The Asia Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOFNMB) is the largest regional organization of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology and is one of the world's most important regional nuclear medicine organizations, ranking behind the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). This organization has played a major role in the development and promotion of nuclear medicine in Asia and Oceania. It has long been highly recognized, supported and directly involved by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
AOFNMB was inaugurated provisionally in October 1969 in Tokyo at a gathering of 21 delegations from the nine member countries and regions.
The first Asia and Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOCNMB) was held successfully in Sydney in September 1976. Prof. IPC (Provan) Murray was the Convenor of the meeting and Dr. Andrew McLaughlin was the Treasurer. There were 200 attendees at the meeting. The Congress was opened by ringing the congress bell once, which has become a tradition as a symbol of continuity. The congress bell was donated by the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine (JSNM) and every congress is opened by ringing the bell the number of times according to the order of the AOCNMB.
After that, the Congress was held quadrennially. The eighth congress was held in Beijing, China from October 9 to 13, 2004. Around 500 attendants from 30 countries attended the congress. Prof. Xiu-Jie Liu was the president and Prof. Zuo-Xiang He was the secretary general. Post-congress satellite meetings were held in Shanghai and Hong Kong from October 15 to 17.
During the 10th Congress held in Tehran, Iran from May 16 to 20, 2012, the interval of the congresses was decided to shorten to 2 years beginning from 2015. Further changes were made at the National Delegate Assembly which was held during the Annual General Meeting of the Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine (ARCCNM) in October 25, 2012 in Seoul, Korea. The Charter was amended to have individual membership, to shorten the interval of the Congresses to two years by 2023 and to one year thereafter, to separate the jobs of the President and Congress Chairman, to publish an official journal with the name of the Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOJNMB), and to locate a permanent office in Korea.
The 12th Congress was held in Yokohama, Japan from October 5 to 7, 2017. Prof. Gang Huang, Dean of the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine (ASNM), delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony as a special guest, introducing all the efforts that ASNM has made in promoting the development of Asian nuclear medicine over the past few years.
At the congress, Prof. Jun Hatazawa, President of AOFNMB, introduced the great contributions that Prof. Huang has made to the development of nuclear medicine in Asia. At the same time, he congratulated Prof. Huang on his appointment as President-elect of AOFNMB and becoming the first Chinese nuclear medicine expert to serve as the chair of a top international nuclear medicine organization.
Abstract submission deadline:
28 February 2019
Abstract acceptance notice:
12 April 2019
Online registration deadline:
18 April 2019
Dates of Congress:
9-12 May 2019
Asia Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOFNMB)
Chinese Nuclear Society of Nuclear Medicine
Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences
National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
Shanghai Nuclear Society
Nuclear Medicine Division of Shanghai Medical Association
Shanghai Association of Cardiovascular Physicians
Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital
Asia Oceania School of Nuclear Medicine
Sino-Japanese Association for Nuclear Medicine Intercommunion
East Asia Nuclear Medicine Association
Asian Society of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Shanghai Chartwell Medical Instrument Co., Ltd
Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Chapter of Chinese Medical Doctor Association
Nuclear Medicine Chapter of China Association of Medical Equipment