Welcome

On behalf of the WFNMB and Congress Organising Committee, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join with your colleagues and associates to attend the 12th Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology to be held 20-24th April 2018 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The 12th Congress of the WFNMB is a must attend quadrennial event for nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, medical imaging trainees, physicists, scientists, technologists, nurses, and the broader medical and scientific community. The Congress seeks to promote further global translation of molecular medicine incorporating the translation of basic laboratory research to clinical practice, establishment of clinical and technical standards, and the translation of molecular medical technology to developing countries for the benefit of patients worldwide.

The cutting edge, multidisciplinary scientific program will include an outstanding program of focused plenary sessions, continuing educations sessions, and large poster presentation sessions which will be both enjoyable and educational to attendees. I encourage you to plan your research for presentation as I am pleased to announce that there will be a number of travel assistance grants which will be awarded, courtesy of the Victorian Government. These grants are to assist those from developing countries to attend the meeting.

You will enjoy five days of education and networking in one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly convention centres in the world – the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MCEC) – which is situated in the heart of the city centre surrounded by hotels, dining and entertainment options, attendees can enjoy the safe and friendly city of Melbourne. Melbourne has been consistently nominated as the most liveable city in the world for five years in a row since 2011, and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city of Victoria, Australia, with a distinct atmosphere due to its multicultural population, extensive food and wine culture, and is the arts and cultural centre of Australia with a unique architectural heritage.

By attending this Congress, you will make fruitful connections, gain insight into the latest research, clinical and technical standards, imaging and treatment strategies, and bring the latest in molecular imaging and therapeutic care back to your patients.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in April 2018

Prof Andrew Scott

President WFNMB