It is my great honour to invite you to the 36th Annual EANM Congress on behalf of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. This year’s event will be held in Vienna from 9 to 13 September.
We are able to meet in person again for this edition of the EANM Congress, meaning we will enjoy the fantastic science and face-to-face interchange the occasion offers while also continuing to bolster our growth as a specialist community.
Our present is bright, and our future is even more promising. Our relevance for diagnostics and therapy continues to increase, new tools and tracers have been established, and ongoing research and innovation are consistently providing fresh solutions for validation and testing. The number of joint projects with other disciplines and societies continues to grow, with more and more communities recognising the important help that nuclear medicine can provide their patients and in answering their questions. This is the main reason for the unusual date of this year’s EANM Congress, as we wanted to avoid clashing with another major event that many of our participants and industry partners will also want to attend. We plan to return to our usual mid-October dates in 2024.
The number of visitors to the Congress continues to rise year after year, with the 2022 edition of the event welcoming an unprecedented 7000 participants. The many innovative features you discovered and liked in Barcelona last year will be present once more, including sessions specifically devoted to exchange and discussion. Please prepare your questions across the year and get ready to challenge our experts during the congress! We want to make sure that you return home with input and suggestions that allow each and every one of you to contribute to the success of our field in your daily work.
Needless to say, we should not simply sit back and enjoy our success. We must continue to provide convincing evidence of the positive impact our chosen field has in a complex world of limited resources, meaning we should constantly strive for a more efficient, accessible and sustainable nuclear medicine. This year’s scientific programme will help you deal with such issues thanks to superb material combined with multidisciplinary sessions. And as we know that fun helps foster collaboration and cooperation, and some will also be uniquely entertaining. On top of this, we hope you will provide numerous contributions and plenty of input via the abstract submission portal, which is now open. Share your work with the nuclear medicine community!
We have prepared content that will maximise opportunities for exchange and networking for all those who travel to Vienna for EANM’23. On the other hand, we still want to reach as large an audience as possible, just as virtual congresses have done, including anyone that cannot make it to Vienna for this year’s congress. For this reason, selected content will also be made available online and will remain accessible afterwards so that everyone can benefit from it in a way which fits around each individual’s schedule.
In summary, we are working to provide you all with a special, first-rate Congress tailored to your needs and wishes. Join us and savour every moment of it!
EANM Congress Chair 2023 – 2025