained through short courses organized by PIEAS, PSNM. NM technologists are trained through short courses organized by PIEAS, PSNM. Mostly on job training. Mostly on job training. In collaboration with IAEA, Distance Assisted Program (DAT) was organized and was fruitful. In collaboration with IAEA, Distance Assisted Program (DAT) was organized and was fruitful.

14 Future Plans Main Activities for 2003 (Remaining) Main Activities for 2003 (Remaining) Publication of PJNM in December 2003. Publication of PJNM in December 2003. Executive Committee Meeting in December 2003. Executive Committee Meeting in December 2003. Main Activity for 2004 Main Activity for 2004 NM Conference on 8 th - 9 th April, 2004 in Lahore NM Conference on 8 th - 9 th April, 2004 in Lahore

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