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Welcome to PSNM -2018 Conference Karachi
07 - 09 December, Karachi

Introduction to conference

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 6th Annual Meeting of the Pakistan Society of Nuclear Medicine (PSNM) will be held from the 7th to 9th December 2018, at Karachi, Pakistan. The theme of this meet will be “Changing Horizons of Nuclear Medicine”. It is a matter of great honour that this conference will be accompanied by the 2nd SINO-PAK and the 1st PAK-ARAB joint nuclear medicine symposia.

The focus of the 3-day program is emerging trends in hybrid imaging, theranostics, nuclear cardiology, nuclear oncology and new developments in medical physics & radiopharmacy. The highlights of our conference are; pre-conference workshops, a satellite symposium and scientific sessions covering most clinical and research areas of our speciality. For this enriched academic program, we will be joined by some of the most iconic international faculty members and renowned local nuclear physicians and scientists.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the conference and the executive council of PSNM, we invite you to attend the conference. Nuclear physicians, radiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, surgeons, medical physicists, radio-pharmacists and technologists, and from all over the country will be attending this august conference.

Registration

6th Pakistan Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Conference
2nd SINO-PAK Nuclear Medicine Symposium
1st PAK-ARAB Nuclear Medicine Symposium
7th to 9th December, 2018
Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan

Registration Category Early bird (Before 1st Nov) Pre-conference (After 2nd Nov -Before 1st Dec ) On Site registrations Pre/Post Conference Workshops
Member PSNM (Doctors) 2000 PKR 2500 PKR 3000 PKR 1000 PKR Each
Member PSNM (Scientist) 1000 PKR 1500 PKR 2000 PKR 1000 PKR
Non Members 3000 PKR 3500 PKR 4000 PKR 2000 PKR
PG Trainers 1000 PKR 1000 PKR 1000 PKR 500 PKR
Students/Technologists 500 PKR 500 PKR 500 PKR 500 PKR
Gala Dinner Participant PKR 500 Each.

For Payments:
Account title:
Pakistan Society of Nuclear Medicine or PSNM
National Bank of Pakistan, New Muslim Town Branch, Lahore, Pakistan.
Account #: 4003290519
Branch Code: 1607
Account Type: PKR current
IBAN: PK60NBPA1607004003290519
Payments can be made in favor of PSNM through: Online/ Cheque/ Bank Draft/Cash

(Upload scanned copy of payment receipt for registration)

6th Annual Conference of Pakistan of Pakistan Society of Nuclear Medicine

2nd SINO-PAK Nuclear Medicine Symposium

1st PAK-ARAB Nuclear Medicine Symposium


Day1 - Inaugural Session 1500-1645 hours

Time Title Speaker
1430-1500 Guest to be seated
1500-1505 Recitation of Holy Quran
1505-1510 Welcome Speech Conference Chair
1510-1520 PSNM-Its journey of 23 years President-PSNM
1520-1525 2nd SINO-PAK NM symposium –way forward Prof. Shijin Li-President CSNM
1525-1530 1st PAK-ARAB symposium – Beginning of new chapter Prof. Akram al Ibraheem
1530-1600 Key Note Lecture Prof. John R Buscombe
1600-1615 Address by the Chief Guest
1615-1630 Refreshments & Photo

Day1 - Scientific Session 1

Theranostic & Thyroid - 1630-1800 hours

Moderator

Chair Person

Co-Chairperson

Time Title Speaker
1630-1650 Theranostics in Oncology; The Nuclear Medicine perspectives Dr Akram Al-Ibraheem
1650-1715 Alpha emitters and theranostics new dawn or false dawn? Dr. John Buscombe
1715-1730 Impact of newer version of AJCC staging system on management of patients with thyroid cancer Dr Babar Imran
1730-1830 Industry Satellite Symposium Michael J Tuttle ATA Task Force
Q & A Sessions
1900-2000 General Assembly of PSNM members

Day2 – Scientific Session 2

Nuclear Cardiology-1 0830-1030 hours

Chair Person

Co-Chairperson

Moderator

Time Title Speaker
0830-0900 Cardiac SPECT versus PET: When to Use Cardiac PET Dr.Sabahat Bokhari
0900-0930 “Nuclear viability testing: current issues”. Dr Pushan Bhardwaj
0930-0950 Dysynchrony Analysis in Cardiac resynchronization therapy Dr Sadaf Butt
0950-1000 Topics to be announced Prof Sijin Li
1000-1030 Read with experts -2 Panel
1030-1100 Tea TBA

Day 2 – Scientific Session 3

Theranostics-2 1100-1300 hours

Chair Person

Co-Chairperson

Moderator

Time Title Speaker
1130-1200 Implementation and Developments in Prostate Cancer PSMA Based Theranostics Dr. Arif Sheikh
1200-1230 Alpha emitters and theranostics new dawn or false dawn? Dr. John Buscombe
1230-1240 Clinical Experience of Acc-225 Dr Sharjeel Usmani
1240-1330 Read with experts Panel
1030-1100 Lunch TBA

Day 2 - Scientific Session 4

Hybrid-1 1400-1600 hours

Chair Person

Co-Chairperson

Moderator

Time Title Speaker
1430-1500 Updates on the role of FDG PET in management of Lymphoma Dr Akram Al-Ibraheem
1500-1505 PET-CT vs SPECT-CT in infection? Dr. John Buscombe
1505-1525 FDG-PET in Extra pulmonary Tuberculosis Dr Ahmad Qureshy
1525-1540 CVS PET-CT in investigating atheromaTBA Dr John Buscombe
1540-1550 Read with experts Panel
1550-1610 Tea TBA

Day 2 - Scientific Session 5

Radiopharmacy/Medical Physics 1100-1300 hours

Chair Person

Co-Chairperson

Moderator

Time Title Speaker
1630-1700 Ac-225 Role in Radionuclide therapy Dr Rashid Ghani
11700-1720 Clinical Applications of Dosimetry in Theranostics Dr. Arif Sheikh
1720-1750 Radium 223 – Clinical protocols Dr Rashid Ghani
1750-1800 Free Paper TBA

Day 3 - Scientific Session 6

Hybrid - 2 0900-1100 hours

Chair Person

Co-Chairperson

Moderator

Time Title Speaker
0900-0930 Practical Overview of PET/MR: Potential Useful Indications and Future Directions Dr. Arif Sheikh
0930-1000 PET-MRI –New Horizons Dr. Rizwan Syed
1000-1030 Topics to be announced Prof. Sijin Li
1030-1050 PET/CT Imaging in a General Hospital Tertiary Care Setting: Do we need it? Dr Muhammad Umar Khan
1050-1100 Free Paper TBA
1100-1130 Tea TBA

Day 3 - Scientific Session 7

Nuclear Cardiology 2 1100-1300 hours

Chair Person

Co-Chairperson

Moderator

Time Title Speaker
1130-1200 Bone Seeking Tracers for Diagnosing TTR Cardiac Amyloidosis Without a Biopsy: Re-Emergence of Nuclear Cardiology Dr. Sabahat Bokhari
1230-1300 Topics to be announced VP CSNM
1300-1320 Invited Speaker TBA
1320-1330 Free Paper TBA
1330-1400 Read with experts Panel
1400-1430 Industry Symposium Speaker to be announced

Cross-Sectional Imaging for Nuclear Physicians

Venu: KIRAN, Karachi

Date: 6th Dec 2018

Time: 0900-1300 Hours

Moderators

Dr. Kiran Halal, Professor of radiology AKUH Karachi

Dr. Shabana Saeed, Head Department of Medical Sciences PIEAS Islamabad

Dr Muhammad Sohaib, Director Medical Sciences PAED HQ

Target Audience

Nuclear Medicine Physicians

Nature of the Course:

The workshop covers the basic aspects of CT, primarily focusing on the knowledge of normal CT anatomy, artifacts and recognition of pathology.

Methodology

Workshop---Basic Lectures and mostly interactive discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire basic knowledge of the working of CT and orientation of the CT slices.
  • Better understanding of CT imaging principles.
  • Obtain a thorough knowledge of normal CT anatomy of head & neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis relevant to the hybrid imaging.
  • Recognize the appearances of benign and malignant processes
Time Title Speaker
Pre-Workshop Quiz
0830-0930 CT Anotomy of brain & Skull MS
0930-1030 CT Anatomy of Neck SS
1030-1050 Tea
1050-1130 CT Anatomy of Chest MS
1130-1230 CT Anatomy of Chest SS
11230-1400 CT cases---common pathological findings in an interactive case-based format KH
1400-1410 Post-Workshop Quiz
Certificate Distribution

PET/CT Imaging: F-18 FDG & Beyond

Venu: KIRAN, Karachi

Date: 7th Dec 2018

Time: 0900-1200 Hours

Moderators

Dr. Amir Javaid,Specialist Nuclear Medicine, Farwaniya Hospital Kuwait

Dr. Muhammad, Sharjeel Usmani, Specialist Nuclear Medicine, Kuwait Cancer Control Center

Dr. Muhammad Umar Khan, Senior Specialist Nuclear Medicine, Al-Jahra Hospital Kuwait

Target Audience

Nuclear Medicine Physicians

Radiologists

Nature of Course

The workshop covers the clinical aspects of PET-CT, primarily focusing on the knowledge of oncological and non oncological indications, normal variants, artifacts, guidelines and utility of Non-FDG tracers.

Methodology

Workshop---Basic Lectures and mostly interactive case based discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire basic knowledge of the current PET/CT guidelines and indications
  • Provide better understanding in the use of F-18 FDG in personalized care
  • Obtain thorough knowledge about Rubidium-82 PET/CT in Nuclear Cardiology
  • Have an overview of Ga-68 PET/CT in current clinical scenarios
  • Identification of various non-oncological applications of F-18 FDG PET/CT
Time Title Speaker
0900-0930 Brief overview of PET/CT guidelines & current Clinical Indications MUK
0930-1000 F-18 FDG imaging – Inroads to personalized patient care in the era of precision medicine MSU
1000-1030 PET/CT in Cardiology - Rubidium-82 the way forward AJ
1030-1045 Tea
1045-1115 Ga-68 PET/CT - A new or not so new Avenue: MSU
1115-1145 Non-Oncological Applications of F-18 FDG – More than we imagine MUK
1145-1210 Panel Discussion KH
1210-1220 Post-Workshop Quiz
Certificate Distribution

Quality Assurance in Hybrid Imaging

Venu: JPMC, Karachi

Date: 6th Dec 2018

Time: 0900-1200 Hours

Moderators

Dr. Mansoor Naqvi, RPO AKUH Karachi

Dr. Umair Mehdi, Specialist- Cyclotron & Radiochemistry, AKUH Karachi

Ms. Noreen Marwat, Medical Physicist NORI Islamabad

Dr. Sumaira Babar, Radiologist JPMC Karachi

Target Audience

  • Experienced clinical medical physicists working in hybrid imaging
  • Researchers involved in developing dose reduction techniques and dose audit methods
  • Teachers involved in medical physics education and postgraduate training
  • Nuclear Physicians involved in hybrid imaging

Nature of Course

The workshop covers the advanced knowledge on the best use of hybrid imaging equipment (SPECT/CT and PET/CT) quality assurance programme, procedures for quality control and dosimetry, and the optimization strategies, aiming to achieve diagnostic image quality at lower radiation dose.

Methodology

Workshop---Basic Lectures and hands on sessions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire basic knowledge of Quality assurance, performance measurements and quality controls of hybrid systems
  • Better understanding of factors influencing patient doses management in hybrid imaging
  • Understanding dose optimization strategies and radiation effects and risks
  • Recognize the aberrations introduced by deviant QC
Time Title Speaker
0900-0940 Overview of Quality assurance, performance measurements and quality controls of PET/CT SMN
0940-1020 PET radiopharmaceutical production and QC procedures. SUM
1020-1030 Tea
1030-1100 PET-CT ARtefacts and pitfalls SB
1100-1130 Schematic Approach to Lung Segmentation SS
1130-1230 1130-1230 Practical aspects of QC Panel
Certificate Distribution
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Prof. Dr Jhon R Buscombe

MSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPEd, FRCR, FEBNM

President British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS)
Consultant Physician in Nuclear Medicine, Addenbrooke’ Hospital, Cambridge
Hon Professor of Nuclear Medicine, University of Pretoria
Editor-in-Chief World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Prof. Dr. Arif Sheikh

MD, ABNM, ABIM, CNBC

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine. NY USA
Director of Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
Director of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine,
Board of Director of Nuclear Oncology Council, 2015-2016 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)
Founding member PET-MR Task Force, 2016 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)
Director of the Radioimmunotherapy group; Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Outreach Committee, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

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Prof. Dr. S Bukhari

MD, ABIM, MRCP, CNBC

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University New York, NY
Director:
1 Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography,
2 Nuclear/Exercise Cardiology ,
3 Clinical Trials Nuclear/Exercise Cardiology
4 Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

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Dr. Akram Al-Ibraheem

MD, FEBNM, FANMB, JBNM, DCNBC

President of Arab Society of Nuclear Medicine (ARSNM)
President of Jordanian Society of Nuclear Medicine (JSNM)
Faculty & Board Examiner; Jordanian Nuclear Medicine Board & Asian Board of Nuclear Medicine (ANMB)
Chairman of Nuclear Medicine department at King Hussein Cancer Centre Amman Jordan
Consultant of Nuclear Medicine Jordan University Hospital, Amman
Regional Principal (Senate); Asian Oceania School of Nuclear Medicine (AOSNM)
Vice-president, Asia Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine & Biology AOFNMB

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Dr. Rizwan Syed

Consultant Radiologist
Chairman, Clinical Imaging Department
Tawam Hospital
Abu Dhabi
UAE

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Sijin Li

Professor, President of Shanxi Medical University, Director of the Department of nuclear medicine, the First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University
President of the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine

List of invited speakers

Venue (KARACHI)

The southern port city of Karachi is the capital of the province of Sindh. It the most populous city of Pakistan, and the 6th most populous city in the world. Located on the coast, Karachi has a relatively mild climate with low levels of rainfall.

It is the most linguistically, ethnically and culturally diverse city in Pakistan. It has been known as the “City of Lights” and the City of Quaid, as it is the birth and the final resting place of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Places to visit in Karachi

Mohatta Palace

The Mohatta Palace is a museum located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It was built in the posh seaside locale of Clifton by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, a Hindu Marwari businessman from modern day Rajasthan in India, in 1927, as his summer home

Quaid e azam Mausoleum

Mazar-e-Quaid, also known as the Jinnah Mausoleum or the National Mausoleum, is the final resting place of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Port Grand

Port Grand Food and drink and Entertainment Complex is a recreational area built in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan along the waterfront of the 19th century Native Jetty Bridge that connects the Karachi Port Trust to Keamari

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