AONMAF Welcome Words
As the antecedent of the AOFNMB, the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine (ASNM), under the leadership of then-President Professor Huang Gang (now President of the AOFNMB), conducted surveys to the status of nuclear medicine in various regions of Asia, provided the basic facts of the current status of nuclear medicine including the Middle East throughout Asia, meanwhile also improved communication channels.
On 6th December 2014, at the Leadership Summit of Asian Regions, the regional leaders signed an MOU to guide the organization's development and celebrated the launch of its branch, to provide a platform of comprehensive postgraduate education for young scholars in the Asian region.
In 2015, ASNM held the first Asian Nuclear Medicine Forum (ANMAF) and the second Youth Publication Competition. Moreover, ANMAF has adopted as a regular annual Asian nuclear medicine meeting in the leadership meeting of AOFNMB,.changed the predominantly Japanese and Korean leadership and raised the popularity of Chinese nuclear medicine in Asia and around the world.
In 2017, the Asian Academy of Nuclear Medicine (ASNM) was officially transformed into the AOSNM at the 12th Asian Australasian Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology Congress in Yokohama. It becomes the bridge between clinical and theoretical and remedy their differences, provides the opportunity to bring the field of nuclear medicine of Asia and Oceania together. This is an arena for young and talent to spread their skills and compete against each other in nuclear medicine worldwide.
On 15th July 2021, the Asia Oceania School of Nuclear Medicine (AOSNM) was officially renewed, and I was honored to be appointed as the President of the Asia Oceania School of Nuclear Medicine.
Since this change, we are actively working on our organizational framework, aiming to create a better organizational structure. Due to the epidemic, many of our offline continuing education activities cannot be carried out, therefore we planed to launch online education activities gradually, and to improve the online education mechanism so that young people who cannot participate in offline activities could also have the opportunity to participate in training, and so to provide excellent platform of further education for young scholars in Asia and Oceania.
As the President of the Asia Oceania School of Nuclear Medicine, it is my sincere hope that my colleagues and members will work together to share the latest clinical research and technology in nuclear medicine, to nurture young blood from different regions, and to standardize and globalize the clinical and training aspects of the field of nuclear medicine.
The Asia Oceania School of Nuclear Medicine will provide more opportunities to collaborate with different international nuclear medicine organizations. The Asia Oceania School of Nuclear Medicine is still relatively young, we will face significant opportunities and challenges. As the new President of AOSNM, I am so excited to work with my colleagues and to support collaboration and learning between colleagues across the region. As an international organization, we hope to work closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Society of Nuclear Medicine, the American Society of Nuclear Medicine, the European Society of Nuclear Medicine, and other international authorities in the future to develop nuclear medicine globally and benefit our patients. With tremendous efforts from AOSNM and our colleagues, we will have a brilliant tomorrow.
- Professor Wang HuiPresident of AOSNM